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Everything You Need To Know About Beyonce's Long-Awaited Return At Coachella

From set times to big surprises, we've got the run down. 

We haven't seen Beyonce on stage in quite a bit. The Queen Bey has been taking some much needed vacation from live performances to rest and tend to her new twins, Rumi and Sir. But thankfully, Mrs. Carter is returning to her rightful place in the spotlight at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The singer saddened the Hive in 2017, when she withdrew her headlining position in light of her pregnancy. Despite the letdown, she promised Coachella organizers and fans that she would fulfill her commitment to the annual event, and that it would be the experience of a lifetime.

The first week of Coachella 2018 kicks off on Friday, Apr. 13. While there are still a couple more days left on the calendar, we have a run down of everything you should know about Beyonce's return to the main stage.


1. Beyonce Has An Intense Rehearsal Schedule

We all know Beyonce is a perfectionist when it comes to her art, but apparently the performer is taking it to a new level for her headlining gig. According to various reports, Bey has been rehearsing for 11 hours each day in order to be ready for the big performance. Now, that's what we call dedication.

2. The Singer Is Reportedly On An Even More Rigorous Diet Plan

The only thing more rigorous than her rehearsal schedule is her diet plan. According to People, the singer has been on a strict diet and taken on the No Master Cleanse to prepare for her comeback. If you've been living under a rock: it's also a known fact that Beyonce is a vegan.

3. She's Hired A Handful Of Back-Up Dancers

It isn't a true Beyonce show if there aren't stellar vocals, amazing effects, and, of course, killer choreography. And to make sure that she's good on the latter, the singer has reportedly hired at least 100 back-up dancers and called on them one week before the festival.

4. She's Got The Late Date and Time Slot

The organizers of Coachella officially revealed the time slots for the first week, and Beyonce is listed late in the schedule. She will be performing on Saturday (Apr. 14). And since she is the headlining act, she won't go on until 11:05 p.m. PST. So, hopefully you'll be well-rested.

5. Rumor Has It, Bey Is Bringing Guests

While the reports have not been confirmed, many fans believe Bey has a couple of surprises up her bedazzled sleeve. One thing we have reason to believe is that the star will be reuniting with members of Destiny's Child – all fix of its past members. The rumors began swirling after a series of posts and cryptic messages on social media. Most recently, LaTavia Roberson – a member of the group's original four – posted a sweet throwback pic on social media, suggesting that there was no bad blood between her and the other girls (she was reportedly kicked out of the group). Nothing has been validated, but we'll all just have to cross our fingers and see.

6. You Can Stream It All Online

If you can't make the festival in Indio, California, no worries! YouTube will be exclusively streaming all of your favorite performances, including Beyonce's.  So grab some popcorn and don't miss a single minute and watch it here!

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Nick Cannon takes great issue with Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl but says for Big Boi, it's okay.

During a sitdown with TMZ's Raquel Harper, the host of Masked Singer said "I'm Kaepernick all day," but said Scott doesn't have enough "cultural equity" to perform during Super Bowl LIII halftime show.

"To me, I call it cultural equity. So we're not mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl. He's for the people," 38-year-old Cannon explained. "[For Scott] he has to walk gingerly."

Harper followed up and questioned Cannon, to which he further explained having a child with Kylie Jenner also reduced his "cultural equity."

"It's more about truly having integrity in your music and in your art form. The people you choose to interact with. The people you choose to procreate with. That decision wasn't for the culture. But we not mad at you," Cannon said.

Harper reminded Cannon he's dated a few white women in his past, to which Cannon then looked into the camera and shouted: "I love white women."

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Tupac's Drawing Depicting Sex With Then-Girlfriend Sells At Auction For $21,000

A wealthy man in his 60s is now the proud owner of a drawing of Tupac Shakur having sex with his then-girlfriend, which was drawn by the late-rapper while he was incarcerated in 1995.

According to TMZ, the erotic artwork sold for a grand total of $21,155.75 during the Steiner Auction. Per the report, 10 people bid on the art, which was drawn by Pac for his girlfriend Desiree Smith while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y..

The artwork also includes a hand-decorated envelope and a love letter written by the "Hail Mary" MC to his lady love. Steiner commented on the news of the NSFW artwork's auctioning via social media, with a tweet featuring three big-eyed shocked emojis. The Steiner Auction carries all sorts of memorabilia, with sports memorabilia being a huge draw for their site.

In April 2018, it was reported that the breakup letter form Tupac to former flame Madonna would be up for auction via the GottaHaveRockAndRoll auction house, in addition to other items from Tupac's personal life such as satin underwear and intimate photographs.

This sold for over $21K 😳😳😳

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On Monday (Jan. 21), the “Spend It” rapper released “Stay Woke Freestyle” to fanfare. The nearly three-minute song places the Atlanta native in a space of reflection while letting fans know that his season of rap domination is upon us.

He kicks it off: “I got a bag, I’m working/ Her bag, is Birkin/ My past, ain’t perfect/ I brag, on purpose.” Produced by Buddha Bless, the single begins with an interpolation of Ghost Town DJs’ “My Boo” hit and "Swag Surfin" by Fast Life Yungstaz. The flow is also reminiscent of what fans can expect from 2 Chainz, a topic that was recently brought into contention when Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” song and video supposedly took its cue from not only him, but also Soulja Boy.

In early 2018, 2 Chainz announced the forthcoming release of his next studio album, Rap Or Go To The League. Within the announcement, the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music artist said the project will speak to the racial climate of America today.

“With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community, this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn’t,” he said.

With the height of racial tensions in America, felt I should do my part in explaining some of the brain washing formulas used in my community , this next album not only touches on those who did succeed thru entertainment but those who didn't ! Welcome to Rap or Go TO THE LEAGUE !

— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) February 17, 2018

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