Halsey Is Bloody And Brawling In Her Tenacious ‘Nightmare’ Video

Welcome to Halsey‘s nightmare.

The “Without Me” hitmaker has kicked off what appears to be a new era with the release of the punky single “Nightmare” and its bloody, brawling, and fire-filled video. In it, Halsey’s angry but emboldened as she spits dauntless declarations like “I’m no sweet dream but I’m a hell of a night” and “No, I won’t smile but I’ll show you my teeth.” That’s exactly what she does in the clip, which co-stars Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, and a cluster of uniformed schoolchildren as members of her badass girl gang.

This one’s more in line with Halsey’s hard-hitting Yungblud and Travis Barker collab “11 Minutes” than, say, “Bad At Love,” and it’s a thrilling taste of what her third album could sound like.

“Nightmare” arrived on Thursday night (May 16), just a week after she announced the single during an intimate show in New York City. A couple weeks prior, the 24-year-old wiped her Instagram feed — the universal sign that a pop star is about to begin a new era — and subsequently teased the song with fan-friendly lyric scavenger hunts and more IG posts.

It’s unclear if “Nightmare” will be another standalone single like “Without Me” or if it’ll proceed a new project, but all signs point to the latter. If so, it may be her biggest album to date — it’s been two years since her last LP, 2017’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, and since then, she’s only seen her star power rise, thanks to her first No. 1 single, “Without Me,” and her Top 10 hit with BTS, “Boy With Luv.” In short, it’s been anything but a nightmare.

Everything We Know About Taylor Swift’s Mysterious Seventh Album

Swift’s lead singles tend to be red herrings that offer little insight into the album to come (see: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Shake It Off,” and “Look What You Made Me Do”). Swift admitted in her Entertainment Weekly cover story, “A lot of the time I’ll pick a first single because I like the feeling it conveys, knowing that there’s a lot more on the album that’s very different from that first single.”

Expect “ME!”, released in April, to be a similar deflection for a project that’ll cover the “emotional spectrum,” as she told the mag. “I definitely don’t wanna have too much of one thing. You get some joyful songs and you get the bops, as they say… [and also] “really, really, really, really sad songs.”

The deeper stuff, then, will come later, as with Swift’s previous eras. She puts the “WANEGBT”‘s out first, and saves the “All Too Well”‘s for the album.

ASAP Ferg and ASAP Rocky Bring Cute Dogs To A Rave In ‘Pups’ Video

A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky have the type of brotherly chemistry that most rappers could only dream of. So it makes sense that the two rappers would love to showcase their tightness on their new collaboration, “Pups.” In the video, which takes place at a wild, rave-like concert, there are actually puppies there. So whether you come for the rapping or the adorable animals, you’ll be satisfied either way.

The video starts off with adorable pups, large and small. Try not to smile too much; the ferocity starts immediately afterward. For nearly three minutes, the two rappers trade bars and verses with a verbal high five every few seconds for a masterfully intricate collaborative effort. Rocky starts things off with “Get at me,” leading on with a tight string of words that Ferg picks up with his own “Get at me.” The beat and surrounding crowd are ravenous and it’s all that the two-man combo need to crank up the energy. The crowd itself is a character, filled with a diverse cast of people all moving frantically. It’s a chaotic scene that matches the berserk song which feels somewhat nostalgic. It’s clear that that frantic energy of Ferg’s 2017 hit “Plain Jane” has stuck around and manifested itself as something new.

A$AP Ferg revealed to MTV News last month, ahead of his set at Pharrell‘s Something In The Water festival, that in addition to “Pups” he has “a lot of music about to come out.” His last full-length release was the Still Striving mixtape in 2017.

Watch the video for “Pups” up above and ogle some adorable dogs.

Lizzo, Martin Garrix, Macklemore, And Patrick Stump Will Perform At The 2019 MTV TV & Movie Awards

The 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards are still a month away, but the party has already started. In addition to the full list of nominees (announced earlier this week), we officially have a host in Shazam!‘s Zachary Levi. But no party — or awards show for that matter — is complete without a soundtrack.

This year, the MTV Movie & TV Awards are bringing the heat: Lizzo will perform along with Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.

Lizzo, this month’s MTV PUSH artist, is having quite the 2019. In addition to releasing her new album, Cuz I Love You, in April, the singer/rapper/flute-playing diva just popped up on a summery collab track with Charli XCX. It’s a great time to be Lizzo — it’s an even better time to tune in to find out what she’ll do onstage.

Superstar Dutch DJ Garrix recently teamed up with Macklemore and Stump for the slippery, funky anthem “Summer Days,” and the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards stage will be the first place the trio ever assemble to perform it. You won’t want to miss this debut.

