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Andrew Gillum, the disgraced former Democratic candidate for governor, has retained a high-powered criminal defense attorney to go after news outlets that published a photo of him lying in his own vomit.

According to police, Gillum, 40, and Travis Dyson, a known male escort, participated in a drug-fueled sex party during which Dyson overdosed in room 1107 at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel on March 13. Dyson, 30, was treated at a hospital and discharged.

Alex Spiro, who has ties to rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill, fired off take-down letters to media outlets that published a photo of Gillum sprawled naked on the bathroom floor. The photo shows Gillum lying on a pillow and a towel that is covered in his vomit. Another towel under his lower torso is soiled with feces.

Spiro fired off a letter to The Floridian Press, a newspaper that published an article using the photo after the Central Florida Post obtained the image exclusively.

"To be clear, The public has no legitimate interest in any such photo, and its release appears to be based not on any such desire to shed light on an important public event, but rather to appeal to the prurient interests of certain members of the public. Moreover, this blatant attempt to damage the reputation of a devoted public servant seeking treatment in the midst of a national emergency and global health crisis is appalling and demonstrates an utter disregard of decency and the privacy rights of Mr. Gillum and his family. The article is a violation of Mr. Gillum's rights to privacy and must be promptly removed."

Out of compassion for Mr. Gillum's wife and their 3 minor children, Javier Monjarres, the publisher of the Floridian Press, complied with the request and removed the article and photo.

However, the Central Florida Post has made it clear that they will not remove the image, not only because Spiro's demands are "legally without merit," but because "Mr. Gillum is a public figure whose life is of considerable public interest."

"Despite Mr. Spiro's claims that the public has no legitimate interest in the photo, they clearly do. After our report, dozens of news outlets around the globe used our exclusive in their own commentary and Andrew Gillum began trending on Twitter."

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The viral image has been turned into memes across multiple digital platforms.

Enrique Tarrio, who helped the Post obtain the photo, says he plans to resist any legal action by Spiro.

"[Gillum] was almost elected governor of Florida. If he had won, we would have had a sitting governor involved in a meth fueled gay sex orgy with a known male prostitute as we faced down the Wuhan flu pandemic. The public would have been placed at great risk and it is likely that people could have died due to delayed response times related to Mr. Gillum's needs to enter rehab. Mr. Gillum is not a dedicated public servant as his attorney claim. If he was a dedicated public servant he would have remained dedicated to his public image. That means not cheating on his wife, procuring male prostitutes, and engaging in meth fueled sex orgies while his young children were left home fatherless. Thank God that Florida was smart enough to elect a true leader like Ron DeSantis."

The Central Florida Post has filed an open records request with the Miami Beach Police Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) for "unredacted" police bodycam footage of Gillum in the hotel room.

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Gillum apologized to his wife, R. Jai Gillum, friends and supporters before announcing his plan to enter an alcohol rehabilitation facility. It is unclear if he actually entered rehab.

"This man could have been our governor and a phony rehab stint is clearly a ploy for sympathy before re-entering the political arena," wrote Jacob Engels, an Orlando based journalist who owns the Central Florida Post.

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Rapper Jay-Z reacted aggressively when a fan tried to take a picture with him after the Lakers defeated the Clippers at the Staples Center on Sunday.

Jay-Z, 50, who attended the game with his 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter, was approached after the game by an overzealous fan who threw his paw around Hov's shoulder.

"I don't know you!" Jay-Z reportedly said while aggressively shrugging his shoulder. Cell phone video of the encounter went viral on social media on Monday.

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Fans took Jay-Z's side, saying the man invaded his personal space. Many said the fan was lucky Jay-Z didn't slug him for touching him without permission.

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Megan Thee Stallion dropped her much-anticipated album SUGA on Friday. The 28-year-old rapper also released the music video for her single "B.I.T.C.H.", which garnered 577K views on YouTube.

Despite a Texas judge warning him to clam up, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince spoke out about Megan's contract dispute with her label.

J. Prince took to Instagram to share his thoughts about Megan's lawsuit against her boss Carl Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment.

Problems began when Megan signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. In a tearful video she claimed 1501 wouldn't let her drop new music.

She won a small victory in court when a judge granted a restraining order against Crawford preventing him from blocking her music release.

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"We have no problem negotiating with Megan but we do have a problem with dictators," Prince said, referring to Jay-Z and Roc Nation, whom he accused of "poaching" artists from Houston record labels.

The 54-year-old music exec noted that Megan's behavior is reckless and she's heading for self-destruction.

"Megan seems to be a perfect candidate for self destruction," Prince writes. "Any artist in the music industry will testify that a 40% profit share is a great deal especially for an unestablished artist that til this day has never delivered an album."

