Rapper Jay-Z has spoken out (sorta) about rumors of Beyonce’s pregnancy…and he’s denying it. Find out what he allegedly said inside and why we think the pregnancy rumors were started…
For the past few days, the world has been flushed with gossip about pop superstar Beyonce expecting her second child. The news went mainstream when E! News reported the pregnancy as the next best thing to FACT. Though E! news is considered a VERY reliable news outlets by EVERYONE, but according to Jay apparently, the news is NOT a fact.
Over the weekend, Ebro (the famed station manager of NYC’s Hot 97) went on record saying that he received an email from Jay-Z denying the pregnancy. On air, he read Jay-Z’s email saying, "It’s not true. The news is worse than blogs." Of course, this could "potentially" have come from someone else, but because Jay-Z and Ebro have had a close relationship for over a decade…we’ll take Ebro’s word for it.
But here’s the other issue…why would E! News report something which "might" not be true? We have our own suspicions that have been brought to our attention.
You’ll recall that In Touch Weekly printed a potentially embarrassing cover story about Kanye West’s sexuality a few days ago. The tabloid claimed he is in a gay relationship with Riccardo Ticsci…and we passed on posting the story since we’ve heard that rumor for years now with no credible confirmations. But with mainstream tabloids posting it now, this could possibly threaten that Kardashian throne (we all know the concoction of the Kardashians is E!’s biggest cash cow). So, we think it’s odd that the rumor of Bey’s second child came out RIGHT AFTER the In Touch article.
We’ve all seen how Olivia Pope mastered the art of "changing the conversation" on "Scandal". And you’ll notice that we’re not talking about Kanye’s sexuality anymore. We might mention his SNL rant, but his relationship with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is old news. Why? Beyonce MIGHT BE PREGNANT!
But jeopardizing your credibility is a serious length to go to just to play Captain Save A Baby Mama.
As far as E! News goes….they have not printed a retraction and their "Beyonce’s Pregnant" story is still on the front page of their website. But the story about Kanye’s sexuality NEVER made the site.
Mary J. Blige has a steep hill to climb when it comes to fixing her messy finances. Get the deets on her .4 million tax lien and a recap of her other money woes inside…
Fans of Mary J. Blige may be getting a really GOOD album in the future, because the "411" is there’s more "Drama" in the "Life" of "Mary". You like that good wordage huh?
You’ll recall that folks have been concerned about Mary’s finances for many many years. First, we had reports that her charitable organization FFAWN (Foundation For The Advancement Of Women Now, Inc.) failed to make good on a few loans, and then we heard rumors that MJB was falling behind on her rent in NYC. Now…we’re getting the full story on what she owes Uncle Sam. Here come the Growing Pains: TMZ reports that she owes for the years 2009 (4,907.30), 2010 (,203,743.53) and 2011 (7,604.60) totaling .4 million!
To pay off that bill, the Queen of Soul will need The Breakthrough. And don’t forget, she still owes 1,769.65 in back taxes to the state of New Jersey and she allegedly defaulted on a .2 million bank loan! Hmm…it might be time for a new collection of Bad Boy remixes. Lawd Mary!
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The effortlessly gorge Meagan Good has landed on her feet after the cancellation of her NBC show "Deception." She’s gearing up for her role in Anchorman: The Legend Continues. And she was spotted on the rainy NYC set over the weekend….
Before heading into hair and wardrobe, Mrs. Good, or Mrs. Franklin for that matter, was spotted on the set of the Anchorman sequel. Chick was rocking a head wrap and a lounge style t-shirt, leggings & sneakers, with her own umbrella holder. Not getting that hair wet for nothing! Not mad at that.
The 31-year-old cutie was a busy bee on set this weekend, along with a hilariously vintage Drake.
Meagan also hopped a super early flight this morning. We hope she’s on her way to shoot the Think Like A Man sequel since they started filming last week.
Time will tell…
Bruno Mars opened up the 2013 Billboard Music Awards tonight at the MGM Grand in Vegas with his song "Treasure". And he kept it high energy and hot as usual. Check out his performance inside, plus Macklemore and Ryan Lewis setting off the Wynn across the street with their hit "Thrift Shop"…
Bruno’s always good for a true high energy true "performer" style performance. While taking after the likes of James Brown and the Motown era, Bruno and his band killed the stage in red suits and perfect harmonies with "Treasure". Check it out for yourselves above.
And rap newcomer who’s gaining popularity grassroots style, Macklemore, teamed up with producer Ryan Lewis once again for their big hit "Thrift Shop." They performed in a different location to add some diversity to the show, so they rocked out at the Wynn Las Vegas. They also ended up winning Best Rap Song tonight.
Love that damn song. It’s catchy. Sue us.
Chris Brown returned to the Billboard Awards stage tonight to perform his hit single "Fine China." The heavily Michael Jackson-influenced choreography was on point as usual, but folks are raising their eyebrows at his singing tonight. Check out the performance for yourself inside….
