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Caption This Pic Of Beyoncé Being A Little Nosy At A Brooklyn Nets Game

January 14th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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“Mhmmm…he thinks he’s slick…”

That’s what I was thinking Beyoncé was saying to herself when I saw this picture of her and her hubby, sitting courtside to watch the Nets play the Rockets in Brooklyn on Monday night. But Bey Bey wasn’t watching the game. Who else has given their guy’s phone the cat eye from far away? That’s not to say he’s doing anything wrong, but if your phone comes into my line of vision, I just might look real hard without touching…Jokes!

Bey and Jay strolled into the Barclay’s Center, dressed in matching black, ready to watch the Nets lose to the Rockets (the Nets don’t have the best record this season). But Beyoncé was all smiles either way, as photogs snapped away at her, trying to figure out whether or not she is with child after posting that suspicious Instagram picture over the weekend of herself on the beach, covered in sand.

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It’s hard to tell what you’re seeing since she’s wearing high-waisted jeans, but you never know with Beyoncé. Check out more pictures of the pair at the game here and a handful more on the next page:

Did Beyonce Just Announce Her Second Pregnancy?

January 11th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Beyonce may or may not have just announced her second pregnancy to the world.

The songstress has social media in a frenzy after posting a suspicious picture of herself on Instagram. The photo features Bey buried under a ton of sand with an extra bump on her stomach. Of course, the Beyhive is convinced she’s pregnant. However, we’re not sure. Two weeks ago, she posted photos of her and Jay drinking champagne.

Nonetheless, we’re placing Queen Bey on baby bump watch. We think Blue Ivy would make a great big sister.

Why Are Jay Z & Beyoncé Being Harshly Criticized Over This Photo?

January 7th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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This image of Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and Jay Z seems sweet and wholesome enough: The singer and her family are having a memorable moment, petting a baby tiger while visiting FantaSea in Phuket, Thailand (even though Jay doesn’t seem too sure about the big cat…). But this photo is not bringing a smile to the face of Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach and the people of the World Animal Protection organization.

Dr. Schmidt-Burbach said in a statement on the WAP website:

“A tiger is not a plaything. Their health and well-being should not be sacrificed for a photo opportunity. When you look behind the scenes, holiday snaps like these support an industry that relies on animal cruelty.

Many tourists unwittingly contribute to the suffering of wild animals like these. They’re simply not aware that their ‘once in a lifetime’ photo means a lifetime of misery for that animal.”

Dr. Schmidt-Burbach added this, in a statement, which was obtained by Billboard:

“I urge anyone who is thinking about posing with a wild animal to watch World Animal Protection’s video to learn the facts before they book their next vacation. Once people know the truth, they can take action to end this cruelty by choosing to see wild animals in the wild where they belong.”

Kate Good of One Green Planet also called out Beyoncé for riding on an elephant while on her trip to Thailand too:

“The wee-baby elephant that Beyonce has so happily perched herself upon, was likely taken from his mother and forced to endure a six-month ‘breaking’ period during which time he was locked in a small enclosure and continuously beaten by his mahouts (trainers). It is not unlikely that this poor elephant will spend everyday[sic] after this one carrying other tourists, exposed to the extreme heat and weather of Phuket, knowing little but a life of pain and misery.”

But honestly, Beyoncé and Jay Z probably aren’t worried about such criticism, because today is Blue Ivy’s third birthday, and they’re focused on making it a special one:

 

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Journalists Debut New Book Examining Celebrity Relationships

December 29th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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In “Real Divas: Living & Loving Out Loud,” black female celebrities talk about finding and/or maintaining love while living a public life. Editor-In-Chief and Publisher Cynthia Horner teams with Author and Publisher Darryl James to ask the difficult questions of black women who face certain challenges while pursuing their love lives under the microscope of the public eye.
“Real Divas: Living & Loving Out Loud” is an anthology of modern relationship discussions, examining the relationship perspectives of famous black women, including Queen Latifah, Fantasia, Keysia Cole, Jennifer Hudson, Myesha Chaney (Preachers of LA), Masika Kalysha (Love & Hip Hop) and more. According to James, “we always hear about the really crazy side of relationships when it comes to black female celebrities. I wanted to talk to some of them and get their real perspective on love and relationships.”
“I think that this is an important project because so many black female celebrities are marginalized,” said Horner. “They need to have a voice to speak to the young women who only see them in their job as celebrities.”
That voice is delivered in the form of “Real Divas: Living & Loving Out Loud” from Horner and James, two entertainment industry veteran writers.
Who leads? Who makes more money? How do black men view black female celebrities? What are the challenges black female celebrities face in love? What about children? These are the issues black female celebrities face–issues that are reflected by the average black woman.
Through his writing and his work as a relationship coach, Darryl James, who founded Rap Sheet in 1992, has given balance to the relationship discussion landscape and has been researching and writing about black love for more than ten years. “Real Divas: Living & Loving Out Loud” is an extension of that work.

Read more about this new book at EurWeb.com

Catch Me If You Can! Jay Z Runs After Blue Ivy In An Airport Game Of Tag

December 24th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Blue Ivy continues to steal our hearts. Yesterday, the heir to the Carter throne was spotted at JFK airport’s security checkpoint with her superstar parents, Yoncé and Hov, before jetting off to Dubai for their Holiday vacation.

