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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.
This past weekend, Beyonce and Jay Z concluded their “On The Run” Tour in Paris, France. With a surprise appearance from Nicki Minaj to Jay Z igniting pregnancy rumors and the couple professing their love to one another, The Carters’ tour’s finale ended with a “Bang,Bang.”Although the tour is over, fans can enjoy the power couple’s silent short film trilogy called “Bang, Bang.” Set in the 1960s, the film revolves around two American outlaws who are on the run in a California desert. In the film, Beyonce is a lounge singer who falls in love and runs away with Jay Z’s character whose occupation is yet to be determined. Along the way, we see the couple visiting a diner where a man is reading a newspaper where the couple’s Most Wanted picture is on the front page. Jay Z’s character puts out his cigar in the man’s burger and the couple exits the diner in an urgent fashion. The two can be seen speeding off into the sunset in their Pontiac, while “To Be Continued,” appears on the screen. The director of “Bang, Bang,” Dikayl Rimmasch, did an interview with Nowness.com about what it was like working with music’s number one power couple. Here are highlights from his interview:
What were you immediately looking to capture with these films?
Dikayl Rimmasch: What is it about when you watch Godard’s Breathless? What is it with French new wave that everyone responds to? It is a magical moment in cinema, and the whole point of it was to not be so encumbered by the production that Hollywood and France had adopted. It was a resistance to that machine. Jay’s a New Yorker. He came up through everything and I really trusted that he would get that. I went into the shoot with that mentality.
You shot at a breakneck speed over the course of only two days. What was that process like?
DR: Just before we started shooting on the first day, I was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z in their trailer. They didn’t really know what I was going to do, so I said, “I’m going to shoot for five minutes. Were going to process the footage, I’ll bring it back for you to look at it and that’s basically what the footage is going to look like.” We picked a very particular, beautiful moment with Beyoncé in the mirrors, we processed the footage in a couple minutes and brought it back, and she thought it was beautiful. Jay Z came out and we shot for five minutes, with him and the cigar, and did the same thing. I was shooting with these old Russian lenses, there was no monitor, there wasn’t anyone standing behind me and we started cranking along like that.
How did you work the Bonnie and Clyde story in a new way?
DR: In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run. He said: “We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. O. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again.” Everything he mentioned was a level of consciousness he has for staying alive as an entertainer and as a human being. He wanted to keep it more abstract because for him it was very abstract. How do you stay new, not just to your audience but also yourself?
What did you take away from the experience?
DR: Beyoncé and Jay Z are two very intelligent, insightful and thoughtful people, in an almost low-key way. Which is how they got to where they are. They are very aware of people’s attitudes and what energy they are bringing. Once you fully realize that, then the pressure comes off and you just have to do what you’re good at.
Below you can watch “Bang, Bang” Part One. Catch Part Two tomorrow at the Nowness.com.
Last night, during the On The Run Tour in Paris featuring Jay-z and Beyonce, the Carters dropped a huge hint! Beyonce may be pregnant with baby number 2!
While performing Beach is Better, Jay-z switched up the lyrics in the song to say “Cause she pregnant another one.”
Wait, what?!? Did Jay-z pull a Kanye? Well according to another rumor, he did.
“For the last month, Jay has been fiercely protective of her, just like he was when she was expecting Blue Ivy. He’s ￼been doing everything he can to ensure that Bey is in a stress-free bubble. He’s informed their entire entourage that they need to use relaxed voices, mellow lighting and listen to only soft music, and he’s said that all of the food Beyoncé eats should be organic. He’s really doing his best to make sure that she’s as comfortable and healthy as possible. At one point, she was ordered a glass of champagne backstage to celebrate the tour’s success, but she politely declined and even rubbed her belly, maybe unconsciously. She hasn’t had a sip of alcohol since.”
Do you think Beyonce is pregnant again? Or is it just another rumor?
If you ask me, the best part of Beyoncé’s MTV performance came when she was singing to her daughter and when that same little girl took the stage and told her mother she did a good job.
Now, Beyoncé is letting us know about all the hard work that went into creating, crafting and editing that performance. MTV was tardy on the staging, Bey decided an hour before showtime that she wanted her dancers painted white and the singer and her troupe only got to practice their 15 minute routine once on stage.
That’s interesting but I’m sharing this video for the words Blue shared with her mother once she stopped waving to adoring fans on stage. And it seems that Mama Tina’s boo Richard Lawson makes an appearance around the 3:48 mark.
Check out the MTV Behind The Scenes video below.
Today may be Friday, but according to the Internet, yesterday most definitely was not Thursday. That’s because no matter the year or day of the week, to the Beyhive, September 4 is and will always be known as Bey Day.
No one was more proud to celebrate Beyonce’s 33rd birthday than her hubby, though, who uploaded a perfectly timed 33-second video tribute to his wife on his YouTube channel. Filled with cute moments of Bey being Bey on stage and behind, we’re sure the gesture made Baddie Bey blush. Check out the short clip above and tell us what you think.
Queen Bey is so iconic, it feels as though she has an iconic moment every other day. Today, celebrating her 33rd birthday, MadameNoire compiled a list of Beyonce’s best pop moments… but only within the last year since her LAST birthday. She certainly has accomplished a lot and this past year is arguably her most groundbreaking period in her legendary career.
Jay & Bey Canoodle At Made In America, The Obamas Do All Black Everything: How Celebs Spent Labor Day Weekend
How did you spend your Labor Day Weekend? Barbecue with the family? West Indian/Caribbean parade in NYC? Trip to the beach? Festival hopping?
Famous folks did a little bit of that and more this past weekend as they celebrated Labor Day. Check out a few snaps of our favorite celebs hitting the streets with family and friends all over the country.
Beyoncé and Jay Z hit up Jay’s Made In America festival in Philly this past weekend, drinking and dancing it up among the concertgoers and putting on some heavy PDA…
During Sunday’s Video Music Awards, Beyoncé took the stage to perform her entire visual album before accepting the Video Vanguard Award. When she did, we all saw Jay Z and Blue cheering her on from the audience, alongside them Kelly Rowland and Jay’s best friend, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith. During the red carpet pre-show, Solange was spotted looking fierce in a pant suit from H&M, but by the time her big sister took the stage, she wasn’t sitting with or near Rowland. Some (aka, MediaTakeOut) tried to speculate that the rapper and singer were avoiding each other, that Solo was “banned” from coming in and even went as far as to speculate that there was a squabble between Solo, Jay and Beyoncé that caused the “Losing You” singer to go missing from Bey’s big moment.
However, a source has come forward to say that that’s not the case.
Talking to Hollywood Life, a source says there wasn’t any drama at all. Solange actually stayed with Beyoncé backstage for most of the show.
“Solange hung out backstage with her sister in her dressing room. She saw everyone and was backstage at the bar and saw Nicki and Taylor.”
In cased you missed it, according to Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé did visit her in her dressing room to bestow upon her a diamond “Flawless” necklace, so Solo probably encountered her during that moment.
As for later, Solange did allegedly leave way before Bey picked up her award, as she headed out to complete work on her new solo project. But before then, she was by her sister’s side as she prepared for her big performance.
“She had to leave because she is busy finishing up her album. She was talking to everyone and she had a great time. She was there for a little bit…they aren’t feuding.”
And trust, Solange isn’t stressed. The day of the VMAs she snapped this pic with her boo, director Alan Ferguson, with the caption, “Can’t touch the ground….even if I wanted to….