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Jay Z Releases New Video For The Song He Penned For Blue Ivy, “Glory”

April 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Three years ago, when Blue Ivy was born, Jay Z released the song he dedicated to her, “Glory.” You may remember it featured her crying on the track and Blue, at just five days old, became the youngest person to appear on the Billboard charts. She beat out Stevie Wonder’s daughter Aisha Morris. With  heartfelt lyrics that gave us a glimpse into the very personal lives of Jay Z and Beyoncé, the song is nothing short of beautiful.

Well now that Tidal is out and available to the masses, for a small fee, Jay Z’s used the service to release a video for the song. The clip features scenes of Jay Z’s concert at Carnegie Hall, where he first performed the song. In it, you can see him rehearsing the song from a seated position with a full orchestra.

Familiar faces like Alicia Keys, Nas and Questlove are also seen in the video as Jay Z passes around pictures of his newborn daughter at the time.

It’s pretty adorable.

Check it out in the video below.

Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

April 9th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

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One would think that it’s cool to share the same name as an über talented celebrity. But if you happen to be shy and also the new girl in town, having the same name as an R&B singing, hair swinging dance machine who won 21 Grammy awards, things can get a little uncomfortable. In a recent Humans of New York feature, a teen by the name of Beyoncé shared her awkward story.

“Sometimes I hate my name because it always draws attention to me, and I’m not a very social person. My family moved this year from Pennsylvania. I was so scared the first day of school that someone would notice me. I wouldn’t even adjust my seat because I thought it would make a noise.

One time I really had to cough, but I held it in. When the teacher started calling attendance, I got really nervous, because every time people learn my name is Beyoncé, somebody starts singing ‘Single Ladies.’ And some did, of course. But the second day of school wasn’t too bad. Because everyone knew my name.”

“Sometimes I hate my name because it always draws attention to me, and I’m not a very social person. My family moved…

Posted by Humans of New York on Saturday, April 4, 2015

The post quickly went viral and other people with interesting names began sharing their stories as well.

Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

Why This Teen Hates That Her Name Is Beyoncé

 

Awww, at least she’s not alone.

Beyonce Releases New Single On 7th Wedding Anniversary!

April 5th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Those Carters are something else.

Yesterday afternoon, Beyonce treated fans to a surprise.

The songstress posted a snippet of a new song titled “Die With You” dedicated to her husband, Jay-z on Facebook. The full length version is only available on Tidal, a brand new music streaming company her husband just released.

The video features a bare-face Beyonce playing the piano and singing to Jay-z on their 7th wedding anniversary. The lyrics state “I don’t have a reason to be if I can’t be with you,” she sings. “I love so I can die with you.”

The video was also recorded by Jay-Z.

Congratulations to the Carters. This song is beautiful.

 

Pass Or Play? Chris Brown Unveils Insecurities In Leaked Version Of Beyoncé’s “Jealous”

April 2nd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Chances are Chris Brown isn’t your favorite person, but there’s no denying his talent. A random remixed version of Beyoncé’s “Jealous” featuring the troubled singer hit the Internet today and we’re loving it. On the track, Brown opens up about how insecure he feels when his girlfriend’s phone goes off late at night and when she has girls’ night out. It’s unclear how long ago the song was recorded and whether or not Chris remixed it on his own, but it sounds pretty good.

He sings:

“Queen Bey, I’m trippin’
‘Cause I’m a lil’ insecure when your phone go off
Constant, they be callin’ at 3 in the mornin’
Know I do the same sh-t but girl, it’s different
And if I can’t, you can’t f-ck with no exes
You got me moaning for extras
You just love making me jealous
Hanging out with your girls all night and staying out until tomorrow
Girl, you got me all kind of crazy, sippin’ all on that bottle
I see you tryna flex
So mad, I’m drunk texting
Now I’m reminiscing how we fell in love in Texas
Girl, I’m jealous”

Peep the track, courtesy of Black Music First, below.

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Flossin': Bey and Blue Stunt For The Gram

April 1st, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Now that Blue Ivy has gotten a little bit older, and Beyoncé has gotten a bit more comfortable, we’re seeing quite a bit of the little one these days. And since she’s so adorable, we’re here for it. Blue makes appearances at award shows and every once in a while pops up on her mother’s Instagram, like this morning.

Bey posted this short little video of she and her baby girl flossin’. And I don’t mean in the figurative sense. The two are engaging in a little dental hygiene while a song, that seems to feature Daddy Jay’s voice, plays in the background.

Wonder if this is a new song? Hmmm…

But more importantly, peep Blue’s tiny deuces! So adorable!!

Either way, check out the cute, little video below.

😜❤️😘💋

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Want To Be More Popular Online? Celebrity Takeaways For Building Your Social Media Following

March 25th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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Whether you’re looking to clean up your personal brand or are interested in starting one up for your small business, it’s important to think about what it is you allow the world to see. These days what you put out is hard to take back should you want to change your mind. Here are some takeaways and tips from celebrities on how to build up your social media.

There’s An Unreleased Beyoncé Album Sitting In The Vault, According To The-Dream

March 23rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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We have good and bad news for the BeyHive. The good news is that there’s an unreleased Beyoncé album containing 20 tracks in the vault. The bad news is that we have no idea when it will be released—if it ever gets released at all.

News of the secret album, which was recorded just prior to Bey’s 2011 album, 4, was revealed by producer Terius “The-Dream” Nash. According to the hit-maker, all 20 tracks were inspired by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti.

