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Jay-Z shocked many of his fans and contemporaries with his brutal honesty and revealing introspection in the “Footnotes for 4:44” short film, which features appearances by Kenya Barris, Chris Paul, Kendrick Lamar, Jesse Williams, Omari Hardwick, Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Chris Rock, Rel Smith, Will Smith and Meek Mill, among others. Hov and the guest celebs…

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Jay Z enraged throngs of fans and critics alike when he ignored the vociferous outcry against Barneys’ racial profiling of black shoppers and followed through with his “A New York Holiday.” event. Today, however, the luxury retailer has cancelled the kickoff party that was scheduled for this Wednesday, November 20, at its Madison Avenue flagship…

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This time, Chris Brown did not use social media to go on a rage-fueled rant. He used the traditional form of media to go volcanic. The object of Brown’s indignation? The media and Jay Z, mainly how some celebrities get “a pass” on past transgressions, while folks are still throwing “woman beater” in his face…

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An ordinary vacation dive into the waters off the coast of Italy by the world’s most famous rapper has turned into a major social media event. Jay Z, who is married to arguably the world’s most popular and respected pop star in Beyonce, launched a sports agency that already has Kevin Durant and WNBA’s Skylar…

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A Great Depression-era photo of a Harlem man who bears striking resemblance to hip hop royalty Jay-Z has museum experts and fans stunned and sparking conspiracy theories all over cyberspace. Recently, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library asked a question on their blog and Facebook page, after…

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While baby Blue Ivy always seems to be surrounded by some sort of controversy, whether it be her Twitter account, hairstyle, or being labeled the most difficult celebrity child around, her parents Beyonce and Jay-Z love her all the same. Check out our gallery of the happy families most precious moments together here. – ruthie…

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WASHINGTON — I turned the corner near the White House on 14th Street on April 27 when I got a glimpse of Gabrielle Douglas, the London Olympics gymnastics hero, as the history-maker presumably made her way up to the White House Correspondents Dinner at the Washington Hilton in the District’s northwest side. “Thank God she…

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We thought that all the hate on Beyonce’s adorable flower of a daughter Blue Ivy had ceased once Queen Bey’s HBO documentary, “Life is But a Dream,” had aired and the public had a chance to consume images of Blue Ivy’s visage. But weeds have sprouted around this blossoming child. Haters from afar have thrown…

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Beyonce posted photos of herself, daughter Blue Ivy and husband Hov during their Thanksgiving holiday, while sister Solange shared another set of photos of her and her son Juelz in Mexico City. Both posted them via Instagram. Notice the return to natural hair for Beyonce, who also allows her daughter’s hair to grow into a…

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What does President Obama listen to when he hooks up the earphones and tunes out the world for a brief spell? Obama ran through his musical tastes Monday during an interview on Cincinnati radio station WIZF. The list is eclectic and all-encompassing and reflects the varied coalition of voters he is seeking to attract. Not…

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A chance vacation to Barbados by a music executive. A caramel-coated cutie with an angelic aura and island accent in the right place at the right time. These two scarcely related people intersected in the city of St. Michael, Barbados and the result has been pure pop paradise for Robyn Rihanna Fenty. In just six…

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Rihanna will confirm that she has gotten back together with Chris Brown on her upcoming album, Unapologetic. Her mentor and boss, Jay-Z, doesn’t approve, but he won’t stand in the way. However, he had choice words for the volatile R&B bad boy. Proof that they have reconciled has been popping up all over the place,…

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Brooklyn Nets’ minority owner Jay-Z unveiled the team’s road jersey during a concert at the Barclays Center. The Nets will wear white (home) and black (road) jerseys that feature “Brooklyn” in the front and “herringbone tape running vertically along the sides, matching the team’s court design,” according to a team press release. The drama and…

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