(AP) — There are reports George Zimmerman has threatened rap mogul Jay-Z and his superstar wife Beyonce.
Jay-Z is the producer of a new documentary about Trayvon Martin, the teenager Zimmerman shot and killed while acting as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer in Florida. The celebrity news website The Blast reports Zimmerman insulted and threatened Jay-Z and Beyonce in text messages to a private investigator.
Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old African-American.
(AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will be giving away over one million dollars to help students in need pay for college. The hip-hop couple will be giving 100-thousand dollars to one high school senior from eleven different cities they’ll be stopping at on their On the Run II tour. Each student will be selected by the local Boys & Girls Club.
The cities they’ll be selected from include Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix and Miami. The donations are a collaboration of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s charities, the BeyGOOD initiative and The Shawn Carter Foundation.
(Atlanta, GA) – Jay Z and Beyonce always display some elaborate visuals during their concerts. But one sight fans weren’t expecting was a drunk man running on stage. He was stopped by the backup dancers, but you have to ask….how’d he get up there anyway?
The OTR II tour features a pretty involved set that allows them to interact with their fans in pretty much every area, especially on the floor. A long runway is featured as well as steps that appear to lead down to the crowd which seems to be the route the stage buster took to get to the billionaire couple.
Reports claim he actually touched Jay Z before he was apprehended by backup dancers and security guards. The 26-year old is now being charged with battery and disorderly conduct. Jay Z and Beyonce were unharmed.
(New York, NY) – Beyonce is revealing she had an emergency Caesarean section when her twins were born last year.
In the September issue of Vogue, the pop superstar writes she was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for more than a month, when doctors said her health and the babies’ health were in danger. She added they spent many weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Beyonce also admits she has a little mommy pouch and is in no rush to get rid of it.
(SL) – Vogue will be using its first-ever black photographer thanks to Beyonce. The pop star was given complete control of her September cover issue. She hired a 23-year-old artist named Tyler Mitchell from Atlanta, Georgia to shoot the issue.Beyonce also makes history by being the first celebrity to have complete creative control over their issue. She and husband Jay-Z are currently on the North American leg of their On The Run Two tour.
(Philadelphia, PA) – Jay-Z is criticizing the Philadelphia mayor’s decision to keep his annual Made In America music festival out of the city next year. The rapper said in an open letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer that Mayor Jim Kenney has banned the festival from taking place at the city’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The event has been held there every year since 2012. Jay-Z said he is disappointed because Kenney allegedly made the decision without speaking to him about it first. He also claims Kenney tried to keep Made In America out of the Parkway this year.
Jay-Z says having it in Philadelphia is integral because the city and the festival both represent the same ideals. He also claims that Made in America has helped boost the city’s tourism.
(New York, NY) – Cardi B is leading this year’s MTV Video Music Award nominations. The Bronx-born rap artist received ten nominations, including video, song and artist of the year, while Beyonce and Jay-Z received eight nominations.
Other top nominees include Childish Gambino, Drake, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran. The awards will be given out live from Radio City Music Hall on August 20th at 9 p.m. Eastern.
(London) – Jay-Z and Beyonce are giving fans their very first joint album. The couple released a surprise nine-track collaborative record over the weekend called “Everything Is Love.” With direct hits on the Grammys and the NFL, the leading track, “Apesh**” is already heating up the airwaves and solidifying the music duos continued domination.
They are currently on their “On the Run II” tour, and they debuted the project during their show in London on Saturday. Jay-Z and Beyonce also released a music video for one of the tracks. “Everything Is Love” is available on Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal.
(UK) – The Music industry’s most powerful couple returned with a bang on Wednesday kicking off their 48-date On The Run 2 Tour In the UK. Just ahead of the one-year birthday of their twins Sir and Rumi, the duo hit the stage looking better than ever and more united than ever. Screams were heard when a photo of their twins flashed on the screen. No word yet if the babies are actually traveling with Jay and Bey; but if history is any indicator, they are. Blue Ivy is a normal presence at their shows. Keeping their children with them while on tour is something they’ve always embraced.
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(New York, NY) – Federal authorities are issuing a subpoena for rap artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z. They’re ordering him to appear in Manhattan federal court next week relating to a fraud case with his clothing business Rocawear.
The Securities and Exchange Commission served Jay-Z, who’s real name is Shawn Carter, with an investigative subpoena in February. There has been no comment from Jay-Z on the investigation.