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Logic Video Actor Says “No One Was Trying to Lie,” But a Brooklyn Nonprofit Feels Tricked

A dispute over a 2016 music video shoot has landed "1-800-273-8255" rapper Logic in an unlikely beef with a historic ship in Brooklyn, and offered…
Anna Gaca / January 31, 2018

TMZ: Two Russell Simmons Rape Accusers Have Filed Police Reports

Two women who accuse Russell Simmons of rape have filed reports with the NYPD, TMZ reports. Since November, at least 12 women have accused the entertainment mogul of sexual…
Anna Gaca / January 9, 2018

Russell Simmons Says He Is Stepping Down From His Businesses Following Second Sexual Assault Accusation

Def Jam co-founder and entertainment mogul Russell Simmons says he is stepping down from his companies following a second accusation of sexual assault. In a letter published…
Anna Gaca / November 30, 2017

Russell Simmons Is Going to Give Musical Theater a Shot

Def Jam founder Russell Simmons is setting his sights on live theater. Simmons and the Universal Music Group are teaming up for The Scenario, a show…
Brian Josephs / February 6, 2017

Report: Def Jam Released Frank Ocean From His Contract Early

Last month, Frank Ocean released two new albums back to back: Endless and Blonde. Blonde was the standalone portion of the project, and since Endless was only available…
Anna Gaca / September 17, 2016

Universal Reportedly Considering Def Jam Biopic With Michael B. Jordan, Jonah Hill

Following the runaway success of N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, Universal is reportedly looking to cash in on the hip-hop biopic formula again with a…
Colin Joyce / September 16, 2015

The Inquisition: Nas

You gotta give Nas points for trying. After a year in which he caught flak from Bill O'Reilly for participating in a benefit, saw his…
Chris Ryan / June 20, 2008