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Jay Z Buys Ace of Spades Champagne Brand

Pour it up, pour it up! It has been announced that Jay Z has purchased the Armand de Brignac (aka”Ace of Spades“) champagne brand!

According to Billboard, the rapper and entrepreneur acquired the brand from New York-based Sovereign Brands, which announced the sale in a statement this week. “We are proud to announce that Sovereign Brands, a New York-based wine and spirits company owned by the Berish family, has sold its interest in the Armand de Brignac (‘Ace of Spades’) Champagne brand to a new company led by the globally-renowned Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter,” the company said in a statement.

A bottle of Ace of Spades can go for $300 at its lowest but can go as high as $200,000, for actual 30-liter bottles made of gold!

Though the terms of the deal and Jay’s company name weren’t disclosed, a spokesperson for Sovereign told the New York Times in an emailed statement that the Brooklyn native “made us an offer we simply couldn’t refuse.”

I respect Jay’s hustle so much.  I can’t say I’ll be popping any Ace of Spades bottles anytime soon, but I’m sure a bunch of his celebrity friends will! Congrats to him on this new venture!

Image via Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

CELEB SPOTTING: Beyoncé and Jay-Z House Hunting in Paris

The Carters in Paris? Beyoncé and Jay Z were spotted along with daughter Blue Ivy, appearing to be house hunting near Elysee Palace in Paris.

After the end of their On The Run tour, the Carter family has been relaxing in Paris, with Bey posting pictures of them all having a good time in the city.

It’s possible that maybe this is a temporary move. Bey and Jay are rumored to be working on a joint album, and maybe, since Paris is such a special city to them, they want to record there and spend some time together as a family in the process! Paris is a beautiful city, so who could blame them?

Image via Vantagenews.co.uk

REPORT: Beyoncé and Jay Z Working on Joint Album!

This power couple just won’t let up! Reports are circulating that Beyoncé and Jay Z are working on a joint album!

The couple is said to be in the studio, recording new music, according to Dash Radio‘s DJ Skee. No one in either star’s camp has made an announcement yet, but the album is rumored to be set for release in late 2014 or early 2014.

It only makes sense to me…they work incredibly well together! Bey and Jay have already done a bunch of hit songs together, including “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” “Crazy In Love,” “Upgrade You,” and now, more recently, “Drunk in Love” and “Part II (On the Run).” Plus they’ve just finished co-headlining their On The Run Tour, which was a huge success! The Carters just got back from their final nights on the tour in Paris, planning to air the show this Saturday on HBO.

This will be their first full-length album together, if the reports are true. The way I see it, they can release this album, and possibly go on tour again in the summer! It would be perfect. I didn’t get to see them this go-around since I was out of the country, but, if they went on tour again, I’d be sure to snag a ticket! I’m definitely hoping that this album comes to pass.

Image via Invision for Parkwood Entertainment

Beyoncé Implies Bieber is the Greatest, Angering Bieber Fans

Beyoncé and Jay Z made a few Beliebers a little angry on Wednesday night during a performance on their recently launched “On the Run” tour, and if I’m honest, I think their anger is misplaced. And by “they” I’m not talking about Bey.

A series of mugshots were shown with Jay Z’s “Izzo” playing in the background. And then the music stopped and Justin Bieber’s famed mugshot appeared. And then?

Then, according to the Mirror, Beyoncé stated that “Even the greatest can fall.”

Cue a rush of angry Bieber fans! Oh, the humanity! (Okay, so not all angry, as seen below)

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Okay, look- I totally get that Beyoncé and Jay Z stopped the show and gave Bieber’s mugshot emphasis. And then the pause in music was punctuated with a statement. But Beliebers! Beyoncé said “even the greatest…”

That implies Bieber is the greatest!

Not sure I’d use that to describe Bieber, but hey, it’s Beyoncé’s world and I’m just living in it. I do know that before Justin’s mugshot was shown, there were some pretty big names on the screen. And then up goes Bieber. So, not only is he in good company but Beyoncé calls him “the greatest.”

