Is This Fyre Festival 2.0?

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We’re getting déjà vu

Move over Fyre Festival, there's a new shady music festival on the block.

A new festival by the name of XO Festival was supposed to take place this weekend in Antioch, California, with tickets for the three-day fest ranging from $375 to $2,495. However, on Wednesday, the festival was suddenly canceled by the Contra Costa Event Park due to "the promoters’ lack of fulfilling contractual obligations." While XO initially promised an impressive lineup featuring some of rap's most influential (and Vanilla Ice), according to Rolling Stone, several acts dropped out due to concerns regarding incomplete or missing payments, as well as suspicions that it was all a farce—especially after it was revealed that promoter Sami Habib had previously been arrested for a luxury real estate scam. 

According to Rolling Stonesuspicions first arose after the festival had to change its name over an infringement claim. The publication also soon found out that Ludacris, one of the headliners, was actually slated to perform at another festival the same weekend. Not only that, but despite being listed as a festival sponsor of its website, Sirius XM denied any involvement with XO to Rolling Stone. Talk about brazen.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, XO confirmed the cancellation but blamed it on "negative media reports targeting us" and subsequent low ticket sales. However, in true scammer fashion, as of yesterday, XO's Instagram account was back at it, claiming that “regardless of all the fake media, we are still planning our festival.” 

Read the entire report over at Rolling Stone.

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.



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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]