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Lil Kim is not at all insulted that Beyonce Knowles-Carter has repeatedly jacked her "Queen Bee" alias over the years.

The original Queen Bee says the hotel lobby singer is welcome to call herself "queen bey" because she's earned the title.

"I feel like Beyonce rightfully so has the right to call herself Queen Bee as well. Her name is Bey-once."

 

The 45-year-old Brooklyn MC was honored when Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, dressed up as her and Notorious BIG for Halloween in 2017.

"Lil Kim Appreciation. Hip Hop would not be the same without our original Queen B," Kim wrote on her website.

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But Kim has no love for Beyonce's "disrespectful" fans.

"I feel like some of her fans that's disrespectful. 'Cause some of them be like 'Y'all both the queen bees.' Some of her fans are so respectful and some of them just give it up. 'Cause she even did. She was like the original Queen Bey, and that was love to me."

Kim says she was the original beehive before Beyonce's fans jacked it.

"That was me, and then I had a group… That was my whole thing. I was the beehive. My fans kind of adapted the name. It's so funny because even back then my fans would run up like, 'I'm beehive! I'm a part of the beehive!' They would be following me and they would all come to my concerts, and they would wear shirts with the bees on them and say they were the beehive.

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Lil Kim's debut studio album, Hard Core (1996), set the standard for female rappers from MC Lyte to Nicki Minaj to follow. The album was certified double platinum and sold over 6 million copies.

It was on her debut album that Kim first referenced herself as the "bee" in her single "Queen Bitch".

"You wanna bumble with the bee?" She rapped on Puff Daddy's all-star track "All About The Benjamins" in 1997.

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But Kim says she doesn't mind Beyonce laying claim to the queen bee title because Kim prefers the title "icon".

"Oh my goodness, I love the word icon," Kim told The NY Post after receiving the I Am Hip Hop Award for career achievement at the BET Hip Hop Awards last month. "I love it. I embrace it. I'm happy to own it. I like inspiring other women. I love it — 'cause other women have inspired me."

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Singer Beyonce Knowles hid her face under a grey hoodie as she and daughter Blue Ivy were slipped out a back exit after shopping at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. Blue Ivy sported super long extension braids for the rare outing. The energetic 7-year-old held on to the handrail so as not to fall in her chunky platform sneakers while mom kept a close eye on her.
 

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Nicki Minaj and her fiancé Kenny Petty were mobbed by fans as she arrived to her Fendi launch in Beverly Hills. The rapper's silver fishnet dress struggled to contain her curves. The 36-year-old Sagittarius enthusiastically greeted her screaming fans, waving and blowing kisses before pulling out her cell phone to take selfies and to livestream the event. Nicki revealed she was being sarcastic when she announced she and "Hello" singer Adele had recorded "an epic song" together.
 

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Kim Kardashian joined her sister Khloe Kardashian for lunch on the coast at Malibu Farm Pier Cafe in Malibu, Calif. The wide-hipped mother of four wore a mock turtleneck sweater with brown lambskin leather pants and strappy sandal pumps. The 38-year-old socialite was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2015.
 

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Lupita Nyong'o wore a matching canary yellow skirt set while promoting her new book, Sulwe, in NYC. Lupita, 36, wrote the book to help dark skinned children feel better in their dark skin. "I grew up in Kenya around very many dark people, but I grew up with a lot of light skin on TV and in the books I read and it made me feel uncomfortable with my skin color," she said. "So I wrote this book to help little kids get there a little faster.”
 

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Actress Jennifer Garner sent social media into a frenzy when she recreated a classic 'Friends' episode - with Legos! Garner recreated the episode titled "The One With the Embryos" in which Phoebe finds out she's pregnant. On Tuesday, Garner welcomed fellow Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston to Instagram with her Friends-themed Lego playset. Garner was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills with friend Summer Phoenix, right. Garner, 47, shares 3 children with ex-husband Ben Affleck.
 

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Actor Michael Ealy was seen out & about in Los Angeles spending quality time with his adorable daughter. The actor, 46, rocked a blue "A Tribe Called Quest" tee during the outing. The Think Like A Man actor shares two children with his wife Khatira Rafiqzada, 38.
 

