Jay Z insulted legions of Michael Jackson fans worldwide when he called his wife, Beyoncé, an "evolution" of Michael Jackson.
The 52-year-old semi-retired rapper divided Black Twitter during a conversation with singer Alicia Keys and others on a recent Twitter Spaces chat.
Jay Z said:
"It goes back to evolution. If we don't think that people gonna be better than what we created, then we don't believe in evolution. I can give you a million reasons... and Bey's gonna be mad at me for saying this but Michael Jackson ain't never had Coachella."
He claimed Beyoncé was an evolution because she performed at Coachella. As if she ever sold out 50 concerts at London's 02 Arena.
Michael's fans were outraged after Jay Z compared the music icon to a studio singer.
Others called it an insult to mention Beyoncé's name in the same breath as Michael's.
One fan brought up old headlines about crazed Stans stealing a plane and selling a child for a Beyoncé ticket. As if that proves anything.
Beyonce should slap Jay Z's face for embarrassing her like this.
Check out what Black Twitter has to say about Jay Z's delusions below:
Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles-Lawson called for leniency for Jussie Smollett when he is sentenced for lying to police about a hate crime hoax.
Smollett was convicted of 5 felony counts of disorderly conduct on December 9. He faces up to 15 years in prison. He could also be sentenced to probation.
Scott Olson/Getty Images
Knowles-Lawson hopes the disgraced actor receives the lesser punishment. She compared Smollett to Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teenager who was acquitted last month of killing two white Antifa activists in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
READ ALSO: Update: Jussie Smollett Found Guilty On 5 of 6 Felony Counts
Knowles-Lawson took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a CNN article, titled, "What Jussie Smollett's guilty verdicts tell us."
The CNN opinion piece compared Smollett to Amy Cooper, a white woman who called police to report she was being threatened by a Black man in Central Park last year. Cooper was dragged on social media and lost her job. She eventually apologized to the man who was simply bird watching in the park.
Knowles-Lawson captioned the post:
"The article goes on to say both were wrong but Jussie faces possible prison time and Amy Cooper The woman who called the police and lied about the black man that was Bird watching in Central Park was trying to attack her. Leading to the potential arrest of the man where in the history of black men In Custody could have led to his death !! Amy Cooper got off with public service."
Knowles-Lawson called for Smollett to receive "the same compassion" shown to Rittenhouse and Cooper.
"We will see the outcome of this for this Black man. Will he get the same compassion as Amy Cooper? I am not condoning what Mr Smollet was found guilty of . I am just asking will he get the same compassion and understanding of knowingly lying to police. Kyle Rittenhouse walked free after killing two people because the jury had compassion ?[sic]."
Beyoncé teased a bizarre ad for her fifth Adidas x Ivy Park collection titled "HALLS of IVY."
The retired pop singer promoted her previous collections by sending gift boxes of clothes to a plethora of her celebrity friends. But that caused resentment amongst celebs who felt left out of the campaign.
This time she took her marketing in a different direction by focusing on young adults and children who look like her own.
According to the Ivy Park website, the Adidas x Ivy Park collaborative line is "Crafted with every shape and person in mind," and "features silhouettes for all genders, with sizes ranging from [XS] to [4X]."
The color palette is a departure from the previous collections' bland monotone colors. The new line features a variety of vibrant colors, sequins, knits, faux leather, plaid and houndstooth patterns.
The bizarre sports-themed ad features Beyonce and her daughters, Blue Ivy and Rumi; NBA star James Harden, Kobe Bryant's daughter, Natalia Bryant, and a mixed cast of adult and child models and athletes.
The fifth Ivy Park collection launches exclusively on adidas.com on December 9, and in stores worldwide on December 10.
Question: Has anyone seen Bey's Ivy Park line in stores or on anyone who isn't a celebrity?
Reggaeton star Karol G did her best Beyoncé imitation when she tumbled down a flight of steps onstage during a show in Miami on Friday night.
It's no coincidence that Karol is sometimes referred to as the "The Beyoncé of Reggaeton."
