In addition to Jay Z’s “gold sippy cup” speech and Pharrell’s fashion statement, there were plenty of other Twitter-worthy moments that were not televised during Sunday’s Grammys.
After performing “Drunk in Love,” a proud Jay Z walked backstage with one hand around Beyoncé. The couple showed PDA while seated in the front row. They also met up with Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton, as well as Pharrell, who bowed in Bey’s presence.
With a glass of cognac in hand, Jay celebrated his wins with Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell. Two-time Grammy winner Lorde was all smiles as she posed for pics with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.
In their first public joint outing in months, Khloe Kardashian walked into the VIP section with her estranged husband Lamar Odom, with her mom Kris Jenner, and the trio joined other family members, Kim and Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and celeb pals like Fergie and Russell Simmons to check out Kanye West in action on his ‘Yeezus’ tour.
An observer told US Weekly that the group enjoyed bottle service (including Veuve Cliquot champagne) during the show, Khloe sat next to her husband of four years; at one point during the night, “Kim and Lamar were dancing together and high-fived,”. Wearing a black tee and leather leggings, Khloe looked “amazing,” the witness added.
Chris Brown has been released from custody and his felony assault charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Over the weekend Chris Brown was arrested in Washington DC on suspicion of felony assault after he was accused of punching an over zealous fan in the face.
Today at his arraignment the charges were reduced to misdemeanor simple assault because Chris Brown and his bodyguard’s version of what happened is different from the victim’s version of what happened.
According to WUSA 9
The assault happened outside the W Hotel at K and 15th streets at approximately 4:25 a.m. after an after party, say police.
Brown was in town for an appearance at The Park nightclub, according to the police report. Brown and his 34-year-old bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, agreed to take a picture with a fan. According to the police report, the victim tried to jump in the picture before Hollosy and Brown both punched the victim.
They retreated to their tour bus but stayed on the scene, according to the police report.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital after suffering injuries to his face, say police.
The Washington Post reports that Brown’s camp denies the story about taking a photo. Instead, the camp says the victim tried following two women on the tour bus and that led to the fight.
A misdemeanor battery charge carries up to 180 days in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
Chris Brown’s family and friends arrived at D.C. Superior Court to support the singer. One of them was Trey Songz, who performed at Howard University on Saturday. According to WUSA 9 he yelled at U.S. Marshals to let him inside the courtroom. Extra U.S. Marshals then entered the hallway.
There were so many people in attendance that the judge asked for a bigger courtroom for the overflow crowd. A lawyer for Brown’s bodyguard said it could be 5:30 p.m. EST before the judge called for the case. The 24-year-old singer spent Sunday night in jail after he was accused of punching 20-year-old Isaac Parker in front of the W Hotel on Sunday morning.
Fans lined up outside the courthouse with signs that said “Leave Chris Brown Alone” and “Jesus Already Forgave Chris Brown.”
We all saw the pics of Beyonce skydiving in Auckerland, New Zealand, and now we have the actual footage of her taking the jump. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour is currently on its Australian leg featuring Iggy Azalea as the opening act.
BET taped its “Black Girls Rock!” special at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the star-studded evening celebrated the positive images of women of color.
This year’s performers included Janelle Monáe, Patti LaBelle, Ledisi, Alice Smith, and Kelly Rowland, who was joined by Sevyn Streeter and Eve on a remix to her latest single “Gone.”
Beyonce makes sure Blue Ivy is always dressed fashionably, and Monday was no exception. While in Melbourne, Australia during a tour stop for her “Mrs. Carter Show,” the 32-year-old walked around with her 21-month-old daughter, who was dressed in a black-and-white polka dot jacket looking more and more like her daddy Jay Z. Beyonce color-coordinated with her daughter, wearing a black sweatshirt with the phrase, “Crème de la crème” written in white, black shades, a black hate, denim shorts, and black sneakers.
E! Online reports that Kanye, 36, rented out AT&T Park and proposed in front of the couple’s friends and family in an over-the-top ceremony on Kim’s 33rd birthday. Kanye got down on one knee and presented Kim with a 15-carat diamond ring by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, while a 50-piece orchestra played Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” and Keri Hilson, Ne-Yo, and Kanye’s “Knock You Down.”
A jumbo screen on the field flashed “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” while fireworks lit up the night sky.
The stadium, home to the San Francisco Giants, was completely empty except for their closest family and friends, who poured out of the dugout and surprised Kim after she said yes.
Earlier in the evening, Kanye presented an award to Steve McQueen at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards in L.A. before flying down up north for the surprise proposal.
Kim’s mother, Kris Jenner, was overjoyed. “A match made in heaven!” she told E! News. “I am so happy for both of my kids, Kim and Kanye.”
In December, Kanye revealed to fans at a concert in Atlantic City that he and Kim were expecting their first child together. The couple welcomed daughter North West in June.
“She’s my joy, and she brought my new joy into the world,” Kanye said of Kim during his appearance on Jenner’s talk show.
This will be the first marriage for Kanye and third for Kim, who was previously married to Kris Humphries and Damon Thomas.