#BlackGirlMagic Miss Jamaica’s Miss World Win Means 5 Black Women Hold Major Pageant Titles

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Miss Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh’s Miss World Win Means 5 Black Women Hold Major Pageant Titles

The title circuit is currently flooded with melanin and #blackgirlmagic. After South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzwas was dubbed Miss Universe, there’s another black pageant Queen to celebrate.

On Sunday Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh won the Miss World crown, the 23-year-old’s win means that the titles of Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA have all gone to Black women this year.
Singh, 23, is a native of St. Thomas, Jamaica, and is the fourth beauty queen from Jamaica to be crowned Miss World since Lisa Hanna in 1993.

“To that little girl in St. Thomas, Jamaica and all the girls around the world—please believe in yourself,” wrote Singh about her win. “Please know that you are worthy and capable of achieving your dreams. This crown is not mine but yours. You have a PURPOSE.”

Singh is the pride of her family, her uncle Theodore Bailey told The Jamaica Star that they all saw her win coming.

“As a toddler growing up, she would always tell us that she is going to be Miss World and Miss Jamaica. And fi si the manifestation come now, and that the world has to look up to mi niece, and even a community like Bath in St Thomas yah, mi feel real good man,” said Uncle Theodore.

“Words can’t even express my feelings right now, trust me. We a come from far and Toni-Ann always tell wi she is going to be the Joseph of this family. So even now it come in like is a dream come true or something, but to how me feel … boy, we have to really look pon it and say is like it’s a fulfilment of prophecy,” he added.

A win like this for five black women is especially historic considering that a few decades ago it wouldn’t be possible. In its first 30 years, black women weren’t even allowed to compete in the Miss America pageant.

As for Singh, she’s planning to go to medical school to become a doctor in women’s health.

Watch her historic crowning below.

 

#Diddy50 The Carters, The Kardashians & More Celebrate Diddy’s 50th At His $40 Million Mansion

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#Diddy50 The Carters, The Kardashians & More Celebrate Diddy’s 50th B-Day

Diddy had an epic birthday bash this weekend that brought out ALL of your Hollywood faves. Diddy’s #Diddy50 party was of course presented by Ciroc Vodka and held Saturday at his $40 million Holmby Hills mansion in Los Angeles, reports The Daily Mail.

Diddy’s house was done up with lights and a huge sequined sculpture was set up outside, inside a #Diddy50 monogram was displayed.

Sean Combs 50th Birthday Bash Presented By Ciroc Vodka

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Guests were given McDonald’s burgers and apple pies throughout the event and specialty Circo cocktails and CBD products were served, later an ornately decorated “Love” cake, for Diddy’s nickname, was brought out.

Sean Combs 50th Birthday Bash Presented By Ciroc Vodka

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Sean Combs 50th Birthday Bash Presented By Ciroc Vodka

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As for the guest list, it was filled with A-listers including Jay and Bey…

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Kanye, Kim and the rest of the Kardashian klan…

 

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Usher and J.D…

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Fab and Emily…

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Kevin Hart and Eniko…

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and Cardi, Offset and Mary J. Blige.

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Later MJB hit the stage and performed while her close friend Diddy cheered her on.

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Technically Diddy’s birthday was November 4, but he decided to mark it a month later. On his actual b-day Diddy thanked fans for their support and later told them that he’s celebrating for 365 days.

“THANK YOU ALL FOR ALWAYS LOVING, SUPPORTING and PRAYING for me always! 🖤 🙏🏿 It’s HALFTIME. Now LET’S GO!!!! #DIDDY50

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Happy birthday Diddy!

See more from his epic #Diddy50 b-day bash on the flip.

Some Positive Programming: The Ladies Of ‘Chatter’ Talk Cast Chemistry & Holiday Traditions

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The Ladies Of “Chatter” Talk Show Talk Cast Chemistry & Holiday Traditions

There’s some positive programming on television featuring four women of faith and their opinionated and sometimes unorthodox views.
Known for their work as the creator and Executive Producer of the hit series Preachers of LA, Relevé Entertainment is introducing “Chatter” to ring in the holiday spirit. “Chatter” features Dr. Dee Dee Freeman – The Leader, Real Talk Kim – The Pastor , Dr. Jewel Tankard – The Money Maker and Millionairess and Monique Idlett Mosley – The Mogul.

