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Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ Is Getting A Pop-up Museum

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Get your Insta ready

Looks like Ariana Grande's Sweetener is officially considered a work of art. Spotify is creating an immersive pop-up exhibit inspired by the singer's latest studio album.

Spotify teased the event, called "Sweetener: The Experience," via social media: "Come explore the world of the album, track by track." Upon seeing the announcement, fans immediately went to the pop star for confirmation, which she gave without hesitation. 

The same teaser later appeared on a website, along with news that the event will be free to all but that admission is not guaranteed. It'll take place this weekend, September 29 and 30, in New York City. It looks like the initial times may be sold out, but Spotify notes that additional tickets may become available so check back in. 

The singer did not reveal any more details about the exhibit, but confirmed to one fan that it would have "a room for each song."

Think about all the possibilities! Dance around in some indoor rain for "Raindrops?" A shrine to fiancé Pete Davidson's BDE for his namesake song? I'm so ready to find out. 





Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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