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Jay Z Says Tidal Isn’t Failing And Is Here To Stay

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About a month ago, Jay Z held some huge press conference with the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna by his side to announce the launch of his own streaming music service, Tidal. He claimed (and still claims) that the service is “for the fans” and for the artists, who are often ripped off by the likes of record labels, iTunes, etc. Your $19.99 monthly premium membership fee would get you “high quality” streaming (which many have tested and reported that they detected no difference between Tidal’s and Spotify’s, which is half the price at $9.99 per month) and some “exclusive” perks like tracks only released via the service and early access concert tickets, etc.

If that all sounds pretty shitty and you’d rather spend your hard earned cash on anything else, you’re not alone. Critics and fans have panned that shit since its release, and just today Jay finally felt compelled to speak out and defend Tidal, insisting it’s here to stay. I warn you, this is a long one, so stay strong, and I’ll see you on the other side.


Whew. Did you make it? Good job. Now how long do we think it is before Tidal folds?

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Beyonce releases ‘Die With You’ on Jay-Z’s TIDAL music service

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Jay Z‘s TIDAL – basically a try-hard chic version of Spotify – was unveiled earlier this month with a ridiculous business model and an even more ridiculous membership fee (about 4x that of Spotify). It’s clearly going to fail, but for now, Beyonce is trying to keep her man’s venture afloat by releasing ~exclusive~ material ONLY through TIDAL. Get your credit cards ready if you want to hear the entirety of ‘Die With You’.

Bey released the first teaser of the track on Facebook, directing everyone to head to TIDAL to buy it. Will you take the bait?

Die With You. Watch the full video on TIDAL.com

Posted by Beyoncé on Saturday, 4 April 2015

I’ve never been so wishy-washy over an artist in my life. Sometimes I absolutely love Beyonce and think she’s an absolute queen. Then she oversaturates the world with her presence and I need her to go the hell away for a long ass time to give us a break from her bullshit. It’s a difficult thing to reconcile, but just FYI, I’m in the “go away for a long time” phase at the moment.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z are moving to LA!

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Watch out, west coast – Jay-Z and Beyonce are coming your way! I guess they got tired of New York, because they’re looking for properties in Los Angeles and have already enrolled Blue Ivy in an elite private school. I feel like this move makes sense, especially with their new ~vegan lifestyle~ – so prepare for another set of celebs to move into the area!

From TMZ:

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 re 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.

I wouldn’t want to live in LA (I’m an east coast girl at heart), but if I was mega rich and could have properties on both coasts, I would definitely find a place in Malibu or in the Canyons cos they’re so nice. Ah, dreams.

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Beyonce is probably (possibly?) pregnant with her second child (for real this time)

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Beyonce can’t just do shit like a normal person, ever. She dropped her self-titled album without notice, she announced her first pregnancy with Blue Ivy while performing at the MTV VMAs… you get the drift. So why should we expect any more (less?) from Bey than to possibly announce a second pregnancy via an Instagram photo of herself at the beach, buried in sand with a giant belly?

There was no official announcement made (of course) and the photo didn’t even have a caption, but people are seriously losing their shit over this. The comments section is a madhouse you don’t even want to gaze upon lest it send you to your nearest insane asylum. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see if another Jay-Z/Beyonce offspring materializes.

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On another note, how delicious does this cake Blue Ivy had look? SOMEONE BRING ME THAT CAKE!

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Beyonce and Jay-Z spent Christmas in Iceland

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I always wanted to go to Iceland – I think it’s a beautiful country and I’d love to hit up the hot springs. However, I don’t know that I’d choose it as my Christmas destination if I had millions of dollars at my disposal and could go anywhere on the planet. I guess it sounded like a good idea to Beyonce and Jay-Z, however, as they packed up Blue Ivy and headed there for the holidays.

Lucky for us, the Carters travel with their own personal documentarian/Photoshop expert, so we get to check out carefully selected photos from their holiday.

Enjoy the below – looks like they did.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z met Kate Middleton and Prince William

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It’s kind of a Big Deal that the future King and Queen of England (shut up, she’s MY queen!) are in New York City right now. While here, Prince William and Kate Middleton have been taking in the sites in between doing official business-y things (Will got to talk to Obama about illegal wildlife trading and Kate has visited a few children’s centers), and one of those things was hitting up a basketball game at the Barclay’s Center. Seeing a real live basketball game may have been exciting on its own, but Wills & Kate got a double dose of fun when they met none other than Jay-Z and Beyoncé! Or is it the other way around?

There’s even video (a Vine, really, but we’ll take it):


It all seems very exciting. I wonder if Bey was shitting herself? She might be the biggest star in the world, but Wills & Kate are actual royalty! Forget whether or not the monarchy is dumb or an outdated concept (I personally think it’s a wonderful tradition and their “job” is to uphold that tradition and also to do great public service work – they don’t make laws or whatever, so chill, world) – it’s a big deal.

Also also, would you EVER want to have Kate Middleton’s life? I sure as shit wouldn’t. She’s pregnant, which probably makes all this hub bub of travel and public appearances even worse, but even if she wasn’t pregnant, wouldn’t you get sick of all of the to-do? Wouldn’t you just wanna be like, “Wills, can we not just lay on the couch and watch Home Alone and order a pizza?” Something tells me that just doesn’t happen at the Palace.

Here are some more photos!

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Beyonce finally “proves” she was really pregnant with Blue Ivy

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I’ve never been a Beyonce conspiracy theorist when it comes to the issue of whether or not she was actually ever pregnant with Blue Ivy. The stupid “collapsable baby bump” thing seemed like a joke to me, but apparently some people are very, very serious about their feelings on the subject for some reason or other. In any case, Bey knows this, and she used her On The Run HBO special to somewhat set the record straight by sharing the above photo of herself posing naked with Jay-Z during her pregnancy. See? Issue solved… or something.

Now people are saying Bey is the queen of Photoshop (wrong – that’s Kim Kardashian) so this could easily be fake, but is it really that serious, y’all? Why go to such great lengths to make up something so stupid? Here’s Beyonce in the hospital after giving birth, as well:

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I get it – people do make up insane shit and this wouldn’t be the weirdest thing someone lied about, but like… really? I dunno, I just don’t see the point. That child is Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s and that’s kinda all that matters. But speaking of Jay-Z, here’s a picture from their wedding, which oddly looks vaguely tacky:

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Candles on a flat screen TV? I mean… alright.

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