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Music News: Jay-Z and Eminem Concert at Yankee Stadium Was Full of Surprises!

Jay-Z & Eminem’s first show at Yankee Stadium for their “Home & Home” tour was full of surprises. It was a star studded event.

The duo brought out special guests that included: Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Drake, Nicki Minaj, B.O.B., 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Swizz Beats, and Bridget Kelly for the show in which both headliners went through dozens of songs each.

Check out videos from the show below:

Jay-Z & Kanye perform “Power” Remix and Nicki Minaj comes out for “Monster”

Jay-Z performs his verse from “Free Mason” and does “Renegade” with Eminem.

Jay-Z & Eminem perform “Renegade” and “Light Up” with Drake

Jay-Z & Chris Martin perform “Heart of the City”, “Most Kingz”, “Lost” and “Viva La Vida” at Yankees Stadium

Jay-Z & Beyoncé perform “Forever Young”

Eminem brings out B.o.B., 50 Cent & G-Unit, D-12 & Dr. Dre for his set at Yankee Stadium

Video Source: YouTube

“Wish I could’ve been there.”


Posted in Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Diddy, Jay Z, Marriage, MARY J. BLIGE, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, P. Diddy, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz, Tyra Banks, Wedding Bliss

Wedding Bliss: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz To Be Married On Saturday

That’s right, you heard correctly. According to our friends at MediaTakeOut, it’s official! Swizz Beatz and the beautiful Alicia Keys are getting married this weekend! They are finally making it official after over seven months of engagement. The festivities will be held on a 200 ft. yacht they have chartered for the wedding’s pre-party. Guests will be whisked away in Miami, and then taken to the Caribbean for the romantic official wedding. Some celebrity guests include Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Beyonce’, Diddy, Tyra Banks, Mary J Blige and many more.

This will be the wedding of the year…a grand spectacle magnificence.

Congratulations Alicia and Swizz!


Source: Global Grind via MediaTakeOut

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Music News: BET 2010 Awards

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Sunday night marked the 2010 BET Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, and an all-star roster of celebrities presented, performed, and took home top honors.

Between Prince‘s Lifetime achievement award and Queen Latifah running the show, there was plenty of royalty at last night’s 10th anniversary of the BET Awards. But in the midst of the performances of accolades, the stage was also set for a few big names to make their comebacks.

Jermaine Jackson announced the first return of the evening when he introduced the tribute to his late brother, thanking everyone for their love and support over the past year. He added, “There is one tribute performance we have yet to see…here he is.”

Chris Brown was poised behind the curtain, looking like the silhouette of Michael Jackson himself. Once he came out, there was a palpable moment of tension so strong, it could almost be felt through the TV.

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Brown crotch-grabbed and moon-walked his way like a pro through the Michael Jackson songs as a supportive audience cheered him on.

But then the opening bars from “Man in the Mirror” began to play, and we all braced for the irony of the words. Brown got through about one line of the song before his voice started to quiver with tears. After a few heartfelt efforts to regain composure, Brown fell to his knees sobbing and completely gave up trying to sing as the backup track took over.

But Brown wasn’t the only one returning to the stage: Kanye West opened the show on top of a mountain – literally – as he performed his latest single, “Power.” T.I gave an upbeat performance that had the whole crowd moving, and El DeBarge was also a surprising treat as he performed a new song from his upcoming album and a medley of his R&B hits.

Queen Latifah kept the show flowing as she changed outfits about 500 times, and Alicia Keys also had a good night. She won Best Female R&B artist, Best Collaboration for her work with Jay-Z in “Empire State of Mind,” and also fit in two performances: a medley set of her own songs early on in the program, and then she joined in the Prince tribute.

But probably the best Prince performance of the night came from the one and only Patti LaBelle, who sang “Purple Rain” like we’ve never heard it before. LaBelle flicked her shoes off into the audience where Prince picked one of them up and gestured in respect to the diva.

LaBelle came back and joined Chaka Khan on stage to formally present Prince with his Lifetime Achievement Award.

Overwhelmed by the amount of praise coming from the audience, Prince asked everyone to sit down and said he was “speechless.” He started by thanking Jehovah, and then remarked on the future of music. “I do believe the future is in good hands, there is so much talent here,” he said.

Then Prince offered some words of wisdom to the young talent in the room. “I was pretty wild in my younger days and you don’t have to do what I did and you don’t have to make the mistakes I made,” he said. “Thank you for a wonderful night tonight, I’ll never forget it as long I live.”

Trey Songz took home Best Male R&B Artist and Drake won Best Male Hip Hop Artist. Nicki Minaj received the award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and thanked the female rappers who paved the way for her.

Rihanna received the coveted Viewer’s Choice Award for “Hard,” but was not there to accept it. Also not there to accept Awards were Beyonce’ and Lady Gaga, who won Video of the Year for their collaboration in “Video Phone,” and Jay-Z was absent from the show as well.