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Heiress Paris Hilton was mobbed by excited fans as she arrived at Mexico City airport from Los Angeles to launch her new perfume Electrify in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Atlanta's glitterati are abuzz over the star-studded Tyler Perry Studio launch in Atlanta this weekend. Many of the VIPs who got dressed up thinking they would get all access were disappointed to learn they weren't that important.

Ryan Cameron, host of Majic 107.5/97.5 radio in Atlanta, posed above with singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter at the event.

The star-studded party was also attended by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Will Smith and Maxine Waters.

Several people who I spoke to said they declined to attend the event once they learned of the different levels of VIP access, separate VIP rooms, secret side door access, red carpet-only access, etc.

In other words, everyone is not equal in Tyler Perry's world.

One star who got elite VIP status and didn't bother walking the red carpet with the commoners was Beyonce, who snuck in through a side door with her aging rapper husband, JAY-Z.

The inside joke was Beyonce ate like a bird at the gala dinner because she's embarrassed by her FUPA (acronym for fat upper crotch Area).

Sharp-eyed members of Beyonce's BeyHive noted her FUPA was Photoshopped out of her Instagram photos taken at the gala.

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Another middle aged celebrity who isn't self-conscious about her FUPA is actress Halle Berry, who dressed in all black.

Beyonce admitted she cried at the launch of Perry's new movie studio, as she was overwhelmed by its significance for black entertainers.

The day after the bash, Beyonce revealed she cried at the event.

"Happy Sunday. Congratulations to Tyler Perry on the opening of his studios," The 39-year-old Lion King star wrote on Instagram. "I could feel our ancestors' presence. Surrounded by my heroes, I watched Denzel (Washington), Queen Oprah, Spike (Lee), Whoopi (Goldberg), Sir (Sidney) Poitier, Will, Halle , Dame Cicely (Tyson) and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored.

"The Armand de Brignac (champagne) crashed against each soundstage as fireworks lit up the sky. Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance.

"It makes me so proud, so full, I could not stop crying. Thank you my Virgo brother for so much love and passion put into every detail. My prayer today is that you will take it all in. You inspire me to dream even bigger."

Perry's studio has twelve soundstages, each named after an iconic Black actor, and is one of the biggest studios in the U.S.

Perry named one of the soundstages after pioneering actress Diahann Carroll, who recently passed away after a battle with cancer.

None of the soundstages was named after Beyonce.

Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Ealy, Jill Scott, Ludacris, T.I., Usher, Sean Combs, and Ava DuVernay also attended the gala event.

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Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowles got tested for a mutated gene called a BRCA2 gene after their dad Mathew Knowles was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The former Destiny's Child manager revealed his frightening diagnosis in an interview with Good Morning America that aired on Wednesday, Oct. 2, the second day of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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In his chat with Michael Strahan, Mathew, 67, revealed that the first call he made when he learned of his health battle was to his famous daughters - because they are at high risk to be carriers of the same gene.

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"The first call was to my family, because this is genetics," said Mathew, pictured with daughter Solange. "It means that my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk (of getting cancer), even my grandkids have a higher risk, and they handled it like they should - they went and got the test," Mathew explained. He didn't reveal the results of the tests.

Everyone is born with BRCA genes that help to suppress cancerous tumors. But Mathew's gene has a mutation on it that led to his breast cancer diagnosis.

He added that after being told he had breast cancer, he was warned that he might be diagnosed with prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer or melanoma later on. He will continue to have regular mammograms and other examinations to ensure he is free from the disease.

Mathew is a father of at least seven children - five of his children were fathered outside of his marriage to Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, who filed for divorce and is now happily married to retired actor Richard Lawson.

Mathew fathered two young children with current spouse Gena Avery whom he married in 2013. He also has a son, Nixon, with Alexsandra Wright and a daughter with TaQoya Branscomb. And there is widespread belief that he is the biological father of Destiny's Child original member Kelly Rowland.

Mathew told Strahan he had his breast removed to prevent the cancer from spreading to his lymph nodes.

"I'm doing really well. I had my surgery the last week of July and now I'm going through all the steps for recovery."

