Weekend News Roundup! Janelle Monae, Straight Outta Compton, and the Bees of Flea

Published August 16, 2015

Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.

• The Today Show cut off Janelle Monae while she was trying to talk about the ongoing crisis of police brutality against men and women of color Friday morning. [The Guardian]

• Civil Rights leader Julian Bond passed away over the weekend. He was 75. [NYT]

• There is a serial Dunkin Donuts-robber on the loose in New York. [Gothamist]

 Straight Outta Compton won the box office. [BOM]

• Here’s a new track from BJ the Chicago Kid’s upcoming album featuring Chance the Rapper. [Pitchfork]

• Cristiano Ronaldo purchased an apartment in the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. [P6]

• Flea has an apiary. [Rolling Stone]