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Beyonce Announces Pregnancy

Beyonce made a HUGE announcement while walking the red carpet of the MTV Music Video Music Awards tonight. She grabbed her stomach while telling the paparazzi that she and Jay are expecting. MTV Tweeted:

“OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!”

She also confirmed her pregnancy while performing during the show.  Before she started singing ‘Love on Top Of Me’, she said to the audience, ‘I Want You To Feel The Love That’s Growing Inside Of Me’. As her performance wrapped, she threw down the mic, opened her jacket and rubbed her stomach while Jay-z and Kanye celebrated in the audience. Jay also turned to the stage and saluted her which made for a classic VMA moment.


Rumors of Beyonce possibly being with child sparked up weeks ago during her ‘4 Intimate Nights with Beyonce’ concert when she held her stomach during a part of her set during the second night of the series.

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Hip Hop’s Top 20 Earners in 2011

It’s that time again when Forbes releases their annual Cash Kings of Hip Hop list. For the third year in a row, Jay-Z tops the list with an estimated revenue of $37 million in the last year. Jay-Z who unveiled his long-awaited collaboration with Kanye West – Watch the Throne this week, continues to reap the benefits of a 10-year $150 million Live Nation deal, as well as stakes in the New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 Club chain, ad firm Translation and others. This year marked the first time he out-earned wife Beyonce since their marriage in 2008. In last year’s list, his earnings were estimated at $63 million.

Touring was one of the many revenue streams they looked at to come up with the Cash Kings list, which charts pretax earnings for all living artists whose work is primarily classified as hip-hop or rap. The estimates also include income from record sales, digital downloads, films, merchandise sales, endorsements, books and other ventures; management, agent and attorney fees are not deducted. Earnings were calculated for the period from May 2010 to May 2011 and based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan, the RIAA and individual record labels, as well as interviews with numerous lawyers, media buyers, managers and many of the artists themselves.

Check out who else made the list after the break. (more…)


Kim Kardashian Finally Gets Engaged to Kris Humphries

 

Congratulations are in order for Kim Kardashian. She has finally found a man stupid enough to wife her up…with a 20.5 carat diamond ring! And this after only 6 months of dating!!! I never thought I would see the day. Reggie Bush was smart enough to get the hell out of dodge when Kim bought herself a 7 carat engagement ring back in 2009. Talk about pressure! Reggie is probably laughing up a storm with his boys somewhere. I mean what will Kris tell the kids? We’re famous coz mummy released a video of herself having sex with a man who is not daddy??? Unbelievable!!!

According to People magazine online, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries, popped the question to Kim while on bended knee in the bedroom of her Beverly Hills mansion.

Humphries presented Kim with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler. “I just knew I wanted it to be big,” says Humphries, 26, who, with the help of Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner, planned an intimate family celebration later that evening. (more…)


Diddy is the Wealthiest Artist in Hip Hop

Forbes recently released their list of the top 5 wealthiest Hip Hop artists. Amazingly, Diddy tops the list, beating out Jay-Z and 50 Cent. Diddy just won’t stop. The best thing that ever happened to Diddy was Biggie. However, Diddy took that exposure further and built a huge empire and brand. Regardless of what you think of the man, you have to admire his work ethic. The Forbes list was formed using the same procedures used to form the list of the world’s top billionaires – valuing current holdings, looking at past earnings, leafing through financial documents and talking to a bevy of analysts, attorneys, managers and other industry players to find the nitty-gritty details.

The top spot goes to Sean “Diddy” Combs, who tops our accounting of rap’s richest with a fortune of $475 million, fueled by his interests in Sean John clothing, Bad Boy Worldwide record label and, most significantly, his Diageo joint-venture vodka brand Ciroc. Jay-Z ranks a close second, with $450 million. (more…)


Have You Always Wondered About Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Relationship?

I’ve always been intrigued by the relationship between Beyonce and Jay-Z. Somehow, the two have managed to keep everything about their relationship out of the public eye. Which just makes us want to know more. In the new issue of Ebony magazine, they are named as Music’s Most Powerful Couple. The issue also has 2 other covers: One with the Obamas as the Couple With a Purpose, and the other with Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker as  Hollywood’s Most Passionate Couple.

Dream Hampton, (the woman behind Jay-Z’s autobiography Decoded) has written an intimate article about Jay and Beyonce’s relationship. She makes it sound too good to be true. Check it out:

He is her best friend, someone who immediately and implicitly understands her life, not only as a star, but as a hard-working driven artist

“For all their might as solo power players, their relationship is remarkably free of drama. They sit around in their pajamas and watch cable and snuggle, which may, after all, be the ultimate fantasy. When they climb off the couch from beneath their favorite cashmere throws or disembark from their yachts, they work as if James Brown were their boss. (more…)


Kanye West’s Monster Video Stills… Scary!!!

Just when I thought Kanye West was getting back to normal, he goes and pulls another crazy stunt. It seems the video for his song, Monster, will be different (for lack of a better word). Very different. Select scenes from his new music video ‘Monster’ hit the web yesterday. This video is very creepy. If his intention is to get the Illuminati rumours going again, I think he’s outdone himself.

In one scene, Kanye is shown lounging on a bed with a collection of dead bodies lying next to him. He clumsily makes out with one corpse like some kind of twisted, psychotic serial killer. The video also features rappers Jay Z, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross — who, in another macabre scene, smokes a cigar while sitting in a chair with dead bodies literally hanging around him.

Kanye’s exceptional CD, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is in stores now. It was actually awarded 5 mics by the Source magazine. What I’ve heard is also pretty good. However, I just can’t deal with this mess. Some may think it’s creativity, I just think it’s sick. See more stills after the break. (more…)


Richest Men In Hip Hop 2010

This week, Forbes released their annual Cash Kings of Hip Hop list. There are plenty of surprises while some are expected. Like Jay-Z. He tops the list for the second year in a row! He raked in an estimated $63 million, which includes a worldwide tour (grossing about $1 million per show), co-ownership in the 40/40 club, and stake in the New Jersey Nets.

Jay-Z pulled in $63 million over the past 12 months, earning him his second straight hip-hop cash crown. His income level places him in the 35% tax bracket, which means he’ll pay Uncle Sam about $22 million this year–a sum greater than the total earnings of any other rap star besides second-ranked Diddy.

See the full list after the break. (more…)