Beyoncé Didn’t Inspire Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala Look?

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As she graced the red carpet at the Met Gala, Kim Kardashian’s outfit was immensely compared to Beyoncé’s 2012 Met Gala look. Whilst some suspected that the singer was behind the inspiration, it was rather another artist to influence the look.

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The Keeping Up With The Kardashian star wore a white shimmering gown which had a flowing feathered train by Peter Dundas. Beyoncé’s similar gown was a black and purple design by Givenchy.

It was Cher who was behind the inspiration of the Roberto Cavalli outfit. Posting a photo of a young Cher in 1974 wearing a feathered, sheer white and nude gown, Kim captioned it writing: “Tonight’s inspiration! Cher at the 1st ever Met Gala! I just met her and told her this photo was my inspiration for my dress tonight! She is so beautiful! So happy I met her!”

She then posted a picture posing with the pop icon. She wrote: “This beauty, this icon! I’m so so happy I met her!!!! We spoke about our amazing Armenian journeys! And that Bob Mackie gown she wore to the Met 1974”

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Woman Creates Petition To Get Beyoncé And Jay Z To Comb Their Daughter Blue Ivy’s Hair

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A New York woman has created a petition against musicians Jay Z and Beyoncé for what she says is not taking good care of their daughter, Blue Ivy’s hair. The alleged creator of the online petition on Change.org has been identified as Jasmine Toliver.

On the petition page which has been entitled ‘Comb Her Hair’, Toliver claims that Blue Ivy has developed ‘lint balls’ and ‘matted dreadlocks’ in her hair due to improper care.

She wrote on the petition page: “As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair.”

Since the creation the petition has garnered over 3,000 signatures and despite criticism its creator apparently took to her Facebook page to defend herself, downplaying it as a ‘joke’.

Toliver wrote: “My joke took off anything I guess with ‘sign a petition’ is funny. If I would’ve said ‘sign a petition to save Lebron James hairline’ that would’ve took off (too)! It’s a clever joke! Nobody came up with before.”

She continued. “My hair (looks) like blue ivy right now except its moisturized and detangled.”

“Yes I’m natural! Have a seat to most people. I can care less about Beyoncé or (Jay Z) but I do care for the kids hair. People make nothing out of something. I love being black! I’m proud my bloodline runs from Africa. I’m proud of my own tightly coiled kinks. I’m proud of my big lips and brown skin. People just need to (breathe) and chill out.”

Several natural hair experts have been less then entertained to Toliver’s ‘joke’ of an explanation. Stylist and owner of Hair Rules salon Anthony Dicket said: “That’s insane to think that her hair, as a child – a toddler – is supposed to fit into a standard of beauty, that’s acceptable for who? That’s the big question. Who cares? We’re talking about a child here, and we’re going to now implement a standard of beauty for children?”

“She’s a child with natural hair — what texture other than natural would you expect a child to be?”

Dickey added: “I think she’s a pretty little girl. She doesn’t have naturally straight hair, she has natural curly hair, and it has the right and free will to go in any direction that it chooses, and to think it should do anything else – you would be suggesting a standard of beauty that is supposed to be imposed on a toddler, and that’s insane.”

The petition appears to have started after photos emerged online of the two – year – old’s hair looking a little wild whilst she was in the Hamptons with her parents over the weekend.

 

Beyoncé Sacks General Manager?

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According to reports, Beyoncé is believed to have sacked her general manager, Live Nation Executive Faisal Durrani.

The Daily Mirror reports the singer has decided to become her own boss with the help of husband and rapper Jay Z although he doesn’t hold an official professional position as part of her career.

Durrani is one of numerous managers that Beyoncé has dismissed over the years, including her father Mathew Knowles, whom she sacked in 2011 after he managed the star for 21 years.

Beyoncé became the president of Parkwood Entertainment; an entertainment and management company that she had set up in 2008.

An insider told the Daily Mirror: “Jay has been heavily involved in Beyoncé’s career for years, and was instrumental in organising the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. But he isn’t officially regarded as her manager – she really is independent.”

The insider continued that the couple, who wed in 2008 and have a two – year – old daughter Blue Ivy, want to start putting family life first.

The insider added: “Now the couple have Blue, she wants to make sure her family come first at all times, especially as there’s talk of them adding to the brood.

“The best way to do that is to make sure all managerial decisions are made by her and her husband – together.”

A representative for the Drunk In Love hitmaker insisted Jay Z isn’t “involved in her management”, stating that she has been in control herself for four years.

They explained, saying: ”Beyoncé has managed herself since 2010 under her company Parkwood Entertainment.