In a follow-up to his original post, Prince wrote:

"To end this I give credit to where credit is due. Megan along with her mother, who evidently could read (God rest her soul), negotiated a good deal. I extended my hand to meet with Megan, T Farris, and team personally for further negotiations. Unfortunately it never happened even though we’re all in Houston, because she’s being controlled by the very people who started this shit. The homie Carl was an angel in Megan's eyes when he was spending hundreds of thousands investing in her career. Now that he’s helped her become a successful artist she stopped paying him his percentage and views him as the devil. I'm glad money don’t make me. I make money."

Megan responded to Prince's posts, saying, "I am no one's property!"

 

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A Texas judge has denied a motion filed by Carl Crawford's 1501 record label to lift Megan Thee Stallion's restraining preventing him from blocking her album release on Friday.

Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, filed an emergency motion on Wednesday to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing him from blocking her music release.

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The former Los Angeles Dodgers star argued that she had no right to take the label to court in the first place, because he still has an ironclad contract that she signed.

But District Court Judge Beau A. Miller denied Crawford's motion, leaving the restraining order in place.

The judge, who must have been swayed by Megan's ample ASSets, stated simply, "the album at issue may be dropped for distribution beginning March 6, 2020."

Judge Miller also turned his attention to music honcho J. Prince, who sent subtle threats to Jay-Z and Roc Nation via social media, putting them on notice that he won't tolerate them trying to shake down 1501.

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In an Instagram post on Wednesday, J. Prince called out New York labels for stealing artists, which he says is a common practice.

"This is the same technique of the culture vultures. I didn't allow this to happen to me when New York and LA record labels attempted to take my artists - so they labeled me as malicious for fighting back. I didn't allow it then so I damn sure ain't gonna allow it to happen to 1501 records or any other independent record labels that I'm associated with."

Prince addressed Megan directly for allegedly running to Roc Nation and turning against Crawford who put her on.

But the judge ordered J. Prince to refrain from making "threatening or retaliatory social media posts or threats against" Megan, her agents, or her representatives.

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The judge also slapped a gag order on Megan and Crawford, who both took to social media to air out their side in the grievance.

Both parties are prohibited from "communicating with the media concerning the underlying issues in this case without court approval."

In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete, complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.

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But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.

He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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Megan Thee Stallion won a minor victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against her record label and its CEO, Carl Crawford, preventing him from blocking new music she plans to drop on Friday.

But Crawford is fighting back, and his 1501 Certified Entertainment wants an emergency court hearing on the matter.

According to TMZ, Crawford, 38, just filed a motion to dissolve the temporary restraining order. The label says she had no right to take them to court in the first place. He says he still has an ironclad contract in place that she signed. The judge must have been swayed by her heavenly body.

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In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.

But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.

He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, Crawford (pictured with ex-fiancee Evelyn Lozada) says Megan's contract is ironclad and he stipulates all disputes between her and the label must be handled in arbitration.

He also claims Megan is guilty of booking several gigs for $100,000 per gig without paying him his cut. And he is further annoyed that she plans to release new music on March 6 -- a violation of her contract.

In court docs, 1501 Certified says she can't drop new music without the label's approval, it's in her contract. Even if she wants out of the contract, it remains in place for now, and Crawford says he's exercising his contractual right to control distribution of her music.

He's demanding a hearing today in Harris County, Texas, so a judge can hear the label's side of the story before the music comes out on Friday.

Isaac Hayes' son, Isaac Hayes III, doubts Megan has the clout to prevail in her battle against her record label.

Issac also took a subtle dig at Jay-Z, who has a reputation for riding an artist's bandwagon when they're hot and popping.

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Former Major League Baseball star Carl Crawford is speaking out about his bitter contract dispute with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In an exclusive interview with Billboard magazine, Crawford said he hasn't spoken with his artist since August, and she owes him $2 million for his cut of her touring and merchandise proceeds.

Megan took to her Instagram stories on Sunday to tearfully vent about the unfair 360 contract she signed with Crawford's 1501 Certified Entertainment label.

"Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that's crazy," Crawford tells Billboard. "I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give.

"She's getting $100,000 a show and she don't want to pay up. That's what the issue was about. She signed with Roc Nation in August and decided she didn't wanna pay me no more."

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The up-and-coming rapper scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

But despite the success of her record, she claimed that her label wouldn't allow her to drop any new music after she asked to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan won a legal victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against 1501 and its CEO, Crawford, preventing him from blocking the new music she plans to drop on Friday.

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The former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder confessed he doesn't know the ins and outs of a recording contract. He trusted his business associate, T. Farris, and Megan's late mother, Holly Thomas, to write the contract for Megan.

"You mean to tell me, you, your mama and your lawyer didn't read over that stuff every time? Stop lying," he said.

