Black Music Month: Here's the Latest News With Your Favorite Artists

In celebration of Black Music Month, we are gathering the biggest music news stories from our ESSENCE Fest alums and those who are just as great.  Check out the latest with Beyonce, Drake, Nicki Minaj and more.  

Plus, don't miss out on the biggest weekend in black music.  Buy your tickets to the ESSENCE FEST, now.

Gia Peppers Jun, 08, 2015

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In 2013 the Carters announced their 22-Day Vegan diet for Jay Z's 44th birthday. Fast forward a little over a  year later and Beyonce is still singing the praises of the diet that "actually keeps the weight off." In a special announcement with Good Morning America today the star further opened up about the great benefits of her diet and how it's helped her control her weight.

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ESSENCE FEST alum Kanye West celebrated his 38th birthday on June 8.  According to an Instagram post from his sister-in-law Khloe, Kim Kardashian rented out the Staples Center in Los Angeles so he and a bunch of friends could play basketball like they were true NBA stars.  

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Rappers Nicki Minaj, Eve, Ice Cube and more were featured in the behind the scenes video for their upcoming film, "Barbershop 3."  In the two minute feature, produced by Ice's production company Cube Vision, ESSENCE FEST faves Common, Cedric the Entertainer and more were shown on set.  Watch the full video, here.

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2015 ESSENCE FEST performers Wale and Usher star in Wale's new video, "The Matrimony."  Watch the full video, here!  There's an unexpected twist at the end you have to watch for yourselves.