This power couple, who is quickly aging out of the business, rarely ever perform at awards shows. Just convincing them to show up and sit in the front row requires some serious negotiating.

On the rare occasion when they do perform at an awards show, you can bet they are getting some hardware and cash in return.

In previous years, this couple dismissed performing together at an awards show. But this year is different.

Our couple is desperate to sell out shows during the North American leg of their world tour. So far, only a piddling amount of shows are sold out. They are reportedly willing to do anything.

The following Blind was not written by me. Please direct your inquiries or gripes to the original source.

Via Lipstick Alley -- "I have a connection at MTV. Apparently The [redacted] have been asked to perform at the VMA's later this month. However, they are allegedly refusing to perform unless they are guaranteed a certain number of VMA awards. Expect them to win 5 or 6 of the 8 they are nominated for.

"A VMA award can typically be bought for as low as $25,000. They allegedly were not willing to pay this. Instead they negotiated a performance deal. I'm told they're performing Apeshit as well as a "classic" song."

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  • sunni_daze

    Maybe award shows are just played. Even viewers can tell now that its a popularity show based on who bought their award the real deserving artist never win . Why should the Carter's perform for free?

  • WhoKnew

    Not the Carters? Aww damn. When your light stops shining what do you do? Go ape shit. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7b7b9f4660e8083be63bd6f7163a0dcf8ca6e6e1945c55aaa7f904198be34179.jpg

  • Rayne

    I don’t work for free and neither should they ??

  • Mec-One

    "Quickly aging out the business" ....... auntie strikes again ?

  • WhoKnew

    It's not that they were being asked to work for free. They want to be given 5 or 6 of the 8 VMAs for nothing. VMAs couldn't do that so that made a late-night rip-off...I mean pay-off. And, in exchange for a performance they will be given a certain number of VMAs and take away awards from probably more deserving artist.

  • PennyWiseComing4U

    this is a lie....her money speaks volumes...try again

  • Phillybruh

    I hear they are going after Janet this year, if they get her, MTV won't need them.

  • NuBeauty

    TBH, we all can say what we want about The Caters but you have to give credit.....when it comes to making sure they get theirs....they get it. I'm sorry but I respect that. I stop watching award shows when they started becoming basic.....just don't get me excited anymore and seem like the artists are not creative in their performance no more, its just BLAH BLAH BLAH.....so water down.

  • Coy little wink

    Award shows are still a thing? Who knew...

  • MzKeriBabee

    Although I think these 2 are overrated, you can bet that their performance will be good...

  • xenaD

    Who’s selling these awards?! How do they know who to even speak to about buying them. Sheesh

  • WutizstillHERE!

    All of it is about viewership and the network wins through advertisement during the broadcast. I remember it was always a set up where the artist would perform then their category came up and poof they won that category...each and every time. They know pulling in large celebs bring a larger viewing audience so if they have big names slated to perform they can sell advertising slots to the highest bidder so the real winner is the network.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Honestly if they did do this they are very smart. Because the network basically pulls the celebrity in with a "Award" but in reality the network is getting one huge concert that they pay little for but get large buck in advertising. so if the Carters are business minded, I would do this too.. the award itself holds no real value..

  • stav

    Really! This is suppose to be a blind item, yet the title of their new song is in the post, and photo's are use for illustration purposes only. STOP!

  • Rayne

    You know all this time I used to think they earned the star on the walk of fame and awards. Now I see everything can be bought.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Oh God...we fonting bout them again?

  • We Can Do This

    A piddling amount...lol!!!

  • Guest©

    Photos used for illustration purposes only, ?????

  • Kanyade

    i agree with you in part. on my local news, they highlighted beyonce and the september vogue cover. i don't think they knew how big this is, but it's big. BIG. to step in and create content and control content on someone else's platform...but then to do it for the "biggest" issue of the year? that's huge.

  • Guest©

    Lol. The Rolling Stones are still performing. So is Bruce Springsteen, Bono, even Boy George. Good music can stand the test of time imho.

  • Libra80sBaby

    They have performed at Award shows TOGETHER before tho....

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    People are so desperate for this couple to lose, its insane. lol

  • Indies beauty

    29 days of Beyonce yesss. Can't wait to see her live doing her thing. Ayyeee

  • Libra80sBaby

    And How is this a "Blind Item" when they said the song they will perform is Apeshit?? *Rolls Eyes*

  • iWasteTime

    18 over seas shows didn't sell right? ...lol Find another way to take away from this Black couples accomplishments. This narrative along with devil worship/ being the devil and sacrifices. is played out.

