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Epic to pull song with offending Lil Wayne lyric

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Lil Wayne. AP

Epic Records says it is making “great efforts” to take down a new Future remix with a vulgar Lil Wayne lyric that has offended the family of a black U.S. teenager whose murder in the 1950s for whistling at a white woman helped to change the national conversation on race.

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Lady Gaga cancels rest of tour due to injured hip

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This Dec. 15, 2012 file photo shows singer Lady Gaga performing at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Live Nation Global Touring announced on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 that the singer has canceled the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury that will require surgery. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of her tour dates due to a hip injury. A Wednesday news release from Live Nation Global Touring says Lady Gaga has a tear in her right hip that will require surgery to repair, followed by a recovery period.

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Taylor Swift opens Grammy Awards as Mad Hatter

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Taylor Swift arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles.  Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

A guy riding a tricycle with a flame-thrower attached and a company of mime clowns helped Taylor Swift open the Grammy Awards.

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Grammys spread the love with 6 top nominees

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This Dec. 1, 2012 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing underneath a video monitor during the KIIS FM's Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles. Swift is one of many artists performing at the Grammy Nominations concert airing Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 p.m. EST on CBS. AP/Chris Pizzello/Invision/

The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for top nominee — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun.

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Emotional Brooks goes into Country Hall of Fame

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Singer Garth Brooks performs onstage at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Morgan Freeman held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 9, 2011 in Culver City, California. AFP FILE PHOTO

Garth Brooks promised he’d be emotional during his Country Music Hall of Fame induction. But the tears started before he made it all the way into the building.

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