I really don’t understand what the Beliebers are so upset about. Sure, “the greatest” is followed with “fall”- implying that he has fallen? Is that what the fuss is about? Whatever it is, I’m only making the case that Beliebers should rejoice. Because whether or not is was said in jest or not, Bey called your dude “the greatest.”

And besides, Bill Gates has yet to “fall.” Not really. And he certainly didn’t in the years after this mugshot of him. Or if he has, I’d like to “fall” too, because apparently that implies I’ll “fall” into a billion dollars. And Tupac? A legend. I rest my case.

Bieber fans- step back, take a breath and with a little perspective it’s clear Beyoncé is not necessarily your enemy.

Video below!

WATCH: Beyoncé and Jay Z Kick Off On The Run Tour in Miami!

Power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off their On The Run Tour just last night at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, and the Internet is going crazy! The Carters performed a 40-song set list (YES FORTY!)of some of their greatest hits, including collaborations with each other, like “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” “Upgrade You,” and the latest, “Part II (On The Run).”

The couple also got personal, sharing private home videos for their fans of their secret wedding back in April 2008 as well as time spent with daughter Blue Ivy during a performance of “Forever Young” and “Halo.” Fans saw Bey’s beautiful white wedding gown and veil, as well as Jay looking rather nice in a tuxedo. The Carters also showed them getting their famous “IV” tattoos on their wedding ring fingers before the ceremony (the number four is a very significant number to them, representing Beyonce’s birthday on September 4, Jay Z’s birthday on December 4, and their wedding date, April 4), as well as the moment when Jay officially put a ring on it!

Blue Ivy was, of course, also featured, as their parents performed. “There were videos of Blue in the pool with her mom, walking holding hands with her parents, Jay Z kissing Blue,” an audience member said to Us Weekly. “It was a sweet moment — Jay Z and Beyoncé were both facing the screen watching the Blue videos while they sang ‘Halo.’ It was like they were singing the song to their baby girl. The two of them were beaming, smiling watching their little girl on the screen.” Check out some of Blue below!

The 16-date tour continues on June 28, hitting Cincinnati, OH next, and will continue on throughout July and the first week of August, before culminating in Paris on September 12 and 13.

This is going to be an AMAZING tour!

Image via Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Jay-Z and Beyonce and Solange Release Statement About Elevator Incident

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So by now, you have all heard about the Bey-Jay and Solange elevator incident. Well, finally after the said drama, Instagram photo deletions and the silent treatment from all parties, the trio is FINALLY speaking out. And the good news is, they are moving on and want you all to as well…anything to avoid a drama fest.

They released the following “joint” statement, “As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false,” the statement continued. “At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

Well, that’s good to know. I have a feeling there was something pretty major to happen that set Solange off though. Oh to be a fly on THAT wall.

CELEB SPOTTING: Beyoncé and Jay Z All Smiles at Basketball Game After Video of Elevator Incident Leaks

Talk about unbothered! Beyoncé and Jay Z were spotted courtside at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night, not too long after video of Solange Knowles allegedly attacking Jay in an elevator was leaked!  

The couple looked like they were having a good time as the Brooklyn Nets played Miami Heat, smiling and relaxed, as if they were completely oblivious to this video coming out.

As reported yesterday, TMZ obtained footage of Solange reported swinging and kicking at Jay Z in an elevator after an afterparty after the MET Gala last week. Since the video leaked, there have been all kinds of rumors floating as to what happened to get Miss Solange all riled up that way. I think she may have just been a little too drunk personally, and something tiny may have been blown up out of proportion when that liquor got into her!

The music couple is going on with their lives as usual, obviously keeping mum about the incident. Instead, they just announced that they will be adding on a few more dates for their On The Run tour this summer, adding on Los Angeles and San Francisco on August 2 and 5.

