Solange Knowles tied the knot with music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans on Sunday. The ceremony, attended by Knowles’ big sister Beyoncé and brother-in-law Jay Z, took place at Holy Trinity Church in the Crescent City’s Bywater neighborhood, Us Weekly reports. The couple rode into their nuptials on matching white bikes. Breaking: Solange Knowles has made New Orleans her home since moving there from Brooklyn with her 10-year-old son Julez in the summer of 2013. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar this past March, Knowles spoke about how her relocation to Louisiana has helped with work on a new album
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Last week at MTV’s European Music Awards, scene-stealing host Nicki Minaj gave a live premiere of her new collaboration with Skylar Grey on the ballad “Bed of Lies.” On Saturday night, Minaj released the full studio version of the song on iTunes as the fourth single off her upcoming new album, The Pinkprint . Fall Music Preview 2014: 25 Must-Hear Albums The song opens with Grey’s vocal hook and restrained keyboard work before Minaj jumps in with a heartfelt litany of grievances about a scummy ex. “You could never make eye contact / Everything you got was based off of my contacts,” she raps in her tale of betrayal. In an interview with Billboard shortly after the EMAs performance, Grey explained how the collaboration transpired.
Kendrick Lamar made his debut on Saturday Night Live nearly two years ago, basking in the acclaim of his first album, Good Kid, m.A.A.d City . With his follow-up in the works and expected to arrive sometime soon, the 27-year-old Compton rapper made a triumphant return to the show last night, in an episode hosted by Woody Harrelson. Kendrick Lamar Promises ‘Aggression and Emotion’ on New LP For his first set, Lamar brought out a full live band and a chorus of backup singers for the as-yet-unnamed new album’s first single, the Isley brothers-sampling “i.” Wearing creepy black contacts and punctuating the beat with frenetic, jerking choreography, Lamar dedicated the song to his homies in the pen.