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Earlier this month honor of social media’s beloved “Throwback Thursday,” former pageant queen-turned-reality star, Kenya Moore shared a vintage photo of herself and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z seated in a car. It turns out that the 42-year-old beauty appeared as the lead model in Jermaine Durpri and Jay-Z’s `1998 summer jam, “Money Ain’t a Thang.” Basking in the memories of her video vixen days, Moore praised Jay and Jermaine for being “nice guys.” She was also sure to note that the picture was taken “pre Beyoncé.”
Of course, people found it suspicious that she felt the need to explain that the photo was taken prior to Jay-Z getting with his wife Beyoncé and before long, rumors began to circulate that Kenya and Jay dated in the past. After allowing the rumors to fester and spread for about ten days, Moore took to her Twitter page to deny having ever been romantically involved with the “Open Letter” rapper.
We’re sure celebs get sick of people making assumptions and spreading rumors about them, but it really seems like Kenya did a lot of contributing to this one on her own.
On another note: Kenya is aging beautifully! She’s just as gorgeous today as she was 15 years ago!
For old time’s sake, you can check out our girl getting her video vixen on in the “Money Ain’t a Thang” video posted below.
She’s A Groooown Woman: Beyoncé’s Full “Grown Woman” Track Leaks And She Releases Photos From Her Controversial Cuba Trip
While Beyoncé is out here ducking and dodging pregnancy rumors, somebody went ahead and leaked her full “Grown Woman” track, produced by Timbaland. If you will recall, the general public first got a quick listen to the track when she premiered some of it in her Pepsi commercial, and at a tour stop in Paris, she performed the song for the first time. But despite all that, she hasn’t really given us full new music since “Bow Down/I Been On,” and many have been wondering when we’ll get to hear a new album since new tours usually come with such a thing. But while we wait for all that, for now, you can enjoy the track before The Beyoncé Machine rips it down once again. It’s definitely a coming-of-age track where she talks about her journey and being comfortable with where she is now:
They love the way I walk/‘Cause I walk with a vengeance
And they listen to me when I talk ’cause I ain’t pretending
It took a while, now I understand just where I’m going
Now I’m growing into who I am
‘Bout time I show it.
Check it out and let us know if it’s two-step worthy:
And as you can see above, the singer released new images from her controversial anniversary trip to Cuba with her hubby Jay-Z and the family. She can be seen enjoying the sights and sounds from a balcony, checking out classic cars and kicking it with school children. All in all, despite the flurry of drama that surrounded their trip, she has no qualms about sharing her experience. Check out more photos from the vacay on the next page and let us know what you think of “Grown Woman” below.
A while ago, we showed you the Mommy-Daughter director’s chairs Beyonce was taking on tour with her. Now, there’s a little one filling that seat. On her personal Tumblr, Beyonce recently posted an image of Blue Ivy in her big girl chair.
One year old Blue looks adorable in her tutu, t-shirt and plaits. Judging by the toys scattered around on the floor, we’re sure that she’s being quite entertained as she’s traveling the world with Momma Bey.
If the pregnancy rumors are true; (and I hope they aren’t because I have tickets to August’s show), they’ll either have to add another chair to the cargo or fold that one up while Beyonce returns home to give birth.
Either way, the cuteness from this little one is more than enough to handle.
This past weekend E! News set media outlets ablaze when they reported that Beyoncé’s pregnancy had been confirmed by a solid source from the singer’s camp. Even hip-hop Russell Simmons appears to have fallen victim to the speculations, offering Jay and Bey congrats on their pregnancy, but Jay is urging everyone not to believe the hype. Well, at least that’s what Hot 97′s program director Ebro Darden says. According to Ebro, when he reached out to Jay via e-mail over the weekend to offer his well wishes regarding the new baby, Jay revealed that there is no new baby!
“Well, I emailed Jay-Z [to congratulate him] and then he hit me back and said ‘It’s not true.’ Like literally, it had to be Saturday afternoon, so it had been a whole 24 hours of it’s true,” Ebro revealed on air.
When asked by his morning show co-host Cipha Sounds what Jay’s exact response was, Ebro responded:
“‘It’s not true, the news is worse than blogs,’ so no baby yet.”
“That’s what the email account said unless he’s been cat fishing me the whole time [laughs] for the last five years,” he added.
As a respected New York-based hip-hop radio station, it’s unlikely that Ebro would put his station’s credibility on the line by misquoting Jay-Z or going off of hearsay. But, I supposed we’ll have to sit back and watch how it all plays out.
Check out footage of Ebro’s revelation on the next page.
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?
What were these celebrities thinking when they made these silly comments? Did they really think the other person would laugh it off or not react. We’re sure they will think twice before they open their big mouths again or do something else outrageous.
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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?
‘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!
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?
Well, I suppose this was his moment of clarity.
In an interview with Vibe, EURweb reports that rapper The Game was reflecting upon his career and really wished he hadn’t dissed Jay-z (along with seemingly every other popular rapper at the time) in a few of his songs a few years ago.
“I think I f***ed that up early in my career. I’m probably one of the only cats that went at Jay-Z’s neck and had a career after.”
He’s probably right. Much like Biggie did the polka dot wearing rapper Kwamé back in thr day, Jay-Z does seem to have that rap power to make sure either your music doesn’t see the light of day or that no one really buys it if you cross him. Of course, he does it all with one of those boyish grins and the “it’s nothing” attitude.
The Game said he even got into an argument with his kids’ mom (not sure they’re still in a relationship) because she knew the power Jay possessed:
“I remember having a real altercation with the mother of my children. She was like, ‘You don’t know what you’re doing. He’s going to come back and we’re not going to be able to survive.’ Jay and Beyonce are a powerful couple, they will turn your whole family against you.”
Hilarious! I don’t if the Carters will turn your entire family against you but they can get to your fan base. Luckily for The Game, he’s been able to maintain a decent career, even if he is more popular on the West Coast.
And who knows: maybe Jay will hear about this and grace him with a verse for a song in a couple of years. Yeah…probably not.