Beyoncé Talks The Secrets To Success, BLM, & More During Graduation Speech

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Queen Bey has done it again and this time she shut down the Class of 2020.

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Over the weekend, The 38-year-old singer appeared on Youtube’s ‘Dear Class of 2020,’ where she gave a virtual commencement speech for graduating seniors.

In her Speech, Bey tackled issues concerning the Black Lives Matter movement, the keys to being successful, sexism, and more.

“You have arrived here in the middle of a global crisis, a racial pandemic, and a worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed Black human being. And you still made it. We’re so proud of you.”

Other special guests from the virtual event included appearances from President Obama, Michelle Obama, and more.

To see the entire speech from the event, check out the video below.

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JAY-Z and Beyoncé Showed Up to the Golden Globes With Their Own Champagne

JAY-Z and Beyonce were late arrivals to the Golden Globes but they didn’t show up empty-handed.

As they waited to take their seats, their bodyguard held a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne. The awards ceremony is always a Moët & Chandon sponsored event but of course, music royalty won’t think of drinking such something that wasn’t praised by Fine Champagne Magazine.

Ace of Spades is not only supported by JAY-Z but also, “It holds its own against the world’s best champagnes,” wrote wine critic Mark Oldman.

Blue Ivy Carter Become An Award Winning Songwriter

Blue Ivy continues to win as a 7-year-old.

The daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce just won a Soul Train Music Award for songwriting.

Blue, Beyonce and other co-writers won the Ashford and Simpson Songwriting Award for the song Brown Skin Girl. 

The Grammy nominations are coming out on Wednesday. It’s possible that Blue might be in line for more honors at a young age.

Could Destiny’s Child Be Planning A Reunion?

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Its been one week since the end of mercury retrograde and the universe has already blessed us with good news!

Related: Destiny’s Child Reunites To “Say Yes” [MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE]

Destiny’s Child is gearing up for an epic return with a reunion tour set for 2020.

Yes, you read that last sentence correctly people!

In honor of the trio’s 20th anniversary, the all-star female group is currently in the planning stages of kicking off a world tour.

If this news hasn’t gotten you excited yet, then the possibility of the ladies dropping a new album should.

According to a reputable music insider, “Beyonce has been desperate to get the girls back together with her in the studio and she can’t think of a better time than 2020 when they will be marking two decades as one of the world’s biggest all-female groups.”

It has been nearly 15 years since the three women have reunited to put together a collective project.

Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle are among one of the many female groups that have recently reunited.

They follow in the footsteps of Xscape and Spice Girls, all of whom have also made a successful return this past year.

Although none of the ladies have confirmed this news, we hope that the return of DC comes to fruition this time around.

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Philly Rapper Tierra Whack Featured On Beyoncé’s Lion King Soundtrack

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Rapper Tierra Whack is finishing off 2019 strong with only 5 months left in the year! 

The Philadelphia native recently announced that she will be included in Beyoncé’s musical accompaniment to Disney’s Lion King entitled, The Lion King: The Gift. 

Whack delivered the news via instagram with a post stating, “I wanna give a huge thank you to Beyoncé for choosing me to be apart of this amazing experience!”

                         Related: Beyonce and Blue Ivy Overshadow ‘Lion King’ Premiere

The 23-year-old rapper who also made XXL’s Freshman Class of 2019,  will be featured on the single, “My Power,” alongside Beyoncé and African artists: Busiswa, Yemi Alade, and Moonchild Sanell.

She will be among the 20 artists featured on the African inspired album produced by Queen Bey herself.

Some other artists that you can expect to hear on the soundtrack includes Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Jessie Reyez, Wizkid, Tekno, Yemi Alade, and even Blue Ivy.

Whack has been receiving a lot of backing from the music industry since the release of her debut studio album, Whack World.

Meek Mill recently took to Twitter to dubb the rising artist as ‘best female rapper in the world’ after Jermaine Dupri’s infamous comments about the lack of diversity in female rap. 

Other artists to co-sign Meek’s statement include T.I and Cardi B.

Related:Meek Mill Thinks Tierra Whack Is the Best Female Rapper in the World

You can catch Whack’s single and other tracks from The Lion King: The Gift on July 19. Check out the full track-list for the soundtrack below:

Beyoncé, “Bigger”
Beyoncé, “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi, “Don’t Jealous Me”
Burna Boy, “Ja Ara E”
Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar, “The Nile”
Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino, “Mood 4 Eva”
Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé, “Water”
Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl”
Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi, “Keys to the Kingdom”
Beyoncé, “Otherside”
Beyoncé / Shatta Wale, “Already”
Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly, “My Power”
070 Shake / Jessie Reyez, “Scar”
Beyoncé, “Spirit”

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Beyonce Shares Video of WSSU Cheerleaders

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The cheerleading squad at Winston-Salem State University had a lot to cheer about when they found out that Beyonce shared a video of them dancing to one of her songs to her 128 million followers.

