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The Internet has been buzzing for weeks with rumors that Beyoncé Knowles and her hip-hop mogul hubby Jay-Z are expecting their second child. Bey’s decision to cancel a show earlier this week due to exhaustion and dehydration only seemed to fuel the rumors. Fans say Bey’s “disappointing” performance Wednesday night in Belgium continued to support the rumors, as it is widely known that Mrs. Carter is a huge perfectionist. Although official representatives on behalf of Beyoncé have yet to officially confirm the news, sources tells E! News that the couple is definitely expecting.
While the Bey Hive waits in anticipation to hear their “queen” officially confirm or deny the rumors, Russell Simmons is already offering the hip-hop power couple his congrats via Twitter.
Now either Uncle Rush knows something that the rest of the world doesn’t (which is possible), or he may be jumping the gun a little bit. One thing is for sure: we’re down to the wire. Pretty soon Bey’s camp will have to offer a yay or to the new baby rumors, but at this point in the game, it looks like the speculations may be true!
We’ll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
What do you think? Is she or isn’t she?
Girl, Get Yo Family: Beyonce’s Uncle Larry Says She Only Married Jay-Z Because She Was Tired Of Being Alone
I really thought Beyonce had avoided the fame curse when it comes to family members and friends trying to use personal things against you to get their 15, or 20, minutes of shine. In all the years she’s been in the business, no one seems to have snitched on any dirty secrets she might have or lent their personal opinion to the public media for selfish gain. And then that untarnished record went all downhill yesterday when Celebuzz had “A 20-Minute Conversation With Beyonce’s Uncle Larry” — literally.
Where the site dug up Uncle Larry, who I’m assuming is Tina Knowles’ brother since his last name is Beyince, I can’t say. But I guarantee Bey, Tina, and Jay are going to push him right back into that hole he crawled out of just to see his name in online print. Speaking on everything from Beyonce’s childhood to Matthew Knowles, and Bey’s marriage, it seems safe to assume someone found Larry’s telephone number by luck, called him up and started asking him questions, and instead of saying “no comment,” this man just rattled on and on about his little neice like he was talking to a good friend from the past and didn’t realize Bey is a mega superstar. Check out the Q&A and some of his suspect insinuations about Jayonce’s relationship.
On The Rumor That Beyonce Is Pregnant Again…
“I have no idea. I haven’t heard nothing, except that she’s on tour.
“Even then [when she was pregnant with Blue Ivy] she tried to keep everything secret like it’s a really big deal. She didn’t want everyone to know.
“She did tell me she wants to have more, but I didn’t know how fast. I think now would be too soon. She just had one and she needs time to really raise that baby.”
On Beyonce Before Becoming Mrs. Jay-Z…
“He was after her and she wasn’t. She told me she wasn’t too particularly fond of him.
“I would see him with her and pictures of them, I heard rumors they were together and she told me ‘no.’ You know how women get that look like ‘eww.’ I guess she wasn’t attracted to him.
“But as long as he treats her well and makes her happy, that’s all I ever wanted. He’s okay with me.”
On Beyonce Getting Married…
“I was surprised she married him. I think she got tired of being alone. When you have as much money as she does she has to be careful about people wanting her for her money. And apparently he had as much as she had.
“I don’t think the family cared. Just that whatever he’s doing he’s making money [and] made it okay.”
On Beyonce’s Father Mathew Knowles…
“I wasn’t surprised she fired him [as her manager]. I’m glad, actually.
“I know he was getting 20 percent of whatever she made, and from what I know he wasn’t doing much for her. All I knew is that he wanted her to be famous and rich so he could be rich.
“One reason I was glad she got married is because she was no longer under her dad’s control. He is a control freak.”
On Beyonce’s Early Rise To Fame…
“She didn’t want to be famous. She just wanted to be a normal child. She loved to watch cartoons and be with her friends.
“She was forced into singing.
“It took away her whole childhood. Everything was geared toward being famous. She used to get angry at [her father] a lot for taking away her childhood. That affected her.
“I would prefer she was just my little niece, but she’s a lot better off than most women.”
Larry, you are so outside the circle of trust now. This is why Bey didn’t tell you she was dating Jay-Z years ago (and why she wouldn’t call to tell you if she’s pregnant) — you run your mouth too much! Is anyone else imagining mama Tina cursing him out right now or is that just me? Regardless of how left-field Uncle Larry’s interview was though, we are still a bit curious about how much of it is true. What do you think?
Beyoncé Hit The Stage Last Night In Belgium Against Doctor’s Orders, ‘Disappointed’ Fans Say She Wasn’t On Her ‘A’ Game
When it comes to Beyoncé, as with most other celebs, feelings are mixed. Some love her. Some hate her. Others may fall somewhere in between. Regardless of where you fall on the Bey-mometer, most will probably agree that she’s very committed to her fans. Unfortunately, that uncompromising commitment may be damaging her health. Following the recent health scare that caused the her to cancel a show earlier this week, the singer took the stage in Belgium last night against her doctor’s orders.
