Jay Z, Solange, & Beyonce Release Official Statement On Elevator Footage
It had to happen at some point. The official statement from Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange pertaining to the leaked security footage of Solange attacking Jay in an elevator has finally arrived. Unfortunately, almost no explanation has been provided, other than the family has "worked through" their issues. They've definitely taken the "this is something all families go through" approach on this one, which means it's being kept private, and the world may never know exactly what happened in that elevator. Read the full statement below.
Hotel Employee Who Leaked Solange/Jay Z Footage For $250k Fired
The Standard Hotel in NYC was looking for the culprit who leaked the now infamous elevator footage of Solange attacking Jay Z, and after a few days, they've discovered who the employee is and fired him. The employee was apparently shopping around the footage for five days before finally selling it to TMZ for $250,000. The Standard released the following statement about the employee and incident,
Jay Z Is Reportedly Kanye West's Best Man
While it was initially reported that Jay Z and Beyonce would not be attending Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding, things seem to have changed drastically. Not only will the couple be in attendance, but Hov will be serving as the best man for the occasion. Rumor had it that the opposition from the couple came from a reluctance to be featured on Kim's reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, so Kimye's decision to keep the wedding off-camera seems a likely reason for Bey and Jay's change of heart.
Solange Removes Beyonce Images From Instagram [Update: Beyonce Posts Several Images Of Solange On Instagram]
Yesterday we reported that Solange Knowles was caught on security cameras assaulting Jay-Z in an elevator after the Met Gala. Jay-Z and Beyonce were later spotted sitting court side at last night's Miami Heat game with all smiles. The incident, it seemed, left the couple with little impact. Solange, on the other hand, may just have fallen on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Solange Attacked Jay Z When He Tried To Go To Rihanna's Party Without Beyonce, Sources Report
Solange and Jay Z's elevator scuffle has been the inescapable news story of the last 24 hours, mainly because of the lack of information provided. The joke of the day was coming up with the most ridiculous scenarios that could have put the younger Knowles sister in such a frenzy. Today we have been given some answers-- though they come from anonymous sources.
Jay Z And Solange Memes Go Cray-Z
Yesterday the blogs and gossip sites went crazy over security footage from an elevator at the Standard Hotel in NYC on the night of the Met Gala. The footage showed Solange, Jay Z and Beyonce entering the elevator with security guards, and as the doors close, Solange completely attacks Hova, feet kicking in the air and hands flailing.
Jay Z & Beyonce Sit Courtside At Nets Vs. Heat Game Monday Night
Beyoncé and Jay Z are taking on the headlines with a smile. Despite the footage of Jay Z’s elevator scuffle with Beyonce’s sister, Solange, leaking earlier on Monday, the superstar couple were back on the court for Game 4 of the playoffs between the Nets and Heat at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night.
Jay Z Allegedly Attacked By Solange In Footage From Met Gala After Party
New footage obtained by TMZ depicts what appears to be an altercation between Solange Knowles (sister of Beyonce), and Jay Z. Their identities have not been confirmed, and the picture is fairly grainy, but judging by the outfits the musicians wore that night it appears that it is in fact Jay Z, Beyonce, and Solange seen in the clip. The video shows Solange, who is visibly upset with Jay, screaming at him before hitinng him a few times, and later kicking him, while someone who appears to be a security guard holds her back.
Jay Z Named As One Of The "Most Powerful People" In The Art World
Jay Z is into art now. When your net-worth is in the 9-figure range, there comes a time when art-collecting is something you should at least try out-- still, the rapper has his share of critics when it comes to his newfound hobby. Hov has been clowned for his entry-level status as an art appreciator (can you be entry-level and purchasing original Picassos?) by some art world big wigs, and most recently Drake, who criticized Jay for including "at least four art references" in his verses, adding, "the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny."
EBONY Magazine Unveils Four Covers With Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyonce & Rihanna
EBONY magazine has released four different covers for an upcoming special issue all about music. The Summer Music Special, as it's called, features four different black & white looks, one of which features Kanye West, one with Jay Z, one with Beyonce and one with Rihanna-- basically the biggest names within the hip-hop/pop industry.
