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Jay Z & Beyonce

Snuggly Together

at Made in America Festival

9/1/2014 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0901-beyonce-jay-z-snuggly-concert-SPLASH-01Jay Z and Beyonce shared a cozy moment in the VIP area as they watched Kanye West perform at Sunday's Made in America Festival in Los Angeles.

After seeing these photos, that capture an intimate moment between the two, we can all agree they are definitely, maybe, possibly, absolutely, perhaps, probably, 100% for sure breaking up or staying together.

Beyonce's Dad

Jay Z Divorce Rumors

Are Just a 'Jedi Mind Trick'

8/28/2014 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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082814_mathew_knowles_launchMathew Knowles thinks the Beyonce/Jay Z divorce rumors ... and even the infamous Solange elevator fight video ... were both carefully orchestrated by the duo to drive up ticket sales.

Beyonce's dad was on KRBE in Houston where he theorized all the recent turmoil around the couple was simply a "Jedi mind trick" they orchestrated as a way to make their summer tour super popular. 

He explained, "All I know is the Jedi mind trick. Everyone’s talking about it. Ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200%!"

Knowles also tried to spark Destiny's Child reunion rumors, but since he claims to technically be their manager still ... it sounds more like another Jedi mind trick.

Worth mentioning ... Knowles hasn't managed Beyonce for years ... so maybe he's right about all this, but maybe he isn't.

Karrueche

BET Made Me Diss Blue Ivy

In Tasteless Joke

8/26/2014 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Karrueche Tran is blaming BET for the fact she ripped Beyonce and Jay Z's little girl with a harsh joke about her hair while hosting "106 & Park."

The joke took a shot at Blue Ivy's hairdo and no one ever combing it -- but it quickly blew up in Karreuche's face when incensed Bey and Jay fans unleashed a vicious social media attack on her.

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A source close to Chris Brown's GF tells TMZ ... she read the joke cold off a teleprompter -- it was in a script that had been changed by producers at the last-minute -- and she never saw it beforehand.

We're told ... it was a live show and KT had no choice but to read what was on the prompter. Afterward, she and her manager went nuclear because they also thought the joke -- about a 2-year-old -- was mean-spirited and in poor taste.

Karrueche tells TMZ she actually admires Blue's 'do, saying ... "I love that Blue is able to wear her natural hair." She added she would never disrespect Beyonce and Blue Ivy.

BET President Stephen Hill also apologized, saying he reached out to Beyonce and Jay Z ... and has "taken punitive actions" with the producers responsible for putting Karrueche in that position.

Beyonce's Mom

Bey's Marriage Is Perfect

Breakup Rumors Are BS!!!

8/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT breaking up ... in fact, their relationship is "perfect' ... so says a woman who would definitely know -- Beyonce's mom.

Tina Knowles was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland at Via Alloro in Bev Hills -- and in a super-rare moment, actually opened up about rumors that B and J's marriage is on the rocks. 

Mama Knowles even had some choice words for people like Akon -- who recently told us the couple's relationship "feels corporate."   


And there seems to be evidence to back up Tina's statement -- Bey and Jay have been spotted out together a lot recently ... looking happy at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and they even embraced on stage

So, the question ...

Beyonce and Jay Z

Crazy in

Go-Kart Love

8/16/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0816-Beyonce-go-karts-Gallery-Launch-TemplateThe couple that go-kart's together, stays together ... so infer Jay Z and Beyonce.

Bey posted a series of pics on her website Friday showing her, Jay Z and Blue Ivy at a Torrance, CA indoor go-kart racing track.

Yonce and Hova are only together in one photo ... Jay is sitting in a go-kart behind his wife as she looks fierce in her driver's seat.

Flawless.

Akon

Jay Z & Beyonce's Marriage

Feels 'Corporate'

8/5/2014 3:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jay Z and Beyonce might be crazy in love or they might be headed for a split, but R&B star Akon says the fact they have always kept their relationship private is what has led to so much speculation.

Akon was in D.C. Monday and was super open to our photog about celebrity relationships ... particularly Jay and Bey. What he says is really interesting.

Akon feels the mega-couple always presented their relationship to the public as more of a business than a real relationship. He says famous people need to be open with their fans about their relationships or else they invite the kind of rumors that have dogged Jay Z and Beyonce lately.

It's an honest and refreshing take from one of the biggest names in music. Check it out.

Beyonce and Jay Z

Gruesome Photos of Finger-Biting Aftermath

8/4/2014 2:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804_jay_z_beyonce_finger_launch_2DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS UNLESS YOU CAN HANDLE SOMETHING HARD CORE VIOLENT.

This is what's left of a man's finger after the tip was bitten off at the Beyonce/Jay Z concert over the weekend.