  • Kay Gee

    "Gimme my check, put some respeck on my check
    Or pay me in equity, pay me in equity"

    lyrics from Apeshit - by the Carters

  • Coy little wink
  • Blaque Mahogany

    I've been over award shows but, Jennifer Lopez winning the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award show put the nail in the coffin.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm good either way. If they perform maybe I'll watch. If they don't, no love lost...

  • RaginB

    She won this?? ?

  • Phillybruh

    The shows may have sold out, but the overhead cost of the show may cut into the profit of the show.

  • Phillybruh

    Went too see her on Saturday at Panorama she was firing on all cylinders.

  • Phillybruh

    Good Music can. Is this good music though?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    The lies that people make!!! It can’t be healthy for the people that constantly spew hate against Beyoncé and Jaye...

    Who still watches award shows anyway? If Beyoncé isn’t performing , it’s going to be boring anyway! Seek help haters , I be damn if I’ll give a person I don’t like or hate this much attention!! ?????

  • RICHIE_RICH

    This her 2nd September issues , and Rihanna getting the UK September issues black queens winning

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSS ENJOY :-)

  • hi-liter

    Its all good music. They All have fans. Bruce sings about being born in the USA, Boy George sings about a chameleon...its all subjective according to who's listening. Bey an Jay will be around for a longgggg time.....so yeah.

  • Yoni7

    It said "NOT SO Blind Item". LOL

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Blake Griffin has to pay his bm $250K a month in child support. LOL. She's yt so I'm sure she won't get called a gold digger and no one will have issues with her getting this much money.

    All over a Kardashian/jenner.

  • Bdot

    (Not so) Blind Hate

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She's going to receive it at this award show I believe.

  • Ni Ni

    New post for you non stans

  • FireStarter

    They need to go away for a long time after this. Enough already. The tour isn't sold out, the new joint effort sucks & the antics are old & desperate.

    Don't come back until Rum & Sprite are in Kindergarten.

  • Phillybruh

    Beyoncé will yes, but Jay is an aging rapper who needs to pay who he owes so his wife who is the actual touring force had too come along. Meanwhile she has her own obligations and has too do this again later this year.

  • Bdot

    Gotdam, 250?

  • Stan4NoOne

    I believe this. She has done this in the past for herself, so why not for them as a collective. She probably can't wait to unleash her Migos rap at the awards.

  • Bdot

    Jennifer Lopez winning ANY award is a joke.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. True

  • Coy little wink

    Jennifer Lopez is a joke

  • Owww76

    LMFAOOO! Rum & Sprite!!!

  • Cricket404

    Her father taught her to own everything and have complete control over her artistry, can't be mad that she's a boss.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That does not mean she is a boss the white folks who she go to to sign record deals and arrange her show and get her percentages are the bosses

  • Owww76

    They need to be kissing Janet's ass after all that stupid superbowl black listing ish!

  • country57

    Yep, I believe it also.

  • Kanyade

    yes i remember her first cover. but isn’t this anna wintour’s last issue? that makes it extra special even more—both the beginning and end of an era, one might say. also, yes, black queens winning ?????? due propers due.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    U can't discuss reality with the buyers of daydreams. Mention a record deal/label contract & overhead & interest accrual , a blank stare & screw face is the response lol

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Why would someone pay 25k for VMA? ?? Maybe a Grammy but a VMA? Folks don't even watch videos like that anymore...

  • Logan Roberts

    Sandra I wish Bey would finally give you an exclusive blog interview so you can let this obsession go baby. These folks don't wake up thinking about you?

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Vogue is a failing publication. I just hear a bunch of desperately indebted ppl failing together. Also, explains why they're not selling mags. Who in fashion is checking for fentypumadereon.,

  • Trace da Ace

    lmbao @ rum & sprite!!! you's a fool!!!!!

  • Li-Wright

    Beyonce should follow Jlo: Do Vegas and get on a reality show.

  • Trace da Ace

    ewww damn... really?? Jlo?? I mean she aight...but NEVER thought she would win an award...for singing?? Damn....so auto-tune is considered singing??? see....shit like this....

  • Trace da Ace

    dammnnn....I am jealous as hell!!! See SHE is one whom I would pay $$ to go see.....for real!!! Love me some Janet!

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Naw they say there’re keeping here Til infinitely . Saw it last night on page six and ET

  • cusp_23

    Please not Bonnie & Clyde...

