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Kanye West adds second '808s & Heartbreak' show at Hollywood Bowl

A few days after would-be President Kanye West announced he was dipping into his back catalog to perform his 2008 album “808s & Heartbreak” at the Hollywood Bowl, the rapper-provocateur has added a second show. In addition to the Sept. 25 set, West will do it again the next night.

The second show was added “due to overwhelming demand,” which is an understatement.

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'Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz': A wrecking ball in need of a target

Here, in a nutshell, is the implicit marketing push behind “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz”: With 23 songs full of F-bombs, strange sounds and enthusiastic references to weed, this album is totally crazy — and what makes it even crazier is that it’s by Miley Cyrus, the former Disney Channel star.

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Tyler, the Creator denied entry into Britain after 'unacceptable behaviours'

Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator was denied entry into Britain last week while traveling to perform at a series of music festivals.

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MTV VMAs: Justin Bieber and Tori Kelly earn boosts on Spotify and social media

In the social media era, awards are in the eye of the beholder, meaning that the ultimate winners from shows such as Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards aren’t limited to the ones who left the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles toting statuettes.

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MTV VMAs: Seven presidential moments in Kanye West's first stump speech

When Kanye West stood on stage Sunday night during the MTV VMAs to accept the Video Vanguard Award, few doubted he’d have something to say. This is a man, after all, who first gained national attention nearly a decade ago when, in an unscripted moment during a Hurricane Katrina telethon, he declared that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” 

The rapper didn’t disappoint. On the contrary.

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MTV VMAs: The highlights of the night, told in tweets