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Beyonce and Jay Z took a stroll down memory lane by posing in front of the same elevator where Solange Knowles decked him 8 years ago.

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Beyonce and Jay Z returned to the scene of the crime this week for a photo op, probably to promote her new album Renaissance, which is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The photo shows Beyonce with the same blank facial expression as the night her sister violently attacked her husband.

She rocks a black sequined bodysuit with matching gloves, while Jay Z wears a white tailored suit. He stands with his hands in his pockets, looking miserable, as if he still has nightmares about the beat down.

The incident occurred in 2014 after the trio attended the Met Gala and returned to the Standard Hotel for an after party in the Boom Boom Room in New York City.

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Surveillance video obtained by TMZ shows an out-of-control Solange wildly attacking her brother-in-law as Beyonce looks on with a blank expression on her face.

In a statement to NBC News, the hotel said the individual who sold the video to TMZ for a reported $250,000 was terminated "for breaching the security policies of the hotel and recording the confidential CCTV video released by TMZ."

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Meek Mill reportedly left Jay Z's Roc Nation management after seeing little to no growth in his rap music career in 10 years.

Meek Mill and Roc Nation have agreed to part ways after 10 years, according to Billboard magazine.

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Jay-Z (right) signed the then-aspiring rapper to a management deal in 2012. Roc Nation offered young Meek an opportunity to launch of his own record label imprint, Dream Chasers Records distributed by Atlantic Records. But Meek's albums have all struggled to sell.

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Meek Mill hinted at a growing rift between himself, Jay Z and Atlantic Records after his fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, was released on October 1, 2021.

"They didn't put nothing into expensive pain and then said I can't drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100's of millions," he complained in a tweet, "how can anybody survive that ... most rappers can't speak because they depend on these companies I don't," he wrote, before accusing Atlantic Records of ruining his relationship with fellow rapper Roddy Ricch.

Expensive Pain peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. It sold barely 95,000 downloads and 10,000 in pure albums sales.

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Residents of the housing projects where rap mogul Jay Z grew up in Brooklyn, NY, say his latest endeavor is just a waste of their time.

He often reminisces about his humble beginnings and drug dealings in his rap songs.

"Where I'm from, Marcy son, ain't nothing nice," he raps in "Where I'm From."

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He used to return to the projects bearing gifts for the younger residents, but he has since stopped, says a resident.

Now Jay Z has come up with a new venture - the Bitcoin Academy - a 12-week series of free "financial literacy" courses to teach low-income Marcy residents how to trade in Bitcoin.

The course will start at a time when Bitcoin investors have lost nearly $2.7 trillion since November 2021. Bitcoin crashed below $26,000 this week and is currently priced at $20,582.44 per coin.

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After residents complete the course, they will receive a small amount of bitcoin worth around $20-$25 in their own digital wallets.

Most Marcy residents weren't aware of the bitcoin classes when a reporter dropped by on Wednesday afternoon.

A Twitter user posted an image of Bitcoin Academy flyers that were tossed in a pile on the floor in one building.

"This is how Jay Z's Bitcoin Academy is being distributed in Marcy Ps... Just throwing it in the lobby... lol," @Coach_HugginsJr wrote in the caption.

Nyashia Figueroa, a 24-year-old resident, agreed to speak with a reporter from The Guardian. She said Jay Z's Bitcoin Academy was a waste of the residents' time.

"Half the people that's going to go to that class, probably just going to go to the class for the $25 that you get," she said. "The other half of the people, they'll probably take what they learn and forget it down the line."

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Figueroa said the classes show how out of touch Jay Z is with his people.

"If you want to do something, fix this place up," she said. "We have a basketball court with no hoops. Our parks is broken up in here. He should be doing more for his community, not no Bitcoin Academy."

She added: "The only thing I could say he really did for us was the Christmas stuff. Every Christmas he would come around and he would give out free toys to the kids or like pocketbooks, perfumes and little MP3 players. That was good; the bitcoin ain't."

She continued: "He stopped coming around, and then it was just his mother that was coming around for a long period of time. And now I don't even know if they do it any more. This is where he rep he's from and all that, but he don't do nothing for us."

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Jay Z embarrassed his adorable daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, during a father-daughter outing at Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals series between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on Monday, June 13.

