Coffee Talk: Blues Legend B.B. King Passes Away at 89

Plus: Queen Latifah opens up about lesbian love scenes in "Bessie," Tyrese confesses his love for Janelle Monae, Mariah Carey cancels one of her Vegas shows, Tidal hints at a Jay Z and Beyoncé joint album and more!

Jolie A. Doggett May, 14, 2015

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Blues legend B.B. King passed away at a Las Vegas hospital on Thursday night. He was 89. Earlier this month, King told fans that he'd been living in hospice care.

The Mississippi native recorded over 40 studio albums and won 15 Grammys. He was also inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. The prolific music maker continued touring until late 2014.

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The View guest host thinks Rosa Parks would be a better fit for the $20 bill. “No offense to everyone that’s going to be mad at me for saying this, I don’t like that idea," she said. "I think we need to move a little bit forward. Let me just preface that I understand the history, I get it, trust me ... I would’ve chosen Rosa Parks.” [The View]

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Has Tyrese found his Sweet Lady? The crooner got candid on social media when he posted a tribute to Janelle Monae as his #WCW (on Thursday). 

"I’m in grown man feelings tonight!" he wrote. "I’m a sucker for a naturally beautiful, God fearing woman who’s smart and authentic who’s strong and self sufficient. I often wonder what I can protect you from…. What I can help you with, what insight of information can I give to help further your goal and life’s intentions."

Will Ms. Monae return his affection? We'll see…

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Could it be? Are the king and queen of hip-hop collaborating on an album? Tidal Senior Executive Vania Schlogel has hinted that Beyoncé and Jay Z plan to drop a joint album exclusively on the streaming service. 

"I think it’s going to be really exciting, because the artists do feel like they have the ability to collaborate and work with each other,"she said. "I don’t think we will disappoint our fans and our subscribers."

Not a clear "yes," but not a "no" either. [Complex]

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Deborah Cox is playing the lead in the stage production of "The Bodyguard" based on the iconic film starring Whitney Houston. We're sure Cox can pull off the powerful songs from the feature. After all, she did provide the vocals for the Whitney biopic on Lifetime. Good luck, Deborah. [AP]

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Mariah Carey had to cancel one of her Vegas shows and her residency has barely even started. One week after her opening night, the 45-year-old singer canceled her show saying she's coming down with bronchitis.

"I've been fighting bronchitis for the past few days…almost better but on mandatory vocal rest per doctor's orders," she wrote on Instagram. "I'm so sorry to cancel tonight's show but I promise to make it up to you!" [ET Online]


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