"Her mom did the contract. I'm new to this business. I let this guy T. Farris run my whole business, because I knew absolutely nothing about it. Zero.

Crawford accused Megan of lying about her age (a common tactic in the music business). He said she was 23 when she signed with his label, which would make her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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Crawford disputed Megan's claim that she only received $10,000 up front when she signed her contract. Or that she only received $15,000 for a billion music streams.

He said Megan signed a second deal with 300 Entertainment and he received a check for $200,000, out of which he paid Megan $50,000.

"How she been paid $15,000? As soon as we signed to 300 [Entertainment], I wrote her a check for $50,000, and it's signed with her name on the check. We can show you the proof... I got all my receipts."

He said Megan and Farris signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, then sent goons to his office in Houston, Texas to intimidate him.

Crawford said he gave Megan a 60/40 deal that guarantees her 40% of her royalties. "What contract gives you parts of their masters and 40% royalties and that kind of stuff? Ask Jay-Z to pull one of his artists' first contracts, and let's compare it to what Megan got... I guarantee they won't ever show you that.

"They're holding the money, and they haven't paid me since August. She done over 15 shows. Y'all do the math. She gets $100,000 a show. She owe me, and I haven't recouped almost $2 million that we spent on her, building her up so that Roc Nation would wanna come."

He said Megan, Jay-Z and Roc Nation are taking food out of his children’s mouths.

"Where was Roc Nation at when we was grinding and riding around on them backstreets? Roc Nation's nowhere to be found. Soon as we spent our money, blow it up, now all of a sudden, these strangers and people you just met -- they introduce you to Beyonce and now we the devil?

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Crawford, 38, was once engaged to reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada, who gave birth to his son, Carl Leo Crawford, Jr, 6.

After Crawford was cut by the Dodgers in June 2016, he reportedly went into playboy mode, flying women out to his West Coast home and cheating shamelessly in front of the elder Lozada, 44.

The couple called off their engagement in August 2017 after dating for 4 years.

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Rappers Yo Gotti and Jay-Z have filed a second lawsuit against Mississippi prison officials on behalf of 152 inmates over the "abhorrent and barbaric" conditions prisoners suffer at Parchman Farm.

The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, against eight defendants including the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The lawsuit follows a similar one filed last month on behalf of 29 more inmates.

The latest suit details the "abhorrent conditions, abuse and constant violence, inadequate health care and mental health care, and overuse of isolation" prisoners at the facility, also known as Mississippi State Penitentiary, have had to endure over lack of funding and not enough staff.

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"The conditions of confinement at Parchman are so barbaric, the deprivation of health and mental health care so extreme, and the defects in security so severe, that the people confined at Parchman live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm in violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution," the complaint states.

Additionally, the complaint states that the prisoners, who live in "medieval" conditions at the jail, are rarely able to obtain any medical help they require - leading to inmates "inserting their own catheters, treating their own stab wounds, vomiting up blood, teetering on the verge of diabetic comas, and suffering through seizures without medical care.

Even a broken neck can go without treatment at Parchman, with the inmate being left to suffer through his injury while sleeping on exposed, steel bedsprings with no mattress."

Following the first lawsuit filed in January, an investigation into the conditions at Parchman and three other Mississippi prisons was opened by the Department of Justice. That investigation is ongoing.

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Jay Z responded to the backlash on social media after he and his family remained seated during the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday.

Critics slammed Jay Z, 50, and his wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, who, along with their 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter, remained seated while Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem prior to the big game.

During a discussion Tuesday at Columbia University, Jay Z said he and his wife weren't protesting the American flag.

The "Hard Knock Life" rapper said he and his wife were in "artist mode" while watching gospel singer Yolanda Adams perform "America the Beautiful" and Lovato sing the anthem.

He claimed he was watching intently to make sure the performances went smoothly, as part of his duties with the NFL.

"I'm looking at the show. 'Did the mic start? Was it too low to start?'" he said.
 

 

"The whole time we're sitting there, we're talking about [Adams'] performance. Then right after, Demi comes out, and we're talking about how beautiful she looks and how she sounds and what she's gone through in her life for her to be on the stage," he said, before adding, "We're so proud of her."

Jay Z claimed if he and his wife were protesting, they would not have involved their daughter, Blue. "We wouldn't do that to Blue and put her in that position... If we told her we were gonna do something like that, you would've seen her tapping me a hundred times... she would say 'What time? Are we doing it? Are we doing it now? It's 7:05 daddy, are we doing it now?'"

"I didn't have to make a silent protest, the rap mogul said. "If you look at the stage, the artists that we chose, Columbian Shakira, Puerto Rican [Jennifer Lopez], we were making the biggest loudest protest of all."