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The Internet couldn't get enough of Jay Z bonding with his oldest daughter at court side. At one point, she looked embarrassed and pushed his arm away as he leaned over to kiss her cheek. "Not my hair," she told him.

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The 10-year-old is at that awkward stage, transitioning from tomboy to womanhood.

She wore a black biker jacket with black sweatpants and throwback Air Jordan sneakers. She accessorized with what looked like one of her mom, Beyonce's custom curly wigs, lip gloss and gold hoop earrings.

The Internet couldn't get enough of the cuteness!

"When you just casually tell THE Jay-Z to chillllllll with all that PDA. Blue been hilarious," one Twitter user wrote.

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A new bill in New York state will prevent song lyrics from being used as evidence against rappers in court.

The New York State Senate passed the "Rap Music On Trial" bill which prevents song lyrics from being used to convict rappers in criminal cases.

The bill was supported by rappers such as Jay Z and Fat Joe who signed their names on a letter endorsing the legislation.

The bill prevents prosecutors from using violent and misogynistic lyrics to convict rappers and other defendants.

Supporters of the bill argued that rap music was referred to as an "autobiographical journal" by one prosecutor.

Supporters also said the usage of rap lyrics disproportionately affected Black and Latino people.

"Rap should not be treated differently from any other art form," said Senator Jamaal Bailey (D-The Bronx). "Yet in courtrooms across the country, artists have been unfairly targeted for simply exercising their right to creative expression."

Bailey argued that prosecutors should not presume a defendant's guilt based on the stories he tells through violent rap lyrics.

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Rapper Young Thug sits in a Georgia jail cell, following his arrest for RICO violations and criminal gang activity in Atlanta. The Fulton County prosecutor used his rap lyrics against him in a 56-count indictment.

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A singer/songwriter recalled intimate details of her "super tight" relationship with rap mogul Jay Z back in the day.

Muni Long (pronounced "money long") discussed her and Jay Z's relationship during an interview on The Breakfast Club.

Muni, born Priscilla Renea Hamilton, said she met Jay Z in 2011 and they recorded sessions together in the studio.

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"So we started together... He moved from NY to LA," she told Angela Yee. Muni said she eventually moved out to L.A., and they recorded songs including "California King Bed" together.

The 33-year-old singer, who is married to Masimba Chibanda, chose her words carefully.

"We used to be super tight and then you grow apart," she said.

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DJ Khaled was honored with his own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 11.

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The 46-year-old music producer and rapper was joined by close pals Fat Joe, Jay Z, Sean "Puffy" Combs and Khaled's son, Asahd, 5.

Khaled and his wife Nicole Tuck also share 2-year-old son Alealam.

Khaled wore an orange suit with matching Nike sneakers. His pals were dressed in black.

Khaled began his career as a DJ in Florida in the 1990s. He received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "I'm the One."

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Jay Z, 52, attended the ceremony without his wife, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 41. They have never been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Beyonce's former group Destiny's Child got a Star back in 2006.

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Saweetie made a spectacular entrance at Jay Z's Oscar Awards after-party at the famed Chateau Marmont on Sunday night.

The 28-year-old rapper showed up at the star-studded after-party wearing a black cut out frock that left nothing to the imagination.

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Saweetie also showed up at Elton John's Oscars viewing party and the Vanity Fair after-party at the Wallis Anneberg Center, wearing a cut out, floor length number.

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Photographers and male guests jockeyed for position to watch Saweetie stroll in.

Her final stop of the evening left tongues wagging and eyes watering. Saweetie had switched to a different knock out dress with plunging neckline to make sure she was seen at Jay Z's bash.

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According to DailyMail.com, Saweetie struggled to hold the thin fabric of her frock together to avoid giving Jay Z's guests an eyeful of her ample assets.

Female guests whispered that Saweetie was lucky Beyonce wasn't there with her husband.

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Saweetie flung a jacket around her shoulders in an attempt to cover up some skin and maintain her respectability. She was not nominated for any Oscar awards, but Twitter users say she should've been.

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Black Twitter refuses to support Kanye West during his battle with ex Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson.

Black Twitter turned their backs on Kanye when Davidson dragged him on social media this weekend. The 28-year-old SNL comic taunted the 44-year-old father of four by sharing an Instagram photo that showed him in bed with Kim.

