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NICK MINAJ DONATES $25,000 TO TRINIDAD'S ST.JUDE'S HOME FOR GIRLS: Hip-hop sensation Nicki Minaj has donated $25,000 to the St. Jude's Home for Girls during her return to Trinidad and Tobago, stating, "I want to thank you for your work with the girls. I want to thank you for giving them hope and inspiration, and they've even given me hope and inspiration being here today. And I want to donate $25,000 to help the girls." Later, she revealed plans to build a recreational center, and shared photos of her costume to the event, which gained a lot of attention on social media over the weekend.
MEGAN THEE STALLION PUTS RECORD LABEL ON BLAST: Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram Live on Sunday evening (March 1st) to put her record label 1501 on blast, claiming that they are not allowing her to drop any new music -- and she claims it is because she asked to renegotiate her contract. Megan said she signed her deal with 1501 when she was 20 and there were a lot of things in her contract that she didn't understand until she was managed by Roc Nation -- and they let her know everything that was in her contract.
SOLANGE ACCEPTS THE FIRST-EVER LENA HORNE PRIZE WITH AN UPLIFTING SPEECH: Singer Solange Knowles accepted the first-ever Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact at an event held at the Town Hall in New York City, where she gave an inspirational speech about overcoming "great, great fear." In her acceptance speech, she revealed the life changes she went through while producing her latest album, stating, "This album marked a colossal pivot moment in my life that I'm still in the thick of the lessons today," continuing, "Suddenly there came a great, great fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of trust, fear of love, fear of silence, fear of having to confront things and pain that I have buried too deep, deep inside. It was easy for me to show up and be the unstoppable woman for everyone else, but terrifying for me to be that woman for myself." Other highlights of her speech included thanking her mother and emphasizing the importance of allowing yourself the space to grow and become "all the things."