Posts tagged "Jay-Z"

Beyonce And Jay Z Add New Dates To Their Joint ‘On The Run’ Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z won’t let the elevator ride from hell get in the way of their blockbuster On The Run stadium extravaganza. The Carters caught a basketball game last night (May 12) to prove that everything is well and good in their kingdom, and announced extra tour dates in California today. In light of recent events, this will be the hottest ticket of 2014 — if it wasn’t already.

The power couple will now perform second shows at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on August 3 and AT&T Park in San Francisco on August 6. Pre-sale tickets for the new dates go on sale tomorrow (May 14) at 8am. On The Run kicks off in Miami, Florida on June 25 before heading up the east coast and eventually working its way across the country to California. See all 18 dates after the jump. More »

Solange Knowles’ 10 Greatest Hits (No Pun Intended): The Idolator Playlist

Solange Knowlespost-Met Gala elevator throwdown with Jay Z is already the thing of pop culture legend. The footage, which was unearthed by TMZ yesterday (May 12), raises so many questions. What did Hov say that so enraged Solo? Why was Beyonce more concerned about the state of her admittedly flawless gown than the frenzied fisticuffs going on around her? Does their bodyguard now get danger money?

While we wait for answers to these questions (it could take a minute), let’s celebrate the one good thing to emerge from the chaos. The uninitiated are finally expressing interest in Solange’s music. Given her status as an indie-pop darling, it’s easy to forget that the 27-year-old is yet to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains something of a mystery to the general public. As a fan since the dark days of Solo Star, I’ve put together a playlist for the R&B’s diva’s best tunes. Get into it after the jump. More »

The Standard Hotel Addresses The Leak Of Solange And Jay Z’s Fight Footage: Morning Mix

:: Solange Knowleselevator brawl with Jay Z became instant headline news when it leaked yesterday (May 12). The hotel where the footage was filmed has addressed the situation, expressing their outrage at the breach of privacy. They have launched an immediate investigation into the matter. [Vibe]

:: The fallout from the above story was great enough to divert attention away from Miley Cyrus‘ latest fiasco. The Bangerz diva has been chastised for making (bad) jokes about date rape during a nightclub performance in London over the weekend. [The Guardian]

:: Pitbull is a one-man party machine, so he’s the perfect choice to host Fox’s New Year’s Eve special. Mr. Worldwide will also perform at the extravaganza and he has already promised to bring along some of his famous friends. [Billboard]

:: It’s a big day for Michael Jackson fans with the much-anticipated release of Xscape. Check out an intriguing mini-documentary about a cover that was commissioned but ultimately not used for the album. [Vibe]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today.  More »

Solange Knowles Vs. Jay Z: Post-Fight Pics, An Instagram Clue & The Bey Hive’s Twitter Meltdown

TMZ dropped a bomb earlier this morning (May 12) when the posted video footage of Solange Knowles throwing punches at Jay Z in an elevator at (or immediately after, it’s still unclear) the Met Gala on May 5. It triggered a wave of social media commentary, mostly centered on what could have triggered Solo’s outburst and Beyonce‘s stunned reaction.

Twitter detectives were on the case immediately and they dug up some interesting post-fight pics. Bey smiles through gritted teeth in one image, while Hov lurks in the background nursing his cheek. Interestingly, the “Drunk In Love” diva left the event with her sister and posted a curious prayer on Instagram a couple of days later asking God for guidance on her relationships. See those pics as well as The Hive‘s most (insensitive yet) hilarious tweets after the jump. More »

Here’s Insane Video Of Solange Physically Attacking Jay Z In An Elevator While Beyonce Watches

Well, here’s an item we were never expecting to see. TMZ has just posted video which appears to show Solange attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator last week, as Beyonce stands by watching (crippled with shock, maybe?). This is completely bonkers. Oh, and it’s almost certainly really them: the incident apparently occurred at a Met Gala after party at the Standard Hotel in New York City, and you can see they’re wearing the outfits from the event.

In the security camera footage, Jay Z enters the elevator with Solange, and she immediately gets in his face. He appears to put his hand on her shoulder her to calm her, at which point the singer begins flailing and trying to punch Hov. A man pulls her off, and she attempts to kick Jay as they’re being separated. At this point Beyonce comes into the frame, and there’s a lull as Solange appears to be yelling, and then again tries to kick Jay, and he grabs hold of her foot, while Bey fixes her own dress or picks something up.

