Updated :: @Beyonce Severs Management Ties with Her Father + Matthew Knowles/Music World Statement
Beyonce’s publicist told the Associated Press that the superstar is no longer managed by her father, Matthew Knowles/Music World Entertainment. Kelly Rowland and Michele Williams, former members of Destiny’s Child left his management in 2009 and 2010, respectively.
In a statement Beyonce said, “I am grateful for everything he has taught me. I grew up watching both he and my mother manage and own their own businesses. They were hardworking entrepreneurs and I will continue to follow in their footsteps. She adds that “he is my father for life and I love my dad dearly.”
No word yet on who Beyonce will sign with, but I will not be surprised if she signs with Roc Nation, her husband Sean Carter aka Jay-Z’s conglomerate.
Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles released a statement about the “mutual” decision today:
"The decision for Beyoncé and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual. We did great things together, and I know that she will continue to conquer new territories in music and entertainment. Business is business and family is family. I love my daughter and am very proud of who she is and all that she has achieved. I look forward to her continued great success."
Congratulations! @TeedraMoses Signs to @MaybachMusicGrp
Maybach Music Group (MMG), founded by Rick Ross, announced via Twitter that they signed the “Lioness,” Teedra Moses. She is the first R&B singer signed to the label, but the second female; MMG also grabbed Audra the Rapper.
The Queen’s Castle love Teedra long time! Her first album, Complex Simplicity, was discovered on Pandora several years ago. Since then, me and the rest of her fans have been living off the mix tapes, which have been released every few years.
If you’re not familiar with Teedra, that’s a shame, but I got you. Go here, to download and get acquainted. She’s also on YouTube. A few months ago, she and Marsha Ambrosius tore up S.O.B’s in New York; you’ll enjoy the clips out there from that show.
Now that she’s signed with Maybach, I hope her newest album, currently titled, The Young Lioness, will be available later this year. Word is Teedra will be featured on the MMG compilation, Self Made, scheduled for release on May 25.
Lila Nikole’s swimwear can stop traffic! Her beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs are simply works of art. You’ll be able to see for yourself when BET’s Rip the Runway airs tonight at 10pm/9pm CST.
There’s no doubt you’ve seen her swimwear designs before, even if you didn’t know it was her. Nikole’s line has been featured in magazine’s like Vibe, King and J’adore (Kim Kardashian rocked one of her swimsuits on the cover). Do you remember that banging swimsuit Keyshia Cole wore in her video for Heaven Sent? You already know, it was designed by Lila Nikole for Amaya Swimwear, which she founded in 2005.
Check out what the Queen of Swimwear shared with The Queen’s Castle about her collection and third appearance on BET’s Rip the Runway:
What is the inspiration for the line? This line is inspired by the Caribbean flavor of the carnival and J’ouverts around the world.
How did it feel to have the line represented on the catwalk of this year’s BET Rip the Runway? This is my third year doing the show and it is quite an honor. I feel blessed. The BET team is awesome and lots of fun. The exposure that comes with an event like this is MAJOR. It is definitely a great feeling!
What are some of the nontraditional textiles or fabrics used to bring the collection to life? I love non traditional fabrics. I am notorious for using super high end metallic lycras, sequins, slick lycra blends, natural jewels and glass beading.
Of the current collection, what pieces are flying off the shelf? Why? The pieces that are selling the most are Funky, Acetone, Diva, Caposhe and Azurite. I think they are very fashion forward and sexy which is always a great selling point.
Are there plans to expand the line and add complementary products (swim coveralls, hats, bags, sunglasses)? We recently just branched with Charles Albert Jewelry. They are an exquisite line of hand made jewelry items that compliment the suits. I am currently working on more cover ups, sarongs, pareos, etc. The next branch will be into childrens suits.
Lila Nikole’s swimwear is the must have item for Summer, visit her website for more information!
For the Good of the Kingdom :: @PepsiCo Creates the World's First 100% Plant Based Bottle!
“Building upon its heritage as an innovator and leader in environmental sustainability, PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) today announced it has developed the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources, enabling the company to manufacture a beverage container with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
PepsiCo’s “green” bottle is 100 percent recyclable and far surpasses existing industry technologies. The bottle is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. In the future, the company expects to broaden the renewable sources used to create the “green” bottle to include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other agricultural byproducts from its foods business. This process further reinforces PepsiCo’s “Power of One” advantage by driving a strategic beverage innovation via a food-based solution.”Source