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Jay Z

Plays Peacemaker ...

Stay Away From Bey!

5/12/2015 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay Z took his "peace" t-shirt very literally Monday in Manhattan ... shedding his bodyguard's protection to go all Gandhi and squash some beef that was bubbling up way too close to Beyonce

Jay and Bey were walking out of a building when one of their long-time bodyguards swiped at a pap to move him back. Some back and forth barking started, and that's when Jay sprung into Zen action.

You gotta see how he calmly diffused the situation ... allowing Bey to slip by unscathed. 

West coast living is definitely getting to the kid from Brooklyn. 

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Solange Knowles

It's Hard to Fight Jay Z

in That Dress

5/5/2015 8:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Solange Knowles Met Gala Dress 2015It would be tough to punch and kick your brother-in-law when you're wearing ... whatever the hell Solange Knowles wore Monday night to the Met Gala.

Hard to believe -- but it's been a year since Beyonce's sister famously went ballistic and attacked Jay Z in an elevator ... during an after party for last year's gala. 

Jay Z Attacked By Solange Knowles

Meanwhile, Bey stole the whole damn night when she showed up in a ridiculous sheer nude-colored dress.

Damned if she was gonna let Solange steal the headlines this year.

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Jay Z

Can I Go Home Yet?

5/3/2015 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nobody was feeling Jay Z's after party in Las Vegas the way he was -- and that's a good thing ... 'cause from the looks of It Jay just wanted to be somewhere else.

Jay Z hosted, undoubtedly, the most exclusive Mayweather-Pacquiao bash at Marquee Nightclub Saturday night ... VIP tables went for $50k.

He and Beyoncé held court at their own table right on the dance floor -- but while the DJ was trying to get the crowd going, Jigga seemed to be dreaming ... of laying his head on his pillow.

Of course, his pillow was probably on a G6 ... WITH Bey ... so, can't blame the guy.

Tina Knowles

Wedding Day #2!!!

4/12/2015 5:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0412-tina-knowles-wedding-gallery-launch-03Tina Knowles is getting hitched for the second time, this time on a fancy yacht ... with Beyonce and Jay Z on board!

Beyonce's 61-year-old mom is marrying 67-year-old actor Richard Lawson on Sunday evening -- and the yacht is cruising around the harbor in Newport Beach, CA.   

Everyone is dressed in white, including Blue Ivy. Solange was also there along with other relatives. The boat holds 300, and we're guessing they could fill it to capacity if they want.

Tina and Beyonce showed up around noon to check out the boat.  They left together in an SUV before returning for the ceremony.

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Beyonce & Jay Z

Ride or Die ...

In Bed of a Pickup!!

4/9/2015 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0409-jay-z-beyonce-truck-splashSurfboards, pineapples, giant bags of weed ... and Jay Z and Beyonce -- all things you typically find in the back of a pickup truck tooling around Hawaii.   

The Carters are on one of the islands for what's supposed to be a secret getaway, but there's NOTHING inconspicuous about two of the world's most popular entertainers riding in the bed of a pickup, right? By the way, it's totally legal in Hawaii.

Jay spotted the photog riding behind the truck ... and threw up a "Hang Loose." 

Maybachs look way different in the islands.

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Beyonce

Lunch Date ...

With a Side of Boob

2/25/2015 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0225-beyonce-jay-z-x17Beyonce was bouncing all over L.A. ... because her tatas went commando while house hunting with Jay Z

Shopping for a new home can be liberating -- and it certainly was for Bey's girls ... which got some freedom and sunshine during a lunch break at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood.

As we've reported ... Jay & Beyonce have spent several months searching for the perfect L.A. house to purchase and make their West Coast HQ.

Just a feeling, but something's gonna open up for them soon. 

Flawless. 

Jay Z & Beyonce

Can't Find a House, So ...

We're L.A. Renters Now

2/23/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jay Z Beyonce LA HomeBeyonce and Jay Z can't always get what they want -- they've been unable to find the perfect L.A. home to buy ... so, instead they haggled their way into a rental for $150K a month ... and yes, that's a deal.

They're familiar with the crib in ritzy Holmby Hills -- it's the same one they rented last summer on a short term lease ... but our real estate sources tell us they just locked it down for a full year.

We're told the power couple's been itching to move out of the Bev Hills area hotel where they've been living while house hunting -- so they decided to go back to their old digs. 

16,000 sq. ft., 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and an infinity pool with a waterfall ... is one helluva plan B. 

You'll recall, Bey and Jay paid $200K/month for the pad last year -- but we're told they dealt directly with the owner this time and knocked off $50K/mo. ... based on signing a longer lease. 

Even the Carters love a discount. 

Jay Z Sued

I'm Your Son, Just Admit It ...

