Maxwell welcomes sexy on his latest tour, ‘Summer of Soul’ producer feels “robbed” at Oscars, and more

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— Ahead of his upcoming album, blacksummers’NIGHT, trailblazing R&B artist Maxwell kicked off his The Night Tour this month. And while the “Pretty Wings” smooth operator has been delivering lovemaking ballads for nearly three decades, he says he enjoys creating passionate music.

When asked in a recent interview with the New York Post “how many babies” he thinks his music helped make, he said, “At the end of the day, I am a musician. I love making music. That’s my joy. I’m here to make people have fun, have a good time and go home and have more babies.”

The 48-year-old Caribbean native was recently nicknamed “Maxwell the Stallion” after a video circulated of him dancing on his knees at one of his shows recently. In response to the new label, Maxwell said, “I’m Haitian… that’s how we dance.”

— South Asian film producer Joseph Patel says he felt “robbed” of his Oscar win, after comedian Chris Rock announced the Summer of Soul winners for Best Documentary as “Ahmir Thompson and four white guys.”

Patel says he was angry that “Chris Rock lumped me in as one of ‘four white guys.'” And, like many other celebrities who have spoken out about the infamous slap incident, Patel condemned Will Smith‘s actions, saying, “It robbed the other excellent and amazing films of their moment to be acknowledged in what was a STRONG year for docs.”

— Miami rap group City Girls has new music on the way! Earlier this week the duo teased their upcoming single, “Top Notch,” featuring New York rapper Fivio Foreign. On Thursday, the ladies posted behind-the-scenes footage and photos of what seems to be a video shoot for the new track. 

Top Notch” is expected to drop Friday, April 1. 

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