by (@JordanRuntagh)

Pro Tip: Filing A Paternity Suit Against Jay Z Isn’t Gonna Help Your Fledgling Rap Career

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It’s been a rough week for music’s royal couple. Just a day after unphotoshopped pics from Beyonce’s L’Oreal campaign set the internet on fire, Jay Z is facing a paternity suit from a 21-year-old aspiring rapper. Here’s a friendly piece of advice to any young hip-hop MCs just starting out: pissing off Hova probably isn’t the best way to get ahead in the rap game.

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by (@kat_george)

The 10 Most Unexpected Paul McCartney Collaborations

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Paul McCartney is one of the most iconic living musicians of all time. Whether you like him or not (and you like him, because who doesn’t love Paul, the best Beatle?) there’s absolutely no denying his cultural significance and immense musical talent, especially since his legacy is an ongoing one. That’s right: Paul McCartney is by no means done making music or a cultural impact. To celebrate the legend, and the release of his new single with Rihanna and Kanye West, “FourFiveSeconds”, we’re looking back at the times Paul McCartney shocked us with curveball collaborations. From Carly Simon or his secret band The Fireman, to rocking out on stage with Jay-Z and Linkin Park, these are the most unexpected Paul McCartney alliances we’ve been blessed with.

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by (@monsieurhodge)

Jay Z Wants to Better New York Together in Police Relations Plan Statement

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Last Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo detailed a six-point plan to reform police and community relations during his annual State of the State Address, and Jay Z is in full support, which is a little surprising due to the negative statements from a former Governor. He released a statement via Capitol Confidential about his reaction to the relation plan. Read below:

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by (@kat_george)

15 Overused Phrases You Hate That Came From Songs You Love

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We’re baffled by how much we can love certain songs but hate the phrases people take from them to use in their every day lives. You’ll dance to these songs like nobody’s watching because you adore them, but from “YOLO” to “Cray” to “Bae”, they’re responsible for releasing some of the most annoying sayings ever into the human race. Are you sick of being told to “Turn up”? Offended by the idea of “Big pimpin'”? Cringing every time someone calls themselves a “Baller”? Here are 15 annoyingly overused phrases that come from songs you love, and are probably listening to as you read this.
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by (@monsieurhodge)

Adrien Broner Throws Verbal Jabs at Jay Z & Rihanna over Roc Nation Offer

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Three-time world boxing champ Adrien Broner, who is commonly known for his outspoken personality, had some not-so-kind words for Jay Z over an insulting offer to join Roc Nation Sports. Broner told TMZ that he felt insulted when offered the $40 mill/5 year contract, because it was beneath him and that Jay Z should’ve discussed details with him directly instead of with other Roc Nation employees.

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12 Times Jay Z Partied Like It Was His Birthday In Music Videos

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-By Chris Carpenter

Jay Z has done so many glorious things during his 45 year stay on planet Earth. First off, he’s crafted two of the best hip hop albums of all time —Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint. But he’s also declared death to Auto-Tune, retired and then un-retired, professed his love for New York (the concrete jungle where dreams are made of), and most recently got drunk in love with his queen, Beyoncé. Though today is his birthday, Jay Z has already attended thousands of extravagant parties – and seemed to enjoy the naughty ones the best. Luckily for mankind, they all happened to be filmed in various music videos. Enjoy the 12 times we really wanted to party with Hova.

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10 Things Beyoncé Doesn’t Want Mentioned In Her Unauthorized Biography

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-By Phoebe Robinson

As some of you know, I am a Scandal & How To Get Away With Murder fan, so life is hard. So hard, in fact that every night when I lay myself down to sleep, I ask the Lord to spray some Miracle-Gro on my head because every week, Shonda Rhimes snatches my edges with her crazy plot twists and I end up looking like Naomi Campbell circa 2013, which is not cute when you don’t have Naomi Campbell money. Anyway, the point is that just as my edges were starting to recover, Grand Central Books announced that they are releasing an unauthorized biography of Beyoncé in fall 2015. The book will not feature any quotes from ‘Yonce, but will rely on secondary sources, which is code for “shady heauxes.” I am not a shady heaux, but I do have the inside scoop on Queen Bey! So without further ado, here are 10 not at all made up for comedic effect completely factual things that Beyoncé doesn’t want mentioned in her unauthorized biography.

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Jay Z Featuring Alicia Keys’ “Empire State Of Mind”, Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell’s “Drop It Likes It’s Hot” + More Throwback Hits

Music has been engrained in our lives from good days to bad. Ever listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys‘ “Empire State of Mind” while walking through New York City feeling unstoppable? Or maybe you’ve wiped your own tears to Mariah Carey‘s “Heartbreaker” after a tough break up. Throwback videos bring up the best and worst memories but more importantly, defining moments that have shaped the person you are today. Get a kick out of these throwback videos from years past. This is nostalgia at its finest.

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