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Beyonce goes retro in the second trailer for her forthcoming HBO special, On The Run. Mrs. Carter covers the 1966 classic “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” in the black and white promo.

Dressed as a glamorous jazz singer, Bey serenades her hubby and touring partner, Jay-Z as he smokes a stogie. The clip then cuts to footage of the duo’s joint tour which is full of tight choreography, stunts and, naturally, hair flips.

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was penned by Sonny Bono and recorded by both Nancy Sinatra and his then-wife Cher. It’s clear, Beyonce was more inspired with the former with her rendition. Check out all three versions below and weigh on who gives a more deadlier performance.

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Someone’s taking advantage of their new-found notoriety. Even though Jay Z’s alleged mistress, Liv, hasn’t publicly confirmed rumors that she’s the reason why Jay Z and Beyonce’s marriage is on the rocks, the female rapper has released a track titled, “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” With lyrics taking aim at Bey, the song hardly seems like an apology for sleeping with her man. Here are a couple of excerpts:

“Girls can’t run the world fightin’ over men, all my single ladies better keep in mind when them those tables turn you gon’ be the wife.”

“You out here tellin’ them how to serfbort. Come on, now. Serfborts. Monica Lewinsky. You a married woman.”

“The man? He likes model chicks. He likes all naturally flawless model chicks, like me.”

If the rumors are true, I can’t believe Jay Z would cheat on Beyonce with this hooker. The Destiny’s Child singer is so much hotter and prettier. I guess we all know why Solange gave Jay Z a much-needed bitch slapping during that infamous elevator ride. Give the track a listen below which samples Outkast’s “Ms Jackson.”

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SNL Parodies Solange Beatdown & Michael Sam Kiss

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Saturday Night Live can sometimes be at the mercy of a slow news week. The comedy gods were extremely generous to SNL this week with plenty of hilarious topics for the show to work with.

For its season finale hosted by Andy Samberg, the late-night show tackled two of the previous week’s juiciest stories- Solange’s elevator attack on Jay-Z and Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after learning he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

Check out both sketches below which features plenty of returning SNL alums including Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and more. The voiceovers by Solange and Jay-Z during the elevator footage is everything. Apparently a pesky spider was all to blame.

watch both clips below

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It’s not like Beyonce and Jay-Z needed to heavily promote their upcoming joint On The Run tour. A simple tweet would’ve sold out multiple arenas. Being the visual person that Bey is, she surprised her fans yet again by dropping a stunning promo video. Given the unwanted attention her family squabble has been receiving, shifting conversation to a more professional matter is probably desired.

Directed by Melina Matsoukas, who helmed Bey’s “Pretty Hurts,” the four-minute clip thematically plays on the Carter’s first collaboration, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde.” Appearing in the video are Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Díaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones.

The production is top notch. It plays like a trailer for a big budget summer blockbuster. Only thing is, this is one movie we’re never going to see… or will we? I wouldn’t put it past Bey to release a surprise movie. Check out the clip below.

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Days after that wonderfully entertaining video of Solange Knowles beating up Jay-Z surfaced, Beyonce has finally broken her silence. It’s about time girl. I’m still shocked the “Drunk In Love” singer stood there silently in the elevator while little sis went bat shit crazy on her husband.

In an exclusive statement to the Associated Press, Beyonce says they have worked through their differences and have moved on. She goes on to say that “families have problems and we’re no different.”

Unfortunately, the statement doesn’t actually reveal what started the fight. I don’t think we will ever know. You have to assume it’s something pretty big for Solange to delete every picture featuring Beyonce on her Instagram account. Today however, she posted an adorable pic from their childhood for #TBT. Check out the photo below, along with the full statement by Beyonce.

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OH SH$T GURLLLL!!! Don’t ever piss off Solange Knowles. Girl has some fire in her. Beyonce’s little sister goes ratchety hoodrat at Jay-Z inside an elevator at a Met Ball after-party. The beatdown goes on for a little while before Solange is physically restrained by another man which I assume is a bodyguard.

Where’s Bey doing all this? Watching quietly on the sidelines of course. I’m curious to know why she didn’t attempt to stop little sis. With no audio in play, it’s difficult to figure out exactly how the fight started but it escalates pretty quickly. Maybe she’s angry for not being included on Bey and Jay-Z’s joint tour ;) Props to Jay-Z for not reacting to a clearly hyped up Solange.

Thanks to TMZ, the footage from the surveillance video from the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District was obtained. I’m curious to know how much they paid for the footage. Check it out below.

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In honor of Black Music Month, Ebony magazine is issuing four collectible covers with a different musical superstar gracing each one. The publication pays tribute to them for their “unprecedented impact on black music.”

Not surprisingly given her remarkable year, Beyonce snags one and earns the title of ‘Diva.’ Her other half, hubby Jay-Z, scored a cover as well with the ‘Mogul’ moniker. Rounding out the four are Rihanna and Kanye West with the titles of ‘Rebel’ and ‘Poet’ respectively.

Inside the issue, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill and Prince are also honored, along with icons of years past, including Tina Turner, Tupac, and Donna Summer. The issue hits newsstands on Tuesday. Check out the rest of the covers below.

“It was an honor to write the four cover stories for EBONY magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition,” said music writer Kevin Powell. “Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z packaged with legends like Tina Turner, Donna Summer or Tupac Shakur, but we did it because when it comes to Black music, it is important to note the deep connection between the musicians of yesterday and today.”

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Beyonce & Jay-Z Officially Announce On The Run Tour

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After weeks of rumors, Beyonce’s joint tour with her husband Jay-Z is officially on. Dubbed On The Run Tour, the married couple will hit 16 cities beginning on June 25 in Miami and ending in San Francisco on August 5. Access to tickets will be granted the morning of April 29 to Beyonce fan club members and Chase cardholders. The general public will have to wait until May 2 on LiveNation.

I’m curious what the logistics of the show will be like. Will each have their own set with duets sprinkled in between. If that is the case, which collabos will they pick? While everyone knows “Drunk In Love” and “Crazy In Love,” Mr. Mrs. have joined forces plenty more times. Check them all out below and weigh in on which are your favorites.

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