Courtside Candids: Beyonce & Jay-Z

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Jay-Z and his prized yaki had a grand ol’ time laughing at random #lilwaynedeeptweets at the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in Queen Lobster Bisque’s home state on Wednesday. Ain’t love grand?

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Quick Quotes: Jay-Z On “We Are The World” Remake

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I could have opted to use a better picture than the one above but I had the same expression on my face when T-Pain popped up on the screen “harmonizing.”

“I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: ‘We Are the World,’ I love it, and I understand the point and think it’s great. But I think ‘We Are the World’ is like [Michael Jackson's] ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched. I’m a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that’s going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: [Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but ‘We are the World’ is [musically] untouchable like ‘Thriller’ is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it’s gonna be untouchable.”

DO YOU AGREE WITH HIS COMMENTS?

Open Air: Ewwwwww.

gas face Open Air: Ewwwwww.

Before jetting off to London to participate in the Hope For Haiti Now telethon, Queen Lobster Bisque and her dutiful purse watcher hit up an after-party to celebrate her 2010 NRJ Music Award of Honor. What really went down for them to make those faces has yet to be determined. Let’s speculate, shall we?

CANDIDS: BEYONCE AND JAY-Z’S PARISIAN DINNER DATE

Quick Quotes: “On To The Next One” Director Sets Record Straight With Vibe

The director responsible for Jay-Z’s “On To The Next One” music video spoke to Vibe about the controversial clip. Let us pray.

Vibe: There’s been a lot of talk about Jay’s video containing Freemason imagery such as the horned animal head, an eagle and skull. What are your thoughts about such talk and why do you think music fans are so quick to believe a conspiracy narrative?

Sam Brown: I’m aware of the stir the video has caused and what people are saying. I think when you’re dealing in abstract imagery people are going to want to draw lines between things and make sense of it. However, I’ve always felt that the viewing public was, in general, extremely visually literate. They don’t always want or need things to be spelt out for them. One of the great things about music videos are they can be enjoyed purely visually—it doesn’t need to mean anything or make any sense. Conspiracy theory is another thing entirely, and seems to me to be about projecting pre-existing beliefs and desperately looking for things that confirm them. There is imagery in this video that is drawn from all over the place. None of it is owned by any one culture or belief system. You can connect anything if you try hard enough, and make it mean anything you want it to.

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Event: Alicia Keys Live! Worlds Aids Day Charity Concertvent

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