King Bey close to finishing follow-up to visual LP Lemonade

Beyonce is reportedly putting the finishing touches to her second visual LP, a follow-up to 2016’s Lemonade.

The 36-year-old megastar only released her joint album with husband Jay-Z, Everything Is Love, just over a month ago, and she is believed to have been secretly working away penning songs and shooting videos for the project, which has already caught the attention of Netflix.The tabloid also reports that the ‘Halo’ singer is to record footage at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, among other locations.

An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: ‘Beyonce has been hard at work on her next solo album and it is shaping up well.

‘She wants it to be even more ground-breaking and visually impressive than Lemonade, which is why she is scouting out locations which will really wow people.Her team are now in negotiations with Netflix to premiere the project, which would introduce it to a massive audience.’

The subscription service put in a huge offer for Lemonade in 2016, but due to the ‘Crazy in Love’ hitmaker’s contracts with HBO and her rapper spouse’s streaming service TIDAL, they were unable to seal the deal.

However, Netflix are hoping to tempt Beyonce with even more money this time.

The source close to the star added: ‘They offered a seven-figure sum for Lemonade but contractual obligations with HBO and Tidal meant it didn’t happen.But they are willing to pay through the roof this time because Beyonce still has massive pulling power.’

The Destiny’s Child star recently dined at La Petite Maison in Nice, France, with her mother Tina Knowles and U2’s Bono, and Sir Elton John was also there, which means they could be set to write a song for ‘The Lion King’ together in the coming days, as her schedule is clear until next Wednesday (25.07.18) when Beyonce and Jay-Z’s US leg of their ‘On The Run II tour’ kicks off.

The ‘Say My Name’ hitmaker joined the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney animated classic as Nala – the love interest of Simba, who will be voiced by Donald Glover.

The ‘Rocket Man’ hitmaker – who provided the songs to the 1994 animation including ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ – confirmed their recording plans in February.

He said: ‘They need to have a new end credits song. There will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyonce’s people, and hopefully TIM RICE and I and her can cook up something.’

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Michelle Obama dancing with Tina Knowles Lawson at Beyoncé’s concert is everything

Michelle ObamaA World Cup win for France wasn’t the only thing the country was celebrating over the weekend: Michelle Obama reunited with Tina Knowles Lawson in Paris on Sunday night (July 16) during Beyoncé’s concert. Yup: All three of these powerhouse women ended up in the same room—well if a concert stadium counts as a room. Lawson and Obama occupied the front row of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II concert at the Stade de France Stadium. Sasha Obama attended the show, too, which truly made this concert a mother-daughter affair.

Several fans captured photos and videos of Obama and Lawson, who seemed to seriously enjoy the show. Obama clapped and danced along in an all-white ensemble and massive silver hoop earrings, while Lawson opted for a red and white floral look.

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This isn’t the Obama family’s first time seeing Bey and Jay. Michelle Obama and her girls have been frequent fixtures on the Beyoncé tour circuit over the last few years. They watched her perform in Chicago in 2014, at the Global Citizen Festival in 2015 (where Obama actually went onstage to hug Beyoncé after her set), and, historically, at Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
“She’s a special person,” Obama said about Beyoncé to Stephen Colbert in September 2016. “She’s a sweetheart. She’s smart, she’s creative, she’s a great mother, she loves her family. She’s just a low-key lady—we have a lot in common that way. Except I can’t sing … I can’t dance.” Her moves at the concert this weekend say otherwise.

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Beyonce creates Coachella capsule with Balmain

Beyonce Knowles and Balmain are releasing a three-piece capsule collection later this week in celebration of her Coachella headline performance.

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The three garments are inspired by her stagewear from the show-stopping performance in April and include the yellow and pink sweatshirts she wore, as well as a black t-shirt with the same sorority-inspired graphic.

Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, said: “Sometimes, you create a moment, and it’s just one moment. With the clothes that we are creating now, it’s going to be a moment that keeps going and going and going. This is something really important.

“Everybody is always telling me about millennials or about the future–this is the future. This is making sure that these iconic moments talk to the young people.

“This is something important and this collaboration is talking to the new generation and saying you can get that piece, you can be a part of the history.”

The pair first came up with the idea for the collection during a rehearsal in the costumes inspired by marching band uniforms.

Olivier told Vogue.com: “When she saw all the dancers loving the outfit – and she was loving her own outfit – she realised that what we were creating on stage for her, for all the dancers, was something really impactful.”

And the designer wants the partnership to inspire the fashion world to embrace music more.

He said: “What I learned the whole time working with Beyoncé is that fashion is a really, really small world, and music is a really big global world, and when music and fashion meet each other, it becomes a strong world together. An entire nation.”

Proceeds from the collaboration will benefit the United Negro College Fund.

Olivier said: “The donation was the main goal of this collaboration. We don’t forget where we come from. This is really, really important – I come from an orphanage, you know. I think there is something really emotional about our collaboration.”

Balmain x Beyoncé will be available on Friday (13.07.18) at Balmain’s Paris flagship and from July 14 online and at select retailers.

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Yes, Beyonce is really coming to South Africa.

This is one festival we don’t to miss.

Last week, rumors were swirling around that Beyonce would be making her way to South Africa for the first ever Global Citizen Africa Festival. Well, we just received confirmation that Beyonce, Usher, and Jay Z will be performing in Mzansi.

Oprah Winfrey, along with Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Bob Geldof, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker will host the inaugural event. Additional acts performing include Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.

Good news: the tickets are free. Not so good news: you have to earn the tickets, starting on 21 August by signing up at www.globalcitizen.org.za. The concert takes place on December 2 2018.

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It’s official. Beyonce, Jay Z, Usher and Oprah are coming to SA

Last week, rumours were swirling around that Beyonce would be making her way to South Africa for the first ever Global Citizen Africa Festival. Well, we just received confirmation that Beyonce, Usher, and Jay Z will be performing in Mzansi.

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Oprah Winfrey, along with Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Bob Geldof, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker will host the inaugural event. Additional acts performing include Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.

Good news: the tickets are free. Not so good news: you have to earn the tickets, starting on 21 August by signing up at www.globalcitizen.org.za. The concert takes place on December 2 2018.

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Move over Moneoa, Jessica Nkosi says she IS Beyoncé

Jessica NkosiLet’s face it, Beyonceé is THE biggest star in the world, forget about girls running the world, Beyonceé runs the world. So when someone says you look like her you’re definitely going to let the world know, and this is exactly what Jessica Nkosi did.
So whenever the starlet posts a picture on IG, her fans jampack her comments sections saying that she looks exactly like Beyonce and to be honest we kind of agree.
And this time she let the people know, see her reaction here:

Apparently, even her mom thinks so:
And of course she had to post a pic of her looking all Beyoncé-esque:
You slay girl!
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Is Moneoa Beyoncé’s long lost sister?

There’s no denying that Moneoa is one of South Africa’s most talented vocals on the scene but there is one hidden talent most people probably didn’t know she had…
If Beyoncé ever needed a voice-double, Moneoa would be her girl. She recently took to her Instagram to show the world her best Beyoncé impersonation. Close your eyes and take a listen here:

If we’re being honest, we thought it was a video of Beyoncé. What do you guys think?

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