Rihanna Reportedly Leaves Def Jam, Signs With Roc Nation
Rihanna has been with Def Jam since 2005, a deal she signed when Jay Z was still behind the label. In fact, as the story goes, Hov apparently wouldn't let Rihanna leave the room before putting some ink on the contract. The pairing was a massive success, with RiRi releasing all seven of her studio albums on the label, but now her contract is up, and it looks like she's going back to Jay.
Jay Z, Beyonce & Drake Sit Courtside At Friday Nights Raptors Vs. Nets Playoff Game
Jay Z and Drake both now how to attend a basketball game. The two rap super stars, along with Beyonce, were caught sitting courtside at the Barclays Center on Friday night for Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors. Seated at both ends of the scorers table, Hov and Drizzy made their presence felt by cheering on their respective hometown teams, with Hov rockin' Nets gear head to toe.
10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
Hip hop beats are beautiful, no doubt. But the most superb ones are done by going back to the basics by using an age-old instrument integral to the evolution of not just Hip Hop, but of all music in general: the piano. Though the piano started off being equated with classically-trained musicians, it soon found its way to jazz, which used the instrument in a more progressive manner, and subsequently, it found its way to hip hop.
Prisoner Sues Jay Z, Kanye West & More For $2.4 Billion, Says They Stole 3,000 Of His Songs
A California Prisoner by the name of Richard Dupree may just be the greatest songwriter of our generation-- that or he's completely out of his mind. The inmate has filed a new lawsuit which should give further ammunition to Illuminati conspirators, claiming that artists such as Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Chris Brown, and Rihanna have stolen 3,000 songs he wrote in prison.
The Hip-Hop Lover's Guide To This Year's Music Festivals
Music festivals seem to be more popular than ever these days, causing hundreds of thousands of music enthusiast to splurge on passes, fly out of state or even the country, to camp outdoors and soak in live music alongside strangers in borderline unbearable heat for multiple days in a row.
50 Cent Says Jay Z "Inherited" Drake Beef From Kanye West
50 Cent is no stranger to beef, so it's no surprise he has a few opinions concerning the recent back-and-forth between Drake and Jay Z. An extensive sit-down with HOT 97's Funkmaster Flex found him giving his take on the perceived feud, which he feels had something to do with issues Drake and Kanye had experienced beforehand. He also addressed a few other topics, including the current status of his relationship with Nas, as well as the rumor that G-Unit will be reuniting at 50's Summer Jam performance this June. Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
Kid Cudi Gives His Opinion On Justin Bieber's Recent Behavior
Kid Cudi recently gave his opinion to Esquire magazine on a number of random topics, including Justin Bieber's bad boy behavior.
Major League Lacrosse Says Jay Z Wouldn't Last "One Minute" On The Field
The first time you heard Jay Z's verse on DJ Khaled's "They Don't Love You No More", you may have speculated that Hov was dissing Drake in his final bars. One thing that likely didn't cross your mind as you were getting caught up in subliminals was the unapologetic shot he took at lacrosse in the process. "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sport boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team". Well, a spokesperson for Major League Lacrosse certainly caught the jab, and unlike Drake, he felt the need to respond instantly.
Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports agency decided to go big for their first-year anniversary, by taking over New York's Times Square with a massive banner. They also held a dinner in celebration of the anniversary at the infamous TAO restaurant in NYC, where familiar Roc Nation faces made an appearance, including Rihanna, and of course Roc Nation Sports signees like Robinson Cano, C.C. Sabathia, Hakeem Nicks, and Victor Cruz.
Jay Z Will Be On DJ Khaled's New Single
DJ Khaled has been known to put on a show. Last year, to generate hype for his single, "I Wanna Be With You", he staged a proposal to Nicki Minaj, who happened to be featured on the track. This year, Khaled is gearing up for another release, and he's gone to MTV studios once again to deliver an unforgettable performance.