Even though he doesn’t show it, the rapper/ producer P.has turned 50 on Saturday. Time flies.

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the birthday event hosted more celebrities than the Grammy’s.

 

 

Among the guests were Cardi B, the Kardashians, Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg, Kylie Jenner, Post Malone,

 

 

Pharrell Williams, Dr. Dre, Lil Kim, Mary J. Blidge and Leonardo DiCaprio. We suppose we could say it was a tribute to the early 00’s music industry with all these names.

 

One a side note, Diddy’s birthday was in November but he decided to celebrate it together with the birthday of his former partner Kim Porter,

who passed away last year. It was also more convenient for him because some of the celebrity guests wouldn’t have been able to make it in November.

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Indeed, at an event with so many celebrities, there were some interesting moments.

 

The live performances of Lil Kim and Mary J. Blidge were some of the highlights of the night. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Jay-Z were seen singing along.

However; there was a little tension emerging when a random guest started to record them on the phone, to which reacted.

 


 

 

In the meantime, Jay Z’s watch attracted a lot of attention. He was wearing a Patek Philippe worth 2.2 million USD.

Another instant of the event was the reunion between Jay-Z and Kanye West, who hadn’t been spotted together for a long time.

The celebrities had a feud 3 years ago after Kanye West ranted about the Carters on stage.

Although many fans reacted positively to this reunion, some couldn’t help but notice the dissatisfaction on Jay Z’s face when he saw Kanye.

50 Cent even mocked the situation by sharing a story with a picture of Diddy, Pharrell, Jay Z, and Kanye. It’s hard to deny how grumpy Jay Z looks in the picture.

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In his story, 50 Cent wrote “This is exactly why I ask who all gonna be there?”.

Leonardo DiCaprio was among the guests having the best time. He was spotted dancing with his friends and girlfriend Camila Morrone.

The menu was also quite rich and a bit controversial. There was a weird combination of gourmet meals and McDonald’s sandwiches.

The main alcoholic beverage was obviously Ciroc, the vodka brand for which Diddy holds shares.

Although none of the celebrities brought him presents, his son Christian Combs bought him an extravagant painting that consisted of 100,000 stones crusted on diamond.

 

They are both iconic and followed by millions. They are both good-looking and successful.

They are perfect matches for each other. In this article, we are going to list the black power-couples that restore our faith in fairy tales.

In no particular order

  • Barack Obama – Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama is the first African American to hold the office of President of the United States..

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Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American president. Obama is the ‘President of Firsts’.

  • LeBron – Savannah James

It is hard to imagine meeting someone special in high school and spending the rest of your life with them. For the NBA star LeBron James, this became a reality.

When they met in high school, they were already sports prodigies with LeBron advancing in basketball and Savannah advancing in softball.

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Now, LeBron James is one of the most successful and highest-paid athletes. He can’t emphasize enough how supportive Savannah has been throughout this strenuous journey.

Besides their successful sports career, they dedicated their lives to helping underprivileged children through the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Celebrity Relationships Goals

 

  • ‘Beyoncé – Jay-Z Carter

There are some couples that you knew you would lose faith in love forever if they were to break up.

We are talking about Beyonce and Jay-Z, probably the most powerful couple in the music industry. They are both extremely successful with their phenomenal music, which feeds from their love for each other.

In addition, they have built up an enormous wealth up to billions thanks to their investments in sports, cosmetics and alcohol brans.

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Surely, they weren’t perfect, as they faced marital issues in 2014. They even came very close to a divorce. As Jay-Z stated in an interview, they chose to fight for their love for each other and their three children.

It is perhaps their honesty about the flaws and imperfections that make them even more “perfect”.

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  • Dwayne Wade- Gabrielle Union

During the 2019 ESPY awards, the newly-retired Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade gave a heart-melting speech for his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, expressing his love and gratitude for her.

The couple met in 2009, three years after Union’s first marriage ended. After five years of dating, they got married in 2014.

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The couple welcomed their daughter in 2018, while Union also takes care of Wade’s three children from his previous marriage.

When asked about their secret, they told that being each other’s friend and laughing together was essential.

  • Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

Who said you can’t do business with your partner?

The Smiths are a great example of this as they lunch Multimedia Cross-platform Venture Westbrook Inc.

Having established successful acting careers, the two met on the set of the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1994.

Starting out as friends, they eventually became a couple and got married in 1997. Following this, they welcomed two children.

