Beyoncé & JAY-Z Diss the Grammys, Spotify & the Super Bowl on “Everything Is Love”




Beyoncé and JAY-Z decided to disrupt everyone’s Saturday by surprising the world with the release their long-awaited joint album, titled Everything Is Love.

The album features nine tracks featuring both Bey and Jay, and they’re both firing major shots at a number of big establishments.

Throughout the project, Bey and Jay flex their individual lyrical muscles to target the Grammys, the Super Bowl Halftime Show and even Spotify, basically letting them all know that the Carters don’t need them and they’re doing just fine without their support.

1JAY-Z: “I said no to the Super Bowl. You need me, I don’t need you.”

The first jab comes in track #2, “Apes**t,” which is also The Carters’ debut single from the album. JAY-Z confirmed rumors that he was asked to do this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show, but he declined the offer. He raps:

“I said no to the Super Bowl / You need me, I don’t need you / Every night we in the endzone / Tell the NFL we in stadiums too”

The last line is a nod to him and his wife selling out stadiums in 2014 for their “On The Run” tour and in 2018 for their “On The Run II” tour. Jay also sold out stadiums in 2013 with Justin Timberlake (who did accept his Super Bowl Halftime Show performance offer).

2JAY-Z: “Tell the Grammy’s f**k that 0 for 8 sh*t.”

Not only did the Grammys snub Beyoncé in 2017 for the coveted “Album of the Year” award, which she clearly deserved (hell, even the award’s recipient, Adele, said she deserved it!), but the following year, in 2018, they refused to put some respeck on JAY-Z’s name by nominating him for eight trophies and giving him ZERO for 4:44. Jay raps about that in “Apes**t” as well, basically giving the Grammys a big ole EFF YOU!

“Tell the Grammy’s f**k that 0 for 8 sh*t / Have you ever seen the crowd goin’ apes**t? (Rah!)”

3Beyoncé: “If I gave two f**ks about streaming numbers, [I] would have put Lemonade up on Spotify.”


Of course, JAY-Z isn’t the only one of The Carters firing shots on Everything Is Love. His wifey Beyoncé, or Trapyoncé, as fans are calling her for this project, calls out Spotify They didn’t do anything to her (that we know of) other than being competition for the family business TIDAL, but she did let them know that she doesn’t need them to help boost her streaming numbers.

On track #4, “Nice,” Yoncé raps:

“If I gave two f**ks – two f**ks about streaming numbers / Would have put Lemonade up on Spotify / F**k you, f**k you / You’re cool, f**k you”

When Beyoncé released her last album Lemonade exclusively on TIDAL, which she co-owns alongside her husband, she reportedly lost out on millions of potential streams (and possibly higher chart positions for her singles) by limiting the album to just one streaming platform. But, as her lyrics suggest on “Nice,” she’s not bothered by the lost revenue and not having a higher position on the charts.














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Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s “Everything Is Love” Joint Album (STREAM)

Beyoncé just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a surprise album, this time with her husband JAY-Z!

Mr. and Mrs. Carter officially released their long-rumored highly anticipated joint album, appropriately titled Everything Is Love. The project marks the very first joint album for the couple, who are currently on their “On The Run II” stadium tour.

The 9-track album is a TIDAL exclusive (OF COURSE!) and features both artists on each track (DUH!).

We haven’t been able to listen to the full album yet, but based off the first few tracks alone, IT’S LIT! I mean, it is Beyoncé and JAY-Z after-all, so would you expect anything less?!

TAKE A LISTEN BELOW:

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How to Listen to Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s “Everything Is Love” Album Without TIDAL

How do I stream Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Everything Is Love joint album if I don’t have TIDAL? Long story short: YOU CAN’T! But there are a couple of ways for you to listen to the album without paying for a TIDAL subscription. Read on for the details…

Without warning, Beyoncé and JAY-Z (aka “The Carters”) dropped their long-awaited joint album Everything Is Love exclusively on TIDAL Saturday afternoon (Jun. 16)

Following the release of their solo projects—Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade and JAY-Z’s 2016 album 4:44, the power couple joins forces for a 9-track album featuring songs like “Summer,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “Friends” and their new single “Apeshit” (WATCH THE VIDEO FOR APESHIT HERE!)

