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Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Dame Dash Spotted At Jay-Z LA Concert [PHOTO]

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Jay-Z brought his “Magna Carter World Tour” to Los Angeles last night.

Several celebrities were in attendance to see the rap icon performed live including Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, Wiz Khalifa, Paris Hilton, Kelly Rowland, Kobe Bryant, Amber Rose, Martin Lawrence, Khloe Kardashian, Taylor Lautner and more.

Jay-Z Leads 2014 Grammy Nomination With 9 Nods, Complete List

During his performance, Jay-Z performed “Young Forever” in tribute to the late Nelson Mandela.

Dame Dash daughter Ava and Jay-Z

Hov later hosted an after party at Lure nightclub in Hollywood.

Nicki Minaj celebrated her 31st birthday on Sunday.

Jay-Z is leading the 2014 Grammy nominations with 9 nods including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Album.

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Happy Birthday Jay-Z! Jay Takes Blue Ivy on a Daddy-Daughter Date!

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Blue Ivy ain’t got no worries! And why should she? It’s her daddy’s birthday and around the corner, the 23-month old will soon be two! Today, rapper/mogul Jay-Z celebrates his 44th birthday and it appears that he’d rather be no where else but at home with his ladies. After announcing yesterday that he’d be going vegan for the month of December in an attempt to better his health, he was recently spotted spending some quality time with his leading little lady, Blue. The baby boss was spotted rocking a a pair of skinny-mini jeans, tiny floral Doc Martin boots and a custom leather jacket studded out with the words “Miss Blue Carter.” How cute! We wish the boss man a HUGE happy birthday and many, many blessings his way!

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NEW WEAVERY: Beyonce Shows Off A Blonde Bob At Lunch With Blue & Hubby Jay-Z

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Hot mama!  Beyonce Knowles is spending her Mrs. Carter Show world tour break chillin’ out with her fam.  And trying out new hairstyles.  The short shorts wearing mom of Blue Ivy was sporting a new blonde bob in Miami Thursday afternoon.

 

Check out the new look at all angles inside…

First, she chopped all her hair off (or….chopped up a wig, it’s still unclear) last week.  And Thursday, Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z and their baby girl Blue Ivy hit up Sylvano Ristorante Italiano in Miami Beach to show off the "Grown Woman" chick’s new look.  

Bey was rocking a brand new inverted bob with a cute headband and cropped Name Brand tank to boot:

 

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Cute shades.

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Beyonce’s long time hairstylist Kim Kimble told TheYBF.com on Thursday that she wasn’t the one who cut the style Bey unveiled in photos last week. But she also didn’t flat out confirm the new look was Bey’s actual hair.  However, she did allude to it.

Seems like Mrs. Carter is simply having fun in the summertime with wiggery, weavery and possible her own locks.  Do you boo.  It all looks fab nonetheless.

 

Photos: Splash

BRING ‘EM OUT! Jay-Z Rocks “Tom Ford” On Stage During Beyonce’s Barclays Finale + Drake Brings Out Kanye, Diddy & Mase At OVO Fest

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Beyonce closed out the first leg of her US tour with a bang Monday night.  Check out her husband Jay-Z joining her on stage to perform "Tom Ford", plus Drake bringing out some surprising folks at the Toronto OVO Fest….

Beyonce told the haters to Bow Down as she mixed in a different outfit to close out the final stop on her tour Monday night:

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She performed her "Bow Down" track in a sparkly "Carter" jacket, then Mr. Brooklyn himself, Mr. Carter popped up on stage to spit his "Tom Ford" track with Bey dancing around.  Gotta love these two.

The Carters’ besties Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow showed up and other celebs like little sis Solange and Tika Sumpter were also there.

And now that the first 61 shows in 43 cities are over for the Mrs. Carter Show, she circles back to BK and a few other US cities this December.  And you can catch her at Jay’s and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival during Labor Day weekend.

 

And up in Toronto:

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Drake brought the unexpected with him to OVO Fest.  He surprised the crowd and brought out Kanye West at Monday night’s concert to perform "New Slaves".

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‘Ye let ‘em know The Roc was in the building and then took over the stage.

 

 

And look who else was there:

 

Diddy & Mase popped up as the most random & surprising special guests. Mase just looks happy to get out the house. The two rocked out with "Mo Money Mo Problems" and a few other tracks. Peep the vid above.

Big Sean, the Weeknd, and more also performed as scheduled.

Photos: MCSWT’s IG/Hits On Hits IG/Dreamville Nation IG, Video: DJ Drama’s IG

 

CONCERT FAB: Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake & More Hit Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show In Brooklyn

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Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stopped through the Barclays Center over the weekend and we have your backstage pass with pics of who kicked it wth Mrs. C.  See Bey, Jay Z and her crew behind the scenes inside….

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Over the weekend, Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour played the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  It’s a three show stint going from Saturday to tonight.  P.S….We attended last night and that ish was flawless.

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Baddie Bey debuted a new costume change for BK finales, a custom Gucci black and white beaded top, white pants and red pumps.

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Backstage last night, Bey posed with actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who’s starring in the Jay Z produced remake of Annie.

