Beyoncé

Why Nigerian protesters want Beyoncé to be more like Rihanna

But protesters hit out when Beyoncé spoke up. Why?

Protesters against police brutality say that on Tuesday night in Lagos men in army fatigues closed in on them and shot at them while they sang the national anthem, something the army denies as "fake news".

The irony struck a chord across the world. South African comedian Trevor Noah said: "Just like we've seen in the US, the police in Nigeria are responding to protests about police brutality with more police brutality.

A host of international A-list of celebrities showed their support for protesters.

Beyoncé releases surprise new song, Black Parade, on Juneteenth

The track includes powerful lyrics about black history, police brutality and the George Floyd protests.

"Put your fists up in the air, show black love," sings the star. "Need peace and reparation for my people."

The song was released on Juneteenth, a holiday marking the official end of slavery in the US.

The celebration originated in Beyoncé's home state of Texas but is now celebrated annually on 19 June throughout the US, with varying degrees of official recognition, sometimes under the names Emancipation Day or Black Independence Day.

     

Blue Ivy Earns a Spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at the Tender Age of 7

The seven-year-old entered the chart at the No. 76 spot for her writing and composing work on the song “Brown Skin Girl” from The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack, Billboard reports.

As Billboard notes, Blue Ivy is following in the impressive steps of both her parents.

Beyoncé has made an appearance as a soloist on the Billboard Hot 100 63 times, the fourth-most of any woman, Billboard reports, plus 14 in collaboration with Destiny’s Child and five more appearances alongside hubby, Jay-Z.

Meghan Markle and Beyoncé Just Met at Lion King Premiere

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry hugged and shared a conversation with Beyoncé, who wore a custom gold pleated gown with a thigh-high slit by Cong Tri, and her husband JAY-Z at the London premiere of The Lion King on Sunday. The singer voices Nala in the new live-action revamp of the beloved 1994 Disney film.

While Meghan has walked plenty of red carpets as an actress, Sunday marked her first film premiere as a royal. She and Harry left 2-month-old son Archie at home for the night out, where they also had run-ins with several cast members.

Lion King cast including Beyoncé face their animal selves

 The idea of Donald Glover ( also known as Childish Gambino) as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, and Chiwetel Ejofor as the villainous Scar already had many excited.

These new photos ramp up fan anticipation a gear by depicting the cast facing the computer animated characters they help bring to life.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: Crazy In Love as tour opens in Cardiff

As they raced through more than 40 hits - from Crazy In Love to 99 Problems - the couple flirted, teased and held hands - not just when the spotlights were on, but deep in the shadows, between the songs.

At one point, Beyoncé sidled up to her Jay-Z and started twerking, giving him the giggles. When he rapped about "the rock on your finger" in Upgrade U, she flashed her wedding ring, a big goofy grin spread across her face.

Who bit Beyonce? Fans investigate claims star was bitten on face

Actress Tiffany Haddish revealed details about the bizarre incident in an interview with GQ, but left the culprit unnamed.

Two actresses have already had to deny being guilty following media speculation.

Now fans are using #WhoBitBeyonce to track down the person responsible.

Tiffany, who stars in Girls Trip, said she met Beyonce at a party in December last year.

"There was this actress there that's just, like, doing the mostest," she told GQ.

Danish university offers Beyonce course

According to television station TV2, around 75 students have signed up.

There's reportedly so much interest in the University of Copenhagen course - called Beyonce, Gender and Race - that it's had to move to a bigger lecture theatre.

Professor Erik Steinskog told the Danish broadcaster that he'd be presenting the singer's lyrics, videos and performances to students.

Beyonce offers aid to Houston flood victims

"I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help," the star said.

She added that she was working with her charity and her pastor "to implement a plan to help".

Houston has been hit by unprecedented levels of rain, with more set to come.

Officials estimate that more than 30,000 residents need shelter. At least nine have died in the Houston area.

Other stars including Kim Kardashian West and Kevin Hart have also vowed to help.

Taylor Swift director denies copying Beyonce

Look at What You Made Me Do is the first single from the singer's sixth studio album, Reputation.

It came after a week-long social media blackout where she removed all her previous posts declaring that the old Taylor is "dead".

But it's a short clip from a preview Taylor tweeted that's caused controversy.

At around 12 seconds in, the artist "formerly known as old Taylor", is seen in military attire standing in formation.

The similarities led music video director Joseph Kahn to tweet...

But some fans didn't take too kindly to those comments.