This year’s crop of nominees is a field full of faves. Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG lead the nominations with four each, but that’s only the beginning. (See the full list right here.)

Wanna support your faves? Then you better get voting at vote.mtv.com and by direct messaging @MTVAwards on Twitter and Facebook Messenger. Don’t forget to tune into MTV Movie & TV Awards on Monday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Megan Thee Stallion Keeps It All The Way One Hundred On ‘Realer’

Megan Thee Stallion season is upon us, and with it, there’s a dangerous fever going around. That sickness, of course, is her new project, Fever, set to come out tomorrow (May 17). But on the eve of the body of work’s release, Megan has decided to graciously gift us, her adoring and obsessed fans, with “Realer.” It’s the kind of wretched, hard-hitting anthem that’s the exact opposite of “Big Ole Freak” and is an indicator that Fever is going to be all over the place. We can’t wait to get sick.

Megan Thee Stallion’s latest is a simple, straightforward, romp through trap Candyland. The beat couldn’t be more venomous. Giant, alien trap drums boom and crash with such ferocity that it’ll throw your equilibrium off. It sounds enormous, but Megan manages to carve her way through the dense shrubbery, forging her own path in this wasteland. Her voice is loud and shrill and she booms out the kind of boss talk that would make Don Corleone bow to her every whim. It’s a tight and precise piece of the pie that is Fever. 

Earlier this week, Megan Thee Stallion shared the tracklist and cover art for Fever. Its blaxploitation-like aesthetic draws to mind the work of actress Pam Grier in the 1970s and the steamy cover hints at an epic project. It will feature the previously released “Sex Talk” as well as features from DaBaby and Juicy J.

Listen to “Realer” up above.

BTS Pay Tribute To Legendary Beatles Performance In Colbert Debut

BTS, fresh off of blazing the SummerStage at Good Morning America yesterday, made their debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night. They were the musical guests and their performance of the magnetic “Boy With Luv” came with a unique twist that paid homage to the Beatles. Their debut was a magical moment, with any snapshots absolutely necessary to be framed and hung on walls. The Beatles are looking down, smiling and proud.

BTS wore matching black slim suits for their performance of “Boy With Luv” in homage to the Beatles legendary performances on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. Host Stephen Colbert slicked his hair back and gave the best Sullivan-like introduction humanly possible, also shooting the entire moment in black and white. The group took the stage with its magician-like choreography and belted the pop number in a timeless manner. This will age like wine as the Beatles performance did. In another forty-five years, a band dressed similar to BTS will pay their own homage.

“Boy With Luv” is BTS’ collaboration with Halsey that appears on their recently released album Map Of The Soul: Persona. They performed the number together with her for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month. Last month, they made their debut on SNL

Take a look at this honorable performance of “Boy With Luv” up above.

Ariana Grande Adds One Of Her Most Personal Songs To The Sweetener Tour Setlist: Watch

With over 20 shows done and dusted, you might’ve thought the Sweetener World Tour setlist was set in stone — but Ariana Grande had a surprise up her sleeve.

When the tour rolled through Phoenix on Tuesday night (May 14), fans were awed to see that the “7 rings” chart-topper removed “goodnight n go” from her setlist. In its place, she sang another Sweetener standout, “get well soon,” the brave vocal and emotional showstopper that closes out the album. Like she did with “goodnight n go,” Ari belted the ballad underneath her most breathtaking piece of set design: an enormous, twinkling full moon.

Earlier that afternoon, Grande teased her setlist switch-up by posting an iTunes screenshot of “get well soon” on her Instagram Story. She wrote in tiny letters, “she’s in,” along with a black heart.

As for why Grande made the swap, it could be because “goodnight n go” proved a difficult song for her to sing — fans at multiple tour stops noted that she often teared up while performing it. Even so, “get well soon” is another deeply sentimental track for Grande. The Sweetener finale runs five minutes and 22 seconds, as a way of honoring the victims of the Manchester attack on May 22, 2017. In a Beats 1 interview with Ebro last year, Grande opened up about the song, describing it as a “musical hug” to everyone going through a tough time.

“It’s just about being there for each other and helping each other through scary times and anxiety,” she explained, wiping away tears. “There’s just some dark shit out there, man. We just have to be there for each other as much as we can. … It’s also about personal demons and anxiety and more intimate tragedies as well. Mental health is so important.”

