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Cardi B Speaks Out After Security Threat Forces Her to Cancel Concert. Cardi B is breaking her silence. On Tuesday evening, the "Press" rapper took to Instagram to share the sad news that she would be canceling her concert in Indiana. But for a good reason. "Dear Indiana I just want to let you know I was in the venue today. I rehearsed and started doing glam," she began her Instagram caption, alongside a video clip of her rehearsing. "Due to a security threat that is under investigation the show was canceled. My safety and your safety first." However, fans of the 26-year-old rapper can rest assured that she will be back on stage and rescheduling her concert. She stated in her social media post, "I want to thank the promoters we have already rescheduled the show. I'm so sorry guys I never dealt with a situation like this before and I'm not taking any chances." The show has been rescheduled for September 11. The "Money" singer closed her statement with a heartfelt message: "I love you guys." The Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the venue, later released a statement of its own. "Due to a security threat and safety concerns at this evening's show, management has advised that this show be postponed," read the tweet. "These threats are currently under investigation." In recent weeks, the Bronx native has been traveling and doing shows all over. Just last Friday, Cardi was in Nebraska for a concert. She took to Instagram Stories that night to share the exciting news that her 1-year-old daughter, Kulture, hit a milestone: she took her first two steps. Sadly, she wasn't there to see it. "So, I'm doing a meet and greet, right? And Hennessy calls me with Kulture, and I'm like, 'I'm doing a meet and greet right now, I'ma call you guys right back,'" Cardi began her video clip. "Then Offset calls me and I'm like, 'I'm doing a meet and greet babe, call Hennessey, though she's with Kulture.'" She continued, "And he calls her... How he witnessed my baby's first two steps. He always witnesses the good s--t!" Before signing off for the night, she added, "My baby starting to walk already. I can't take it. I can't take it." In the last hour, it looked like the 26-year-old star was reunited with her baby girl. "I missed you," she told her little nugget on Instagram Stories. All in all, it's good to see Cardi and her fans are safe and sound! (Eonline)

The Highwomen Debut 'Redesigning Women' and 'Crowded Table' on 'Fallon'. The Highwomen made their late night TV debut Tuesday night, and they didn't disappoint. The folk-country group, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires, dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Redesigning Women" and "Crowded Table." The mini-set comes just weeks after the country supergroup released the female empowerment debut "Redesigning Women." Both songs are lifted from their self-titled debut album, produced by Dave Cobb and due out Sept. 6. (Billboard)

John Legend and James Corden's Epic Summer Bop Vs. Summer Ballad Riff-Off. Here's the thing: James Corden knows that summer is for the bops, not the slow jams. "Whenever I turn the radio on now all I'm getting are slow, boring ballads," the Late Late Show host lamented on Tuesday night (July 30). "Are you experiencing this? I want to roll down the windows, I want to jam out. No one wants to hear some guy on a guitar crying about his girlfriend in the middle of the summer. It just feels wrong. Seriously, who would want to listen to a ballad when you could listen to a great summer bop? They're so boring." John Legend begged to differ. The sensual crooner interrupted Corden's anti-ballad screed to let him know that he felt "attacked" and that, for him, "summer's a time to slow things down." That, of course, meant it was time to fire up The Filharmonic for one of the show's legendary riff-offs. Corden threw down first with a zip through the Jonas Brothers' "Sucker," with Legend parrying with All-4-One's silky sizzler "I Swear." Round two found Corden pledging "no more Mr. Nice Guy" before slashing through Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," as Legend sought clarification on a lyric. "Did you just say you're gonna seduce my dad?" he wondered. "Yeah, I'm a dad guy," Corden shot back, awkwardly. "My father's a happily married man, that's messed up!" Legend pleaded. Legend then stacked the deck with a slam dunk run through a song everyone could sing along to that didn't involve seducing his pops: his hit weeper "All of Me." Corden had to admit defeat. "Fine, you win. Maybe it's not about ballads, maybe it's not about bops," a weepy Corden admitted. "Maybe I'm just not good enough to sing either one of those. Fine, fine, you win... you promised that you liked my perfect imperfections." Legend consoled him with the thought that "maybe there's a world where the song of the summer is a ballad... We could combine the bop and the ballad." (Billboard)

Machine Gun Kelly wants to send a message to Sweden about the way it's treating A$AP Rocky by hitting the country where it hurts -- candy sales, baby. The "I Think I'm OKAY" rapper seems pretty frickin' far from okay with what's happening with Rocky, whose trial for assault started Tuesday after his nearly month-long ordeal sitting in a Swedish jail. MGK tells us it's messed up and Rocky should be freed, and he's willing to start a boycott of Swedish products and companies until it happens. In fact, he officially declares that nation's famous chewy, red, fish-shaped candy canceled until A$AP's released ... but there's another company based in Sweden he's not so bold to boycott. By the way, sorry to break the news to MGK -- and our photog, for that matter -- but Swedish Fish aren't even made in Sweden anymore. The candy's owned by Cadbury and manufactured in Canada. It's the thought that counts. (TMZ)

Producer of Original 1969 Woodstock Calls it a Lesson in Community. A producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival says he's come to appreciate how a community can be born of difficulty. Joel Rosenman said Tuesday (July 30) he was so immersed in pulling off the massive event he didn't realize people "were having the time of their life" despite a myriad of uncomfortable problems at the rural New York location. Among the newspaper headlines that added to the pressure: "Hippies mired in sea of mud." While concertgoers reveled in the music of artists including Jimi Hendrix and The Who, concertgoers also banded together to cope with food shortages, rain and more, said Rosenman. He helped conceive the concert that drew some 500,000 people. Screening filmmaker Barack Goodman's new PBS documentary about it gave him new insight into its message that reverberates today, Rosenman said. "Adversity itself is not what gets in the way of community. In fact, from Barack's film I saw clearly that adversity can create a community," Rosenman told a TV critics meeting Tuesday. The program, Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation, will air Aug. 6 as part of PBS' American Experience series. With the concert's mind-boggling lineup of performers well-documented in other projects, Goodman said it wasn't the music he wanted to focus on. It was instead how Woodstock crystalized the meaning of the counterculture, which had been seen as vague and open to caricature, he said. "What happened at Woodstock underscored there was a reality to" the burgeoning movement and brought out its virtues as detailed by Rosenman, Goodman said. Rosenman said he isn't involved in a planned 50th anniversary concert, other than licensing the use of the Woodstock name. He declined to comment on the troubled event's cascading setbacks, which include trouble finding a venue and losing headliner artists Jay-Z and John Fogerty, as well as recently departed performers The Raconteurs and Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company The Black Keys, Carlos Santana and the Lumineers. (Billboard)

Chuck D is suing his record label ... claiming they stole over a million dollars in commissions, as well as a substantial portion of his music publishing catalog. In the lawsuit -- obtained by TMZ -- the Public Enemy MC says after he signed with Reach Global Music and Terrordome Music Publishing in 2001, they took advantage of his lack of business acumen and screwed him out of tons of cash and the rights to his songs. In the docs, Chuck D claims the record label's created a complex master plan to hide money from him ... including what he says were hidden transactions, false and fraudulent copyright registrations and accounting tricks. According to the suit, Chuck D says he only became aware of the scheme against him in February, when he finally got his hands on some of the documents that he claims were used to defraud him. Chuck D claims he's lost a 42% stake in his music catalog, as it existed in 2012, forever. Chuck D is going after the labels for damages in excess of $1 mil ... and he wants full ownership of his songs. (TMZ)


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