Beyonce has finally posted a photo of her twins, to great anticipation by her fans.
The mother of three took to Instagram Thursday night to share the first photo of Sir Carter and Rumi in celebration of the twins turning one month old. Beyonce is seen cradling her newborn twins in the pic.
It was reported that Bey and husband Jay-Z welcomed their twins in June. Her father, Matthew Knowles, congratulated her with a tweet, but the Beyhive slammed him for posting about the happy news before Bey did herself.
Bey announced she was expecting in February, posting a photo that has since become the most liked Instagram photo of all time. However, don't be surprised if her latest image of the newborns tops her previous photo.
"We would like to share our love and happiness," she wrote at the time. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes." She signed off the message with "The Carters."
During her pregnancy, the performer showed off her maternity style with mini photo shoots on the social media platform. She wore designer pieces from Gucci, Valentino, Halston Heritage and Belgian label A.F. Vandevorst, to name a few.
Beyonce, 35, and husband Jay Z, 47, who tied the knot in April 2008, are already parents to 5-year-old Blue Ivy Carter, who was born in January 2012.
Kendrick Lamar's successful year continues with a cover story in Interview magazine. Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle served as the interviewer for the profile and spoke with Lamar about his creative process for his now double-platinum album DAMN., the responsibilities that come along with being a celebrity, and the veracity behind his album's standout track "Duckworth."
After revealing that "Duckworth" was his favorite song off DAMN., Lamar dug deeper into the track and laid out the blueprint behind the record. "The idea that I wanted to put across from that event was one of perspective," Lamar said. "Everybody has their own perspective, and recognizing someone else's perspective blows my mind a hundred thousand percent. The way that event unfolded ... I had to sit down and ask my pops, 'What was your perspective at the moment?' And, 'Did you ever think it would come around full circle like that?' That always fascinated me."
The two stars then spoke about Lamar's mission statement as an artist. "As I've grown as an artist, I've learned that my mission statement is really self-expression. I don't want anybody to classify my music," he said. "I want them to say, 'This is somebody who's recognizing his true feelings, his true emotions, ideas, thoughts, opinions, and views on the world, all on one record.'"
He added: "I want people to recognize that and to take it and apply it to their own lives. You know what I'm saying? The more and more I get out and talk to different people, I realize they appreciate that - me being unapologetic in whatever views and approach I have."
On Wednesday night, Lamar finally launched his DAMN. Tour, kicking things off in Arizona. The tour includes openers Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. Take a look at Kendrick's interview with Chappelle here.
Several Hip Hop artists are nominated in a multitude of categories at the upcoming 69th Annual Emmy Awards, another testament to the genre’s undeniable impact on pop culture and unwavering staying power. Chance The Rapper, Snoop Dogg, Common, Donald Glover and LL Cool J are all up for various honors this year.
Chicago’s Lil Chano, who has recently donated millions of dollars to Chicago Public Schools, is nominated in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for the December 2016 Saturday Night Live skit, “Last Christmas,” while Grammy and Academy Award winner Common is nominated in the same category for the song “Letter To The Free” featuring Bilal, which appeared on his 2016 album, Black America Again.
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart share a nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program for their VH1 show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, and LL Cool J earned a nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program as a producer of Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle.
Not surprisingly, Donald Glover — also known as Childish Gambino — and his critically acclaimed show Atlanta nabbed six nominations in categories like Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
The 2017 Emmy Awards are scheduled for September 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Martin Shkreli who his ongoing securities fraud trial allegedly once spent $10,000 on JAY-Z tickets, according to accountant Wendy Spaulding who was tapped to testify in court on Tuesday (July 11). Records show that Retrophin – a drug company established by Shkreli — funded the outrageously expensive concert tickets during a time when the company’s bank account was reportedly already lean. While it’s unclear exactly what tour he bought the tickets for, it was likely to attend Hov’s Magna Carter World Tour in 2013 or 2014 in support of 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Spaulding also said more than $1.3 million from Retrophin was transferred to Shkreli’s personal bank account, and another $26,000 was put into the same account from MSMB Capital.
This is just another chapter in the ongoing saga of the vilified 34-year-old investor. In 2015, he won an auction and became the sole owner of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon A Time In Shaolin album and teased its release online. A year later, he offered Kanye West an exorbitant amount of money for The Life of Pablo and this May, pissed off Lil Wayne and camp once again after leaking snippets of Tha Carter V. Attorneys representing Wayne and Universal Music slapped Shkreli with cease and desist letters and promised swift legal action if the leaks continued.
Shkreli was originally arrested in New York City on December 17, 2015, but has pleaded not guilty to all charges, including eight counts of securities and wire fraud. Meanwhile, JAY-Z kicks off his 4:44 tour in the fall.
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The Queensbridge mural created to honor the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who passed away on 21st June from complications due to Sickle-cell anemia has been permanently removed after vandals defaced it on two separate occasions. Photographer Raphael Gonzalez, who has been documenting the work of the mural’s creators, shared a picture of the art’s former home and commended the artists for their efforts.
“The #Prodigy tribute is no more and has been buffed black,” Gonzalez wrote on Instagram. “#queensbridge Much respect to @jeffhenriquezart_ and @elementsofstyle_nyc for their dedication and hard work, thy got a lot of love and respect from the community. True artists.”
News of the mural’s unfortunate removal first emerged when Frankie Cutlass, a producer who has worked with Mobb Deep, shared a video of its eradication on Monday (July 10).
Regardless, Prodigy is loved and respected by millions of hip-hop fans and enthusiasts around the Globe. R.I.P. Prodigy. The Legacy forever lives on.