The divorce rumors surrounding Jay Z and Beyonce have been coming in at a rampant pace, but the two have not spoken out publicly about it. Since they won’t talk, media outlets have been asking anyone available to give their take on the situation. Yesterday, TMZ cameras caught up with Akon and the singer gave an insightful look on the relationship.

“Their relationship has been more of a business to the outside world than an actual relationship,” said Akon. “To them, it may feel like a relationship, but the way it was presented to the world, it feels more corporate…I think they were trying to keep their relationship out of the public. When you’re a person of interest to the public, it’s almost impossible to do without speculation…If you don’t open up to the public, people will naturally speculate and those speculations may be completely opposite or wrong of what is actually happening.”

Akon also believes that the situation will only result in great music. “It’s going to make better music, believe it or not. Now they have more content to speak about because they’re not the only ones dealing with it. People are dealing with the exact same thing just on a much smaller scale.”

Until Hov and Bey speak on the rumors themselves, all the public can do is speculate. Props to Akon for providing actual insight instead of dragging them through the mud.

[TMZ]

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Despite rumors of divorce and poor ticket sales plus someone losing a chunk of their finger at a tour stop, Jay Z and Beyonce’s massive On The Run tour can only be considered a success. Billboard released an article today claiming that once the North American portion of the tour wraps up this week, ticket sales will amass over $100 million and will have sold more than 90 percent capacity with an attendance of over 850,000.

“These shows sold tremendously well at the end,” said VP of North American touring for Live Nation, Omar Al-Joulani. “We were able to sell-up limited-view and clean up production holds or other holds. It was a very successful tour, and we’re pleased to have that big gross number at the end.”

As Al-Joulani put it, “Everybody’s winning.”

[Billboard]

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If you are an aspiring rapper, do not diss Beyonce for attention and fame because the BeyHive will rip your self-esteem to shreds. Aspiring rapper/model…

Days after Nicki Minaj released the ass-tastic cover art for her news song “Anaconda,” rumors began to spread that she was in the studio working…

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Two of America’s most wanted, in the same place, at the same time? Yes in deed. In a precedent setting move, Beyoncé finally links up with Nicki Minaj for the first time for Bey’s “Flawless (Remix),” a do over of the popular track that originally appeared on Mrs. Hov’s recent self-titled LP.

As rumors of a split between her and Jay have been abound for the last few weeks, Queen B downplays the hear-say and even acknowledges the now infamous elevator incident, crooning, “Of course, sometimes sh-t goes down when it’s a billion dollars on a elevator.” As usual, Nicki provides bars filled with estrogen laden braggadocio.

Check out the new track, above.

According to Eben Gregory, Kim Kardashian posted a picture of Kanye West on her Instagram. In the pic Kanye was wearing a face mask just like…

Anything Beyonce does is definitely going to be scrutinized. Beyonce could sneeze and someone will ask if she sneezed diamonds. Well one part of Beyonce’s…

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9 Rappers Kickin’ It With Their Boos

Thursday, 17 July 2014 by

As the summer is in full swing and THOTs are too, XXL decided to show a little love for the rappers who cuff in the summer too. Check out, “9 Rappers Kickin’ It With Their Boos.”

Jay Z has taken on a world of a project. In coalition with headlining the Global Citizen Festival, Jay Z joins the Global Poverty Project in efforts to end world poverty.

Jay spoke on his association with the project stating, “I’m joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible.”

The Global Citizen Festival will take place on September 27 in Manhattan’s Central Park. The Roots, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt, and Tiesto will also hit the stage.

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Check out all the hip-hop winners from tonight’s 2014 BET Awards, hosted by Chris Rock. The nominees are below, winners are in bold, and we’ll be updating this story as the evening progresses.

Best Group
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore And Ryan Lewis
TGT (Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese)
Young Money

Best Collabo
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$, “I Luv This Shit”
Beyonce featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Drake featuring Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines”
YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan, “My Nigga”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Iggy Azalea
Eve
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore

Video Of The Year
Pharrell, “Happy”
Beyonce featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown, “Fine China”
Drake, “Worst Behaviour”
Beyonce, “Partition”

Best New Artist
Ariana Grande
****August Alsina
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

Centric Award
Aloe Blacc, “The Man”
Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I., “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”
Jhene Aiko, “The Worst”
Liv Warfield, “Why Do You Lie?”
Wale featuring Sam Dew, “LoveHate Thing”

Best International Act: U.K.
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Krept & Konan
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

Viewers Choice Award
Jhene Aiko, “The Worst”
August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$, “I Luv This Shit”
Beyonce featuring Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
Drake, “Worst Behaviour”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

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