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The bond between Beyonce and Michelle Obama just grew a little stronger.

In May, the First Lady took her daughters to a Knowles concert, a night out that followed a Tumblr post by Beyonce that praised Obama as "ULTIMATE example of a strong African-American woman."

Obama, in turn, responded to the praise with a Tweet that read: "Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”

Now, Beyonce has made that letter even more public, posting a video reading of it that serves as a campaign ad for Michelle's husband, given the donation link at the end. Watch now:

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Beyoncé is firmly on Team Frank Ocean.

A week after this R&B singer/songwriter publicly shared a homosexual experience from four years ago, Jay-Z's prettier half has penned a poem on her blog in honor of Ocean.

"Be fearless, be honest, be generous," the ode reads. "Be brave, be poetic, be open, be free, be yourself, be in love, be happy, be inspiration."

Ocean Ode

Ocean's latest album, "Channel Orange," debuted on iTunes last night in advance of its July 17 hard-copy release, while the artist made it clear over Twitter that he has no regrets over telling his story.

"I don't have any [secrets] I need kept anymore," he wrote. "To my first love, I'm grateful for you."

Multiple other stars, such as Russell Simmons, have also come out in support of Ocean, though some rapper named Lil Scrappy made headlines last week for all the wrong reasons, thanking Ocean for coming out because he believes homosexuality is the "doorway to AIDS."

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Boy band Mindless Behavior flat out dissed Lauryn Hill on live TV last night, and the joke apparently upset Beyonce, one of the 2012 BET Award winners, to the point where she changed her acceptance speech to honor The Fugees singer.

The diss went down womedian Mike Epps and the guys from Mindless Behavior were all getting set to co-present the award for Best R&B Artist.

Mike, who can't carry a tune to save his life, jokingly tried to sing. One of the dudes said, "You sing BAD ... like Lauryn Hill's tax accountant bad."

The zinger, a reference to Lauryn Hill's felony tax evasion case, elicited gasps from the crowd, including Beyonce, who was far from pleased.

Winning the award moments later, Bey said, "I want to thank all the talented R&B women that came before me like Lauryn Hill and Mary J. Blige."

As she walked off stage, she could be heard venting about the insult, saying the dude's Lauryn Hill joke was "disrespectful" and "not cool."

When a BET handler complimented Beyonce's shout-out to the maligned Hill, the "Halo" singer replied, "I just felt [the diss] was wrong."

What do you think of the Lauryn Hill diss?

 

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Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, or three years ago this week. In a touching tribute to MJ, Beyonce remembers the artist who changed her life forever.

The "Crazy in Love" singer and new mom wrote a touching message on her website about Jackson on Monday, Michael Jackson's death anniversary.

Beyonce, 30, said her first producer had her listen MJ's "Who's Loving You" on repeat. "What he wanted me to learn was his soul," the star recalls.

"You could hear his soul. It's something that's God given."

Beyonce and Michael Jackson

"For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult," she went on. "It was these little things he did that were pure swag."

And the mother of Blue Ivy Carter and wife of rapper Jay-Z credits the King of Pop for teaching her that "sometimes you have to forget technique."

"Michael Jackson changed me forever, and helped me to become the artist I am," Beyonce writes, adding simply "Thank you Michael."

Jackson died on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, given to him by Dr. Conrad Murray. He was only 50 years old.

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Blue Ivy Carter is quite the worldly baby.

Beyonce and Jay-Z's little girl, five months, has been named an honorary citizen of the Croatian Island of Hvar, where the pair vacationed last summer.

The tribute stems from a blog post Beyonce posted in March, and from a moment on the island that may well have inspired the little girl's unique name.

Blue Ivy Photo

"We woke up this morning, took a nice little walk, passed by this beautiful blue tree," the then-pregnant Beyonce shared in a video released on her blog.

"I think it's Blue Ivy, which would be quite appropriate!"

Tourism to Hvar has reportedly increased since the clip was posted; the island was even named as Lonely Planet's fifth best vacation destination in 2012.

Major Pjerino Bebic wrote in a letter to the family:

"The story of the origin of the name of your daughter has brought enormous attention and therefore tourist promotion to the town and island of Hvar."

"Because of this, I have decided to confer on your daughter the status of honorary citizen of the town of Hvar."

Congratulations, Blue Ivy!

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So much for that Kim Kardashian vs. Beyonce feud.

The wife of Jay-Z and the pretend girlfriend of Kanye West sat together Friday night at a Watch the Throne concert in Birmingham, England, smiling, laughing and dancing it up as their men performed on stage.

