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Beyoncé's Parents Kept Destiny's Child Away From R. Kelly


There were repeated requests by him and his label to work with the teenage girls. Matthew Knowles, said of the girls: "They did not leave our eyes."

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Beyoncé's father, Matthew Knowles said Destiny's Child stayed away from R. Kelly because they had heard of his reputation back in the late '90s.

"The girls were 15, 16," he said. "When they went to the bathroom, Tina would go with them. They did not leave our eyes."

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​It Took 126 Years for Vogue to Hire a Black Photographer for Cover Photo

Because Beyoncé was given unprecedented control of her upcoming Vogue cover, Tyler Mitchell got the job.

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Anna Wintour, who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988, has never given control over the magazine's cover, and she's never hired a Black photographer for it.

Tyler Mitchell, 23, a New York University graduate and Instagram sensation, who has shot campaigns for Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, will shoot Beyoncé for the September issue.

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Colorism Contributed to Beyoncé's Success, Says Her Father

Mathew Knowles also admitted he dated his former wife, Tina, because he thought she was white.

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Mathew Knowles, father of music industry superstars Beyoncé and Solange, believes his daughters' light skin complexions have contributed to their success.

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Jay-Z: 'You Treat People Like Human Beings'

"Yes, it's disappointing and hurtful. It is hurtful ... because he's like looking down on a whole population of people," the rapper and businessman said over the weekend.

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Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter had a powerful message for the president this weekend: you can't put a price tag on happiness.

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Beyoncé Surprises Colin Kaepernick with Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Sports Illustrated "just turned Muhammad Ali's Legacy Award into toilet paper," a Fox News contributor said of Kaepernick being honored.

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Colin Kaepernick knew he would receive Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, but not from one of the most successful recording artists on the planet — Beyoncé.

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Beyoncé's Pic of Newborn Twins Causes a Stir on Social Media

A photo posted by the global superstar dominated the Internet, again.

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Singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, known just as "Beyoncé," surprised her more than 100 million Instagram followers at around 1 a.m. ET Friday with the first-ever public photo of the Carter twins.

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Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé's 'Formation Scholars'

"Thank you for investing in our girls," Michelle Obama said about the college scholarship program.

Beyoncé has announced that it's time for young women to get into her scholarship formation.

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Beyoncé Criticized by Has-Been Piers Morgan

Morgan writes Beyoncé is now a "born again Black woman" who plays the "race card"; Twitter erupts.

Piers Morgan, British journalist and former CNN talk show host, wrote an essay published Monday in the U.K.'s Daily Mail titled "Jay-Z's not the only one who needs to be nervous about Beyoncé, the born-again-Black woman with a political mission," criticizing multi-platinum artist Beyoncé Knowles' "Lemonade," a visual album.

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Georgia Senate Passes Act to 'Religiously' Discriminate Against LGBT Community

The bill's sponsor said it could even protect the rights of the KKK.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Bill Romanowski Calls Cam Newton 'Boy' on Twitter

A reminder of the racist rep he earned in the NFL.

Former NFL player Bill Romanowski

By Sheryl Estrada

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#BlackLivesMatter Takes Center Stage at Grammys

Several artists call attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement during the 57th Grammy Awards.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Shocking Petition Calls for Beyoncé and Jay Z to Comb Their Daughter's Hair

The Change.org petition asks the celebrity parents to spend some of their multi-million-dollar fortune on hair products for their 2-year-old's "matted dreads and lint balls."

By Julissa Catalan

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