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Kanye West Throws Microphone, Stomps Off Stage At Pan Am Performance

Kanye West closed out the Pan Am games Monday night and introduced the audience to a fun new way of storming off stage. The rapper, who’s known for his brilliant lyrics as well as an explosive temper, showed off both during his set in Toronto, earning positive reviews for his performance but catching a lot of flack… » 7/28/15 1:00pm Tuesday 1:00pm

On Friday, Kanye West screened the video—or “visuals” because it’s artsy—for his single “All Day” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s directed by Steve McQueen and features Yeezy rapping in an empty room. The Brit Awards performance was much more powerful. You can watch a bootleg of the McQueen video here. » 7/27/15 10:10am Monday 10:10am

I Took Rutgers' Beyoncé Course: A Master Class in Pop & Black Feminism

On the first day of “Politicizing Beyoncé,” a Spring semester course at Rutgers, 32 young women and men sat in their desks, texting behind a Coach bag or catching up on Vlad TV’s rap posts on a laptop. It was February. I was dressed in jeans, Converse, and a giant sweatshirt, going for undergraduate realness, and here… » 7/07/15 12:22pm 7/07/15 12:22pm

Would You Smash?: Aunties Reveal Who'd Get The Panties At Essence Fest

Essence Music Festival in New Orleans is a destination for women of color on Fourth of July weekend. This year, headliners included Frankie Beverly and Maze as well as Charlie Wilson. Both are the hotties of their generation. Jezebel investigated which vintage bae still riles up their fans and asked the black auntie… » 7/05/15 2:30pm 7/05/15 2:30pm

Director Liz Garbus on Nina Simone's Life, Legacy & Lauryn Hill

What Happened, Miss Simone?, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, is a masterpiece. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus, whose storytelling skills are uniquely sensitive to the complicated tales of women and men grappling with fame and internal demons, it presents Nina Simone unlike we’ve ever seen… » 6/25/15 2:30pm 6/25/15 2:30pm

There Is Still Only a 50 Percent Chance Kim and Kanye Will Have a Boy

Now that Kim and Kanye have confirmed that they’re pregnant—well, she’s pregnant, but if anyone’s going to use the “we” it’s Kanye, am I right?—sources have been coming out in droves to let media outlets know the sex of the Wests’ upcoming collaboration before it drops. Allegedly, the new baby is a boy. » 6/10/15 1:20pm 6/10/15 1:20pm