“We did a whole Fela album that didn’t go up,” the producer explained in a Genius.com annotation last week. “We did a whole different sounding thing, about twenty songs. She said she wanted to do something that sounds like Fela. That’s why there’s so much of that sound in the ‘End of Time.’”

Nash, who is responsible for hits like “Single Ladies” and “Run the World,” said that it’s not uncommon for artists like Beyoncé to record multiple bodies of work at one time.

“There’s always multiple albums being made. Most of the time we’re just being creative, period. We’re talking about B, somebody who sings all day long and somebody who writes all day long.”

He concluded by saying that there are probably even more records than the aforementioned 20 that have yet to be released.

“There’s probably a hundred records just sitting around,” he said.

Does this sound like a body of work that you’d like to hear?

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Giuseppe Zanotti Announces Collaboration With Beyoncé

March 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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If you can’t count on anything else, you can count on the fact that Queen Bey is always up to something. The sassy superstar is just weeks away from the release of her latest project. Giuseppe Zanotti recently announced that he and Beyoncé have been collaborating on a special shoe design.

“I’m doing a shoe with Beyoncé right now,” Zanotti told Forbes.

According to the designer, Bey was very clear about her likes and dislikes during the creative process.

“Beyoncé has very clear ideas – she knows exactly what she wants,” Zanotti went on to say. “The thing which she then also has over other celebrities, is that she has an amazing voice. She’s incredibly talented and she’s an amazing dancer – she’s complete. Few are like Beyoncé.”

To be clear, the two aren’t collaborating on an actual shoe line, although it seems that this could be a possibility in the future. They’re just releasing one shoe for now, which has been described as an “ultra thick stiletto platform.”

The Bey Hive won’t have to wait long to see what these two have been cooking up, as Zanotti says the shoe will be released within the next week or so.

“I’m working on finalizing the shoe with her stylist right now. And Beyoncé will then say what she likes and what she doesn’t like. It will be one shoe only,” he confirmed.

He anticipates that the shoe will leave the singer’s loyal fans thirsting for more. Since the Queen can do no wrong, we’re expecting a pretty similar response.

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Parents At Blue Ivy’s New Preschool Pissed At Beyoncé & Jay Z

March 13th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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When you’re the child of two of the biggest stars in the world, it only makes sense that your parents wouldn’t want to take any chances when it comes to your safety. Such is the case with Blue Ivy, who still gets carried by her parents when they move about in public, and who was the reason her grandmother, Tina Knowles, had to check paparazzi for trying to film and photograph her earlier this week. While Bey & Jay have chosen to live in the spotlight, they want Blue to have a normal upbringing, but they also want her to be safe. That’s exactly why the 3-year-old goes to her new preschool escorted by three bodyguards and two cars that ensure she gets in and out safely.

But all of this precaution has become something of a hassle and created a backup in traffic for other parents. According to an alleged source from the West Hollywood school who spoke to InTouch Weekly, they’re not happy about it.

“A security motorcade drops her off and picks her up from school. There are two cars and three bodyguards!

Beyoncé and Jay Z have made things a huge hassle. Other celebrity kids get dropped of by one driver, not an entire staff.”

The source went on to say that parents have called it “tacky and over-the-top” considering that quite a few celebrity children attend the elite school, but their moves don’t create such a scene.

According to the source, comedian Will Ferrell’s youngest son attends the school, but he “usually drops off and picks up his kid himself.”

But considering how big Beyoncé and Jay Z are, trying to take Blue to school each day on their own could bring about the paparazzi, which could bring even more confusion to the school. I’m sure these parents don’t want that.

At the end of the day, if this is a school full of celebrity kids, I’m not really sure why such precautions would upset people so much, but then again, folks always find a reason to take issue with these two. Either way though, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Beyoncé’s Backup Singer Battling Esophageal Cancer

March 12th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Singer Tiffany Monique Riddick, who is one third of Beyoncé’s amazing trio of background vocalists The Mamas, has been diagnosed with early-stage esophageal cancer. Bey recently took to her website to send well wishes to Tiffany, who has been a part of her dedicated team since 2007.

“We love you Tiffany. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Love
Beyoncé”

According to Tiffany’s website, she was diagnosed in January. The tumor on her esophagus was first discovered after she’d experienced a period of gastrointestinal issues.

“After over a year of ignoring signs, added complications landed me into the gastroenterologist’s office. An endoscopy that he performed (looking for the gallbladder) revealed that I had a tumor in my esophagus,” she explained. “In January 2015, after more ultrasounds, CT Scans, PET/CT scans and ‘oscopies’ than I could count – as well as months of consulting with a collection of over 20 physicians including gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, medical and surgical oncologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and naturopaths, I was diagnosed with early-stage esophageal cancer.”

She went on to say that she hopes her story will inspire others to take charge of their health.

“I’ve shared this experience with you in hope that it will inspire you to take care of yourself NOW. Don’t wait for a doctor or biopsy to tell you that you are heading down the wrong path. Look at the big picture when it comes to deciding how you will live your life and what you will expose yourself to.”

The songbird, who was recently hospitalized, has been providing health updates to friends, family and fans since the beginning of March through Facebook and Instagram. From the looks of it, she has been leaning on her faith during this difficult time.

We send our prayers to this beauty and we’re wishing her a swift recovery as well.