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“So Proud You Took The High Road”: Beyoncé’s New Song “Ring Off” About Tina Leaving Mathew Knowles, Finding Love Again

November 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After all the years of cheating and paternity drama, I think a lot of people always wondered what Beyoncé and Solange’s thoughts have been of their father, Mathew Knowles, when it comes to how he’s lived in the spotlight and his treatment of their mother, Tina Knowles. It’s clear that they’re not as close with him as they used to be, what with Beyoncé firing him as her manager, and Mathew not being present for (or possibly even invited to) Solange’s wedding. Well, Beyoncé is finally sharing some of her thoughts in her new song, “Ring Off.”

We told you about the snippet that came out earlier in the week, and some people thought that it was some sort of jab at Jay Z (that would be too easy), but now that the full track has come out, we find out that it is indeed about Mama Tina. In the song, Beyoncé celebrates her mother’s strength for knowing when to leave. She also applauds her mother for being open and able to find love again (with her beau, actor Richard Lawson). There are no jabs at her “father,” but just pure admiration for her mom, who is absolutely slaying these days: “Dust yourself off and you love again/You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine/Like it’s my time, you took that ring off.”

And at the end of the song, parts of Tina’s speech from the International Women & Money Leadership luncheon play: “If you’re going through it just know it’s called ‘going through it.’ You’re not gonna get stuck there, you’re not gonna die. You’re gonna survive.”

Check out the track for yourself, and the lyrics below:

Mama, I understand your many sleepless nights
When you sit and you think about Father
Or how you tried to be the perfect wife

You used to dress and fix your hair
Then you smiled through your tears
In the mirror you would stare
And say a prayer
Like “I wish he said I’m beautiful
I wish it didn’t hurt at all
I don’t know how I got here
I was once the one who had his heart”

Until you had enough then you took that ring off
You took that ring off
So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying
Took that ring off
Oh, now the fun begins
Dust yourself off and you love again
You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine
Like it’s my time, you took that ring off
Mama (so sexy), you live and learn, that’s just the way life goes
(Uh, you a killer, you a killer, killer)
Always know that you’ve got a daughter
That’s so, so proud you took the high road
(You a killer, so sexy)

You used to dress and fix your hair
Then you smiled through your tears
In the mirror you would stare
And say a prayer
Like “I wish he said I’m beautiful
I wish it didn’t hurt at all
I don’t know how I got here
I was once the one who had his heart”

Until you had enough then you took that ring off
You took that ring off
So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying
Took that ring off
Oh, now the fun begins
Dust yourself off and you love again
You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine
Like it’s my time, you took that ring off

After all your tears
After all that pain’s all clear
Mama, after all them years
We can start all over again
Mama, and now it all makes sense
Letting go is never the end
Mama, we can love again
This is where freedom begins

Mama, so put your love on top
You gon’ shine and put your love on top
It’s your time to put your love on top
Everybody put your love on top
Aye, love on top
Aye, love on top
It’s your time to put your love on top
Girl you so fine, put your love on top

If you’re going through it just know it’s called “going through it”
You’re not gonna get stuck there, you’re not gonna die
You’re gonna survive

“I’m Now One, With The One”: Solange Knowles Speaks On Her Wedding, Being Mrs. Ferguson And Breaking Out In Hives On Her Big Day

November 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Solange Knowles took a brief break from floating on cloud nine to thank fans and followers for their love and support over her wedding weekend. In case you missed it (though I don’t know how that’s possible), with her halo of a fro and all-white ensembles, Knowles married music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday, and then partied the night away with friends and family. Her photos had everyone on the Internet talking about the unique ceremony, which included the bride in a pantsuit, and the lovely couple riding away on white bicycles.

Here’s what Solo had to say about one of the best days of her life:

Yesterday, I had the best day of my life and ended it with an abundance of peace, love over flowing through me like never before. Words only understate the feelings I experienced , but I want to thank you for all of your beautiful sentiments. I’m now one, with the one.

A photo posted by S A I N T R E C O R D S (@saintrecords) on

And have you checked out Solange’s ring? Love it!

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Seriously one of the nicest weddings I’ve seen. Solo definitely did things in her own way, and it shows!

