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Beyoncé’s cover on Out Magazine is her first magazine cover for the year 2014.  Inside the magazine, Bey discussed her latest album Beyoncé.  The singer revealed that her music can empower all sorts of individuals not just the ladies.  She also thanked her team, the Parkwood Entertainment, for making this album a hit.

What can she say about the sexual liberation conversation which she included in her latest album?  Bey said:

“I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us victims. Women are so much more than that. You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”

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“[It was] much freer than anything I’d done in the past. We really just tried to trust our instincts, embrace the moment, and keep it fun.” As an illustration she singled out the video for “Drunk in Love,” a fan favorite. “We were in Miami for Jay’s concert, and it was just the two of us, on the beach, amazing weather, and one outfit! It’s beautiful in its simplicity. If you want something to feel real and urgent, you can’t overthink it.”

Do you like Bey’s latest album?

Photo Credits: Out, Angie Review

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Beyoncé imitates Marilyn Monroe on the latest cover of Out magazine.  The singer wore a short blond hair which makes her look like the legendary sex symbol.  Well, this is probably Beyonce’s response to those who feel that she has become too raunchy.  There have been a lot of criticisms since the singer has released her self-titled album which contains explicit lyrics, videos as well as performances.  She even sings about making oral sex on her husband in addition to graining on his wood, Now, Bey is responding to critics as well as double standards.

Bey told the LGBT publication:

“There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”

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She further revealed:

“You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist – whatever you want to be – and still be a sexual being. It’s not mutually exclusive.”

The new Out magazine issue will be released on the newsstands later this month.

What can you say about Beyonce’s imitation of Marilyn Monroe?

Photo Credits: Womens Health Mag, That Grape Juice

Alexsandra Wright and Nixon Alexsandra Wright and Nixon

Alexsandra Wright and his son with Mathew Knowles, Nixon, will be heading to homeless shelter.  It seems that their life has worsened after Alexsandra revealed that they were neglected by Mathew.  After appearing on Inside Edition, she is now doing an interview with Touch Weekly.  Mathew’s child support for his son, Nixon, was reduced from $12,000 to $2,400 per month.  Alexsandra also revealed that she is struggling financially and yet there is nobody from the Knowles family who really cared and helps them in searching for a home.  Alexsandra said:

“Nixon deserves to know his family, and I hope one day he will meet his sister Beyoncé.”

Since Mathew is no longer Beyonce’s manager then the judge ruled that his child support payments will be retroactively decreased from the amount of $12,000 to $2,400 per month.  This implies that Mathew will not be making further payments maybe for almost two years.

Alexsandra further added:

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“I can’t imagine how Beyoncé feels knowing she has a homeless brother.  I know if I were in the same position, I would reach out. Maybe she is too busy.”

Do you think Beyoncé and Solange are interested in meeting their baby brother?

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Roc-A-Fella’s Amil Roc-A-Fella’s Amil

The last time that we have heard from Amil was back in the early 2000.  She was part of Jay Z’s songs such as “Can I Get A…” and also with Beyoncé’s “I Got That!”  Since then we haven’t heard much about her until recently.  It seems that she is trying to make a comeback!

This week, the singer just released a new record entitled, “Remember.”  During an interview, Amil explained where she had been and why she decided to got out of the rap game.  She said:

“I wasn’t there mentally. I was in my own world. Was I prepared? No. Did I realize what was happening right before my eyes? No.”

“I started to rebel. I rebelled against the industry because it’s not what I wanted. I hated traveling. I wasn’t at after parties or the club. Also, at the time my son’s asthma, [who was] 5 [or] 6-years-old at the time, was getting worse and no one was there for him. I had to be there for him.”

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“I didn’t think about the legalities of a lot of things. I never cared about the contracts. I could have been signing my life away… I was not a business woman at that time. I didn’t have a manager or the things that most artists have. I didn’t put my all into it. I didn’t give 100% of myself. I felt like it just wasn’t for me. That’s when I started rebelling. I started rebelling because I wanted out. It was easier for me to slip away. I faded myself. No one faded me. And, that’s when everything seemed to go left.”

Have you already heard Amil’s latest record?

Photo Credits: Vibe, JHP World

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Keyshia Cole recently stopped by at The Breakfast Club Morning Show to clear up some things as well as promote her new record, “Rick James.”  The singer also explained her beef with Michelle Williams as well as her criticism of Beyoncé.  She also talked about divorce rumors and her relationship with her family.

Why made Keyshia criticized Beyoncé’s “Bow Down”?  She said:

“I love Beyoncé. Well the thing is I met Beyoncé a few times and she’s a sweet girl. I just felt like that [song] wasn’t her thing. Like dude said, she switched it up or something. That’s just not what I know of her.”

How did her beef with Michelle Williams actually start?  The singer revealed:

“She started that [whole thing] and it really hurt my feelings too because she’s Christian and a church girl and all of that. We talk on the phone and you apologize for taking the tweet down that you said about me in the first place. I just felt like everybody jumped on me because I’m from Oakland, I’m the ghetto chick and I’m always starting stuff in actuality I’m just saying how I feel. I don’t feel like I was starting nothing with her, I was just getting her back for what she said to me.”

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“I felt like, ‘Damn, everybody going in on me!’ You got ol’ boy ‘Hamburglar’ (The-Dream) up here talking. You got Rico Love up here going in on me and everybody defending her but in actuality she called me and apologized. She said she never should have tweeted that or whatever.”

