Beyonce And LeToya Luckett Reunite At OTR II In Texas 

Beyoncé got to see an familiar face at her Texas show on Tuesday night.

During the ‘On the Run II Tour’ stop in Arlington, former Destiny’s Child group member LeToya Luckett-Walker stopped by to show support to Bey & Jay.

LeToya posted a sweet picture to social media on Wednesday

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Love. ♥️

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Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, also shared the photo and congratulated Luckett-Walker on her pregnancy.

“Congratulations LeToya you are gonna be the best mommy,” she wrote.

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Ja Rule feat. Ashanti – Encore 

Yall cant even front and act like didnt kill it in the early 2000s— So im so happy its 2018 and Ja Rule and Ashanti have reunited for a new track called “Encore.”

Earlier this year, it was confirmed by both Ja and Ashanti that a joint album is in the works.

 “I think we should do one of these joint albums,” Ja said in a tweet after getting inspired from Jay-Z & Beyonce’s Everything is Love album.

While speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Ashanti said that after playing around with the idea for years that they’re finally ready to make it happen.

 “Listen, me and Rule, it’s so funny because we’ve been talking about that for so long, but I think now he’s like, ‘OK, now it’s time to do it’. So we’re going to carve out the time and make it happen,” she said.

Im not if “Encore” is their first official single, but you can listen to the song in full below.

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Take Trip Down Memory Lane Below

Their chemistry is and has always been AMAZING. Im here for it 💙💙💙

Beyoncé Given Full Control Over Her September ‘Vogue’ Shoot, Hired the First Black Cover Photographer in the Mag’s 126 Year History

Beyoncé is changing the live of a young Black photographer.

According to the Huffington Post, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour gave Beyoncé unprecedented control over the cover + editorial for her upcoming September issue.

via HuffPo:

As part of her power, Bey reportedly hired the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in the publication’s 126-year history.

His name is Tyler Mitchell and he’s just 23 years old.

The publication is contractually obligated to give Beyoncé full control over the cover, the photos of her inside the magazine and the captions, which she has written herself and are in long-form, according to two sources who are familiar with the agreement between Vogue and Beyoncé but aren’t authorized to speak to the press.

Beyoncé chose Tyler Mitchell, 23, to be her photographer.

“I depict black people and people of color in a really real and pure way,” Mitchell, who has already made a splash by shooting campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Givenchy, told The New York Times in December. “There is an honest gaze to my photos.”

Wintour has always exerted complete control over the fashion bible, including selecting the outfits worn by cover models. Cover subjects are usually given little to no say in their photos and are sent the cover in the week ahead of publication, a source familiar with the editorial process at the publication told HuffPost.

The cover is also likely to be Wintour’s last September issue, according to four sources familiar with her plans. Vogue parent company Condé Nast repeatedly has said the editor is not leaving the magazine.

Chloe x Halle Announced as Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘On the Run II’ Tour Openers

We’re just days away from Beyoncé and Jay-Z kick off their On the Run II Tour, it has been announced that Chloe x Halle along with DJ Khaled will be their opening acts.

“We will be opening for the North American leg of On the Run II. That’s right, the kids are on the run, too,” Chloe said in a video posted to Twitter. “We are so very excited for this family reunion of Parkwood and Roc Nation,” Halle added. “We cannot wait to join the North American leg of this tour; we cannot wait to see your beautiful faces and we’re so thankful to Beyoncé and to Jay-Z, and we just know that this is going to be an epic reunion.”

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Beyoncé Announces Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Just days after her epic Coachella performance, Beyoncé announced the four new schools benefiting from the second installment of the BeyGOOD Initiative’s Homecoming Scholars Award program (previously the Formation Scholars Award program).

One student from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University, will receive $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

via Rolling Stone:

Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said the program salutes “the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” She added, “We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”

Beyoncé established the scholarship in April 2017 to mark the one-year anniversary of her 2016 visual LP, Lemonade. While the first year spotlighted young women, the 2018-2019 year will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender.

The associated disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. Applicants must maintain a 3.5 or better GPA. The four universities will select all finalists and winners, with recipients announced this summer.

Beyoncé honored the history of HBCUs during her headlining Coachella set on Saturday, incorporating over 150 musicians and dancers – including a marching band and choir – into her detailed set, which also included guest spots from Jay Z, Solange and her former Destiny’s Child members.

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Naomi Campbell Will Be Honored with 2018 CFDA Fashion Icon Award

Naomi Campbell has been a fashion icon for decades, but in 2018 she’ll officially be recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America

via Complex:

On Thursday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced Campbell would receive the highly coveted Fashion Icon Award at the June 4 CFDA Awards in Brooklyn. The legendary model expressed her gratitude for the honor, as well as all the support she’s received from the American fashion industry.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the CFDA with this year’s Fashion Icon Award,” she said in a statement to the CFDA. “Being from London, my personal style has always been tremendously influenced by both the dynamic, ever-changing nature of street culture and the music scene. I grew up in this industry and I’m forever grateful to the iconic American fashion designers who have supported me and celebrated me throughout my career.”

Nearly a decade after she made her first “public appearance” in Bob Marley’s 1978 “Is This Love” music video, Campbell landed a contract with Synchro Model Agency at the age of 15. She would go onto become one of the most recognizable faces in the industry, appearing on runways for Chanel, Versace, Valentino, and Victoria’s Secret. She was also the first black model to appear on the covers of Vogue Russia and France as well as Time magazine.

“From enfant prodige to Goddess of Fashion,” CFDA Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said. “Naomi represents beauty, activism and joie de vivre.”

Previous Fashion Icon Award recipients include Rihanna, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga.

Naomi should’ve been honored with this distinction YEARS ago , wayyyt before any of the above named just to be real. She’s been SLAYIN sh*t FOREVA