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There’s quite the scandal swirling around country star Tim McGraw after TMZ released a video of McGraw smacking a female fan during one of his concerts. TMZ asked McGraw’s rep about the incident. Here’s what the rep said: “Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn’t let go as he was moving through the crowd…He instinctively swatted to try to keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!), and so he could get to more fans who could slap hands with him before the end of the show.” Watch the video and judge for yourself. [TMZ]

Common’s new album, Nobody’s Smiling, is hard. However, there are softer moments on the project, like this collabo with Jhene Akio, “Blak Majik.” Give it a listen. [DDotOmen]

During a Reddit chat the other day, famed songwriter Linda Perry had some interesting things to say about Beyonce. She was asked: “Linda, how do you feel about Beyonce changing one word on a song and getting writing credit. Does that bother you as a songwriter?” Linda had quite the interesting answer. Check it out. [PopCrush]

If you want your Friday to go a little quicker, check out this pretty awesome mix from DJ Yamez called “Trap on Da Bluff.” [TheFuture]

There’s never enough rap music. Give Harlem native P.A. The Lemonade Man’s new mixtape, Tax Season, a run. The tape features appearances from Fat Trel, Fred Da Godson, and more. [DatPiff]