Will they ever be friends again?

Photo Credits: Rap Xclusive, Hip Hop N More

Solange Solange

Solange revealed her funky side on this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar.  She looked gorgeous while wearing several outfits created by famous designers such as a Ralph Lauren sweater dress, a Moshino jumpsuit as well as a $12,500 Chanel dress.  The photos were taken by Julia Noni.  Inside the magazine, Bey’s little sister revealed why she spends time in Cajun country so she can finish her new album.  She said:

“I figure there’s no better way to buckle down and finish it than to be as far away from everyone as possible, cell phone and computer behind. I’m not very good at writing songs when I have a lot of clutter in my mind.”

When it comes to following Beyonce’s footsteps, Solange reveals:

“My parents constantly tried to talk me out of being an artist,” she says. “They had gone through the whole journey with my sister and just wanted me to have a normal teenage life.”

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What can she say about her failed relationship with her ex-husband Daniel Smith?  She said:

“In a lot of ways, emotionally and mentally, I feel far older than 27.  Just going through a marriage and a divorce—which I essentially did by 21—will give you an insane amount of perspective on life.”

“We co-parent really well.  I’m able to say, ‘I need to finish this album, can you step up and take care of the boy?’ “

She also revealed her thoughts with regards to fashion.  She said:

“You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts.  I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn’t quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work. It sounds silly, I know, but having space for my clothes made a huge difference. I was able to get organized, free myself of clutter, and develop a style that felt like me.”

Do you like her fashion sense?

Photo Credits: The Boom Box, Harper’s Bazaar

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Beyoncé and other celebrities are joining effort in order to prohibit using the word ‘Bossy’ as a description for females.  Since March is being considered as Women’s History Month, the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg,  has initiated that campaign to stop using the word bossy due to the fact that is can cause discouragement to  young women who are enthusiastic in becoming leaders.

According to the PSA statement:

“By middle school girls are less interested in leadership than boys and that’s because they worry about being called ‘Bossy!’ We need to tell them it’s okay to be ambitious. We need to help them lean in.  Words matter. Let’s just ban the word bossy and encourage girls to lead. To be strong and ambitious. Listen to your own voice. There are no limits. Dare to be you. You can change the world.  Let’s ban ‘Bossy!’”

At the end is the statement from Beyonce which states:

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“I’m not bossy! I’m the boss!”

Do you think “Bossy” can be considered as a bad word?

Photo Credits: 15 Minute News, The Atlantic

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According to reports, Jay Z allegedly refuses to be the best man of Kanye West on his wedding day due to the fact that it will be filmed on Reality TV.  Sources revealed that Kanye requested Jay Z to be his best man but the Roc Nation media mogul refused since he does now want his family to appear on reality TV.

Based on several reports, Kim and Kanye’s wedding will occur in May and most probably it will be filmed for E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians.  Most likely Kim will be receiving a huge amount if her wedding day will be shown on TV.

The source said:

“Jay is Kanye’s closest friend so he wants him to be best man. Jay agreed initially but had one condition – under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife Beyoncé or daughter Blue Ivy during the ceremony.”

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The source further added that Beyoncé is not interested to appear on reality TV:

“The thought of popping up in KUWTK mortifies Beyoncé. She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn’t prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion.”

Should Mr. and Mrs. Carter get themselves involved in Kanye and Kim’s wedding?

Photo Credits: Idolator, Billboard

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It all started when Chaka Khan was interviewed during the 7th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event.  A reporter from Hollywood Today told her that she is “flawless like Beyonce’s song.”  After making that remark, Chaka rolled her eyes then started to mumble something.  It’s not really clear what Chaka was mumbling but some people assumed that she called Beyonce a “b*tch.”

It quickly went viral which prompted Chaka Khan to apologize to Bey on Twitter.  She told Beyonce that she was the target of a slow news day:  She tweeted:

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“@Beyonce Sorry you had to be the target of a slow news day.  You know I have nothing but LOVE for you! Keep handling your business!!”

However, after Chaka made the apology, she quickly deleted it.  That is why, people are now wondering if she is really sincere in making her public apology.  Even though she revealed that she was not throwing any shade on Beyonce.

 

Why did Chaka delete the tweet?

Photo Credits: Madamenoire, Fact Mag

Mathew Knowles’ Baby Mama And Son Nixon Mathew Knowles’ Baby Mama And Son Nixon

Alexsandra Wright, the mother of Mathew Knowles’ son Nixon, revealed that she will keep on fighting until they can get the help that they need.  Alexsandra, 44, and her son had their first interview on Inside Edition.  She admitted that Mathew did not spent time with his son and at the same time he did not even bother to introduce their son to Beyonce.

Wright also revealed that she has no intention of making this scandal public in fact she has tried everything that she could however it was Mathew who was responsible in making it open to the public. Wright explained, “I tried everything to not have it public. But unfortunately, that’s just not the way that Mathew chose to deal with this.”

Alexsandra also affirmed and she and Mathew were having a relationship for 18 months during the time when he was still married to Tina Knowles.

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Wright also claims that Mathew planned to give their son to Beyoncé and Jay Z.  She said:

“I don’t expect Beyoncé to take accountability. It’s not her problem. It’s not her situation. Beyoncé and Jay Z have never attacked me. They’ve done anything wrong to me. They’ve never been negative at all.”

Did Mathew abandon his son?

Photo Credits:  No Mercy For Your Faves, The YBF