Posts tagged "jay-z"

Shawn Carter Snags Vanity Fair Cover, Talks Bed-Stuy, Blue Ivy, And Bey

Jigga what? The Brooklyn-born rapper-turned-multimedia mogul, looking characteristically cleaned-up in a stark white suit, will line November newsstands on the cover of Vanity Fair. Jay Z has always given good interview, but a VF cover story is another matter entirely … and if the excerpts from the piece are any indication, Young Hov delivers. The…

By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Beyoncé & Jay Z Pose For Carter Family Portraits … Well, Not Really

Hahaha, this Tumblr that Photoshops Jay Z, Beyoncé and their friends’ faces onto great works of art is my everything. Botticelli might be rolling over in his grave, but I think “Birth Of Beyoncé” is amazing. [Carter Family Portraits]
“Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes is the new mama of a baby girl. Mazel tov!

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

So That’s What Jay Z & Beyonce’s Bodyguard Was Doing With Their Family Passports…

Yesterday, Jessica told you about how Jay Z and Beyonce fired their bodyguard, Norman Oosterbroek, because he has been caught “using the family’s passports in a lewd act” while in the company of a hooker. (Oosterbroek passed away earlier this month after being Tasered by police.) The lewd act in question has not been detailed…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 19, 2013

Jay-Z And Beyoncé Fired Bodyguard For Hiring Sex Worker, “Using Family’s Passports In A Lewd Act”

It’s so hard to find good help these days! Beyoncé and Jay-Z had to fire former bodyguard Norman Oosterbroek last year, after he hired a sex worker while traveling with the family in Las Vegas and filmed himself “using the family’s passports in a lewd act.” …

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 18, 2013

The Frisky Goes To “Made In America”!

The universe has smiled upon me and given me not one, but two chances to see Beyonce, Queen of The World, Light of My Life this summer. When I had the opportunity to see her in Brooklyn with Amelia earlier this month, I took it. “That’s cool,” I thought. “A once in a lifetime opportunity…

By: Megan Reynolds / August 31, 2013

Jay Z & Justin Timberlake Slow Things Down, Find New Uses For Bed Sheets In “Holy Grail” Music Video

Since Hov only films six-hour performances with his fancy artist friends on special occasions (see: “Picasso Baby”) consider this just released video for “Holy Grail” to be the first true music video off his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The video features Jay and guest vocalist Justin Timberlake wandering around aimlessly in a poorly lit, gothic warehouse of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 29, 2013

Former Model LIV Denies Cheating With Jay Z

Former Ford model and rapper LIV (pronounced “live”) has denied rumors that she and Jay Z ever had a fling, saying he asked for her number a couple of times but they’ve never hooked up. “I wasn’t going to disrespect B like that,” LIV told RadarOnline. (Also, Solange will stare down anyone who i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2013

Jay Z’s Hyphen Seeks Understanding Apostrophe Friend

Fun fact: Jay Z apparently did away with his Jay-Z hyphen around three years ago. Of course, most of us didn’t pay attention. We liked the hyphen. We wanted it at our parties and movie outings. The rapper made the name change official in June, following the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy

By: Julie Gerstein / August 1, 2013

Blue Ivy Goes To The Beach And Jay-Z Wants More Kids

As made clear by this photo of Blue Ivy and Beyoncé at the beach, Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s first crack at procreation turned out really adorable. Now 18 months old, Blue Ivy has been making more and more appearances, the best of which are showing up on Beyoncé’s official Tumblr. In a recent interview on Hot

By: Mary Odell / July 18, 2013

Jay-Z Has 99 Problems And Artist Ali Graham Is Illustrating All Of Them

“Even world famous rappers have first world problems,” says the tagline for this amaaaaaazing Tumblr, featuring illustrator Ali Graham’s depictions of Jay-Z’s imagined “99 Problems.” Click through to see 12 of our favorites — including “No Toilet Roll” and “Broken Umbrella (Ella Ella)” — and the rest over at her blog, which updates with new and hilariou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2013

Like This, Love That: Your Music & Book Recommendations For The Week!