”Faisal Durrani worked for her as general manager for a very short time. Jay Z is not involved in her management.”

 

Beyoncé Announces 4 New Australian Shows, Iggy Azalea To Support

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Beyoncé has announced 4 new performances to her world tour. The new dates will coincide with her previously announced Australian tour dates this October. The singer will be making the time for extra concerts in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.The tour announcements has been met with exceptional levels of demands, as were the succeeding new shows announced to combat demand for the first share.

Along with this announcement, Mrs. Carter has sealed her main support, Australia’s very own Iggy Azalea who will accompany the singer on the Australian leg of “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”

The MC announced the news herself on her Twitter page to her fans: “I’m going on tour… With beyonce!

“That was my special news for Australia! Can’t wait to join this tour! thankyou so much to everyone for supporting me! and thanks beyonce!”

Information on the new concerts can be found below as well as ticket details.

Beyoncé Australian Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Australian Dates
Tickets on sale for all shows Friday, 2nd August via http://www.livenation.com.au

Tuesday, 22nd October – SOLD OUT
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Wednesday, 23rd October – SOLD OUT
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Friday, 25th October – SOLD OUT
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Saturday, 26th October – NEW SHOW
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Monday, 28th October – SOLD OUT
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Tuesday, 29th October – SOLD OUT
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Thursday, 31st October – SOLD OUT
Allphones Arena, Sydney

Friday, 1st November – SOLD OUT
Allphones Arena, Sydney

Saturday, 2nd November – SOLD OUT
Allphones Arena, Sydney

Sunday, 3rd November – NEW SHOW
Allphones Arena, Sydney

Tuesday, 5th November – SOLD OUT
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Wednesday, 6th November – NEW SHOW
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Friday, 8th November – SOLD OUT
Perth Arena, Perth

Saturday, 9th November – NEW SHOW
Perth Arena, Perth

 

Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna Join Wonder’s Florida Boycott Following George Zimmerman Verdict

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According to reports, some of the music industry’s biggest artists have joined Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida over the state’s controversial ‘stand your ground’ law.

The acts that have started joining Wonder include Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rod Stewart and Madonna, as a source close to the legendary musician revealed to American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan.

Rappers Jay Z, Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Wale and Trey Songz have also signed on to the boycott threat as well as pop acts including R. Kelly, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

After a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of a second – degree murder charges restricting from the death of Trayvon Martin, Wonder announced his intentional boycott the day after it was announced and hit the headlines worldwide through countless media outlets.

The singer said: “I decided today that until the ‘stand your ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again. As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.

“For those that we have lost in the battle for justice, wherever that fits in any part of the world — we can’t bring them back.”

He continued: “[What] we can do is we can let our voices be heard. And we can vote in our various countries throughout the world for change and equality for everybody. That’s what I know we can do.”

Several musicians have also gestured their support for Martin: Beyonce held a moment of silence during a concert in Nashville, Tennessee and sang the song I Will Always Love You, originally written and sung by Dolly Parton and bought to a global audience by the late Whitney Houston. The singer also met Martin’s parents during a rally in New York City along with husband Jay Z. Bruce Springsteen also dedicated a song to ‘justice for Trayvon Martin’ during a concert in Limerick, Ireland.

The ‘stand your ground’ self-defence laws in Florida and two dozen other states allow individuals to defend themselves without requiring them to attempt to avoid or retreat from a dangerous situation. Even though Zimmerman did not specifically employ a “stand your ground” law defence to fight second-degree murder charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the trial has brought a changed scrutiny to the statutes.

According to Ryan’s report, some of the recording artists have already cancelled shows in the Sunshine State.

Beyonce ‘Scrapped New Album And Started Again,’ According To Producer Diplo

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Beyonce has apparently scrapped her new album has decided to start from the beginning, according to producer Diplo, who has been working with the singer on the excitedly anticipated LP.

Diplo said that his suggestions “haven’t made the final cut”, as the record were negated, as the singer is allegedly working on a new collection of songs for her forthcoming album.

The producer told newspaper The Sun: “I just did two songs for her new album, well, I tried. I think she scrapped the record.”

He continued: “The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand new ideas.

“I like to work from scratch, [but] sometimes I get called in to fix records.”

The producer revealed the plan that the singer is reworking on her album just days after Beyonce’s husband and rapper Jay-Z said that fans will be receiving a treat with the upcoming LP.

Jay-Z told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez: “Right now, Bey has 100,000 amazing songs, just playing ’em.”

When Angie grilled Hova on what the power couple get up to when they preview their tracks, he joked: “Yeah, [we] dance to it in our socks.”

