On Wednesday, Jay Z weighed in on New York Governor Cuomo’s initiative to improve police and community relations.
Ever since she was born, Blue Ivy has been in the spotlight. It’s a no-brainer when you have Jay Z and Beyoncé for parents.
But the narrative has primarily revolved around the child’s hair. So much to the point where a Change.org petition was created to get the celebrity duo to comb it.
The following piece originally appeared on Jet.com. It was written by Krishana Davis and appeared under the title of “Leave Blue Ivy’s Hair Alone!”
By: Krishana Davis
In the past three or four years as natural hair has become more mainstream—kinky curls are popping up on the heads of actresses in television commercials, curly girl products are invading the aisles of your local Target and blogs and vlogs dedicated to natural hair care are swarming around the web. With nearly as much speed, an army of women, some natural and others not, have popped up in the comments section of posts about natural hair to critique, comment on and often slander women’s choices as they go through their natural hair journey.
To promote their “On the Run” tour, Beyoncé and Jay Z released a trailer featuring A-list stars called “Run” on Saturday.
Now, an online petition has surfaced on change.org in protest of the duo’s claim that the trailer will not be a movie.
Jay Z, Beyoncé and Solange finally broke their silence about leaked footage that shows Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator on May 5.
In an exclusive statement to the Associated Press on Thursday, the trio said “families have problems and we’re no different.” The stars also have claimed to have worked through their differences and moved on since the video emerged this week.
Before her shocking attack on brother-in-law Jay Z on May 5, singer Solange argued with designer Rachel Roy.
According to sources, Solange, 27, allegedly had become drunk and belligerent while attending the Met Ball.
Video of what appears to be Solange Knowles physically attacking Jay-Z is now making the rounds on the internet.
In the clip, once inside the elevator, Solange appears to confront Jay-Z and then attacks him until a bodyguard pulls her away from him.
It’s Jay Z’s 44th birthday today, and what do you give the man who has everything? A new diet! Hov announced that for his birthday this year, he and Beyonce plan to go vegan for the next 22 days.
Yesterday we broke news that Jay Z will move forward in his partnership with retail chain Barneys New York. The high-end store has been battling controversy since two black shoppers filed discrimination lawsuits against the chain and the NYPD for racially profiling them.
Shawn Jay Z Carter has announced that he will move forward with a multi-million dollar deal he has with Barney’s New York. The high-end retail store is recovering from a wave of backlash regarding its practices when dealing with customers of color. 19-year-old Trayon Christian and 23-year-old Kayla Phillips both filed lawsuits against the NYPD and the department store after being accosted by police who accused them of credit card fraud and theft from the store.
Just as the star is digging himself out of the hole created by his affiliation with Barneys New York, it looks like Jay Z has gotten himself in more hot water.
The rapper-turned-entrepreneur gifted a $34,000 watch to New York Yankees free agent Robinson Cano on his 31st birthday. The five-time All-Star received the limited-edition Classic Fusion Shawn Carter watch by Hublot during a party in Belgium on Oct. 22.
Should Jay Z discontinue his partnership with Barney’s? Some folks think so.
Ever since news broke of 19-year-old Trayon Christian’s lawsuit against the department store, Jay Z has been feeling the heat.
Christian filed a lawsuit against both Barney’s and the NYPD after he was wrongfully arrested in April while purchasing a belt from the store.
A second woman, Kayla Phillips has also come forward, alleging that she was unfairly profiled by Barney’s staff and NYPD police.
Oprah recently weighed in on the recent dust-up between Jay Z and Harry Belafonte.
After Jay was criticized by Belafonte for not being more politically engaged, Jay Z responded with lyrics that many found very disrespectful:
I’m just trying to find common ground/’fore Mr. Belafonte come and chop a n*gga down/Mr. Day O, major fail/Respect these youngins boy, it’s my time now.
According to Oprah, a generational gap is at the heart of their disagreement, but both of them are protesting in their own way.
Following a week-long media frenzy surrounding the rift between icons Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte, Bakari Kitwana of Rap Sessions and Mark Anthony Neal of Left of Black sat down to unpack the shortcomings of the recent Jay-Z/ Belafonte debate.
Rather than perpetuating the beef between the Civil Rights Generation and the Hip-Hop Generation, they insist the moment should be seen as an opportunity to chart a course for moving beyond media sound bites to action.
Harry Belafonte has both clarified his comments about and extended an olive branch to Beyonce and Jay Z.
This, of course, is in response to Jay Z’s remarks about Belafonte’s claim that he and wife Beyonce aren’t socially active and responsible enough.
In an interview with MSNBC, Belafonte talked about the wasted power of black celebrity as well as what he’s willing to do to bridge the “generation gap”: