Rumi and Sir Knowles-Carter are the twin deities that sprang forth from the blessed womb of Beyonce back in June. As all things concerning Queen Bey and her consort Jay-Z are, the meaning of the twins’ names is vitally important! Their eldest daughter, five-year-old Blue Ivy, was obviously named after plants and colors. I kid; Blue was inspired by a Rebecca Solnit poem, and Ivy is supposedly a riff on the Roman numeral IV. The number four is a big deal for the Carters, in regards to birth dates and anniversaries and album titles and what have you. But what’s the deal with daughter Rumi’s name? And did Bey and Jay merely want the servants addressing their son Sir properly from the jump? The second part of Jay-Z’s interview with the Rap Radar podcast (via Us Weekly) revealed all!
Joseph Kahn directed four of the videos off of Taylor Swift’s hypersmash 1989 record, and has helmed the video for her newest single, “Look What You Made Me Do.” The song, which was released on Friday, has already broken records for Spotify streaming and YouTube views, according to People. The vid premieres tonight during the VMAs, but Kahn is already defending it online. Tay Tay teased it on Twitter this week and the Beyhive went into anaphylactic shock because she lined up her dancers in a formation, if you will, and wore a very similar black unitard. Kahn says that no, he didn’t rip off Beyonce. And even if he did, Beyonce has been ganking “inspiration” from other chicks for awhile. Tay Tay only goofed because she neglected to leave a couple of decades in between.
Look, it’s not like Beyonce hasn’t been accused of ripping off everybody else for most of her career. Oh boy, typing that is probably going to get me stung.
Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do” (aka “Are You There, Lorde? It’s Me, Taylor Swift’s Evil Twin“) has a video dropping during the Katy Perry-hosted VMAs on Sunday. She threw up a little sneak peek of the vid on social media, and it wasn’t long before the tweets started flying.
Prepare to see the Beyhive don orange jumpsuits for the forseeable future. Vanity Fair is out with a report that Laverne Cox is partnering up with Beyoncé on a secret project. But the deets – like much of what Queen B does – are pretty scarce. Laverne did, however, confirm there was something coming when she was on Access Hollywood Tuesday.
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.