 

Beyonce Pays Tribute To Trayvon Martin With Moment Of Silence At Nashville Concert

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Beyonce called in a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the young teenager.

During her Mrs Carter Show World Tour concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee Beyonce took a moment to honor Martin.

After the Zimmerman verdict began to circulate the singer’s concert started about 30 minutes.

The pop star addressed the audience by saying: “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” as the stage grew dark with just a few key lights shining.

Beyonce then sang the chorus of I Will Always Love You, a song, written by country music star Dolly Parton and brought to a global audience by the late Whitney Houston, before transitioning into her hit single Halo.

Jay-Z Reveals Songs On New Album Are Inspired By Baby Daughter Blue Ivy

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Jay- Z is gearing up to release his forthcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4, exclusively through a new Samsung App. The rapper spoke about his personal experiences that have influenced the material on his new album.

Posting a teaser advert, the rapper talked about a single entitled Jay-Z Blue saying that it was undeniably inspired by daughter Blue Ivy Carter.Wife and singer Beyoncé gave birth to the couple’s first child on January 7 2012.

Talking to Rick Rubin in the album clip Jay-Z admits: “[She’s] something that we both created; we still marvel at her.”

In another clip he talks more about his daughter’s influence on another track entitled Heaven, which he says can be located in his daughter’s laughter. The rapper also described the feeling of his child going missing for just three minutes.

The 43-year-old revealed how difficult his childhood was which has left him with lasting doubt over his father credentials.

He explained: “My pop left when I was young, so he didn’t teach me how to be a man, nor how to raise child, or treat women. So, of course, my karma, the two things I need, I don’t have. And I have a daughter. It’s the paranoia of not being a great dad.”

Besides his influence from daughter Blue Ivy, Jay -Z’s album features several collaborations including
Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and of course Beyoncé herself.

Beyonce Adds New ‘Mrs. Carter World Tour’ Dates

mrs-carter-show-world-tourBeyonce launched the U.S. leg of her world tour with a sold-out concert at L.A.’s Staples Center. And it seems that that international superstar has recently added a ton of new dates to her tour.

Along with new spots in Latin America, Queen B will also revisit Los Angeles, Houston, Washington, DC and New York City.

Sources have said that Beyonce’s fifth album is set to hit stores in November later this year, which will include singles like “Bow Down,” “Standing on the Sun” and “Grown Woman” which have all been previewed before through shows and commercials. An autumn release will mean that the singer will have to juggle a world tour, album promotion, family life and her several endorsement deals.

Check out the new dates to the “Mrs. Carter World Tour” below along with the remaining dates left:

Sep-8 – Fortaleza, Brazil – Arena Castelao – On Sale Thurs. Jul. 11
Sep-11 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Mineirao Stadium – On Sale Sat. Jul .20
Sep-13 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock In Rio – SOLD OUT
Sep-15 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Morumbi Stadium – On Sale Sat. Jun. 29
Sep-17 – Brasilia, Brazil – Estadio Nacional – On Sale Wed. Jul. 3
Sep-20 – Caracas, Venezuela – Universidad Simon Bolivar – On Sale Sat. Jun. 29
Sep-26 – Mexico City, Mexico – Palacio de los Deportes – On Sale Wed. Jul. 10
Sep-28 – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coliseo de Puerto Rico – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1

Added North American Tour Dates
Nov-30 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – On Sale Mon. Jul. 8
Dec-2 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion at San Jose – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-3 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-6 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-7 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-9 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-13 – Chicago, IL – United Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-14 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-16 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre – On Sale Mon. Jul. 8
Dec-18 – Washington DC – Verizon Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1
Dec-20 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – On Sale Mon. Jul. 1

Beyonce And Jay – Z To Collaborate For His Album

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Rapper Jay –Z and singer Beyonce Knowles are said to be reportedly to be recording a duet together for Jay’ new album which has been entitled Magna Carta Holy Grail.

It seems that the duet will be their first collaboration since 2003 when they both worked on a single entitled Bonnie & Clyde which appeared on Beyoncé’s debut album Dangerously In Love.

The track titled Part II (On The Run) features lyrics about the criticism their relationship received when they first revealed that they were a couple as UK tabloid newspaper The Sun has reported.

Lyrics in the single contain a deeper portrayal of what was being understood at the revelation of their relationship.

Lyrics in the song go as: “She fell in love with the bad guy, the bad guy. What you doing with them rap guys, them rap guys, they ain’t see potential in me girl, but you see it if it’s you and me against the world, then so be it.”

Jay-Z posted the words to the single on his new mobile application. The album will be released July 4, followed by a global release on all other platforms for July 7.

 

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