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Tina Knowles-Lawson took to social media this weekend to plead for her daughter, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's right to claim her Black heritage.

The 39-year-old singer was widely criticized for "appropriating Black culture" in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The album, which is based on her poorly received 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

After Beyonce dressed in traditional African garb in her album promo, fans took to social media to remind the mother-of-three that she is not African.

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When a few BeyHive fans defended their queen Bey, Tina thanked them for standing up for her child.

"Thank you I could not have said it better," Tina wrote. "It's really sad that the women who shout the loudest the 'protect the black woman' that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up!"

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The 66-year-old retired fashion designer went on to explain how her daughter was taught as a young girl to uplift other women up, not tear them down: "Her work is to change the narrative! To show that we did not start off as slaves, but that we were kings and queens before we were forced into slavery."

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After pleading with fans to "examine your heart and really take a look at what your motive is and what it's fueled by."

"How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black?" said Tina, whose mixed race heritage includes French, Native American, African, Jewish American, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry.

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"She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up," Tina concluded.

Beyonce's album Black Is King debuts on July 31st.
 

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Black NFL fans were surprised after the NFL announced it would play the national Black anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" before the "Star Spangled Banner."

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the hymn became recognized as the national Black anthem in 1920. But it was popularized by AARP singer Beyonce who performed it at Coachella in 2018.

Chris Conley of the Jacksonville Jaguars took to Twitter to explain the song is a rallying cry for Blacks from the Jim Crow era.

"For those who aren't familiar with it, this song seeks to remind us of our past as a country and to strive to be better. It speaks to all of us not just black people even tho it became a rallying cry for blacks in the Jim Crow era. It is a beautiful message birthed from pain.

"The league taking the oppurtunity [sic] to play "Lift every voice and sing" (the black national anthem) is sweet. It's a great way to honor those who started this movement year and years ago."

But not everyone sees the need for the NFL to play 2 national anthems before every game.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tweeted: "There are many great songs, which mean a lot, to a lot of people, but there is ONLY one National Anthem. The division must stop if there’s any hope for us."

And Texas Senator Ted Cruz called the NFL's plan "asinine," saying "How many national anthems do we have?" and "Is there an Hispanic national anthem?", "An Asian-American national anthem?"

 

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Beyonce's new track, "Black Parade," commemorating the Juneteenth holiday, is officially a flop.

To accompany the song, the manipulative singer listed a directory of Black businesses (mostly young Black artisans) on her personal website. She called the business directory "Parade Route."

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The track, which dropped on Friday night, managed to garner only 1.8 million views and over 6,000 dislikes on Beyonce's YouTube channel as of Sunday afternoon.

Beyonce's team keeps deleting the video when it racks up dislikes and tons of negative comments. The video now has just over 280K views and 552 dislikes.

A YouTube viewer commented: "the song is just okay... its actually one of the worse songs she's done... again the black directory makes it worth it but I'm not gonna praise the song... sorry."

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Your auntie knew that if I was patient long enough, Beyonce would one day be irrelevant in my lifetime. Call me petty but I'm enjoying watching her downfall.

It's a bittersweet moment for your auntie. Some of my regular roses know about the fake restraining order, the lies, the police report, the death threats, the online harassment, the blacklisting, etc.

The internet has managed to do what your auntie failed to do: clip the queen bee's wings and bring her back down to earth.

Beyonce is finally irrelevant.
 

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Beyonce Knowles surprised her fans by dropping a new track "Black Parade" to commemorate Juneteenth on June 19.

Beyonce celebrates the rich history of West African slaves in Texas who were liberated and emancipated in 1865:

    We got rhythm (We got rhythm), we got pride (We got pride)
    We birth kings (We birth kings), we birth tribes (We birth tribes)
    Holy river (Holy river), holy tongue (Holy tongue)
    Speak the glory (Speak the glory), feel the love (Feel the love)
    Motherland, motherland drip on me, hey, hey, hey
    Motherland, motherland drip on me, hey, hey, hey
    I can't forget my history, it's her-story
    Motherland drip on me, motherland, motherland drip on me

She also shouts out her loyal BeyHive fanatics on the track. "You hear them swarmin', right? Bees is known to bite."