The show debut on TV One on December 15 during the time slot of 5:00pm – 9:00pm EST during the airing of the Super Bowl Gospel Fest and then will be available on digital and social platforms and will run throughout the entire holiday season for a special holiday Edition presented by AT&T #DreamInBlack and produced by Releve Entertainment.

The ladies will help get you in the holiday spirit by discussing their favorite holiday traditions while also discussing holiday taboos and conundrums including handling uninvited guests to X-mas celebration. Episodes will also include them getting some amazing decorating tips from a well – known interior designer and holiday meal tips from none other than Celebrity Chef, James Wright Chanel of that viral Patty Pies fame.

The casts also recognizes that they are blessed to serve as blessings for other and during the season of giving they select a deserving family to give them a Christmas that they will never forget.

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The ladies of “Chatter” chatted with BOSSIP about their cast dynamic and told us that each of them has a unique role that viewers can connect with us.

“Kim is the jokester, they call me the leader, so I’m the mom, they call me the mom,” said DeeDee Freeman. “Monique is the one who’s a little bit more detailed. She doesn’t miss anything, she’s always on point asking and answering the right questions.”

Real Talk Kim also joined in and told BOSSIP that powerhouse Jewel Tankard is all about growing and financial responsibility.

“Jewel is always trying to grow, every conversation will go back to making money,” said Kim of the Millionairess. “All she hears is money signs. H’ourdovers to make money, do it this way!”

The ladies also shared with BOSSIP that they hope women in particular gain “hope” from their popular programming. Monique Idlett Mosley, in particular, wants the show to highlight women unapologetically living their truth.

“I want this to be a platform where we can stop apologizing for living our truth and instead acknowledge the truth, deal with it and get real solutions with transparency and honesty,” said Idlett Mosley. “That’s what I want women to walk away with.”

 

Set your television reminders to tune in for “Chatter” — The Holiday Edition produced by Releve’ Entertainment on Sunday, December 15, 2019, during the airing of the Super Bowl Gospel Fest during the time slot of 5:00pm – 9:00pm EST.

Check your local listings for local air times. Join the conversation on IG/ Facebook: @ChatterTalkShow #ChatterTalkShow #DreamInBlack.

Buttascotch Bops: Rotimi Drops ‘The Beauty Of Becoming’ EP

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Rotimi Drops “The Beauty Of Becoming” EP

Everyone’s favorite Nigerian Buttascotch is back with new music. Rotimi is closing out the year releasing his latest EP, The Beauty of Becoming. The EP is the followup to Rotimi’s summer EP Walk With Me that peaked at #1 on the iTunes R&B charts and landed him a position as Youtube Music’s “Artist on the Rise.”

The new project features appearances by Akon on the ”Love Riddim” remix as well as Wale on the track “In My Bed” and Afro B on “Mega Love.” The seven-song project is the second release under EMPIRE and keeps in line with Rotimi’s unique international R&B/Pop inspired sound keeping listeners engaged from beginning to end.

 

“I wanted to keep the momentum going. Fans loved the last project and supported it so much that I wanted to give them something back in return and gift them with even more feel good music to end the year off right,” said Rotimi about the project.

Tracklisting

  1. In My Bed ft. Wale
  2. Fall Back
  3. Way Gone
  4. Mega Love ft. Afro B
  5. All Night
  6. Next To Your Love
  7. Love Riddim Remix ft. Akon

 

Stream The Beauty of Becoming

https://empire.lnk.to/TBOB

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#BlackExcellence Urban One Honors Celebrates 40 Years Of Radio One With Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliot & More

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Urban One Honors Celebrates 40 Years Of Radio One With Jamie Foxx, Missy Elliot & More

Black excellence was overflowing at Urban One, Inc.’s annual star-studded affair, The Urban One Honors. Held at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Thursday, December 5, the Honors were hosted by Urban One Founder and Chairwoman Cathy Hughes and actor Chris Tucker. The prestigious event celebrated the 40-year legacy of Radio One and will premiere on January 20, 2020, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, at 8P.M./7C on TV One.

