and when he's singing jay z

Jay-Z and his backup singer Jaguar Wright performing ‘Song Cry’ during Hov’s MTV Unplugged session in 2001. When Hov asked The Roots to perform with him he asked for a full band. Wright was a close friend of the group’s and they suggested she join them to sing backup. So Wright ended up providing live vocals for the hooks on tracks such as ‘Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)’ and ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’.

“That was one of the biggest surprises I ever had in my life! I went and started listening, beefing up on my Jay-Z material. We only had one real rehearsal with everybody there. I did what I do, and I wanted to make sure I was going to bring something to the show and not take away from the show. It was the first [hip-hop] ’Unplugged’ in so long, and it was Jay-Z, and it was my family. I wanted to do my family proud and I wanted to do Jay proud.”

the signs as dad jokes

aries: i’ll call you later. > don’t call me later, call me dad!

taurus: “did you hear about the kidnapping at school?? it’s okay, he woke up.”

gemini: what time is it? > “time for you to get a watch.”

cancer: dad, i’m cold. > “go stand in the corner, it’s 90 degrees.”

leo: “i stayed up all night wondering why the sun went down, then it dawned on me.”

virgo: “what do you call jay-z when he’s sleeping? jay-zzzzzzz.”

libra: “wouldn’t you say that whiteboards are quite… remarkable??”

scorpio: “why doesn’t dracula have any friends? because he’s a pain in the neck.”

sagittarius: tell me a dad joke > “you.”

capricorn: ”what do you call a fish with no eyes? a fsssssh.”

aquarius: dad, i’m hungry. > “hi hungry, i’m dad.”

pisces: “singing in the shower is fun until you get shampoo in your mouth – then it’s a soap opera.”

Jay Z is on this very short list of people that I find to be the greatest men that I’ve ever met. On that list are Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and Jay Z. That’s my list of when I walk into a room or if they walk into a room, I know that I’m among the greats. He’s the most talented rapper. No one can rap better than Jay Z. Sorry, but no one can. No one is as astute of a businessman. No one is more charming in a room. No one’s a better friend. He’s phenomenal.
—  Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid, speaking to the Huffington Post on how Jay Z supersedes the term ‘triple threat,’ and is one of the best people he has ever met.

Mike Huckabee on Beyonce singing about having sex with her husband of seven years: “Jay-Z is a very shrewd businessman, but I wonder: Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?”“

Mike Huckabee on Mike Brown, victim of “shoot first, ask questions later” police violence: "He could have avoided that if he’d have behaved like something other than a thug.”

Mike Huckabee on gay marriage: “When advocates of same-sex marriage say, ‘What’s the harm?’ the honest reply is that at this point, we simply don’t have enough reliable accumulated data to be able to say.”

Mike Huckabee on CONFIRMED MOLESTER OF MULTIPLE CHILDREN, INCLUDING HIS SISTERS, JOSH DUGGAR: “Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean 'unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities…Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.”

NOTED CHILD MOLESTER and benefactor of Mike Huckabee’s unwavering support, Josh Duggar: “The LGBT Community is a threat to children’s safety.”

This tea is hot.


Rachel Roy posted a reference to Lemonade and the BeyHive went in

In “Sorry,” Beyoncé sings, “He better call Becky with the good hair.” Last night, designer Rachel Roy seemingly interpreted herself as “Becky” for her 317,000 Instagram followers. “Good hair, don’t care,” Roy wrote, followed by #NoDramaQueens. Then she learned what happens when you poke the BeyHive.


sparing the details, my pops got locked up when i was three months old. but even through the course of an almost decade-long bid, there wasn’t a day i ain’t know my dad was there for me. i could probably write a book about how much he means to me. here’s to my road dawg, my pastor, my best friend. the person who introduced me to jay-z, and my number one fan. i’m proud of you. i hope you’re proud of me, too.