Red Lobster Responds To Beyonce's "Formation"
Beyoncé's new single, and accompanying video, is bold and unapologetically black. Due to her celebrity, she may only be able to dine at the most exclusive of 5-star restaurants these days, though on "Formation," she reminded fans of her Southern-fried roots. "When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster," sings Bey on the opening verse, in what's become the song's most talked about lyric.
Drake Has Recorded A Collaboration With Beyonce For "Views From The Six"
While Drake's fourth studio album, Views From The Six, is expected later this year, we still don't know anything about it outside of the title. Thanks to a Coachella report from everyone's favorite tweeter; Ernest Baker, a few questions about the project have now been answered.
Iggy Azalea Thinks Beyonce's "Becky" Reference Is A Stereotype Against White Girls
In what shouldn’t be much of a surprise, Iggy Azalea is under scrutiny once again for statements made about the infamous “Becky” reference from Beyonce’s Lemonade album. While many fans believe Beyonce is referring to a woman Jay Z cheated on her with, possibly being Rachel Roy Or Rita Ora, Iggy thinks otherwise and says it’s a a stereotype used against basic white girls.
13 Notable Writing Credits On Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
Any time an event album like Beyoncé's LEMONADE comes around, the writing credits usually get picked apart pretty quickly. Now that we've had a few days with the liner notes, there are definitely quite a few interesting takeaways, some more obvious and talked about than others.
Frank Ocean's "Blonde" Credits Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie & More
Frank Ocean just dropped, and everything seems to be in its right place again. His new album, which appeared on Apple Music in surprise fashion, is entitled Blonde and not Boys Don't Cry, which had been the rumored title for over a year. However, Ocean did put out a magazine called "Boys Don't Cry" in coordination with the release of Blonde. The magazine appeared at four different pop-up shops in four different cities.
Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company
Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Pharrell, aka the leaders of the illuminati, are suing the French clothing company Eleven Paris for using their names, images, and trademarks without permission. Apparently Beyonce had sent Eleven Paris several cease and desist letters, but the company continued to sell products featuring her (as well as the others mentioned above) name and lyrics. Now she's taking matters to court, and her husband, as well as her mogul friends, are happy to join her on the prosecution team.
10 Joint Projects That May Or May Not Come Out
For every Watch the Throne or What a Time to Be Alive, there are scores of joint hip hop projects borne of one epic late night in the studio that never crystallize into a fully formed release. As fans, we should know better than to let these glimmers of collaborative greatness get our hopes up. But the possibilities are too great to ignore.
10 Songs You Didn't Know The-Dream Wrote
More than perhaps anyone else this decade, Terius Nash (AKA The-Dream) has been R&B's go-to behind-the-scenes man. Although his solo career has attracted a ravenous, cultish following, The-Dream's biggest smash hits (and paychecks) have come courtesy of his songwriting. He's penned tracks for Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige-- basically all of the most prominent female R&B singers since the '90s-- and even seen a few of them hit number one.
Did Nicki Minaj Push Back Her Single Because Of An Upcoming Beyonce Remix?
Nicki Minaj had the entire internet extra thirsty earlier this week when she dropped off the bootyfull single art for her upcoming record "Anaconda", which was originally due out July 28th. Unfortunately, Nicki had a slight delay in plans and decided to push back the release date until August 4th, and explained we "will understand why before the week is out."
Photos: Jay Z & Beyonce Hit Up The Louvre, Pose With The Mona Lisa
We knew Jay Z and Beyonce were on their way to the Louvre, when this hilarious video from an endearingly unaware tourist popped up, and now we have some more evidence of their visit to the world-renowned art gallery in Paris. The pics, which Beyonce spread over her various social media accounts see her and Hov flexing with the Mona Lisa, recreating iconic statue poses, and letting Blue Ivy run through the (noticeably empty) museum.