Image via James Devaney/GC Images

REPORT: Solange Knowles Attacks Jay Z in Elevator

Reports are looming that Solange Knowles attacked her brother-in-law Jay Z!  TMZ obtained a surveillance video of Beyoncé‘s sister going after the rapper violently in an elevator.

According to the website, the alleged attacked happened at an after party after the Met Gala last week at the Standard Hotel in New York City.  In the video, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Knowles step into the elevator together, and Solange immediately jumps in Jay Z’s face and begins swinging and kicking!

A man, appearing to be Bey’s bodyguard Julius, tries to hold Solange back, but she manages to make contact a few times. Jay grabs her foot after she tries to kick him, but never once tries to hit her. Meanwhile, Beyoncé stands by without getting physically involved, though it looks like she does try to talk to her sister to calm the situation.

No telling what started the fight, but the three eventually did leave the building together, though Bey and Solo left in one car, and Jay Z in another. Check out the intense video below!

DRAMA! Solange does have a temper, but Jay Z had to have done something really wrong for her to attack like that. Unless she was drunk, and just made an bad altercation worse. If the Knowles sisters left out together, is it possible that Jay Z did something wrong against Beyoncé? Something like this, we can only speculate about. The private couple will probably never discuss something like this out in the open. Then again, “sources” may have been lingering and might be willing to tell the story. A story like this, some kind of details will come out soon.

Image via NY Daily News

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Announce On The Run Tour

It’s been speculated for weeks that music’s prime couple, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, would be going on a tour TOGETHER! Many of us called it the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, but now the couple has officially announced that they will be heading out on the road this summer for the On The Run Tour! 

The tour, named after their “Part II (On the Run)” single, will start June 25 in Miami, going to major cities such as Philadelphia, Dallas, Toronto and Chicago, and wrapping up on Aug. 5 in San Francisco. The weird thing is though, is that there’s no New York dates…yet! I think that more stops will be announced later on, and I’m hoping for a D.C. stop!

Tour dates are as follows:

6/25 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium
6/28 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ball Park
7/1 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
7/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
7/7 – Baltimore, MD @ M and T Bank Stadium
7/9 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
7/11 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
7/18 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
7/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
7/22 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
7/27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Investors Group Field
7/30 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field
8/2 – Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl
8/5 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park

Exclusive tickets for the tour  go on sale Tuesday morning to members of the Beyhive, with a general sale to the public supposed to be happening Friday.

All I can say is this is going to be a MAJOR tour! I love seeing Jay and Bey’s chemistry on stage, so I can only imagine a tour with them together! I’m also hearing that tickets prices range from $45 to $250, so that’s definitely affordable to see this power couple! Hopefully they add on more later dates, though, because I’ll be out of the country on the Baltimore date (*tears*).

Image via Beyoncé/Facebook

CELEB SPOTTING: Beyoncé Visits Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

Every place she goes on The Mrs. Carter World Tour, Beyoncé  makes sure that she takes time out to experience the culture of the city she’s touring in! Amsterdam was no different as she and husband Jay-Z visited the Anne Frank House,  hours after Bey’s performance at the city’s Ziggo Dome.

According to the museum’s Facebook page, they spent “more than an hour inside and very impressed by their visit to the hiding place of Anne Frank.” The museum also posted a shot of the singer writing a message in the guestbook.

Beyoncé, notoriously known for sharing her life through pics on Instagram, shared some shots on the social media site too!

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So awesome! I love these pictures. Needless to say Anne Frank is a huge figure in world history, and it’s cool that Bey and Jay took some time out to visit. Hopefully, one day in my travels, I’ll get to go there too!

Images via Beyoncé / Instagram

[CELEB SPOTTING] Tina Knowles Has Masquerade Birthday Bash in New Orleans

Tina Knowles brought in her 60th birthday RIGHT! Heading down to New Orleans, Miss Tina had a sexy masquerade ball for her birthday, which was a huge celebrity-studded affair! Of course, daughters Beyoncé and Solange Knowles were in attendance, as well as Kelly Rowland and Jay-Z. Other celeb attendees included Jennifer Hudson, Monica and Shannon Brown, and even Kris Jenner! Check out some pics from the bash below!