The controversial protest raised eyebrows because the league gives Jay Z a big paycheck as a music producer for the Super Bowl halftime show.

The father of 5 entered into a partnership with the NFL in August. He was heavily criticized because he did not show support for blacklisted NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick mocked Jay Z and Beyonce in a social media post after the game, repeating Jay Z's comment: "We are past kneeling."

Kaepernick is still unemployed.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z sparked a massive backlash on social media for not standing and saluting the flag during the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday.

Jay-Z, Beyonce and their daughter Blue Ivy, stayed seated while Demi Lovato sang the National Anthem before the start of the Super Bowl.

NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick mocked Jay-Z and Beyonce on social media. Apparently, Kaepernick was annoyed by Jay-Z staying seated after he said Black people had moved past kneeling.

Americans were furious that Jay-Z, who is a partner with the league, disrespected the American flag.

Many Twitter users called for Beyonce, 39, and Jay-Z, 50, to leave the country if they are unpatriotic.

Many social media users bought tickets to Bey and Jay's On the Run II tour. They are upset that the former power couple are being so ungrateful.
 

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Blue Ivy Carter turned 8 years old today. The frenzy surrounding the firstborn daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z began when Beyonce rubbed her belly bump onstage at the 2011 MTV Video Awards.

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After Blue Ivy's birth, photographers waited patiently for Beyonce or Jay-Z to bring the baby outside so they could snap photos of her feet or hands. Photos of any part of Blue Ivy's body sold for hundreds of dollars. Exclusive photos of Blue's face would command $100,000 or more.

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For the first 2 years of her life Blue Ivy was hidden under blankets and other inanimate objects. She was dubbed "the saddest little girl in NYC."

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When Beyonce and Jay-Z finally stopped hiding Blue Ivy, the public weighed in on her looks and her natural hair - which people hated with a passion.

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There are reports that the gossip about Blue's hair, or whether she was really a boy, hurt Beyonce and Jay-Z.

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In response to the gossip, Blue Ivy did not leave the house until Bey's glam team worked their magic on her. The results were nothing short of spectacular.

Blue Ivy has grown into a beautiful little girl. But even now her looks are still up for debate. Black Twitter dragged 2 rude journalists who thought it was funny to disparage a child's looks.

See more of Blue Ivy's life in pictures below.

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter stole the spotlight from actor Joaquin Phoenix by refusing to give him a standing ovation at the 2020 Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.

The Internet was shocked when Beyonce remained seated as Phoenix won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for his role in Joker.

Other well-heeled celebrities stood and cheered for their colleague as he went to the podium to accept his award. But Beyonce remained seated - even as others in the audience stared hard at her.

Beyonce - who was nominated for Best Original Song for "Spirit" from The Lion King - was noticeably upset that she didn't win - again.

Outrage social media users tweeted that Beyonce was "rude" and "disrespectful."

One person tweeted:

"@Beyonce You're a joke for not standing up for Joaquin Phoenix. Understandable to make a statement. But that's poor sportsmanship for someone that actually deserved recognition. You're entitled and arrogant. And as an actress you're a joke. Smh. You ought to apologize to him."

Beyonce and Jay-Z showed up one hour late for the awards show, and they skipped the red carpet and went straight to their seats.

Question: Did you watch the Golden Globes Awards? What did you think of Beyonce's behavior?

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One of two journalists who caught heat for mocking the looks of Jay-Z and Beyonce's 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, refuses to back down.

Vanity Fair film critic Kameron Austin Collins sparked outrage when he targeted the youngster in an odd Twitter exchange with Harpers Bazaar writer Violet Lucca.

Collins said he felt sorry for Blue Ivy because her father's genes "are about to really hit Blue Ivy."

Lucca replied, "They haven't already?"

To which Collins tweeted: "you're right. But she's lucky -- if it happens now she'll definitely grow out of it. Get the ugly duckling phase done early".

Lucca then compared the child to socialite Kylie Jenner, who underwent extensive facial surgery as a teenager.

Black Twitter's response was swift as the tweet exchange went viral on Wednesday.

Collins cracked first, saying his tweets were a "bad joke, and black girls in particular deserve better."

But the outrage continued on Twitter when Lucca logged in the next day, and seemed to take offense at the anger directed at her and Collins.

"Kam wrote a very earnest apology and everyone in the replies is telling him to keep it. We've been moved to the evil category and there's no way for us to get out of it. I'm sure there will be plenty of people responding to this saying I'm playing the victim by pointing this out."

"There is nothing that I can say that won't be written off or projected upon or dumped on, so I choose to say nothing," Lucca tweeted on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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Lucca's response left many questioning her motive. Some users believe she and Collins insulted Blue Ivy to prove a point about liberals taunting President Trump's 13-year-old son, Baron Trump, on social media.

