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Beyonce Introduces Fans to Her Twins

First photo of Sir Carter, Rumi posted to Instagram

(Newser) - It's safe to say fans were extremely eager to be introduced to Beyonce and Jay-Z's twins. The wait is now over. To mark one month since their June 13 birth, Beyonce posted the first photo of Rumi and Sir Carter on Instagram early Friday, per E! News . The... More »

What's Behind the Kanye-Jay-Z Feud

Sources say it has to do with Kanye's concert rant, not Tidal dispute

(Newser) - Things are not going so well between Jay-Z and Kanye West, as evidenced by Jay-Z's rant about Kanye that showed up on his new album 4:44. But, though news came out Sunday that West has left Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service over a money dispute, sources told TMZ... More »

These Might Be the Names of Beyonce, Jay-Z's Twins

Rumi and Sir Carter?

(Newser) - Beyonce and Jay-Z may have indirectly revealed the names they chose for their new twins. TMZ reports that on Monday, soon after the twins were reportedly released from the hospital , the company run by the famous couple (which already owns the trademarks to their names and which filed to trademark... More »

Jay-Z's 4:44 Album Says Sorry to Bey, Disses Eric Benet

Rapper apologizes for apparent infidelities, alludes to his mom being a lesbian

(Newser) - Jay-Z vowed last year he'd respond to Beyonce's scathing Lemonade album —and he just delivered on that promise. Rolling Stone offers the 411 on 4:44, a continued documentation of the celebrity couple's marital woes via what USA Today calls an "explosive response" and the... More »

Beyonce Speaks Out ... but Not on Her Twins

Star gives BET speech in absentia as rumors swirl about her newborns

(Newser) - Beyonce reportedly just gave birth to twins , so, not surprisingly, she wasn't in attendance Sunday night at the BET Awards. But she still spoke out, via Chloe and Halle Bailey, who accepted on her behalf when she won the viewers' choice award for "Sorry," USA Today reports.... More »

Jay Z Is Now JAY-Z

Rapper changes his name again

(Newser) - Jay Z, who used to go by Jay-Z, has changed his name again, Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, will now go by JAY-Z. The move comes ahead of the release of his first new album in four years , 4:44. JAY-Z also, of... More »

Jay Z Goes After Bail Bond Industry

Too many minorities are locked up because they can't afford to post bond, he writes

(Newser) - Jay Z is surely having a memorable Father's Day , but he's also using the occasion to push a serious issue: the plight of people stuck in jail because they can't afford bail. As he writes in Time , the celeb is talking about people merely accused of a... More »

Beyonce's Dad: The Twins Have Arrived

But no confirmation yet from her or Jay Z

(Newser) - It appears that Blue Ivy has a little brother and sister. Multiple celeb outlets—including People , US Weekly , and E! Online— are reporting that Beyonce has given birth to twins. While there's no confirmation yet from Beyonce or Jay Z, Beyonce's dad celebrated the news on Twitter. "... More »

Jay Z Skips Hall of Fame Ceremony Amid Beyonce Birth Rumors

Obama inducted rapper into Songwriters Hall of Fame

(Newser) - On Thursday night, Jay Z became the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, though he wasn't actually there to accept the honor himself. Famous Jay Z fan and former POTUS Barack Obama inducted the rapper into the hall via a recorded video message,... More »

Jay Z Making Trayvon Martin Film, TV Series

Based on 2 books

(Newser) - A Trayvon Martin movie and TV series are coming out, thanks to Jay Z. The rapper is teaming with the Weinstein Company to make a six-part docu-series as well as a narrative feature film focusing on the life and death of Martin, the 17-year-old shot and killed by George Zimmerman... More »

Songwriters Hall of Fame Has Inducted Its First Rapper

Jay Z has most No. 1 albums by a solo artist

(Newser) - The man who famously said "H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A; that's the anthem, get your damn hands up" is now the first rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard reports. Jay Z was included on the list of 2017 inductees announced... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What Happened When I Ate What Beyonce Eats

Food writer goes vegan for 22 days, drops 16 pounds

(Newser) - Not convinced Beyonce and Jay Z's vegan experiment is for you? Well, the Courier-Journal's food writer tried the 22-day plan—as outlined in a book by the power couple's trainer—and says she lost 16 pounds doing so. Of course, during those 22 days, she not only... More »

Marina Abramovic: Jay Z 'Used Me'

Collaboration with him left her 'very pissed,' she says

(Newser) - Do not count Marina Abramovic among Jay Z's many fans. The performance artist collaborated with Jay in 2013 for his "Picasso Baby" video—the rapper had been inspired by Abramovic's "The Artist Is Present" piece at MoMA, in which she sat across from other people at... More »

Bey, Jay Quietly Supporting Baltimore, Ferguson Protesters

Social justice organizer reveals 'tens of thousands' in donations

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce have quietly played a role in the Baltimore and Ferguson protests, according to social justice organizer Dream Hampton . The activist tweeted yesterday, "I'm going to tweet this and I don't care if Jay gets mad. When we needed money for bail for Baltimore... More »

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