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Dec
15
Jay Z, Beyoncé Join Justin Timberlake at Brooklyn Show

Jay Z and Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s “20/20 Experience Tour” pulled into Brooklyn on Sunday night. In addition to performing his vast catalog of hits, the pop superstar brought out BK’s own Jay Z for their Magna Carta collaboration “Holy Grail.”

“Nothing like being at sold-out Barclays with the King of Brooklyn… #JT2020Tour,” tweeted Timberlake.

While her man was on stage, Mrs. Carter was in the crowd singing alongside a hula-dancing Taylor Swift and the band HAIM.

The worldwide tour, which kicked off in October 2013, wraps on January 2 in Las Vegas.

Watch JT and Jay Z bring down the house in Brooklyn.

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Dec
13
Taylor Swift Celebrates 25th Birthday with Beyoncé, Jay Z, & Justin Timberlake

Haim, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Sam Smith

Taylor Swift celebrated her 25th birthday with a few famous friends. The pop superstar was joined by Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Justin Timberlake at her birthday bash at her apartment in New York on Friday night. They huddled up for a group photo with Sam Smith and sisters of the band HAIM, while Timberlake wore a hat resembling the poop emoji.

“So this is being 25….. #WHAT #bestbirthdayEVER,” said Taylor.

Other guests included Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen, Charli XCX, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Iggy Azalea.

“happy birthday Taylor swift plaid is for YOU!” said the “Fancy” rapper.

According to E! Online, Timberlake was seen arriving with a David Bowie album, while Beyoncé and Jay Z left the party around 4:50 a.m.

See more pics from the festivities below.

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Dec
12
Beyoncé Reflects on Fame, Family, & Feminism in Short Film ‘Yours and Mine’

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of her Grammy-nominated visual album, Beyoncé presents a retrospective short film entitled Yours and Mine. In the black-and-white visuals, Bey reflects on her life, dreams, love, and the burdens of fame, while showing scenes from her music videos.

“I think [privacy] is the hardest thing to give up, but my mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim,” says Bey as she looks in the mirror.

She shares words of wisdom throughout the eleven-and-a-half-minute clip. “When you’re famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore,” she says. “You become the property of the public.”

But she’s able to escape through her music and family. She admits to being a “people pleaser,” but she’s now able to deal with conflict. “I’m no longer afraid of conflict, and I don’t think conflict is a bad thing.”

The loss of a friend helped her put everything into perspective. “We do not value ourselves enough, especially young people don’t really appreciate how brilliant our bodies are,” she says.

Her relationship with Jay Z is also touched on. “I’ve always been very, very specific and very choosy–very choosy—about what I do with my body and who I want to share that with.”

She declares herself a feminist (“I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it”), but has empathy for men, especially African-American men (“I consider myself a humanist”).

In between appearances from Jay Z, her daughter Blue Ivy, and sister Solange, Bey shares the key to happiness.

“Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy,” she explains. “One thing that’s for sure, the love I have for music, for my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life.”

Watch Queen Bey go deep.

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Dec
11
New Music: Nicki Minaj f/ Beyoncé – ‘Feeling Myself’

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj

Following their “Flawless” collaboration (which was named Best Song of 2014 by TIME), Nicki Minaj reunites with Beyoncé on “Feeling Myself” for The Pinkprint. Her Minajesty lays down some cocky bars over the Hit-Boy-produced banger, while Queen Bey sets aside her modesty.

“Changed the game with that digital drop / Know where you was when that digital popped / I stopped the world,” boasts Bey.

In addition to Beyoncé, The Pinkprint features Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne, Drake, Chris Brown, Jessie Ware, Meek Mill, and more.

Hear the queens flex on the ego-boosting anthem.

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Dec
8
Beyoncé and Jay Z Hold Court with Prince William and Kate Middleton at Nets Game

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince William, and Duchess Kate

Hip-hop’s royal couple held court with Britain’s royal couple during the Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night.

During a timeout, Beyoncé and Jay Z got out of their seats and walked over to greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.

As security kept close watch, they shook hands and exchanged small talk while fans clamored to capture the moment on their camera phones and Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” played in the arena.

Check out footage from the royal encounter below.

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Dec
8
Beyoncé and Jay Z Attend ‘Annie’ Premiere

Jay Z, Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, and Beyoncé

The Carters joined the stars of Annie at the New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on Sunday night. Jay Z, who produced the film along with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, looked dapper in a grey suit while posing with the cast including Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, and Quvenzhané Wallis.

Looking chic as always, Bey was all smiles as she hugged Quvenzhané and mingled with the movie’s youngest stars.

Jay Z’s Annie-sampled hit “Hard Knock Life” is used in the trailer, while Sia contributed three songs to the soundtrack.

The big screen adaptation of the Broadway classic opens in theaters on December 19.

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Dec
6
Nicki Minaj Plays Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian in ‘SNL’ Skits

Nicki Minaj

In addition to performing on “Saturday Night Live,” Nicki Minaj showed off her acting chops in a skit called “Jingle Ballerz.” The rap diva, who graduated from LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, played her “Flawless (Remix)” collaborator Beyoncé aka the “Virgin Mary” in a hip-hop nativity, while “SNL” cast member Kate McKinnon took on the role of Justin Bieber.

“This moment is about my baby boy,” said Nicki in her best Bey accent before declaring, “He woke up like this…flawless!”

“One day he’ll turn water into wine and we’ll all be drunk in love!”

The skit also included appearances from Rihanna, Kanye West, and the Three Wise Men—Eminem, Rick Ross, and Riff Raff (played by James Franco).

Nicki returned as the voluptuous Kim Kardashian during “Weekend Update,” and addressed her famous nude photos from Paper magazine. She explained that they were taken out of context and were intended as public service announcements and one was even shot for a Hanukkah card.

Watch Nicki bring the laughs on “SNL.”

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