Per U.K. reports, H.O.V.A. was backstage at the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend festival on Saturday night—where he had just finished headlining—when the clock struck midnight. In Solange’s honor, he wheeled out a cake and champagne and got everybody singing “Happy Birthday,” much to her surprise.
She later tweeted out via Instagram a picture of her and Beyoncé posing on the festival grounds, along with the caption: “We. Are. Family.”
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Beyonce And Jay-Z Confirmed To Attend BET Awards
By Carter Maness
With the BET Awards set to go down Sunday night (July 1), the biggest battle of the evening might be between the biggest married couple. Jay-Z and Beyonce, who are now confirmed to attend the awards show at the Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles, will face each other for video of the year honors.
Beyonce has the second-most nominations with six and Jay-Z trails right behind with five. Well-known Beyonce video defender and practical family member Kanye West leads the pack with seven nods, while him and Jay-Z have two of the nominations for video of the year for their collaborative work on Watch The Throne.
Other highlights are set to include a tribute to Whitney Houston by her mother, as well as performances from Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music crew, Nicki Minaj, Usher and Chris Brown.
Movie icon Samuel L. Jackson will host, while Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry and Quentin Tarantino are among the confirmed presenters. The show will air live on BET at 8pm ET/PT and 7pm CT.
SPOTTED: Beyonce & Jay-Z GET WILD At Coldplay Concert In Manchester With Gwyneth Paltrow & Rita Ora
Beyonce and Jay-Z are living it up rockstar style these days. In between hitting the road to several European countries and cities for Jay & Kanye's Watch The Throne tour, The Carters hit up England for their bestie Chris Martin's Coldplay concerts this weekend.
Bey and Jay drank some wine with Ty Ty as they watched Coldplay perform their second of 2 nights during their European tour.
Jay-Z And Beyonce Enjoy Coldplay Show With Gwyneth Paltrow
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Jay-Z and Beyonce spent the weekend in London enjoying several Coldplay shows along with their friend Gwyneth Paltrow, wife of frontman Chris Martin. Photos of the Carters drinking and dancing have surfaced at Manchester stadium as well as at Wembley Stadium. During the latter, they watched Roc Nation signee Rita Ora hit the stage as part of the Capital FM Summertime Ball.
Jay-Z and Beyonce have always been close with the Martins and just last week it was reporte that the celebrity power couples were planning a joint family vacation to Florida.
That close relationship, however, came under fire recently when Paltrow snapped and tweeted a picture of herself on stage during The Throne’s Paris concert (June 1) with a caption that read, “Ni**as in Paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, bee high.” The tweet caused enormous backlash due to its racial undertones. Initially The-Dream tried to take responsibility for launching the tweet from Gwyneth’s phone unbeknownst to her, but the singer/producer retracted his statement last week to MTV News.
"Well, we were there, of course. We were Patron’d out of our minds, number one. Number two, I was moreso trying to take the heat for a friend because I knew that the reaction was going to be silly," The-Dream admitted to MTV News on the carpet for vitaminwater’s Fader Uncapped concert in Hollywood on Thursday (June 7) night. "I know what she meant; I know what she didn’t mean."