The track is the 39-year-old singer's 2nd offering in 2020. She hopped on Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage Remix" earlier this year. With Beyonce help, "Savage Remix" peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
 

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Did you really think Jay-Z would let Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj beat his wife, Beyonce, to the top of the Billboard chart?

Doja and Nicki made history this week when their remix "Say So" raced to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, easily defeating Beyonce and newcomer Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix.

Billboard is now investigating an anonymous tip that Doja and Nicki may have purchased illegitimate streams from fans outside the US.

Tweets have surfaced about fans using VPN's (Virtual Private Networks) to make it seem like they are in the US when they are not.

If true, @DojaCat & @NickiMinaj's long awaited #1 will be taken from them and removed from the charts, making Beyonce and Megan No. 1.

Coincidentally, Jay-Z was accused of falsifying streams for his TIDAL streaming app.

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Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj pulled a huge upset over Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion by beating them to the top of the Billboard chart.

The duo scored their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with their remix "Say So".

Neither artist has ever topped the chart before and their collaboration kept Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce's remix "Savage" from reaching No. 1.

Doja Cat's track wasn't even in the top five a week ago, but Minaj's remix dropped on May 1st and led to a surge in sales.

Minaj dropped a scathing diss about Beyonce that pushed "Say So" out ahead of "Savage".

"Why you talkin' 'bout who body fake? With all them fillers in your face, you just full of hate. That real ass ain't keep your nigga home. Now you're lookin silly, that's word to silicone..."

Speculation ran rampant that Nicki was dissing either Beyonce or talk TV guru Wendy Williams in the remix. But Nicki cleared the air by taking to Instagram and posting: "The line ain't about Wendy tho #SaySoRemix."

In other music news, The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" falls to three on the new Hot 100, while Drake's "Toosie Slide" and Roddy Ricch's "The Box" round out the top five.

Meanwhile, Drake has tied Madonna's record for the most Hot 100 top 10s of all-time with "Pain 1993", which features Playboi Carti. The track debuts at No. 7 on the new Hot 100 countdown and becomes his 38th top 10 track.
 

 

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Beyonce's new bestie, rapper Megan Thee Stallion made headlines on the blogs yesterday when she accidentally exposed her g-string while struggling to fit into a pair of jeans.

Megan, 25, posted the struggle pictures on Instagram. She captioned the images: "If you don't jump to put jeans on baby you don't feel my pain."

While Megan is celebrated more for her ample curves than her music, old photos from her college days seem to suggest she wasn't born that way.

One photo of Megan posing in a maroon college blazer shows no evidence of the voluptuous curves she will later be celebrated for. Another photo shows Megan minus the massive buttocks or ample breasts.

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The photos suggest the aspiring rapper may have purchased her various body parts over the years.

There's no shame in her game. Megan's bestie, Beyonce, is also known for purchasing body parts back in the day.

One could argue that everything on Beyonce's body was purchased at one time or another.

Beyonce, who is pushing 40, hopped on the remix to Megan's banger "Savage," which currently sits at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Megan recently signed a management deal with Jay-Z after battling her record label, 1501 Entertainment, to let her out of her contract.

Sandrarose.com gave the remix an impressive 3.5 out of 5 rating.
 


 

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Beyonce honored her bestie and "Savage" collaborator Megan Thee Stallion's late mom on Sunday, May 30, - after the rapper shared a heartfelt post on what would have been her mom's birthday.

The "Hot Girl Summer" rapper's mother, Holly Thomas, died in March, 2019, after battling a brain tumor.

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In an emotional post on Instagram, the aspiring rapper posted a mother and daughter portrait from when Megan was a baby. She captioned the image: "Happy birthday mama I miss you everyday!

