According to Radar Online, Beyonce has responded to reports that she and husband Jay-Z are about to make Blue Ivy a big sister! Last night she took to her Instagram to let it be known exactly how she felt.
Radar Online is reporting that the IG pic has since been removed.
This is what came as a result of the world erupting with commentary yesterday after E! News began reporting definitively that Bey was pregnant, and after her friend, Russell Simmons tweeted a congratulations to the Beyonce and Jay-Z. Well, whether it was true or not, everyone wanted to be the very first to break the story, and we guess what happened in the end was, that people hurt the very person they wanted to be happy for. Not good.
Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister sometime next year. Reportedly, Beyoncé is pregnant with her second child by husband Jay-Z. E! reports that multiple source have confirmed that the “Put A Ring On It” singer is expecting. Speculation on whether or not Beyoncé had another bun in the oven started running rampant when she showed up to the Met Gala in a Givenchy gown whose design concealed his midsection. The chatter increased exponentially when she postponed a show in Antwerp, part of her Mrs. Carter World Tour, due to exhaustion and dehydration. She did apologize to fans for having to postpone the show, then during the next night’s performance revealed that she was doing so against her doctor’s orders. Neither Beyoncé nor Jay-Z’s representatives have confirmed if they are really expecting. Having a new baby will certainly make promotion of her forthcoming new album very interesting. Nevertheless, congrats to Beyoncé and Jay-Z!
Kendrick Lamar felt a sense of accomplishment when he got Jay-Z‘s verse for the remix to his hit single “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” ”It was one of them feelings where, you know, you finally reached that moment to where you’re actually respected,” the Compton rapper says inan interview with Get Schooled. “Jay-Z don’t have to [be on] nobody’s track, so for him to actually hop on a record of mine just shows the level of respect he has for me as an artist. And as a true artist, that’s what you want. You have all the money in the world and the awards, and accolades and stuff, you always want that respect. For him to do that, it’s just one of them things. I felt like, ‘OK, I finally accomplished what I sought out to do the moment I turned 13, and that’s be respected by people I respect.”
Jay-Z covers one of TIME’s seven “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue. Jay’s piece in the magazine was written by the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.
Check out what the Mayor had to say:
Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.
DJ Premier recently explained just how connected Hip Hop artists can be. In an interview with experienced A&R Jeff Sledge for Al Lindstrom, Premier described his friendship with Tupac and his observations of Jay-Z’swork ethic. ”We knew Pac before he bubbled,” the Gang Starrproducer explained. “We knew him when he was going through his drama and we remained really close friends.” ”We were really there, at their house, throwing wild parties. Before Pac even dropped [1992's]‘Trapped,’ we were hanging out with Pac like that,” he added. Premier also recalled an experience where Tupac used the crowd to protest when he did not receive payment for a show. According to Premier, Pac went on stage saying, ”Yo, they ain’t got my mothafuckin’ money and I want y’all to tear this place up right now!” Premier also shared memories of watching Jay-Z in the studio. He recalled seeing Jay go from a session with Too Short for “A Week Ago” to a session with him for “A Million and One Questions (Remix),” running back and forth between takes. ”His success is well deserved,” Premier stated in the interview. “He busts his ass.”
More of Premier’s conversation with Sledge can be viewed below.
DJ Premier worked with Jay-Z on the aforementioned track but he has also produced others songs for Hova including “D’Evils,” “Friend or Foe” and “So Ghetto.” In 2010, Greg Nice told HipHopDX’s Jake Paine about a collaboration between Tupac and DJ Premier. ”Yeah,” he said, confirming their collaboration. “And [DJ Premier] loved [Tupac] as well. To the point where that’s all he talks about.”
Chief Keef tweeted his excitement after hearing Jay-Z mention his name in the newly released “Open Letter.” ”Wanna give me jail time and a fine/Fine, let me commit a real crime/I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef/Out of spite, I just might flood these streets/Hear the freedom in my speech.” Chief Keef immediately took to Twitter. Check out tweets below.