While he won’t be inviting Kanye West over anytime soon for afternoon high tea (which really just involves sipping Hennessy and chowing down on crustless sandwiches while Beyonce walks around the pool doing vocal runs), Jay-Z finally opened up about that elevator throwdown back in 2014 with Solange Knowles. Surprisingly, it wasn’t to break down Bey’s “Flawless” remix to say “Of that billion dollars in the elevator, Solange represented somewhere around $40 and a Duane-Reade gift card.”
For awhile now, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s friendship situation has been reminiscent of that friendship you have with that one person that you like but is always causing a problem in a public setting. Either they have a personality issue, or they can’t hold their booze, or they temporarily claim allegiance to the stupid and problematic. You’re loyal to them but you can only drag them out of so many parties before they’re thrown out and have to make sure they’re not going to murder the Uber driver so many times.
That’s what Hova and Yeeszus’ relationship was like for awhile. That was until Kanye’s meltdown late last year when he talked a lot of ish about Jay. What tipped the scales for Jay was when Kanye started in on his wife and child, Empress Beyonce and Blue “The Messiah” Ivy, during a show in Sacramento.
Ever since The Beauty And The Beast live-action remake shocked everyone by not being a flaming bag of poo, everyone has been tossing around live-action remakes of Disney movies. Lin Manuel-Miranda is supposedly strapping on a scuba tank to bring The Little Mermaid to life, Will Smith signed on to be the genie in the Aladdin remake, and the White House daily press briefing gives us a glimpse as to how Pinocchio is going! But what’s that buzzing you hear coming from the Serengeti? Yup, the Beyhive is taking over Pride Rock. Continue reading
Back in February, the family of Anthony Barré, popularly known as Messy Mya, filed a suit against Beyonce for using his voice in the song Formation. Messy Mya was murdered in 2010 and Beyonce used samples of his voice posthumously with no citation or permission given. Rather than break off a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for Mya’s family, Beyonce filed to dismiss the case and went on about her business of being the richest of bitches.
Have you ever been to a really bad, off-brand wax museum? They have them all over the world. I’ve been to a few, because I love terrible things. However, I’ve never been to Madame Tussauds. I just always assumed that they had some quality standards to live up to, given their name recognition and popularity. Personally, I have no desire to see an accurate representation of what Tom Cruise looks like in real life, or to take a fake selfie with Forrest Gump. I’m into outsider art, not tourists traps.
But then that version of Beyoncé (courtesy of Hip Hop Weekly) happened.
While the New York Times keeps its snooty ostrich head in the sand, waiting until the twins (pictured above, performing with Beyoncé at the 2017 Grammys) have graduated college before they report this, E! is spilling all the honey from the Beyhive. Sit down, everybody, because we have the next steps of royal succession!
Girls do run the world in the Carter household, because Rumi Carter is next in line after Blue Ivy. The newest girl Beyoffspring was the first of the twins to do that annoying “Single Ladies” shimmy out of ‘Yonce. Rumi popped out at 5:13AM on June 13 and her bother Sir arrived a minute later.
Because they couldn’t figure out what albums to plug into the kids’ names this go-round (Lemonade Magna Carta seems ostentatious, even for Jay and Bey standards), the new duo isn’t getting middle names (“Nyah nyah! Mom and Dad love you less!” –Blue Ivy in three years). Don’t fret, Sir and Rumi! There are two of you, and one of her. Just ask Mom about Auntie Michelle, and we’ll see who gets the last laugh.