Lady Gaga Reassures Us That She's Friends With Katy Perry

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Following the release of text messages between Gaga and Kesha that called Perry "mean"

Lady Gaga reassures us that she and Katy Perry are friends after text messages relating to the long-standing legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke were released.

Newly released court documents revealed text message exchanges between Gaga and Kesha, which reference Kesha's accusation that Perry was also raped by the music producer. "Was crying a lot today and needed my mom," Kesha wrote, according to Us Weekly. "I'm really upset with Katy Perry. She could bring this whole thing to a head but she won't." Perry denied that the music producer sexually assaulted her in a July 2017 deposition that was made public this summer.

"She is probably really afraid to lose everything," Gaga then texted Kesha. "U are really strong standing up to him, she's not as strong as u yet." Kesha, in agreement, wrote that she needs to find sympathy and empathy, but that Perry is "so mean." To which Gaga responded: "Do u want me to see if I can talk to her. I know she's mean… She makes me angry about shit I just try to have empathy for her."

Gaga took to Twitter following the release of the messages to make clear that there's no bad blood between her and Perry. "@katyperry & I have grown up in the industry together," she writes. "We've gone through both celebrations & differences w/ each other. These are old texts. We've matured, gotten over the past, love each other & share deep respect. Katy is my friend and is truly a kind soul. End of story."

Perry retweeted Gaga's message a couple of minutes later, adding: "Love you too friend… Onward and upward."

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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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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.