She blamed "structural racism" for the different reactions to jokes about Baron and Blue Ivy.

"Structural racism is real. It does not matter how much money a [person of color] makes for them to be affected by it. I realize that when I make fun of a noter celeb kid -- say, Baron Trump -- it's totally different that when I say something about Blue Ivy."

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Jay-Z got in a man's face and snatched his cell phone for filming Beyonce at Sean Combs' star-studded 50th birthday party on Saturday.

The "Hard Knock Life" rapper was hovering protectively over his wife Beyonce as she bust a move on the dance floor at the Bad Boy Records founder's belated 50th birthday party.

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The couple was among the many well-heeled guests helping their pal celebrate his big day at his Los Angeles mansion.

In footage filmed by a guest at the bash, the 39-year-old "Formation" singer can be seen getting down to Bobby Brown's classic hit "Every Little Step" alongside her pals Kelly Rowland and rapper Saweetie. Her overly protective husband hovered nearby.

The 50-year-old rapper quickly sprung to action when he caught a male guest standing right next to Beyonce with his cell phone out, seemingly trying to film the semi-retired singer.

In a second clip, the "Big Pimpin" rapper snatched the phone out of the stunned partygoer's hand. However, he appeared to return the phone swiftly after warning the reveler against recording his wife again.

The dreadlocked rapper can be heard asking the man, "Who invited you?"

The incident apparently didn't faze Beyonce, as the "Run The World (Girls)" star seemed to be in her own world.

The big night also saw Jay reunite with Kanye West, three years after the "Power" hitmaker called out Jay-Z and Beyonce onstage for skipping his 2014 wedding to wife Kim Kardashian-West.

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Kanye West, left, reunited with his old friend Jay-Z, right, at Sean "Puffy" Combs' 50th birthday bash on Saturday night.

Jay-Z, 50, seemed to avoid Kanye for most of the night, but the aging rapper finally acknowledged his former producer when Kanye extended his hand to end their bitter feud.
 

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Kanye, 2nd from left, posed with Pharrell Williams, left, Sean Combs, 2nd from right, and Jay-Z.

Kanye and Jay-Z's 3-year feud was behind Kanye's infamous rant during a concert in 2017 when the 42-year-old rapper pleaded with Jay-Z to call him and begged him not to send his goons to kill him.

Soon after the rant, Kanye had a nervous breakdown and was admitted to a hospital mental ward.
 

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A year later, Jay-Z told Rap Radar that Kanye's rant hurt him because he brought his wife Beyonce into their feud. He also said he loved Kanye and he reached out to him.

"It's a complicated relationship with us because Kanye came into this business on my label," Jay said.

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"And we're both entertainers. It's always been like a little underlying competition here with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other's art too, so it's like, we both - everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. Then it's like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it's - we're gonna always be good."

When asked if there was still tension between him and Kanye, Jay said, "Yeah, yeah. But that happens in the long relationship. You know, hopefully when we're 89, we look at this six months or whatever time and we laugh at that."
 

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Puffy's good friend Usher Raymond, 41, cozied up to his new girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea, a 41-year-old music executive. Usher has a type. His new girlfriend closely resembles his ex-wife Grace Miguel, who is a former music executive. On a positive note, Usher seems to have outgrown his mommy issues. He previously dated women who were at least a decade older.
 

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Proud dad Sean Combs posed with his three 13-year-old daughters: Chance Combs, far left, and twins Jessie James Combs and D'Lila Combs. Sean's 50th birthday was on November 4, but he waited until this month to celebrate his milestone with family and friends.

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Besties Kim Kardashian-West, left, and La La Anthony posed for a cute photo at Sean "Puffy" Combs's 50th birthday bash.
 

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Surgically altered half siblings Khloe Kardashian, left, and Kylie Jenner were among the well-heeled guests at Sean Combs' 50th birthday party at his residence in Holmby Hills, Calif.
 

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Other invited guests included Cardi B and Offset (pictured with Puffy); Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Mary J Blige, Lil Kim, Naomi Campbell, Nia Long, Andre Harrell, Regina King, Tichina Arnold, Jermaine Dupri, Fergie, Janelle Monáe, Ray J, Fabolous & Emily B, 2 Chainz, The Weekend, Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko, DJ Cassidy, Jaden Smith, Post Malone, and more.

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Before Jay-Z lucked up with his future wife, Beyonce Knowles, he had a crush on another singer, Aaliyah, who was dating Damon Dash at the time.

Dash, who co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records with Jay-Z, says his former business partner "tried very hard" to get with Aaliyah, but she wasn't impressed with him.

Dash, now 48, dated Aaliyah for about a year until she died in a plane crash at age 22 in 2001.

