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Coffee Talk: White House Celebrates Memphis Soul with Concert

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Queen Latifah speaks during a concert of Memphis Soul music as part of the ’In Performance at the White House’ series, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Queen Latifah
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• In honor of Memphis Soul, the White House hosted its 10th installment of "In Performance at the White House" on Tuesday night. Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, Booker T. Jones, Alabama Shakes and Mavis Staples were all on hand to perform for President Barack Obama and the First Lady. Earlier in the day, Mrs. Obama hosted a small workshop on the origins of Memphis Soul for kids. Timberlake, Staples and more elaborated on their relationship with music and their careers for the guests. [Rolling Stone]

• Jay-Z may be looking to sell off his shares of the Brooklyn Nets, reports Yahoo Sports. According to the NBA, individuals cannot hold ownership stakes in a team and represent players. As previously reported, Jay-Z is expanding his Roc Nation brand to include sports representation. The Nets have only been at their new home for less than a year. To date, Jay-Z owns less than 1% of the team. [Yahoo]

• Amid breakup rumors with Chris Brown, Rihanna lets folks know she's experiencing love trouble. During Monday night's concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Rihanna told the crowd, "How many of you are in love? How many of you hate love? How many of you don't f*cking understand it? I'm in the group." Brown reportedly slipped into the arena and quietly watched the show with concert goers. [People]

• Kandi Burruss opened up to Sway and revealed that she's not keen on reuniting with her former Xscape band members. According to Burruss, she's got some hard feelings against Tamika because of comments she said about the Real Housewives of Atlanta star. Tamika has since apologized to Kandi, but has yet to give a public apology. [Madame Noire]

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