"I think what happens with true art is that it has to cause conversation," the rapper said.
The 28-time Grammy winner talks about navigating the entertainment industry and how as a young Black woman, she knew she "couldn't mess up" or it would all go away.
This is the most woman-heavy and diverse class in Rock Hall history, with fans celebrating several long-overdue accolades.
On the same day news broke that Moet Hennessy will acquire a 50 percent stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand, Tina Knowles-Lawson posted a tribute to him for being a "bad ass brother."
Rihanna, Jay-Z, Charlize Theron and other celebrities are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of 20-year-old Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., a Black football player at Pace University killed by a white police officer in New York nearly a decade ago. The case remains an “unhealed wound” for Henry’s family and the people of New York, they wrote. “The DOJ must truthfully determine whether a pattern and/or practice of discrimination played a role in the case of DJ Henry — and if it did — deliver the justice that restores this young man’s name and reputation, while giving hope to other young black men who are just like him and desperate for change," they wrote.
The 'Vossi Bop' hitmaker defended himself after the 40-year-old rapper accused him of being 'Pagan'.
Nicole Curran, the woman who leaned in front of Beyoncé to talk to Jay-Z, has been blitzed with hate on social media ever since.
Dramatic pregnancy announcement aside, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are pretty protective of their 13-month-old twins, Sir and Rumi Carter. So protective, in fact, that they even hired baby models to pose as their children in concert visuals for their “On The Run II” tour.
Have you ever seen regular old museum attendees go apeshit? No? Well, thanks to the Louvre, now you can! The Paris museum — home to famous works like Leonardo da Vinci's <em>Mona Lisa</em>, and more recently, the music video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z's song, "Apeshit," off the album <em>EVERYTHING IS LOVE</em> — now offers a guided tour that will retrace the steps the power couple took when creating their visual masterpiece. SEE ALSO: Unchill Stan Twitter turned Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Mona Lisa' moment into a meme The tour will examine the 17 pieces of art that were featured in the Carters' "Apeshit" video, directed by Ricky Saiz. In addition to the Mona Lisa, it will take a look at famous works like <em>The Winged Victory of Samothrace</em>, <em>The Raft of the Medusa</em>, <em>The Coronation of Napoleon</em>, the ceiling of the Galerie d’Apollon, and more. According to the website, the thematic trail tour, which lasts 90 minutes, is only offered on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. But the museum also offers a detailed guide to the works, so you can learn more from the comfort of your own home. While it may seem like the Louvre continues to pull out all the stops for Bey and Jay — I mean, they let them shut down the museum and recorded a freaking music video for goodness' sake — it should be noted that this isn't the first time the Louvre has created a celebrity-related tour. In May 2016, after will.i.am released a 12-minute documentary, titled <em>will.i.am at the Louvre</em>, and a music video for his song "Mona Lisa Smile," the museum responded with another guided tour that highlighted collections from the Department of Decorative Arts. Here's to present and past art continuing to collide. WATCH: Beyoncé made history at Coachella and even Adele, who was watching at home, couldn't sit still
Meek Mill has been sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison. Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice centre in Philadelphia. Meek – whose real name is Robert Williams – was arrested twice, once for a fight at St. Louis airport, and for reckless driving in New York City, which broke the conditions of his probation.
Jay-Z has appeared to admit to cheating on Beyonce in his latest album, 4:44. Lyrics on the rapper’s first record in four years seemingly confirm the rumours which emerged following the release of his wife’s critically-acclaimed visual album Lemonade last year. On the title track of the new album, Jay-Z repeatedly apologises for past indiscretions, while on another, Kill Jay Z, he addresses the 2014 Met Gala where Beyonce’s younger sister Solange launched herself at him in a lift. On 4:44 he sings: “If my children knew, I don’t even know what I would do. ...
Beyonce has paid tribute to her music-mogul husband in the most fitting way. The 35-year-old singer – who is expecting twins with her husband – posted an updated version of the song and music video on his streaming service Tidal on Tuesday. The new video is a sweet record of the couple’s relationship and features their five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, as well as never before seen footage of their life together.
Plagiarism is a bit of a taboo subject within the music industry. Some say it is unavoidable since there are only so many notes on a piano and chord shapes on a guitar. But others will swear blind that using a riff, melody, or tone of another artist’s song is stealing, ripping, robbing and thiefing and is unequivocally wrong.Either way, it can take years and even decades for a jury to decide who is right and so many warring musicians settle out of court.Take a look at these big name artists whose names of have been dragged through the dirt after they were accused of stealing music.The writing duo won a copyright infringement case for their 1999 hit, which features flute notes sampled from an Egyptian composer. It was their first major single, and the composer’s heir tried to pursue a claim for ownership of the track but US District Judge Christian Snyder dismissed his case. Baligh Hamdi’s 1957 song ‘Khosara Khosara’ is repeated throughout ‘Big Pimpin’ and the case took amost a decade to be settled. (Photo: BFA / Hagop Kalaidjian) The 35-year-old singer is currently facing legal action over her hit song ‘Formation’ from the family of the late YouTuber Messy Mya, who claim she used samples taken from videos made by the rising YouTube star who was shot dead in 2010. According to Forbes, the family are seeking $20million. (Photo: Getty Images)
<p>Friendship fallouts sometimes hurt more than romantic ones. And in the fickle world of 'celebrity BFFs' social media is where the first punches are inevitably thrown.</p>
With their bottomless pockets full of cash and publicity-boosting potential, any self-respecting quasi-religious cult would just love to have an A-lister on board. Whether it’s a baffling sect who claim that the secret to enlightenment is cutting out water and sunlight, or boring old satanic worship and sex, we’ve rounded up the celebrities with links to cults.
Jay-Z has criticised the current ‘war on drugs’ calling it an ‘epic fail’ particularly regarding racial justice in a passionate opinion piece. In the video produced for the New York Times, the rapper says that government policy unfairly targets the Black and Latino communities and needs to change. “Rates of drug use are as high as they were when Nixon declared this so-called war in 1971,” states the singer in the video illustrated by Molly Crabapple.
Earlier this year it was speculated that Jay Z had been unfaithful to his wife Beyoncé and many fingers were pointed at pop siren Rita Ora. Rita recently parted ways with the music mogul’s Roc Nation record label to sign a new deal with Atlantic, and it seems now is the time to address the rumours that she was ‘Becky with the good hair’ and the woman Beyoncé referred to in her visual album Lemonade, which told the story of a man who was cheating on his wife.