Chris Brown had the last word, at least for the night. After his Jackson tribute, he was announced as the surprise winner of BET’s Fandemonium award, a prize determined by fan votes, beating out apparent favorites like Justin Bieber, Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.

Stepping to the stage to receive his trophy, Brown gave a quick acceptance speech. “I let you all down before, but I won’t do it again,” he said. “I promise you.”

Here’s a breakdown of all the winners…

Winners included:

Viewers’ Choice: Rihanna (not at awards ceremony)

Best Female R&B Artist: Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Artist: Trey Songz

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake

Best New Artist: Nicki Minaj

Best Group: Young Money

Video of the Year: Beyonce and Lady Gaga for “Video Phone” (not at awards ceremony)

Best Actress: Mo’Nique

Best Actor: Idris Elba

Best Movie: Precious

Sportsman of the Year: Lebron James

Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams

Prince also won a Lifetime achievement award and John  Legend won a humanitarian award.

The show’s top performances were given by Chris Brown, who paid tribute to Michael Jackson and ended sobbing on stage during “Man In The Mirror,” and Patti LaBelle’s cover of “Purple Rain” in honor of Prince.

Below is a video from Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson Tribute:

Alicia Keys Tribute to Prince:

Source: CNN, BET, YOUTUBE

~ “Alicia Keys’ performance had me at the edge of my seat when she climbed on top of her piano. I was so nervous that she wouldn’t fall, even Prince looked nervous. As for Chris Brown, I was so excited to see him perform, and hear how the crowd cheered him on. It was one of the best performances I saw. He really knows how to break down Michael Jackson’s moves. Welcome back Chris Brown.”

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Spotted: Jay-Z and Beyonce’ Spotted Leaving Club Avenue in New York

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Beyonce’ was spotted baring her tummy and rocking shredded long cutoffs and heels while having a night out with Jay-Z on Thursday night. The cute couple left Club Avenue in NYC in the wee hours of the morning. And they hopped in their personal Jeep 4×4 after attending the 1 year Anniversary party of the club.

Check out more photos after the jump.

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Source: beyoncefan.com
Posted in "Empire State of Mind", 'The Element of Freedom', Alicia Keys, Beyonce’, Jay Z, Just In, Kasseem Dean, Mashonda Tifrere, photos, pictures, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz

Just In: Baby Bump & Wedding Bells For Alicia Keys!

Alicia Keys is in a motherhood state of mind: She’s pregnant with her first child and officially engaged to Swizz Beatz.  Alicia is indeed 4 months pregnant will be married at a private ceremony later this year.  Representatives for the couple confirmed the news Thursday night.

Beatz and Keys have been friends for several years and worked together on one song for her current album, “The Element of Freedom,” the publicist said.  He has also written hits for Beyonce‘, Jay-Z amongst others.

Keys last year teamed up with Jay-Z for a hit song about New York called “Empire State of Mind.” She’s among a string of international artists slated to perform at a June 10 concert to mark the start of the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa.

Swizz Beatz, — whose real name is Kasseem Dean — has one son from his marriage to Mashonda Tifrere.  He also has a second son from a previous relationship.

They would not say when the child is due, but weeks of photos have shown Keys noticeably fuller in the mid-section and sporting a collection of loose-fitting black tops.

“They’re very happy,” a source close to the couple said.

Check out more photos of the couple and Alicia performing below…

 

Source: Yahoo News, CNN, necolebitchie

I am so happy for them. I wish them the best. Congrats Alicia & Swizz!

Posted in "Why Don't You Love Me?", Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Celebrities, Lyrics, Music, Music News, music video, Solange, Solange Knowles, Youtube

Music News: Beyonce’ is Smokin’ Hot in New Music Video “Why Don’t You Love Me?”

A chain-smoking, teary eyed Beyonce’ plays “B.B. Homemaker” in her latest video, “Why Don’t You Love Me?” The song was written by her sister, Solange Knowles.
In the video, Beyonce’ portrays a homemaker from the 1950s era. The video gives off an old school feel as the Diva does everything from scrubbing floors to baking cookies, (all while looking completely fabulous of course)!

B.B. Homemaker tells her lover, “I got beauty, I got class/I got style and I got ass,” as she pleads to him trying to make sense of why he doesn’t love her. She ends strongly in a Dominatrix costume singing, “There’s nothin’ not to love about me/Maybe you’re just not the one/Or maybe you’re just plain dumb.”

Check out the songs powerful lyrics:

Now, now, now, honey
You better sit down and look around
Cause you must’ve bumped yo’ head
And I love you enough to talk some sense back into you, baby
I’d hate to see you come home, me the kids
And the dog is gone
Check my credentials…
I give you everything you want everything you need
Even your friends say I’m a good woman
All I need to know is why?

Why don’t you love me?
Tell me, baby, why don’t you love me
When I make me so damn easy to love?
And why don’t you need me?
Tell me, baby, why don’t you need me
When I make me so damn easy to need?