Obviously it’s unclear what happened before or after the incident, but watch the footage below, and then join us in wondering what in holy hell could’ve provoked this ugly scene at such a public event (and in such elegant threads!). More »

2014 Met Gala: Watch Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West & Taylor Swift On The Red Carpet

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A Rare Sight: RiRi Wearing Clothes
Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art hosted a slew of celebrities last night for its annual Costume Institute gala. The honorees this year were fashion designer Charles James and Vogue editor Anna Wintour (on hand for the renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center, for which First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon), and attendees included, among many others, Beyonce, Jay Z, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Florence Welch, Selena Gomez, Janelle Monae and David and Victoria Beckham. Frank Ocean, who’s currently finishing up his sophomore LP, was also on hand to perform at the event.

Above, watch Rihanna walk the red carpet in her white Stella McCartney crop top, and then head below to catch Bey and Jay, Taylor, Kanye and Kim and the Beckhams at the big Met do. More »

Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Grace ‘Ebony’ Magazine’s Black Music Month 4-Cover Issue

Ebony magazine pays tribute to Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West in their collectors’ edition, four-cover Black Music Month special issue. Each superstar gets their own special cover and title. Bey is crowned ‘The Diva’, while Hov is referred to as ‘The Mogul’. Meanwhile, Rih is ‘The Rebel’ and Ye is ‘The Poet’. All very appropriate choices.

“It was an honor to write the four cover stories for EBONY magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition,” said music writer Kevin Powell. “Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z packaged with legends like Tina Turner, Donna Summer or Tupac Shakur, but we did it because when it comes to Black music, it is important to note the deep connection between the musicians of yesterday and today.” See all four covers after the jump. More »

It Takes A Village: 10 Pop Hits That Took At Least 6 Writers To Cobble Together, From “Drunk In Love” To “Timber”

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Ahhh. Remember the good ol’ days when it only took one skilled tunesmith to write a hit single? Yeah — our minds don’t stretch back that far, either. In fact, if you have to travel in time, to “Somebody That I Used To Know” in 2012, to find the last single to top the Billboard Hot 100 with only one writer credited to it. (That would be Mr. Gotye himself, Wally de Backer.)

These days, it takes a small army to craft what we naive listeners would deem to be the simplest of songs. Remember Flo Rida‘s “Whistle”? You know — the chart-topping oral sex jam disguised as a radio-friendly, sing-song trifle for the whole family to purse their lips and blow to in the car? That one took no less than half-a-dozen writers to put together.

Below, we rounded up another 10 such pop smashes that required a team of musical geniuses — or at least Pitbull — to pen. Some may surprise you and even shatter the illusion of your favorite artists as unique jacks-of-all-trades, able to dash out catchy hits all by their lonesome.

Carry on to find out the wicked truth behind all the glitter, pop fanatics! More »

Beyonce And Jay Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour Pre-Sale Wreaks Havoc On Twitter: See The Best Tweets

Pre-sale for Beyonce and Jay Z‘s blockbuster On The Run tour kicked off at 8am this morning (April 29) and, not that unexpectedly, sparked a minor Twitter riot when prices and seating plans were finally revealed. VIP packages range from $491 for a seat in the first 20 rows to a whopping $1746 to be right up front row. (A standard ticket will set you back anywhere between $36.50 and $222).

While not unreasonable compared to other major draws like Madonna and Justin Timberlake, the prices still made some fans balk and they immediately expressed their discontent on Twitter. There was a smattering of genuine outrage but most were determined to attend On The Run, even if it meant taking out a loan and buying binoculars. See the frustration, humor and mayhem after the jump. More »

Beyonce & Jay Z Announce On The Run Tour: See The Dates

After two weeks of rumors, Beyonce and Jay Z‘s joint tour has been confirmed. The married stars are linking up for a run of 16 stadium shows in the US and Canada this summer for their On The Run Tour (odds are fans are still going to refer to it as The Mr. & Mrs. Carter Show, though). They’ll start off June 25 in Miami, and work their way through Philly, Boston, Chicago, L.A. and more, as well as their respective hometowns of Houston and New York City. The trek finishes up August 5 in San Francisco.

There are all kinds of different ticketing options and pre-sales, but here’s the gist: Beyonce fan club members and Chase cardholders have access to tickets the morning of April 29, and tickets go on sale to the general public May 2 on LiveNation.

Naturally, the news of the tour was first tweeted out by… Chase Bank. Check out the tour dates and the tweet below. More »