The 30-year-old Medellin, Colombia singer is recovering after taking a nasty spill down the steps while performing "Ahora Me Llama" ("Now He Calls Me") at the FTX Arena in Miami.
A dancer rushed over to help her up. But, like Beyonce, Karol twirled her weave and continued the show.
Later, she broke down in tears while telling the crowd in Spanish: "All my nails broke, I think my knee broke. Everything hurts."
Karol was proud that she sold out the FTX arena for the first time ever.
Jason Koerner/Getty Images
You may not have heard of her, but Karol G has billions more views on YouTube than Beyoncé and Rihanna combined. She signed her first record deal after competing in the reality show "El Factor Xs."
Who can forget that video of Beyoncé taking a nasty spill onstage -- and nearly breaking the Internet back in the day.
This GIF is still in heavy rotation online, although Bey's team managed to scrub the video from the Internet.
In 2017, Karol G collaborated with Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny on the hit song "Ahora Me Llama." She won a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist in 2018. And in 2019, her song "Tusa" featuring Nicki Minaj went platinum.
Her "Tusa" music video racked up over 1.2 billion views on YouTube.
Is your mom kinder to her grandchild than she was with you? A new study says you're not imagining things.
Retired pop singer Beyonce (left) recalls the day her mom, Tina Lawson slapped the taste out of her mouth for ignoring her in a store.
"I was about 15 and the song was playing on the radio and I'm like 'Yeah!' and these guys were looking like 'Ooooh that's Beyoncé' and I thought I was hot. And she smacked the crap outta me in that store."
Tina said, "I don't care what song you have on the radio - you are my child. You do not disrespect me."
Tina is considerably kinder to her granddaughter, Blue Ivy, than she was with Beyonce.
According to a new study, biology is the main reason your mom is kinder and more patient with her grandchild than she was with you.
The research was conducted by author James Rilling, a professor of anthropology and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University in Atlanta.
Rilling discovered grandmothers showed significant neurological changes when they underwent brain scans with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
50 grandmothers participated in the study. They were shown pictures of their grandkids, their adult children, and a stranger.
When shown photos of their grandchildren, grandmothers had measurable brain activity and changes in blood flow when shown photos of their grandkids.
The pupils in their eyes also changed size when they saw a photo of their grandchild.
Their brain scans showed more cognitive empathy when looking at photos of their own child.
However, when looking at a grandchild, they showed stronger emotional empathy than they did with their own children.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Once again, Beyonce is not following anyone on Instagram. Her husband Jay Z deleted his IG page after just one day.
The 51-year-old rapper caused a minor frenzy when he joined the platform on Tuesday, but, despite amassing more than 2 million followers, his account was disabled.
During his brief time on Instagram, Jay only followed his wife Beyonce and she followed him back.
His first post featured a movie poster promoting the release of new Netflix western movie, The Harder They Fall.
The film features an all-Black cast, including Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole and Damon Wayans Jr.
Jay Z opened up about opening doors for other minorities in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October.
"I love to be a part of projects that widen the lens. Once it's widened for us, it's widened for Asians. For Mexicans. For everyone.
"[For years], one of the only things on public television was Westerns, every week, and we weren't represented in those at all. In fact, our characters were taken from us. The Lone Ranger was based on one of the characters from this film."
The "99 Problems" rapper serves as a producer for the film - which launched on Netflix this week - and he also produced the movie's soundtrack.
Beyonce's loyal fans say the only person she would ever follow on Instagram is Jesus.
They were wrong.
Jay Z has officially joined Instagram.
The 51-year-old "Dead Presidents" rapper launched his account on the social media platform this week and so far he only follows one page.
Jay - whose profile went live on Tuesday, Nov. 2, already has over 2.2 million followers, including his wife Beyonce. And she is the only person he follows back.
For his first post, the rap star shared a movie poster to promote his new Netflix western The Harder They Fall.
The father-of-5 serves as a producer for the film - which launched on the streaming platform on Wednesday. He also wrote the soundtrack.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
Sources say Jay Z should invest in the Bigen hair dye company since he is their biggest customer.