This year’s honorees included changemakers in music, activism, and entertainment. They included veteran music executive Sylvia Rhone (Lifetime Achievement Honor); Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer Missy Elliott (Music Innovation Honor); Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx (Entertainment Icon Honor); Grammy Award-winning artist Chance the Rapper (Represent Change Honor); and, actor/dancer and star of “Pose,” Ryan Jamaal Swain (Represent Pride Honor). Special recognition went to music executive legend Clarence “The Black Godfather” Avant (Represent Opportunity), civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton (Represent Leadership), and Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter (Represent Excellence).

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BOSSIP was on hand and spoke with a plethora of people included Mona Scott Young and honoree Sylvia Rhone about the Black Girl Magic that’s embodied in Ms. Hughes, the owner of the largest African-American owned media corporation in the nation. We also chatted with Brandy and Ray J, Billy Porter, Bobby V and Wale who blessed us with a tongue-twisty BOSSIP headline on the spot.

Highlights from the evening included a surprise performance by Grammy Award-winning icon Anita Baker, who not only serenaded Cathy Hughes with “Giving You the Best That I Got” but also had Lalah Hathaway, Billy Porter, and Jamie Foxx to join her on stage.

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Actress Corinne Foxx presenting the Entertainment Icon Honor to her father Jamie Foxx, who, during his acceptance speech, remarked that his best role ever is being a father.

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Urban One Honors

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Rapper Lil’ Kim’s heartfelt presentation of the Music Innovation Honor, which brought honoree Missy Elliott to tears.

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Urban One Honors

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A special musical tribute to the late, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, James Ingram, by Ne-Yo, Eric Benét, Chanté Moore, and Al B. Sure!
Additional performances from Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar Brandy,

Grammy-nominated rapper Wale and new artist Jac Ross brought the audience to its feet. Special appearances by Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins, III, veteran radio personality Tom Joyner, entrepreneur and TV personality Ray J, rapper/radio host Da Brat, TV host Egypt Sherrod, comedian George Wallace, and Reach Media/Radio One personalities Russ Parr, Willie Moore, Jr, Dyana Williams, Darlene McCoy, and Little Bacon Bear rounded out the show.

“It is with great humility and gratitude that I acknowledge our sponsors, staff and attendees at our second annual Urban One Honors at the MGM National Harbor. We are totally aware that our 40th anniversary would not be a reality without your love and support,” said Hughes.

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Ford Motor Company served as Presenting Sponsor of the event and presented a special backstage pass segment hosted by TV Personality Tai Beauchamp, featuring exclusive interviews with the show’s honorees, performers, and presenters. Ford also sponsored the Entertainment Icon Award.

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URBAN ONE HONORS is presented by TV One and Radio One’s Washington D.C. market’s cluster of radio stations: Majic 102.3 and 92.7, WKYS 93.9, Praise 104.1, WOL 1450, Spirit 1340, and The Team 980 and 95.9. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.

URBAN ONE HONORS is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films. Kashon Powell, Vice President of Programming for Radio One and Susan Henry and Gold Morgan are the Executives in Charge of Production for TV One. For TV One’s Original Programming and Production, Robyn Greene Arrington serves as Vice President and Brigitte McCray serves as Senior Vice President.

All images via photographers Mike James, Brian Stukes, Patricia McDougal and Earl Gibson for Urban One, Inc.

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See more Black excellence embodying Urban One Honors photos on the flip.

10 Year Challenge: A Gallery Of Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like They Did In 2010

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A Gallery Of Celebrities Who Look Exactly Like They Did In 2010

The 2010s were a helluva decade that most of us struggled to survive. We have global warming, crooked presidents and armageddon around the corner. It is a miracle to end the decade better than we started it.

At least black people made it through while still looking beautiful as hell. You know why? Say it with me: black don’t crack. These celebrities exemplified that fact by not aging the entire decade.

Take a look…

On The Come Up: Nas Announces Latest Collaboration HSTRY x Alpha Industries Collection

Nas Announces Latest Collaboration HSTRY x Alpha Industries Collection

 

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Check out the latest collaboration from Alpha Industries with HSTRY, an apparel brand from the mind of hip-hop artist Nas. The two newest designs are available for purchase now on HSTRY website.

