First Dibs: Were Beyonce And Jay Z At The Trayvon Martin Rally Yesterday?

What did Kanye West and Azaelia Banks tiff over on twitter yesterday? What’s so unique about Metallica’s new concert film? Did the crowd go wild for Jay Z and Justin Timberlake at Yankee Stadium on Friday?

  • Beyonce and Jay Z took to the streets in New York City yesterday to protest the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial. Rev. Al Sharpton spoke with the duo at the rally and claims they “didn’t want to speak and they didn’t come for a photo op.” They were there for the cause. [People]
  • Kanye West took to twitter yesterday to declare that the “2nd verse of ’New Slaves’ is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD.” Azaelia Banks disagreed with this statement and tweeted that her “YUNG RAPUNXEL” was better. []
  • Metallica previewed their unique new concert film, Metallica Through the Never, at Comic-Con this weekend. The film features Dane DeHaan as a delivery boy caught up in narrative involving riot police and apocalyptic themes. [Rolling Stone]
  • Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s Legends of Summer Tour kicked off this week in Torono. On Friday night, the two thrilled the packed house at Yankee Stadium. [MTV News]

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