Says Wannabe Rapper

2/19/2015 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jay Z had a love child 21 years ago and is now blocking the guy's efforts to prove he's the son of the rap mogul ... according to legal docs.

The guy's name is Rymir Satterthwaite and he claims his mother hooked up with Jay back in the early '90s -- before he was world famous, and long before Beyonce was in the picture.

Rymir and Lillie Coley -- who calls herself his legal guardian -- say in a civil suit ... Jay Z submitted fraudulent information to the court ... to intentionally torpedo Rymir's paternity claim.

It's unclear what that fraudulent info is -- but there are reports that Jay is refusing to take a paternity test.

Rymir happens to be an aspiring rapper ... who's posted vids of himself rhyming.

The civil lawsuit was handwritten by Coley ... who claims Jay's actions have caused Rymir financial and emotional damage. We've reached out to Jay Z's attorney, but so far no word back.

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Kim Kardashian

How Do I Shut this Kid Up?

North's Epic Fashion Show Meltdown

2/13/2015 6:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0212-kim-kardashian-northwest-reutersNorth West is NOT a fan of daddy's new shoes ... Kim Kardashian had her hands more than full when the kid went full-on Chernobyl Thursday night at a NY fashion show.

The pics say it all ... Kim and North were front and center at Kanye West's Adidas unveiling at Fashion Week ... but North wasn't having any part of it and threw a fit.

From the looks on their faces ... Diddy, Anna Wintour, Jay Z, and Beyonce were amused/annoyed at the tantrum ... at one point Kim grabs North for a quick exit.

Maybe Kim should roll like Jay and Bey ... leave the little miracle at home.

Kids, right?

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Jay Z & Beyonce

We Run This Town!

Insane Crowd Proves It

2/13/2015 6:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
You Gotta See This!

021315_jay_z_beyonce_launchEither Beyonce and Jay Z need to stop going out in public, or NYC needs way more cops for NBA All-Star Weekend -- 'cause they damn near started a riot Thursday night just by stepping out of their SUV.

The scene in this video is ridiculous ... the massive crowd rushes the barricades in unison when Jay and Bey's ride pulls up outside Jay's 40/40 Club. Then, maybe to avoid even more chaos -- they walk in separately.

So, who was the opening act, and who headlined? Watch the vid to find out, but there's no doubt ... they're the reigning king and queen of NY.

Makes ya wonder why the hell they're moving to LA, right? 

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Beyonce and Jay Z

We're Movin' to L.A.!

2/4/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0203_jayz_beyonce_blue_ivy_INFBeyonce and Jay Z are moving to L.A. and they've already enrolled Blue Ivy in school ... TMZ has learned.

We've learned ... Beyonce and Jay Z are currently living in a hotel in Beverly Hills and actively looking for an estate to buy on the westside of L.A., which includes Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills and Bel-Air. We're told they have already discreetly looked at a number of homes, but so far none fit the bill.

We've also learned the famous couple enrolled their 3-year-old into a toddler program at an elite private school -- we know which one but we're not naming it. But we will tell you, the tuition is $15,080 a year.

We're told Blue Ivy was admitted halfway through the school year, which is unusual. The school generally only accepts students at the beginning of the school year.

As for why they're moving, sources connected with the couple tell us they want "a change in lifestyle." You'll recall, Bey and Jay spent the summer in a $200K a month rental near Bev Hills.

We do not know but assume they will keep their New York digs.

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Beyonce and Jay Z

Done with L.A.

... For Now

1/20/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
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Jay Z and Beyonce have scratched plans to get a wildly expensive pad in L.A. ... after losing out to an incredibly rich nerd in a ferocious bidding war.

TMZ broke the story ... Jay and Bey put an offer in on a sick Beverly Hills mansion ... we're told just shy of $70 mil. At the time we were told they were only several million off from sealing the deal. But former Minecraft mastermind Markus Persson swooped in and sealed the deal for $70M.

Mr. and Mrs. Z have told close friends in L.A. they really wanted that house and it's soured them on looking further. They looked before eyeing the property and found nothing they really liked.

So for now ... they're putting L.A. on ice.

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Les Twins Dancer

Sucker Punched

During Dance Off

1/17/2015 8:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE
011715_dance_punch_launchDance duo Les Twins -- featured on Beyonce/Jay Z's recent tour -- were embroiled in an intense dance battle Friday ... it got so heated one of them got punched in the face!

The twins were competing at Revolution Lounge in Las Vegas ... and the person who shot the video says Laurent and Larry Bourgeios were trash talking with the opposing dancers.

Laurent eventually tries to make peace, but when he extends his hand he's swiftly gets punched in the face.

We're told the man who threw punches was booted  ... and the competition ended with no winner.

Calls to the Mirage and Les Twins went unreturned.

Check out the dancers in action during the "On the Run" tour -- pretty impressive.

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