Drake Gives Mrs. Carter & Her Crew Some Love.

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Beyonce, her husband Jay-Z and Drake chatting at the Grammys.

Mrs. Shawn Carter and the Destiny’s Child ladies are receiving some love from rapper, Drake.

He samples their song, “Say My Name” in his “Girls Love Beyonce.”

It is one of two songs the former Degrassi star released on Monday.

From HipHollywood.com

During the hook, the Canadian rapper sings the chorus from Destiny’s Child’s hit song, “Say My Name”, along with songwriter, James Fauntelroy.

On the track, Drake raps about his longing for a relationship in today’s age of serial dating. “I’m just trying to find a reason not to go out every evening. I need someone that will help me think of someone besides myself. I need someone I leave through the front door with cause we don’t want to hide no more,” he raps.

Take a listen below.


Chime in: What do you think of the song?

Kelly Rowland Sitcom Pilot Ordered.

One of Destiny’s children is making a leap from behind the mic to the television screen.

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BET has ordered a new comedy pilot starring, one of Beyonce’s dearest friends, Kelly Rowland.

The sitcom titled What Would Dylan Do? (series title is subject to change) is about the life of a relationship blogger living in Los Angeles with her best friend Cherise (Gabrielle Dennis) and a wealthy divorcee Brooke (Melanie Liburd).

Rowland is no stranger to television, the singer has appeared in reality shows like LaLa’s Full Court Life and displayed her acting chops with guest appearances on sitcoms like Smart Guy, American Dreams, The Hughleys and Girlfriends.

Brandon Scott will also star as Rowland’s neighbor and Cherise’s boyfriend.

The show is executive produced by the Bernie Mac Show‘s Warren Hutchenson.

#ConversationStarter: Beyond Politics.

First Lady Michelle Obama & Beyonce Knowles grace the cover of Vogue.

This opinion piece, Mrs. O and Beyoncé: A Problematic Love Fest?, has shown up in my social media feeds for the last couple of days so let’s start a conversation here on ‘unscripted.’

Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama and Beyoncé have been exchanging pleasantries with each other.

‘The Pink Panther’ star wrote a public letter to the First Lady expressing how grateful she is that her daughter can grow up in a world where someone in the highest office in the land resembles her.

Mrs. Obama responded to Beyoncé in a tweet, “thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”

Days later People Magazine asks First Lady Obama if she could trade places with anyone in the world who would it be?

“Gosh. If I had some gift, I’d be Beyoncé, I’d be some great singer,” the First Lady responded.

The First Lady’s comment caused commentators across the web to take issue from Loop21 to The Root.com.

Now they are facing backlash from readers—The Root.com’s Demetria L. Lucas in particular.

According to Lucas, Mrs. Obama’s admiration of the pop star “sends a damaging, demeaning and dangerous message to women and girls.”

Lucas characterized Beyoncé’s success to the following:

Vibe: Meet Your New Role Models: Kandi, Tamar, Evelyn & Chrissy (Reality Stars).

She is only slightly more role model-esque than three of the four reality stars ironically gracing the current cover of Vibe. Let’s keep it funky, folks: Beyoncé’s talent — the one that’s made her a multimillionaire and a household name — is the ability to habitually line-step on the Madonna-whore dichotomy. That is to say, she has mastered the art of moving her tush like a stripper and her hips like a porn star, and she still manages to be perceived as a lady and some sort of feminist. Women who have done the same or less have faced more criticism.

Her lyrics fluctuate between empowerment lite and sending women nearly back to the June Cleaver dark ages. For every “Me, Myself and I,” “Irreplaceable” or “Love on Top,” there are songs like “Cater 2 U,” where Bey (during her Destiny’s Child days) does everything for her man, from untying his shoestrings to offering a manicure.

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The excerpt above is what stood out to me, several of my colleagues, and many in the social media sphere.

It was a hot topic is the WUMR (one of the stations where I work) studio yesterday and both of my female counterparts brought up how she attacked what Beyoncé wears and how she dresses on stage. Both highlighted that she wears more clothing than the average back up dancer in a hip-hop video and when Lucas compares the ‘Obsessed’ actress’ songs she is comparing song lyrics from two different eras in Knowles’ life.

Before I ask for you to chime in, see what those around the web have said:

While the tweeters are outraged the facebookers run the gambit saying, ‘that’s your opinion, they’re friends, cool, next topic.’ ►See Screenshot Click Here.

Josh’s Note: To characterize the singer, the actress, the entertainer, the designer and the businesswoman— someone who put in fifteen years of hard work to get where she is in life—in the same vein as a stripper, adult film star or a reality star is beyond farfetched.

No, I do not know what message a young woman would receive from the First Lady’s praise (and Miss Lucas is entitled to her opinion).

However, I still differ in sentiment with Lucas.

As a young man, what do I see is two women who admire each other. Two women who respect each other and two women who respect each other’s profession.

What I see is the opposite what is displayed “every time a reality show airs.” Their “‘love fest’ is combating the negative images of black women who pull wigs or throw wine bottles.

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Chime in:

Is it justifiable to compare Beyoncé to a stripper, porn star and the four on Vibe?

Readers do you think Lucas made a correct assessment of First Lady Michelle Obama’s praise for Mrs. Carter?

#ConversationStarter: Breaking Down the Princess of Hip-Hop’s Name.

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Bey & Jay: The Parents of Hip-Hop Royalty.

BabyWatch 2012 is over.

Jay-Z and the lady I share my birthday with, Beyonce, are the proud parents of a baby girl.

When news broke late Saturday night (early Sunday morning), Ivy Blue Carter ascended to the top of the trending topics list on twitter.

Confusion over the baby’s name ensued however as Blue Ivy also began trending.

According to Global Grind the latter is correct.

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Here’s the meaning of Baby Carter’s name broken down by Global Grind:

We’ll start with the baby’s first name, Blue. The obvious; Jay-Z’s franchise albums have been called the Blueprint. Blue consist of 4 letters which can be linked to Beyonce’s love for the number four, and a tribute to her husband.

As far as the color blue, it’s considered the coolest color of the spectrum. Ancient Egyptian used blue to represent the heavens. Blue also symbolizes the Virgin Mary. The color represents inspiration, sincerity and spirituality.

Next, let’s break down the middle name, Ivy. Beyonce has gone on record saying how important the number “4” is to her. She told Billboard Magazine, “We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.”

With the number being so special to her, it makes sense that she would incorporate her favorite number into her child’s name.

Ivy contains the roman numeral IV as it’s first two letters, which we all know is the number 4. The name itself Ivy comes from the plant which symbolizes eternity. Greek and Roman societies admired the ivy plant for its hardiness and longevity. They believed the plant aided fertility. Could this mean more children for Beyonce and Hova?

Read the full analysis on GlobalGrind.com

So let’s start a conversation:

What do you think about the name?

Any words of advice to the first-time parents?