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June 1, 2018

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar featured in Maroon 5 video

Minnesota state Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minneapolis) is featured in a music video for “Girls Like You,” a new single Maroon 5 released with Cardi B on Thursday, May 31. The video features prominent women dancing behind Maroon 5’s frontman, Adam Levine. When Omar tweeted about being invited to participate in the video by Levine she said, […]

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Ticketfly’s website held for ransom

Yesterday, May 31, the website of ticketing company Ticketfly was hacked and held for ransom while customer information was leaked. The cyber attack by “IShAkDz” exposed customer data and, according to CNET though unconfirmed by Ticketfly, the hacker demanded one bitcoin (about $7,500) to fix the cyber attack. According to CNET, the hacker “appeared to […]

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Listen: Lizzo and Big Freedia team up on new song ‘Karaoke’

Lizzo is featured on a track on Big Freedia’s newest EP, 3rd Ward Bounce. The upbeat track is called “Karaoke.” Lizzo sings in the pre-chorus and the chorus. The song opens the five-track EP. Big Freedia is a musician from New Orleans who gained popularity in 2010 after her album Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 was re-released.  She’s […]

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