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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 8: But Will It Really Tip the Scales?

Photo: iStock For everyone who thinks 22 days of veganism will get you bodied like Beyoncé (or think that I think it will), think again—or so says my scale, which this morning registered approximately a pound of weight loss after a week of loosely following the 22 Days Nutrition plan. While those results are far […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 7: The Way to a Vegan’s Heart Is Through Her Stomach

Yes, he can cook, too.Photo: Maiysha Kai A wise commenter once said, “Girl, never go on a date hungry. Also, never decline date continuation suggestions after he’s seen your makeup drip and your hair swell up like Donna Summer!” 22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? First date […]

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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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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 3: I Really Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

You will pry this butter from my cold, dead hands…in fact, just bury it with me.Photo: Maiysha Kai Fun fact: I love toast. In the days that I attempted to lead a low-carb life, toast was what I missed the most—closely followed by grits, and sweet potatoes, and popcorn, and…wait. Maybe I just love vehicles […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 2: How to Swallow a Plateful of Opinions

Photo: iStock You know the old adage, “opinions are like assholes; everybody has one?” Well, apparently, the same holds true for diet plans—everyone is sure they have the answer and is insistent that theirs is the best one for you. So, after only two days of publicly sharing what could most accurately be described as […]

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22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

Does this Thai make me look fat?Photo: iStock First date day, and I’ve already cheated—not that I’m a cheater, as I had to assure my date before my first day was done, but some experiences are just too irresistible to resist. In fact, this cheat felt so organic, I didn’t even notice until after the […]

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Sweet Dream or Beautiful Nightmare? In 22 Days, I’m Going to Find Out That Beyoncé’s Diet Is No Joke

Screenshot: Beyoncé (YouTube) I was kidding, I swear. At least, I was mostly kidding when I DM’d The Root’s Editor-in-Chief, Danielle Belton, and asked if the company would pay if I tried the new, Beyoncé-endorsed 22 Days Nutrition program. I even ended my message with the laughing/crying emoji—a clear tip-off that I was joking, right? […]

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It’s Official: Beyoncé Belongs in the Smithsonian

Screenshot: Vogue (YouTube) Last year, Beyoncé helped make history when she approved Tyler Mitchell to photograph her for the cover of the September 2018 issue of American Vogue, making the then-23-year-old the first black photographer—and one of the youngest—to shoot the cover of the world’s best-known fashion magazine in its 126-year history. In the year […]

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Got 22 Days? Beyoncé and Her Trainer Have Your New Eating Plan

We all saw it—the grueling journey from postnatal (with twins!) ‘Yoncé to Homecoming cutoffs ‘Yoncé—and frankly, I, for one, instantly decided I didn’t have the stamina (seriously, the woman is damn near supernatural). But to hear it straight from the Queen’s mouth in the promo for her newest venture, 22 Days Nutrition, “getting the weight […]

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‘Brown Skin Girl’ Was Bound to Be Our New Anti-Colorism Anthem…But It’s Also Blue Ivy’s 1st Writing Credit!

Screenshot: Parkwood Entertainment/Disney (YouTube) Bow down, Simba…because we already know who the real star of The Lion King reboot is. The CGI-fueled film opens in U.S. theaters today, but all week we’ve been ramping up, first falling for the fashion-fueled extravaganza that was the “Spirit” video release, and now getting our Afrobeats on with Thursday […]

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Beyoncé Made So Many Costume Changes in the ‘Spirit’ Video, We Almost Lost Count

Screenshot: Parkwood Entertainment/Disney (YouTube) So far, we’ve counted 12—yes, 12 outfits that Beyoncé reportedly sports in the four minutes and 31 seconds the “Spirit” video runs. That’s gotta be some kind of record. Granted, only 10 of Beyoncé’s reported 12 costume changes made the final cut of the official video for the first single from […]

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Beyoncé Made So Many Costume Changes in the ‘Spirit’ Video, We Almost Lost Count [Updated]

Screenshot: Parkwood Entertainment/Disney (YouTube) So far, we’ve counted 12—yes, 12 outfits that Beyoncé reportedly sports in the four minutes and 31 seconds the “Spirit” video runs. That’s gotta be some kind of record. Granted, only 10 of Beyoncé’s reported 12 costume changes made the final cut of the official video for the first single from […]

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Beyoncé Stuns in Alexander McQueen at The Lion King World Premiere

Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, and Chiwetel Ejiofor attend the World Premiere of Disney’s The Lion King on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif.Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images for Disney) Simba may be the star of The Lion King, but Beyoncé is the star of the red carpet—and arguably, of Disney’s live-action remake, as her casting […]

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Duchess, Meet Queen? Beyoncé and Meghan Markle May Meet at The Lion King’s London Premiere

Photo: Chris Jackson (WPA Pool/Getty Images), Larry Busacca (Getty Images for TIDAL) They’re two of the world’s most famous women (with equally famous husbands), are both working moms, share a few famous friends and both even sport royal titles (albeit one slightly more official than the other). But have Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and […]

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The Bitter, the Sweet, and the Book: Beyoncé’s Seminal Work Enters the Literary Canon With The Lemonade Reader

Image: Routledge Press In the three years since Beyoncé seamlessly merged black feminism and pop culture with the release of Lemonade, much has been said—and written—about the impact of her semi-autobiographical visual album, which traced a direct lineage from ancient African religion and folklore to Gullah culture to New Orleans’ “bounce” and the black female […]

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This Is Not a Drill: Beyoncé’s Teasing New Merch—and Will Still Check the Hell Out of You for Invading Her Space

Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Yes, life comes at you fast…but not as fast as a celebrity drop. The Hive caught some new buzz yesterday, as the @ShopBeyoncé account suddenly appeared on Twitter, cryptically beckoning her legions of fans with a hypnotic graphic (did she just implant a microscopic shopping device in my brain?) and […]

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But Will It Make Me Look Like Beyoncé? Bey’s Makeup Artist Sir John Collabs on Lion King-Themed Beauty

Photo: Larry Busacca (Getty Images for NARAS) I knew The Lion King was going to find a way to get in my pocket. Real talk? I’ve never been the biggest fan of The Lion King—apparently, I’m one of a handful of people who were deeply traumatized by seeing it at the ripe old age of […]

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Queen of the Jungle: Beyoncé Went Full ‘Nala’ for The Lion King-Themed Wearable Art Gala

Atmosphere at the WACO Theater Center’s 3rd Annual Wearable Art Gala on June 1, 2019 in Santa Monica, Ca.Photo: Gregg DeGuire (Getty Images) Leave it to ‘Yoncé to outdo even The Lion King. The Hive already considers her a work of art, but for the third annual Wearable Art Gala on Saturday, Beyoncé got literal […]

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