Dionne Warwick on her Twitter fame, tour plans and collaborating with artists like Chance the Rapper
The legendary singer tells Wesley Lowery her niece pushed her onto the social media platform, where her tweets have become a sensation. See Lowery's profile of Warwick on 60 Minutes Plus, streaming now on Paramount Plus.cbsnews.com
Chance the Rapper says Chicago singer Jeremih is being released from the hospital
When news broke on Nov. 14, Chance the Rapper, among other musicians, took to social media to ask for his fans’ support, writing: “Please if you can, take a second to pray for my friend Jeremih. He is like a brother to me, and he’s ill right now. I believe in the healing power of Jesus, so if you can for me, please please say a prayer over him.”chicagotribune.com
Police: Robbery looks unlikely as motive in rapper killing
In this undated photo provided by Republic Records is Pop Smoke. "We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke," Republic Records said in a statement. An autopsy was planned after Pop Smoke was declared dead at a hospital. Chance the Rapper, 50 Cent, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with Pop Smoke, were among those paying tribute on social media. “Young tycoon gone2soon had a blast wit ya,” Snoop Dogg posted, along with a video of himself and Pop Smoke on stage together.
Chance the Rapper advocates for Chicago teachers
(CNN) - Chance the Rapper donned a red Chicago Teachers Union sweatshirt while hosting "Saturday Night Live" in a show of support to the teachers who have been on strike. Chicago teachers have been on strike since October 17 demanding more support staff, higher raises and limits to class size. Chicago Public Schools is the third biggest school district in the country. Michelle Gunderson, a public school teacher and trustee for the teacher's union, tweeted during SNL that the bargaining team was working but took a break to watch the rapper. Several SNL cast members were seen at the end of the show wearing Chicago Teachers Union T-shirts.
Chance the Rapper postpones tour to raise family
CHICAGO - Chance the Rapper is pushing back his tour until next year. But, before you freak out, he has a really, really good reason: his family. The rapper became a father to another baby girl, Marli, just last week, in a revelation posted on Instagram by his wife Kirsten Bennett. Chance's "The Big Day" tour was scheduled to kick off September 14 in San Francisco, hitting 34 cities. Now, the tour will kick off January 15, though the Chicago show and his festival commitments are still on.
Kanye West brings Sunday Service to his hometown of Chicago
Jerritt Clark/Getty Images via CNN(CNN) - Kanye West decided to grace his hometown of Chicago with Sunday Service this weekend. The rapper held his signature hip-hop and gospel pop-up event on Chicago's Northerly Island for a crowd of eager fans. For those who missed it, you can watch a replay of the Chicago event on the Sunday Service website. For the unacquainted, West has been taking Sunday Service on the road in performances across the country. Chicago's Sunday Service comes just weeks ahead of an anticipated new album from West.
'Chance the Snapper' Finds New Home in Florida
"Chance the Snapper," the alligator that hid out in a Chicago park and evaded authorities for a week, has found his new home in Florida. "We are doing everything we can to make Chance the Snapper feel at home. "Chance the Snapper" evaded capture for days before a wrangler from Florida was called in to finish the job. Frank Robb said that "Chance" was the first gator he ever caught outside of Florida, and it was his first time to Chicago, Illinois. RELATED STORIESMeet Chance the Snapper, Chicago's Beloved AlligatorFamily Finds Baby Alligator in Their Garage After Louisiana FloodMeet Wally the Emotional Support Alligator Who Loves Being Kissed and Hugged
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival
Malia Obama rocks out at Lollapalooza music festival After turning 16 last month, the president's oldest daughter made new friends at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago. Accompanied by the Secret Service, Malia stayed through Chance the Rapper's finale. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com