The rap OG reportedly wears a male unit (lacefront) and uses Bigen to dye his edges gray nearly every week.
They say he wears weave because he's vain and it's easier to conceal his gray hairs.
I guess it's too difficult to ask a narcissist to age gracefully.
Remember when a sighting of Beyonce and Jay Z caused pandemonium in the streets? Those days are over. Beyonce and Jay Z were spotted in Venice on Saturday, October 16, and no one even looked in their direction. Beyonce, 40, and Jay Z, 51, were in Italy to attend a friend's wedding.
MediaPunch / BACKGRID
Pregnant Eve Cooper and the cast of new ABC series "Queens" stopped by The View in New York City to promote the new series on Monday, Oct. 18.
MediaPunch / BACKGRID
Singer Brandy and the cast of new ABC series "Queens" stopped by The View in New York City to promote the new series on Monday, Oct. 18.
MediaPunch / BACKGRID
Actress Naturi Naughton and the cast of new ABC series "Queens" stopped by The View in New York City to promote the new series on Monday, Oct. 18.
DAME / BACKGRID
Reality TV star Angela Simmons enjoyed a sunny day on the beach in Miami, Florida, wearing a sexy multi-colored bikini. The 34-year-old single mom is the daughter of Joseph "Run" Simmons and the niece of Russell Simmons.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter finally got around to thanking her #BeyHive for their avalanche of birthday wishes on social media.
The mom-of-three thanked her loyal fans in a heartfelt message posted to her official website, Beyonce.com.
The middle-aged singer hit her 40th milestone on September 4, but waited until Thursday, Sept. 23, to address her most loyal devotees who sent their best wishes.
"As Virgo Season comes to an end, I hope my fellow Virgos had great birthdays," she wrote.
"I'm so thankful for every inspiring human who took the time to send me all the beautiful messages. I cried tears of joy and was covered in chilly bumps. Your VIDEOS, YOUR POSTS, YOUR countdowns, your playlists and your well wishes, I will cherish forever. I'm grateful to everyone involved, especially, the fans, for the time and level of detail it took to organize such beautiful tributes."
Image Press / BACKGRID
The "Halo" singer added:
"I admire and respect all of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. This is the first year that I really understand what it means to be alive and to live in the moment. It's the first time that I have an understanding of how fragile life truly is, how hard life can be at times, and therefore how important it is to stop and smell the roses during the good times.
"I thought I knew that at 21 or 30... but I didn't.
"The more mature I become, the more I understand and the deeper my joy grows. There's a freedom and liberation knowing that I've made it to the other side of my sacrifice. I'm finally giving myself permission to enjoy the seeds I've worked so hard to plant my whole life."
The "Lion King" star, pictured with daughter, Blue Ivy, then turned her attention to people who believe life is over at 40, stating, "This has absolutely been the best I've felt in my life. I'm so grateful to be GROWN, GROWN!"
She also addressed rumors that she is older than her stated age:
"Most of y'all met me when I was 15, and we have grown up together. You bring soooo much joy into my life. I hope my art can continue to bring a little joy into yours. I Love You Deep Deep Deep Deep Deep."
Beyonce's new track "Be Alive" will close out Will Smith's new biopic, King Richard.
The song will play during the end credits for the film, in which Smith plays tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams' father.
"Be Alive" was co-written by the "Run the World" singer and DIXSON specifically for the film.
READ ALSO: HBO Max releases trailer for ‘King Richard’ starring Will Smith
King Richard premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado over the weekend. It will hit cinemas and HBO Max on November 19.
"Be Alive" is reportedly the title track off Beyonce's 7th studio album, set for release sometime during the first quarter of 2022.
While the pop singer is yet to confirm an official release date for her new album, she has said "I've been in the studio for a year and a half."
The mother-of-three celebrated her 40th birthday on Sept. 4, and is officially middle-aged.
Beyonce rose to prominence in the 1980s as an original member of R&B quartet Destiny's Child, consisting of her rumored half-sister Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett.