Inside Beyonce’s West African-Themed ‘Push Party’ Not Baby Shower

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You might have heard of “Push Presents” and a Baby shower party to celebrate an impending arrival, but leave it to megastar Beyonce to have Push Party!

The multi-award winning recording artist starred in the festive West African themed affair held at a private residence in Beverly Hills, California.


Guests came dressed in colorful headdresses including some from Burkinabaé and also in gelées, kufis, and Ankara styles.

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The guest of honor herself donned a  cropped African print top and garrah with her head wrap common in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia and Sierra Leone which she accented with henna tattoos on her belly, a pregnant lady trend we’ve posted about in the past. Her oversize authentic bamboo fan earrings and jewelry all area native to West African costumes.

In Instagram posts Bey’s mom Tina Lawson shared on line, guests included Serena Williams, our Bumpwatch Alum Kelly Rowland who dressed in a Batik tie-dyed off-the-shoulder halter top and slim skirt, LaLa Anthony and another alum Vanessa Bryant also in a Burkinabaé head wrap and jeweler Lorraine Schwartz.

Black and White photos circulating on the Internet showed the venue decorated in African fabric as music from the late Nigerian artist Fela Kuti.

Also, her husband Rapper Jay Z was spotted dancing and having a ball.
We imagine a push party did not involve giving of gifts.

Or it could mean she’s closer to pushing than we think   Her mom was spotted at Cedars-Sinai hospital in LA this week.

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Back to the fete:The guests posted photos of the festivities on each of their respective Social media feeds using the hashtag #CarterPushParty. Check them out.

Fun fun fun❤️ Angie, Serena, lala, Vanessa Kelly, Lorraine❤️

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Out of Africa #carterpushparty #sisters👭 ❤️💛

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Such a fun time 😍 #carterpushparty #familytime #somuchlove #twinning ❤️❤️🌴

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Where to Get Beyonce’s Date Night in Red Look (SPLURGE or SAVE)

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It didn’t take long for a photo of Beyonce ordering dinner at her April 19th date night with her husband to  become a meme and the source of humorous spoofs in social media. And now, Internet sleuths over at PEOPLE have figured out where you could get her look.

The red dress she wore in the red-themed  Polaroid framed set of pics she posted on social media is from Halston. It is their Heritage low V-neck, high slit dress  which features a flowy silhouette, cape-like sleeves and cost a mere $237. Not bad. The dress has spandex in it making it forgiving and body hugging.


Bey complemented-the look worn at the private celeb-studded intimate birthday celebration for  husband Jay Z‘s best friend and Roc Nation’s SVP Lenny Santiago at Beauty & Essex in Los Angeles with a pair of suede Prada platform sandals with a metallic leather-trim which will cost you a pretty penny but still isn’t out of reach at  $860.

Where you’re going to drop some serious  coins is on the black velour Saint Laurent flap front cross body bag with double tassels and cord fixed strap and trim she carried that cost $1,250. Too bad it’s sold out at Neiman’s

If you don’t have $2,500 to fork over for one date, we put together a similar look for under $70! BOOM! Look:


And peep the rest of the pics:

Beyoncé Wears $400 Halston Heritage Dress in Latest Maternity Photos https://www.instagram.com/p/BTXU248A1p6/ Credit: Beyonce/Instagram

Beyoncé Wears $400 Halston Heritage Dress in Latest Maternity Photos https://www.instagram.com/p/BTXU248A1p6/ Credit: Beyonce/Instagram

Beyoncé Wears $400 Halston Heritage Dress in Latest Maternity Photos https://www.instagram.com/p/BTXU248A1p6/ Credit: Beyonce/Instagram


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Easter’s Over But We’re Not Over Beyonce’s New Easter Baby Bump Pics

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Speaking of Beyonce [See earlier post today], Easter may be over but that hasn’t stopped the Queen Bey from sharing pics that she took from her and her family’s Easter adventure. The videos and pics include photos of herself in a white dress matching with her daughter Blue Ivy. The duo are wearing matching braided cornrows with beads on the end. Blue wears real bunny ears and the pop star uses her two fingers to simulate rabbit ears.

Beyonce Knowles Carter and her husband, rapper and biz mogul Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are expecting a pair of twins later this year. They are parents to 5-year old Blue, the first child for them both. Unlike with Blue Ivy, she has been taking and sharing a lot more photos of her pregnancy and herself out and about at events. It’s refreshing and perfect for the BumpWatch Brigade like this blog! (ha!) Enjoy the pics!

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Tina Lawson Hosted Daughter Beyonce and Kelly Rowland for Easter

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Tina Knowles Lawson hosted her family including daughter Beyonce Knowles Carter, son-in-law Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, grands and her “play daughter” Kelly Rowland, her husband Tim Witherspoon and their son Titan.

The designer and music group manager posted a photos and videos from the Sunday event that included food, fun and Easter Egg hunt.  Lawson captioned a photo of herself with Bey and Kelly, ““3/4th of my girls❤️ Missing link at Cochella😌” referencing Solange who is performing at the Music Festival, Coachella. Queen Bey was scheduled to perform during the two weekend event but canceled due to her pregnancy.


Mrs. Carter donned an off the shoulder cream dress, Mrs. Lawson looked cute in a striped pepum top and black pants and  Kelly went with a mint creen top and white distressed denims.  Looks like a fun time!

3/4th of my girls❤️ Missing 1/4 at Cochella😌 My Solo❤️❤️Bianca

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She is expecting her third and fourth grand kids soon as her daughter is expecting twins.

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This is fun! Go to bed Tina 😀

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Rowland also posted a photo from the event, captioning a photo of her son during the hunt, “Aww, he is growing locs”.

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Beyonce Shared Some Never Before Seen Labor and Delivery Footage Recently

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For Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s 9th wedding anniversary on April 4, the mega star released a clip a lovely love song, assumingly dedicated to her love, a single “Die With You“. She posted it on Instagram  and the small sample of the lovely tune plays to the video background of home video footage from her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy.

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It’s tender and very personal because it reveals never before seen footage of her wedding, getting the number IV tattooed on her fingers and inside the labor and delivery room, moments before she gave birth.

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Not only was it a good way to promote her latest track but it also seemed to get back at those incessant rumors and naysayers who do not believe she carried her first child. She’s never been able to shake those who believe she used a surrogate and probably will never convince them otherwise, but these beautiful moments make us smile because we’ve always been a believer.

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Do it for your fans and believers, mama. Ignore the rest. The video also includes video of Blue kissing her bare belly full of the brand new twins she and Jay are expecting.

Oh and she also pitched a playlist that includes this song and 63 other tracks with tunes from Michael Jackson, Kanye and Bill Withers. Hmmm! All of our faves in a close to 5 hour playlist. We’re down. But…you gotta get Tidal first to enjoy it! Smart given she and her hubby are part owners of the subscription streaming service.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z Had a Date Night and We Got Tons of Pics

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Beyonce and Jay-Z had a date night and what do you do when you get all dressed up in your nice clothes to go somewhere fancy? You take pics and have an impromptu photo shoot, of course! I am almost 100% certain Jay-Z is the photographer behind the recent slew of photos Beyonce posted on her Tumblr blog this weekend.  Here are some of the gorgeous photos of the expectant star all dressed up in an eggplant bump hugging long sleeve dress with runching on the side:

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The multiple-award winning artist and her biz mogul husband are expecting a pair of twins. They are parents to 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

Because sometimes you cannot pick which one to post, it’s easier to put it in a slide show and that’s just what Queen Bey did. And hers was all creative and stuff with flowers and interlocking images and graphics! Just for her fans on Instagram. Check them out!

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Beyonce and Jay-Z Found out the Sex of Twins But Are Staying Mum

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We are closer than ever to meeting Beyoncé‘s twin bundles of joy.

E! News has an exclusive update about the music superstar’s second pregnancy, and how she’s embracing every aspect along the way. A source admits that although Bey is having a “harder time this pregnancy with keeping up her energy,” she isn’t letting it ruin the experience.


“She loves being pregnant,” our insider adds.

The Lemonade artist has maintained her typically health-conscious diet, but the source tells E! News, “She splurges when she wants to and hasn’t taken her weight gain as a negative thing. She is a confident women in her skin whatever size she is [and] embraces it.”

And yes, the Carter family knows the sex of their babies-to-be but (as expected) are staying mum. That hasn’t stopped the Beyhive from diving deep into a few conspiracy theories, though…

On her marriage to Jay Z, our insider explains the all-star couple is still in the best place. “The love [between Jay Z and Beyoncé] is authentic and real,” the source shares, adding, “Jay is a good dad and husband. He’d do anything for Bey.”

For those heading to the desert for Coachella next month, we have some new insight into the reason why the pregnant star pulled out of headlining the music festival.

