Coffee Talk: ESSENCE Fest Headliner Kendrick Lamar Engaged to High School Sweetheart

Plus: Beyoncé and Rihanna debut new songs via Tidal streaming, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon hunt for Easter eggs as a family, Furious 7 breaks records over debut weekend and more!

Jolie A. Doggett Apr, 06, 2015

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It's official. K.Dot is getting married! Kendrick Lamar stopped by the Breakfast Club over the weekend and confirmed that he is indeed engaged to Whitney Alford, the girl he's been dating since high school.

“I'm loyal to the soil. At the end of the day you want to always have real people around you, period -- whether male or female," he said. Congrats, Kendrick! [Billboard]

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Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal, is in full swing. Beyoncé debuted a new love ballad, "Die With You," on her 7th wedding anniversary, April 4. The song is a dedication to Jay Z and is only available through Tidal. 

Rihanna also shared her new track, "American Oxygen," on Tidal over the weekend. Listen to a snippet here. [Yahoo! News]

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The Fast and Furious franchise is going out with a bang! The final installment, Furious 7, debuted over the weekend and raked in $143.6 million dollars in the domestic box office and $249.4 million worldwide making it the biggest movie opening of the year so far.

Plus, a diverse audience turned out to see the final film. According to Universal, 75% of the viewing audience were non-white, reflecting the diversity in the film itself. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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Meanwhile, another highly anticipated film is still waiting to premiere. Famed director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) has had to push back his planned Tupac documentary which was expected to begin production this June. 

"I'm putting my involvement on hold right now," Singleton told XXL. "We're trying to figure out some things. I got a script and I got the blessings from his family. We've got to get it right." [XXL]

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Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey are not letting their divorce come between their family. On Sunday, Carey posted an Instagram pic with her, her ex-husband and their twins, Monroe and Moroccan, hunting for Easter Eggs together. This family bonding comes just months after Cannon filed for divorce after nearly six years of marriage.  [Popsugar]


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