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Hot 97’s Laura Stylez shared on Wednesday that Jay Z and Beyoncé might be headed on tour together in 2018. “This is a rumor guys, okay,” she said during Ebro in the Morning. “And I have my sources, so don’t ask me any questions. And again, it’s a rumor. I heard, somebody told me that, somebody told me that, somebody told me that the Carters, Jay Z and Beyoncé might—this is a might—be announcing a tour very soon. I’m talking maybe All-Star Weekend.”
“There’s been rumors about this for a while now,” she added, when Ebro clarified, asking if this was really a “Jay and Bey tour, like them moving around together.”
The first time Bey-Z toured together was in 2014, for the On the Run Tour, which followed the release of Bey’s surprise visual album Beyoncé and the leaked footage of Solange physically attacking Hov in an elevator in May 2014. Since then, Jay Z and Beyoncé have had their public rows, often through their music. Case in point: on her 2015 album Lemonade, B made mention of a certain “Becky with the good hair” in the song “Sorry,” which Jay later addressed on the 4:44 song “Family Feud.”
But hopefully the duo has left all those conflicts in the past, because if there’s one thing the world needs in 2018, it's a joint tour from the matchless couple. All-Star Weekend will be held in Los Angeles from Feb. 16 to 18—let's hope for some goods news.
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How do you end an incredible year for rap music? By talking about beef.
Rap beefs in 2017 ran the gamut from hilarity to curiosity. Remy Ma came out of nowhere with “ShETHER,” challenging Nicki Minaj and her status in the game. Young Dolph and Yo Gotti, two Memphis heavyweights, have moved past their beef and thankfully so; it escalated to Dolph getting shot earlier this year. And for East Coast rap heads, the idea of Cam’ron and Mase exchanging diss tracks in 2017 is a dream match-up come true.
More recently, there have been tensions brewing between former friends XXXTentacion and Ski Mask the Slump God. Azealia Banks is always out here doing the most on social media and reigniting beefs. Then there’s Drake and Meek Mill, but the 6 God decided to officially end their feud in a freestyle over Jay-Z’s “Family Feud.” Just when you think the year will start off calm and friendly, rappers always seem to have something to settle.
So, which one was your favorite? We asked New Yorkers to tell us theirs and you’ll be surprised to hear some of their answers.
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The mother-of-three shared some pictures of herself, Jay Z and Blue Ivy on the set of “Family Feud.”
A week after co-headlining his own Made In America Festival, Jay-Z returned to New York—albeit Queens and not his native Brooklyn—to perform headlining duties at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival at Citi Field Friday night.
While the 90-minute set featured “Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” “Where I’m From,” and new 4:44 fare such as “Family Feud,” one particular track gave Jay an opportunity to offer a quick opinion on current events in the sports and political sphere.
“I want to dedicate this song to Colin Kaepernick tonight,” Jay-Z said before launching into “The Story of O.J.” Hov also dedicated the song to the late comedian Dick Gregory, who passed in August, as well as “anyone that was held back and you overcame.”
The song takes its title—at least in part—to former NFL great O.J. Simpson, whose seemingly lifelong struggles with identity politics and code switching get a reference in the track’s opening bars courtesy of an anecdote from ESPN’s O.J.: Made In America.
Kaepernick remains unsigned and doesn’t appear likely to wind up on an NFL roster this season, after sitting and subsequently kneeling in protest during the singing of the national anthem as a member of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Players such as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have gone on record as saying Kaepernick is being passed on in favor of players with inferior statistics and talent because of his protest.
Despite not being on an active NFL roster this season, the NFL Player’s Association awarded Kaepernick the “Community MVP” designation for his charitable work.
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