 

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The War Against Love Duster W.P Field Coat features a juxtaposition in design and intention, as the song title “War Against Love” print is shown on a modern version of the iconic field jacket, originally designed for the U.S. military. Retails for $300

The HSTRY x Alpha Industries collaboration was inspired by Nas’s compilation album, Lost Tapes 2, which released over the summer on July 19th, 2019. His designs celebrate this culmination of unreleased tracks from different eras in his career, combined with his long standing affinity for military style. Are we feelin’ it?

 

She Ready: Tiffany Haddish Reportedly Coupled Up With Common After Alleged Angela Rye Split

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Tiffany Haddish Reportedly Coupled Up With Common

Rumors are swirling that there’s a new Hollywood couple on the horizon. Tiffany Haddish and Common might be a thing if you believe speculation that things, unfortunately, didn’t work out with Angela Rye.
Sources told MadameNoire that Common and his political pundit sweetie are seemingly over again and pointed out that Angela arriving solo to her 40th birthday party as proof.

Not only that but Angela also recently attended Tyler Perry’s studio opening without a date which also sparked rumors that she’s single.

 

And while Angela might no longer be kicking it with Common, he might be booed up with Tiffany Haddish.

The Chicago rapper was spotted at Tiffany’s Black Mitzvah party a week ago, and he has been seen in recent photos with the stand-up star.

Most recently Tiffany posted Common on her page joking that he was blocking her from getting with her “MCM” Harry Belafonte.

Back in June Tiffany and Common sparked dating rumors after they were spotted leaving a party in the same SUV. Those rumors eventually fizzled out but maybe there’s been mutual interest between these two all along.

What do YOU think??? Is Tiffany Haddish not so secretly seeing Common?

#WOMAN: Syleena Johnson Competes In Texas National Physique Committee Cup, Takes Home Three Trophies

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Syleena Johnson Competes In Texas National Physique Committee Cup

After dropping 50 pounds for a fitness competition, an R&B Songstress and Sister Circle Live cohost saw stellar results. Syleena Johnson, 41, competed over the weekend in the Texas National Physique Committee (NPC Texas Cup) in Waco, Texas.

Johnson didn’t just hit the stage in an R&Baaawdy baring bikini, she actually took home THREE awards. Johnson took home 3rd place for Open, 5th place for True Novice, and 6th place for Novice. Johnson revealed that she passed on one completion, The Lee Haney Games, because she wasn’t physically ready. Instead after sticking to a strict diet and exercising with her personal trainer, she competed in The NPC Texas Cup in the Women’s Figure Category.

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“This has been a longtime dream of mine. This is not something I just woke up yesterday and said I wanted to do,” she said. “I don’t want to live this life and not do all of the things that I think I can do. I just feel like we can accomplish our goals and dreams, all in this life. And so that’s what I’m doing. I’m just pursuing all of the dreams and desires and goals and wants that God puts in my belly. Being a fitness competitor is one of them. I will continue to compete hopefully with the grace of God, but the first competition, I just want to get on the stage.”

This strong WOMAN is preparing to release her 10th studio album. WOMAN, is available for pre-order now and will release on January 31st, 2020.

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I think it is just now sinking in for me. I just completed a lifelong goal and dream of mine. I truly am overjoyed and grateful to God for keeping me the entire way. Through, a bulging disc, a sprained hamstring and calf muscle, flying back and forth to Chicago recording an album, touring in and out of the country, 2 months of physical therapy and constant pain everyday, I STILL managed to get it done. God is truly the greatest…But I am not done yet. This show was really competitive, I placed 3rd, 5th, and 6th out of the 4 categories I was in. I learned a lot about my body and myself on this journey. I realized how important self care is and how quickly my body responds to certain foods. However, I didn’t do this alone. I want to thank @kdwitthemuscle: prep coach/trainer, @twixiebabes : posing coach @bikini_alchemist :suit @nbsmassage : for body care and massage therapy @myaplusmeals @adia.robinson and @chefgrady1: meal prep my hair by @iloveindique installed by @itslatoyasworld makeup by @iamkelvinmyers @gainthemomentum gym for your support and all of team inkredibles for your support daily. Thank you to @bignaioficial_ifbbpro @gofigurebrittany @shan.q.robinson @traintbfit @ifbb_pro_devolution04 @twixiebabes @shanaynorvell for being beautiful amazing black women who have been successful in this sport and the example for women like me to follow, and for all of your encouragement, help, and information throughout this entire process. Thank you to @eonenashville and @sistercircletv for being supportive of and understanding. Thank you to my workout partner and media partner and friend @shari_nycole for sacrificing so much of your time, and body in this process! For being a true friend and support base all the time all while displaying brilliance and excellence daily with your gift and thought process♥ All of your cardio calls and endless hours in the gym to help me through! You are the real MVP!My sister @syleecia and my stylist/ executive assistant @robbinmykia for your endless hours of support and making meals and keeping me together when I didn’t know whether I was coming or going🤷🏽‍♀️ Lastly, my husband and children for putting up with me.♥

