Look Inside Beyoncé’s Bag Thanks To Abbi Jacobson’s New Book

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Is there anything more instantly revealing about a person than a look inside their bag? It feels, in effect, like an unadulterated glimpse straight into a person's mind, proof positive that the eyes aren't a window into a person's soul, their battered NPR tote bag is. Okay, so maybe we're being a bit dramatic, but who among us doesn't love the Us Weekly What's in My Bag feature? Nobody among us. We all love it.

All of which is to say, we were pretty excited about the release of creator and star of Broad City Abbi Jacobson's new book. Titled Carry This Book, it offers peeks into the bags of the kind of people—both real and fictional—whose lives we want to know all about. Jacobson, whose Broad City alter ego is an artist, illustrated the imagined interiors of the bags of everyone from Janis Joplin and Leslie Knope to Steve Jobs by employing a combination of on-the-record facts (e.g. Joplin drank Southern Comfort and smoked Marlboros, thus both items are in her bag) and calculated assumptions (e.g. Jobs was once quoted saying "stay hungry, stay foolish," so his bag has lots of super sour Warhead candies because those are super foolish to eat if you're super hungry).

For fans of Broad City, the book's irreverent humor and brightly colored palette will be instantly familiar and wildly welcoming—especially since Jacobson's character Abbi, as well as co-creator and co-star Ilana Glazer's character, Ilana, are represented in the pages. As an added fun part of the book, none of its spreads are clearly labeled, so it usually takes a second or two for readers to determine just whose bag is being represented (there's an index in the back of the book and plenty of easily discernible clues on the pages themselves, though), making the guessing of just who exactly is playing Candy Crush on their Blackberry part of the book's enjoyment. (Hint: We're hoping she breaks this country's biggest glass ceiling in a few days from now.) 

To check out a few of Carry This Book's spreads, click through the slideshow below. 

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Kanye sure does travel light, doesn't he?

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.