I got beauty, I got class
I got style, and I got ass
And you don’t even care to care
Looka here
I even put money in the bank account
Don’t have to ask no one to help me out
You don’t even notice that

Why don’t you love me?
Tell me, baby, why don’t you love me
When I make me so damn easy to love?
Why don’t you need me?
Tell me, baby, why don’t you need me
When I make me so damn easy to need?

I got beauty, I got heart
Keep my head in them books, I’m sharp
But you don’t care to know I’m smart
Now, now now now now now now
I got moves in your bedroom
Keep you happy with the nasty things I do
But you don’t seem to be in tune
Ooh…..

Why don’t you love me?
Tell me, baby, why don’t you love me
When I make me so damn easy to love?
Why don’t you need me?
Tell me, baby, why don’t you need me
When I make me so damn easy to need?

There’s nothing not to love about me
No, no, there’s nothing not to love about me
I’m lovely
There’s nothing not to need about me
No, no, there’s nothing not to need about me
Maybe you’re just not the one
Or maybe you’re just plain……. DUMB

Check out the video below…

Sources: Billboard.com, The Huffington Post, MetroLyrics.com, YouTube

Posted in Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Jay Z, Music, Music News

Music News: Jay-Z & Beyoncé Perform at Conchella

This past Friday (April 16) Jay-Z hit the stage with his divalicious wife, Beyoncé as they performed live at the Conchella festival in Indio, California. The couple celebrated their 2 year anniversary earlier this month and appeared to be happy about performing together. Beyoncé, dressed in a graphic tee and cut-off denim shorts, joined her hubby as they performed “Young Forever.”

 

Sources: GossipOnThis.com, Yahoo Music Blogs

Posted in Amber Rose, Beyonce, Breaking News, Gossip/Rumors, Hip-Hop News, Kanye West, MTV, Music News, Taylor Swift, VMA's

Music News: Kanye West Does It Again!


The outspoken rapper Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards, declaring Beyonce‘s music video should have won the moon-man.

“Beyonce had the best video,” he said, taking the microphone from Swift.

Swift, looking taken aback, left the stage following West‘s outburst.

I think Kanye really over-stepped his boundaries as an artist. What he did was not cool one bit. It was rude and very unacceptable. I feel that as an artist at his magnitude of stardom, should have had more respect for Taylor Swift and given her that chance to receive her award for a work well done.

I’m sure that if that if someone who have interrupted his acceptance speech and said that someone else deserved his award more than himself, he would not have been to thrilled.

According to sources, Kanye and Amber Rose were escorted out of the VMA‘s.

Since the incident, Kanye has than posted an apology on his blog by stating the following…

“What are some of your thoughts about what happened at the VMA’s?”

Posted in Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Gay-Z, Hip-Hop Beef, Hip-Hop News, Jay Z, Music, Music News, Nas, NEWS, The Game, Tupac, Youtube

Hip-Hop News: The Game Disses Jay-Z

The Game Live in Madrid, Spain dissin Jay-Z & Beyoncé Freestyle [Extended Footage]…

According to The Game, Beyoncé is a whore! The Game goes in on Beyoncé and claims that she had sexual relations with multiple NBA Players. He makes the whole (white) audience call Jay-Z the “N” word! He also reminds us that Tupac and Nas never liked him either. Oh-snap, there is going to be some drama coming in the rap game!

Watch the video below…

Source: YouTube

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“Wow! This is some serious beef. What do you guys think?”

Posted in Beyonce, Celebrity News, Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Hip-Hop Rumors, Jay Z, Letoya Luckett, Matthew Knowles, Music News, NEWS, Touring It Up

Touring It Up: Beyonce’ Kicks Off Her Summer Stateside Tour Plus More

Kicking off her Stateside touring efforts, Beyonce Knowles took the stage for a Father’s Day performance at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night (June 21).

Running through the lineup of songs during the two-hour “I Am…” show, the “Sasha Fierce” songstress treated her NYC fans to a special surprise – as her hip-hop mogul hubby Jay-Z stepped out to perform in a duet of “Crazy in Love”.

In related news, recent rumors have told that Beyonce‘s dad, Matthew Knowles, is trying to get former Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett booted from this coming weekend’s BET Awards show due to long-standing tension.

Of the rumors, Luckett told press: “It saddens me a little. Because our situation happened close to 10 years ago, and I think as we all know Bey is a very, very, very, talented artist, and I think that we both have our own lanes and fan base, and I don’t see why I would have to be one of the ones picked out of the entire crew of females that will be hitting the stage that night. There are so many other female artists performin’ that night and I think we all deserve to have a chance at that stage.”

Beyonce Pictures…

Enjoy the pictures of Beyonce Knowles (and Jay-Z) performing at Madison Square Garden (June 21).

Photo Credit: SplashNewsOnline.com, Getty Images

“What are your thoughts on Beyonce’s performance with her man Jay-Z and also on what Matthew Knowles is trying to do to Letoya Luckett?”