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Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted after dining at separate restaurants on the West Coast. Beyonce wore a white face mask as she was seen exiting Nobu after having lunch with her daughter Blue Ivy in Malibu. Don't Bey and Blue wear the best lacefront wigs that many can buy?

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Meanwhile, Beyonce's husband Jay Z was seen leaving Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica later that night. The retired rapper rocked a black velvet bomber jacket, shorts, and white shoes paired with a blue cap as he stepped out for a dinner with friends.
 

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Rihanna was a vision of loveliness in a colorful island-Inspired summer tunic which she wore over denim cutoffs at Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills.
 

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Reality TV star and Instagram model Draya Michele showed off her shapely legs as she and her current boyfriend, Tyrod Taylor enjoyed a lunch date at Nobu in Malibu. Tyrod is news worthy because he plays quarterback for the LA Chargers NFL team. The happy couple was spotted at a nearby gas station where Tyrod is pictured pumping gas while flirting with his curvy girlfriend Draya. Shortly afterward, they arrived for lunch at Nobu, where Beyonce and her daughter, Blue Ivy were lunching. Draya rocked an ensemble from the House of CB that includes a brown spaghetti strap top with a tight turquoise mini skirt which she matched with a pair of brown ankle strap heels.
 

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Lala Anthony grabbed lunch with a friend at Cipriani restaurant in New York City. Lala was all smiles as she took selfies of her male friend. After lunch, the gentleman walked her to her waiting Uber.
 

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Kylie Jenner looked cool in a technicolor body suit as she stepped out for dinner with friends and sister Kendall Jenner at Nobu in West Hollywood. Kylie's SUV was almost struck by a car during an auto accident while she was inside the restaurant, according to BACKGRID.com.
 

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Lil' Kim looked gorgeous in blue as she posed for photos after leaving the Barclays Center where she performed at halftime for the Brooklyn Nets.

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Legendary hip-hop artist Melle Mel explained why he said old skool rapper Jay Z is "overrated".

Mel clarified his statement that Jay Z, 51, is overrated during a sit-down interview with VladTV this week.

"I think a lot of rappers are overrated. Yeah," said Mel, before adding that guys like Jay Z quickly forget where they came from.

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"[T]he main problem I have with dudes like that, with a lot of these dudes, when you made it, you made it. Now you out. Forget the street guy act. You're not street like that. I'm not even a street guy, I'm a hood n***a. I'm not a street n***a 'cause I know I'm not gon' be out on the street like that. And then, to take it a step further, these guys live in the big houses, they live in the best neighborhoods, there ain't no street dudes around, but you're gonna have this street dude thinking that being on the street is the right thing to do and the right person to be? You gotta give the people that's left in the hood something to hold onto to make it out of the hood."

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Mel said Jay Z and other rappers promote a system to keep Black kids down in the 'hood while rappers move to the suburbs.

"A lot of this hip-hop sh*t made the ghetto permanent. You ain't supposed to stay there like that. That's why I say a lot of them is overrated because what they're doing is they're selling a product and then after the product is sold, now they're still thinking they got product to sell. And they don't. You live a nice life. Their kids are never going to see the inside of a jail or the inside of a public school, thank god."

Watch Melle Mel's interview below.
 

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter and her husband, rapper Jay Z, attended a Grammys after party at Di Girogio Baldi restaurant after she made Grammy history as the winningest woman on Sunday night.

Beyonce almost triggered a cancel culture meltdown on social media when she arrived at the restaurant without a face covering.

California still has draconian Covid-19 restrictions such as face mask mandates in place -- and violation can result in a fine of $1,000.

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When someone reminded Beyonce of the face mask laws, she covered her mouth and nose with her hand -- as her frantic assistant rushed to get her a mask.

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The assistant helped Beyonce put on her face mask because Jay Z refused to let go of her hand. How adorable is that?

The 39-year-old fashion plate wore a custom silver metallic Burberry ensemble featuring nail head mesh embroidery, a crystal-embellished corset bodice and a matching head wrap with a sheer veil covering her face, according to PEOPLE.

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Beyoncé paired the metallic outfit with platform heels and over 50 carats of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.

