Beyoncé Hinting at Marital Issues on New Album?

Beyoncé’s new self-titled sneak-a-boo LP has got the world going crazy, but what’s on the album may cause even more hoopla.  On the track “Mine,” Bey sings a few lyrics that’ll make you go “hmm.” She says: “Been having conversations about breakups and separations/I’m not feeling like myself since the baby/Are we gonna even make it?” (Oh, let me not forget to squeeze the line where she calls Jay Z “so fine.” Yeah, I didn’t get that part either.) Sounds like the Carters might be having a little trouble, trouble (Bernie Mack voice). Either that or Bey is getting her Kimye on, pulling stunts just to keep those headlines popping.

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J.Cole Proposed to College Sweetheart?

Speaking of the married life, word on the tweet (yes, I really just said that) says that J.Cole is a newly engaged man. Various sites have been buzzing with reports that the North Carolinian put a ring on his college boo, Melissa Heholt. The two even got a special shout out from the official Twitter account of their alma mater, St. John’s University, congratulating them on the engagement. (Awww!) No word from Cole World as of yet, but now we know who’s got him up all night power tripping and singing all those love songs. (“Would you believe me if I said I’m in love…”—we do now!) Congrats if it’s true!

Read it at MTV and Madame Noire.

LeBron James Kicks a Rhyme for #4BarsFriday

Just before the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season, Portland Trail Blazers famed point guard Damian Lillard started a trend that challenges fellow ballers and fans to showcase their rap skills on Instagram, #4BarsFriday. LeBron James just added himself to the list of players who’ve put their corny non-rapping skills on display. (Safe to say he won’t be getting his Shaquille O’ Neal on and putting out an album anytime soon, praise the Lord.) Bron Bron rapped about his King James status and his young ones being next in line for the crown. (Yup, he’s been hanging around Jay Z a little too long.) But umm, I have one word for this young man: basketball. Stick to it.

Read it at Hip-Hop Wired.