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Was Beyonce & Jay-Z's Display Of Justin Bieber's Mug Shot Disrespectful Or Complimentary?


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Jay-Z and Beyoncé have divided Justin Bieber fans when they chose to show his mug shot on stage during their joint On The Run tour. The couple performed on the opening night of their tour in Miami on Wednesday (25th June) and some celebrity cameos were projected onto the backdrop of one of Jay-Z's performances.

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The couple kicked off their world tour in Miami on Wednesday (25th June).

20-year-old Bieber's photograph was shown in amongst a montage of famous celebrity mug shots including the likes of 50 Cent, Tupac, Robert Downey Jr. and Jay-Z himself. The images were shown during Jay-Z's performance of 'Izzo (H.O.V.A)'. When the music stopped Beyonce appeared on stage to say "Even the greatest can fall."

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Beyonce And Jay Z's World Tour: Bieber Mugshots, Booty Suits And Blue Ivy


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Beyoncé and Jay Z have kicked off their eagerly-anticipated On The Run world tour in Miami, with an inaugural performance taking place on Wednesday night (25th June). At the Sun Life stadium, the hip-hop couple treated fans to an explosive joint performance and a starry night to remember.

The 'Sweet Dreams' singer's frequent outfit changes were the talk of the evening, with an array of risqué new costumes showcased to dazzling effect. After appearing onstage dressed in a Versace fishnet bodysuit complete with matching balaclava, Bey swapped into a denim playsuit, a Versace leotard and a dominatric-style leather suit.

However, the evening's most widely-shared ensemble was a shining black bathing suit with two holes cut out for buttocks that the star and her backing dancers wore whilst performing the singer's signature booty-shimmy routine.

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What Can We Expect From Beyonce And Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour?


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It’s safe to say that the past few months have not been the greatest for Beyonce and Jay-Z. While the Carters are undoubtedly still hip-hop’s most prolific power couple, some recent bad publicity has seen their star ever so slightly tarnished. First there was the now infamous Solange/Jay-Z elevator fight video and ever since then rumors have circulated that the couple might be experiencing some marital problems. But lets forget about all the drama for now, because Beyonce and Jay-Z are hitting the road together! The ‘On the Run’ tour begins Wednesday night (June 25th) in Miami and expectations are high. But what can we really expect from a joint Beyonce and Jay-Z tour?

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1. All the best Bey/Jay Duets!

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Ticket Sales And Expectations High As Beyonce And Jay Z Launch Into "On The Run" Tour


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Over the 13 years since their first collaboration, 03 Bonnie and Clyde, Beyonce and Jay Z are doing better than ever career-wise. Both are considered trendsetters and some of the (if not the) best at what they do. Both had innovative, best selling albums released last year. The media follows every move of the high-profile couple and their daughter, Blue Ivy. Now, with this summer’s joint stadium tour, Bey and Jay are about to cement their place as music royalty.

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Flawless? They'll have to be, to pull this off.

The tour kicks off Wednesday, June 25, in Miami and will hit 16 US cities – not exactly a full run, but it could be that Mr and Mrs Carter are just testing the waters for a larger endeavor down the line.

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Beyonce Divorce Delayed Over Pregnancy No.2? - Report


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Has Beyoncé scrapped her reported plans to divorce Jay-Z as she is pregnant? The 32-year-old singer and her husband of 6 years Jay-Z AKA Shawn Carter are rumored to be divorcing following allegations that Jay-Z is frequently unfaithful. 

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The veneer of happy family life began to crack earlier this year when Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles appeared together at the Met Gala in New York. The event, held on May 5th, saw Solange attack Jay-Z whilst they were in an elevator at The Standard, a Manhattan hotel. Footage was obtained by TMZ which clearly shows Solange hitting and kicking her brother-in-law. 

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Why Did Beyonce And Jay Z Miss Kimye's Wedding? Kris Jenner Didn't Really Notice


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It had to happen – the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West probably could have gone by without a new “celebrity feud” emerging, but we all know that’s not how media works.

So let’s talk about why Beyonce and Jay Z weren’t at the wedding. Apparently Kris Jenner is talking about it.

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The Kardashians' momager wasn't worried about Mr. and Mrs. Carter missing the wedding.

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Metallica To Cover 'Wonderwall' At Glastonbury, But What Are The Best Oasis Covers?


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In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who have deemed the Metallica’s headline position as both a lazy, predictable booking and one that is incompatible with Glastonbury’s demographic. However, whereas criticism towards Jay Z in the vein of what was unleashed by the Gallagher brothers was a scathing attack on hip hop as a genre, laced with a degree of barely concealed racism, Metallica’s backlash largely stems from elsewhere.

Oasis Liam GallagherOasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing at the Universal Ampitheatre in 2000. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Dan Callister]

Firstly, this is a band that hasn’t produced an album of any merit for well over a decade and what’s more, considering they were announced long after tickets had sold out, how many of Glastonbury’s middle class bohemians will actually want to watch the band? Metallica have themselves responded to the criticism by announcing they may open their set with a cover of “Wonderwall”, copying Jay Z’s act of protest back in 2008. However, it does appear that Jay Z’s version carried a greater amount of symbolism, given that it was the Gallagher brothers who were the most vocal opponents of his appearance. 

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Awkward? Beyonce And Solange Attend First Party Since Elevator Bust-Up


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Beyoncé and Solange Knowles have been pictured together for the first time since the embarrassing and disturbing bust-up between Beyoncé's little sister and husband Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala earlier this month.

Leaked footage showed Solange, who is also a pop star, lashing out at the rapper whilst he shielded himself but did not hit back. The group's bodyguard hit the emergency stop button and hauled Solange away from Jay Z with Beyoncé demurely avoiding the melee.

The Knowles-Carter family have been pictured together in happy photos to reassure their fans that all is well again but Jay Z was a notable absence from last night's Chime For Change event that the two sisters attended together.

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Why Did Beyoncé And Jay-Z Miss Kim & Kanye's Wedding?


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It was meant to be the wedding of the year, some may even say the century with the amount of fuss surrounding the day almost rivalling a royal wedding, yet Beyoncé and Jay-Z chose to miss Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's ceremony. Why?

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We can't be entirely sure but Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to spend their weekend thousands of miles from the newlyweds in the Hamptons rather than trek to Florence via Paris. Jay-Z is ranked amongst Kanye's closest friends, so it seems somewhat bizarre that they would have missed his wedding!

