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Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter has won a songwriting award at the age of seven.

Blue Ivy bagged the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards for co-writing her mother’s hit Brown skin girl, a song celebrating dark- and brown-skinned women.

Blue Ivy gives a vocal performance that opens and closes the song, which also features Wizkid and Saint Jhn.

The Carters were not at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas to accept the honour named after the legendary Motown songwriting duo Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson.

Blue Ivy shares the win with Beyonce, Jay-Z, St Jhn and several other co- writers.

This week could get even better for Blue Ivy.



The superstar was all smiles when her husband surprised her with a birthday cake, backstage at the Made In Americafestival in Philadelphia on Monday night.

While Queen Bey’s actual birthday is today, Jay-Z decided to give his loving wife a lovely birthday cake lit up with sparklers.

In the video she shared on her social media, Jay-Z is seen holding a bottle of champagne while he cheered and encouraged the crowd to sing “happy birthday”.

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Imagine you and your husband invite your friends, a couple, over to a televised event. You take their orders. You offer the wife a rose, and explain to the husband why you did so. Then you arrive home to find you’re being harassed all over the internet. Your name is everywhere. These people are on all your social media accounts, telling you to kill yourself. Because of what?

That’s the real life story of Nicole Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob.

You don’t need to be a part of the Beyhive to be aware of the news – just scroll through your Twitter and you’ll see the video of Nicole speaking to JAY-Zfloating around.

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The Beyhive said Beyoncé‘s body language, in that video, made it clear that she didn’t like the woman talking to Jay-Z, and that she nudged her away.

Soon they were in Nicole’s comments section, asking her to go kill herself, and on Twitter saying she was rude for leaning over Beyoncé (to get Jay-Z’s drink orders).

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Wait, She Said What?@BeyonceGambinoReplying to @MatthewACherry


That clueless person is Nicole Curran, she is the fiancé of the GSW’s owner. The #BeyHive does not care who she is or from where she came. WarriorNicole IG has violated the Queen B and her IG is scorching hot for it. Over 2100 comments since the video posted. 895:20 AM – Jun 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy45 people are talking about this

A M Grundy@grundytv

For people who think this #NicoleCurran thing is overblown. Sorry, not sorry. That kind of thing happens all the time to Black Women in particular. Its deliberate & disrespectful. Even ONE polite word or glance #Beyoncé‘s way…none of this would be happening. GIRL. HER. HUSBAND.2110:32 PM – Jun 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy24 people are talking about this


While we’re bashing Mark Stevens, don’t forget about Nicole Curran getting all up in Beyonce’s space. Read the situation and be respectful. These billionaire white people need to calm down and act like they’ve been on camera before. #NBAFinals #NBATwitter7:16 PM – Jun 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee bennedeto’s other Tweets

Cyn Santana@Cyn_Santana

How you hover over Beyoncé like that is she crazy???2,1854:16 AM – Jun 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy544 people are talking about this



who is this chick who thought she could casually talk across beyoncé to jay-z like it’s no big deal?

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Saneziwe Moses@Miss_MosesV


But we legit don’t care whether Nicole Curran own the team or not you don’t disrespect Beyoncé like thatcam.@giselleskordeiY’ALL COME LOOK AT THIS11:32 AM – Jun 6, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Saneziwe Moses’s other Tweets

Nicole tried to do some damage control, sharing a photo of herself and Beyoncé being friendly on her Instagram, but that only got her more attacks, forcing her to disable her comments, then her account.

She left a comment on TheShadeRoom’s post on the issue, writing:

Listen Beehive [sic]. I respect Queen B. I love her! I talked to her husband twice tonight. First, to take a drink order for them both when they arrived as they were our guests. Second, to explain why I gave his wife a rose from a fan. All of this has been taken out of context. I’m a happily married woman. Telling me to kill myself?????? Somehow I don’t think she would support this.

Senior Writer at ESPN Ramona Shelburnereached out to her and shared what she learned on her Twitter:

Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the “incident “ with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.

Ramona Shelburne@ramonashelburne

Just spoke to Nicole Curran, the wife of Warriors owner Joe Lacob, about the “incident “ with Beyoncé last night. She was in tears. Said she had been getting death threats on social media all night this morning she disabled her IG account just to make it stop.11.7K7:07 PM – Jun 6, 2019 · Oakland, CATwitter Ads info and privacy7,308 people are talking about this

Beyoncé’s publicist, too, shared her views on the issue, writing that the Beyhive spewing hate will bring no joy to their queen.I am looking back today at the start of The OTRII tour, one year ago. It was a place of joy, unimaginable entertainment from two of the best performers in the world, and a place of love. Every single day on that tour I saw love. Which is why I also want to speak here to the beautiful BeyHiVE. I know your love runs deep but that love has to be given to every human. It will bring no joy to the person you love so much if you spew hate in her name. We love you. 🐝 🐝 🐝

We get that you can love someone so much that you don’t want them disrespected. But taking that love and morphing it into the worst kind of hate, hate that pushes someone to tears and asking that they kill themselves? That’s just … insane.

Although Beyoncé herself hasn’t released a statement, there’s no doubt that, as someone who’s shown over and over that she’s only full of love, she doesn’t approve of any of this.

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Culled from Bella Naija


To announce the star-studded lineup as well as other details about the upcoming Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event, a press conference was held today at Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The press conference was attended by Tiwa Savage, Naomi Campbell, Sho Madjozi, Precious Moloi Motsepe, Kweku Mandela as well as Minister of Energy for South Africa Jeff Radebe, CEO and Co-Founder of Global Citizen Hugh Evans and more.

See photos from the press conference below.



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