MUSIC NEWS// Azealia Banks Quits Hip Hop & Usher, 2 Chainz Set To Perform at BET Awards 2012Published by Blair Bedford on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 9:27 am.
1. Usher, 2 Chainz, Big Sean to Perform at BET Awards 2012
The biggest night in music just got bigger now that Grammy Award-winning Usher and two of hip hop’s newest stars- 2 Chainz and Big Sean have been added to the list of performers who will touch the stage at the BET Awards 2012.
Usher returns to the stage for the first time since 2010 when he performed his love ballad “There Goes My Baby” off the Raymond vs. Raymond album. Backed by a full orchestra, Usher dazzled the audience then and is prepared to deliver an repeat performance now. [MORE]
2. Azealia Banks Quits Hip Hop
Azealia Banks is calling it quits — from hip hop. After fitful beginnings to her career as an emcee, the buzzworthy artist from Harlem says she wishes to disassociate herself from the rap game and from now on wants to be known as a “vocalist.” Banks, who recently parted ways with manager Troy Carter, also quit Twitter, deleting her account over the weekend after a series of tweets in which she elaborated on the career 180. [MORE]