So far, Beyonce has not commented on her father's diagnosis.
 

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Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, revealed he is battling breast cancer. Knowles, 67, revealed his cancer diagnosis in an interview with "Good Morning America" that's set to air on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Knowles, who is the former manager of Destiny’s Child, sat down with Michael Strahan to discuss his diagnosis, his treatment and the implications for his family.

Breast cancer is rare in males. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, only 1 in 1,000 males are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast cancer usually occurs in males who have inherited a mutation on the BRCA genes that suppresses cancerous tumors.

Not all breast tumors are cancerous. Noncancerous breast tumors are called benign tumors or fibrocystic breasts.

The most common type of breast cancer in males is called infiltrating ductal carcinoma, which means invasive cancer in the ducts near the nipples.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • A painless lump or thickening in your breast tissue
  • Skin changes on your breast, such as dimpling, puckering, redness
  • Changes to your nipple, such as redness or scaling
  • A nipple that begins to turn inward
  • Discharge from your nipple
  • If you have any of the signs and symptoms, notify your doctor or healthcare provider immediately for an evaluation.

    If not caught early breast cancer may invade the nearby lymph nodes and spread rapidly around the body (metastatic cancer).

    Diagnosis

    Diagnosis of breast cancer is made after an abnormality of the breast is found. Diagnostic tests include mammography, ultrasound, and a biopsy of part or all of the mass for further analysis under a microscope.

    The doctor performs a biopsy of the breast tumor and/or the lymph nodes with a needle and a local anesthetic. Sometimes the biopsy requires more than a fine needle. An incision is made and more of the mass is removed for testing.

    Treatment for male breast cancer depends on the size of the tumor and other factors such as cancer staging (1-4), the general health of the patient and the patient's age.

    Treatment

    Treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation, hormones (Estrogen) and surgery to remove the tumor. Treatment is individualized for every patient.

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    More Info On the Web

    What Is Breast Cancer in Men? - Cancer.org

    Male breast cancer, Symptoms and Causes - Mayo Clinic

    Male Breast Cancer Treatment - Cancer.gov
     

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    Beyonce claims her daughter Blue Ivy is a "cultural icon" in her legal battle with a wedding planner over trademarking Blue Ivy's name.

    It all started after a surrogate allegedly delivered Blue Ivy in a New York hospital 7 years ago. Beyonce, 39, and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, 50, filed paperwork to trademark the newborn's name, Blue Ivy Carter, for the purpose of selling merchandise (dolls, clothing, etc.) bearing the girl's name.

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    But wedding planner Wendy Morales already laid claim to the "Blue Ivy" name before the more famous Blue Ivy was even born.

    After negotiations to the rights for the name fell through, Beyonce filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Morales.

    The case took a nasty turn when Morales accused Beyonce of fraud, but the river boat singer has since hit back, arguing that the trademark is legit because consumers are more likely to associate the name with her daughter.

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    Besides that, Beyonce claims Blue Ivy is a "cultural icon" whose fashion sense and style are celebrated all over the world, and that consumers are likely to be confused if they see her name on a boutique wedding event planning business.

    Beyonce's legal team claims the trademark that the superstar couple filed for is "Blue Ivy Carter" and not just "Blue Ivy."

    Beyonce claims Morales runs a "small business, with just three regional offices and a handful of employees", with weak online presence.

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    On the other hand:

    "Blue Ivy Carter is a cultural icon who has been described as a 'mini style star' and has been celebrated for her 'fashion moments' over the years. Her life and activities are followed extensively by the media and the public," the Carters state in documents obtained by The Blast.

    "Most significantly, Blue Ivy Carter has achieved a significant amount of fame, particularly at such a young age. She also has a noted and well-chronicled interest in fashion. Given these factors, Blue Ivy Carter is capable of and interested in becoming the face of a brand. For this reason, the factual context demonstrates that BGK filed the Application with the intent to build a brand around Blue Ivy Carter and her public reputation and renown."

    Both parties are headed for trial over the trademark issue.

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    Bette Midler took to Twitter.com to plead with Beyonce's faithful fanatics to mobilize and help defeat President Trump at the polls in 2020.

