Beyonce, Jay-Z turn heads in Havana
Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havan, Cuba, as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary Thursday.
R&B’s power couple was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night, and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay.
La Guarida staffers showed The Associated Press pictures of the two dining on typical Cuban creole favorites — fish, chicken, black beans and rice — accompanied by their mothers.
Washington’s 51-year embargo makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba for mere tourism, although tens of thousands of Americans travel here each year on academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange licenses.
Madonna visits Malawi children’s ward
Pop diva Madonna held ailing children when visiting an overcrowded children’s ward in Blantyre, Malawi’s largest city.
Madonna, spending her fourth day in the southern African country Thursday, visited Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital which she has been assisting for five years, through its chief pediatrician, Dr. Eric Borgstein.
Borgstein said the ward performs at least 500 surgeries per year on poor children.
Ross apologizes for lyrics deemed pro-rape
Rick Ross formally apologized for lyrics some have called pro-rape.
Thursday’s apology — in the form of a tweet — came the same day a women’s group, UltraViolet, planned a protest outside of one of his sponsors, Reebok, in Manhattan.
In Rocko’s song “U.O.E.N.O,” Ross raps about giving a woman the drug MDMA, known as Molly, and having his way with her. The song was released in January but just recently began getting widespread notice.
Although last week Ross said his lyrics were misinterpreted, he tweeted Thursday that he doesn’t condone rape and apologized for lyrics that were “interpreted as rape.”