Beyonce is having a big year, and has been talking a lot about her family of late. Her documentary “Life Is But A Dream,” featured the superstar gushing over her baby daughter, lusting over her husband and acknowledging how hard it was firing her father, Matthew Knowles.
But its that personal relationship with Matthew that seems to need some patching up.
according to STAR magazine, Alex Wright, the mother of a baby boy fathered by Daddy Knowles during an extramarital affair, claims that Bey refuses to meet her little brother and that Matthew isn’t spending much time with the kid, either.
âWe had an 18 month relationship. We were in love and even lived together,â Wright says. âBut four months into my pregnancy, he decided he couldnât do it â and since our sonâs birth, he has tried to deny [their son] Nixon full child support. This isnât about the money. Itâs about accountability, education and providing Nixon a secure life.
Jay-Z and his Roc Nation imprint have signed worldwide publishing administration deals with Warner/Chappell Music, according to Billboard.
According to the agreement, Warner/Chappell Music will have publishing rights to Jay-Z’s music dating back to 2008 which would include The Blueprint 3 and Watch The Throne as well as all his future music. There’s also a separate deal which will give the publisher access to catalogs of other artists singed to Roc Nation like Philip Lawrence, S1, Carmen Key, Rita Ora and more.
“The real meaning of success is being in the position to work with an individual you consider a friend,” said Jay in a statement. “Jon Platt is such a person. He’s a man of extraordinary character as well as a remarkably talented executive with an ear for music and an eye for talent. It’s great to watch him grow to be one the best in the business.”
“I first partnered with Jay in 1996, and it’s been thrilling to work with my friend over the past 16 years as he’s grown into one of the world’s best songwriters and become a global icon,” said Platt, currently president, creative at Warner/Chappell after serving at EMI Music Publishing for many years. “He consistently breaks new ground, producing an incredible body of work that will be enjoyed by generations of fans to come. At the same time, Roc Nation is one of the most dynamic and influential music companies around. It is home to an extraordinary collection of hit-makers, who are writing and producing many of today’s most popular songs and collaborating with the world’s most successful artists. I couldn’t be happier to continue my relationships with Jay and Roc Nation and build on our partnerships at Warner/Chappell.”
Fat Joe takes a break from doing the Harlem Shake and releases a new video for ‘Ceilings To The Sky’ which will appear on his next mixtape/album Darkside 3. Not bad at all
With a Grammy under his belt, Miguel debuts the video for “Candles in the Sun,” a cut off his sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream. The R&B crooner gets serious, tackling social, political, and religious themes in the bold black-and-white visuals. He makes references to Hurricane Sandy, the Sandy Hook elementary tragedy, and the war on drugs through the powerful imagery.
“It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes,” said Miguel. “I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in.”