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Beyonce Sued Over 'Formation'

Song included a sample from rapper, his sister says permission wasn't given

(Newser) - Beyonce sampled New Orleans bounce rapper Messy Mya in her wildly popular "Formation," and now, a year after the song was released, Mya's sister is suing, TMZ reports. Angel Barre says that Beyonce did not get permission to use the "voice, performance, and words" of her... More »

Beyonce Posts Nude Pictures After Pregnancy Announcement

Plus, a clue she's having one boy and one girl?

(Newser) - Beyonce followed up the Instagram photo announcing her pregnancy with twins (which quickly became the most-liked Instagram post ever ) with many, many more photos—some of them nude—posted to her website Wednesday. Accompanying the pictures, which span not just her current pregnancy but her pregnancy with Blue Ivy,... More »

Beyonce and Jay Z Are Having Twins

Singer announces pregnancy on Instagram

(Newser) - Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister. Beyonce announced on Instagram Wednesday that she's expecting twins with husband Jay Z, TMZ reports. "We would like to share our love and happiness," the 35-year-old wrote alongside a picture of her pregnant self. "We have been... More »

Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

Jeet Heer makes case for celebrity Democratic candidate

(Newser) - After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020 . If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic . Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank... More »

Obama Plans A-List Farewell Party for White House Friday

Beyonce and Jay Z are expected to be among the attendees

(Newser) - President Obama is weeks away from returning to civilian life, but he's going to party like it's 2009 one last time with a White House bash on Friday, sources tell the Washington Post . In contrast to the Donald Trump transition team's reported struggle to attract A-listers, the... More »

Grammys Guzzle Beyonce's Lemonade

9 noms for Queen Bey, 8 for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade, reports the AP . The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade," and song and record of the year with "Formation." The singer,... More »

CMA Faces Backlash Over Beyonce-Dixie Chicks Duet

Beyonce wasn't country enough for some critics

(Newser) - The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance—and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. The Beyonce-Dixie Chicks performance, which can be seen... More »

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Beyonce appeared for a surprise duet

(Newser) - Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, the AP reports. Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and last year's winner,... More »

Amy Schumer: Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Mad About My 'Formation'

She reacts to the controversy on 'Medium'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer is taking heat for making a "parody" video of Beyonce's "Formation," a song and music video that were seen as " a celebration of all things black ." Critics of Schumer's version said she was guilty of cultural appropriation and was making light... More »

Beyonce's Dancer Leaves Odd Message, Disappears

Shirlene Quigley told friend to 'sub for me'

(Newser) - A professional dancer who's busted moves with Beyonce and Rihanna is missing after making an odd comment to a friend. According to her landlord, Shirlene Quigley, 32, seemed unwell while leaving her New Jersey home around 3pm Saturday, reports NBC New York . She was last seen boarding a bus... More »

Beyonce Rips Out Earring, Keeps Performing Like It's NBD

Singer's fans rave over video of Bey keeping her cool after accidentally ripping out an earring

(Newser) - Beyonce's legion of online fans have a new anecdote to add to the hero worship, Vanity Fair reports. Queen B's fans are praising Beyonce's unshakable calm after she accidentally ripped an earring out during her performance Saturday night at the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in Brooklyn.... More »

As Beyonce Performs 'Single Ladies,' a Proposal

Dancer wants to put a ring on it

(Newser) - Beyonce is apparently a pretty cool boss: She took a break while performing "Single Ladies" in St. Louis on Saturday night so that one of her backup dancers could propose to another, Time reports. Dance captain Ashley Everett posted about the moment on Instagram , writing that it was a... More »

4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic... More »

Jay Z Releases Song Railing on Police Brutality

After Beyonce offers her own tribute to latest victims at concert

(Newser) - Jay Z responded to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Thursday night with the release of an emotional new song , "Spiritual," decrying police brutality, E! reports. "Yeah, I am not poison, no I am not poison / Just a boy from the hood that /... More »

Beyoncé Says Police Killings Are a 'War'

Obama, Drake, others address deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

(Newser) - With two deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police caught on tape this week, the country is reacting with outrage, sadness, and protests. Here's how some politicians, celebrities, and others—including President Obama and Beyoncé—addressed the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton... More »

Jay Z Will Respond to Beyoncé's Lemonade, Musically

'Jay is working on an album telling his side of things'

(Newser) - It looks like Jay Z and Beyoncé are about to reinvent the rap beef by combining it with marriage counseling. Less than two weeks after Beyoncé dropped Lemonade —with its "many lyrical accusations" against her husband—comes word Jay Z is preparing his musical response, Vanity Fair reports.... More »

Beyonce Lyric Causes Backlash for 2 Rachels

Fans targeted Rachel Roy, Rachael Ray

(Newser) - Beyonce fans have a prime suspect in the Jay Z infidelity strongly hinted at in her new album Lemonade—and Rachels everywhere may get caught in the crossfire. In a now-deleted Instagram post, fashion designer Rachel Roy appeared to out herself as the "Becky with the good hair" referred... More »

Beyonce's New Album Burns Jay for Cheating

The rumors were apparently true

(Newser) - For those betting Jay Z's infidelity drove Solange Knowles to famously swing at her brother-in-law back in 2014, the rumors were apparently correct and no other than Beyonce herself is tackling the matter in signature explosive and visually arresting style: Her sixth album, Lemonade, debuted Saturday night along with... More »

MIA Calls Out Beyoncé, Black Lives Matter

'Michelle Obama is not going to hump you back'

(Newser) - Pop star MIA called out Beyoncé and the Black Lives Matter movement while criticizing the American media during an interview with the Evening Standard this week. Specifically, she wondered why Black Lives Matter is the only "problem you're allowed to talk about." “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick... More »

Beyonce Launches Workout Clothing Line

Ivy Park will be available April 14

(Newser) - Beyonce's new gig: She's launching an active wear line for women next month. The singer announced the 2016 spring/summer collection Thursday called Ivy Park, a collaboration with Sir Philip Green of the retail giant Arcadia Group. The collection will be available April 14. Beyonce said in a statement... More »

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