The Carters announced the album’s release at the London stop of their critically acclaimed “On The Run II” tour. Just as the couple’s show at London Stadium wrapped Saturday night, the words “ALBUM OUT NOW” were plastered on the huge stage-length screen.

While people are scrambling around and scouring the Internet for ways to listen to the album, the only way you can stream the album is through TIDAL, considering it’s an exclusive release on that platform. But what if you’re not a TIDAL subscriber?

Well, if you lack the TIDAL subscription required to stream Everything Is Love, there’s a legal way to listen to it if you don’t want to sign up for the service. You can purchase the album for $9.99, the same exact price for a monthly TIDAL subscription.

Or, alternatively, if you’re still looking for a way to stream the album without dropping any cash, you can always sign up for a FREE trial of TIDAL using an e-mail address that’s never been used for such a thing.

“But what if I don’t want to listen to the album on TIDAL?” you ask. Well, in the words of the grandpa on the movie “Holes,” THAT’S TOO DAMN BAD!

Beyoncé and JAY-Z own TIDAL, so do you really think they’re going to allow you to use your coins elsewhere? HELL NO!

So, either you create a burner e-mail for a free trial, spend the $9.99/mo to become a TIDAL member, buy the album outright for the same price as a monthly subscription … or just miss out on the whole thing altogether.

How to Listen to Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s “Everything Is Love” Album Without TIDAL is a post from: Gossip On This – Pop Culture, News, Videos & Humor

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Beyoncé Wishes Twins Sir & Rumi Carter Happy 1st Birthday at Concert: “We Love You!”

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins, Sir and Rumi, turned 1 year old on Wednesday (Jun. 13), and their superstar mom celebrated the occasion with special shout-out during the Manchester, England stop of her and Jay’s “On the Run II” stadium tour.

At the end of the show, while singing the concert’s closing number “Forever Young,” Beyoncé said: “Happy Birthday to sir and Rumi. We love you!”

The crowd naturally cheered after the adorable mention, which comes just one week after the notoriously private parents gave fans a rare glimpse of Sir and Rumi during the tour’s opening night show in Cardiff, Wales.

WATCH HERE:

Fans were hella confused last week when Beyoncé’s rep told BuzzFeed that twin babies shown during the show’s opening montage (below) were NOT Sir and Rumi.

Thankfully, Sir and Rumi’s grandmother—Beyoncé’s mom, Ms. Tina Lawson—posted THIS photo of the actual twins from footage apparently showing Mr. and Mrs. Carter’s vow renewal ceremony, which is shown on the screen near the end of every “OTR 2” concert:

She captioned the image, “My sweet babies.”

This is our first “official” look at the twins since Beyoncé’s Instagram post last July celebrating the day the twins turned one month old. We also saw a quick glimpse of the babies last November when paparazzi snapped pictures of them in Miami, where the Carters were staying for JAY-Z’s “4:44 Tour” concert.

While Beyoncé and JAY-Z never speak publicly about their kids (outside of their music, of course), Ms. Tina isn’t shy about doting on her grandchildren. Last year, she gave us a small glimpse into Sir and Rumi’s personalities, telling Us Weekly, “[Sir] has a stare, like a mean mug, like JAY, sometimes, which is so cute [and Rumi], she’s just so happy all the time and so sweet. They are just adorable!”

She added, “It’s amazing. It’s one of the best blessings. Being a grandmother, it’s not like being a mom because you don’t have to have all the responsibility all the time, but they are amazing. This is my first experience around twins, and they’re so different, and their personalities, and they are wonderful.”

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Beyoncé JAY-Z “On The Run II” Tour Cardiff: Photos, Videos, Setlist

Beyoncé and JAY-Z kicked off their highly anticipated “On The Run II” Stadium Tour Wednesday night (Jun. 6) in Cardiff, Wales in the U.K. The show, a sequel to the couple’s 2014 “OTR” Tour, featured a bunch of intimate moments between the Carters on one of the biggest stages ever built for a concert tour.

The epic show featured two massive catwalks, a floating stage that ran over half the length of the stadium, a 26-person vertical orchestra, 17 dancers, a full-on pyro and lights show, and visuals galore shown on a massive screen that spanned the entire length of the stage.