Grande had previously said that “get well soon” didn’t make the tour’s initial setlist because it “just didn’t work in the show” and because she felt it was better suited to the Sweetener Sessions she did following the release of the album. (She did, indeed, perform “get well soon” during those shows.) But it sounds like Ari’s now changed her tune, and most fans are thrilled about it. See some of their reactions below.

Schoolboy Q’s ‘Floating’ Video Does The Impossible — And Gets A Camera Drunk

Schoolboy Q is one of rap’s most imaginative minds when it comes to music video concepts, but you knew that already. Just look at the sheer wittiness of the visual for “Numb Numb Juice” and you’ll be, well, numb. “Floating” is his latest creative masterpiece and it’s kind of hard to explain. It’s manic, that’s the word. Manic. Fast and furious like the franchise, and, unapologetically Q. If you get dizzy, however, this might be something to consider before watching it.

The star is “Floating” isn’t Schoolboy Q or 21 Savage (who actually isn’t in the video). It’s the camera. The constantly changing, vibrating, and withering camera. The video looks like parts of it are shot in real-life stop-motion as if characters are being cut out of scenes and placed into manipulated backdrops around Los Angeles. Save for a bouncing car that gets its own scene, endlessly going up and down, up, down, up. Then the camera wooshes to the next and never stops throughout the video. Whether it’s showing Schoolboy Q with a blank face inside of a night club, or a person getting shaken upside down on a tall building’s background, the camera constantly moves as if it’s afraid of what it’s seeing. There’s nothing like it out to compare it to. You’ll just have to see it for yourself.

“Floating” appears on Schoolboy Q’s recently released album Crash Talk that dropped on April 26. The LP features the previously released singles “Numb Numb Juice,” “Crash,” and “Chopstix” which features Travis Scott.

Watch the one-of-a-kind video up above.

Selena Gomez Cautions Against Spending Too Much Time On Social Media

Selena Gomez is one of the most-followed celebrities on the internet, but she just put social media on blast.

Speaking out during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, Gomez took a moment during a press conference to air her grievances with what the descent of social media has done to the youth of today – herself included.

“I think our world is going through a lot,” said Gomez. “I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. They are not aware of the news. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”

The thoughts Gomez shared on social media are obviously referring to the “fake news” phenomenon that’s swept up users across Facebook, Twitter, and just about every other online community you can think of. It’s something that even the platforms themselves are quickly working to combat – people being misinformed and consuming incorrect informational an alarming rate.

The singer has over 150 million followers on Instagram and around 57 million on Twitter. Still, despite her enormous platforms, she’s very quiet when it comes to sharing posts on any of her accounts. As it turns out, that’s on purpose. She believes it’s “pretty impossible” to make social media “safe,” and as such she’s careful with the content she uploads.

“I’m grateful I have the platform,” she clarified. “I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it. It just scares me. I’ll see these young girls at meet and greets. They are devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice. It can be great in moments. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it.”

She’s absolutely purposeful – in fact, if you look at her Twitter account, her most recent tweet is actually a link to Taylor Swift’s new single “ME!,” along with words of encouragement: “So proud @taylorswift13,” Gomez wrote.

It’s interesting to see inside Selena’s head like this, and it’s great she’s using her influence to spread words of caution like this to her young fanbase as well as those who might need to hear that social media can be dangerous. We stan a responsible queen, TBH. Now let’s hear more of those opinions, Selena!

BTS Brought Songs Of Ice And ‘Fire’ To Good Morning America

BTS fans have been camping out for days near Central Park in New York City to watch the Korean boyband perform on Good Morning America. It’s a special kind of commitment, a microcosm of the larger fanbase that supports “the boys” — as ARMY affectionately call them.

And those fans were as much a part of BTS’ performances of “Boy With Luv” and “Fire” this morning (May 15) on GMA‘s SummerStage, bringing hot chaos to the synchronized moment. The band and the fans themselves can finally rest. Well, at least until they take the stage this weekend at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

Watching a BTS performance is like watching ice skaters match each other’s movements tit for tat, each leg, arm, and body swing contrasting with its equal and opposite. Their performance of “Boy With Luv” found a rhythm in its funk that the band members followed, silkily bouncing their shoulders as they sang the number — sans Halsey, who is featured on the track. They later performed their older hit “Fire” with an explosive dance routine to compliment “Boy With Luv”‘s svelte one. Throughout the two-song experience, the crowd’s deafening roars and passionate screams grew louder and louder.

At the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month, BTS performed “Boy With Luv” with Halsey, marking their first time playing the Top 10 record together. The band’s latest album Map of the Soul: Persona came out in April and topped the Billboard 200 chart.

Take a look at the enchanting performances that had the crowd going nuts up above.