She also briefly took to Twitter to answer the question of why she broke out in hives on her wedding day. Turns out, it had a lot to do with her busting a move with her hubby:

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Got em from turning up x100 during our second line.I was hot,wearing a cape,& happy as hell:)“@ImLovinMe4me: how did you get hives though??”

Guess that Benadryl worked.

With that, she signed off with her new last name: “Goodnight from Mrs. Ferguson :)”

Congrats again to the beautiful couple!

Mommy-Son First Dance: Solange And Julez Dance To “No Flex Zone”

November 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Solange And Julez Dance To "No Flex Zone"

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If you’re like us and just can’t get enough of Solange’s wedding coverage, get into the first dance she shared with her son Julez. The mommy-son duo cut a rug to one of our favorite jams “No Flex Zone.” And it’s perfection.

We’re thinking it might have taken the place of the father-daughter dance. We wouldn’t be surprised if Juelz was the one who walked her down the aisle too. Whatever went down, we’re so glad to see that he was incorporated in the ceremony in this way. It’s truly beautiful. That embrace at the end almost had us shedding a tear.

Watch their performance in the video below.

Solange and Julez NO FLEX ZONE from Charlotte Hornsby on Vimeo.

How Solange Knowles’ Wedding Broke The Internet [Video]

November 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Just as we reported earlier, Solange did indeed marry longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson this weekend. And based on the pictures and video that leaked, it was a night to remember. Solange and the rest of the Knowles/Ferguson clan broke the internet and they did so while fully clothed. Check out some of the amazing pictures and video from the day and night.

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.

We Hear Wedding Bells: Solange To Wed This Weekend

November 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Solange To Wed This Weekend

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Yay! Rumors have been swirling for months now that Solange and her longtime boyfriend Alan Ferguson were engaged.

And now, Us Magazine is confirming that not only are the two engaged but they’re set to wed this weekend in New Orleans.

There aren’t too, too many details because you know how the Knowles clan gets down; but the source confirmed that the nuptials between Knowles, 28 and Ferguson, who is rumored to be 51, (But no one knows for sure.), are scheduled to be married near her home in New Orleans, which she shares with 10-year-old son Juelz.

Additionally, a source reported that on Friday, Nov 14, guests will enjoy a movie night before Saturday’s rehearsal dinner. Then on Sunday, Knowles and Ferguson will tie the knot.

As many of you know, this will be the second wedding for Solange, who married Daniel Smith, Juelz’s father, in 2004, when she was 17 and he was 19.

And she’s certainly come a long way since then, in various arenas of her life. Earlier this year, Solange spoke briefly about her love life during a Harper’s Bazaar interview.

“Luckily, I dated all of the losers ages ago. My love life has been stable for a while. It’s a fucked-up thing—without conflict it’s a lot harder to write interesting songs.”

And then two months ago, underneath the above picture of the two, the singer, designer, producer and all-around-artist wrote:

“Can’t touch the ground….even if I wanted to….”

Well this is certainly exciting! We’re definitely happy for Solange and [if the rumors are true, as we suspect they are,] we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the upcoming wedding.

Style To Steal Or Girl Stop? Best And Worst VMA Fashions

August 24th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Check out our top picks for best and worst fashions from MTV’s 2014 Video Music Awards and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Amber Rose

Rosebuds, please don’t come for me, but this über revealing get-up makes me wonder whether muvarose is seeking to get back in touch with her exotic dancer roots. I get that she’s looking super amazing after losing all of the baby weight since giving birth to Baby Bash, but I’m not too sure about this one. Wiz, please come get your woman!

Pass Or Play? Janelle Monae Shocks And Shakes It In New “Electric Lady” Video

July 30th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If you have Janelle Monae’s latest album Electric Lady, then you already know the title track goes incredibly hard. It’s the perfect anthem for a woman doing her thing, having fun and loving life. So we’re so excited that Janelle Monae has finally released the video for the song I adore.

The concept for the “Electric Lady” video is that Monae is leaving her house, complete with a shot of her real mom cooking in the kitchen, to go kick it with her sorority sisters at a house party. And just like any other house party, dancing, stepping, flirting and even a bit of stunting ensues.

