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Jeff Bezos Considers Bid for NFL Team, With Jay-Z

Snyder, facing several investigations, is under pressure to sell Washington Commanders

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos doesn't own an NFL team, but that could change. One day after the current owner of the Washington Commanders retained Bank of America to look into a sale, Bezos is preparing a bid for the team with Jay-Z, the Financial Times reports. The Amazon founder reportedly is...

Beyoncé Is Fourth Woman to Wear Famous Diamond

She wears iconic Tiffany diamond in new campaign for Tiffany & Co.

(Newser) - Beyoncé has joined diplomat's wife Mary Whitehouse, Audrey Hepburn, and Lady Gaga in a very exclusive club. For a new Tiffany & Co. ad campaign, the singer became the fourth person—and the first Black woman—to wear the famous 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, CNN reports. The gem, found...

Here Is Your 2021 Rock Hall of Fame Class

Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go's headed to Cleveland on first try

(Newser) - Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, and the Go-Go's were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, reports the AP , leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland...

More Ladies Get the Nod for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It's 'the most gender-inclusive ballot' yet: Billboard

(Newser) - The Foo Fighters and Jay-Z could be destined for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The acts are two of 16 nominated Wednesday for entrance into the rock hall in 2021. Seven of the acts feature women, making this "the most gender-inclusive...

Blue Ivy Gets a Big Nod, Like Mom and Dad Before Her

8-year-old follows in Beyonce, Jay-Z's footsteps with Grammy nomination, for 'Brown Skin Girl'

(Newser) - Blue Ivy Carter is an official Grammy nominee. When the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2021 Grammys last month, Beyonce scored a nomination for best music video for "Brown Skin Girl," for which Ivy Carter is credited as a featured artist. The 8-year-old's name didn'...

Blue Ivy's 'DIY Experiment' Is a Hand-Washing PSA

Celeb daughter illustrates the importance with a bowl of water and pepper

(Newser) - The latest celebrity name out with a coronavirus PSA is actually the child of celebs. Blue Ivy Carter, the 8-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, illustrates the importance of hand-washing in a video posted by her grandmother Tina Knowles, reports Billboard . After sprinkling pepper into a bowl of water, Blue...

Jay-Z Sues Again: Life in Miss. Prison Is 'Barbaric'

Suit describes 'nonexistent' health care, food tainted with rat feces at Parchman in Mississippi

(Newser) - The reported last words of an inmate who died by suicide at Mississippi State Penitentiary last month were, "I'm tired of this s---. They don't care about me or my food." Now, 152 inmates are suing the state's only maximum-security prison for men, known as...

Rappers Take Action After 5 Die in Mississippi Prisons

Jay-Z and Yo Gotti are suing on behalf of 29 inmates

(Newser) - Five inmates have died in Mississippi's prisons since Dec. 29, and now two rappers are suing the state over the deaths. Specifically, Jay-Z and Yo Gotti filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of 29 of the state's inmates, who say correctional officials aren't doing enough to...

Colin Kaepernick's GF on Jay-Z's NFL Deal: 'Disgusting'

'Disgusting and disappointing,' says radio DJ Nessa

(Newser) - Jay-Z's Roc Nation announced a huge deal this week with the NFL, a "long-term partnership" in which the rapper's company will be taking on the role of "official live music entertainment strategists," offering advice on Super Bowl performances and working on "the production and...

Jay-Z and John Fogerty Drop Out of Woodstock 50
Woodstock 50
Loses a Headliner

Woodstock 50 Loses a Headliner

Jay-Z pulls out of troubled festival, still scheduled for next month

(Newser) - Jay-Z has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place. The rap king will no longer close the three-day festival scheduled for Aug. 16-18, a person familiar with the situation told the AP on Friday, speaking on condition of...

She Took Jay-Z's Drink Order. Then Came the Death Threats

Nicole Curran says misinterpreted look on Bey's face at NBA game led to 'cyberbullying'

(Newser) - Cyberbullying over a citrus slice? That's what Nicole Curran is claiming after an incident at an NBA Finals game Wednesday that she says led to death threats and the deletion of her Instagram account. ESPN reports that Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, had been...

Hip-Hop Has Its First Billionaire
Hip-Hop Has Its First Billionaire

Hip-Hop Has Its First Billionaire

It's Jay-Z

(Newser) - Forbes estimates that Jay-Z's fortune now "conservatively totals $1 billion," which is notable for a couple reasons: He's one of just "a handful" of those in showbiz who have become billionaires—and the first ever in the realm of hip-hop. (As Billboard explains, Dr....

These Are the 6 Richest Celebs in the US

George Lucas tops Forbes' annual list

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the wealthiest celebrities in the US, and the top four are billionaires. The two people tied for the No. 5 spot with net worths of $900 million each, however, are both notable: Kylie Jenner is on track to become the youngest...

Beyonce, Jay-Z Drop Surprise Album
Beyonce, Jay-Z
Drop Surprise Album

Beyonce, Jay-Z Drop Surprise Album

And 'Everything Is Love' isn't all love, especially if you're the Grammys

(Newser) - Out of the blue, Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped a joint album that's being described as both unexpected and long-rumored, reports Pitchfork . But Everything Is Love is not all sunshine and rainbows from the duo now going by The Carters, particularly for the Grammys (where Jay-Z went 0-8 at the...

After 5 Months of Delays, Jay-Z Will Have to Face SEC

Judge says he must answer questions in financial probe

(Newser) - Jay-Z's busy schedule as he prepares for global tour got a little busier Tuesday when a New York judge said he must spend a day answering questions from the Securities and Exchange Commission in a financial probe of a company he sold his Rocawear apparel brand to over a...

George Zimmerman Arraigned on Stalking Charge

Zimmerman is accused of threatening an investigator for a film on Trayvon Martin

(Newser) - Authorities say George Zimmerman threatened a private investigator working for a documentary filmmaker. Per the AP , court records show Zimmerman was issued a summons for a May 30 arraignment on a charge of misdemeanor stalking. A sheriff's report says the investigator contacted Zimmerman in September on behalf of Michael...

Beyonce Got the Old Band Back Together

Destiny's Child, Jay-Z help star light up Coachella

(Newser) - Beyonce hit Coachella on Saturday night—hard. The music festival's first black woman headliner reunited Destiny's Child, bringing out former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams in a two-hour tour de force of their hits that included "Say My Name," "Lose My Breath," and...

Jay-Z, Beyonce Pay Homage to 1973 Film in Tour Promo

'On the Run II' promo apparently a shoutout to Senegalese movie called 'Touki Bouki'

(Newser) - Film buffs may perk up at seeing the new video clip for Beyonce and Jay-Z's "On the Run II" tour, released Monday. Nestled in the 45-second video (and also used as a promotional still for the tour) is a shot of the couple on a motorcycle adorned with...

Now It's Trump vs. Jay-Z
Now It's Trump vs. Jay-Z

Now It's Trump vs. Jay-Z

President fires back after hiphop icon calls him a 'superbug' over 'shithole' comment

(Newser) - The subject in President Trump's Sunday morning Twitter crosshairs is somewhat less than likely: Jay-Z, reports Politico . He tweeted : "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" The back-and-forth started Saturday night,...

Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells...

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