    Midler is a very vocal critic of President Trump's immigration policies.

    In a tweet on Thursday, the aging actress noted pop singer Beyonce's massive influence on Twitter. The 73-year-old Sagittarius also hoped a "regular bee hive" swarmed Trump and "fucked his shit up".

    She wrote:

    "#Beyoncé has 133 million Instagram followers. More than double the people who voted for Trump. Wouldn't it be amazing if the #BeyHive mobilized to defeat him? I also wouldn’t mind if a regular bee hive fucked his shit up."

    While many praised Midler's tweet, others thought she was too old to harbor such hate and animosity.

    Twitter was not supportive of the Diva's outburst.

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    Beyonce's team is very unhappy that the burlesque dancer's Homecoming documentary was shut out of the Emmy Awards after earning 6 Emmy nominations.

    Beyonce failed to take home a single trophy at the Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend.

    Her rabid fanbase, who call themselves "the BeyHive," took to social media to vent their frustration over their idol's Emmy shut out.

    It was their typical immature public meltdown whenever they don't get their way. But the behavior of Beyonce's own management team and publicist really raised eyebrows.

    Beyonce's longtime publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure posted an Instagram video that shows her, Bey's manager Steve Pamon and other staffers flipping the bird to the Emmy Creative Arts organizers.

    Many say Beyonce's team showed a lack of class, and they should know better than to antagonize Hollywood bigwigs who all know each other.
     

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    Beyonce shared private moments at home with her children, daughter Blue Ivy and 2-year-old twins Sir and Rumi, in a new documentary "Making the Gift" which aired on Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.

    In the documentary, Beyonce took fans behind the scenes as she recorded her album, The Lion King: The Gift, which was not well received by her fans who expected better from the superstar.

    The 39-year-old burlesque singer also shared private home videos of her and husband, Jay-Z, interacting with their three children. Jay-Z reportedly has two grown sons from previous relationships.

    In the video, Blue Ivy, 7, sang a sweet version of her and mommy's song "Brown Skin Girl," that sent social media into a frenzy.

    Question: Did you watch the ABC special? How was it?
     

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    Tina Knowles-Lawson celebrated the 38th birthday of her favorite child, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

    The 65-year-old shared a loving picture of herself and her superstar daughter on Instagram, and explained how her daughter's birth helped her feel her deceased mom's love.

    "38 years ago today you came into my life and i know without a shred of doubt that God sent you!!!, she began. "I had recently lost my mom and never thought that i could feel that particular kind of love again. The moment i saw you i knew that that was IT !!!!

    "We've been the best of friends since then . You have brought me such Joy and pride and love and friendship !!! Your heart is as big as Texas !! You are one of the best moms ever ! And I love you soo much," Tina continued, adding heart and birthday cake emojis.

    She concluded: "Have the best birthday EVER!!!! Mom."

    Tina, who is also mother to singer Solange Knowles, 33, and a grandmother of four, shares her two daughters with ex-husband Mathew Knowles. The couple divorced in 2011, and she remarried in 2015 to Poltergeist actor Richard Lawson.

    Some fans wondered aloud why Tina always lavishes attention on Beyonce and not Solange.

    Child experts say most parents have one favorite child who they lavish with love and attention.
     

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    Last week, Beyonce's fans were in a frenzy when a portrait of Beyonce and Jay-Z's rarely seen twins, Rumi and Sir, surfaced on a fan page dedicated to the twins on social media. Sandrarose.com readers guessed that Beyonce leaked the portrait herself to promote her new Adidas deal to distribute her Ivy Park line.

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    The Internet is buzzing over a new photo of Beyonce and Jay-Z's three children, Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter. The photo was posted on an Instagram fan page that is dedicated to the twins.

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    Super couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn "Jay Z" Carter dressed as Barbie and Ken dolls for their annual Halloween extravaganza in New York City. Beyonce stunned in a pink fur Barbie coat and a striped swimsuit. She accessorized her outfit with mirrored sunglasses. The couple's daughter Blue Ivy Carter, 4, had a confused expression on her face as they entered the party. Once again, a minor child is inappropriately partying with grown folks. Wasn't grandmother Tina Knowles available to babysit?

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