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Kim Kardashian Marries Kanye West - Details We Know So Far


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Fans of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be delighted to hear news of their nuptials is finally trickling through from leaking guests and awaiting paparazzi. The couple married yesterday (Saturday 24th May) in Italy after months of speculation surrounding their wedding. So here's what we know so far.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian married in Florence yesterday (24th May).

Paris Or Florence?

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A Week In News: Havoc As 'Godzilla' And Kardashians Unleashed On Unsuspecting Cities


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Map to the Stars

Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map to the Stars, Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Foxcatcher have all received glowing reviews whilst Lost River, Grace of Monaco, and The Search... well, less so. Click on links for reviews highlights and details for each movie.

Carter-Knowles Camp Content?: The Jay Z/Solange brouhaha confusion still hasn't been publically illuminated but the Carter-Knowles family seems to be intent on proving to the world that everything is just fine, fine, fine, thank you very much after footage leaked showing the singer attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift. Beyoncé's statement did little to explain her sister's violence but her newly-posted family photos do a good job of sweeping it all under the rug, for better or worse.

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Jay Z And Solange Play Happy Families As Elevator Violence Swept Under Rug


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Beyoncé has posted a new set of pictures on her Tumblr page to let the world know that she, her husband Jay Z and her sister Solange are still part of a happy family despite the shocking violence witnessed last week. The Knowles-Carter family drama was plastered all over the new when CCTV footage showing Solange attacking Jay Z inside an elevator after the Met Gala leaked online.

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Jay Z & Beyoncé Have Been Dealing With The Aftermath Of The Vicious Met Gala Fight & Footage Leak.

It's still unclear what caused the singer to attack her brother-in-law but there has been a cryptic back and forth between Beyoncé and Solange since the incident. The pair have posted photos of each other on their respective Instagram pages as if to show that they're still united and have moved on from the baffling incident.

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Ten Things We've Learned From Jay Z And Beyonce's 'Run' Trailer


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In a pretty spectacular move to distract us from the Solange vs. Jay Z saga, the power couple have released a mock-film trailer to promote their upcoming joint tour.  The clip, which claims to be a trailer for a film called 'Run,' was released on Saturday and hot damn, it's a smorgasbord of all the Beyonce and Jay Z stuff we love so much.  But what are our highlights from the 'Run' trailer, you're asking?  Well, we'll tell you.

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1. Bonnie and Clyde ’14?

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Beyonce And Jay Z Are On The "Run" In New Star-Packed "Trailer"


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We’d totally pay to see Beyonce and Jay Z’s new action flick. Music’s first couple just released the trailer for Run this past Saturday – with no prior warning or promotion, in classic Mr. and Mrs. Carter style. The trailer is a star-packed event, featuring the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Don Cheadle, Blake Lively, Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Guillermo Diaz and Rashida and Kidada Jones.

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Bey and Jay are pros at keeping everyone talking. This time, it's about their creative endeavors.

The trailer continues the couple’s favorite Bonnie and Clyde theme and sees them shooting guns, evading the law and generally looking really cool. But no action flick would be complete without a couple of emotional moments, so the short clip also features numerous heart-to-hearts with the aforementioned co-stars.

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Beyonce Posts Sisterly Instagram Pictures After Jay-Z/Solange Met Gala Fight


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Beyoncé is ensuring no one has the wrong idea about her relationship with her sister Solange. The singer posted a series of pictures of the pair together on her Instagram account following Solange’s highly publicised fight with Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z mere hours before Jay-Z's fight with Solange.

 Solange and Jay-Z appear to have had a disagreement which ended in blows at the beginning of May. The incident occurred the night of the New York Met Gala on Saturday (3rd May) and Solange appears to have attacked Jay-Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel. Surveillance footage seemingly shows a tuxedo clad Jay-Z being kicked and punched by Solange before the two security men accompanying the pair forcibly hauled Solange away from the rapper. We’re still not sure what the disagreement was about and, although the pair and Beyoncé have released a statement, they did not allude to the reasons behind the fight.

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Is Solange Angry Jay Z Hasn't Helped Make Her As Famous As Beyonce?


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So, this whole Jay Z/Solange thing? We’re still trying to get our heads around it. Beyonce has gone from having the most outwardly perfect family life to being embroiled in some sort of Jerry Spring family feud. Here are the facts. Along with a lot of finger pointing, Beyonce’s little sister, Solange Knowles, launched herself at Jay Z in a lift at the Met Gala. Held back by a bodyguard, Solange spent around 3 minutes trying to punch and kick the rapper, while a bodyguard held her back. Beyonce calmly stood between the two, while Jay appeared to try talking to the furious Solange, occasionally blocking himself from her attempted blows.

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The whole world’s been wondering what Jay Z did (if anything) to rile Solange up so much. The hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange was packed full of funny suggestions about what could have started the fight, but we’re inclined to think that Jay didn’t insult Solange’s afro, or comment that his lips are bigger than her career.

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Beyonce Breaks Silence On Solange/Jay Z Fight, Addresses "Unfortunate Incident"


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We’re no closer to finding out what really happened between Solange and Jay Z at the Met Gala, although the famous family have released a statement regarding the incident. Beyonce addressed the physical altercation, which saw her sister Solange attack her husband Jay Z in a lift after the Met Ball.

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Beyonce explained: "As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it…Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologised to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

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We Know Beyonce, Solange And Jay-z, But Who Is Rachel Roy?


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Fashion designer Rachel Roy has found herself at the center of speculation surrounding the now infamous Solange Knowles/Jay-Z elevator video. The 40 year old designer has been a fixture on the celebrity scene for years now, but this week her profile has been raised immensely thanks to her rumored part in the Knowles' drama. So beyond the rumors, what do we actually know about Rachel Roy?

Rachel Roy Rachel Roy is rumoured to be the cause of Jay-Z and Solange's argument

California native Rachel got her start in the fashion world after moving to New York to work in retail and setting herself up as a stylist for magazines and music videos. But her first big career break came when she landed an internship at Rocawear, the fashion label of Jay-Z and then business partner Damon Dash. Dash and Roy soon became close and in 1999 their daughter Ava was born. However Dash was also in a relationship with singer Aaliyah at the tine which continued until her untimely death in 2001.

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The Tape Of Solange Knowles Attacking Jay-Z Was Reportedly Sold For A Six-Figure Sum


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The tape of Solange Knowles attempting to kick and punch her brother-in-law, Jay-Z, in an elevator after the Met Gala, has garnered global interest and has nearly reached 6 million views on YouTube.

So it is little surprise that the individual who leaked the security footage to TMZ would have earned quite a lot of money in the transaction.

