Congratulations, Taylor Swift, on Your First Black Friends 

The artist formerly known as country singer Taylor Swift had a great weekend. On Friday she was on the receiving end of a happy birthday serenade from shade queen Aretha Franklin. She finally turned 25 years old on Saturday and that evening, the dopest couple on Earth looked at their calendars, realized they didn't… » 12/15/14 3:00pm 12/15/14 3:00pm

Hi Haters: Jay Z and Beyoncé Still Love Each Other

Not only does Beyoncé have new bangs, but apparently she's also got some brand new vows to go with them. After a summer where the "Drunk In Love" power couple maybe had marital troubles or maybe were totally fine, or maybe were stringing us all along to sell concert tickets, they have reportedly renewed their wedding… » 10/22/14 6:50pm 10/22/14 6:50pm

Taylor Swift's New Song Is the Gentrification Anthem NYC Didn't Need

The inevitable march towards Taylor Swift's new album 1989 continues with a new single, and it's only getting worse: "Welcome To New York" is a gentrification anthem so obtuse it makes one wonder if she is, in fact, trolling at this point. And it calls into question whether rich white-person privilege is, in fact, a… » 10/20/14 6:40pm 10/20/14 6:40pm

Beyoncé and Jay Z, America's Royals, Have Landed at the Louvre

After a brief disruption, the Parisian sojourn of the American royal family — Beyoncé, Jay Z and Blue Ivy — is back on schedule. The Knowles-Carter clan has shared photos from an idyllic (read: private) trip to the Louvre, where Jay and Bey embraced amongst priceless works of art and the young dauphine frolicked in… » 10/13/14 10:30am 10/13/14 10:30am

We Are All This French Guy Who Didn't Know Who Jay Z Was

Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can't be sure. Speaking of mothers, yesterday an upstart musician of the rap persuasion by the name of Shawn Corey Carter visited the Louvre Museum in Paris with another noteworthy musician who happens to be his wife and the mother to their young, hue-monikered daughter. » 10/08/14 2:30pm 10/08/14 2:30pm

Blue Ivy's Hair Is Perfect and You Should Shut Up About It

I cannot believe we have to have this conversation. Although I see it over and over again, I continue to be stunned by the complete lack of respect and utter disregard their wellbeing that is shown towards little black girls. With that in mind, I'm not sure why I expected things to be any different for Blue Ivy Carter. » 8/26/14 5:10pm 8/26/14 5:10pm