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Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE—‘Get Off My Ovaries!’

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Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE Magazine

Bey Hive, rejoice! Beyoncé is covering the January 2020 issue of ELLE magazine with some orgasmically artsy shots via her Lemonade collaborator/Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas. The cinematic vignettes were captured in L.A.’s Crenshaw neighborhood at a local hair salon, bodega, laundromat, and wig shop with a “local superhero” theme. In them, Yonce’s rocking her IVY Park x adidas brand, long braids, and minimal makeup.

She’s also answering fan questions in ELLE about motherhood, love, reclaiming her clothing line and her quest for purpose.
Things got especially interesting, however, when a fan asked her about being snubbed by the Emmys for “Homecoming” and being snubbed over “Lemonade.” According to Yonce, “loss is, in fact, a gift” and she likened it to learning from multiple miscarriages.

I connected with Lemonade and I almost passed out when I saw Homecoming. You brought it and made me want to stand up and scream your name!! What’s up with the people who give out awards?
Were you disappointed not winning? Because you know, you already won with me. —via Instagram

BKC: “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being “number one” was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”

The January 2020 issue of ELLE is on newsstands December 17, more interview quotes are below.

I have been waiting for more IVY PARK. What are you giving us with your partnership with Adidas? —via Facebook

BKC: “My mother instilled in me the idea that creativity starts with taking a leap of faith—telling your fears they are not allowed where you are headed. And I’m proud to do that with adidas. I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection of this new partnership. It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine. This new line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power. I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in IVY PARK. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift. I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules. I took a chance on myself when I bought my company back. We all have the confidence in us to take chances and bet on ourselves.”

You have worked with several female directors. Why is that important to you? —via Facebook

BKC: “Melina Matsoukas has inspired me to own and redefine what it means to be a director. As a woman, if you are too opinionated, too strong-willed, too anything, you are disregarded. I’ve seen this happen to Melina, but she handles it with respect and grace. Melina is a rarity; she has the sensibility to understand fashion, photography, storytelling, history, and culture and is able to seamlessly incorporate those components into her work. I have trusted Melina for over a decade and created some of my best work with her—from visuals for my music to tour content and now a fashion shoot. I was so excited to work with her on this shoot for ELLE, because working with Melina is effortless. We have a natural way of collaborating because of our friendship and mutual respect for each other. There’s no politics, no ego; it’s just about being in the moment and creating dope art. Pioneers like Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash, and Euzhan Palcy have amazing catalogs, and women like Lena Waithe, dream hampton, Adria Petty, Diane Martel, Darnell Martin, and Ava DuVernay have added to the dialogue. And I am lucky to have worked with most of these talented women.”

During a lightning round of questions, Yonce admitted that she HATES pregnancy questions. “Get off my ovaries!” said Yonce.

Beyonce ELLE

Source: Melina Matsoukas / ELLE

Duly noted King Bey, see more from her ELLE cover on the flip.

Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE—‘Get Off My Ovaries!’

Beyonce ELLE

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Beyoncé Talks Multiple Miscarriages & Constant Womb Watching In ELLE Magazine

Bey Hive, rejoice! Beyoncé is covering the January 2020 issue of ELLE magazine with some orgasmically artsy shots via her Lemonade collaborator/Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas. The cinematic vignettes were captured in L.A.’s Crenshaw neighborhood at a local hair salon, bodega, laundromat, and wig shop with a “local superhero” theme. In them, Yonce’s rocking her IVY Park x adidas brand, long braids, and minimal makeup.

