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Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen hit Billboard Music Awards stage

Travis Scott and Morgan Wallen made controversial returns on the Billboard Music Awards stage on Sunday, while Mary J. Blige was honored for her musical excellence. Wallen performed in his first major awards show after he was caught on camera more than a year ago using a racial slur. The country star and his four-piece band performed “Don’t Think Jesus” then his chart-topping “Wasted on You.” Scott made his first televised performance since a massive crowd surge killed 10 people and injured thousands at his Astroworld Festival in Houston in November last year. The rapper performed his single “Mafia” in an icy, polar-themed prerecorded set that was heavily censored.

'Chrisley Knows Best' stars to stand trial in Atlanta

A federal trial for reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including bank fraud and tax evasion is set to get underway Monday in Atlanta. The Chrisleys were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year. Prosecutors say the stars of “Chrisley Knows Best” submitted false documents to banks to get loans and failed to pay federal income taxes for multiple years. An accountant who worked for them also faces charges. All three have pleaded not guilty. Jury selection is set for Monday with opening statements expected Tuesday.

Motion seeks bond for jailed rapper Young Thug, reports say

Attorneys for Young Thug, the Atlanta rapper arrested under an indictment accusing him of co-founding a violent street gang, have filed an emergency motion seeking to have him granted bond. The emergency motion filed Friday called jail conditions for the rapper “inhumane." Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested Monday at his Atlanta home. He’s one of 28 people indicted in Georgia’s Fulton County on racketeering charges. Prosecutors say the gang committed murders and shootings over roughly a decade. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the emergency motion. Young Thug's lawyer Brian Steel has said the rapper has committed no crime whatsoever and deserves better conditions.