Her husband, 51, dressed casually in a black hoodie, a black trench coat and sunglasses.

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Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles-Lawson heaped praise on her son-in-law, rapper Jay Z, calling him a "true man" in a gushing open letter.

Tina, 67, shared the letter to Instagram after it was announced that the "Empire State of Mind" rap star had sold 50 per cent of his champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, to luxury goods company LVMH's Moet Hennessy.

"Jay I salute you and your Latest venture," Tina wrote.

"You are a bad ass brother and I hope that you continue to pave the way for others like you have in the past!! And I have seen such extreme kindness and generosity so many times that people don't even know anything about! You are a true man who has admitted publicly when you've made mistakes in a very brave and classy way! You have in turn influenced the Culture of Young Black Men. You are a Bad Ass brother. I love you so much!!"

She added: "One thing that I’ve noticed about Jay is that he doesn't let what people say bully him into not doing the things that he knows are right."

Tina's open letter sparked rumors that her marriage to actor Richard Lawson is on the rocks. Intuitive social media users noted she referred to Jay Z as a "true man" -- perhaps a dig at her husband?

In a video shared on Instagram, Tina films herself standing perilously close to the edge of a cliff, just feet above rushing water crashing onto jagged rocks.

Tina, who has not had much success with men, captioned the video:

"On the rocks in Big Sur in my Ivy Park coat. Richard IS NOT trying to climb out on those rocks like me . He said NOTHANKYOU !!! we are really social distancing!"

But others noted that Richard, 73, didn't seem to care how close his wife was standing to the cliff's edge. In fact, he seems distracted by his cell phone and is not even watching to make sure she is safe. He's standing at least 20 feet behind her.

Questions: 1. Do you think a "true man" would show more concern for his wife's safety? 2. Do you think the "true man" line was a dig at Richard?
 


 

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Beyonce shared personal photos of her 9-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Sir and Rumi in a Valentine's Day post on social media.

The 40-year-old singer posted photos of herself dressed for a night out on the town with her husband, rapper Jay Z, 52.

Beyonce wore a red leather miniskirt (retail $990) with white button-down blouse, which she paired with a matching crystal-embellished belt (retail $506) and pearl-studded pumps.

She accessorized with Alexander McQueen's "The Story" handbag (retail $2,890) and a pair of Valentino logo sunglasses (retail $355).

As usual, the mom-of-3 and stepmom of 2 didn't caption her post - having nothing to say to her loyal fans.

Once known as the hottest chick in the game, Beyonce's body still looks good for her age. She earned high praise from some of her 165 million followers on Instagram.

"Wow BEY YOU BLESSED US," gushed one follower.

Another wrote: "PERFECTION!"

And a third fan asked Bey to hire him as her stylist.
 

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Jay Z's nephew Nahziah Carter will pursue a pro basketball career following his suspension from the Washington Huskies men's basketball team after two students accused him of rape.

"I don't take these allegations lightly," Huskies men's coach Mike Hopkins said after speaking with his star athlete last Wednesday.

Carter was accused of sexual misconduct by two students, but he was suspended only after the 2nd student came forward. He was never charged.

The two students reported Carter to UW's Title IX office in early October. On Oct. 15, the Huskies announced Carter was suspended form all team activities for violating the school's intercollegiate athletics student code.

At the time, Hopkins said: "Hopefully he can come back. If not, it will be a huge loss for us."

After two unsuccessful appeals, Carter's suspension was finalized on December 2. Two days later, he announced he was leaving school to pursue a professional basketball career, according to the Seattle Times.

"It wouldn't be appropriate for me or somebody in my position to be talking about an university issue," Hopkins said. "There is a process and we had to let the process play out."

He continued: "As the leader of this program, I hold myself and our student-athletes to the highest standards on and off the court, and we hold ourselves to those standards. For that reason, Naz is no longer a part of this program."

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Rap mogul Jay Z, 51, was a father figure to his sister's sons. He often rapped about them in his songs. His nephew, Colleek D. Luckie, died in a car accident while driving a Chrysler 300, a graduation present from Jay Z. The aging rapper blamed himself for his nephew's death.

