REEBOK DENIES BEYONCE WALKED OUT OF MEETING DUE TO LACK OF DIVERSITY – (04/08/2019)
Reebok has denied reports that Beyonce walked out of a meeting due to lack of diversity. ESPN reported during a segment on Rachel Nichol‘s show The Jump that Beyonce had a meeting with the brand to talk about a possible deal for her clothing line Ivy Park and ended walked out of the meeting when she saw that no one that worked at the company looked like her. It was announced last week that Beyonce signed a deal with Adidas and they will relaunch her Ivy Park line.
According to TMZ, a rep for Reebok said in a statement, “The report that Beyoncé walked out of a meeting with Reebok due to lack of diversity is categorically false. Our discussions with Beyoncé and her team continued for several months after our initial meeting. We are disappointed that false information is being reported as fact.”
No word on why a deal with Beyonce and Reebok fell through.
BEYONCE PARTNERS WITH NETFLIX TO BRING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARY – (04/08/2019)
Beyonce just announced she’s teaming up with Netflix to bring fans a film inspired by her 2018 Coachella performance.
The film, titled “Homecoming” will premiere on April 17 and will use her college-themed performance last year as a focal point. This follows the announcement Beyonce made earlier this year, that her BeyGood initiative will hold a Homecoming Scholars Award Program.
Homecoming will feature the performance, and it is speculated that the Netflix documentary will also include unseen footage of Beyonce.
Back in 2017, the superstar had to postpone her performance at Coachella due to her pregnancy, which she made up for a year later with a show that included a marching band, matching yellow uniforms, and choreography that was reminiscient of a college event.
CARDI B SAYS SHE’S GOING BACK TO HER ‘OLD SELF – (04/08/2019)
Cardi B says she is going back to her old self — since people are going to judge her for her past anyway. A fan tweeted to the rapper, “I love you ALOT but I don’t agree with the messages you’ve been sending us young girls. So many of us look at you as a role model and that should send a very loud message.”
She responded, “For these past two years I been watching what I say and I haven’t been myself.I been feeling trap and sad cause it’s not ME but everybody tell me to be it for me to be this ‘rolemodel’ and guess what ? People still spit my past right in my face so for now imma be my old self again.”
OFFSET SAYS HIS WIFE IS THE REASON ‘H*ES’ STARTED RAPPING
In other news, Offset received backlash after taking to Twitter last week to proclaim that his wife is the reason “h*es” started rapping. In the now deleted tweets, the Migos rapper said, “all you h*es rap cuz of my wife.” He added that Cardi B gave women “hope to not suck d**k the rest of ya life and catch money.” When one fan replied saying that female rappers clearly existed before Cardi, he replied saying that the world followed suit after “Bodak Yellow.”
He later clarified his statement, ” Every bartender stripper with the dream of getting out the club it’s nun wrong with that but my wife help guide ur life to try to rap . . . not talking bout established artist like the legands and the ones before Cardi.”
He added, “Lets make a bet my girl against any artist man or woman.”
‘AVENGERS’ ASSEMBLE TO SUPPORT $5M DONATION TO SICK KIDS – (04/08/2019)
Marvel’s Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit sick kids around the world. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson were on hand Friday to unveil the massive donation of Marvel money and toys to charities and children’s hospitals at Disney Resort.
Disney donated $1 million to Starlight Children’s Foundation, which brings fun and education to kids with chronic illnesses around the world. The LEGO group, Hasbro, Funko and Amazon came together to donate more than $4 million to children’s hospitals in the U.S.
“More than any time, it’s a time to give back to these courageous kids who inspire us,” said Downey, who stars as Tony Stark, or Iron Man.
After announcing the donation, Avengers: Endgame (Johansson, Renner, Rudd and Hemsworth) stars visited kids at the local Boys & Girls Clubs.
“It’s not a bad day in the office when you get to come to Disneyland,” said Johansson, who plays Black Widow. “I’ve been a huge fan of Disney for like forever. I come from a big, Disney-loving family. To be here with my fellow Avengers and all these kids, it’s just great. It’s such a great way to spend the day.”
Social media embraced their generosity, though some asked why Chris Evans wasn’t there. Endgame drops April 25th.
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