After its release earlier this week, reports began surfacing that are putting a price tag on the tape, and it is allegedly a six-figure sum.

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The Plot Thickens: Rihanna's Involved In Jay Z/Solange Knowles Fight?


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The story of how Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z after the Met Gala was bizarre enough on its own, but it sounds even stranger since Rihanna’s name was mentioned. According to the New York Daily News, the younger Knowles sister lashed out at her brother in law after he said he was going to Rihanna’s after party without his wife. Apparently the tension had been brewing for a while, but it boiled over when Solange, Beyonce and Jay Z entered the now infamous Standard Hotel elevator.

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Solange Knowles - the plot thickens.

According to the Daily News’ source, that was when Jay Z announced that he would attend Rihanna’s party, instead of going home with his wife.

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Solange Knowles Reportedly Attacked Jay Z After Rapper Planned To Visit Rihanna's After-Party Alone


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Since the leaked tape of Solange Knowles attacking her brother-in-law, Jay-Z, inside an elevator at a Met Gala after-party surfaced, there has been much speculation as to why this happened.

The answer may be involving the rapper wanting to continue to party into the night, without his wife Beyoncé.

According to the New York Daily News, the intense row started when Jay got angry at Solange after two of her friends tried using his name in an attempt to get into the star-studded after-party at The Standard hotel in Manhattan.

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#WhatJayZSaidToSolange: Twitter Has Its Say On Solange Vs Jay-Z


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The internet is a funny place today. Unless you've been living under a rock you've heard all about Solange Knowles and Jay-Z getting in one heck of a scuffle in a lift at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala. No-one's quite sure what went down, but we do know that Solange launched herself at the rapper before being dragged off him by a man who appears to be a bodyguard.

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The video was obtained by TMZ, and shows Solange clearly trying to attack her brother-in-law and father of her niece, Blue Ivy. Now, all that everyone is interested in is what provoked Solange's outburst. The footage has no audio, which has led to a global internet campaign to guess what it was that Jay Z may have said to the singer. The hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange has been trending since the video surfaced, here's a few of our favourite tweets on the topic.

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Jay Z Set Upon By Solange Knowles: What Caused Beyonce's Sister's Outburst?


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Solange Knowles' relationship with her brother-in-law Jay Z has become the subject of intense public scrutiny today as yet another celebrity family's dirty laundry was aired for the entire world to see. Well, sort of: the soul singer set upon the rapper and husband to her sister Beyoncé behind what she thought were the closed doors of an elevator whilst descending from a post-Met Gala soiree.

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After A Night At The Met Gala, Jay Z Was Attacked By Beyoncé's Sister, Solange.

The footage shows the 27 year-old mother-of-one lashing out at Jay Z with both her arms and legs as the group's bodyguard attempts to pull her away. Jay Z doesn't make any move to hit back at Solange, rather he pushes her legs away from his chest when she aims high with a stiletto-footed kick. Solange's limbs reach their target on more than one occasion, prompting the bodyguard to hit what looks like the emergency stop button to prevent the scene spilling out in front of the waiting paps.

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Made In America Trailer


Made in America Festival is an annual music event founded by rapper and businessman Jay-Z in 2012. Following its inaugural year, it was announced to take place in Los Angeles for the later events and its arrival has since become an important symbol of unity. Jay-Z created the festival in a bid to join together musicians of all genres, creeds and cultures to emphasise the bond between music-lovers regardless of any animosity that may have existed between hip hop artists, rock artists and pop artists in the past. It is an attempt to build a world of peace and diversity because, in the words of Run DMC star Darryl McDaniels, 'Music succeeds where politics and religion fail'.

'Made In America' is a music documentary based on the new festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z who is also the movie's executive producer. It has been directed by double Oscar winner Ron Howard ('The Da Vinci Code', 'Apollo 13', 'Rush', 'A Beautiful Mind') and features behind-the-scenes clips and interviews of various music superstars including Run DMC, Rita Ora, Kanye West, Janelle Monáe, Tyler The Creator, Skrillex, Santigold and The Hives. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for 'Outstanding Television Documentary' at the Black Reel Awards.

Made In America is available on VOD and DVD 19 May 2014

What Can We Expect From Beyonce And Jay-Z Going 'On The Run' Together?


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In what promises to be some of the most exciting gigs of the summer, Mr and Mrs Carter ie Beyonce and Jay-Z are teaming up together for the 'On The Run' tour. Arguably music’s most successful couple, the 15 date tour, which is so far only reaching North America, will mark the first time the pair have hit the road together. Whilst no details have been given yet on how the actual shows are going to play out, one thing’s for sure, Beyonce and Jay-Z combined is going to make for one epic tour.

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Whatever the reason behind the couple touring together, (wanting a big fat payday, wanting to spend time together or most likely both), we can be certain that Beyonce and Jay-Z are going to put on one heck of a show together. If Beyonce’s solo 'Mrs Cater Show' world tour is anything to go by expect a massive production that will surely only get bigger with Hova onboard. As for Jay-Z, he loves the combined tour gimmick. Last year he hit the road with Justin Timberlake for the 'Legends of Summer' tour and previously he teamed with Kanye West for the 'Watch the Throne' tour.

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Beyonce And Jay Z To Go "On The Run" Together: 15 US Summer Gigs Announced


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They had to do it, just had to. Following weeks of speculation and radio silence on their end, Beyonce and Jay Z have finally announced their joint summer tour dates. The powerhouse couple are planning to go on a 16-city On the Run tour, and tickets have already been made available to a select few. Members of Beyonce’s fan club will be the first to be able to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, April 29 at 8 a.m., followed by Chase debit and credit customers at 10 a.m.

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The biggest couple in music are uniting for the summer tour of all summer tours.

According to Variety, Jay and Bey’s Run will start in Miami, at the Sun Life Stadium on June 25th. They will close the tour with a gig in San Francisco – August 5th at AT&T Park. The general public will have their shot at the tickets on Friday, May 2 through Live Nation’s website and mobile app.

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Music Fans Crown Ozzy Osbourne And Lady Gaga "Hardest Artists To Understand"


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Music fans have named Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest artists to understand lyrically. 2000 people took part in the poll, which was created by Blinkbox music, a music streaming service.  The poll aimed to find out which artist's lyrics fans find the hardest to decipher.

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Ozzy Osbourne bagged first place as the artist whose music is hardest to make out. Fans are often left confused about what the Black Sabbath frontman is saying in his songs. It’s unclear whether they are able to understand him when he isn’t singing, as demonstrated by his bizarre Grammys intro speech.