  • Trace da Ace

    well....for one...I'm not going to hate on them trying to make as much coins as possible...hell they got 3 chillins that they have to provide a opulent lifestyle for...true they probably can retire now and live nice...but hell as long as your able to make money....make money.....now as far as watching the awards show...I stopped years ago...still T'Vo it...but never watch it...end up deleting it....but as long as folks gonna pay to see them...they are going to continue doing it.....I really cant hate on nobody who is about they money....for real.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I've never cared much for Jennifer(whom I worked with in a movie called Monster-In-Law).Since she made that low blow remark at a Janet tribute. That she been a fan of hers since she was a LITTLE GIRL! Jennifer is NOT much younger than Janet if what she claims her true age to be. Like she is so much younger than her..SMH

  • Kanyade

    ‘til infinity lol thanks for the update

  • Kanyade

    some in fashion are checking for fenty puma. dereon been defunct for some time—-years, even.

  • SummerBaby

    However, they are allegedly refusing to perform unless they are guaranteed a certain number of VMA awards. Expect them to win 5 or 6 of the 8 they are nominated for.
    ...........
    If this is true they are on some fukk ?

  • Libra80sBaby

    Thanks...lol. I read too fast

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Bloop

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Thanks love tryin to multi task , right infinity ?????

  • Miss Thang

    they don't have any classic songs, so what are they going to perform? A Prince or Michael Jackson song?

  • SumthinSweeter

    Haaaaaa!

  • Miss Thang

    lol!!!

  • Miss Thang

    both of them need a LONG VACATION.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    FUGGEM! Just like that!

  • Miss Thang

    no, it's trash music. no adult actually listens to this crap.

  • Yoni7

    LOL You're welcome.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Noone is checking. It's cheapassed puma sweat pants & other inferior goods. I don't count hanger-ons & fashion wannabes or pr hype.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    They gotta do what they gotta do. Even their most dedicated stans arent rich enough to buy every thing relating to them. Kardashian fans buy multiples of their ish to sell it out. The navy is known for literally following rih's tour around the world. Yeezy fans will sell a kidney for his homely designs. These folks are more hyped than actual die hard put your money where your mouth is type fandom. Meh. Idc i wont watch but ill be there to read all of your hyperbolic praises about this tired act

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Haaaaha!! Damn Rum and Sprite on the ROCKS???

  • Carrington

    First off, how they gonna pretend this is a blind item and then put the name of the song they're performing at the end? LOL
    Secondly, the reason the tour may not be selling out as well as it should is a) they've been on tour 5 times in the past 6 years b) the tickets are too damned high!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Maybe they should curtail their spending habits if they're going broke.

  • Eileen

    I'm so tired of people smh for real

  • Mec-One

    I'm just quoting the shade ..... cares and concerns line start over there ------->

  • Goodii2Shoes

    If you know their clique, u know "fukk sh.t" is their business plan, brand & trademark. If you only know their pr tales then ur probably their next easy victim /"mark"

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Hard to "go broke " when you started out on a loan. U might have to start with some black ink to make going into the red ink noticeable. Like conde nast. ..noticeable red ink, no bandaids, just egos.

  • itsjismemelly

    wow that's crazy!!! or wow that is such a damn lie!!

  • kre

    Maybe they have sacrificed enough babies to Satan.

  • kre

    Kayne told us the same kind of thing in his "rant" and nobody tried listening. The media called him crazy and ya believed them.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    U probably also don't defraud ur coworkers/employers either tho so u wouldn’t understand

  • Applebootay

    WOW!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    lol.the non industry commenters are very entertaining. Yeah, they bought the star, the grammy, the moon man the icon awards.lol. smh, ppl outside the business have views of the business that are more entertaining than the cokehead/meth-head acts sliming across stages &,calling it entertainment

  • Applebootay

    not Rum and Sprite...LOL and Kindergarten is in about 4 years...LOL

  • Goodii2Shoes

    lol. I hvnt heard the song but I don't think u can pay equity. It just don't work like that. O.nm. for the low on financial literacy they do get paid equity lol

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Still promoting "world tours"! & "I'm so rich!" Story lines while ducking the SEC & FBI. I think rum ,sprite, stormi,dream& the other one will hv to go b4 it's "enough". Right now it's enough for karma to visit

  • Rayne

    ????

  • Rayne

    Guess not ????

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Kanye was ranting bc his 2$ ass borrowed 20mil & got outbid on a tv show award. If he could hv outbid them on the purchase, still no1 would care is what their coke/opioid inflated egos can't digest.

  • cusp_23

    Beyonce doesn’t have JLO’s charisma, to carry a reality show.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    That's the "classic" song I was thinking they'd be performing. I don't watch awards shows so idc either way.

  • cusp_23

    Lol! Janet has been performing since she was a little girl, and JLO is like 5-6 years younger than her. So, how old was Janet when she released Control? Wasn’t she like 16-20? If so, JLO would be correct cause she was *a child*. Nothing to shade.... besides, that’s not JLO’s style ?????