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When asked about the secret to their marriage, they said individuality is very important and they allow each other to have their own quality times.

Nevertheless, they also expressed they would be willing to sacrifice their career to save their marriage if need be.

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  • Ciara – Russell Wilson

The successful R&B singer Ciara and the NFL star Russell Wilson are always admired for keeping their relationship alive and exciting.

When asked about the secret, they say it’s not rocket science and it only takes love and communication. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter, while Ciara’s 5-year-old son from her previous marriage also lives with them.

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Ciara and Russell are planning to have more children in the future, but are – as Ciara stated – “enjoying dancing with flat bellies at the moment”.

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THE STORY OF JAY-Z BECOMING A BILLIONNAIRE

There are very few entertainers whose fortune reached up to $1 billion. Just recently, Jay-Z broke a record and became the first hip-hop artist to do so. Besides being a successful rapper and a beloved husband, it is clear that he is leaving permanent traces in business. So, how did Jay-Z transcend into the golden age of his life?

Perhaps, the biggest secret behind his success is that he always created his own brands and never promoted another brand. During the first half of the nineties, he was allegedly a drug dealer.

When he decided to become a musician, he founded his own label called Roc-A-Fella Records. This was completely his own work which ended up earning him over 20 Grammy Awards and 14 albums that had number 1 debuts in Billboard 200.

His self-reliant business persona expanded into other industries in the beginning of the millennium. Rocawear was a clothing line with clothes and accessories initiated by Jay-Z. The sales earned him a net income of 400 million USD in less than 3 years. In mid 2000s, he founded the sports club called 40/40 club.

It was more like a chain of clubs that had branches in Las Vegas. He also invested in beauty products of the cosmetic brand Carol’s Daughter.

In 2010s, he made investments that brought him the ultimate success. One of them was the Armand de Brignac champagne that he invested 200 million USD in 2014. The luxury-wine and spirits company had significant demand from celebrities. Its signature look was the gold bottles.

He had the biggest portion of his income from this brand with 310 million USD. It shouldn’t be surprising since he invested four times more money in the company than he did for his music. In addition to the champagne business, he also has a joint venture with Bacardi that gave rise to the cognac brand D’Usse.

There were 200000 annual sales that helped the company grow 80% every year. Jay-Z’s net income from D’Usse is 100 million USD. He is one of the few entertainers who make more money from an industry other than the entertainment sector.

Jay-Z invested substantially in entertainment and media. In 2008, he founded Roc Nation containing a record label, a talent agency, concert production and other media-related activities. Many artists including Jay-Z’s wife Beyoncé also made contributive investments. The company contributes an additional 75 million USD to Jay-Z’s fortune.

He purchased the Norwegian technology company Aspiro, launching the streaming service called Tidal in 2014. He successfully promoted Tidal with posters and announcements of his 13th studio album that would immediately be available on the platform. Tidal had a net income of 100 million USD.

 

His other sources of income were from music catalogues, art collection and real estate. He owns mansions in East Hampton, New York and Los Angeles. These mansions boast a real estate value worth 50 million USD. He purchased an Andy Warhol collection for 4.5 million USD after using some his work on the cover of his 2011 album Decoded. His overall art collection is estimated to be worth 70 million USD.

It seems that this is only the beginning for Jay-Z and that he won’t control the business, but he will become the business himself.

 

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Gone Too Soon Nipsey Hussle

Gun Violence Culture

Gun violence in America ended another life on March 31 when the famous American rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot in front of his store called Marathon Clothing. He was only 33 years old and the beloved husband of American Model Lauren London when he died. His 14 years of career wasn’t always easy, however, he was one of those people who could create an impact of 13 albums with a single album.

His real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom. He was born in 1985 in South Los Angeles. His mother is African-American and his father was Eritrean.

He dropped out of high school at the age of 14, His was nicknamed Nipsey Russell which he later used as a stage name.

Music Career And Entrepreneurship

His initial attempts at music consisted of independent mixtapes that only gain recognition regionally. His mixtapes after he signed a contract with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records brought him more fame.

2009 was Hussle’s year of outshining since he collaborated with Drake and Snoop Dogg while also releasing a third mixtape. However, he had to leave Epic Records due to the financial issues of the label. He had attempts to release an album that featured a lot of guest appearances and an incredible amount of production, but only one single called Feeling Myself was released instead of the album.