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Jay-Z was the odd man out in this photo dated July 2, 2000. (L-R) Natane Adcock, Damon Dash, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez partied together at Combs' Fourth of July party in the Hamptons.

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Although they were not formally engaged, Dash says he and Aaliyah were planning to get married and raise a family.

Dash claims Jay-Z tried his best to woo Aaliyah away from him. He said Jay-Z "went hard" at Aaliyah but she curved him repeatedly. Even though she was dating Dash, Jay-Z couldn't keep his paws off of Aaliyah.

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In this photo dated May 6, 2000, Jay-Z is hugged up on Aaliyah at a Tommy Hilfiger party in Los Angeles. Also pictured are Bijou Phillips, 2nd from right, and Quincy Jones' daughter Kidada Jones, who dated rapper LL Cool J from 1992 to 1994.

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A wide receiver who participated in Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout in Atlanta received a tryout of his own with the Cleveland Browns. Meanwhile, Kaepernick, 32, is still waiting for any team to call.

According to NFL reporter and talk show host Howard Balzer, wide receiver Jordan Veasy, got a private tryout with the Cleveland Browns.

Veasy, a former California Bear, caught passes from Kaepernick during his controversial workout at a high school in Atlanta earlier this month.

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Kaepernick angered NFL execs when he switched the location of his workout at the last minute. His stunt "disappointed" Jay-Z who, along with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, arranged the workout for Kaepernick.

According to BET.com, "the Browns just signed J'Mon Moore to their practice squad, so it's unlikely they'll add Veasy as well."

The Browns are 5-6 on the year and could use help at the quarterback position. But Kaepernick's antics have shut the door on his chances to be a part of an NFL roster.

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Idris Elba has signed on to star in Jay-Z's all-Black Western flick The Harder They Fall. Elba's fans can't wait to see the hunky British actor wearing leather chaps and riding horseback.

The Harder They Fall is no Brokeback Mountain. The all-black Western for Netflix is produced by rapper Jay-Z, James Lassiter and Lawrence Bender.

The Harder They Fall stars actor Jonathan Majors as an outlaw who finds out that the murderer who killed his parents (Elba) is being released from prison.

According to Deadline.com, Elba is also starring in another Western drama, Concrete Cowboys, which began filming this year.

The 47-year-old Virgo is best known as the sexy drug kingpin Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire.

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Not a single NFL team contacted Colin Kaepernick after his much-hyped NFL tryout in Atlanta over the weekend.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, no team reached out to the unemployed quarterback after he snubbed the NFL by switching the location of his workout in Atlanta on Saturday. Florio writes: "Per a league source, Kaepernick's representatives have not heard from any teams with either an invitation to work out privately or an offer to sign a contract."

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay-Z, the NFL's social justice consultant, arranged the private workout to get critics off Jay-Z's back.

According to Complex.com, music mogul Jay-Z is "disappointed" that Kaepernick moved the location of his much-hyped workout from the Atlanta Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. to a high school in Riverdale, Ga.

Kaepernick showed up at the school wearing a black t-shirt with "KUNTA KINTE" on the front. Kunta Kinte is a character in the critically acclaimed television series, Roots, based on the 1976 novel by American author Alex Haley.

The NFL abruptly announced that Kaepernick was "no-show" at the workout where 25 teams had assembled to watch him throw passes. But only eight teams showed up at the high school to watch the workout. The news media was also invited to the school.

Kaepernick, 32, later said he moved his workout because the league asked him to sign a liability waiver that protects the NFL from further legal action.

Despite his claims that he is a victim, Kaepernick was heavily criticized for pulling yet another attention-seeking stunt.

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Stephen A. Smith ripped into Kaepernick and his pal, current NFL player Eric Reid, who still kneels during the National Anthem before games.

During his sports talk show on ESPN on Monday, Smith said, "How is Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid doing us any favors today? Sticking out their chests in defiance of the man when you've got your hand out for an opportunity from them?"

Smith went on to slam Reid for calling the NFL racist while still collecting paychecks from the league.

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Colin Kaepernick made enemies in high places after his latest PR stunt. According to Complex.com, music mogul Jay-Z is "disappointed" that Kaepernick moved the location of his much-hyped workout in Atlanta on Saturday.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay-Z, the NFL's social justice consultant, arranged the workout to get critics off Jay-Z's back.

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According to Complex, "a source close to the situation" informed them that Jay-Z is "disappointed" that Kaepernick turned his workout into a publicity stunt.

Kaepernick, 32, arrived in Atlanta on Thursday to prepare for his big workout at the Atlanta Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. He last played in the NFL three years ago when he opted out of a contract with the 49ers.

