Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna Cover EBONY Magazine

In celebration of Black History Month, EBONY magazine published 4 different covers for its Black Music Month special collector’s edition featuring black glitterati Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, and Rihanna. The covers are color-coded with sub headings that reflect the star's public image. For instance, Rihanna's cover says "Rebel", while Beyonce is "The Diva".

Jay Z covers EBONY

EBONY tapped political activist and noted author Kevin Powell to write the 4 mini features. Powell compared today's stars with past legends including Tina Turner and Donna Summer.

“It was an honor to write the four cover stories for EBONY magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition, and to also pen the additional four mini-features inside,” said the former MTV Real World: New York star. “Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z packaged with legends like Tina Turner, Donna Summer or Tupac Shakur, but we did it because when it comes to Black music, it is important to note the deep connection between the musicians of yesterday and today,” he added.

Kanye West covers EBONY

Powell compared the irrepressible Kanye West ("The Poet") to deceased lyricist Tupac Shakur.

“They are brothers from another planet – the one they built themselves,” said Powell. “Love them or hate them, there is no denying that these two bad boys of hip-hop make our culture so electric and so hard to ignore.”

EBONY magazine's Black Music Month special collector’s edition is on newsstands now.

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  • Beta

    I like them all :thumbsup:

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Funny that B has the worst cover of all of them. How'd she let that happen? Lookin like Mama Tina.

  • Beta

    Kanyes should say the crazy

  • Beta

    Bird she is starting to look more like here mama

  • Beta

    *her

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    The covers all look nice :yes:

  • Who Dat

    Black History Monff is Feb.

    Kim West changed her ENTIRE outfit up in the cah on the way to the Met Ball. Same dress. Two totally different looks. Peepah dot com got pics of her WHEN she left the hotel and when she arrived. She do extra :no:

  • SJ

    Kudos to all of them!

    Jay z needs a better angle, but the rest look amazing.

  • Wasting time

    :clap:
    Jay eats off every one of them
    I :love: that man!

  • Trucie

    Poet doesnt suit Kanye. Drake maybe but not Ye. Kanye's should read The Narcissist!

  • Who Dat

    Black Music Month. SR got me up here confused like hail.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    The Poet :huh:

  • Just Looking

    Where did Ebony get this Photos from. My gracious. That Beyondsay photo is not crute. Sorry it ain't

  • Just Looking

    :waves: @ Jenie how ya doern.

  • missyJ

    I am not here for ANY of these covers

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Hey Justlook :happy: my allergies killing me though :sad: My head all stuffed up

  • Wasting time

    Bey looking like the Diva she is. The hip, the hand, the No fvcks to give cause I slay face :yes:!!

  • SummerBaby

    I like Kanye's cover the best.

  • San ah make ya dance

    Kanye is the Rebel

  • http://www.pinterest.com/pin/347762402447491602/ User Friendly

    EBONY tapped political activist and noted author Kevin Powell to write the 4 mini features.
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    I been rocking with Kevin Powell since he was on the first Real World :kiss: Will be interesting to read his article(s)

  • San ah make ya dance

    I like the idea tho

  • SJ

    I like Kanye’s cover the best.

    by SummerBaby on May 6, 2014 at 10:39 am
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    Me too. I mean I know they're all stock photos, but Kanye's looks the most captivating.

  • sassyshe

    Jay is gonna be eating more as Rih left def jam and is solely on roc nation

  • FuturedocDonte

    :headphones:

    "Toast to cliches and a dark past" <----- that is my shyt :yes:

  • missyJ

    The hip, the hand, the No fvcks to give cause I slay face

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    Oh you mean the ever redunant cardboard cutout stance and mannequin blank stare face that let's you know ain't chit but crickets firing behind them eyes :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    25 posts in and no one could let us know downstairs :rolleyes: I see how it is.

  • hell_on_heels

    Ummm is Kanye still considered "black"?

  • hell_on_heels

    Kanye's should say "Fukc Boy".,..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Poet doesnt suit Kanye. Drake maybe but not Ye.
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    :hahaha:

  • sassyshe

    I :love: rih cover the best looks like a still shot from sin city

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    “Toast to cliches and a dark past”
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    I hadn't heard that song before I spent 3 days in ATL. I'm pretty sure that I can now know the entire song. V103 will run stuff into the ground.

