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Down With Confederate Monument, Up With Missy Elliott Statue?

If 25K petitioners have their way, yes

(Newser) - The more than 25,000 people who've signed a viral online petition so far don't just want a Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia, removed—they want it replaced with a monument to Missy Elliott. The idea isn't as random as it might seem; the iconic rapper hails... More »

Michelle Obama Spits Rhymes in Carpool Karaoke

Obama, aka 'Renaissance,' can belt out a tune

(Newser) - It's been almost eight years since Michelle Obama was able to sit in a passenger seat and sing along to the radio, so it's a good thing James Corden stopped by the White House recently. In the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke, Corden drives Obama repeatedly around the... More »

Missy Elliott Is Back, in a Big Way

The Internet is freaking out

(Newser) - Missy Elliott has been out of the limelight since 2005, when she released her sixth studio album. But the rapper dropped a music video Thursday morning, and the Internet is freaking out. E! notes that it's her first video in seven years and her first single in three. Elliott... More »

Best Videos of the Decade

Music industry may be changing, but the format is alive and well

(Newser) - The "aughties" saw a breakdown in the traditional music business and the outlets for music videos. But that doesn't mean people didn't make good ones—maybe they're even better for it. Steve LaBate runs down the best since 2000 in Paste. A sampling:
  • Outkast, "Bombs Over Baghdad": "
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