As usual, Chris Brown delivered a hot performance for his track "Fine China". Probably going to be one of the hottest of the night.
And if you feel like you’re watching the "Bad" video mixed with "Thriller," you’re not far off. The creative directors for the performance (and for the video) were Rich & Tone Talauega, who were Michael Jackson’s creative directors/choreographers. And they’re currently the creative directors for the MJ One Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas premiering this month.
So while the dance breaks were totally on point as expected, we gotta ask. Should Chris back off those ciggies and that partying? Because the singing….
*UPDATE* Chris tweeted after his performance, "Lil hoarse for the performance but it happens. Good sh-t otherwise."
So Nicki Minaj took the stage at the MGM Grand in Vegas tonight. And she gave everyone at (and watching) the 2013 Billboard Music Awards a parting gift….visions of her ASSets thrown all in the camera.
Check out the performance inside…
While performing "High School" with Lil Wayne, we were actually about to give Nicki props for actually having a hot stage presence we hadn’t seen with her yet.
But then the Best Rap Artist winner took it to the ratchet ASStasticness, her usual lap dance, and private pat downs that we maybe liked…but definitely cringed about. Those pre-teen Barbs are gonna have lots of new dance moves for summer school…
Clutch ya pearls and watch the vid above….
2013 BILLBOARD AWARDS PERFORMANCES: Akon & Ne-Yo With David Guetta + J.Lo & Pitbull + Will.I.Am * Justin Bieber
Jennifer Lopez came out the gate swinging tonight at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Feathers, sequins and all. Check out her "Live It Up’ performance with Pitbull, plus will.i.am and Justin Bieber and David Guetta with Ne-Yo and Akon inside….
Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull indeed did their best to "Live It Up" on stage at the MGM Grand tonight. Check out J.Lo’s newest performance for her dance anthem above.
will.i.am and Justin Bieber did a futuristic style performance of "#thatPOWER." off will’s #WillPower album.
And David Guetta got his EMD on for "Play Hard" with Ne-Yo & Akon. Check out everybody getting their neon and electro-dance music on above.
Erykah Badu and Janelle Monae introduced the most talented icon of the evening at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, Prince. We’ve got the
"Q.U.E.E.N." singers Erykah and Janelle showed up looking like perfection at Sunday night’s BBMA’s at the MGM Grand to introduce their idol, Prince. Check out their salute to him above.
And you can check out Prince’s full performance that closed out the show above. Nothing can top the Purple Pne and his electric guitar…
Photo: SassyDweeb’s Instagram
Miguel killed the stage as usual at tonight’s 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Check out his performance of "Adorn" at the MGM Grand in Vegas…
Miguel stuck with his bonafide hit "Adorn" off his second studio album Kaleidoscope Dream for his BBMA performance tonight. And we are not mad. The sexy crooner added a few different touches to the song for a fresh performance. And after a semi-stage dive ended with him kicking a woman accidentally, he still managed to play it off.
Check out the performance below:
By the way, the woman who was kicked was interviewed backstage. And she’s doing just fine….holding an ice pack on her head:
EVENT FAB: Plaxico Burress Launches His New Collection With Wife Tiffany + Frank Ski’s B-Day Party With Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tameka Raymond & More
There were parties galore this weekend. And we’ve got all the pics of two from Atlanta to NYC. Check out Frank Ski‘s birthday bash down in the ATL, plus NFL baller Plaxico Burress launching his own clothing collection with his wife Tiffany front and center inside..
Former V103 host Frank Ski had all his celeb friends over to his restaurant to celebrate his birthday this weekend. And Keshia Knight Pulliam kept it cute in a purple cocktail dress, her Chanel purse and nude pumps.
Lisa Wu was there too. Is something going on with her these days? Something seems a bit…off. Just askin’….
Keshia also kicked it with V103 host Big Tigger.
Tameka Raymond was there and posed it up with Frank Ski’s wife Tanya.
Warren Sapp made sure to throw up the Yo to rep his Frat.
Jazze Pha and his crew were there.
So was actor Michael Jai White.
And Jeezy kicked it with radio personality Rashan Ali.
Over in NYC, Plaxico Burress celebrated the official launch of his new menswear accessories line, The Plaxico Burress Collection, at the XVI Lounge in Manhattan:
He arrived with his wife Tiffany who stood by him through his entire stint in jail and played the ultra supportive wife.
Tiff also popped up with her sister and she hit the carpet to show off her jewels. Pretty.
Plaxico showed off his menswear collection for the party guests.
His publicist BJ Coleman was on hand and posed it up with former "BBW" star Meeka Claxton.
She looked cute in leather shorts.
Plax showed off his socks with stylist Phillip Bloch.
Everybody poured it up to celebrate.
And Amanda Diva also stopped by to take pics and show some love.
Fab times all around.
Photogs: Paras Griffin/G Paras Photography , Johnny Nunez