First I saw Issa Rae’s Instagram post. She wrote, “Two things I NEVER thought I’d be able to say: 1) I’m playing Rachel in ‘Friends.’ 2) I’m in a Jay-Z video with some of the funniest/dopest black people ever.” Just look at this glorious post:
Let’s start with the prognosis: the photographer Justin Bieber hit with his car “suffered non life-threatening injuries to his lower body.” So he’ll be fine. Now that that’s out of the way, the headline bears repeating: Justin Bieber ran over a photographer after church, but it was an accident.
After a few weeks of speculation, Beyonce Knowles-Carter herself finally confirmed several thing in an Instagram post uploaded early Friday morning: the existence of her babies, the names of her babies, and the ages of her babies. The mother of three apparently chose today as the day she would reveal her very rich and…
Following the release of 4:44, Jay-Z continues to share intimate details of the marital turbulence he and Beyoncé have weathered. In a video titled “Footnotes for 4:44,” he, along with many other men of color, discuss toxic masculinity and its reverberations.
Well folks, this is it. I now find it difficult to even remember the origins of Shade Court, though I do clearly remember, like many things in my life, it was born out of my frustration. Frustration at watching publication after publication misuse this wonderful, beautiful word and all the rudeness and arrogance it…
Compelling social observation suggests that Taylor Swift didn’t throw her famous Independence Day party seeing as her bestie, Karlie Kloss, was hanging out with Kendall Jenner over the holiday. Some, like Buzzfeed, have interpreted this renewed alliance as shade. Why?
Kanye West cut ties with streaming service Tidal, seemingly over $20 million and other financial disputes over what he is owed per his contract. But like all good feuds, the real conflict is personal.
Kanye West has cut ties with the streaming service Tidal over a $20 million dispute with the company helmed by Jay-Z, TMZ reports. According to the outlet:
The tabloids have been having trouble sniffing out the truth about Beyoncé’s new bundles of joy, but you can’t hide the branding.
Late Thursday night Jay-Z, who brought back the hyphen but not the umlaut, dropped 4:44, an album that on the first few listens is some of his best work in years. It seems to be an intensely personal project, with Jay rapping about cheating, his children, missed real estate property opportunities, and his therapist.
Over the weekend, Halle Berry attended the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball where, as per usual, she looked ethereally stunning. She also posed briefly with her hands on her stomach which, of course, can only mean one outcome: pregnancy rumors. But the celebrity gossip mill can stop churning, because, in fact, Ms. Berry is…
“In the absence,” to paraphrase Barack Obama, “of American leadership,” at least we still have Rihanna, who is Anti- a lot of things in ideals and in principle, not the least of which is anti-isolationist.
Jay Z, hip hop superstar, entrepreneur, and husband to Beyoncé, has requested that his entire musical oeuvre be pulled from Spotify.
It is Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ninth wedding anniversary—oh, the places you’ll go!—and so to pay homage to her husband and to her fans, Bey has released a video on Tidal complete with intimate, never-before-seen video of the couple. And you definitely have not seen this many diamond raaangs.
Jay Z and the Weinstein Company plan to turn the life and death of Trayvon Martin into a six-part docuseries, reports Variety. The series will be based on two books, Lisa Bloom’s Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin’s …
As we know, Adele isn’t particularly interested in broadcasting her every personal milestone. And that’s cool — so long as she continues to sing songs that make me cry, I demand nothing else. But you may be interested to know that she got married.
Last night after everyone (including Adele) was smarting from Beyoncé’s grossly unfair Album of the Year loss, Tidal gently patted us on the heads and placed in our hands a midnight surprise-release that assuaged the disappointment: a new single from DJ Khaled’s album featuring Bey and Jay.
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Beyonce is pregnant y’all. With twins.