Music notes: Lil’ Kim, Travis Scott, Chris Brown and more


While Ludacris received his Walk of Fame star, Lil’ Kim took his place on Janet Jackson‘s Together Again tour. During her performance, she paid homage to the late Michael Jackson, dancing to his song “Smooth Criminal.”

Travis Scott was spotted outside a Hollywood studio Thursday, and alongside him was his bodyguard, holding a briefcase with the word “utopia” on it. TMZ reports his first album in four years was actually in the bag.

Chris Brown wants fans to know he’s been “locked in the studio” preparing a not-yet-titled album. He’s ditching the 20-40 album track list and will include “just the right amount of magic to digest.” He also has a song coming out this summer.

Kodak Black shared the track list for his new album, Pistols & Pearls, out May 26. “THANX to EVERYONE THATS BEEN ON THIS JOURNEY WITH ME LUVIN & THUGGIN! I COULDNT FIND PEACE WITHOUT ALL THE VIOLENCE @atlanticrecords,” he wrote alongside the announcement. “It’s Been Well !!! Nothing But Gratitude & The Utmost Respect.”

Flavor Flav stood in solidarity with those on the picket line for the writers strike. “[I’m] glad to be here, glad to support. I got ya’ll back,” he said in a clip captured by TMZ. He reportedly brought the protesters pizza, burgers and water.

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