“I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple … I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not — again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.”
– Jay-Z shares his thoughts on gay marriage — and President Obama’s recent endorsement of it — with CNN. Well said, Jigga! [Towleroad]
Yesterday, Beyonce quietly launched her own Tumblr, which features a bunch of personal photos from the last few years of life, pre-Blue Ivy. Basically, it is a place I want to go to, i.e. Beyonce’s life according to her Tumblr. There’s snugglin’ on a boat with Jay-Z! Gossiping with lil’ sis Solange! Playing in the sand with her nephew! Cigar smoking! Check out a few of my fave pics in this slideshow and then check out the rest at Beyonce’s official Tumblr.
I’m going to put aside being annoyed with Beyonce and Jay-Z for releasing photos of their daughter Blue Ivy after the work week has ended because bloggers never sleep. Because look at that face. Blue Ivy Carter is gorgeous. I love the fact that Jay and Beyonce did not sell photos of their newborn child, that they released them personally via a small Tumblr blog, thanking the public for respecting their privacy “during this beautiful time in our lives.” I love that Blue Ivy is simply swaddled in a blanket, not adorned with some ridiculous headband, and, in the rest of the photos that you’ll see as you click through, just basking in the love of her parents. Blue, in my opinion, looks just like Beyonce, but her eyes are all Jay. Maybe I’m hormonal, but I’m getting a little teary writing this. Yay, babies!
File this one under convincing cases for the existence of the Illuminati: Vice took Nicki Minaj’s video for her new single “Super Bass” and slowed it down, only to discover that it sounds pitch-perfectly like … Jay-Z. You have to hear it to believe it because it’s uncanny, down to the Hov’s recognizable style and pace. A commenter went ahead and took the courtesy of speeding up a Jay-Z song to compare, and the results are alarming. I’m no conspiracy theorist, but hell if this isn’t spooky! Check out both videos for yourself, after the jump, and let me know what you think in the comments. [Vice] Keep reading »
With all this talk about crystal and diamond baby gifts, lucite baby cribs and such, you’d think that Jay-Z and Beyonce would have no money troubles at all. But it seems that just as the world’s most famous new parents were totally renovating their own floor at Lenox Hill Hospital, Jay-Z laid off half of the New York staff of his clothing line Rocawear. It’s hard out there for a multi-million dollar pimp! According to the New York Department of Labor, 28 workers were laid off on January 6 — the day before Blue Ivy Carter was born — due to “economic” reasons. Perhaps it was the failure of their “Occupy All Streets” shirts — though at least the laid off employees will have something to wear if they choose to attend any upcoming Wall Street protests. Oh, sweet irony. [Animal NY]
Over the weekend, the feminist blogosphere was all a-titter with the “news” that Jay-Z has sworn off using the word “bitch” in his rap lyrics after the birth of his baby Blue Ivy Carter. A poem posted online, which RollingOut.com claims was written by the rapper, says he’ll no longer use that “degradation.” Read it, after the jump! Keep reading »
We knew Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby Blue Ivy was going to be influential, but this just isn’t what we expected.
The week-old child is already racing up the Billboard charts with her cries audible on her dad’s song “Glory,” and she already has her own strain of marijuana named after her, reports TMZ.
According to the website, several weed dispensaries in Los Angeles are selling a new strain of pot called “OG Blue Ivy.” Of course, Beyonce and Jay-Z didn’t sign off on the new strain, but they don’t have a trademark on their daughter’s name and so far the stores haven’t received any sort of legal notice from the couple. Read more…
Beyoncé and Jay-Z did not register at Babies ‘R’ Us for Blue Ivy — they registered at Babies ‘R’ Fabulous! To go with the days-old, blessed cherub’s consortium of (what one can only assume are) freakum diapers, fans made of money, and pre-determined stage names like Blue Fierce and Blue Bérry, the new parents will also bestow on their spawn the following extravagant gifts, thePost reports:
1. “[A] solid-gold, handmade horse from Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka that Jay-Z bought for $600,000.” Read more…