The video gave me such a joyous, nostalgic vibe that I found I couldn’t stop smiling. You’ll also notice that the video features a few guest appearances from people you’ll be happy to see pop up. Sadly though, Solange, who provides vocals on the track was not present. Sad face.

Anyway, it’s still awesome. And if you happened to attend an HBCU, you’ll especially relate to this video. Take a look at the visuals for “Electric Lady” below and let us know what you think about the song and video in the comment section.

“I Know I’m Going To Catch A Lot Of Hell, But I Don’t Care”: Whoopi Defends Stephen A. Smith, Says Women Shouldn’t Lay A Hand On Men

July 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We told you yesterday that Stephen A. Smith caught some hell late last week for saying that women shouldn’t provoke the domestic violence they receive when speaking about Ray Rice and his infamous violent fight with then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. While his statement wasn’t received well, Smith says that he does stand by his point, but could have expressed it in a more articulate manner.

“On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career…My words came across that it is somehow a woman’s fault. This was not my intent. It is not what I was trying to say. Yet the failure to clearly articulate something different lies squarely on my shoulders. To say what I actually said was foolish is an understatement. To say I was wrong is obvious, to apologize, to say I’m sorry, doesn’t do the matter its proper justice to be quite honest. But I do sincerely apologize.”

But one public figure who is coming to Smith’s defense is Whoopi Goldberg. On yesterday’s episode of The View, Goldberg said that in general, no one should put their hands on anyone else, but if you make the choice to, don’t be surprised in this day and age if you are hit back.

“The comment that he made is based on what the young lady said she did. Let me just make that clear to ya’ll. She said, ‘I hit him,’ and I believe that’s what Stephen was pointing out.

I’m sorry, if you hit somebody, you can not be sure that you’re not going to get hit back. If you’re a little boy and you grow up with a little sister and your mother says no, you can never hit her, and she’s hitting you all the time, well you know what…you have to teach women do NOT, do not put your hands on anybody! Let me just finish my point because I know I’m going to catch a lot of hell, and I don’t care. You have to teach women, do not live with this idea that men have this chivalry thing still with them. Don’t assume that that’s still in place. So don’t be surprised if you hit a man and he hits you back. You hit somebody, they hit you back! Don’t be surprised! You have to teach the women not to put their hands up on anybody. That’s not blame the victim, I just said, don’t anybody, hit anybody! Don’t hit anybody! But if you make the choice as a woman who’s 4’3″ and you decide to hit a guy who’s 6’0″ and you’re the last thing he wants to deal with that day and he hits you back, you cannot be surprised! Let’s not hit anyone.”

This isn’t the first time Goldberg has spoken out about the role she thinks women can play in violent confrontations. After Solange Knowles was taped kicking the hell out of Jay Z in a hotel elevator after the Met Gala, Goldberg said that she was very lucky that he didn’t resort to the same violence she was unleashing on him:

“I think Solange was quite ready for him to do whatever he was gonna do. This is the thing. If anybody hits you, you have the right –I know that many people are raised in a very different way, but if a woman hits you, to me, you have the right to hit her back. If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back. Every right.”

Check out Goldberg’s thoughts on handling violence below, and let us know if you agree, or if she should “catch a lot of hell” for her comments.

Solange Reacts To Reports That She’s Friends With Mathew’s Alleged Baby Mama

July 10th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, the Internet blew up after a throwback photo of Solange Knowles posing with her father’s latest alleged baby mama, TaQoya Branscomb, hit the web. According to reports, Solange and TaQoya met back in 2008 through a stylist. After meeting, the two supposedly hung out together on multiple occasions at various nightclubs and bars around Houston. Reports went on to suggest that Mathew was aware that TaQoya and Solange were spending time together, but that Solange was oblivious to the affair.

A representative on behalf of Solange has since spoken with TMZ and they’re calling BS on the reports. According to the rep, Solange insists that she doesn’t know TaQoya personally. As for the image in question, which can be viewed here, the rep says it’s just “a random fan photo.”

As you’ve probably heard (or read) by now, TaQoya recently came forward and filed a paternity suit against Mathew, insisting that he is the father of her daughter, Koi, who was born in 2010. We’re still not sure what to make of this photograph, but we’re pretty sure that all will be revealed in due time.

This story gets more interesting by the day!

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