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Solange & Alan Ferguson Honeymoon In Brazil

November 30th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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After tying the knot two weeks ago in a spectacular New Orleans wedding, Solange and her husband Alan Ferguson honeymooned in Brazil.

The songstress shared photos with her fans on Instagram of her gorgeous Brazilian honeymoon. According to reports, the couple stayed at the boutique hotel Corumbau. The secluded venue features a farm and grove of a palm trees.

From the looks of it, Solo enjoyed her time in Brazil. In one post, she said “thank you Trancoso for being the most magical lil place to “honey our moon”…..Brazil could not have been kinder to us and our love….

Congratulations to the Fergusons!

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Solange Delays Puma Sneaker Black Friday Release To Support Mike Brown Protests

November 28th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Solange is not only upset with the Ferguson case outcome, but she has joined in the protests by postponing the release of her latest Puma collection.

“Solange Knowles is keeping her word when it comes to fighting for the justice of Michael Brown, who was shot dead by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, St. Louis,” reports GlobalGrind.

Solange’s sneaker for Puma that was scheduled for Black Friday. Many Ferguson protests have called for consumers to stay home and not shop.

This would have marked the second collection Solange has done for Puma. The first, Girls of Blaze collection, debuted this past February, was successful. Solange first drop in the latest collection for Puma is called Wild Wonder and for it the singer/style trendsetter worked with the previous collection’s original designers Gerlan Marcel, Hisham Bharoocha and sister duo Darlene and Lizzy Okpo.

Wild Wonder features three styles that were to be released on November 28th. The second drop will be Behind the Bazaar collection, featuring two styles, will be released on December 13th.

“The two drops that make up this collection couldn’t be more different from one another but the commonality between the two is texture. I really wanted to focus on maximizing different textures to their fullest potential. This process was a bit more intense than the Girls of Blaze because we took a lot of risk, and created a lot of tweaks to get it right. The thing that I love about these two drops is you see the evolution of my personal style from the first collection into the second one. I love them both so much for totally different reasons,” Solange told Saint Heron.

Solange is looking for the new collection to surpass the first collection’s success. “When I got the call that the shoes sold out in an hour from my friends at OC, I was so so damn overjoyed. I honestly am most proud of how organic the entire process was from start to finish, from everything from working with friends to create the shoes, my husband shooting the campaign locally, premiering them at one of my best friends’ store. I think the fact that it never once felt like work made it all the more magical. It truly was a natural reflection of just a bunch of awesome, incredibly talented friends all working together to do something we all dug, so the fact that people dug it so much was the icing on the cake!,” she said.

But for now, justice obviously more on Solange’s mind than sneaker sales.

She posted this on her Instagram:
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“I’ve Always Dreamt Of Our Little Ones Growing Up Together” Beyoncé And Solange Congratulate Kelly On The Birth Of Her Son

November 6th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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As you know, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her son Titan Jewell Witherspoon on Tuesday, November 4 at 1:30 pm of this week. Judging by the fact that both Beyoncé and Solange were there, we can assume that she gave birth in New York. Particularly since Beyoncé appeared at a TopShop event later on, in the city. Solange was so moved by the experience that she posted this very moving message on Instagram.

See what Beyoncé said and the first little picture of Titan on the next page.

Is Beyonce Solange’s Mother? 15 Celebrity Conspiracy Theories You Won’t Believe

October 20th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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These celebrity conspiracy theories take celebrity rumors to a new level. Get ready to be shocked, scandalized and shaken up by these behind-the-scenes stories.

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Rihanna Has A Secret Baby

According to this rumor, when Rihanna first signed to Def Jam in 2008 she was pregnant — with Jay-Z’s baby. The buzz started when Ri went back to Barbados for nine months and came back as Def Jam’s number one star. Recently the rumor popped up again when Ri was allegedly spotted out and about Barbados with a boy who was about six years old…

Where Was Solange During Beyoncé’s VMA Performance?

August 29th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Where was Solange during Beyoncé's VMA Performance

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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….

 

Ya’ll Related: 9 Famous Women Who Look Like Famous Men (According To The General Public)

August 11th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Shutterstock/Corbis

Before I get started, let me just say that this slideshow is in no way meant to hurt the feelings of the celebrities mentioned. These men don’t look feminine, and these women don’t appear masculine–they just happen to be the doppleganger of another famous person. That’s it! At least, that’s what people online love to say. Maybe it’s the eyes or the smile, but these famous women, according to quite a few people in the general public, just so happen to look like a few very famous men. But what do you say? Can you see the resemblance?

Bend It Like Bey: The Funniest Beyonce Impersonations

July 2nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Since her start with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce has amassed a legion of fans who cheer her on at every move. She’s also inspired a lot of people to channel their inner Sasha Fierce and impersonate the “Bootylicious” singer. Here are some of the best and funniest Beyonce impersonations.

Maya Rudolph Talks About Elevator Beat Down

When the public got its hands on the now infamous video of Solange physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator while her big sister Beyonce silently watched, we all knew an “SNL” parody was right around the corner. Show regulars Sasheer Zemanta and Jay Pharoahe played the younger sister and the Brooklyn rapper respectively but when Maya Rudolph walked on as the R&B diva, she stole the show.

