“I’m going to zoom in for you guys, okay?” six-year-old Blue Ivy Carter, clearly a future Oscar-winning filmmaker, says at the open of Vogue’s behind-the-scenes video of Beyoncé’s September cover shoot.
You know our collective hearts stopped on Monday when reports started circulating that the iconic Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is gravely ill and apparently in hospice care.
We love happy endings at The Root.
They can’t let us have anything.
Is it just me, or does there seem to be a black face on the cover of almost every Fall Fashion issue this year? It is only the sixth day of August, and already, I’ve counted eight—no, nine—major fashion magazine covers featuring black talent, including Vogue, British Vogue, W, British and Canadian Elle, Harper’s…
Stop debating who wore the flower crown first—or best—and focus, y’all:
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming; Beyoncé’s been giving us head-to-toe logo looks for years—most recently in all-custom Gucci for her On the Run II tour and in body-conscious MCM and Burberry during her designer-laden “Apeshit” video; both alongside husband and collaborator Jay-Z.
I want a friend for Azealia Banks. I really and truly do. The type of friend who can sit there for hours and say “mmm hmmm, I know right” to your various grievances while scrolling through her Instagram and occasionally showing you funny memes and bomb looks.
Many dream of being nominated for an entertainment award like an Emmy, but few find out exactly how surreal the experience is. Dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold was so unprepared for the honor, she initially suspected the worst when she began receiving dozens of missed calls and text messages in the middle of the…
Say what you want about Beyoncé, but what we’re not going to do is act like she doesn’t use her power to champion black excellence, prosperity or artistry. Case in point: According to the Huffington Post, when Beyoncé agreed to cover American Vogue’s September issue, she was contractually given “unprecedented control”…
There’s persistent buzz going on involving Beyoncé, and this time, it’s not from the Beyhive. The megastar is rumored to be returning to the cover of Vogue for its always epic September issue—but why is there also talk that it may be the last issue of legendary editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour?
Yes, people are still speculating about who “Becky With the Good Hair”—the infamous harlot Beyoncé sung about when she spilled her magnificent Lemonade on us—is.
It’s the last #WomanCrushWednesday in July, and Beyoncé—and her husband—kick off the American leg of her On The Run II (OTRII) tour tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. Since we know many of our American readers have been clutching their tickets in breathless anticipation since the tour kicked off last month in Europe, we…
Rumors are swirling that Beyoncé’s next visual album could be hitting Netflix—but should we believe them?
The Carters are in the midst of their On the Run II tour currently and you can basically call it a stunt-on-all-of-us-relentlessly tour. The lovebirds were recently spotted on a yacht, because where else would you spot them? But this time momma Beyoncé and poppa Jay-Z had the babies with them, well one of the twins,…
The MTV Video Music Awards, like others, are highly anticipated each year. We keep a special close eye out to see how our fave black artists are represented during these award shows and thankfully, we weren’t disappointed this year.
0:01: The camera pans down a spiral staircase as we’re greeted with a bubbly and aggressively southern voice that we soon learn belongs to Beyoncé Knowles, the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. And if we weren’t quite sure that she’s the leader, her entire stomach is out. Only leaders are allowed to have their entire…
One of what?
Updated: Thursday, July 12, at 9:45 p.m. EDT: As promised, we’re back with details: the color-blocked blouse Bey was rocking is from French fashion house Céline and the studded denim cutoffs are from Coal N’ Terry Vintage, creators of her Beychella cutoffs. The red cat-eyed sunglasses are from Illesteva.
Breaking Bey News: Memorably, Beyoncé broke the festival format wide open this year at
Coachella Beychella, when she performed two epic 24-song sets backed by a college marching band and wearing an all-Balmain wardrobe, personally designed by creative director Olivier Rousteing.