Jay Z's First TIDAL Playlist Is Causing "Wars In The Carter House"
Jay Z has reminds us pretty much every day about the perks and good intentions of Tidal, but every time he defends the service, yet another controversy arises. Jay's latest promotional tactic is a custom mix for the service. Sharing the compilation today on Twitter, he joked about tension between him and Beyonce over song picks, writing; "Playlist wars in the Carter house getting too real." Hopefully, this means we'll be getting some new selections from Yonce in the near future.
SZA Elaborates On Her Role In Writing Nicki Minaj & Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
Writing credits can tell you a lot about the people involved in the conception of a song, but they unfortunately can't tell you who contributed what. Scanning the liner notes of The Pinkprint revealed plenty of songwriting from Ester Dean, but the most surprising name came up on "Feelin' Myself", Solana Rowe, AKA TDE's resident R&B artist, SZA.
Jay Z & Beyonce Have Paid "Tens Of Thousands" In Protestors' Bail Money
Filmmaker, writer, and social critic dream hampton (who writes her name in all lowercase) took to social media to defend Jay Z and Beyonce against claims that the couple has remained silent in the midst of protests in Ferguson and Baltimore.
Beyonce Signs 3 Teenagers For $1.5 Million
In 2008, Beyonce founded her own company Parkwood Entertainment. Since its inception, Parkwood has been involved in everything Beyonce, from her films ("Cadillac Records" and "Obsessed") to her albums and music videos, but it was unclear if Bey intended to use Parkwood to sponsor other artists. This weekend, though, Queen Bey made three huge future investments, signing the two Bailey sisters as well as the 14-year-old Sophie Beem. The price tag for all three singers: $1.5 million.
Beyoncé's "Hot Sauce" Playlist Features Future, Ty Dolla $ign & Migos
Beyoncé will be performing at the Super Bowl half time show tonight, and since dropping the internet-breaking "Formation" video yesterday, she's made sure everyone remembers to tune in.On top of the new track, Yoncé has also curated a playlist for Tidal, which features a collection of party anthems that should be the perfect fit for your Super Bowl festivities tonight.
Beyoncé Previews "LEMONADE," Premiering On HBO Next Week
Since Beyoncé shared the video for "Formation" earlier this year, fans have been patiently awaiting news of a new album. While we still don't have confirmation on when an official project will arrive, Bey has shared a promising new teaser, hinting at an HBO premiere with the title "LEMONADE" set to air next Saturday, April 23rd.
Kanye West Asked TIDAL Not To Share Streaming Numbers For "The Life Of Pablo"
At the beginning of last week (Feb. 22), Billboard put out its weekly albums chart with one notable absence: Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, which was exclusively released on TIDAL on February 14.
Jay Z And Solange Incident Spoofed On "Saturday Night Live"
Last night was the season finale of "Saturday Night Live," and to open up the show, the cast chose to riff off of the most attention-grabbing news story of the week: Jay Z and Solange Knowles' now-infamous elevator incident. Starring Jay Pharoah as Jay Z, Sasheer Zamata as Solange, Keenan Thompson as the family's security guard, and Maya Rudolph as Beyoncé in a fantastic cameo, the cast members fabricate a story that has a much nicer explanation than the actual incident most likely does.
Review: Nicki Minaj's "The Pinkprint"
After a few listens to Nicki Minaj's latest album, The Pinkprint, it is pretty clear that, to a certain extent, she does pay attention to critics. Her last album, 2012's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was universally panned in reviews for being disjointed, gimmicky and lackluster, among other things. There aren’t many traces of the over-the-top theatrics that were sprinkled all throughout her sophomore set on her latest offering.
30 Sexy Beyonce GIFs From Her New Music Videos
As you probably know by now, Beyonce took the world/internet by storm last night when she dropped her new self-titled album out of nowhere. The frenzy has yet to subside, as the "visual album" came with 14 new songs to listen too and 17 new visuals to watch, filled with Beyonce being her sexy self.