Davidson told Kanye to "stop being a little internet bitch boy" in a tense text exchange that was leaked on Sunday.

When Kanye asked Pete for his location, the comedian replied that he was "in bed with your wife."

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Meanwhile, Kim, 41, responded to Kanye's allegations that she won't allow him to see their four children.

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A frustrated Kim responded to Kanye, saying, "Please stop with this narrative, you were just here this morning picking up the kids for school."

Kanye posted a photo of 8-year-old daughter North West's backpack with an alien pin on it.

"This was on my daughters back pack when I was 'allowed' to see her last week. This is why I go so hard for my family I am wired to protect my family at all cost As the priest of my home Don't worry Northy God is still alive [sic]."

Some Black Twitter members called out Kanye's celebrity pals and demanded to know why Jay Z, Beyonce, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj aren't supporting him.

"Kanye's "friends" still aren't publicly backing him? Makes me sick. #JayZ #Beyonce #Rihanna #Nicki ALL are in positions to speak the F**K up for him. Man until they do... f**k em. HELP YOUR BROTHER. F**K."

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But not everyone agreed.

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Jay Z is using his substantial influence to reform the criminal justice system for rappers who go on trial in New York.

The 51-year-old rap mogul has joined forces with other rap activists to end the unfair practice of using harmful lyrics against rappers in court.

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Rappers typically glorify murder, violence, drug dealing, prostitution and burglary in their rap lyrics. But most of them don't live that life when they leave the recording studios.

According to Rolling Stone, Jay Z, government name Shawn Carter, has teamed up with Meek Mill, Big Sean, Fat Joe, Robin Thicke, Kelly Rowland, and Yo Gotti to urge lawmakers to sign and support the "Rap Music on Trial" bill.

The rappers argue that rather than acknowledge rap music as a form of artistic expression, police and prosecutors interpret rap lyrics literally. They say the tactic gives prosecutors "a dangerous advantage in the courtroom."

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"This is an issue that's important to [Jay-Z] and all the other artists that have come together to try to bring about this change," Alex Spiro, Jay-Z's lawyer, told Rolling Stone. "This is a long time coming. Mr. Carter is from New York, and if he can lend his name and his weight, that's what he wants to do."

Rolling Stone reports the bill passed through the New York Senate Codes Committee on Tuesday. The bill is headed to a full vote on the Senate floor.

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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.

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Black Twitter clowned rapper Future Hendrix for making dubious claims about his rival, rap icon Jay Z. The father-of-6 compared his success to Jay Z, saying he can get Ye, formerly Kanye West, to pull up at a moment's notice.

Future also bragged that he will earn a billion dollars before Jigga -- who needed his wife to reach that financial milestone.

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The 32-year-old rapper tweeted: "I'm the only one can get YE [Kanye West] to pull up whenever wherever..tuh. Everything I do legendary or it want get done. Tuh."

In his last tweet, he wrote: "In the streets im bigger then jigga. Ima run me a B up easy [sic]."


 
Black Twitter disagreed with Future's boasts.

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Many grew up listening to 52-year-old Jay Z's classic songs that are as relevant today as the day they dropped.

Others noted that Jay is a good father to his children by Beyoncé.

One person asked Future: "But are you bigger than Russell Wilson in your son's life?" in reference to the son he fathered with retired singer Ciara Wilson, wife of the Seahawks quarterback.

Another person wrote: "Bro you fell off."

While a third user tweeted: "You were never on."

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Roc Nation singer, Maeta, was bitten by a snake while filming a music video this week. The 21-year-old "Habits" singer shared a video clip of her scary moment on Instagram and Twitter.

She captioned the clip: "What I go through to make videos for y'all." In a follow-up post, she wrote: "never again."

In the video, the R&B singer lay on the floor while 2 exotic snakes slithered on her chest. One of the snakes mistook her for a warm furry mouse -- a snake's preferred meal -- and bit her on the chin.

Maeta screamed and threw the reptile off of her. The SoundCloud singer signed to Jay-Z's label back in April.

Domestic pet snakes typically only bite humans when they feel threatened or they are mistreated (abused) by their handlers.

Meata released her debut EP "Do Not Disturb" in 2019 and "Habits" in May of this year.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.