Kim and Beyonce

"Kim and Beyonce were dancing all night! They even went into the mosh pit!" a witness recounts to Us Weekly. "It was the most hectic thing ever!"

Previous reports stated that Beyonce took issue with Kim dating Kanye, partly due to the difference in upbringings between Knowles and Kardashian and partly, we presume, because Beyonce has actually talent and earned her way to the top, as opposed to videotaping her way there.

But "Kim and Beyonce have always been cool," a source says to the tabloid. "Beyonce and Jay love Kim and think she's a good match for Kanye."

Last night, meanwhile, Beyonce's husband took to the stage in England alongside Rihanna. Watch their rendition of "Run This Town" below.

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After a whirlwind trip to Cannes, France last week and losing sentimental items and trust to TSA on her trip home, Kim Kardashian was looking to let loose.

So she did. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star made a beeline for Beyonce's concert at Revel's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday night.

In addition to dancing and singing along to Bey's chart-topping hits, Kim got a chance to chat with the woman of the evening herself backstage. OMG!

  • Casual Beyonce
  • Kim in Kannes

The two have plenty to discuss, of course. Beyonce's husband of four years, Jay-Z, is best friends with Kanye West, Kardashian's serious boyfriend.

Says a source klose to Kim:

"Kim thought it was such a great show. There's always some random rumors there is tension between them and there totally isn't! Kim had so much fun."

B's concert weekend, her first since becoming a mom, drew many big names. Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama were among other notable attendees.

During Saturday's performance (she did four shows there), Beyonce revealed that she's lost 60 pounds since giving birth to baby Blue Ivy Carter.

"Y'all have no idea how hard I worked! They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!" she told her fans. "Now tonight I'm gonna get chocolate wasted!"

That's probably what Kim says about ... chocolate also.

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Beyonce is back on stage and back in shape.

Not even five months after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy, she performed live over the weekend, showing off a slender figure that belied her recent pregnancy.

The megastar revealed her weight loss secrets to a capacity, awe-inspired crowd at her Atlantic City concert, with Michelle Obama and daughters in attendance.

  • Beyonce Pregnant Pic
  • Beyonce Post-Baby Photo

At a red carpet appearance earlier this spring, Bey had already slimmed down.

During the second of her four concerts at the Revel Beach Ovation Hall in New Jersey, the 30-year-old star said, “Y’all have no idea how hard I worked."

“I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce!”

It certainly paid off for Bey who had looked sensational in all her custom-made Ralph and Russo costumes, particularly a midriff-baring two-piece.

But she added: “Now tonight I'm gonna get chocolate wasted!”

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Michelle Obama was with the single ladies during the weekend: her daughters.

The First Lady of the United States attended a Beyonce concert in Atlantic City, N.J., with Sasha and Malia by her side for the show at Revel Resorts.

Beyonce performed two dozen songs Saturday, reports said. Michelle and the two girls appeared excited throughout the concert, cheering Beyonce on.

Sasha and Malia even sang along to the old school-sounding jam "Love on Top."

Obama Girls

Michelle and Beyonce seem to be building quite the rapport of late: MTV says the two have been exchanging letters for the past few months.

Michelle Obama told People last week that if she could be any other person in the world, she'd be Beyoncé "because it looks like musicians have the most fun."

Obama's new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, hits stores Tuesday.

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Nominees for the 2012 BET Awards nominees were announced Tuesday, with Kanye West leading the pack, scoring a whopping seven nominations.

West earned not one but two Video of the Year nods for hits "N!ggas in Paris" and "Otis" ... Kim Kardashian must be so proud of her fake boyfriend.

Beyonce came in a close second with six nods, including Best Female R&B Artist alongside Mary J. Blige and Rihanna. Jay-Z got five nominations.

Beyonce Dress

The video nominees are Beyonce for "Countdown," Bey again for "Love on Top, "Jay-Z and Kanye for "N!ggas in Paris," Jay and Kanye again for "Otis," and Usher for "Climax."

Do you realize what this means?

Kanye will likely interrupt Beyonce, or himself, to proclaim that Beyonce had one (or two) of the best videos of all time. It'll be awesome and awkward.

Other artists up for BET Awards in various categories include stars Drake, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Big Sean, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Nicki Minaj is set to perform on the show hosted by Samuel L. Jackson July 1.

Oh, and Chris Brown will lip-synch live at the ceremony as well. Burn! Follow THG on Twitter and go wild with the death threats, Team Breezy.

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Beyonce Biography

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I don't wanna be a hot girl - I wanna be iconic.

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