Happy Birthday, Fashionista! 15 Of Solange’s Best Fashion Moments

June 24th, 2014 - By Deron Dalton
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When one becomes a fashionista on Solange Knowles’ level, it’s hard to pick her best style and fashion moments. Therefore, I had to settle for just some of her best moments in recent years. In celebration of Solange’s 28th birthday, MadameNoire collected 15 of her best fashion moments. From classic looks to bold, colorful and free-spirited choices — Solange is one of the entertainment industry’s style “it” girls. Let’s celebrate that on her birthday shall we.

Dame Dash Comments On Rumors About Jay Z Being Inappropriate With His “Wife,” Rachel Roy

May 28th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Catergate has come and gone, but the aftermath still lingers. Although things seem to be calming down on the Carter-Knowles home front, Jay and Bey’s blaring absence from Kanye West’s wedding seemed to serve as another red flag that things are not going as well as the family would like us to believe. Naturally, there are plenty of theories floating around as to why the couple pulled a no-show, but one particular theory leads right back to Catergate’s front door step. According to E!, insiders are stating that the hip hop power couple bailed on the ceremony to avoid being in the presence of Rachel Roy.

“Given Kim and Kanye’s list of celeb friends, surprisingly, they didn’t invite that many,” the source claimed. “They wanted it to be a small and intimate wedding. Jay Z and Beyoncé were invited but didn’t come, seemingly to avoid drama from Rachel Roy who was going. In the end, the wedding was full of love and super intimate.”

As you may recall, it was said that Rachel Roy played a role in Solange and Jay Z’s blowout fight the night of the Met Gala. Some even believe that it was sparked by Jay behaving inappropriately towards Rachel, who is the ex-wife of his former business partner, Damon Dash. Interestingly, Dame recently weighed in on the entire scandal and he doesn’t seem too convinced that Jay would try to move in on his “wife.”

“If he was tryna holla at my wife though, that’s kinda f*cked up. [laughs] But I don’t think he was doing that. That would be bad,” he told Hip Hop Motivation. “That would be dark. That means he really has some resentment but I would hope that that wouldn’t be the case.”

As for what he thought about the fight, Dame says it was hilarious.

“I thought it was funny because Jay is the kind of guy you don’t see him move like that that much. And when he does move, if it’s not that cool looking, then it’s going to be kicks. Also I feel like nobody teases Jay but me for some reason. It’s just the first time I’ve seen people freely expressing themselves.”

“I don’t think he should mad about it,” Dame continued. “I think he should be laughing. That sh*t was funny. Everybody fights. Girls done spit on me before but I be a little more ‘You better chill out.’ The shit is funny.’ Jay has to worry about perception because corporate people pay him. He really has to play that game. I thought what was ironic about it was people got to see how he played sh*t off. And how something crazy can happen and four seconds later when it’s cameras on they act like nothing is going on. I thought that was interesting to see that and how good he is at it. If people don’t like what he’s doing, he won’t get that corporate check.”

Watch Dame’s interview below.

PR Lessons From That Infamous Elevator Video: Keep Your Cool. You’re Always Being Watched.

May 19th, 2014 - By Rana Campbell
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If you were like me when the footage showing Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator was released by TMZ, you were probably thinking, “What the hell happened?” While many people have theorized and expressed on the details of the night, I actually thought there were some great personal branding gems that came out of the incident.

Here are three tips on personal branding I learned from Solange, Jay-Z, and Beyonce.

1. Pick your battles wisely. This gem came from Beyonce. It’s never cool to flip out in public. Though I don’t know the details of what really happened, whatever it is, Beyonce chose not to react while she was “out of the house.” This serves as a reminder to not only keep your composure in public, but to also decide which battles you want to fight. If you really believe you need to intervene in a situation, then do so, but be ready to justify your actions. Maybe it just wasn’t worth it to Bey. That’s okay. Though not everyone can be so composed, there is much to be said for the person who doesn’t act up in public. Bey was sure to remember this. What will be the consequences of your reaction ? Think it through and then make your decisions.

2. Don’t act a fool in public. I think this one is a given. Unless being rowdy is part of your brand or you’re defending yourself against attack, it’s always best to just wait until you’re in private to settle a dispute. Solange probably didn’t think there were cameras in the elevator, but guess what? Cameras are everywhere. Many times we don’t stop to think about who (or what) is watching us. Though it may have be hard to control your emotions all the time, it’s never acceptable to act out like that, especially in a public place. It just gives people reason to throw dirt to your name. Now, because both camps will probably never come out with a release that actually explains the incident, there’s room for people to draw conclusions about the incident and the participants. All of the Instagram antics aren’t  making the speculations any better, either. Even the joint statement their reps released calling the incident a “private matter,” assuring us that the two “have apologized to each other [and]  have moved forward as a united family” is still not going to resolve the questions people still have.

3. Keep consistent with your image. Who really knows how Jay wanted to react when his sister-in-law started trying to beat him up?  One thing we do know is that Hova was NOT about to be portrayed as a woman beater by hitting her back. If he even put his hands on Solange, many of his fans and supporters would have probably turned their back on him. Jay-Z already created the image as a man against violence against woman with his reaction to the Chris Brown/Rihanna scandal. Any other behavior would’ve been disastrous for him. Thankfully, it looks like he lives his image, refraining from any sort of non-verbal response (since we don’t have audio) to what was going on. Though we wouldn’t expect anything less since his wife speaks out on various feminist issues. If there are any positives out of this whole situation, this would be one.

Rana Campbell is a freelance branding and content strategist who specializes in lifestyle. Follow her on InstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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