Hussle founded a record label called All Money after leaving Epic and released a mixtape called the Marathon in 2010. This was followed by two more sequels and collaborative albums with independent rappers. In 2012, he released another single that features rapper Rick Ross.

In 2013, he released a mixtape called Crenshaw which had guest appearances of Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Sade and Skeme. This was his most widely recognized mixtape.  Jay-Z bought 100 copies of the mixtape paying 100 USD for each. Following the success of this mixtape, Hussle announced that he was preparing to release an album called Victory Lap. Although the release date was constantly delayed, he still continued making appearances and releasing mixtapes.

 

Giving Back To The Community

His 2016 single called FDT created a lot of controversy as it was defending the Mexican immigrants in the United States against Trump.

The album was finally released in February 2018, receiving universal acclaim and debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200. 5300 copies were sold in the first week. Singles from the album such as Double Up, Last Time I Checc’d and Dedication peaked high in Billboard Hot 100. His album got nominated for the Best Rap Album in 2019 Grammys.

Besides his music career, he was a community activist who was inspired by a trip he made to Eritrea, Africa at a young age. Growing up inside a gang environment, he knew the experience. So, he tried to discourage young black men from joining them. He went to schools and joined panels to talk about solutions to fight gang violence and improved the areas. He also provided funds for many schools in his neighbourhood that were underserved.

On 31 March 2019, Hussle became a victim of gun violence in front of his Marathon Clothing Store which he founded in 2017. The suspect shot him 5 times, killing him in 30 minutes. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

His death was met with great sorrow. The intersection of two avenues near his store was named after him. Various rappers, politicians including Barack Obama and millions of fans offered condolences and expressed their sadness.

 

Gone Too Soon

 

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Tamera Mowry-Housley Attacked by Beyoncé Fans for revealing how she felt the first time she met Jay-Z!

Beyonce Fans are not too pleased with Tamera Mowry-Housley. During Yesterday’s episode of ‘The Read’ Tamerai  let out that she had met Jay-Z in 2000 during the premiere of Nutty Professor II and was  bewitched his persona.

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‘I actually met Jay Z in person and he wasn’t with Beyoncé at the time and I wasn’t dating anybody either’

The Beehive made it painfully obvious to Tamara  that they will not let anyone disrespect their queen. They not happy that Tamera Mowry-Housley was flirting with Jay Z. 

She went on to say she found a way to talk to him by asking him for a gum… ‘And when I met him, you do get hit with the charm. I found myself strangely asking for gum’

“I swear, My sister and I were at the premiere of Nutty Professor and he walked by and I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s Jay Z!’ I was like, ‘can I have some gum?’ And he gave me some gum, he did!” ~ Tamera Mowry-Housley

She added that is was ‘his charm’.

Loni her co-host wasn’t too impressed, kept playing with her tea bag and watching Tamara spill the tea on  Jay Z and asked her where ‘Adam was at this point’ 

 

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Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley

To which she replied ” l told you, was 23, I hadn’t even met Adam. Adam wasn’t even in the picture,” 

 

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Shocked Loni then asked is could have been Jay Z and Tamara?

Tamara replied ‘ Well, I don’t know about that.

Well the beehive are not letting her know what they think of the tea that spilled…

 

BREAKING NEWS: Huge congratulations to Beyoncé and Jay Z !  The happy couple confirmed the good news with the photo below on their social media platform (Instagram)

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Beyoncé Wrote:

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. ~ The Carters

Beyoncé and Jay Z already have a daughter called Blue Ivy. We’re very happy for the Carter family!

We wish the Entrepreneur, Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, stunning and gorgeous Actress and her music mogul husband Jay Z God’s blessings… we can’t wait to see the little cuties!

Photo credit: Beyoncé (Instagram)

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Music mogal  Jay Z,  has launched own music streaming service called “Tridal”.  Musicians come together to support Jay Z’s streaming….  Beyonce, Kanye West, Madonna, Jack White,Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Jason Aldean, J-Cole, Calvin Harris, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire, Chris Martin of Coldplay,  Deadmau5….

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It  is believed Jay Z bought Swedish tech company Aspiro earlier this year..

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This video of Beyoncé and Jay Z at a basketball game enjoying good sports has set tongues wagging because Bey seems to be swaying back and forth in her chair in a dazed manner, she then stops and have a normal conversation with Jay Z and continues swaying…

Most people now want to know the logical explanation for the sway.

We believe she was either rehearsing a routine/song in her head  or praying.

 Do you agree? What do you think?