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And Bey, JT And Jay posed for a few photos with the fab Mrs. Carter Show dancers backstage Saturday night.   

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And over on her Tumblr page, Beyonce posted a few pics of the road signs she passed enroute to the Barclays Center.

 

Watch Bey tell Brooklyn why she’s happy to finally perform at the Barclays Center below:


Bey wraps this first leg tomorrow night after 50+ shows, then will rock out a few festivals like Made In America.  She’ll do a few more US dates in December and then will head down under to Australia.

Photos via @ashleycmeverett Instagram, @BeyonceLite Instagram @rotta1923 Instgram, Beyonce Tumblr, @baddiebeystyle Instagram

RAPPER’S DELIGHT: Busta Rhymes & Nicki Minaj’s “Twerk It” Video + Jay-Z Bringing Hip Hop Holidays To BARNEYS?

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Nicki Minaj is never one to miss a twerk fest.  Check out the Barb in Busta Rhymes‘ new video for his single "Twerk It" inside, plus what Jay-Z‘s up to with his collaboration with the luxe department store BARNEYS…

41-year-old Busta is still watching out for the strippers with his latest single "Twerk It."  The track appears on his upcoming E.L.E. 2 album dropping soon. 

He brought in the Trini twerk lover Nicki Minaj to lay down a few verses, so it’s only right she appears in the video too.  Check it out below.  It’s the explicit version, obvi.  So watch at your own risk:

 

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And in other rap news, there’s a may-jah rumor circulating the fashion world that Jay-Z will be offering his talents to Barneys New York for the Holidays.  Just like with Lady Gaga & the Walt Disney Company in the recent past, the luxe department store is said to have had secret talks with Mr. Carter about an upcoming collaboration–very likely for the Holiday campaign. 

According to WWD, Barneys has remained mum when asked about the collabo talks, but with Jay’s recent musical assets that scream a love for fashion ("Tom Ford"), a collabo isn’t too far fetched.

Time will tell…

 

Photo: Interview Magazine

ON THE SET: Nicki Minaj SHOOTS A NEW Fragrance Campaign + Jay-Z, Justin TImberlake & MORE DENY REPORTS Of BOYCOTTING Florida

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Nicki Minaj tweeted pics from the set of an upcoming fragrance campaign.  See the bejeweled rapper on the set and get the latest on an "alleged" boycott of Florida by some of the music industry’s top acts……..

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Rapper Nicki Minaj posted a few snapshots from the set of her upcoming fragrance commercial.  Wearing a diamond-encrusted headband, she tweeted, "Fragrance commercial shoot with the legendary David LaChapelle 1st look #dramatic."

David LaChapelle, who also shot Nicki’s M.A.C VIVA GLAM campaign, captured the Pink Friday rapper in a pink and blond wig, a flowing pink ball gown and tons of diamonds.

Though Nicki has been secretive about the name of the new fragrance she’s working on, in a previous interview with MTV First, she spoke about the fragrance bottle design saying, "When the Barbz see that bottle—gag century. It’s going to be ca-razy."

We’ll be waiting…….

 

And about those "boycotts" in Florida……

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Representatives for Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Madonna and others have distanced themselves from reports suggesting they’ve joined Stevie Wonder in his boycott of the state of Florida following the George Zimmerman verdict.

A few days ago, a report surfaced on American Urban Radio Networks by White House correspondent April Ryan naming Jay Z, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu and other heavy-hitters as participants.

Though April stands by her report and says she obtained the list from "sources close to the Stevie Wonder camp," none of the artists have come forward to voice their support of the boycott.

 

The Huffington Post also says they reached out to reps of Jay, Rihanna and more. And their reps said they have no knowledge of the boycotts. Jay and JT will be performing at SunLife stadium this summer as planned.

 

 

Photos via Nicki Minaj/Getty

STAR TRIBUTE: Beyonce, Jay-Z, MC Lyte & More SALUTE Trayvon Martin At RALLIES, Jamie Foxx Says He’ll STAND BY Trayvon’s MOM FOREVER

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Beyonce, Jay Z, MC Lyte and Jesse Jackson were among the thousands who participated in Trayvon Martin rallies in over 100 cities around the country yesterday.  See photos from around the US inside, and hear the words of encouragement Jamie Foxx shared about Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.  

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Music’s most powerful couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, appeared at a memorial for Trayvon Martin in NYC yesterday.

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Beyonce was joined by her mother, Tina Knowles, as they walked alongside over 2,000 protestors in Lower Manhattan.  And it’s clear that the Trayvon Martin verdict has touched the hearts of the entire Knowles family.  A few day agoSolange Knowles participated in a rally at Borough Hall in Brooklyn.

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The couple posed with Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina Fulton and Rev. Al Sharpton and landed on the cover of the NY Daily News.

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Rev. Sharpton remarked about the couple’s appearance at the rally saying,

"Jay-Z and Beyonce said they didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op. Jay-Z told me, ‘I’m a father. Beyoncé is a mother.’ We all feel the pain and apprehension – the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn’t protect anybody … We do not come from hate, we come from love of children."

