Beyoncé’s back with a vengeance. Mrs. Carter reps for her ladies on the empowering female anthem “Girls (Who Run the World),” the first single from her highly-anticipated fourth album. Set to a marching beat which samples Major Lazer’s “Pon de Floor,” pop’s fearless leader wields her power over the opposite sex. “My persuasion can build a nation/ Endless power, without love we can devour/ You’ll do anything for me,” commands Bey.
Beyoncé is pulling out the big guns in the music video for “Girls,” the lead single off her highly-anticipated fourth album. According to the clip’s director Francis Lawrence, the visuals go above and beyond what the superstar has done in previous videos.
“It’ll be big, it’ll probably be one of the bigger Beyoncé music videos ever done,” he told MTV NEWS. “And, I can say that I think the song is unbelievable.”
The famed visionary confirmed “Girls” as the song’s title, but kept mum on the concept of the video. “She would probably have me shot if I said anything. … Some stuff spilled out, but she wasn’t happy about it, so I’ve been sworn to secrecy,” he said, referring to pho tosthat surfaced from the shoot.
“Girls,” which was filmed over several days in California, marks the first music video he’s helmed since Lady Gaga’s Grammy-winning “Bad Romance” in 2009. He hopes Bey’s latest will achieve the same success.
“The Gaga thing took me by surprise, ’cause I’ve done videos for probably 15 years, and I had forgotten what to felt like to have a video premiere and have it be anticipated and have it explode,” he added. “And yeah I hope the same for Beyoncé, but I don’t know if that’s gonna happen. It is a fantastic song, so I really hope that song catches for her, and I think the video’s gonna be really fun and cool and different for her.”
Kanye West was crowned king at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. The hip-hop mastermind delivered an electrifying performance on Sunday night (April 17), closing out the three-day festival in Indio, Calif.
Opening his three-act spectacular with the instrumental to “H•A•M,” Mr. West was lifted above thousands of festival goers in dramatic fashion as the lyrics “Can we get much higher?” played.
“This is the most important show to me since my mom passed,” announced Yeezy. “As many times as I thought about not being here, you all make it worth it.”
The three-day festival took place this past weekend in the desert of Indio, Calif. Everyone from Rihanna, Usher, Lauryn Hill, and Odd Future attended or performed at the event.
Other celebs including Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry and Paris Hilton rode the Ferris wheel, slide, and bumper cars at the neon-lit extravaganza. DJs Mia Moretti, Rick Rude, and Jessie Marco ignited the dance floor, as guests enjoyed carnival games, cotton candy, and cocktails.
Beyonce’s photos from her new video, continue to surface. This will make day 3 of shooting, and we can expect to hear the single any day now. While Beyonce’s camp has remained silent as anticipation builds, but it looks like her world domination is counting down…..
Teyana Taylor has been named as a suspect in a girl-on-girl fight that erupted after another female made remarks about Chris Brown.
Law enforcement officials tell TMZ that the 20-year-old singer was at a Burbank recording studio on Saturday night when another woman said something about Teyana’s friend Brown that set her off.
The one-time “My Super Sweet 16” star allegedly got upset and punched the other girl in the face several times, knocking her to the ground. She then proceeded to kick her in the stomach and head with her boots. The victim was left with scrapes and swelling on her face.
By the time police were called, Teyana had already left the scene. Officers are still investigating the incident and are interested in speaking with Teyana, but no charges have been filed against her at this time.
Beyonce mania has arrived, and it seems that each day Bee’s team is putting bits and pieces of her highly anticipated new single and video. It contains a sample from the Major Lazer – “Pon De Floor” song. This video of Beyonce’s auditionfor dancers has just surfaced. The beat is pretty sick, and the choreography looks bringing bangin’ too.
Details have emerged on an incident in January that resulted in the arrest of Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane on Friday (April 8th).
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to DeKalb County Police, who confirmed initial reports that Gucci was nabbed for pushing a woman out of a moving car.
Gucci, born Radric Davis, allegedly picked the woman up a local mall and invited her out to breakfast.
When she refused a $150 offer to visit a local motel with the rapper, he pushed her out of his car, while it was in motion.
The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for soreness and pain.
Gucci Mane is charged with misdemeanor battery and violating the terms of his previous probation.
As the anticipation for Beyonce’s new video comes to a boil, more images from the set have been released. The record is expected to hit the airwaves in the coming days but until then check out these shots of the Frank Gatson-choreographed visual.
Alicia Keys is set to commemorate the release of her multi-platinum debut songs in A minor with a special 10th Anniversary Deluxe and Collector’s edition. To celebrate the occasion, she will also give an intimate performance at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
The Deluxe two-disc and Collector’s Edition three-disc sets, due June 28, will boast special packaging and a beefed up booklet featuring new liner notes. Unheard tunes that didn’t make the original tracklisting will be featured on the new releases, including “A Woman’s Worth (Remix)” featuring Nas, the mixtape version of “Juiciest,” the previously unreleased “Typewriter,” and more.
Additionally, the Collector’s Edition will feature a documentary created for the commemorative release. The film explores the making of the album as well as interviews with Keys and those who worked on the Grammy-winning record.
“It’s incredibly surreal for me to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of songs in A minor,” stated Alicia. “Looking back on the journey, I’m truly moved by my fans and friends who’ve been with me and have supported me throughout my career. This album is possibly the most precious to me, as your first album only happens once, and so songs in A minor will always hold a special place in my life that’s filled with amazing memories.”
The New York native will also grace the stage at the Beacon Theatre on June 30 for the one-of-a-kind “Piano & I: A One Night Only Event with Alicia Keys,” where she will play songs from the album as well as cuts from her discography.
“I’m so proud that the songs are still being enjoyed around the world, and I’m crazy excited to share, through the 10th Anniversary Edition, songs never heard before, and even more of my debut album with you,” she said.
In addition, Keys will perform at the BET Awards on June 26 and an hour-long special on her career will air on the network in late June.