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Drake Drops New Track 'Draft Day' Namedrops Jennifer Lawrence And Samples Lauryn Hill [Listen]


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Drake has delighted his fans by unexpectedly dropping new track, 'Draft Day,' which apparently refers to next month's NFL draft. The pop-infused rap track keeps ahead of the curve by namechecking other contemporary stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Chicago MC Chance The Rapper, over a Lauryn Hill sample.

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Drake Has Dropped Brand New Track, 'Draft Day.'

The new song follows another new Drake song, 'Days In The East', played for the first time during a gig at Birmingham's NIA last month (March 21), which could indicate that, like Kanye West, Drake has a follow up to his 2013 album scheduled for release this year. Sampling Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)," the tune opens with a nod to 21-year-old college football star Johnny Manziel.

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Kate Winslet's Son Bear Blaze,and Other Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names


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Children of celebrities never have to go to normal schools where the other children will make fun of their wacky names, which means that the stars can go wild when naming their pampered offspring. There must be schools in Beverly Hills teaming with Donatello Zeuses and Princess Bananaramas. 

You don’t come across many Janes or Johns in the celeb baby world, but funnily there seems to be a few Bears going around at the moment. Kate Winslet and Alicia Silverstone both have sons called Bear, although to set mini Winslet apart his middle name is Blaze, as a reminder of the house fire that his parents first met in. Romantic.  As a side note, Winslet's husband changed his own name to Ned RocknRoll, so we're not surprised that the couple have chosen a name that is a little less out of the ordinary.

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Including LeBron James, Samsung Has Many Celebrity Friends


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Oh dear Lebron James probably didn't make Samsung execs too happy on Wednesday when he took to Twitter to complain about his phone erasing itself. You see, James is being paid big money by Samsung to promote their products so his angry tweet wasn't very good publicity. Of course the tweet was then soon deleted. But James isn't the only celebrity Samsung has on speed dial, lately it seems many celebs have been all to keen to show off their Samsung products.

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Remember when Ellen DeGeneres took that famous selfie at this year’s Oscars? Well, whilst we were all looking to see just how many famous faces we could spot what we were really meant to be looking at was the phone Ellen used, it was a Samsung Galaxy 3 Note. Samsung were big sponsors at the Oscars and their cheeky bit of product placement with Ellen served them very well, the picture she tweeted was then retweeted 3 million times within 24 hours. With those retweets Samsung got an estimated 900 Samsung mentions a minute on social media. Not bad at all, until Ellen sent out her next tweet which happened to come from an iPhone, oops.

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Daft Punk's New-Old Jay Z Collaboration 'Computerized' Surfaces On Internet [Listen]


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A new Daft Punk/Jay Z collaboration has leaked online and has sent fans into a whirlwind of curiosity regarding the origins of the song. 'Computerized' is a track that sounds more like the old, purely electro Daft Punk, with their vocoders and sterile synths, rather than their new disco direction, as heard on Random Access Memories.

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A New Daft Punk & Jay Z Collaboration, 'Computerized,' Has Been Leaked Online.

It seems likely that the track was intended for 2010's Tron: Legacy franchise reboot, for which the French duo memorably provided the soundtrack, but 'Computerized' may have been one of the songs that didn't make Disney's final cut. The song was leaked by a Daft Punk fan on a message board and is said to be from "an old Disney project."

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Beyonce and Jay Z
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Beyonce and Jay Z
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Leighton Meester Marries Adam Brody: 10 Couples Who Kept Their Wedding Secret


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We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.

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1. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

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Beyonce And Jay Z Raise The Roof In Surprise Pre-Bowl Party


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Beyoncé and Jay Z have taken another step in proving that not only are they the most powerful people in music, they also put on the world's hottest show when they're together. The couple's appearance at New York club Pier 40 on Saturday night echoed the previous weekend's Grammy Awards where Beyoncé's solo performance became a duet when her husband Jay Z arrived.

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Jay Z Repaid The Favour To Beyoncé When He Invited Her Onstage Last Saturday.

Guests at DirecTV's Pier 40 party were only expecting a performance from the rapper to celebrate the imminent Super Bowl game so when Beyoncé appeared in a dazzling black gown, they knew that things were about to get a whole lot more fabulous.

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Beyoncé Joins Jay Z On Stage For Live Performance At Pre-Super Bowl Party In New York City


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Music's power couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, have repeated their live double act from this year's Grammy Awards at a pre-Super Bowl concert. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z was performing a live set for DirecTV's 'Super Saturday Night' at Pier 40 on Saturday night (Feb 1st). 

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The 32 year-old performed 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z

But on the eve of the Super Bowl, fans were pleasantly surprised when the 44 year-old brought his wife on stage to perform her new hit track 'Drunk In Love'. 

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George Zimmerman To Fight In Celebrity Boxing Match?


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What makes a celebrity a celebrity? It's an age old question which seems to become more abstract and contorted as time goes on.

George Zimmerman, apparently, is a celebrity. Or so his promised participation in a celebrity boxing match would suggest!

Zimmerman is, in case anyone has been avoiding the news for the past two years, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defence whilst working as a security guard in a gated Florida community. Although Zimmerman was acquitted during the trial, which continued throughout summer 2013, numerous protests were organised owing to the delayed arrest of Zimmerman and the accusations that he had racially profiled Martin. The court case was high profile and attracted numerous celebrity contributors and commentators, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

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Imagine Dragons And Kendrick Lamar Stole The Grammys With 'MAAD City/ Radioactive' Show? [Video]


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The aftermath of this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday was filled with talk about Beyoncé and Jay Z's sexually-charged 'Drunk In Love' performance, Madonna's mass marriage, Taylor Swift's surprised face and the rock-tastic finale show. However, as the dust has died down, one performance in particular stands out for its explosive mash-up and unique collaboration.

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Imagine Dragons' Grammys Performance With Kendrick Lamar Has Been Heralded As A Highlight.

Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar performed a hybrid version of the former's hit 'Radioactive' and the latter's 'MAAD City' to considerable critical acclaim. Not only did the two songs mesh extremely well together but the rock band and the rapper brought a show to the Grammys that will be talked about for months to come.

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Grammys Scores Second Highest Ratings In 21 Years With Out-Of-This-World Show


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The 56th Grammy Awards has been rewarded for its monumental live performance line-up at last night's ceremony with the news that more people tuned in to catch the show than have done since 1993. The star-studded ceremony, which showcased talent including Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Nine Inch Nails, Sire Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and Madonna, proved to be its most successful in 21 years with 28.5 million viewers.