"I know you're watching over me rooting for me and keeping me going. I don't have you physically here telling me what I should do so I've been trying to figure it out on my own remembering all the advice and lessons you've taught me before. You are such a strong woman and I promise to make you proud and be one too! We love you Holly."

After sharing the post, Beyonce, who has formed an unusually close bond with the rumored lesbian rapper, also paid tribute to Holly.

Sharing the same photo on her website, the mother-of-three simply wrote: "Honoring Holly."

The rap music star recently confessed she's determined to finish school "for the women who made me who I am today."

She told PEOPLE: "I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed... My grandmother that's still alive used to be a teacher, so she's on my butt about finishing school. I'm doing it for me, but I'm also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today."

The 2 besties donated all the proceeds from their "Savage" remix to benefit charities supporting healthcare workers in the stars' native Houston, Texas.
 

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Nicki Minaj raised eyebrows when she added a last minute verse to her and Doja Cat's "Say So" remix after apparently listening to Beyonce's impressive rap effort on Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix.

Beyonce and Megan dropped the track to great reviews on Thursday. The mother-of-three flexed her rap skills on "Savage," saying, "If you want to see some real ass, baby here's your chance."

On the same day, Nicki and Doja announced they too were dropping a remix. Nicki urged fans to ignore the first leak of "Say So" and wait for the second release that contained this messy verse:

"Why you talkin' 'bout who body fake? With all them fillers in your face, you just full of hate. That real ass ain't keep your nigga home. Now you're lookin silly, that's word to silicone..."

Speculation ran rampant that Nicki was dissing either Beyonce or talk TV guru Wendy Williams in the remix. But Nicki cleared the air by taking to Instagram and posting: "The line ain't about Wendy tho #SaySoRemix."

Both Nicki and Beyonce are pushing 40. It makes sense for them to hitch their wagons to younger artists to stay relevant in a younger market.

The real surprise is that neither woman approached fading star Cardi B for a collabo.
 

 

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Megan Thee Stallion teamed up with Houston native, Beyonce Knowles, for the remix of her track "Savage."

Pop singer Beyonce, who is pushing 40, holds her own against rap upstart Megan, 25, as both ladies exchange bars touting their savagery.

Beyonce raps:

    Please don't get me hype
    Write my name in ice
    Can't argue wit these lazy bitches
    I just raise my price

    I'm a boss, I'm a leader
    I pull up in my 2-seater
    And my mama was a savage
    N*gga, got this sh*t from Tina

 

The video artwork was created by artists who donated portions of their proceeds to benefit Bread Of Life COVID-19 Relief efforts in their hometown Houston.
 

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Thousands of pot smokers who planned to celebrate 420 day in America today are no longer with us. The Coronavirus has claimed the lives of thousands of smokers, including many weed smokers who planned to light up in celebration of the herb today.

Bay Area rapper E-40 issued a warning for locals on Friday, cautioning them to avoid crowds, stay home and continue to shelter in place on 420 day.

"It's 420 coming up and I really want you all to stay in," said E-40 in a video tweeted by San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

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"We all love 420, we all do, you know what I mean? But don't disobey the game. Right now the game need us," he said.

"It's the real deal," said E-40, adding that he personally knows pot smokers who are battling the virus.

"Let's let that thing get by so we can get on with the rest of our lives. It's gotta be canceled this year."

The rapper is the latest celebrity recruited by lawmakers to convince Black people to stay home during the pandemic.

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Houston singer Beyonce made a surprise appearance during Lady Gaga's One World: Together at Home special on Friday to benefit the World Health Organization after the U.S. cut $500 million in funding.

The mother of three discussed how the coronavirus is affecting Black people.

"Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home. African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis," she said.

"Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report in my home city, Houston, Texas, showed that of COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 per cent of fatal cases are African American."

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Beyonce and other celebrities made appearances during Lady Gaga's One World: Together at Home special to benefit the World Health Organization after the U.S. cut $500 million in funding.

