I Will Not Go Vegan For Beyoncé Or Jay-Z

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My emergency Beyoncé fund will just have to remain open

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are giving a lucky fan the opportunity to close that savings account they keep just in case Bey decides to announce a surprise tour, which she is known to do. But they'll have to sacrifice for it.

In an Instagram post that reads "My Greenprint is Plant-based for breakfast" and "Meatless Mondays," Bey urged her followers to click the link in her bio for a chance to win tickets to her and/or Jay's shows for life. The link takes you to a site for the Greenprint Project, where you can commit to going plant-based for a single meal, a day, at work, during the week, or forever in order to have a better impact on the environment. If you enter your email address and make one of these commitments, it's possible you could win tickets to one concert per tour for up to 30 years (you also have to be at least 18 years of age and a US citizen.) The contest is sponsored by 22-Days Nutrition, a line of plant-based products started by Bey's trainer, Marco Borges.

Look, stan culture is real. Blind faith in your favorite celebrities makes it easier for us to be swayed toward the causes and campaigns that they support. And I won't pretend to have never fallen prey. God knows I've done some outlandish things for Bey (Like watch the Country Music Awards just to see her perform "Daddy Issues" with the Dixie Chicks). But I have neither the discipline nor the desire to go plant-based with my diet. I have a list of animal-based foods that I can't give up, and at the top of that list is Popeyes chicken. I expect Beyoncé, of all people, to understand this. She's quietly held onto a lifetime membership card to the fast-food chain for the last 15 years or so. She knows how good that damn chicken is. I also don't trust myself not to be the annoying kind of vegan who tells anyone within earshot about it, whether they asked or not.

I am a proud member of the Beyhive, but there are some things my queen just can't get me to do. Stanning Jay-Z and giving up cheese are a few of them. I fully support the lucky winner, but it unfortunately will not be me. Yes, I'll have to keep my emergency Beyoncé fund open and cough up a few hundred bucks the next time she goes on tour, but I will drown my sorrows with a two-piece spicy.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.