  • Wasting time

    missyJ says:

    Oh you mean the ever redundant cardboard cutout stance and mannequin blank stare face that let’s you know ain’t chit but crickets firing behind them eyes :coffee:
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    :rofl:

    You serious with this chit huh!

  • San ah make ya dance

    I’m pretty sure that I can now know the entire song. V103 will run stuff into the ground.
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    Won't they tho :hahaha:

  • kamadiva

    I think Sandra may have meant Black MUSIC Month, which is in June.

    The Covers look nice...wondering which one they gone send me.

  • kamadiva

    I think Sandra may have meant Black MUSIC Month, which is in June.

    The Covers look nice...wondering which one they gone send me.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    hell_on_heels says:

    Kanye’s should say “Fukc Boy”.,..
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    Good one :yes:

  • cheeks8683

    I think that is an old stock photo of Bey uptop...From one of her concerts or the MTV Music awards back in 2009 :think:

  • A.J.

    All I know is Sommore from the Comic View ads is giving Grace Jones all the day long! :tea:

    Good Morning and stuff :waves:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Won’t they tho :hahaha:
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    I was like, "Dang! Whats the oldie station again?"

  • Who Dat

    Ye mama was an English professor and he was an English major before dropping out. I can see how they termed him as a poet

  • sassyshe

    Sandra how come you didnt show EJ Sr ditching his mumu for a suit

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    ....Really, so Kanye thinks he is a "creative genius"....really I think he is bat shyt crazy. And I only liked the first 3/4 albums. Anything after that, I pass on.

  • capricorn83

    Bey looking like the Diva she is. The hip, the hand, the No fvcks to give cause I slay face 
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    :cosign: I like the idea and all of the covers!

  • Apparition

    :listen:
    Yeah am talking Ye’, yeah am talking Rih’, yeah I’m talking B, nigga I’m talking me....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Ye mama was an English professor and he was an English major before dropping out. I can see how they termed him as a poet
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    :cosign: He's a narcissist who is bat shyt crazy, but Old Kanye was on point lyrically. Bring Old 'Ye back :cry:

  • Smonae

    I'm love this,, Get em Jay :applause:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    He’s a narcissist who is bat shyt crazy, but Old Kanye was on point lyrically. Bring Old ‘Ye back
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    :cosign: Old Ye I can get with. But this Ye right here? Nope. :no: not at all.

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    Apparition says:

    Yeah am talking Ye’, yeah am talking Rih’, yeah I’m talking B, nigga I’m talking me….
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    :dance:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    :cosign: Old Ye I can get with. But this Ye right here? Nope. :no: not at all.
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    We're still in love with who he used to be like we did Nippy and how we are with Lauryn Hill.

  • Smonae

    AJ :hugs: Hey boo

  • kamadiva

    @Butter - but it looks like all 3 of them are GONE and never coming back!

  • Wasting time

    :listen:
    Yeah am talking Ye’, yeah am talking Rih’, yeah I’m talking B, nigga I’m talking me….
    ______________________________
    Yassssss
    I know people have issues with him but from Bey and Ye to J. Cole and Wale to Drake touring :yes: The host of song writers Roc Nation has on lock and the ventures outside of music he does the damn thing.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Kind of feel like Ye at first talked about all this stuff to be aganist, and everything he was aganist, he turned into. smh. I'm just not feeling him at all.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    We’re still in love with who he used to be like we did Nippy and how we are with Lauryn Hill.
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    Exactly. I felt like he stood for something. Now...I don't feel that way about him at all. He has turned into a hissy fit throwing, "I'm better than everyone else, skinty leather pant wearing jerk. I can't ride the "Ye is great train", because Ye is not great to me anymore.

  • Smonae

    Wasting Time did u get tickets to On The Run??

