An Appreciation: Tina Knowles, The One True Supreme

Solange's wedding last weekend looked like a truly joyous occasion, and she sparkled with happiness in every photo. But there was one person in attendance whose radiance rivaled that of Solange, and no, it was not Beyoncé. It was Tina Knowles, Mother to the Bride, Queen of Everything. (And by "everything," I mean… » 11/20/14 12:10pm 11/20/14 12:10pm

Nicki Minaj Can't Be All Things to All People, Let Alone Herself

Nicki Minaj is by no stretch of the imagination a simple being. She is at once taunting the patriarchy and adhering to its rules; spouting boss lyrics and apologizing for follower moves; boasting sexual independence and releasing a track where her two "friends" talk about how much they'd like to sleep with her as if… » 11/19/14 11:50am 11/19/14 11:50am

Yes, The New Beyoncé Album is Real

This week, Twitter tried to spoil the Beyhive's early holiday gift by posting an alleged tracklist for Beyoncé Platinum, featuring everything we loved from last year's surprise self-titled album, plus another disc of brand-new songs. (Including a very intriguing "Cherry" f. Rihanna: could it be that rumored "Blow"… » 11/04/14 9:50am 11/04/14 9:50am

Beyoncé MIGHT Have a New Surprise Album On the Way

Beyoncé may have planned to surprise you with another album and Twitter ruined it. Maybe. In these heady days of Internet photoshop trickery and confusion—Are Kylie Jenner's lips real? Is there actually a three-breasted woman?—social media could be playing the sweetest, most melodious of tricks on us with a new,… » 11/03/14 12:30pm 11/03/14 12:30pm