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This year's viewing figure, provided by the Nielsen Company via the AP, mark an increase on last year's 28.4 million watchers of the telecast beamed straight from Los Angeles' Staples Center. The Grammys reached nearly 40 million people during Adele's big year two years ago and reportedly hasn't been below 25 million since 2009.

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Beyoncé And Jay Z Added To The Line-Up For 56th Grammy Awards


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Beyoncé and her hip-hop mogul husband Jay Z are the next artists to be added to the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month. Their appearance was confirmed by a commercial, which aired on Sunday (Jan 19th), where CBS announced music's power couple will be taking the stage.

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The 32 year-old will take the stage at this year's Grammys

Us Weekly also adds more confirmation as sources told the mag that the rumors are indeed true.

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Kanye West Pens Lullaby For Blue Ivy For Her Birthday


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Blue Ivy had a birthday that most of us could only dream of when she turned two-years-old earlier this month and on top of celebrating the her birthday in a completely rented-out zoo, she also got a special gift from Uncle Kanye West.

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Kanye West really does have a soft side after all

The rapper and close friend of Blue's father Jay-Z wanted to give the infant something special and personal as a gift, so he composed an original lullaby for her. According to TMZ, Beyonce and Jay rented out Jungle Island, a wildlife park and botanical garden in Miami, with a handful of close friend and family in attendance for the special occasion. It was later reported by the Daily Star that Kanye decided tone down on the bass-heavy, manic beats found in his acclaimed 2013 album Yeezus for his latest track, as he wrote Blue Ivy a personal lullaby for her birthday. We can only imagine what kind of gift his own daughter, North West, will get when she celebrates her first birthday this summer.

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Beyonce & Jay-Z Celebrate Blue Ivy's Birthday By Renting A Zoo!


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Beyoncé and Jay Z celebrated their daughter's second birthday in style, by hiring a zoo! The couple closed down an entire theme park on Tuesday (7th January) so they could take Blue Ivy round unobserved by the public, according to TMZ. They also invited a group of select friends with who to share the experience.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated Blue Ivy's birthday in style. 

Jungle Island in Miami was the zoo in question, a park which holds a wide variety of exotic animals and exhibitions. Unfortunately, as Blue Ivy is two, is seems unlikely much of the expensive and exclusive experience will remain with her. We suspect the zoo may have been hired primarily for her parent's entertainment! 

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Beyoncé Took Jay Z To A Strip Club After He Proposed


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After saying yes, Beyoncé celebrated Jay Z's proposal to her with a trip to a strip club. Despite being notoriously secretive in regards to her relationship with the '99 Problems' rapper - going as far as to not confirm their 2008 secret wedding - the 'XO' hitmaker has now revealed that Jay Z proposed to her on his birthday; 4th December, 2007. Their secret ceremony took place in New York City in April of the following year.

Related: Beyonce Unveils Awesome Low-Key Video For '7/11'

The new music video for 32-year-old Beyoncé's 'Partition' was inspired by their celebratory trip to the Crazy Horse cabaret club after his proposal. 'Liberation', the fourth YouTube video in a series about the music and videos of Beyoncé, the singer reveals: ''The day that I got engaged was my husband's birthday, and I took him to Crazy Horse and I remember thinking 'Damn, these girls are fly.' I just thought it was the ultimate sexy show. I was like, 'I wish I was up there, I wish I could perform that for my man.' So that's what I did for the video.''

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Britney Spears Becomes The Latest Star To Threaten Retirement


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Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The documentary gave us some revealing tidbits into her set and showed what life as a famous working mother was like, as well as uncovering some of Britney's plans for the future.

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Britney Jean might be Brit's last album

While her immediate plans for the future involve her singing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the next two years, after that Britney reckons that she might be finished with the showbiz industry. The mum-of-two wants to be able to spend more time with her kinds and return to a simpler life, like the one she had in her native Louisiana .

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Beyonce Snatches ITunes World Record With Surprise Album


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Beyonce Knowles' latest self-titled album has surpassed all sales expectations by exceeding the one million downloads mark on iTunes within a week, securing the R&B singer a well-deserved world record.

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Beyoncé's New Album Exceeds Download Sales Expectations.

Just six days after Beyoncé dropped her surprise record, download sales have surpassed one million copies, setting a record for iTunes, Apple Inc and Columbia Records, according to Reuters. Titled Beyoncé, the fifth solo studio album from the singer was unexpectedly released in the early hours of December 13th and contains 14 new songs and 17 videos.

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Everyone Is Stunned By Beyonce's Surprise Album, Most Of All The Critics [Pictures]


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Since she dropped the bomb on Thursday, Beyonce has occupied thousands of terabytes of data transfer with her new album. People are naturally baffled. Yes, we all know Beyonce is pretty much amazing, but even for her, it was an astounding feat. The woman, who opened 2013 by performing at the Inauguration, then went on to do the Super Bowl halftime show to end all halftime shows, went on a 123-show tour, took care of her little girl and still managed to record a 14-track album, film a video for each track and somehow keep the production team behind the entire escapade from breathing a word to anyone.

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Color us impressed. Since this is Queen Bey, however, people have gotten their heads around the idea by now and music critics are just starting to recover from the shock and express some opinions on the album. Yes, the album is amazing… but is it any good?

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Beyonce Releases Self-Titled 'Visual Album' Without Warning On ITunes


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As the minutes were about to take us into Friday, 13 December, music fans across the globe were treated to an unexpected yet highly anticipated surprise. Just before midnight (EST) Beyonce released her all-new, fifth studio album on to iTunes, completely without warning.

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Ready or not, Queen Bey is back!

The self-titled release, her first since 2011's 4, became available to download on Thursday night without any prior marketing or anouncements from the star of her PR. The release is more that your traditional album though, as Bey has designated it as a "visual album," with each track coming with it's own video.

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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations: Who Are The Notable Absentees On The Nominee's List


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The 2014 Grammy Awards will take place in January 2014, with the full list of nominees being revealed over the weekend. Jay-Z was the most capped nominee, with nine nods in total, whilst Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar and Daft Punk were also among the list of potential winners, but there were a number of artists who were nowhere to be seen on the list of nominations.

