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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.
While the Queen of the Carter Kingdom, Beyoncé, is prepping to launch her 2015 collection with Topshop, her husband Jay Z has recently acquired Cattier’s Armand de Brignac Champagne from Sovereign Brands.
In a statement, Sovereign Brands said via New York Times: “We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York-based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac (‘Ace of Spades’) Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally renowned Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter.”
The Global Director Of Brand Communications for Sovereign, Yvonne Lardner also relayed, “We have had a wonderful relationship with Jay Z throughout the years since he first discovered Armand de Brignac. He became interested in owning the brand and made us an offer we simply couldn’t refuse.”
Information about the deal or the name of Jay Z’s company have not been disclosed. Jay Z’s love for Armand de Brignac or “Ace of Spades” (nicknamed after its logo) began when he heard about the alcoholic beverage through a friend. He later featured it in his 2006 music video “Show Me What You Got.” The Ace Of Spades’ bottles are handcrafted at the Cattier’s family ‘s 251 year old French chateau.
Caption This Video Of Beyoncé And Jay Z Having An Intense Conversation Courtside At A Brooklyn Nets Game
So, about this video…
I was picking around the Internet when I stumbled upon a story about Beyoncé that I found quite strange, and then noticed it in a few more places. While kicking it courtside with her husband at a Brooklyn Nets game on Monday, the singer can be seen talking to Jay Z on and off, and when she isn’t, she spends her time rocking from side to side. It’s hard to tell if she was doing this rocking to your usual basketball arena noises (i.e., “DEFENSE! DEFENSE!”), if there was a tune in her head she couldn’t get out, or if, like me, she’s just one of those people who rocks when they’re deep in thought. I didn’t think much about the video after watching it one good time.
But according to other publications and people commenting, what I allegedly missed is that she is losing her mind, and the video is proof of that. The pressure of being perfect in the critical public eye had gotten the best of her. Or better yet, she was drunk. No! She’s so dazed and confused because she’s high! Weed, “rohypnol IV drip,” you name it…
Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and call such theories a major reach.
What do you see?
— Nigel Int’l D. (@Nigel_D) October 31, 2014
I wonder if the Carters watch “Black-ish”? If you watched this week’s Halloween episode, you saw the Dre and his family went as the Jackson 5. Earlier today, we reported that Beyoncé dressed as Janet Jackson from her Rhythm Nation days. But Blue got the better costume. She was a young Michael Jackson, complete with the shiny glove, boots and a curl. And it’s just too adorable. Check out a couple of pictures of her stepping out with her parents last night.
Apparently, Jay Z didn’t want to join in on all the family theme. Later that evening, he was seen wearing a mask on the back of his head but it wasn’t Jackson family related. Bey and Blue got the best ones. Though it would have been pretty hilarious to see him attempt the Jermaine Jackson spray painted hair.
As smart at that little Blue Ivy is, I wouldn’t be surprised if she specially asked to be Michael Jackson. Either way she’s adorable. And I peep the little twist hanging out, just like Michael used to have that single curl hanging down in his face. Blue isn’t the only celebrity baby whose debuted her Halloween costume already, this morning Kim Kardashian shared a few pics of North West. Check them out on the next page.
Beyoncé Dresses Up As “Rhythm Nation” Janet Jackson; And Why Are Folks Dressing Up As Blue Ivy? [Pics]
Well, look who is in the Halloween spirit! After dressing up as an angel for last year’s Halloween festivities (and dressing Blue Ivy up as a bumblebee), Beyoncé decided to pay homage and have a little more fun with this year’s costume. Bey stepped out in full Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation mode–key earring, identical hat and vest, all black everything. She wore this cool ensemble to last night’s Powerhouse concert at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, which was held by Power 105 (home of the Breakfast Club). She watched husband, Jay Z, take the stage.
Jay hit the stage briefly to perform alongside Young Jeezy (they did their song, “Seen It All”) and also put on a costume of sorts. He showed off a Jason Voorhees mask, which he wore backwards for most of the night.
And can we mention that someone has decided to dress up as the couple’s daughter, Blue Ivy? And no, it’s not a child…
Celebrities (and everyday people) are already pulling out and putting on some very fun and kooky costumes, so it’s looking like it’s going to be a very interesting Halloween.
