Jay Z is referencing Benet's split from his then-wife Halle Berry. Soon after the album dropped, the R&B singer responded on Twitter, writing, "Hey yo #Jayz! Just so ya know, I got the baddest girl in the world as my wife….like right now."
In an interview with USA Today, Benet clarified his initial response, saying that he intended it to be "lighthearted" and that "it's all love." Benet went on to compliment Jay Z, remarking that "everything he makes is always fire" and that it is "unreal" to be mentioned in his lyrics.
"He's talking about some deep stuff on the song, how he needs to be a better man for Blue and he went through it … and personally, I'm just happy to see that he and Beyonce made it through on the other side, and everything is dope, " he said. "So from my perspective, I think that everything that happens in your past, most of it leads to where you are today. And I love my life as it is, my babies and my wife, so life and God is good." Check out his tweethere.
"I've got a new secret hobby," she revealed. "I mean, I say hobby, it'll probably only last a few days! I have a new hobby--making pom-poms. I'm quite good at it! I am such a natural. I made a real cat on purpose. I've even set up an Etsy account."
The singer didn't divulge her user name on the site--but browse amateur pom-pom makers in the UK and perhaps you'll stumble upon it. Adele penned a heartfelt letter to fans about her future plans:
"I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live," she wrote. 'And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now." Read morehere.
Produced by Baldwin Li and Orian Williams, heralded for their Ian Curtis film, Control, the film follows Morrissey trying to find himself through the 70s, eventually meeting Johnny Marr.
There is no word yet about a U.S. theatrical release date but the first trailer for the film has just been made public by The Guardian. Check out the online stream of the trailerhere.
The video starts off at the scene of a car crash before showing glimpses of a couple as they meet, fall in love, get married and raise their first child. While there is a heartbreaking twist at the end, the video concludes with a meaningful message.
Directed by Jeff Venable, clips of Ballerini performing on the cliffs of the Big Sur on the Pacific coast are interspersed throughout the video. Watch the new promo cliphere.
In the video, an artist paints behind Hayes as he jams out on the guitar. Fans might hope this track is indicative of an upcoming album, but Hayes reveals he might just be adhering to the "singles model" for the foreseeable future.
"[My new music] doesn't all have to be released the same way; we're talking about all different kinds of avenues that I'm super-stoked about," Hayes told the Washington Post. "Because songs that would have never seen the light of day before will now have a story and a place to go." Watch the videohere.
The title refers to the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious and who was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before he could stand trial.
The band released a lyrics video to accompany the new track. This song follows the previously released singles, "Doing It For The Money," "Pay the Man" and "SHC." Foster the People recently announced a new set of fall tour dates, which will kick off Sept. 2. Listen to the trackhere.
The new location will be inside of the Philips Arena where the Atlanta Hawks play. The sporting venue is currently going through renovations, and the SWAG shop is part of the plan reports Stereogum.
'I'm very happy that the front porch of the Hawks is going to be host to a SWAG Shop, Killer Mike said. "It really is like a dream coming true because now kids are going to be coming down early just to hang out in my shop, buy a t-shirt, get a haircut and watch the game." Read morehere.
In any event, fashion writers are hailing it the color of the summer and once again, Lady Gaga has bragging rights in the glamor stakes. We like "blorange." She was blorange this way, baby.
Gaga shared her look in an Instagram post: ""Like a summer peach ," she wrote. "jus juicin' xoxo, Joanne #joanneworldtour #rehearsal." Check out the blorange hairdohere.
Travis wrote to "describe the harsh and dangerous conditions that coal miners experienced every day." Johnny Cash popularized the tune on his iconic 1968 live album At Folsom Prison.
"It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew, where danger is double and pleasures are few," Mellencamp sings as an accordion and tambourine play in the background.
The documentary premiered June 25 on National Geographic. It is also available, commercial-free via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play and VOD. Watch Mellencamp's video and the filmhere.
Toward the end of the song's music video, Puth demonstrates how his music is made by using only his mouth as an instrument. It turns out Puth began perfecting those skills in 8th grade and in the back of his parents' car.
"My dad would listen to Motown' R&B. My mom would listen to folky, Americana stuff and the classical music. I got a nice smorgasbord of musical offerings," Puth told Fresh 102.7. "I would harmonize with every song. I would beatbox' And that's how I make music on the fly: I'll just click my teeth and annoy the crap out of everybody around me." Read morehere.
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