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Woman arrested after trying to sneak on plane to see Jay-Z

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A Chicago woman was arrested after she attempted to illegally board an airplane to meet Jay-Z in Los Angeles. 

The Chicago Tribune reports Yaazmina Payton informed authorities that she evaded security checkpoints at O’Hare International Airport and boarded an LA-bound American Airlines Flight because she wanted to meet the rapper.

Someone saw the 23-year-old sneaking under a series of ropes at a boarding door near a ticket gate and alerted a ticket agent. After being unable to produce a ticket or boarding pass, Payton was taken into custody and charged with felony criminal trespass. 

Once arrested, Payton reportedly offered to show authorities how she got past security.  She also then admitted that she wanted to get on the plane to meet Jay-Z.

Judge, John F. Lyke Jr ordered that Payton be released on $500 bail. He also approved an order by the prosecution to have her banned from O’Hare International Airport.

An attorney for Payton claimed that she has post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder. The full investigation into how she managed to evade security is underway and could potentially take up to 90 days to complete

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LeBron James breaks NBA all-time scoring record

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LeBron James has become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 39-year-old record. (more…)

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Snoop Dogg has yet to win a Grammy despite being nominated 20 times

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After 20 nominations, Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg, has yet to win his first Grammy award. (more…)

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Photos from Grammys 2023: Red Carpet Fashion

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The Grammy Awards red carpet is known for more risqué fashion than some of its silver screen counterparts, and the music industry’s biggest names delivered again on Sunday evening. (more…)

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Viola Davis reaches EGOT status with a Grammy win

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Viola Davis has earned the rare and coveted EGOT status — becoming the third Black woman in history to achieve the honor. (more…)

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British artists triumph at 2023 Grammy Awards

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Billed as “music’s biggest night”, the Grammys are the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Sunday’s show was attended by Adele, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z Shania Twain and Stevie Wonder, with performances from Lizzo, Steve Lacy and Brandi Carlile.

British artists had a good night, with indie duo Wet Leg winning two prizes, including best alternative album; and Sam Smith receiving best pop duo/group performance for Unholy, a duet with Kim Petras.

Smith’s prize was their first Grammy since 2015, when they won four trophies, including best new artist.

However, the singer let Petras take the microphone to mark another historical achievement.

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“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” said the German-born singer.

She went on to thank the late, transgender pop artist Sophie for “kicking these doors open”, and Madonna “for fighting for LGBTQ rights”, before dedicating the award to her mother.

“I grew up next to nowhere in Germany and my mother believed me, that I was a girl,” she said, as Smith looked on with pride. “I wouldn’t be here without her and her support.”

The duo later gave a sultry, BDSM-inspired performance of their ode to infidelity, introduced by Madonna.

“If they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative, or dangerous you’re definitely onto something,” said the star.

Adele also won best pop vocal performance for Easy On Me, dedicating the prize to her son Angelo. This was her 18 Grammy award.

The singer told the audience she had written the first verse “in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life”, by divorcing her then-husband, Simon Konecki.

She added: “I love a piano ballad winning any kind of award because it’s very old school and very brave.”

This year, Harry Styles took the crown, with Grammy voters recognising the slick, radio-friendly pop of his third record Harry’s House.

In his speech, the British star downplayed the importance of the prize.

“On nights like tonight, it’s obviously so important for us to remember that there is no such thing as best in music,” said the singer.

“I don’t think any of us sit in the studio, making decisions based on what is going to get us one of these.”

However, he was visibly moved by the honour, adding: “This doesn’t happen to people like me very often, and this is so, so nice.”

Earlier in the night, the star also won best pop album – receiving his award with a kiss from Jennifer Lopez.

“This album from start to finish has been the greatest experience of my life,” he said. “From making it with two of my best friends to playing for people has been the greatest joy I could have asked for.”

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Beyonce sets new record at Grammy Awards as first artist to win 32 nods

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Pop superstar Beyonce has broken the record for most career wins at the Grammy Awards. (more…)

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