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Simone Battle’s Cause Of Death Ruled A Suicide By Hanging



A Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesperson confirmed on Monday that singer, Simone Battle’s cause of death has been ruled a suicide by hanging.

The G.R.L. group member was found dead in her Hollywood home on Saturday morning. The former X Factor contestant’s manager and record label confirmed the news over the weekend in a statement that read:

“Simone was an exceptional young talent and human being, and we are all devastated to learn of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time.”

The 25-year-old’s fellow group members, Paula Van Oppen, Lauren Bennett, Emmalyn Estrada and Natasha Slayton also released a statement on the group’s Instagram page.

“Words cannot express the depth of our loss. Simone’s incredible talent was only surpassed by the size of her heart. We will carry her memory with us in everything we do.”

HipHollywood talked with a very happy Battle back in May about working with Pitbull on his track, “Wild Wild Love.” The starlet shared with us one life lesson from Pitbull that she seemed to hold on to. “‘The word listen. When you scramble it, it’s silent. It sunk in, you have to hear each other. You can’t always want to be heard because then you don’t hear what everybody else has to offer,'” she told us.

Pitbull also took to social to express his sadness following the death of the young star.

“My heart and prayers go out to : and her family. RIP Dios la bendiga,” he wrote on Twitter. 

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Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards



Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.


Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images




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