Posts tagged "Jay-Z"

Solange Throws The Best Wedding Ever — Dances With Son To “No Flex Zone” & Makes Beyonce Sit On The Floor: 7 Pics

Kim Kardashian tried to break the internet by showing her oily butt on the cover of Paper magazine but Solange Knowles came much closer last night (November 16) when her quirky wedding photos went viral. (That could explain why Kris Jenner jumped on Instagram to throw a little shade, but more about that later). Why did the pics cause such a stir? For starters, there’s the hipster element.

The 28-year-old diva and her 51-year-old husband-to-be Alan Ferguson rode to the ceremony on pimped-out bicycles. They also wore matching white outfits and tied the knot in a spooky/chic New Orleans venue. The newlyweds should be the absolute worst but the whole event was so flawlessly executed that you can’t help but be in awe. Other highlights include someone having the audacity to make Beyonce sit on the floor and Tina Knowles becoming a Twitter sensation for looking sexier than anyone has a right to at the age of 60.

While the wedding exuded hipster chic, the reception seemed more relaxed. Solange even entertained guests by dancing to Rae Sremmurd‘s breakthrough hit “No Flex Zone” with son Julez. (Watch their slick moves after the jump). As for Kris Jenner? Well, she clearly didn’t like the attention the Knowles clan was getting and posted a picture of her own family in all-white outfits. Needless to say, her mentions became a bloodbath. More »

Randy Jackson Is Leaving ‘American Idol’: Morning Mix

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:: Fox has announced that Randy Jackson will be leaving American Idol after 13 seasons! He spent his time as a judge for the first 12 years, and mentored for the last season. He’ll definitely be missed on the show, dawg. [Vulture]

:: Our friends over at Vibe recently interviewed Alexandre Moors, the director of Kendrick Lamar‘s latest ’70s-inspired video for “i.” He explained to the magazine the concept of the visual: “[It] is Kendrick waking up the people. He’s doing it for himself and others. That’s why the people are following him. I was trying to find the right tune. I didn’t want it to be a happy-go-lucky video.” Click here to read what else Moors had to say about the directing process!

:: Seizures are a serious matter, but who knew they could be caused by listening to music — specifically from Ne-Yo? UK native Zoe Fennessy claims that she can’t hear the singer’s tunes or else she’ll start having seizures. She even had part of her frontal lobe removed to fix the problem. Yikes! [MTV]

:: Jay Z‘s Made In America festival in Los Angeles will reportedly cost the city’s taxpayers a ton of money — a total of $170,000 to be exact. Live Nation has already paid $500,000 to put on the event back in September, but it wasn’t enough. Now, the L.A. natives are stuck with picking up the extra tab. [Hypetrak]

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‘Beyonce’ Platinum Edition Box Set Contains New Songs “7/11″ & “Ring Off”: See The Official Tracklist

Ring the alarm! It looks like that rumored tracklist for Beyonce‘s reissue of her surprise self-titled 2013 album was a fake. Columbia Records has issued a press release with the official tracklist for the two-CD, two-DVD Beyonce Platinum Edition Box Set (out November 24), which, in a nutshell, contains two new songs — “7/11″ and “Ring Off” — plus four remixes of previously released songs with featured guests Nicki Minaj (“Flawless”), Jay Z and Kanye West (“Drunk In Love”), Pharrell Williams (“Blow”) and Mr. Vegas (“Standing On The Sun”).

One of the DVDs contains 10 live performances from Beyonce and Jay Z’s epic 2014 On The Run Tour (including their joint performance of “Drunk In Love”), while the remaining two discs are the original album and DVD music video compilation released last December.

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Beyonce And Blue Ivy Dressed Up As Janet And Michael Jackson For Halloween: See The Adorable Pics

Well, this is too cute for words. Beyonce started her Halloween celebrations early by stepping out dressed as Janet Jackson circa Rhythm Nation 1814. The 33-year-old got Jan’s military-inspired pant suit just right but even she was upstaged by Blue Ivy, who rocked a Michael Jackson outfit. The adorable toddler had King of Pop’s socks, gloves and jacket down pat.

As for Jay Z? Well, it looks like he wasn’t in the mood for a costume this year. Perhaps, he will go to more effort tonight? It looks like we’ll be seeing more of Bey in the not too distant future. She was accidentally announced as a performer at the MTV EMAs on November 10. While we wait to be slayed by that appearance, check out more pics of the diva’s Halloween look after the jump. More »

Beyonce & Jay Z Renew Their Wedding Vows: Morning Mix

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:: Congrats are in order for Beyonce and Jay Z! According to People, the star couple renewed their wedding vows after six years of marriage. Maybe now those divorce rumors can be put to an end. [People]

:: Courtney Love will try her hand at acting again, as the Hole singer is set to appear on FOX’s Empire. She will be a recurring guest star on the upcoming drama, playing the role of rocker Elle Dallas. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are planning to start their own college. The duo sold their Beats headphones company to Apple for a few billion dollars, and used the money to fund the new venture.The program’s name is called the “USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation.” [Pigeons & Planes]

:: Nine years after his single “You’re Beautiful” debuted, James Blunt is finally agreeing with the rest of the world that the song was (and still is) annoying. He told Hello! magazine, “I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives‘ commercials and you lose 50 percent of the population in doing so.” Hey, better late than never! [Billboard]

