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Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ stirs ‘Becky’ drama; Papa Wemba dead; Lil Kim white?: AM Buzz



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Beyonce’s new visual album “Lemonade” premiered on HBO Saturday, April 23, 2016.

Who is Becky? Beyonce’s new album and HBO special, both titled “Lemonade,” have called attention to allegations Jay Z cheated on her in 2014. Rumor is the infidelity inspired her sister, Solange, to famously fight the rapper in an elevator, but his mistress has never been identified. On “Sorry,” Mrs. Carter sings “He better call Becky with the good hair,” and model Rachel Roy suggested she’s “Becky” with an Instagram photo bragging about her “good hair.” Since then, she’s been viciously attacked on social media by the “Beyhive” (plus TV chef Rachael Ray, because their names look similar). Roy, who was married to Jay Z’s former business partner Damon Dash, later said she respects marriages but has no tolerance for bullying. “Lemonade” is streaming on Tidal and available for purchase on iTunes.
» Read more at the NY Daily News.

World music star Papa Wemba is dead at 66 after collapsing on stage during a concert Saturday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The African singer, known as “the king of Congolese rumba,” was taken to a nearby hospital but was unable to be revived; an official cause of death has not been named. The colorful Wemba, whose real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, performed with the bands Zaiko Langa and Viva La Musica, collaborating with Peter Gabriel in the ’90s.
» Read more at The New York Times.

Rapper Lil’ Kim looks different, sharing new photos of herself with a lighter complexion and bleach blonde hair. “Umm when did Lil Kim become a blonde white girl?” one fan commented on her Instagram post. “A big change from the old Lil Kim but gorgeous either way,” another wrote. The 41-year-old “Queen Bee” of hip-hop has been rumored to have undergone plastic surgery several times, including a smaller nose, but one thing’s for sure: Notorious B.I.G. wouldn’t recognize her today.

And the fate of Jon Snow has been revealed on “Game of Thrones.” The season 6 premiere Sunday night answered the question about the Night’s Watch commander right at the beginning of the episode. However, HitFix points out fans are still holding out hope that magic could bring him back to life so Davos can fulfill Melisandre’s vision. Otherwise, “GoT” — which HBO is now advancing past the “A Song of Fire and Ice” books because George R.R. Martin is too slow of a writer — still contains the same bold mix of sex, violence and fantasy.
» Read more at E! News.

More Buzz:


Prince once wrote a song about a hypothetical black Donald Trump (Esquire)
» Bruce Springsteen opens Brooklyn concert with ‘Purple Rain’ cover (Daily Mail)
» Justin Bieber did not diss Prince on Instagram; fake comment goes viral (BB)
» Prince nearly had ‘Simpsons’ episode; pages revealed from Conan script (Esq)
» 2Pac shooting re-enacted in Vegas for upcoming biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ (TMZ)
» ‘Inhumans’ pulled from Marvel’s release schedule amid delays (Slash Film)
» Music television again? MTV is bringing back ‘Unplugged’ (NY Daily News)
» ‘Doctor Who’ reveals Pearl Mackie will be The Doctor’s new companion (Z2It)
» Mariah Carey halts Amsterdam show to complain fans aren’t blowing air (DM)
» Kraftwerk bringing 3-D concerts back to U.S.; no Upstate NY concerts (RS)
» Michelle McNamara, writer and wife of Patton Oswalt, dies at 46 (THR)
» ‘Modern Family’ star Ariel Winter flaunts cleavage at Coachella (Daily News)
» ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ sets up more possible sequels (Slash Film)
» Chelsea Handler confirms nude photos of herself are to promote shows (ET)
» Kelly Ripa returns to ‘Live’ Tuesday; Michael Strahan hasn’t spoken to her (E!)
» 50 Cent reveals he has third son after meeting him at fan event (Daily Mail)
» Coachella wraps with Prince tributes, N.W.A. reunion with Ice Cube (Billboard)
» Kanye West interrupts friend’s wedding with ‘Imma let you finish’ joke (NYDN)

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