Beyonce thanked her loyal #BeyHive for not downloading bootleg copies of her Renaissance album which leaked in Europe 2 days ago.

In posts on her social media pages, Beyonce wrote:

"So, the album leaked, and you all actually waited until the proper release time so you all can enjoy it together. I've never seen anything like it. I can't thank ya'll enough for your love and protection. I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me. Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient. We are going to take our time and enjoy the music. I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy. I love you deep."

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles told Entertainment Tonight that Bey put two years of sweat and tears into the Renaissance project.

Renaissance is the first of three projects Beyonce plans to release this year.

"I'm very, very excited," Lawson said. "I just posted recently that I really miss her singing, and I do. I'm as excited as everybody else. I can't wait for you guys to hear it. She put two years of love into this. Many, many nights all night working. So, I can't wait for the world to hear it."

Renaissance is Beyonce's first album since 2016's classic Lemonade. The 16-track project features collaborations with Grace Jones, Drake and Nigerian singer Tems.

Listen to the Renaissance stream below.

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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.

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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.
 
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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]."

 

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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."

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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.
 

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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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Tina Knowles-Lawson took to social media this weekend to plead for her daughter, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's right to claim her Black heritage.

The 39-year-old singer was widely criticized for "appropriating Black culture" in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The album, which is based on her poorly received 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

After Beyonce dressed in traditional African garb in her album promo, fans took to social media to remind the mother-of-three that she is not African.

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When a few BeyHive fans defended their queen Bey, Tina thanked them for standing up for her child.

"Thank you I could not have said it better," Tina wrote. "It's really sad that the women who shout the loudest the 'protect the black woman' that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up!"

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The 66-year-old retired fashion designer went on to explain how her daughter was taught as a young girl to uplift other women up, not tear them down: "Her work is to change the narrative! To show that we did not start off as slaves, but that we were kings and queens before we were forced into slavery."

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After pleading with fans to "examine your heart and really take a look at what your motive is and what it's fueled by."

"How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black?" said Tina, whose mixed race heritage includes French, Native American, African, Jewish American, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry.

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"She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up," Tina concluded.

Beyonce's album Black Is King debuts on July 31st.
 

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Tiffany Haddish revealed the list of lavish gifts she received from celebrity guests who attended her bat mitzvah ceremony last year. The most extravagant gifts came from Beyonce's mom, Tina Lawson, and singer Barbara Streisand.

During an appearance on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Girls Trip star dished about how she studied the faith before her star-studded bat mitzvah.

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She said Tina Lawson gave her a beautiful Bible. "Ms. Tina gave me the most beautiful Bible with this cross on it and everything, and I was like, is she trying to say, 'Hey! You know you black, right?"

Kimmel, 52, who is Catholic, teased Haddish. "Beyonce's mother sent you a Bible with a crucifix on it for your bat mitzvah?"

"But it had diamonds on the crucifix, though," Haddish said. "So, I read from that and the Torah every day. I read from both. They start out the same."

Even though Streisand couldn't be there in person, she sent Haddish a diamond necklace with a Jewish star on it.

"I'm embarrassed because I got you the same present, except without diamonds in it," Kimmel said.

Haddish joked, "Yeah, you did. No diamonds. But Imma wear it! Imma wear it when I work out and go to places where I don't want people to feel like I'm flossing'."
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ciara Wilson was among the fashionable stars attending the 2019 Beautycon Festival in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 11. The part-time singer and homemaker attended the 2-day convention that welcomed makeup artists, beauty bloggers, social media influencers, entrepreneurs and celebrities to connect, shop and discuss all things beauty-related. BeautyCon featured more than 150 brands, panels and special performances.

Some of the highlights from BeautyCon included an interview with Beyonce's mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, who showed off her svelte new figure! Ms. Tina, pictured here with actress Marsai Martin, says granddaughter Blue Ivy is a budding makeup artist.

"I've bought Blue so many makeup kits, much to her dad's dismay!" she revealed to ET. She admitted that fathers like JAY-Z "don't like that." "But it's just for playtime. We have fun!"

Kelly Rowland told ET that rumors about a Destiny's Child reunion was "news to me, just as much as it was to you! I was like, 'Oh! My god, a tour is happening! Someone call me.'"

Kelly said she’s just too busy to hit the road with Beyonce and her massive entourage. "Everybody's supportive of each other's personal ventures right now," she said. "If it were to happen, I would want it to be a surprise. I feel like we know so much now. News is right at your fingertips and sometimes it's very bad journalism! Shame on you, whoever reported that."

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Singer Maxwell, 45, dropped to one knee for a mock proposal to Tina Knowles-Lawson, 65, who is happily married to veteran actor Richard Lawson, 71.

Maxwell and Mrs. Knowles-Lawson were among the well-heeled stars attending the 2019 National Cares Mentoring Gala in New York City on Monday.

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Blue Ivy Carter told off her grandmother Tina Lawson for taking video inside an opulent theater in Paris, France. Beyonce's mom took the singer's six-year-old daughter to a theater in Paris on Wednesday night, and secretly took a video to show her Instagram followers what the inside of the theater looked like, while waiting for the seats to fill up.

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