Tag: beyonce

Beyoncé’s Lemonade was a sweet moment of free Black womanhood and total agency

There is a certain peace that seemingly washes over Beyoncé as she pummels the windshield of a vintage Chrysler with a baseball bat. Draped in saffron yellow, she glides through a busy city block while “Hold Up” mellifluously warns a duplicitous lover that her brand of loyalty is hard to come by. If there’s a […]

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The University Of Texas Band Paid Tribute To Kacey Musgraves And Beyonce With An Epic Halftime Show

The University Of Texas Longhorn band found a clever way to pay homage to two Texas women Saturday at a football game against the University Of Kansas: The band assumed formation and played a rendition of Kacey Musgraves‘ “High Horse” and Beyonce‘s “Crazy in Love” and “Single Ladies” during their halftime show. The Texas Longhorns […]

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Elton John Was Disappointed By The Beyonce-Led ‘Lion King’ Soundtrack

When it came to making the new Lion King movie, its creators knew that recapturing the musical magic of the animated movie was important. So, they brought on some familiar faces who worked on the original film, including Hans Zimmer and Elton John. The way John sees it, though, that wasn’t enough: In a new […]

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Kid Fury and Crissle West Want to Bring Us a ‘More Intersectional Point of View’ With Their New TV Show

Cue The Read’s mix of “Oh Happy Day” because Kid Fury and Crissle West are about to adjust your television settings to “shade.” I recently hopped on a phone call with the 2019 Root 100 honorees Kid Fury and Crissle to chat about what they’re going to explore on their upcoming television show, whether or […]

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Vogue’s ‘Forces of Fashion’ Gives Cardi B a Grammy-Worthy Birthday Cake—and Reveals the Black History Behind Beyoncé’s History-Making Cover

When Cardi B showed up at the 2019 Grammys wearing a vintage Thierry Mugler gown inspired by Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” (colloquially known as “Venus on the Half Shell”), she knew she’d make headlines. But what the rapper, reality star and newly minted film actress didn’t know was that she’d be made into a cake. […]

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Prince’s Estate Only Wants to See Trump Campaign Refraining From Playing ‘Purple Rain’… Again

Orange Colt 45—President Donald Trump—held a political circle jerk in the form of a rally once again on Thursday evening and, per usual, suffered a bout of convenient memory loss when he decided to play Prince’s “Purple Rain” as MAGA hype music without the estate’s permission. As such, the estate of the late Purple One […]

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Prince’s Estate Only Wants to See the Trump Campaign Refraining From Playing ‘Purple Rain’… Again

Orange Colt 45—President Donald Trump—held a political circle jerk in the form of a rally once again on Thursday evening and, as per usual, suffered a bout of convenient memory loss when he decided to play Prince’s “Purple Rain” as MAGA hype music without the estate’s permission. As such, the estate of the late Purple […]

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The Best Pop Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked

Name a better decade for pop music. I’ll wait. Truly, the 2010s were an astonishing time for an often-overlooked genre, as the tides of change and a reassessment of the taste of teenage girls meant a lot more serious critical assessment for the genre. In turn, the stars of pop stepped up their game, vying […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Freestyles About Beyonce As ‘Troublemaker’ On ‘The Tonight Show’

After starring in multiple billion-dollar film franchises and being nominated for a Tony Award, it’s safe to say that Lupita Nyong’o‘s acting resume is pretty solid. As it turns out, though, she’s got another, not-so-hidden talent: She’s apparently a decent enough rapper that no less an authority than Common blessed her with her very own […]

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Take a Peek Inside Tyler Perry Studios, the First Ever Fully Black-Owned Studio Lot

Tyler Perry attends his studio grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios) Do you hear that sound? That’s the sound of Madea exclaiming, “Hellur!” and welcoming you to black history in the making. On Saturday, all of Black Hollywood’s elite […]

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Mathew Knowles Reveals He Has Breast Cancer and Emphasizes the Importance of Early Detection

Honoree Mathew Knowles attends the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Honors on February 24, 2011 in New York City. Photo: Stephen Lovekin (Getty Images) On Tuesday night, a sad bit of news hit the Twitter timeline as Good Morning America promoted its Wednesday morning show. Advertisement Mathew Knowles sat down with the show’s co-anchor, Michael Strahan, […]

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Pretty in Pink: Beyoncé Gives Us a Peek Into Blue Ivy’s Rose Gold Birthday Extravaganza

Blue Ivy in “Spirit” from Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ soundtrackScreenshot: Disney (YouTube) When we grow up, we want to be just like Blue Ivy Carter. Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s firstborn is clearly living the best life we can imagine, and racking up credits on Billboard-charting hits in the process. And when Blue Ivy celebrated her seventh […]

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Black Twitter Drags Bette Midler for Telling Beyoncé to Clean Up White Women’s Mess

Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) “De nigger woman is de mule uh de world.” — Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Do me a favor. Before reading this, open another tab and Google “Beyoncé Vote.” Because when I call Bette Midler stupid, I don’t want anyone to think it is an insult. Google […]

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Flawless: Beyoncé Finally Gets the Wax Figure She Deserves—and Ms. Tina Approves!

Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.Photo: Larry Busacca (Getty Images for Coachella) Madame Tussaud’s hasn’t always been on the mark when it comes to paying tribute to perhaps the most famous figure in music. When a figure of Beyoncé was unveiled in […]

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Flawless: Beyoncé Finally Gets the Wax Figure She Deserves—and Miss Tina Approves!

Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California.Photo: Larry Busacca (Getty Images for Coachella) Madame Tussauds hasn’t always been on the mark when it comes to paying tribute to perhaps the most famous figure in music. When a figure of Beyoncé was unveiled in […]

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Beyonce Announces ‘Making The Gift,’ A Documentary Chronicling The Creation Of ‘The Lion King’ Album

Fresh off her latest film, which chronicles her iconic 2018 Coachella performance, Beyonce is back with yet another documentary. In Making the Gift, which premieres Monday night, the singer details the creative process that went into the making of The Gift, the soundtrack accompanying Disney’s smash hit live-action remake of their classic The Lion King. […]

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Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ Was Snubbed For All Six Of Its Creative Arts Emmy Nominations

Beyonce was snubbed from a step forward to the highly-coveted EGOT status. The singer teamed up with Netflix to release the epic documentary Homecoming surrounding her show-stopping 2018 Coachella performance. The documentary chronicled the behind-the-scenes work that went into the performance’s massive leveled platform, over 200 back up singers, and seemingly effortless transitions. Beyonce fans […]

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Will There Ever Be Another Artist Like The Rolling Stones?

Getty / Uproxx Studios The morning before The Rolling Stones were scheduled to perform a sold-out Los Angeles show at the Rose Bowl last week, Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Dr., offered up a mysterious video teasing something happening between NASA and the band. At the concert, which was packed with fans of all ages […]

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It’s Been 10 Years Since Kanye West Barely Let Taylor Swift Finish. Now, Producers Are Spilling Behind-the-Scenes Tea

Kanye West (L) jumps onstage after Taylor Swift (C) won the “Best Female Video” award during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on September 13, 2009 in New York City. Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images) The day was September 13, 2009. Heaps of celebrities gathered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?

Photo: Maiysha Kai There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating plan designed by Beyoncé’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges. For those of you who have wondered […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Days 4,5 & 6: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?

Photo: Maiysha Kai There’s a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn’t one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I’ve attempted to comply with 22 Days Nutrition, the plant-based eating plan designed by Beyoncé’s trainer and nutritionist, Marco Borges. For those of you who have wondered […]

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