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After their shock win in 2011, Arcade Fire have been ignored this time

Despite their last album, The Suburbs, being a runaway success at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Arcade Fire are nowhere to be seen on next year's list. Their fourth album, Reflektor, was met with almost universal praise and some critics noted that it was an improvement form their latest release, but it seems as though the Grammy committee weren't as impressed as everyone else. The Canadian band don't even appear in the Best Alternative categories, however it is pleasing to see Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend among the nominees in this category, especially considering VW released one of the albums of the year with Modern Vampires of the City.

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Video - Jay Z New Christmas Collection 'A New York Holiday' Takes Over Barneys Window Display


Paparazzi film a Christmas window display at Barneys showcasing the limited edition 'A New York Holiday' clothing collection co-designed by Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter. The display features various unusual light displays including a crystal effect light up window.

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Beyonce And Jay Z Begin 22 Day Vegan Regime


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Jay Z and Beyoncé have announced that the first 21 days of Jay Z's 44th year will be spent adhering to a strictly vegan diet, eliminating all animal products from their food until Christmas. Rapper Jay Z announced the news today, his birthday, via a blog post entitled '22 Day Challenge' which laid out his intentions.

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Jay Z Announces He's Cutting Out Animal Products For 22 Days.

"Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way," the rapper begins before moving to detail the intended "spiritual and physical cleanse" of the vegan regime.

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Beyonce's New Track, 'God Made You Beautiful' Leaks In Full [Listen]


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A day before its official release date, the latest single from Beyonce has found its way online to be listened to in full and is the latest in a long line of singles released this year by the singer, none of which have yet been given a home on an album yet. Titled 'God Made You Beautiful,' the song made its way on to YouTube on Sunday, 24 November, a day before the planned release date.

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Beyonce has been touring extensively for the past few months

The lyrics video was uploaded by Queen Bey herself as a thank you to all her fans who pre-ordered her Life is But A Dream documentary and is the third song to be teased by the singer this year. Despite her relatively regular single releases, Mrs Carter has yet to release a follow-up to her 2011 album 4, nor has she revealed any plans surrounding her next solo album. In 2013, the singer released the single 'Grown Woman' to coincide with her Pepsi hook-up, and at a concert in Belgium recently, the singer performed 'Standing In The Sun' for the first time in full. Despite this, we're still no closer to another Beyonce album.

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Jay Z Will Launch Collection At Barneys Despite Racial Profiling Cases


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Jay-Z has released a statement announcing he will go continue with his controversial business arrangement with Barneys, despite allegations of the store racial profiling. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has released a statement on his website announcing he will continue launching his line at the New York store.

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Jay Z has released a statement on his website.

Barneys New York Inc. and Macy's Inc. are currently being investigated by the New York state attorney general following a number of black customers complaining they were stopped by police after making expensive purchases. Whether or not the stores racially profile is being investigated and they have been ordered to provide the Attorney General with information on their policies for questioning and detaining customers.

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Another Day, Another Kanye West Rant: This Time He Takes On Barneys


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Kanye West took his Yeezus tour to Las Vegas last night (28 October), where he blasted US fashion chain Barney for suposed racism. Rather than being another typical Kanye rant about why he's a boss (or a God), there was actual substance and reasoning behind his latest slagging off.

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The New York City branch of the popular US chain hit headlines across America when two black customers were detained by cops after making a string of expensive purchases, an incident that has resulted in claims of racial profiling by the store. Although the heads of Barneys deny any counts of racism, there have been cries from the American public that black designers and workers who are employed by Barneys should leave the store high and dry as a sign of protest.

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Big BET Winner Kendrick Lemar Places Drake In His Crosshairs


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Well this was always going to happen wasn’t it? Kendrick Lemar – or K.Dot as he was previously known – has been slowly swelling his stock until it exploded on the hip hop stock market when Good Kid, M.A.A.D City dropped. There was a notable spike when Section.80 hit, too.

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Now, riding on a wave of critical acclaim, Lemar feels confident to call out other rappers. He did it on a controversial verse in Control – most notably – and he did it again, less explicitly, at the BET awards. And it was aimed in Drake’s direction, apparently.

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Beyonce "Not Impressed" When She First Met Jay Z


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Hip hop superstar Jay Z has revealed that when he first began dating Beyonce, he had to work incredibly hard as she was ''not impressed'' by him. The rapper, 43, found he had to go traditional with his wooing attempts for the 'Halo' singer when they began dating, confessing that in order to get close, he had to properly ''wine and dine'' her. 

Related: Jay Z Purchases Popular Champagne Brand Armand de Brignac 'Ace of Spades'

The couple both appeared on the 2001 Music Issue of 'Vanity Fair', and Jay Z commented that: ''We were just beginning to try to date each other. Well, you know, you've got to try first. You got to dazzle ... wine and dine.'' The couple have been together since, and now have a daughter - Blue Ivy - who is approaching two years old. Beyonce and Jay Z are still enjoying their successful careers since marrying secretly in 2008.

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From Timid Child To Global Superstar, Justin Timberlake


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It may come as something of a surprise, but as a child, Justin Timberlake wasn’t the charming, all-singing, all-dancing package he is now; no, indeed, he was quite shy. Up next for Timberlake is the second half of his album duo: ‘The 20/20 Experience: 2 Of 2’ and his new film, ‘Runner Runner’.

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“Funnily enough,” he told Metro, “until I discovered the stage, I really was a pretty shy kid and didn’t talk a lot. I was an only child and I think I had only-child syndrome.”

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Drake Releases 'Nothing Was The Same': Another Strong Rap Album For 2013?


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Three albums in and Drake has firmly found his place within the rap world. Not only does his latest record, Nothing Was The Same, deliver a self-assured sound and confident lyrics but it also marks a turning point for the rapper as he looks back and muses upon his rise to fame.

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Drake Delivers A Solid Third Effort.

The album's lead single 'Started From The Bottom' is the most obvious rags-to-riches tune. Suitably anthemic for radio, the rap delivers some incisive lyrics about fame and fortune and has also had a rather funny music video released alongside.

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Justin Timberlake Unveils His Latest Track 'TKO' In Full


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Justin Timberlake is continuing his pursuit to make sure 2013 is his year and ahead of the release of his second album of 2013, the singer, actor and all-around Renaissance man has released the second full track from his upcoming release, 'TKO.' With production and backing vocals from regular collaborator Timbaland, the song has got us looking forward to the completion of the 20/20 Experience series all the more.

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Justin will release the second edition of The 20/20 Experience this month.

