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Are Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland Working on a Joint Project?

Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland are up to something.

Queen Bey has just barely wrapped her “On the Run II” tour with JAY-Z and the rumor mill is already heating up over a potential secret joint project from two-thirds of Destiny’s Child.

An Instagram account popped up on Monday (Oct. 15) with the name “Rose IV You.” It only follows five accounts, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj, TIDAL, and Netflix. The first post is a video of a blooming rose and features a short clip of Beyoncé singing and laughing at the end. The second post is simply a black background with “I.IV” typed in white.

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Prior to that, Rowland posted an Instagram video with a snippet of a new song that mentions rose petals. She captioned it with a winking emoji and two roses. “Back up off of me, back up off of me / Rose petals at my feet,” she sings.

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Adding more fuel to the fire, Beyoncé posted two photos of her and Rowland posing and laughing at this weekend’s City of Hope charity gala. Social media has since lit up at the prospect of a Bey/Kelly joint project.

While a joint project remains to be seen, Kelly has been actively working on a solo album. Last August, she opened up about her first project since 2013’s Talk a Good Game, which was inspired by motherhood.

“I’m in this really glorious time in life where I feel like I’m receiving a lot of information and I feel like I have to give that back out, too,” she told Beats 1. “My theme is the extraordinary simple life of me. It doesn’t take a lot for me to be a happy girl. I like simple things. I like extraordinary things too, so I had to put that in there. It’s just a really colorful and beautiful record so far. I’m very excited.”

Wendy Williams Hopes To Help Drug Addicts With Billboard In Times Square

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Wendy Williams wants to give back and she’s doing it in her own way. After dealing with drug addiction for a decade of her life, she plans to help other addicts get back on track—with the help of her very own billboard in Times Square.

Page Six reports Williams’ new philanthropic campaign Be Here was launched through her Hunter Foundation and “will serve to combat drug and substance abuse.” The famed talk show host previously told the site that she aims to “bring light” to the fact that “addiction doesn’t have to be your demise.”

In Wendy’s own words: “I lost a little over 10 years of my life regarding substance abuse, but I’m now going into Season 10 [of The Wendy Williams Show]. I’m married, I have a great career and a flourishing business…it’s not that you fall down, it’s how you rise. And if you rise, then you reach back. This is a reach back.”

As for her billboard, Page Six says it “features a split video of a promotion for the Wendy Show and Williams’ Hunter Foundation. Beneath the logo for her charitable foundation is a message encouraging people to donate to help fight addiction.” It will reportedly be up for three months. Click here to see it for yourself.

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Kanye West Visits Uganda Orphanage, Gifts Yeezys to Kids

Kanye West is giving back.

During his visit to Africa this week, the rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian West paid a heartwarming visit to the Masulita Children’s Home in Wakiso, the oldest orphanage in Uganda. They flew from Chobe, Uganda to the charity event in Masulita on a helicopter that belongs to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.

Wearing a fluorescent “Saving Lives Changing Lives” shirt, Kanye rapped for the kids, who sang and danced along. But they were especially excited when he brought out several bags filled with brand new white Yeezy Boost 350 v2s to hand out to the over 100 kids in attendance.

Kanye previously gifted President Trump with a pair of Yeezys, as well as the President of Uganda. “I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers,” tweeted President Museveni. “Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true Pearl of Africa.”

As they were leaving the orphanage, Kim—who was joined by daughter North—chatted with reporters about their experience in Africa. “We’re so happy to be here in Uganda,” she said. “It’s really amazing. We can’t wait to come back.”

While in Africa, Kanye has been recording his upcoming album Yandhi, which has been delayed until Nov. 23. Over the weekend, he took to Periscope to livestream some of the new music.

Joe Budden Claims He Did Not Run Away From Offset, Had To Use Bathroom [Video]

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As Joe Budden continues his journey as a media personality he has already ruffled some feathers in Hip-Hop. You can add Offset to the short list.

A couple of weeks ago the State Of The Culture host offered his two cents on Cardi B’s recent run in turned shoe throwing incident with Nicki Minaj. Naturally his critique did not sit well with her husband. Last week the Migos member claimed he bumped into the “Pump It Up” rapper and Budden took off running. He detailed the interaction or lack there of in the comments section of a Shade Room post.

“I watched ya show u a grown ass n*gga speaking on women I seen u in Barnes and u ran like I was gone do sum to you lol. U a hoe ass N***a soon u get touched u gone be police.”

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Considering Budden has a long history of wanting all the smoke the accusations made a lot of noise on the internet. Joey made sure to address the alleged backsliding on his show. On the last episode of The Joe Budden Podcast the New Jersey native detailed his version of events.

“I don’t know why I still think I’m the guy that can hold a piss. He saw me, I didn’t see him.” He went to confirm his stance on Bardi. “She is great and amazing and I want her to continue to be here. I don’t want to lose her to police, to jail, to hatin’ bi***es. New York is rocking right now and Cardi’s a big part of that”.

More importantly, he cleared the air and confirmed he doesn’t want any Rap beef with Offset. “I love Cardi I’m not about to beef with a n*gga over his wife that I love. I thought that was our common ground [laughs]. I was saying Cardi was too big a superstar to behave that way ’cause people have it out for her period.”