She’s also answering fan questions in ELLE about motherhood, love, reclaiming her clothing line and her quest for purpose.
Things got especially interesting, however, when a fan asked her about being snubbed by the Emmys for “Homecoming” and being snubbed over “Lemonade.” According to Yonce, “loss is, in fact, a gift” and she likened it to learning from multiple miscarriages.

I connected with Lemonade and I almost passed out when I saw Homecoming. You brought it and made me want to stand up and scream your name!! What’s up with the people who give out awards?
Were you disappointed not winning? Because you know, you already won with me. —via Instagram

BKC: “I began to search for deeper meaning when life began to teach me lessons I didn’t know I needed. Success looks different to me now. I learned that all pain and loss is in fact a gift. Having miscarriages taught me that I had to mother myself before I could be a mother to someone else. Then I had Blue, and the quest for my purpose became so much deeper. I died and was reborn in my relationship, and the quest for self became even stronger. It’s difficult for me to go backwards. Being “number one” was no longer my priority. My true win is creating art and a legacy that will live far beyond me. That’s fulfilling.”

The January 2020 issue of ELLE is on newsstands December 17, more interview quotes are below.

I have been waiting for more IVY PARK. What are you giving us with your partnership with Adidas? —via Facebook

BKC: “My mother instilled in me the idea that creativity starts with taking a leap of faith—telling your fears they are not allowed where you are headed. And I’m proud to do that with adidas. I am excited for you to see the campaign for the first collection of this new partnership. It incorporates my personal style and expands that to include something for everyone. I love experimenting with fashion, mixing high and low, sportswear with couture, even masculine and feminine. This new line is fun and lends itself to creativity, the ultimate power. I focused on designing a unisex collection of footwear and apparel because I saw so many men in IVY PARK. The way they have embraced the brand is an unexpected gift. I appreciate the beauty of gender-neutral clothing and breaking the so-called fashion rules. I took a chance on myself when I bought my company back. We all have the confidence in us to take chances and bet on ourselves.”

You have worked with several female directors. Why is that important to you? —via Facebook

BKC: “Melina Matsoukas has inspired me to own and redefine what it means to be a director. As a woman, if you are too opinionated, too strong-willed, too anything, you are disregarded. I’ve seen this happen to Melina, but she handles it with respect and grace. Melina is a rarity; she has the sensibility to understand fashion, photography, storytelling, history, and culture and is able to seamlessly incorporate those components into her work. I have trusted Melina for over a decade and created some of my best work with her—from visuals for my music to tour content and now a fashion shoot. I was so excited to work with her on this shoot for ELLE, because working with Melina is effortless. We have a natural way of collaborating because of our friendship and mutual respect for each other. There’s no politics, no ego; it’s just about being in the moment and creating dope art. Pioneers like Kasi Lemmons, Julie Dash, and Euzhan Palcy have amazing catalogs, and women like Lena Waithe, dream hampton, Adria Petty, Diane Martel, Darnell Martin, and Ava DuVernay have added to the dialogue. And I am lucky to have worked with most of these talented women.”

During a lightning round of questions, Yonce admitted that she HATES pregnancy questions. “Get off my ovaries!” said Yonce.

Beyonce ELLE

Source: Melina Matsoukas / ELLE

Duly noted King Bey, see more from her ELLE cover on the flip.

Meet The Soulful Soccer Mom Serving Viral Teena Marie Vocals On The Gram

White Woman Gives Viral Vocal Performance Of Mariah Carey Song

 

 

So, it’s holiday season and the jingle bells are not the only thing ringing! Maureen  Murphy, a vocalist and voice coach from Nashville, has sent us HOME with her rendition of the Mariah Carey classic “Anytime You Need A Friend”. Singing alongside two younger caucasian persuasion vocalists, Ms. Maureen has the soul of an elder auntie who ALWAYS makes the best Mac’N Cheese! Check out a few more videos by hitting the flip!