Mr. and Mrs. Carter performed a huge 43-song setlist, mixed with their solo hits and collabs, including “Drunk in Love,” “Top Off,” “Big Pimpin,” “Baby Boy,” “Sorry,” “N**gas in Paris,” “Formation,” “Deja Vu,” “Crazy In Love” and much more.

Many fans were hoping for new music, which Bey and Jay did not deliver, but they made it for it with with the show’s big production—possibly the duo’s biggest yet—as well as an inside look into their uber private lives.

In between songs, the couple, who celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary back in April, shared never-before-seen videos and photos from their personal archives, including footage of now 6-year-old Blue Ivy and the twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, who will celebrate their first birthday this month.

Bey serenaded Jay with her Ed Sheeran duet “Perfect” while images of the Carter family showed on the giant screen behind them, and during the closing number, “Forever Young,” the couple was shown dressed in what at what appeared to be a vow renewal ceremony.

“On The Run II,” presented by Live Nation, will make 14 more stops across the U.K. and Europe before heading to Cleveland on July 25th for the North American leg—featuring special guests DJ Khaled and Chloe x Halle—which will hit major U.S. cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans and Houston before concluding on October 4th in Seattle.

SETLIST:

1. “Holy Grail” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
2. “Part II (On The Run)” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
3. “‘03 Bonnie & Clyde” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
4. “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
5. “Clique”/”Diva” (with segments of “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”) – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
6. “On To the Next One” – JAY-Z
7. “Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit” – JAY-Z
8. “Flawless (Remix)”/”Feeling Myself” – Beyoncé
9. “Top Off” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
10. “Naughty Girl” – Beyoncé
11. “Big Pimpin’” – JAY-Z
12. “Run This Town” – JAY-Z
13. “Baby Boy”/”You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)” – Beyoncé
14. “Bam” – JAY-Z
15. “Hold Up”/”Countdown” – Beyoncé
16. “Sorry/Me, Myself and I” – Beyoncé
17. “99 Problems” – JAY-Z
18. “Ring The Alarm/Don’t Hurt Yourself” – Beyoncé
19. “I Care”/”4:44” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
20. “No Church in the Wild” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
21. “Song Cry”/”MaNyfaCedGod” – JAY-Z
22. “Resentment” – Beyoncé
23. “Family Feud” – Beyoncé JAY-Z
24. “Upgrade U” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
25. “N**gas in Paris” – JAY-Z
26. “Beach is Better” – JAY-Z
27. “Formation” – Beyoncé
28. “Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé
29. “Public Service Announcement” – JAY-Z
30. “The Story of O.J.” – JAY-Z
31. “Deja Vu” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
32. “Show Me What You Got” – JAY-Z
33. “Crazy In Love” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z
34. “Freedom” – Beyoncé
35. “U Don’t Know” – JAY-Z
36. “Perfect” (Ed Sheeran cover) – Beyoncé
37. “Young Forever” – Beyoncé & JAY-Z

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Cardi B Parties With Bad Bunny & J Balvin in “I Like It” Video

Cardi B is on a roll!

Just one week after dropping her “Be Careful” video, Cardi B is back with the release of the music video for her latest single “I Like It,” featuring Bad Bunny and J. Balvin.

The colorful Eif Rivera-directed video finds the pregnant rapper—dressed in garments inspired by the late legendary Latin singer Celia Cruz—meeting up with her collaborators for a dance party that starts in the club and ends up in the streets of Miami.

The Billboard Hot 100 charting song samples Pete Rodriguez’s “I Like It Like That” and is a strong contender for song of the summer.

While Cardi continues her non-stop promotional campaign for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, the 25-year-old mommy-to-be is also patiently awaiting the birth of her first child with her fiancé Offset. “I love my little one, I wanna kiss her,” she shared on Twitter.

Baby Cardi will make her big arrival sometime near the end of the summer right before Cardi is due to kick off her joint tour with Bruno Mars.

Check out her “I Like It” video above.

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Maroon 5 & Cardi B’s Cameo-Packed “Girls Like You” Video Celebrates Women

Maroon 5 teams up with a pregnant Cardi B and about two dozen famous women in the video for “Girls Like You.”

With Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine in the center, the nearly five minute star-studded video pays homage to women as the camera pans around the room showing off appearances from famous women like singer Camila Cabello, Olympian Aly Raisman, comedienne Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, YouTube personality Lilly Singh, Tiffany Haddish, “Stranger Things” actress Millie Bobby Brown, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, race car driver Danica Patrick, Rita Ora and more.

The final scene of the video features a cameo from Levine’s wife Behati Prinsloo and their adorable 1-year-old daughter Dusty Rose.

Dressed in an oversized yellow blazer (to hide that pregnant belly), Cardi B delivers her verse: “Not too long ago I was dancing for dollars / Know it’s really real if I let you meet my mama / You don’t want a girl like me, I’m too crazy / But every other girl you meet is fugazi…”

Cardi gushed about the collaboration on Instagram, writing, “I F**KING LOVE THIS SONG AND THE VIDEO IS SOO INSPIRING!!!”

Watch the video above.

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Quavo Says Offset Is “Doing Fine” and “Should Be Back Working Real Soon,” Talks Upcoming Solo Migos Projects

Quavo was the only Migos member who attended the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night (May 20) in Las Vegas.

Before the show’s festivities kicked off, the rapper was asked about the condition of his cousin and groupmate Offset, who was banged up pretty bad last week after getting into a car accident.

“My boy Offset got into a bad car accident, but he doing fine, he up and running, he up and walking, ready to work,” Quavo told Billboard. “He should be back working real, real soon. It’s a blessing that he’s still here. God is good.”

God really is good, because Offset released a bunch of photos from the crash showing off his injuries and how badly the car was wrecked, and it’s a miracle he made it out not only alive, but with what’s considered pretty minor injuries.

Quavo also talked to Billboard about new music and revealed that Migos are working on some new projects right now, including some solo tracks, but he didn’t want to reveal too much.

“We got a lot of projects coming this summer,” he teased. “This July, we got DJ Durel. He gonna be releasing a lot of our solo songs on his album, so we do got solo singles that’s coming this summer.”

The rapper Migos frontman also opened up about lending some backing vocals to Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” which he called “amazing” and “a blessing.”

“It’s overwhelming,” he continued. “Me and Donald got a good history, you know, he shouted us out at the awards and we’ve been on Atlanta, and him going back and forth… our communication and our connection is real strong, so whenever he calls me and says, ‘Let’s do some music,’ we’ll just pull up and just work.”

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Cardi B Is a Scorned Bride in Kill Bill-Inspired “Be Careful” Video

Don’t mess with Cardi B! The rapper shows us exactly what she means when she tells her man to “Be Careful” in her latest music video, which shows the pregnant rapper as a scorned bride who becomes a not-so-grieving widow as fast as she became a wife.

In the opening scenes of the Kill Bill-inspired visuals, directed by Jora Frantzis, Cardi is a not-so-blushing bride in an all-white gown as she raps about infidelity while standing at the altar with the man she’s supposed to spend the rest of her life with.

But what’s supposed to be a happy time for Cardi quickly turns into sorrow as the video goes dark (literally and figuratively) and Cardi, now dressed in all black, rolls up to the same church she got married in. However, this time, she’s attending her husband’s funeral.

As she looks into his open casket, she raps about how he “makes [her] sick” before she closes the coffin and rides off into the sunset.

Watch Cardi B’s “Be Careful” video here:

After taking a leave of absence from social media earlier this month in response to her feud with Azelia Banks, Cardi reactivated her Instagram to promote her new video.

She talked about the video shoot in a post on IG, calling it “one of the hardest videos” she’s ever done.

“It was one of the hardest videos I ever did because it was in the desert, like in the middle of nowhere, and bitch I was so hot,” she said. “My pregnant motherf**kin’ ass. I never sweat, and I was sweatin’ that day, like my underarm was sweating, under my titties. I never get under titty sweat, but that day, for sure.”

“Be Careful,” which has been certified gold, is the third single from Cardi’s gold-certified debut album Invasion of Privacy, following the hit singles “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi.”

The femcee, who is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her fiancé Offset this summer, is due to hit the road with Bruno Mars for his “24K Magic World Tour” this September.

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