The video was done at the school’s C.E. Gaines Center and the dance was done for Beyonce’s “Before I Let Go” challenge.

“A few of the team’s cheerleaders choreographed a dance to the song and filmed it within three days,” said coach Eboni Graham. “My girls are used to creating new and innovative things. It’s something we’re known for: keeping things new and fresh.”

Beyonce and Jay-Z-Themed Nightclub Exists

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If you get to Syndey, Australia any time soon, you might want to take time to stop by The Carter.

The Carter is a night club inspired by Jay-Z and Beyonce…the Carters.

Murals of the couple are on the walls. There is Louis Vuitton-monogrammed carpet. The basement was just redesigned to look like Beyonce’s Hold Up video.

There are three levels to the club. Throughout, you’ll be able to get Hip-Hop-themed cocktails and American diner food with a Korean twist. By the way, as far as we know, The Carter has not been sanctioned by The Carters.

Frankie Beverly Praises Beyonce

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On Beyonce’s Homecoming album she does a cover of the Frankie Beverly and Maze classic “Before I Let Go” and Frankie Beverly is speaking about Queen Bey’s rendition.

“She’s a great friend of mine, but I didn’t know she was going to do this,” Frankie said. “I was blown away. It’s a blessing. It’s amazing how she works, she’s very smart. I’m caught off guard, but in a beautiful way.”

Frankie also revealed that Beyonce’s rendition has given his catalog new life and that he’s hearing from people that he hasn’t heard from in a long time.

Reports State That Ariana Grande Got Paid More Than Beyonce, But They Were Equal

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Reports stated that Ariana Grande reportedly got paid $8 million to perform at Coachella, twice as much as Beyonce’s, Beychella check, double what Beyonce got paid for Coachella, but that proved to be false. Apparently both Bey and Ari got an $8 million pay day as they each received $4 million per weekend.

“Lemonade” Coming to Apple and Spotify

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Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album has been exclusive to Tidal for three years, but now it’s coming to Apple Music and Spotify.

The album will appear on the services April 23, hot sauce not included, and marks the third anniversary of the project.

When the album was released three years ago it sold 2.5 million copies and won two Grammys.

This will be the first time that Queen Bey’s entire back catalog will be available on all music streaming services.

Beyonce’s “Homecoming” Is Now on Netflix

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If you’re a member of the Beyhive today is a day of celebration. Beyonce’s Coachella documentary “Homecoming” is now available on Netflix.

The two-night performance went on for two hours, featured more than two dozen songs, and had appearances from Destiny’s Child, Solange, and Jay-Z.

The doc features rehearsal footage, performances, interviews, and of course the kids.

Beyonce Drops Surprise “Homecoming” Album

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Queen Bey has done it again and the Beyhive is in celebration mode. Beyonce has dropped a surprise album and it’s called, “Homecoming.”

The album features 40 live performances of her biggest hits and coincides with her “Homecoming” documentary that also made its debut on Netflix.

The rumor was that an album called “B7” would drop on April 18, but now the Queen has shut down that rumor with the release of “Homecoming.”

Netflix Drops Trailer for Beyoncé’s “Homecoming”

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We finally have an inside look at Beyoncé’s upcoming Netflix film, Homecoming.

Using words from Maya Angelou over the footage, we get to see behind the scenes of Beyoncé’s Coachella performance from 2018.

The voice-over concludes with Angelou’s advice to this generation; “Tell the truth…to yourself first and to the children.”

Homecoming hits Netflix on April 17th.

50 Cent Now Defends Omari Hardwick for Kissing Beyonce

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This past Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards Omari Hardwick greeted Beyonce with two kisses on the cheek and the internet (as well as the Beyhive) did not approve.

50 Cent jumped in and wrote that Jay-Z would kill “Ghost” in the upcoming sixth season of Power.

Well now 50 is changing his tune. He was listening to the Breakfast Club on Monday on Power 105 in New York as they discussed the “kiss.”

50 posted the video of the talk break and can be heard saying, “it didn’t mean nothing, he got excited, that’s Beyonce!”

Hov and Bey Honored at GLAAD Awards

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Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z gave a memorable speech last night as they received the Vanguard Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards.

In the speech, Jay-Z gave props to his mom, who came out as a lesbian and said, “I get to follow in her footsteps for spreading love and acceptance.”

Beyonce also spoke of acceptance and love and she asked people to “speak out and protect those who are marginalized.”

Beyonce also thanked her husband for championing the cause of the LGBTQ community in hip-hop which can at times be homophobic.

Hov and Bey Giving Away Tickets for Life

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If you’re trying to score tickets for the rest of your life to see Jay-Z and Beyonce there’s a contest for that, but you have to become a vegan.

Hov and Bey have just launched the Greenprint Project, which is a contest where if you commit to their vegan diet plan you could win concert tickets for life.

Don’t worry about having to go total vegan if you decide to go partial vegan that’s ok too.