For months there was speculation that Jay Z and Beyoncé’s relationship was possibly on the rocks after that elevator video leaked and shook up the world. But alas, it seems that all is well with the couple, because according to People, the two found time to renew their vows recently.
A source admitted to the magazine that they were going through things, like most married couples, but worked on them and are in a good place. The motive behind trying to work on everything was reportedly “for the sake of their reputations and their 2-year-old daughter.” Not necessarily in that order I hope…
“They did have major problems. But they worked it out and they’ve renewed their vows.”
And not only that, but the source says that the couple is “looking for a place” in Paris, the same place where they were engaged, conceived Blue Ivy and finished their joint On The Run tour. They’ve checked out properties near the River Seine and near Elysee Palace. The couple have been snapped by paparazzi moving about in Paris checking out the pricey real estate.
One other thing the source confirmed that the couple is doing together is a joint album, which isn’t a surprise since it seems like the natural next step after performing together for months.
Glad to see these two were able to work on whatever issues they had, but do you believe there were any really big issues threatening to separate them in the first place? As crazy Mathew Knowles once said:
“From experience, there’s a tour going on. So you sometimes have to ignite that tour. It’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot…Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!”
Whatever was going on, we’re just glad to hear of two people in Hollywood staying together. It’s becoming all too rare these days…
It looks like the Carter family is looking for a new place to call home in Paris. Beyoncé, Jay Z and Blue Ivy were photographed browsing homes near Elysee Palace on Thursday, Daily Mail reports. The trio has spent quite a bit of time in the capital of France since Jay and Bey wrapped their On the Run tour.
This, of course, pokes several holes in ever-present rumors about the couple getting a divorce. Recently, the pair revealed that the French city holds a lot of significance in their relationship.
“We love Paris,” Jay told the Parisian audience at the conclusion of the On the Run Tour . “It’s special to us because we got engaged here and this is where baby Blue was conceived.”
It’s unclear exactly how much time the Carters intend to spend in Paris, but it doesn’t appear that they plan on making it their permanent home anytime soon. According to BET, they’ve also been checking out an $85 million home in Beverly Hills, California.
Considering that Paris is where Jay and Kanye worked on their Watch the Throne album, perhaps it will also be where Jay and Bey will put together their collaborative album that is reportedly in the works.
Stealth is important when it comes to most celeb weddings, unless you’re the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple and you want everyone to know about your grossly overpriced wedding. But aside from Kimye, these celebrity couples have gone to great measures to keep details of their nuptials a secret, doing everything from eloping in Vegas, to hiding away in the Bahamas.
There’s another one to add to the Beyoncé, Jay Z Rumor Mill: Are the couple planning a joint album? According to Los Angeles DJ Skee, it’s happening. And it will come out soon– like, within the next few months. Yes, you can gasp.
It wouldn’t be the first time Jay Z partnered with another artists to make an album. The 44-year-old has collaborated with Roc-A-Fella artists, R Kelly and Kanye West in the past. As a former Destiny’s Child member, Bey has experience working closely with others, but this album would be a lot more personal.
Read more about this potentional Bey and Jay album at StyleBlazer.com
Over the weekend, there were reports that Jay Z announced that he and Beyoncé are expecting their second child during the last On The Run Tour stop. The way the story was told, Jay was performing “Beach Is Better” when he reportedly got a little creative and switched up the lyrics saying, “Cause she pregnant another one,” while gripping Bey’s rumored, forming baby bump.
The pair have yet to publicly acknowledge the rumors and this of course, is not the first time that Beyoncé was rumored to be pregnant or anything. But it also wouldn’t be the first time they delivered pregnancy news in front of a live audience either. Nevertheless, the pair do appear to be enjoying some family time now that the tour is over. Mama Bey, Papa Jay and Baby Blue were recently photographed heading to a lunch date at the Nolita Restaurant in Paris, France.
The photos don’t do much to confirm or refute pregnancy rumors, but it’s always refreshing to see them out as a trio enjoying family time. Blue is blossoming into a big girl right before our very eyes!
Check out photos from their outing below and on the following pages.