Beyonce, who is Creole, appeared during the virtual special to discuss how the coronavirus is affecting Black people.

The "Halo" hitmaker wasn't included in the original line-up for the virtual event on Saturday night, but in a surprise video message she spoke about the essential workers helping to keep the country running - many of whom are Black.

"Tonight, we celebrate true heroes," she said. "Those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed and healthy. To the doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who are away from their families to take care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety."

She added: "To those in the food industry, delivery workers, mail carriers and sanitation employees, who are working so we can be safe in our homes, we thank you for your selfless service."

Beyonce also touched on the high number of Black people who have died from coronavirus: "Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home. African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis.

"Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. A recent report in my home city, Houston, Texas, showed that of COVID-19 deaths within Houston city limits, 57 per cent of fatal cases are African American."

The "Single Ladies" singer pleaded with Black people to stay home: "Please protect yourselves. We are one family and we need you, we need your voices and your abilities and your strength all over this world. I know it's very hard but please be patient, stay encouraged, keep the faith, stay positive and continue to pray for our heroes. Good night, and God bless you."
 

 

 

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is reportedly canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in the US.

The Coachella music festival is held in April every year in Indio, California. Coachella and the follow up Stagecoach festival have been moved to October this year.

Artists who received top billing at Coachella in the past include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, The Weekend, Tyler, the Creator, and more.

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This year's lineup included Doja Cat (pictured left), Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Big Sean, City Girls, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA Twigs, Ari Lennox, Lil Nas X, and many more.

Music fans expressed their disappointment on social media. Many agree that organizers are overreacting to a virus that is no worse than the flu.

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Photographers at the star-studded Kobe Bryant memorial service in Los Angeles were reportedly banned from taking pictures of Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

Beyonce (right) is pictured at the memorial service with her longtime publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, before departing the arena.

20,000 fans and hordes of stars flocked to the Staples Center for the live-streamed memorial to basketball legend Kobe, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, who were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

Beyonce, 39, opened the memorial with stirring performances of her hit songs "XO" and "Halo," which Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant says were among his favorite tunes.

But photographers from the Associated Press and Getty Images told the New York Post that organizers of the event banned them from taking pictures of the singer or Kobe's children.

"A Staples Center staffer was dispatched to make sure not a single camera was focused on the stage," a source told gossip column Page Six.

"The photographers couldn't believe it. This doesn't help Beyonce's image at all, it hurts her. It makes her look like a diva. The memorial wasn't about her. The only shots of Bey that did emerge were screen grabs from TV. None of the other artists at the memorial asked for this, not Christina Aguilera, not Alicia Keys."

Representatives for the semi-retired cabana singer have yet to respond to the claims.

It's widely known that the mother-of-three only releases pictures she approves of, taken at certain at angles, and Photoshopped to perfection by an official photographer after the Internet made a mockery of her 2013 Super Bowl performance when news outlets publishing "unflattering" images of her.

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Thousands attended the star-studded memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 24.

Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were killed in a helicopter crash along with seven others last month.

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The memorial service, which started at 10 a.m. local time, drew fans from around the country, some of whom paid up to $250 for a ticket.

Organizers urged people without tickets to stay away from the arena. LAPD reported no disturbances, according to NBC New York.

Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant gave a tearful speech after an introduction by Jimmy Kimmel.

"I'd like to thank everyone for coming today," she said. "The outpouring of love and support that my family has felt from around the world has been so uplifting."

She was joined by her daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and 7-month-old Capri They were surrounded by family and friends on stage.

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"She was daddy's girl but I know she loved her mama," Vanessa said of Gianna. "She was one of my very best friends."

Semi-retired singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, performed one of Kobe's favorite songs at the service.

"I'm here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favorite songs," said Beyonce before performing her hit single "Halo" along with a live orchestra.

Alicia Keys also performed one of Kobe and Vanessa's favorite musical sonatas by Beethoven on a purple piano. Kobe learned how to play the piece by ear.

NBA legends Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal made stirring speeches.