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    My dad used to drive limos in his spare time and back when J-Lo was married to Marc Anthony, he picked them up from the airport once. He said Marc was really friendly and talkative but J-Lo was snobby, wouldn't even acknowledge my dad. Ever since then, he hasn't liked her.

  • KcoolMuziq

    J-Lo was referring to Janet’s ‘Pleasure Principle’ Video. Janet was TWENTY YEARS old when that video came out. J-Lo is only THREE YEARS younger than Janet! Do the math.

  • Guest©

    Yes, I know you were quoting the shade hence my lol. My personal opinion followed.

  • Kay Gee

    Well I don't want equity payments, but for Beyonce I'm sure her equity payments (if that ever happens to her) would be far different than what a worker-bee such as myself would see...anyway, it's just a lyric saying that she wants her worth for doing something for someone else. We all know lyrics aren't gospel.

  • cusp_23

    Maybe she misspoke? ?????... context is important... as is reading comprehension skills ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    LIES! ?

  • Latisaj

    Just like that!

  • Guest©

    My comment is about ageism. As a Christian I don't listen to their current music but I do remember Destinys child's having greats songs. Music is subjective. If you are still alive and well I see nothing wrong with older artists.

  • Kayke

    I don’t see anything wrong with this. I’m not performing either if I’m not winning any awards. Where is the benefit to me, if I’m the artist.... at a certain level you don’t get anymore fans for performing at an award show, but that award show get viewers for that artists presence and performance. It’s business.

  • Kayke

    It’s not for singing as it’s sometimes given to video producers.

  • eucliditis

    I'm sure surrogates are not cheap

  • eucliditis

    My friend worked with her on the same movie and said she's dumb as a box of rocks. Apparently she makes these great impressions everywhere she goes lol

  • interestingconcept1

    There is nothing wrong with paying or negotiating for awards, but to pretend you don't care if you win one and then whine in a song about not winning one, is something entirely different.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    They don't GAF!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    They just wanna be seen!

  • Kayke

    If they just wanted to be seen, they’d be at every award show because trust, they are always invited. They’re just not giving away the goods for free anymore and pandering to yt folk gatherings as if they need their publicity or acknowledgement.... I completely dig it.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Money ain't shit them!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Meanwhile .... They don't GAF!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And idiots go broke for them! Lmfao

  • DETROITTOATL

    Fawk that they are very wealthy, mean while I am just barely living. SMH
    But for real I am not spending that king of money to see them in concert. I'll just buy the Album off Apple Music

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    They don't care how they get your money, as long as they get it.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    ...migos rap... i'm gonna log off now.

  • Shira Harding-James

    What awards are they up for?

  • Shira Harding-James

    ?????

  • Shira Harding-James

    Who is rum and sprite?! Weak!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Bey's best cd to this date is Dangerously In Love...that's the only cd I've ever purchase. I still listen to it

  • ShWa

    That's show biz and they are rich so they are obviously doing it right!

  • R Smith

    But doesn't that apply to any artist?

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    My daughters are Bey fans and haven't played that cd not once anywhoo on subject what would they win for and I'm a Jay fan lol.

  • kennedy220

    nothing wrong with taken those sprites money...there was a time when they didn't even want us ...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Man Fck Them 2 birds!

  • T3

    Jay fan.....cosign!

  • Solstice

    Oh Lord please don’t! ?? I love Prince! Chile, let us not even encourage that BS ? Hell, I’m still shaking my head when she sung that gospel song (can’t remember the name) Ledisi recorded for Selma. ??

  • Solstice

    ??? a Whole fool!! ??

  • Solstice

    She’s got her damn nerve! Batch didn’t have a problem when she was in Janet’s video ’Got till it’s gone’ with Q-Tip ???

  • KcoolMuziq

    It was ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ That J-lo appeared in

  • Solstice

    Oh yes! Thank you for correcting me. Was that the same album tho? Idk why that song is in my head for some reason ? I liked them both but perhaps it’s the Q-Tip/Tribe Called Quest fan in me ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    No it’s not the same album. ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ is from her 1993 self titled fifth album ‘Janet’. Got Till It’s Gone ‘ is from her 1997 album ‘Velvet Rope’.

  • eucliditis

    I have a pretty good idea the PR tales are ridiculous. Bey is as thirsty as a Kardashian. She just expresses it differently.

    And I do believe the rumors that their marriage is a huge sham cooked up for maximum attention and PR. It's a long con.

  • JennyJazzhands

    The media called him crazy because he's on record admitting to doing this himself.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    "Expresses it differently " is an infinite understatement

  • Goodii2Shoes

    It's like the United states needs new laws just to address their "entertainment business fxckery".

  • RedBullWoke

    Precious Lord.

  • Solstice

    Yes!!! Thank you! ??????

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I like b-day too but I stopped listening after I am