The party looked like so much fun, and Miss Tina looked SNATCHED! I always wanted to throw a masquerade ball myself…the masks really pop and add a sense of mystery and sexiness. It’s cool that Solange and Bey threw their mama a hot party like this!

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Jay-Z Lets Twelve Year Old Rap On His Stage

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It was the one of the cutest moments of Jay-Z’s performing career. A little man out in the audience of Jay’s Greensboro, North Carolina concert held up a sign that said, “Can I rap for you?”

Well, let’s just say Jay made this 12 year old boy’s dreams come true by inviting him up to the stage to rap for the crowd.

When Jay invited the kid up, the crowd went absolutely INSANELY wild.

The little guy was clearly nervous (I mean, who wouldn’t be?!!!), but he quickly overcame his nerves and delivered a verse from “Clique”.

The kid definitely won over the stadium full of people and even Jay-Z!

It was one of those moments that you can bet that kid will never forget. Check out the video below.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Dance To Drunk In Love (VIDEO)

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They went from Crazy In Love to Drunk In Love…Jay-Z and Beyonce spent Friday night hanging out at Atlanta’s Club Reign and they were feeling awfully generous.

TMZ is reporting that the couple dished out nearly $100,000 in drinks for the entire VIP section. Perhaps they were a little TOO drunk in love that night?

Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, The Dream and Trey Songz joined the duo as they sipped on D’usse and Ace of Spades all night.

You’d think Jay would have been worn out and stayed home after playing to a sold out crowd earlier in the evening, but it seemed as if hanging out at an afterparty was in the cards for the lovebirds.

And well…they do have a lot to celebrate. Beyonce’s new album is going for a third week on top of the Billboard 200 charts, while Jay has a record NINE Grammy nominations for his work this year.

It seemed like a pretty fun evening for Bey and Jay, especially after spotting them dancing to their new duet “Drunk In Love”.

Check out the two doing their thing below.

CELEB SPOTTING: Jay-Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan in Chicago

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z were in Chicago on Friday, in the midst of their 22-day vegan cleanse. Yesterday afternoon, the vegan cuisine that Beyoncé and Jay-Z selected was from Karyn’s Cooked at 738 North Wells Street.

While dining, Beyoncé met with Karyn Calabrese, Chicago’s renowned raw/vegan expert, and owner/chef of Cooked — as well as two other vegan-friendly restaurants in Chicago, including a fine dining experience (Karyn’s on Green) and the longest-standing raw food restaurant in the country (Karyn’s Raw Bistro).

Chris Brown Has Some Issues With Jay-Z

Inside the October 14th issue, Chris Brown opens up to JET magazine about his troubled past, personal growth, what it takes to be Chris Brown, his relationships with Rihanna and Karrueche and why he has beef with Jay-Z.

Check out some of the highlights from the interview below:

On his beef with the media

“The media is full of yellow journalism. A lot of things I say, they will flip it. Instead of them getting off on all the positive stuff that I do, they will bring out the negative and draw out that story.”

On his beef with Jay-Z

“No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.”

On Trayvon Martin

“I identify with Trayvon 100 percent as far as living in 2013 and still dealing with blatant racism. This generation is so used to racism that it’s normal; we don’t care. We aren’t on drugs or catching AIDS, but they still look at us as ni**as.”

On controlling his anger issues

“You have to go through the struggle before you can get to the good part. I don’t try to lash out at people, or be as mad or impulsive as I used to be. I got to the point where it’s only so much you can take from the master, you feel me? I’ve taken my fair share of lashings.”

On his relationships with Karrueche Tran & Rihanna

“Relationships are the most difficult part. That’s why I was honest with those two girls and I put out that video. My ex and I broke up because of the “situation” and she had moved on. I fell in love with another girl. Then my ex came back, so it was like, ‘What is a man to do?’ I told them both the truth. I didn’t do the sucker role.”