In his track "Sweet," Jay Z raps:

"And still there's pain/ If I would have grew up to be a doctor, my nephew would have grew up to do the same/ But since I grew up through the game, and my influence is the same/ And my therapy is music, they ask if you ashamed."

Carter, a 6-foot-6 senior guard who averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds last season, is expected to play overseas in Australia.

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Faizon Love doubled down on his criticism of semi-retired rap mogul Jay Z. In a new interview with DJ Vlad, the rotund actor took another jab at his favorite target, calling the father-of-5 a "fake drug dealer" and "a puppet."

Love, 52, implied that Jay Z's drug kingpin pretense throughout his career led to young rappers being killed in the streets today.

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"Jay Z creates this drug dealing lord. I'm a drug dealer, I'm a drug lord. These kids are like, 'We gotta do it, too' to be like Jay Z. Not knowing that this is all made up sh*t," Love said.

The actor said Jay Z's former drug partner, Dehaven, was the real drug kingpin while Jay Z was "eating chips."

"Dehaven knows the truth," said Faizon. "Listen to me. I heard one dude say, 'Jay-Z had so much money, drawers full of money.' If he had so much money why does he have to go to [Kareem] Biggs [Burke] to start a record company? Just go start it yourself. All the money's yours."

Vlad cut to a clip that shows Dehaven stuttering when Vlad asked him about Jay Z's role in the drug organization. Dehaven never mentioned any particular role Jay Z played in the drug game.

"That's why I was like ohh, this n***a is a puppet," said Love. "Can you imagine Jay Z fighting somebody in the streets? Somebody slap him, take his cocaine, what he gon' do?"

Love imitated Jay Z crying into an imaginary phone: "'Hey, they got my cocaine, Dehaven.' No, you gotta go to work!"
 

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Newcomer actor Cedric Joe has landed the coveted role of Emmett Till in the limited series Women of the Movement, produced by Jay Z and Will Smith.

The six-episode series, set to premiere in 2021, will revolve around Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her teenage son following his murder in the mid-1950s.

The 14-year-old Chicago native was killed by members of the KKK while vacationing with his family in Mississippi.

His brutal death prompted Mamie to launch the Civil Rights Movement as we know it today.

Joe, who will also appear in the upcoming Space Jam revamp, A New Legacy, won the role of Till following a nationwide search to find a young African-American actor who could embody the tragic character.

Adrienne Warren will play Till's mother and Niecy Nash co-stars as Alma, the boy's grandmother.

Women of the Movement is inspired by Devery S. Anderson's book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement.

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Jay Z has been named "chief visionary officer" of a major new weed company.

The semi-retired rapper recently announced he was launching his own marijuana line, Monogram, with the brand Caliva.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, bosses at Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. announced they had agreed to a deal with Caliva execs and Jay Z to create a new vertically integrated weed company to be named TPCO Holding Corp - with the former drug dealer set to serve as its Chief Visionary Officer.

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In a press release, the "99 Problems" rapper said he would also use his role to reform America's criminal justice system and help those convicted of weed-related offenses by providing training and job placements.

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"Although we know we can't fully redeem the injustices created by the 'war on drugs', we can help shape a brighter and inclusive future,” explained Jay Z (pictured in 2008). "The brands we build will pave a new path forward for a legacy rooted in equity, access, and justice. We're creating something people can trust and we're investing in our future, our people, and our communities."

TPCO also boasts Jay's Roc Nation labelmates Rihanna and Meek Mill as shareholders, with the stars "leveraging unparalleled cultural influence" to get other famous names on board.

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A Chicago woman is behind bars after she boarded a plane without a ticket to meet Beyonce's husband, Jay Z.

Yaazmina Payton, 23, was able to slip past airport security at two checkpoints and board an American Airlines flight to LAX without a ticket.

A witness at O'Hare International Airport alerted security when she observed Payton duck under the ropes at the boarding door.

Payton was charged with felony criminal trespass, according to the Chicago Tribune.

She told police she planned to fly to Los Angeles to meet the 50-year-old semi-retired rapper.

Payton's court-appointed attorney said his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder, and was suffering an emotional break when she illegally boarded the plane.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has launched an investigation into the security lapses at the airport that enabled Payton to get on the plane without detection.