:: Anna Todd, an up-and-coming novelist who writes One Direction fan fiction, just scored a six-figure publishing deal. After, her debut erotic book that follows a character’s sexual interactions with a guy named Harry Styles, will hit your nearest bookshelves next week. [Rolling Stone]

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Taylor Swift Calls Out Her “Sexist” Haters: Morning Mix

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:: Taylor Swift has a message for all her haters out there! When asked about the critique of her always writing about ex-boyfriends, she stated “I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.” [via MTV News]

:: Speaking of Taylor Swift and her love life…the singer recently gave some advice to friend Selena Gomez. During her appearance on The Talk, Gomez said this about Swift: “[Taylor] was actually at my house the other day and we were sitting by the fire and I was talking about relationships and business in my life and she just kind of looked at me, and she supports me and never judges me for anything, and she was like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re going to be in the wrong room.’” [MTV]

:: Legendary reggae singer John Holt has passed away at the age of 69. He is known for being a member of The Paragons, and for songs like “The Tide Is High” and “Stick By Me.” [The Guardian]

:: Chris Brown, T.I., Trey Songz, J. Cole, and Tinashe are all added to Power 106 FM’s “Cali Christmas” annual concert. It will take place on December 5 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, and tickets go on sale this Thursday. [Rap-Up]

:: Ever wondered what it would be like if Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule created a rap super-group? Well it almost happened! In the late ’90s, the three artists recorded separately under Irv Gotti‘s Murder INC. label and even had some collaborations together. But it didn’t work out, as Jay Z and DMX’s relationship became tense. [MTV News]

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Beyonce & Jay Z’s “Drunk In Love” Gets A Tropical Twist: Listen To The ESTA. Remix

Beyonce and Jay Z‘s inescapable smash, “Drunk In Love,” has quickly become the ultimate turn-up anthem for partygoers worldwide. But now the hit gets stripped of its club-ready roots and transforms to a reggae-inspired groove – thanks to ESTA. 

The San Diego-based producer spins the tune into a tropical mid-tempo, featuring bouncy percussion, swooping horns and staccatto guitar flicks. The result is a song that is perfectly suitable for the beach, where Beyonce and Jay Z frequently spent their summer months. Take a listen to ESTA.’s “Drunk In Love” remix below. More »

Adele Is Still Making Serious Money From ’21′ Album: Morning Mix

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:: Adele‘s breakthrough album, 21, was released in 2011 to massive chart-topping success. Fast-forward to almost four years later, and the singer is still making money from the record – up to $128K to be exact! She’ll soon have even more money coming in, as her third album is to be released next year. [ONTD]

:: Beyonce has thrown her fair share of shade throughout her career, but who knew her hubby Jay Z was capable of the same? On a recent trip to The Louvre museum in Paris, a onlooker asked who the rapper is. His response was a quick and sly, “Who are you?” Watch it for yourself here. [Gawker]

:: Nicole Scherzinger may be gearing up for an album release soon, but that’s not stopping her from acting! She’ll be making her West End debut in the Cats musical, starring as “Glamour Cat” Grizabella. The show will run for 12 weeks at London’s Palladium, beginning in December. [Just Jared]

:: Remember Miley CyrusMTV VMA dateJesse Helt? Well the young man (who gave a speech about homelessness) has been sentenced to six months in prison for violating his probation. His attorney (hired by Cyrus) asked the judge to grant Helt leniency and give him a second chance. [Pop Crush]

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Jay Z And Solange’s Elevator Brawl Inspired The Latest Episode Of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ — Seriously

Jay Z and Solange Knowleselevator brawl is one of the most iconic pop culture moments in recent memory. As such, it’s already been referenced in pop songs — Beyonce and Nicki Minaj‘s “***Flawless (Remix)” — and has now inspired an episode of Law & Order:SVU. My first reaction (after bye, Felicia) was what does Solo and Hov’s punch-up have to do with a show about sexually based offenses but it looks like producers found a way to weave it into a story line.

According to THE YBF, the episode, dramatically titled American Disgrace, revolves around: “fictional NBA player Shakir ‘The Shark’ Wilkins — played by Henry Simmons — who is accused of rape by a PR employee from his clothing line. The ish jumps off after a shocking elevator scene, captured via security cam, and goes public via the ‘LMZ’ gossip site. There’s no audio and only raw camera footage. Sound familiar?”

I can’t but I simultaneously can and will. There’s a preview of this Emmy-worthy piece of television, which airs next week (October 8), after the jump. More »

Beyonce Joins Jay Z On Stage At Global Citizen Festival: Watch

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"Holy Grail" Is Right

Jay Z headlined this year’s Global Citizen Festival on September 27, in New York’s Central Park. To have one of the biggest rappers in hip-hop history on stage, for a festival raising awareness for extreme poverty worldwide, felt momentous in of itself. When Beyonce made a surprise appearance during his set, however, not even the usually-calm rapper could contain himself as he practically screeched her name: “Make some noise for Beyonceeeee!”

The On the Run tourmates teamed up to perform Jay Z’s “Holy Grail” and “Young Forever,” though with a slight wardrobe malfunction. During the former, Beyonce’s blouse came undone to reveal her nude bra as she sang Justin Timberlake‘s despairing parts with added urgency and jumping up and down in heels. Beyonce could have easily receded into the background during the rest of Jay Z’s verses. Instead, while occasionally tugging her blouse closed, she continued to vibe and dance wildly for the rest of the performance. More »