We’re told Bey “wanted to play Coachella,” but because her doctors advised to not push herself, as our source explained she “always” does, she delayed her performance until 2018.

Besides, we might have two Carter mini-me’s to gush over by that time anyway!

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We Imagine These are The Euorpean Trucks for the Twin Babies Jay-Z Rapped About

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During a February 2, 2017 interview, Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles suggested that Queen Bey is expecting a baby boy and baby girl this year but in DJ Khaled‘s song “Shining” that she and husband Jay-Z guest performed on a week later, Jay seemed to suggest that he didn’t know what the sex of the babies are.

Let’s back up:


Knowles, who currently is an entertainment assistant professor at Texas Southern University, learned about the pregnancy the same time we all did because Bey didn’t tell him before announcing it to the world via her artsy pregnancy announcement.

But during a sit down chat with Insider, the ex –Destiny’s Child manager shared the circumstances under which he learned/

“I was shocked,” Knowles told the site. “Let me tell you what happened. I got a first text, and I was like, ‘Why is this person saying congratulations?’ Then I get a second text from one of my students at Texas Southern, and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He was like, ‘Go to the web.’ I didn’t know myself.”

That might have been a good decision by  because Matthew might have accidentally spilled the beans too soon.

During the Insider interview, the talent manager and university instructor went on to possibly reveal the sex of the babies.

“And Blue Ivy is going to have some brothers and sisters. She is already excited,” he said.

When the interviewer pressed for a confirmation that Bey was going to have a girl and boy, Knowles quickly flipped the script.

He said he was just talking in general.

Mmmm hmmmm! No wonder Yonce didn’t tell dear old dad the news in advance. He plum would have revealed it too soon but he wouldn’t have been the first. In 2011, Kelly Rowland also slipped up during an interview and let people know about Blue’s gender before Bey and Jay could.

Both Rowland, who is like a sister, and of course Matthew, who is a grandfather to Mrs. Sean “Jay-Z” Carter’s 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy and Solange Knowles‘ 12-year old son, Daniel, would be forgiven.

He may be right about guessing though.

A week later, the same day Beyonce performed on the Grammy Awards, DJ Khaled released a single from his upcoming album titled, “Shining” (that’s my jam) but any way, on the song, Jay-Z has a few bars which seem to indicate that he is clueless (or was clueless back when he penned the lyrics) as to the baby’s gender. On the song, he raps:

One ain’t enough, I need two
That night I mix the Ace with the D’us’
Hit a triple-double in the Garden
I done my left wrist like I’m Harden (swish)
Ran to the dealer, bought twin Mercedes’
The European trucks for the twin babies
Don’t let me have a son, I’m a fool (ooooh)
Send him to school in all my jewels
I want a boy and girl I fight for truth
Whatever God give me, I’m cool

LISTEN to the entire thing here:

We imagine what those twin European (his and hers) Mercedes would look like in the above collage, specifically, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63. Below, check out actor-comedian Kevin Hart in front of his own Mercedes truck that he showed off his truck on social media recently. Something tells us these trucks will grow in popularity soon especially after the twin babies are born.

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Bump Watch: Beyonce and Family Hit Up ‘The Beauty and The Beast’ Premiere

beyonceThe Carter-Knowles family hit up the premiere of the new live action Beauty and The Beast Disney movie last week.

The trio, consisting of Beyonce, husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy entered the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood Thursday night with the rest of the cast also attending the opening night of the film.

Queen Bey was outfitted in an emerald green flowy empire-waist Gucci gown with a plunging neckline. Daughter Blue had a matching tiered frock that some sites say is a custom-made riff on a $26,ooo Gucci frock from their Fall/Winter 2016 collection. After the event, an impromptu photo shoot was in order, of course.

The pop icon shared photos on her social media account which has been re-shared by various Beygency affiliates.

Mrs. Carter is expecting a pair of twins later this year.

Check out the pics from the event:

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The Carters Got More Applause at the All-Star Game than some Players

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When you’re Beyonce and Jay-Z, you can just stroll down to your court side seats with your adorable 5-year old daughter Blue Ivy at the National Basketball Association‘s All-Star game in New Orleans and get more applause than the players during the calling of the starting line up.

And if you’re Queen Bey, it doesn’t matter that you’re carrying twins, likely have swollen feet and get overheated, you’re Beyonce and you look fabulous and deserve it all. I’m sure the detractors would not agree but oh well. (smile)


Here are the un-sourced photos from tonight’s game at the Smoothie King Arena circulating in social media.

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