Clocking in at a lengthy 7 minutes 6 seconds, it continues Justin's recent attempts to make challenging yet rewarding pop songs. The singer had three songs that clocked in at 8 minutes or over on the first 20/20 Experience and a further four clocking in at over 7 minutes, and when it comes to the second instalment of the 20/20 Experience, Justin will be continuing this trend. With only eleven songs stretched out across 74 minutes, the average length of each song in his will be over 6 and a half minutes long.

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Justin Timberlake: The Biggest Comeback Of 2013?


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When Justin Timberlake publicly announced his return to music in January, we had no idea how spectacular a re-entrance it would be. The star has well and truly left no stone unturned in making sure that everybody knows he's bringing sexy back!

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He abandoned his music career in 2007 after releasing his multi-platinum second album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', his last single being US top 10 'Summer Love'. He made several guest appearances on other artists' tracks such as Madonna's 2008 hit '4 Minutes' and Jamie Foxx's 'Winner' in 2010, but generally he's been focused on his acting career appearing in the likes of Academy Award winning Facebook flick 'The Social Network' and romcom 'Friends with Benefits' opposite Mila Kunis, as well as voicing the character of Arthur Pendragon in 'Shrek The Third'.

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Drake Unveils New Album 'Nothing Was The Same' Tracklist, Feat. Jay Z


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Rapper Drake has announced the tracklist and release date for his new album 'Nothing Was The Same.' He tweeted "Mixed and Mastered and on its way to you. September 24th" and added "Would You Like The Tracklist?" before posting a link to his OVO Sound website where the list of tracks was featured.

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Drake Has Excited Fans With An Exciting New Announcement.

The Canadian-born rapper's new record will feature 13 songs, including a collaboration, 'Pound Cake,' with fellow rapper Jay Z and a deluxe edition will add two bonus songs. The album includes the already released singles 'Started from the Bottom' and 'Hold On, We're Going Home.'

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Beyoncé Dazzles At Jay Z's Budweiser Made In America Festival [Pictures]


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Beyoncé has graced the stage of Made In America in Philadelphia to headline a second day of celebrations at the second annual festival. She was the Saturday headline act and performed for 90 minutes in an energetic set that left the 50,000 strong crowd in awe of the mother-of-one, blasting through hits such as 'Crazy In Love,' 'Halo,' and 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).'

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No Human Can Look That Casual Whilst Jumping In Heels.

Striding out on to the MIA stage, Bey immediately put her mark on the festivities, branding the event as her own. "Philly, welcome to Made in America. You are now at the Mrs. Carter Show," she shouted, yelling "Show me how loud you can be" to the compliant and adoring crowd.

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Jay Z Releases Smashing 'Holy Grail' Video On Facebook In Worldwide First


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Jay Z has made history by choosing to release the video for his new single, 'Holy Grail,' solely through social media in the first 24 hours. Facebook have an exclusive window to show the video for the first 24 hours, and from then on it will be on wider release.

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Jay Z Has Teemed Up With Facebook, As He Did With Samsung To Launch His Album.

Nick Grudin, head of content partnerships for Facebook spoke of the company's enthusiasm for the unusual video launch: "What we're doing with Jay Z today is really exciting and we think emblematic of the evolution for music and how musicians can connect with their fans."

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Kendrick Lamar Contemplates 'Dumbing Down' Lyrics Following 'Control' Fallout


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When Kendrick Lamar spat fire on his guest spot for the Big Sean track 'Control,' his challenge to today's hip-hop heavy-weights to up their game and try and keep up with him was taken the wrong way by a chunk of the rap community, including a number of those he called out on the track. Speaking for the first time about the controversy surrounding his verse, the Compton rapper has reiterated that he meant no disrespect to anyone, noting that he may have to tone down his complex lyrics in future.

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Kendrick says that people obviously didn't get what he was rapping about in the Big Sean track

The Top Dawg Entertainment star was speaking with radio DJ Peter Rosenberg on his Hot 97 radio show on Thursday (29 August) morning to address the unwarranted controversy surrounding the song, saying that his lyrics had been taken out of context by those who took offence. He commented, "It made me go back here and made me feel that I probably need to dumb down my lyrics nowadays, for people to take it way out of context the way they did."

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Kendrick Lamar's "Control" Verse Wasn't A Jab At The Kings Of New York


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Kendrick Lamar has no beef with any of the “kings of New York” and that wasn’t even what his somewhat controversial verse on Big Sean’s Control was even about, the rapper himself says in an upcoming interview with Power 106. Lamar says that he did not expect his contribution to the Big Sean track to attract that much attention, but to be fair with so many names dropped in there, it’s no wonder the media took the bait and started looking for the rift between Lamar and his fellow East Coasters. The inflammatory line – or one of them anyway – goes: ”I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n****s”

Hear an excerpt from the interview below.

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Eminem Announces New Album - 'MMLP2' - During VMAs


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As Eminem rocked the crowds at Reading & Leeds Festival in England over the weekend, on Sunday (25 August) night the rapper had yet another treat in store during the MTV Video Music Awards. During one of the ad-breaks in the show, the Detroit wordsmith featured in a commercial for his mentor Dr Dre's Beat By Dre headphones range, with the details of his next album included in the ad (check out the commercial below).

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Em will release his next album before 2013 is over

The ad came moments after Eminem's Twitter and Instagram accounts exploded with teasers from Em about his upcoming album, the first since 2010's Grammy-winning Recovery, and not only revealed the release date of the album but also told us who Em has been working with on his latest full-length effort. With Dre and the legendary Rick Rubin serving as the album's executive producers, the album will be out on 5 November later this year.

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N Sync Reunion On The Way? Band Reportedly Planning Comeback For VMAs


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N Sync reunion at the VMAs? Surely this is too good to be true! Well apparently this is supposedly what is going to happen at the Snday, 25 August awards show, according to reports coming from within MTV. Vulture first reported that it had heard from people working behind the scenes at the VMAs that Justin, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass and JC Chasez will once again be hooking up for a long, long awaited reunion.

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Justin will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards at this weekend's ceremony

As already reported, Justin is already going to receive a special award on the night; the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in honour of his long-serving career in the music biz, but as good a news this is, the fact that he'll be there with the boys from his N Sync days just makes this the best news we've heard all week. After a thoroughly triumphant return to the music scene this year with his well-received 20/20 Experience and the upcoming follow-up, The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2, it was thought that Justin's own success would get in the way of any N Sync reunion ever happening, but luckily this clearly isn't the case.