All went well until three hours before the start of the private workout, when Kaepernick's camp informed the NFL that the workout was moved to Drew High School in Riverdale, Ga, about 60 miles away. The news media was invited to attend.

Kaepernick showed up at the school wearing a black t-shirt with "KUNTA KINTE" on the front. Kunta Kinte is a character in the critically acclaimed television series, Roots, based on the 1976 novel by American author Alex Haley.

The NFL abruptly announced that Kaepernick was "no-show" at the workout. The league said 25 teams attended the workout. But only eight teams showed up at the high school to watch the moved workout.

Kaepernick's people responded, saying the NFL asked the unemployed quarterback to sign a "liability waiver" that protects the league from further legal action.

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Kaepernick, right, and Eric Reid, left, settled a grievance against the NFL and team owners for blacklisted him after he led protests by kneeling during the National Anthem.

The reaction from the sports world was swift, with many saying Kaepernick was finished. ESPN host Stephen A. Smith said Kaepernick doesn't want to play in the NFL. He "wants to be a martyr."

In a video, Smith said:

"This man wanted a chance. Twenty-five teams show up in Georgia at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility—state of the art facility, NFL personnel, equipment, video, everything, and what does Colin Kaepernick do? Because of some issue with a liability waiver, Colin Kaepernick wants to change the venue. You don't want to work. You just want to make noise and you want to control the narrative."

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Colin Kaepernick is preparing for his big workout in Atlanta this weekend, but he won't know which teams will be in attendance ahead of time.

The washed up quarterback was given a second chance at reviving his career by rap mogul Jay-Z, the NFL's social justice consultant who arranged the "highly unusual" workout, to be held at the Atlanta Falcons training facility near Atlanta on Saturday, Nov. 15.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL will not release the names of team executives, scouts and coaches who will be attending Kaepernick's workout.

Earlier in the week, it was reported that the NFL would release the names of teams planning to attend, but an NFL source said few coaches and scouts have responded to the NFL's memo to attend the workout.

According to Vladtv.com, the Falcons and Detroit Lions are the only two the franchises who are confirmed to be in attendance at Saturday's workout.

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After Kaepernick was demoted to the bench by the 49ers in 2016, he suddenly found his calling as an activist and began kneeling during the National Anthem. When he opted out of a $110 million contract with the 49ers, he couldn't find work with any other team.

Kaepernick filed a grievance with the NFL and owners, claiming they were preventing him from earning a living wage. He settled with the league for a reported $10 million.

Now that he wants to play for the same owners he accused of racism, they are not enthusiastic about enabling his delusions of grandeur.

A source with an NFC team told ESPN's Josina Anderson: "We have nothing to lose by attending Kaepernick's workout, but I still think for us it would just be an information-gathering trip."

Anderson also spoke with the Browns, who have no plans to send a scout. "I'm told the #Browns are currently not planning to attend Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday," she tweeted. She added that a Ravens coach told her, "he'd fit us as a player, but we have our guys."

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According to published reports, Jay-Z, pictured with his boss NFL commish Roger Goodell, is responsible for arranging the private workout to help facilitate Kaepernick's return to the NFL - which Kap previously claimed was a racist organization.

Jay-Z was heavily criticized for partnering with the league as a social justice consultant and halftime entertainment coordinator.

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The NFL has arranged a private workout for free agent Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta to possibly facilitate his return to the NFL.

Kaepernick, 32, claimed he was not aware of the scheduled workout until the NFL informed his representatives on Tuesday.

According to published reports, the league arranged a private workout session to give teams a chance to look at the unemployed quarterback. The workout will be held at the Atlanta Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga on Saturday, Nov. 16.

On Tuesday, an ecstatic Kaepernick took to Twitter to share the news with his followers.

"I'm just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I've been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can't wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday."

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Kaepernick, once considered one of the NFL's elite duel threat passers, led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012. But by 2016, Kaepernick was benched behind a second string quarterback. Kaepernick protested his demotion by refusing to stand for the National Anthem before games.

When reporters questioned his apparent lack of patriotism, Kaepernick claimed he was protesting police brutality and racism against Black men in America.

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Kaepernick's much-hyped kneeling protests drew the attention of President Donald Trump who said the NFL should fire any player who disrespected the National Anthem.

In 2017, Kaepernick opted out of his $110 million contract with the 49ers. And just like that, he was out of the NFL.

Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL and team owners for allegedly colluding to deprive him of his livelihood. In February 2019 Kaepernick reached a settlement with the league worth a reported $10 million.

According to The Washington Post, Kaepernick will participate in on-field drills, the 40-yard dash and an interview on Saturday. Videos of his workout and interview will be provided to all teams.

The Washington Post noted that it is "highly unusual" for the league to arrange a tryout for a single player, particularly a washed up quarterback who has been out of the game for three years.