Blue was seen wearing a fly print coat, Ugg boots and playing tag with her Dad. In the video below, Blue is seen running away from Jay Z as he eagerly runs down the airplane ramp to catch her. Mama Bey ran behind the two– in 5-inch heels no less — making it an adorable family affair.

Catch the Carters cute family moment below, along with pictures of them shopping in Dubai.

Hungarian Musician Sues Bey And Jay For Sampling Her Voice In “Drunk In Love”

December 16th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Hungarian folk singer Monika Miczura Juhasz known by her artist name Mitsou, is suing Beyoncé, Jay Z and Timbaland for sampling her song “Bajba, Bajba Pelem (I Got Into Trouble)” in “Drunk In Love.” In a Manhattan civil suit, Mitsou claims the trio used and digitally manipulated her Hungarian Roma folk song as the acapella intro for their 2013 hit.

She also claims in her lawsuit, her song’s sample was used “to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics performed by Beyoncé and Jay Z in ‘Drunk in Love.’” The suit further explains Mitsou’s vocal intro was recorded and revamped for 57 seconds and the sampled continued to play alongside Jay Z’s rap verse. Altogether, Mitsou’s vocals were featured in “Drunk In Love” for 1.5 minutes.

The original track, “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” was released under the title “Gypsy Life On The Road” in the United States by North Pacific Records in 1997. According the New York Post, Mitsou is an acclaimed Hungarian Roma singer who was discovered at 17 years old and performed around the globe at festivals and concerts. Mitsou claims friends notified her about “Bajba, Bajba Pelem” being used in Yoncé and Hov’s duet. The Post says Mitsou is seeking unspecified damages and, she notes, she never signed any documents to permit her song or voice to be used in advertising or trade materials.

Below you can listen to Mitsou’s “Bajba,Bajba Pelem” and The Carters’ “Drunk In Love.”

Bajba, Bajba Pélem (I Got into Trouble) | Listen for free at bop.fm

Do you hear any similarities between the two tracks?

[Photos] Memphis Bleek Gets Hitched, Jay Z And Beyoncé Attend

December 15th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Speaking of celebrations, rapper Memphis Bleek and Ashley Coombs tied the knot this weekend!

According to The YBF, the ceremony and reception took place on Saturday, December 13 in Merion, New Jersey and was attended by relatives and friends of the couple, including longtime pal Jay Z, his wife Beyoncé and Eddie Levert. The event was coordinated by event planning company Allure One.

Check out photos from the lovely wedding below.

Jay Z Meets With NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo Following Outcry Stemming From Eric Garner Case

December 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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On Wednesday, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter sat down with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss reviewing the current justice system in the state of New York. The meeting came on the heels of the grand jury’s troubling decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.

According to Director of Communications for the Governor’s Office, Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo has also met with Russell Simmons and several others.

“Governor Cuomo has said he wants a comprehensive review of the current criminal justice system and has been talking with interested parties to discuss just that,” DeRosa announced in a statement.

“Over the last week, he has personally spoken with members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, PBA President Pat Lynch, community activists including Russell Simmons and Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter, and district attorneys from across the state and looks forward to continuing this dialogue with additional stakeholders in the coming days and weeks.”

According to the New York Daily News, Cuomo has referred to his meeting with Carter as a “productive” session.

“Gov. Cuomo and Shawn (JAY Z) Carter had a productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal justice system and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law,” DeRosa told the newspaper.

Interestingly, during a rally at City Hall Wednesday, Simmons expressed that Cuomo had promised to sign an executive order that would give special prosecutors the power to come in and investigate police-related killings. This is wonderful news considering that many feel that this is a major flaw in our justice system. When officers are prosecuted by the very same prosecutors that they work with on a daily basis, it creates a conflict of interest.

“I’m very excited about what the governor said,” Simmons said. “I’m going to hold him to it.”

Hopefully, Cuomo holds true to said promise.

Are They Our Prince William & Kate? 10 Celebrity Couples We Treat Like Royalty

December 9th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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News outlets have been on high alert with Prince William and Kate Middleton making visits around the country. Even though there is no monarchy in place here in the U.S. doesn’t mean we can’t crown high profile couples as our own royalty. Take a look at these 10 celebrity couples who we can’t seem to stop discussing.

Who Is Solange’s Fiancé? 12 Popular Music Videos You Didn’t Know Were Directed By Alan Ferguson

November 11th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We all heard yesterday that 28-year-old Solange Knowles is all set to marry music video director Alan Ferguson, 51, this weekend. And while we know that the two make a very charming couple, what else do we know about him? Well, I do know that he’s a pretty accomplished director, and he has worked behind the camera for many, many years. In fact, he’s actually behind some of our favorite videos over the years…

 

“Who You Wit” by Jay Z

“Who You Wit” was a song put out for the soundtrack of the 1997 film Sprung. While the video featured clips of the film (and a cameo by Joe Torry), Ferguson mostly shot Jigga man as he partook in a “Playa of the Year” contest, which he won of course. It had a very The Mack feel, which is why so many people enjoyed the visuals.