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Beyoncé Maintains Blonde Bob At V Festival


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Beyoncé seems to have changed her mind about her short pixie cut and is now, with the help of extensions, sporting a blonde bob. The singer appeared on Wednesday (15th August), heading for lunch in Miami with her husband Jay-Z and daughter, Blue Ivy, miraculously with a chin-length bob. 

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Beyonce performing at the V Festival.

Beyoncé revealed her new pixie look on August 8th, shocking fans by posting three photographs on Instagram. Beyoncé, prior to last week's cut, always had long hair. It's no wonder she's chosen to ease into things by wearing a longer bob. Her long term colourist Rita Hazan, speaking to E!, commented on Beyoncé's drastic change. Hazan said: "she always had beautiful, gorgeous tons of hair and for her to strip down and reveal herself this way is a very powerful moment."

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Is Justin Timberlake A Vampire: Track List For '20/20 Experience Pt. 2' Revealed


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Justin Timberlake has announced the follow-up to March's mega-selling 'Pt. 1' of his 20/20 Experience album project. The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 can be expected to hit on 29th September this year and - not only this - Justin has recently announced the track listing for his upcoming record and fourth studio album as a solo artist.

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You'll recognise a track or two already from 20/20 Pt. 2 such as lead single 'Take Back The Night' with its dancey New York at nighttime music video. Despite controversy from a rape charity with the same name, who complained that their cause would be compromised if listeners started to associate the phrase with lyrics such as "use me," the song saw middling success with its highest position in the charts at No.8 on the USA's Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart.

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New Single "Control (HOF)" Sees Kendrick Lamar Calling Out Big Competitors


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Kendrick Lamar is rising to the top and won’t let anybody stand in his way, the rapper has made that much clear by calling out a bunch of rappers on his latest track “Control (HOF)”. Actually, name dropped would be a more accurate description, because the list of… um… homeboys includes quite a few big names.

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Lamar might have "mad love" for them...

In the new track, which you can listen to via NME, Lamar raps: "I'm usually homeboys with the same nigg*s I'm rhyming with/ But this is hip-hop and them niggas should know what time it is/ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha-T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, Mac Miller/ I got love for you all but I'm trying to murder you n****s".

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Jay-Z, Shawn Carter, Rosie Perez and Michael K Willliams - Rapper Jay-Z recently performed his track 'Picasso Baby' from his new album 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' for six straight hours in front of a live audience at New York City's Pace Gallery. The footage from the event has now been edited down for the video release, which Jay-Z is calling a ''performance art piece''. The promo features artist Marina Abramovic, who inspired the the concept, and other celebrity names including Judd Apatow, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Michael K. Williams and Taraji P. Henson, as well as Pablo Picasso's granddaughter Diana Widmaier Picasso - New York City, United States - Wednesday 7th August 2013

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Jay Z Joins Beyoncé Onstage For 'Tom Ford' Performance At Barclays Center


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Rapper Jay Z and singer Beyoncé joined forces for the third and final 'Mrs Carter' show to officially christen Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Jay Z had joined his pop diva wife on stage during her previous two performances, to play rap-infused R&B songs such as 'Crazy In Love,' but their third and final night (Mon 5th Aug) was a little more special.

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Beyoncé Is Famed For Her Energetic Shows.

As Beyoncé and her dancers performed 'Bow Down', the lights suddenly changed, the dancers strutted offstage and Jay Z swaggered on to the scene ready to rap.

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Justin Timberlake Premieres His Body-Popping Video For 'Take Back The Night' [Video]


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Following various sneak peaks at his latest video, on Tuesday (July 30) morning Justin Timberlake finally unveiled the brand new music video for the track 'Take Back The Night.' Shot in various occasions throughout New York City, including Times Square, a downtown club, his live show at the Yankee Stadium, popping shapes with some local kids and of course, with it being NYC, hanging out at countless bodegas.

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Justin is looking forward to bringing out his next album

'Take Back The Night' was released on July 12 as the first single from Justin's upcoming album; The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2, his second of the year and the follow-up to The 20/20 Experience, which was released in March. His fourth album to date, The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2, is set to hit stores this September, with critics predicting that the album will perform as well as his well-received and high-selling third album.

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Jay Z - Magna Carta. Holy Grail Album Review


After the success of 2011's collaborative effort with Kanye West, 'Watch The Throne', the artist also known as Shawn Carter now hits the dozen mark in solo releases.  Initially given away as part of a tie in with Samsung phones, it was certified platinum in America four days before receiving a release on more conventional formats.

Jay Z - Magna Carta. Holy Grail Album Review

With Jay-Z having featured on Justin Timberlake's recent comeback material, the former 'N Sync man returns the favour and opens 'Holy Grail' with a superb choirboy-esque chorus.  The main man's own contribution unfortunately lacks in comparison; there's no killer lyric and he resorts to quoting Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' - just about getting away with it.  This sets the tone for the remaining 15 tracks on which the guests push Jay-Z to the background.  In their absence, he fails to get anywhere near the admittedly exceptional standards he set himself on 2001's 'The Blueprint', instead sounding lacklustre over the expected top class beats he is provided with.  'Picasso' is the first example of this; a great rock-orientated under layer is the foundation to art-related lyrics that fail to connect, whilst 'Crown' appears to have more electro-beats than verbal contribution.  When he does perform, the content rarely strays from the staples of the genre - money, women, success - and perhaps it is because he has been successful for so long that he now struggles to make them and, more importantly, himself sound interesting.  It is not until the final song, 'Nickels And Dimes', that he recaptures the fire that brought him attention originally and it is no coincidence that it is here that the boasts are set aside to be replaced by musings on philanthropy and money struggles.

So what of the other featured artists who provided a lift to proceedings?  Frank Ocean's turn on the blustery brass of 'Oceans' provides a seductively smooth hook, but it is the almost-obligatory appearance of Mrs Carter aka Beyoncé that stands out.  Set in mid-tempo R'n'B balladry, 'Part II (On The Run)' is actually quite a sweet declaration of love for one another.  By not using clichés they comfortably avoid the pitfalls of coming across in a nauseating manner, instead expressing a reciprocated gratefulness for looking beyond reputation and finding the person behind the image.  It's far from the typical Jay-Z track within his extensive catalogue, but that is perhaps part of the reason why it is one of the better pieces on 'Magna Carta. Holy Grail'.  Some may accuse him of going through the motions on the record, but equally possible is that he's run of ways to rap about the same old subjects.  Hopefully, next time around he'll recapture the inspiration that put him at hip-hop's top table, a seat he should vacate going on this output.

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Jay Z

Date of birth

4th December, 1969

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Musician

Sex

Male

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