This is not the first time Budden has rubbed the Migos camp the wrong way. In 2017 while still working at Complex, he famously walked off when interviewing the Trap trio. Month’s later he became the subject of their song “Ice Tray” where his name was interchanged as slang for being a hater. Whether Joe really needed a bathroom break or not, we hope this misunderstanding doesn’t turn physical. The Migos have proven that they will shoot the fade; even in their blouses.

You can see his response in full below.


Palm’s Tiny New Device Aims To Help You Put Down Your Smartphone

Palm's Tiny New Device Aims To Help You Put Down Your Smartphone

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Palm the brand behind PDA’s (personal data assistants) that were all the rage in the 90s is back from the dead. The company unveiled its tiny new assistant to the world.

Yesterday (Oct 15) the company announced its new small device that in essence acts as a phone but it’s not a phone. Head scratching right? Well, Palm’s new assistant is just that an assistant to help ween you away from your larger smartphone. It will pair with your phone just like your smartwatch does and Palm is hoping people will instead choose the smaller handset which is about the size of a credit card over their favorite wearable.

Palm's Tiny New Device Aims To Help You Put Down Your Smartphone

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Instead of straining your eyes staring at your smartwatch, you get a much a larger 3.3-inch touchscreen. It’s IP68-rated water- and dust-resistant and has 2GB of storage, an 800mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, runs Android 8.1 that grants users access to all apps in the Google Play store and of course a camera.

It features one USB-C port for charging and headphones and is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 low energy. Oh, and Palm promises it will last all day too if you put in Life Mode which silences the phones notifications and incoming calls. The Palm will also sync with iOS devices but can’t run iOS-only apps so that might scare some Apple aficionados from away the Palm.

Palm's Tiny New Device Aims To Help You Put Down Your Smartphone

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Right out of the gate Palm has a big face trying to sell you on the new device, and it’s none other than the unanimous MVP and NBA champion Steph Curry who is also an advisor and investor with the brand.

Palm’s new device will be exclusively sold by Verizon and will cost $349 on top of adding an additional $10 to your phone bill. Once signed up the devices LTE cellular radio will be activated and will be synced to the primary device receiving all of its calls and messages.

Sounds like a good idea, but newer Apple and Samsung devices already have functions to help limit your smartphone use. But who knows maybe people will gravitate towards The Palm.

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Asahd Khaled’s 2nd Birthday Party Was Every Kid’s Dream

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There’s nothing DJ Khaled wouldn’t do for his son, so it’s no surprise that he went above and beyond for Asahd as he turned two over the weekend. The baller tot’s circus-themed kids day came complete with a ferris wheel, stilt walkers, and petting zoo.

In true mogul fashion, the two-year-old also launched his very first initiative as a part of the We The Best Foundation. The program aims to enrich the lives of the next generation from childhood to adulthood. CEO Derek Jeter donated a $100,000 check on behalf of the Marlins, stroller company Cybex donated $10,000 and over 250 youth from different community organizations were in attendance. Check out Asahd’s big day in the gallery.

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Easy Fix: Sony Addresses Messaging Bug, Says It Has Resolved Issue

Sony Addresses Messaging Bug, Says It Has Resolved Issue

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Sony basically quelled all PlayStation 4 owners fears today about a messaging bug that was allegedly “bricking” consoles. 

We have been waiting for the company to address the issue and they did so via their PlayStation UK Twitter account. In the Tweet reply, the company informed worried PS4 owners that it “fixed the issue” and that the bug wasn’t bricking consoles but just “sending them into a crash loop” that could be “quickly fixed in under 5 minutes.”

What also stands out is the fact Sony addressed the issue without having to send out an update or firmware patch. So that basically means it was something on their end that had to be corrected. Definitely good news but this is definitely a good reason to keep your guard while gaming and making it your business to download the PlayStation App. Also, continue to play it safe by keeping your messaging privacy settings on “friends only” just in case.

Sony has yet to issue an official statement which could be taken as an indication to just how worried the company was about the messaging bug or if that they were already well aware of the bug and were on the job.

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Ty Dolla $ign & Kanye West’s Secret Album Is Really, Really, Really Coming

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Taylor Gang’s Ty Dolla $ign and Kanye West‘s rumored joint album is a real thing. The hip-hop crooner has promised the rumored project is near completion.

In a new video, Ty updates fans on where the untitled collaborative effort stands.

“The album is comin. I’m almost done with it now. Just putting the last, final touches on it. Me and Kanye are making it together. They left to Africa though. So, just wait until they [return]. I’m doing my parts now then when we get back together, we’ll finish it.”

Recently, Ty shared a hilarious pic of Yeezy asleep presumably in a recording studio.

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Earlier this month, Ty and fellow crooner Jeremih released their chill “Goin Thru Some Thangz” anthem.

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Watch: T.I. & Young Thug Turn Table On Vixen Robbers In New “The Weekend” Video

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Atlanta rapper T.I. and Young Thug get cinematic with their new “The Weekend” video. The hip-hop duo have released the must-watch Dime Trap album visual.

Nearly six minutes in length, Tip and Thugger toast to the good life before getting confronted by a female robber.

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