If we learned anything during the Michael Sam fiasco, it is that teams are wary of the drama and distractions that narcissists bring to a locker room.

Team owners and GMs are not enthusiastic about enabling Kaepernick's delusions of grandeur.

A source with an NFC team told ESPN's Josina Anderson: "We have nothing to lose by attending Kaepernick's workout, but I still think for us it would just be an information-gathering trip."

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Jay-Z sent rapper Meek Mill a pricey Rolex wristwatch as a "VIP pass" to his high stakes blackjack tournament to benefit his Shawn Carter Foundation at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, on Nov. 15.

Meek posted an image of the Rolex Daytona chronograph timepiece on social media, Vladtv.com reports.

The 32-year-old ex-con captioned the photo: "Hov sent these as vip passes smh this rich sh** getting out of control lol. I'm not joking lol." Rolex Daytonas made of 18-karat gold regularly retails for $30,000-$39,000.

The weekend event will cost $100,000 cash to buy-in to play blackjack alongside Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

The Shawn Carter Foundation gala will include silent and live auctions and a blackjack tournament with a $500,000 jackpot for the winner.

Less wealthy guests can purchase a $40,000 package that grants them VIP access for the weekend event. Alicia Keys will perform on Nov. 16 in a live concert that the hotel website describes as "an intimate one-time-only performance," according to Revolt.TV.

Jay-Z hosted a celebrity poker tournament with baseball great Alex Rodriguez at Atlantic City in 2006. The tournament, to benefit the A-Rod Family Foundation, raised $403,862 in proceeds, but only $5,090 went to the charity, according to reports.

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Since retiring from the NFL in 2011, former running back Larry Johnson is focused on spending quality time with his daughter and inspiring young people to build essential life skills through his website Motivationaledge.com.

On Friday, Oct. 25, Johnson sparked debate on social media when he tweeted:

"This fake war with Trump is to offset a social cataclysm for liberals to gain control, sign into laws, the apocalypse of perversion.

"Adults having sex with children, everyone having sex with animals. When that day comes and it will, as in the days of Sodom....Pray!"

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Johnson, 39, recently joined conservative radio host Alex Jones to discuss the culture of evil preying on innocent children. "The reason I'm bucking the system now is because I reached my rock bottom. I turned my life over to God," he told Jones.

Johnson also brought up his former friend, rapper Jay-Z, who reportedly reps the illuminati with his wife, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 38.

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"When I was in the league I never saw any of that. I was spiritually blind at the time," Johnson says. "I didn't know that the diamond sign I was throwing up in the end zone was the illuminati pyramid sign. It was attached to Shawn Carter, which is Jay-Z... I never saw the whole baphomet worship... the devil horns, I never saw that when I was with him."

Millions of Americans woke up to the evil that lurks within the leftist liberal agenda last week, when a jury in Texas decided that a 7-year-old boy could begin taking puberty blockers to transition to a girl. But the presiding judge overturned the jury's decision.

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"Drag queen story time; they want you to accept this behavior," said Johnson. "And if you speak out against it in the church, you're the one that's - you're the square that's not [keeping up with] the times.

He added: "They're going after the children because the children are the most purest energy that's walking around on this planet. If they get to the children, all hope is lost."
 

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Kevin Hart, right, was spotted out in public for the first since surviving a near-fatal car accident last month.

The 40-year-old actor was photographed at Avra restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday night, Oct. 21, with rap mogul JAY-Z, Irv Gotti and others.

Hart was seen ahead of a high stakes poker game with JAY-Z, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and sports agent Rich Paul.

According to TMZ, the group also dined together. TMZ has video of Hart apparently walking into the restaurant without assistance or even a limp.

The pint-sized comedian underwent major surgery to fuse his spine in three places after the car crash on Sept. 1.

Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver, Jared Black, lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Calabasas, California. Hart was hospitalized for 10 days before being transferred to a rehab facility for one week.

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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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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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Does Beyonce know about this? Latin superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have been booked by Jay-Z to perform during Super Bowl LIV halftime in Miami, Florida next year.

Lopez, 50, and Shakira, 42, are set to perform at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Feb. 2. The announcement was made on Instagram.com on Thursday.

Shakira shared a photo of Lopez, 50, and the caption: "Get ready 02.02.20."

Lopez added: "This is happening. 02.02.20." "Going to set the world on [fire] @shakira #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowlLIV @pepsi".

Coincidently, Feb. 2 is Shakira's birthday.

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Jay-Z was widely criticized for accepting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's offer to provide halftime music consultation in exchange for cash and a possible ownership in a NFL team.

Many believed the aging rapper's wife, Beyonce, would be the first artist he signed to perform during Super Bowl halftime.
 

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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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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?