Robert Alcaraz-Garnica is in custody on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem, after he allegedly groped a woman and began fighting with her boyfriend. Cops say Alcaraz-Garnica bit the tip of the boyfriend's index finger off during the fight.

In addition to criminal prosecution ... we're told Alcaraz-Garncia can expect a lawsuit

Malia Obama

Fails to Blend in at Lollapalooza

Thanks, Secret Service

8/4/2014 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804_malia_obama_lollapalooza_festival_photos_launchMalia Obama tried to pretend she's just another teenager raging out at Lollapalooza in Chicago -- but her not-so-Secret Servicemen were a dead giveaway.

The 16-year-old was sans Prez Obama or the First Lady ... hanging only with friends -- unlike the Beyonce-Jay Z concert where Michelle Obama chaperoned her

The pics are pretty funny -- cause the muscle-bound guy in the black Polo shirt definitely does NOT fit in with the rest of the crowd around Malia. Still, he kept her mud-free ... which is more than a lot of the other fans can say.

Now if he could just keep people from taking her photo too.

Jay Z & Beyonce

Private Moment

Evidence Marriage Still Intact

8/4/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jay Z and Beyonce Still TogetherJay Z and Beyonce secretly attended a private event last week ... and it's significant because it's the most authentic evidence so far that they're still very much a couple.

Jay's mom, Gloria Carter, threw a shindig to celebrate the opening of her new restaurant, Diamondz N Da Ruff in Newark.

Jay Z and Beyonce showed up at 7 PM last Saturday for the ribbon cutting and champagne toast and stayed 15 minutes.  Our spies say Beyonce and Gloria hugged and laughed.

Here's the thing. There were no photogs at the event. We got this pic just by chance. So it seems there was no grandstanding on Bey's or Jay's part to look like a happy couple.

The plot thickens.

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Beyonce

Raps About Elevator Fight

Insight into Marriage

8/3/2014 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Get ready to interpret ... because Beyonce now obtusely reveals what went down in that elevator ... and one interpretation goes directly to her marriage.

Beyonce dropped a remix for her song "Flawless" with Nicki Minaj Saturday night ... and early in the track says, "We escalate, up in this bitch like elevators ... of course sometime s**t goes down when it's a billion dollars on the elevator."

So how's this for a theory.  Multiple reports estimate Beyonce and Jay Z's worth between $900 million and 1 billion.  So when she says "of course sometimes s**t goes down when it's a billion dollars on the elevator" ... could that mean there's a billion dollars on the line and they were arguing over something related to the heart of the marriage?

Just a theory.

Jay Z Attacked By Solange Knowles 

Jay Z & Beyonce

We're Crazy in Love!

Really, We Swear!

8/1/2014 7:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0801_jayz_beyonce_kissing-pcnBeyonce and Jay Z got super snuggly during their Wednesday night concert in Seattle ... clearly an overt display to counter numerous reports of an imminent split. 

There have been a slew of stories in the wake of the elevator video ... postulating theories about the relationship.  The NY Daily News reported this week ... the couple is putting on a good face only because of their current tour.

So the question ... are they still crazy in love or is it on to the next one?

Beyonce

What Cheating Rumors?

Look at My Happy Family!!

7/3/2014 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Beyonce Cheating RumorsBeyonce's trying to have it both ways -- first hinting that Jay Z cheated on her ... and now quickly trying to deflect the self-inflicted rumor by posting cute and cuddly family photos.

The pics of Bey, Jay and Blue Ivy taking in some sort of art display popped up on her website yesterday -- a clear attempt to crush the buzz that there's trouble in paradise.

Beyonce set the Internet on fire earlier this week by changing the lyrics to her song "Resentment" during the Cincinnati stop of her tour (with Jay) ... making it sound like Jay had cheated on her.

It's the same tactic she pulled with pics of Solange and Jay after the elevator fight video.
No one bought it then ... we'll see about now.

Did Jay Z Cheat On Beyonce

Beyonce

Sounds Like She's Calling Jay Z Out

For Cheating

7/2/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Beyonce sent Jay Z and the rest of the world a not-so-subtle signal during her concert Saturday night ... strongly intimating Hova was unfaithful to her. 

Bey was performing her song "Resentment" -- all about being lied to and cheated on  -- and she tweaked a few words to make the whole thing sound SUPER personal. 

She tweaked the lyric, "Been ridin' with you for six years" and changed it to 12 YEARS.  Not coincidentally, she's been with Jay for 12 years.

Then she changed the line "Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could" ... to "Like I couldn't do it for you like that wack bitch could."  

Not clear why the change to "wack bitch" ... but the sentiment was clear ... being with someone for 12 years who was cheating on you.  The crowd got the message and roared.

Rumors about possible infidelity have been surrounding the couple since TMZ posted the infamous Solange elevator fight video ... it certainly could explain why she was so mad.

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