  • Beta

    That lyin ass website is saying Mimi is preggers and she does have a protruding ass belly maybe the alcohol

  • Smonae

    Nakeya I just want Ye to get back to his old self :yes:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Smonae I do too. But I think that Ye died with Donnda, bless her soul.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    @Butter – but it looks like all 3 of them are GONE and never coming back!
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    Like Adam Rodriguez did Melonie Fiona :wail:

  • Wasting time

    @Smonae
    Mo ma'am our show still says TBA.
    Rumor has it they are trying to do a show in NY either at Barclay's or Yankee stadium so Metlife is TBA while they lock that down. I'd rather the Metlife show. I life 15 minutes away.
    SO I'm not so patiently waiting... :lol:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Beta pregnant by who? Not that dag on Nikko? Ewwwww. She needs a copy of the blog book. She would be a prime example of what not to do. shame.

  • SummerBaby

    Who she allegedly pregnant for Niko?! :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Exactly. I felt like he stood for something. Now…I don’t feel that way about him at all. He has turned into a hissy fit throwing, “I’m better than everyone else, skinty leather pant wearing jerk. I can’t ride the “Ye is great train”, because Ye is not great to me anymore.
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    :cosign: It's blatantly obvious that his mom's death rocked him to the essence of his being.

  • Wasting time

    *live 15 minutes away

  • Beta

    :lol: but for real it is sticking out and she's a small chick who's stomach was flat so ion know we'll see

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    It’s blatantly obvious that his mom’s death rocked him to the essence of his being.
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    We are >>>>here<<<< Please see #58 And really it's a shame. My grand mom used to say once you let the devil get a good grip on you ,it's hard to get him off. And I don't care what yall say, I really think this is what is going on with Ye.

  • A.J.

    Smonae :happy: hey love!

  • Smonae

    Yea I saw that, It was hell trying to get tics for Chi

    I mean pure hell, Trying to get Bey/Jay tics directly from ticketmaster is like winning the lottery. I got em tho :party:

  • San ah make ya dance

    @Smonae you got tickets for Chi? What area

  • Smonae

    On the field, sec E5
    I hate floor seats, but we didn't have time to be choosy.

  • Smonae

    San u gots tics hun

  • San ah make ya dance

    On the field, sec E5
    I hate floor seats, but we didn’t have time to be choosy
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    We still deciding but gotta make it quick geez

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    I just saw Mimi's tummy pic :eek: Either there's a baby in there or she has one heck of a fupa.

  • San ah make ya dance

    Those are standing tickets right?

  • Wasting time

    Congrats Smonae!
    I was thinking of going to the Philly show but it is actually on my bday and I can't leave the state and do that to my family. If my son was older I'd chuck them 2 :rofl:

    I check the site on the regular though.

  • Smonae

    Nope standing on StubHub was ridiculous :no: We have seats

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    My lips are on fiyaaaaah! My lips are on fiyaaaaah! I think I'm allergic to beeswax, and I put some chapstick on that contains it. I'm sitting here looking like Lisa Renna.

  • OpinionHated

    A more fitting title wqould have been - The Ho (Bey), the Other Ho (Rhi) the Azzhole (Jigga) and his Nuts (Kanye)

  • kamadiva

    @Buttercup - go wrentch that off!!! I can't wear the Cherry carmex...has me looking like Lisa too!

  • kamadiva

    @Buttercup - go wrentch that off!!! I can't wear the Cherry carmex...has me looking like Lisa too!

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    A more fitting title wqould have been – The Ho (Bey), the Other Ho (Rhi) the Azzhole (Jigga) and his Nuts (Kanye)
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    I must be the only one who is NOT IN THE LEAST impressed with Rhi. At all. I never have either. And I really don't care for her attitude.

  • kamadiva

    Why do I keep double posting!

  • FuturedocDonte

    Just seen the side by side pic comparing bey and jay to Kim and Kanye and I have to admit... Kim did have the better dress but...:: Why is his face always balled up :blink: nicca u grown, if u don't want to be there, don't go

  • San ah make ya dance

    Nope standing on StubHub was ridiculous :no: We have seats
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    We gotta find something for 5 of us :eek: like stat

  • San ah make ya dance

    I must be the only one who is NOT IN THE LEAST impressed with Rhi. At all. I never have either. And I really don’t care for her attitude.
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    I liked her til she had to go get the bad girl persona after her beating, but I guess she used that to her advantage instead of balling up so.... I still like her music

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Just seen the side by side pic comparing bey and jay to Kim and Kanye and I have to admit… Kim did have the better dress but…:: Why is his face always balled up nicca u grown, if u don’t want to be there, don’t go
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    Is it me or did Kanye look like he was there to be the help? Kim's dress was very wedding/prom looking but it was nice. She had to be on her best dressed behavior because normally she does not get an invite to these things.