“I just have to say, I feel so good to be on this stage. I have the best fans in the world. Now, my doctors told me not to perform tonight, but there was no way in the world. I just have to say that you all have given me so much inspiration and I just want to thank you guys,” she told fans during the concert.
Fans, however, say that Bey should’ve taken the night off because it was very clear that she wasn’t in any condition to be performing. One fan went on to describe the concert as “disappointing.”
“We just came home from the Beyoncé concert in Antwerp, Belgium. Tonight was the second concert out of two after the first one was canceled yesterday. At first we were super excited that she was able to perform tonight and the crowd was hype in anticipation, but after the first few songs it was clear that she should have postponed this show as well. Beyonce wasn’t her usual self and started out very weakly. A couple of songs into the concert, Beyoncé herself started performing a little bit better and seemed to have more energy, but all in all the entire concert was a great disappointment,” one concert attendee told Necole Bitchie.
“We’re just two hard working women who paid a lot of money for tickets. On top of that we had to take time of from work to travel from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to Antwerp, so this whole trip cost us a lot, especially in these hard economic times. We appreciate that she works really hard and always strives for perfection but tonight was a very big let down for us and I think for her as well,” the fan continued.
The BeyHive has been urging the singer to get some rest, stressing that they’d rather deal with a few canceled shows than to lose their “queen.” Hopefully she takes their advice.
Turn the page for footage of Bey addressing her audience.
Beyonce’s back to writing handwritten letters, but this latest may be her most heartfelt yet.
After news of the singer cancelling her Tuesday night concert in Antwerp spread like wildfire yesterday, Bey took to her Tumblr to write out a letter of apology to fans for letting them down and promised that she’ll make up for lost time very soon.
Did you catch that “see you tonight”? That means the Queen Bey is right back at it, with plans to perform at the same Sportpaleis arena in Belgium this Wednesday. I assume that means her doctor gave her the OK to hit the stage again, but we wouldn’t have faulted Bey (too much) if she decided to take more of what we’re sure would be a much-needed break. The game has changed a bit since she’s last been on tour. Mama is, well, a mama now, and a tad bit older, which means doing concerts every night just might not be the way to go right now — especially if there’s still a possibility of a little bun in the oven. Kudos to her for handling her concert cancellations better than Rihanna though. Me thinks the Beyhive will forgive her.
What do you think about Bey’s letter of apology?
Chrisette Michele Talks To MN About Appreciating Beyoncé, Wanting To Work With Janelle Monae, And Her New Album
Man, the game has been missing Chrisette Michele! After dropping her last album, Let Freedom Reign, in 2010, the singer disappeared out of the music scene for a while. But just a few months ago, she returned with a new look and an even stronger sound, dropping new music for her album Better, being released on June 11. We sat with the gorgeous singer to talk about everything from her hair, to being a bad girlfriend in the past, an addiction to food, why she has love for Beyoncé’s vocal abilities, who she would love to work with and her new music. We’re oh so glad that she’s back. How about you?
While it might have been a bit unnecessary, we can see why singer/songwriter The Dream publicly distanced himself from Keyshia Cole after she criticized Beyoncé’s “Bow Down.” He knows King Bey is that money maker and it would be career suicide to go against the machine. So, it really comes as no surprise at all that Beyonce’s featured on The Dream’s latest album IV Play. After all, The Dream says she’s family. You know black folk love a play cousin. Anyway the song, “Turnt,” also features 2 Chainz and gives all parties involved a chance to display their less than professional, (read: ratchet) sides. (Not that The Dream and 2 Chainz ever stray too far from that anyway.)
Though the song is called “Turnt” don’t expect a head banger. It has more of a winding, slow grind feel. In the song Beyoncé confronts a potential suitor: “Talking ’bout you gon’ kill it/beat it up till I black out.”
And then The Dream comes in talking about what he and the ladies want in a man or woman. “I need that black leather, when it’s hot outside, in the summertime. She need that cocky, ready to back…”
He even goes to so far as to explain how the ladies approach him: “She said you the reason why all of these cute girls got babies.”
Ha! He ain’t never lied. He does tend to reproduce with very attractive women…and then dip. Ratchet indeed.
Check out a snippet of the song below.
You can listen to the whole album by pre-ordering on iTunes. The album hits shelves Tuesday, May 28th.
So what do you think is this song hot fire or is it a hot mess?
By now, we know in the world of entertainment terms like “exhaustion” and “dehydration” are simple code words for bigger problems. For most celebs, exhaustion usually means someone went a little too hard on the drinks or drugs, but in Beyonce’s case, it’s likely confirmation of what many have been expecting for the last two weeks or so: she’s pregnant again!
The Associated Press just released details of an email from Bey’s publicist explaining why she’s cancelling her concert in Belgium today. AP Says Beyonce’s doctors have ordered her to rest and that is why she won’t be performing at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. Consequently, the show will be rescheduled and tickets can be used at the new show. Wednesday’s show at the same arena may also be in the air, as her publicist’s statement says:
”She is awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision.”
