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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show did not lack for star power Tuesday night, on the catwalk or off. Among the big name acts to perform: Kanye West.

West gave a short, sweet tribute to his late mom before performing "Stronger" and later on teamed with Jay-Z to perform their song ”N!ggas in Paris.”

"In 2007 I was supposed to perform this song on this show, and I lost my superhero. Now she is my super angel," said Kanye of the late Donda West.

The Victoria's Secret angels proceeded to walk the runway as West performed. Symbolism, people. Deep stuff. Then he and Jay rocked the house.

Watch both performances below:

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Looks like Jay-Z may now be up to 100 problems.

After a perceived attempt to cash in on the populist Occupy Wall Street protests through the sale of T-shirts with the slogan "Occupy All Streets" for $22, the duds were removed from the "Otis" rapper's Rocawear website Saturday with no explanation.

All in a 48-hour span. So what happened?

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Jay-Z came under fire after it was reported that Rocawear didn't plan to donate any of the proceeds from the sales to the Occupy Wall Street movement he claims to support.

That fact was later confirmed by his label.

"The 'Occupy All Streets' shirt was created in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement," a Rocawear rep said in a statement Friday. "Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social."

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Chris Brown's VMA performance was, by all accounts, one of the highlights of the night, and one that left most people in the crowd on their feet.

Jay-Z is not most people, however.

Everyone from Kanye West to Justin Bieber stood up and cheered, but Jay-Z just sat there expressionless, not even smiling as Brown did his thing.

Of course, Jay has other things on his mind - what with Beyonce pregnant and all - but he remains tight with Rihanna, a singer he made famous.

Think his decision not to applaud (around the one-minute mark) was motivated by some lingering animosity? Or is Jay just too cool? Or maybe tired? You tell us ...

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by Hilton Hater at

It was billed as a surprise performance, but word leaked out well ahead of time.

Still, the crowd went crazy at last night's MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West and new father-to-be (!!!!!!!!!!) Jay-Z took to the stage for a rendition of "Otis." Off their mega-hit album "Watch the Throne," the single features each artist doing his talented thing.

Watch for yourself:

Among other VMA performance clips, watch a tribute to Britney Spears NOW and a strange opening from Lady Gaga HERE.

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After three years of marriage, Jay-Z and wife Beyonce remain very private, but that doesn't mean he's not willing to gush about her occasionally.

Forget Watch the Throne, his smash, acclaimed new album with Kanye West. In Jay's estimation, the biggest star around is the woman he married.

Why does he liken Beyonce to the greatest entertainer ever?

"What I've learned from her is similar to what I learned from Mike [Jackson] - I know that's blasphemy to compare the two because Mike was such an innovator - but I think she's like the second coming," Jay-Z told Miamia's 99 Jamz.

"You know, the hard work and dedication that she puts into her shows. It just makes you want to work harder at your own craft. She's like a machine."

No question, she's one of the hardest working and most successful figures in music today. Jay-Z knows a once-in-a-generation talent when he sees it.

What do you think? Is Beyonce worthy of MJ comparisons?

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Watch the Throne, the wildly-anticipated album from Jay-Z and Kanye West, is off to a decent start on the charts: soon after its online release Monday, it shot to number-one on iTunes. In 23 countries.

Now, the iconic duo has come out with its official video release for "Otis," one of the first tracks off the CD. It samples Otis Redding's “Try A Little Tenderness" and it's all yours to enjoy below.

What do you think?

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While the pairing may not be as iconic as that of Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas, a few music fans out there are still excited over the upcoming Kanye West and Jay Z album.

Titled "Watch the Throne," the collaborative effort will hit stores in March.

But the duo has released its first single from the CD online, lyrics from which include: "I swam waters with great whites/Y'all mothaf**ckas would've been chewed/I hustle with vultures late night/Y'all mothaf**kas would've been fooled."

Listen below and sound off: What do you think?

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ABC did not have a monopoly on New Year's Eve performances.

While Ke$ha and company rocked out on that network special, Nicki Minaj appeared on BET’s 106 & Party and got a little help from Drake in order to ring in 2011. At the Marquee Nightclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, meanwhile, we were treated to a husband and wife duet.

Below, watch Minaj in action, along with Jay Z and Beyonce keeping things cool with a version of "Forever Young."

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Beyonce Knowles is pregnant with her first child.

According to Us Weekly, at least, and while we've heard this before - and it's been wrong before - the magazine seems sure about it ... whatever that's worth.

No one was more stunned than Beyonce herself, apparently: "B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn't ready to be a mother just yet," says a source.

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Congratulations, we think, to Jay-Z and Beyonce!

"She really wanted to get her album done and tour again," adds the source, but she realizes, of course, that "this is a gift from God and she's so happy."

"Jay has been all about family since I met him, and he's always going to be," record executive Kevin Liles, who has known the rapper for years, says.

"I wish them the best."

So do we if it's true! We wouldn't doubt if it's not, but we can also see these two keeping it to themselves for awhile longer, even if they're expecting ...

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