Welcome to a new semi-regular feature on The Frisky in which we comb through all the new releases in books and music, and present you with our top picks. We’re calling it “Like This, Love That” — think of it as a human “Amazon Recommends,” or that friend of yours who’s always on top of the newest

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Ebony Oshunrinde, 16-Year-Old Hip-Hop Producer

Here are some typical 16-year-old activities: Riding in cars with boys. Sneaking sips from your parents’ liquor cabinet behind the garage. Cutting class. Buying prom dresses. Dutifully making SAT vocab flash cards in your room with the door closed. Standard stuff, really. Here’s something not so typical for a 16-year-old: producing a song on Jay-Z’…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 9, 2013

Timeline: Every Celeb Amanda Bynes Has Called Ugly

She’s at it again! Amanda Bynes has hurled her favorite insult at two more famous faces. Yesterday, she went after both Perez Hilton (who has been writing on his website about her seemingly public meltdown) and Miley Cyrus. I’m not entirely sure why she is pissed at Miley, but I think it has something to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 12, 2013

Jay-Z Tells Hot 97 That Beyoncé Is Not Pregnant

We knew it was too soon to get excited about Beyoncé being pregnant! Now Jay-Z has officially confirmed to Hot 97’s program director Ebro that she’s sooo not pregnant. [Twitter.com/BlackRicanJew]
Yahoo is buying Tumblr for $1.1 billion. [New York Times]
Justin Bieber got booed at the Billboard Music Awards. [Huffington Post]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2013

Beyonce Pregnant With Baby Number 2?

That’s been the rumor for a few weeks, but now E! Online has gone as far as to confirm the news, saying that multiples sources have told them it’s true — Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister! Now, I’ll hold off on the mazels until we get official confirmation from Bey and husband Jay-Z,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 17, 2013

Beyonce Defends Her And Jay-Z’s Trip To Cuba

Remember when Beyonce and Jay-Z went to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary and everyone got all up in arms about? Well, even though the United States has for decades upheld laws that basically tell Americans not to travel to Cuba, Beyonce says she was still shocked by the amount of flack she received for going there.

She…

By: Celebuzz / May 6, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Does Half-Way Decent Impressions Of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Macklemore, Kanye & Husband Chris Martin

Gwyneth Paltrow generally leaves a bad taste in my mouth — a taste eerily reminiscent of wilted kale — but I am capable of appreciating aspects of her personality that are actually kind of endearing. Like the solid effort she put into the embarrassing task of imitating famous rappers like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Macklemore,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 26, 2013

OMG, Jay-Z And Beyonce Bring Blue Ivy Out Of Hiding!

Baby Blue hath emerged from her castle and has deigned to bestow her royal side eye upon us commoners! No, but seriously, Beyonce and Jay-Z brought the beloved future President of the United States (Beyonce says the job is hers if she wants it) out to lunch with them and, yup, she’s as cute a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2013

Jay-Z Drops New Track, “Open Letter,” Addressing Critics Of Cuba Trip

Last night, Jay-Z went into the studio with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and recorded a new song that he released a few hours later. “Open Letter” has a relatively simple, but completely hot beat and features Hov rapping about his ownership of the Brooklyn Nets and he and Beyonce’s recent controversial trip to Cuba.
“Boy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2013

Stacey Dash Steps On Her Soapbox Again & Claims Beyonce And Jay-Z Fund Communism

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba is bothering the insanely gorgeous Stacey Dash. The former “Single Ladies” actress hopped on Twitter to let the most powerful couple in music know that they’re in the wrong for visiting the communist country.

Remember those “99 Problems” Jay-Z claimed to have and none of them being a bitch…

By: Hello Beautiful / April 10, 2013