This news — on top of the fact that we’ve never, in the history of all her gyrating and booty popping, heard of Bey needing to take a break for exhaustion — only further heightens suspicions that Mrs. Carter is in fact expecting baby number two. Just yesterday, the NY Post ran a story saying several sources at last Monday’s Met Gala told them Bet is pregnant. Then there’s the issue of those pics of Queen Bey in that skin tight blue body suit with a tiny pudge in the middle that isn’t characteristic of the woman we’ve seen nearly every toned crevice of in H&M ads. And let’s not forget, Bey was just talking about Blue Ivy needing some company in a “Good Morning America” interview last week. Add all of these details together and it sounds quite likely that we’ve got one pregnant mama on our hands.
While the Carters are probably ecstatic about this possibility, I imagine U.S. fans will find the news a little bittersweet as the singer hasn’t even made her way back to the states to start this leg of her Mrs. Carter tour. And if she’s already showing and having medical issues, it doesn’t bit well for the likelihood of her finishing the tour in Brooklyn August 5. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you and hope the other insiders who told Us Weekly, “don’t be silly,” when they asked if Beyonce is pregnant, are right.
What do you say? Do you think Bey’s expecting again?
‘He’s A Great Dad:’ Jay-Z’s Mom Talks About Her Son As A Father, And What She’s Learned From Blue Ivy
While we wait to figure out whether or not Jay-Z will be a daddy a second time around, Us Weekly spoke with his mother, Gloria Carter, about how he’s faring as a daddy of one little lady so far. While at an event for the Shawn Carter Foundation over the weekend, which helps provide students with lower GPAs the opportunity to afford college, Carter spoke openly about how impressed she is with her son’s parenting skills and the impact Blue has had on him.
“It warms my heart to see how he interacts with his daughter. And when she says, ‘Papa,’ he just melts. He’s a great dad.”
And she’s not a bad grandma herself. Carter also said that she thinks Jay and Beyoncé do want more children, but so far, what she likes best about being a grandmother to Blue is that she can spend all time she likes with her…and then give her back:
“The amazing thing about being a grandmother is that you go get the kids, but when you’re tired, you can take them home!
And the funniest part of the interview came when she discussed how the 16-month-old is starting to learn what certain words mean, and that when she’s tired of being around certain people, like grandmother Carter, she dismisses them in only the way a toddler could:
“She’s very very smart. But [the TV show Babies Choice] teaches the babies that when you say hello, that means you’re going to be around. But when you say, ‘bye bye,’ it means you’re going to disappear. So when you’re around her, when she looks at you and she’s tired of you, she looks at you and she says, ‘bye bye!’ So with me I’m like, ‘No bye bye! No bye bye!’”
She’s too grown already, and we love it!
Should You Believe The Hype? Rumors Swirl As The New York Post Reports That Beyoncé Is Expecting Again…
It’s this particular photo of Beyoncé on stage in London for the Mrs. Carter World Tour, reaching out to Blue Ivy in her sparkly blue jumpsuit, that has people talking. From the angle that the picture was taken, a few different sites and publications have speculated that the mother of one, could soon become a mother of two, and The New York Post is running with the story.
Multiple sources told us after the Met Gala last week that the singer, who is currently in the middle of a world tour, is pregnant. Bey wore a Givenchy gown with a high, belted waist that carefully camouflaged her midsection, but pictures have emerged on blogs of what looks like a baby bump from recent tour dates. Last week Beyoncé, who gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012, gave an interview to ABC’s “GMA,” where she said, “I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely love being a big sister.” But she came short of saying when that would occur: “At some point, when it’s supposed to happen.”
For a long while there, before Bey announced that she was pregnant in 2011 at the MTV VMAs, every other week magazines and entertainment shows were asking whether or not she was pregnant, and for the longest time, the answer was always no. But nowadays, anything is possible. If the rumors of another baby on the way could be true, it would be an interesting time for such a thing to happen, considering she just started her world tour and there’s no sign of it ending until early September. Then again, I had the opportunity to watch her in concert while she was promoting 4 in August of 2011, and I had no inkling that the singer was with child, though she wasn’t dancing as much as usual, and her costume was much looser than usual.
But as always, we’ll have to wait and see if this information is true or false, because we know that if it’s factual, her team, aka The Beyoncé Machine, will find an elaborate way to spill the beans. But a possible post-eating looking belly and a high-waisted skirt aren’t really convincing us…yet.
What do you think?
The soundtrack for The Great Gasby has received just a much shine as the actual movie but the reviews haven’t been much better.
So, let’s forget about Jay-Z’s “$100 Bill” and Beyoncé’s remake of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” Instead, let’s move on to a fresh new voice in the music industry who’s been making major noise.
Emeli Sandé is a Scottish soul singer whose biggest hit to date, “Next To Me,” has instantly made her a favorite among many music fans.
She recently took a big risk by remaking Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” for the Gatsby soundtrack. Other than the lyrics, the sound is completely different. Where Beyonce was very pop and R&B driven, Sandé’s version has more of a jazz and big band sound to it.
The music behind Sandé’s vocals was provided by the Bryan Ferry Orchestra and they sound awesome.
But the bigger question is: What do you think of Emeli’s vocals?
Check it out and let us know what you think? Also, are you an Emeli Sandé fan?