The ‘Justice for Trayvon Martin’ protest began with a press conference at Rev. Sharpton’s NAN offices where Sybrina told the crowd;

“George Zimmerman started the fight and George Zimmerman ended the fight.  My son died without even knowing who his killer was … Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours.”

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As for how she felt about the verdict, Sybrina said, “We have moved on from the verdict. Of course, we’re hurting. Of course we’re shocked and disappointed. But that just means we have to roll up our sleeves and fight.”

 

The NYC protest was one of several that took place around the nation.  In Chicago…..

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Rapper MC Lyte (who posed with Rev. Jesse Jackson) spoke to over 500 people rallied across from the Everett McKinley Dirksen federal courthouse. She shared, "When the verdict was read, I felt like we lost Trayvon Martin all over again.

And in San Diego,

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Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson addressed the racially charged case at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Though he was there to promote his role as the villain Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2," Jaime also offered support to Trayvon’s mom, Sybrina.

“She’s always been courageous in saying this has never been about race. She said it’s about 17-year-old kids. We have to protect our kids. So I stand with her forever."

He also commented on gun violence in America saying,

“When you look at Sandy Hook and Aurora and all these different things where we’re losing our children. Chicago — 67 kids, people killed in a week — we have an epidemic. And it’s up to us as the grown folks to be smart enough and intelligent and nice to each other to have a difference of opinion, but also understand that we have to come to a solution.”

And when Samuel Jackson was asked about the rallies being held in Trayvon’s honor in dozens of US cities, he said, he was "encouraged by the attitude of people after the verdict, that people are willing to stand up and take a stand and get out in the streets, and let their voices be heard.”

 

 


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WORKIN’ FAMILY: Beyonce, Jay-Z & Blue Ivy Grab Lunch In Toronto…And Brave A Mob Of Fans

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The jet-setting Carters are pulling double duty today as both of Blue Ivy‘s parents are taking the stage in 2 different countries.  But they all met up in Toronto today to grab lunch as a fam.

 

Pics of Jay, Bey & B.I.C. inside….

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Well, Blue Ivy’s surely got her daddy’s "eye brow frown" down to a tee.  Today, the cutie patootie was spotted being carried out of Nervosa Trattoria, an Italian Restaurant in Toronto.  And she and her gold embellished sandals and adorable white dress with a matching bow braved the mob of fans like a pro.

Mrs. Carter & Blue jetted up to Toronto for a quick in-between-tour-gigs trip to see hubby & pops Mr. Carter before tonight’s big stadium tour kick-off night with Justin Timberlake in T-Dot.  And Bey left right after to travel to Chicago for tonight’s Mrs. Carter Show tour stop.
 

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Mrs. C rocked a cute printed jumper and flat sandals with her fave black hat and shades.  And looked ready to tear down the stage tonight in the Chi.

Fab times…

 

Photos: Splash/Pacific Coast News

Jay-Z MOVES 528K Copies Of “Magna Carta Holy Grail”, Announces European Tour Dates + Robin Thicke’s “The Good Life” Single

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Jay-Z debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, moving 528K units of MCHG last week.  Find out when his MCHG tour will be headed to Europe inside and hear Robin Thicke’s "The Good Life" single.    

After he hit up Bey’s (she’s rocking a printed Topshop look) hometown return in Houston for the Mrs. Carter Show (above) last night, Jay-Z’s critically acclaimed disc Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted atop the Billboard Hot 200 today, moving 528,208 units.  But he wasn’t the only new addition to the charts.  Ciara’s Ciara moved 57,515 units while J. Cole shifted 38,718 units and Kanye West push 28,701 copies of Yeezus.  

Although Hova has already garnered a platinum plaque, thanks to Samsung’s Magna Carta app, those sales will not count towards his Billboard tally. And in celebration of the disc’s success, Jay-Z’s hitting the road.  Now that he’s nabbed Teen Choice Award noms for Choice Summer Music Star: Male, and Choice Summer Tour (with Justin Timberlake) he’s announced the new “Magna Carta World Tour” – European Dates.  

 

See where Jay-Z’s headed here:

October 3 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 4 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
October 6 – Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena
October 8 – UK, Birmingham NIA Arena
October 10 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 11 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 12 – London, UK – O2 Arena
October 14 – London, UK – O2 Arena (Birmingham NIA)
October 15 – London, UK – O2 Arena (Leeds/Newcastle/ Sheffield Arena)
October 17 – Paris, France – Bercy
October 18 – Paris, France – Bercy
October 20 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
October 21 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
October 23 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
October 25 – Stockholm, Sweden – Globe
October 27 – Hamburg, Germany – O2 World
October 28 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
October 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome

 

In other music news……

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"Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke has revealed another track, "The Good Life", from his upcoming Blurred Lines disc (July 30).  Produced by Projay, Robin orginally penned the soulful composition on his piano in 2006.  Also, Robin was nominated for a Teen Choice award for male music star.  The 2013 Teen Choice Awards will be held on August 11.

Listen to "The Good Life" here:

 

Photo via Beyonce Lite’s Twitter

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