  • Wasting time

    Sans and Somane
    I saw the "playlist" yesterday online. I like what I saw except she don't do End of time and I needs that live!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    @Buttercup – go wrentch that off!!! I can’t wear the Cherry carmex…has me looking like Lisa too!
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    :lol: I put it on yesterdiddy and immediately took it off. I thought I would be good to go since it's organic. This happened before, but I thought it was something that I was eating. My coworkers probably think I'm purposely doing the duck lips.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Why do I keep double posting!
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    It seems like we all have our days with double posting. I've done it a couple of times.

  • Just Looking

    :waves: @ Buttercup - Were you able to get your drunk cicles?

  • San ah make ya dance

    I saw the “playlist” yesterday online. I like what I saw except she don’t do End of time and I needs that live
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    :lol: Imma go look this up, I was wondering :pc:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    :offtopic: Does anyone watch the hot 97 show? I saw it last night, and did not make it to the end. However the looks Funkmaster Flex was giving Stevie J and Jose had me rolling. The show is wack to me though. JMO

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    Just Looking says:

    @ Buttercup – Were you able to get your drunk cicles?
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    had me in walgreens circling the aisles back and forth :cry: they had the lime-o-rita beer tho :hurl:

    Imma check the other one in times square today tho. :tea: dont judge me. :cheers:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Were you able to get your drunk cicles?
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    :hi: Just Looking Fine as Wine. Nawl, the crumb snatcher had soccer practice, so it was the usual: watching ratchet television whilst having a glass of wine.

    Did you and your mister have y'all popsicle?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    had me in walgreens circling the aisles back and forth :cry: they had the lime-o-rita beer tho :hurl:
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    I'm sorry, sugar. I posted late yesterday that those margaritaville popsicles are non-alcoholic. Womp Womp! You no likey lime-o-rita? It's a little sweet so I have to halfsie it with water.

  • Smonae

    San 5?

    We have 4, that was our issue.
    We had to keep watching Stubhub, as soon as them shyts would pop up they would be gone. Finding 1 or 2 was easy

    My max was $250

  • Just Looking

    :waves: Excuse me....

    Is Kandi's musical on tour?

    There is a play on this Sunday and it's

    A Mothers Love the SHOW?
    Appearing:
    Gladys Knight
    Marvin Sapp
    Tamela Mann
    James Fortune
    Tasha Cobbs

    Are these different shows/musicals

  • Smonae

    I like End of Time too :yes: Her leg work on that one is crazy
    But Wasting Time that NY show was Everything!!!!

  • kamadiva

    :newpost: Since peeps are informing folx...I was left in a post all by my lonesome today!

  • San ah make ya dance

    San 5?

    We have 4, that was our issue.
    We had to keep watching Stubhub, as soon as them shyts would pop up they would be gone. Finding 1 or 2 was easy

    My max was $250
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    So you got your max? I will try them :thinking:

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    Buttercup says:

    I’m sorry, sugar. I posted late yesterday that those margaritaville popsicles are non-alcoholic. Womp Womp! You no likey lime-o-rita? It’s a little sweet so I have to halfsie it with water.
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    never tried it. my friend drinks them and it looks like a 40 ounce to me. I cant be out in these skreets sippin on no st. ides. Im a lady, got dangit :tea:

  • Smonae

    Our tics were $197, not too bad
    That ticket master price would've been better at $120 :yes:

  • San ah make ya dance

    Our tics were $197, not too bad
    That ticket master price would’ve been better at $120 :yes:
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    Not bad at all. I will start stalking them NOW

  • missyJ

    my friend drinks them and it looks like a 40 ounce to me. I cant be out in these skreets sippin on no st. ides.

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    Just pour it in the red cup :lol: