On December 1, 2023, we got not one but two new Beyoncé releases: Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé finally hit theaters, and along with it came “My House,” the song that is heard during the credits at the end of the movie.

Written and produced The-Dream and the singer, “My House” is a chanty, somewhat chaotic track that has Bey rapping on most of it. Halfway through the song, the beat changes drastically — the first half sounds like something an Atlanta rapper would put out circa ’09, while the second half sounds like it belonged on the initial release of Renaissance. The second half of the song also employs some of the ballroom lingo that marked the Renaissance era.

The song is part love-and-light, part battle cry, and is full of quotable lines — the repition of “get the fuck up out my house” is already proving to be a winner.

If the people at Genius are to be believed, “My House” will be included on an upcoming live album based on the Renaissance World Tour. Check it out below.

This past weekend in Los Angeles, the original Children of Destiny were all at the same place at the same time, proving that time heals most if not all wounds. LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson and Kelly Rowland all came out to support Beyoncé at the world premiere of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. Michelle Williams, who would make up a third of the final Destiny’s Child roster, was also in the house.

It’s not the first time all five women got together — there’s a scene in the Renaissance film where they share a moment backstage. However, this reunion was far more public, and for many fans who’ve followed them from the beginning, it had them wondering what could’ve been if they remained a quartet.

Unfortunately, we’ll never know the answer to that question. And fortunately, Michelle was just what the group needed fulfill its destiny.

As an homage to the original lineup, let’s take a look at the song that started it all: “No, No, No.” Released in October 1997, it would be renamed “No, No, No (Part 1)” after the release of the Wyclef-Jean-assisted “No, No, No (Part 2).” Part 2 would go on to be the more popular version, but Part 1 is no less special.

The core parts of “No, No, No” were written by Rob Fusari (future ex-boyfriend to Lady Gaga). Vincent Herbert (future ex-husband to Tamar Braxton), Mary Brown and Calvin Gaines would later help him finish writing the song after it was determined that it would be recorded by Destiny’s Child — a decision that was only made after Vincent had told a Columbia Records exec that he would give the song to Brandy (who was signed to another label) if they didn’t let DC record it. And the rest is history.

The music video for “No, No, No” might seem cute and almost amateurish compared to their more recent work, but when you consider that you’re looking at a bunch of 16-year-old girls, it’s easier to see them for the superstars-in-training that they really were.

Powered by the remix (a.k.a. Part 2), “No, No, No” would become a global hit, peaking at No. 3 in the US and No. 5 in the UK.

According to Rolling Stone, a woman is accusing Diddy of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Yes, you read that right, Puff was sued THREE times in a week by alleged sexual assault victims.

This time, R&B singer and Guy member Aaron Hall is also named as a defendant in the suit.

The plaintiff claims Diddy and Aaron took turns raping her and a friend at an event at MCA Records in the early ‘90s. The plaintiff, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said the incident took place in either 1990 or 1991.

At the time, Diddy (born Sean Combs) was a talent director at Uptown Records, which was distributed by MCA.

The suit beat the deadline for the Adult Survivors Act, which was earlier today at midnight.

According to the filing, the plaintiff and her friend were offered drinks throughout the night by Diddy and Aaron Hall, who she described as “very flirtatious and handsy.” As the event wound down, she and her friend were invited to Aaron’s apartment for an after-party, where they were given more drinks.

While at the apartment, the plaintiff claims she was coerced into having sex with Diddy, and afterwards, as she lay in shock, Aaron Hall barged in, pinned her down, and forced her to have sex with him.

The plaintiff said she left immediately after, and when she spoke with her friend later, she found out that she, too, had been raped by Diddy and Aaron Hall.

Days after the alleged incident, Diddy is said to have shown up at where the women’s home (they apparently lived together) and turned violent. He is said to have choked the plaintiff till she passed out. She says he was looking for her friend because he was worried that she would tell his girlfriend at the time what he had done.

A spokesperson for Diddy calls the suit “a money grab” and said, “The New York Legislature surely did not intend or expect the Adult Survivors Act to be exploited by scammers.”

The plaintiff said she told close friends and family about the incident, and had to seek medical treatment to heal from the trauma it caused. In addition to Diddy and Aaron Hall, the suit also names MCA Records and Geffen Records as defendants.

New York City mayor Eric Adams has been accused of sexual assault in a legal summons filed on Wednesday. The accuser is a woman whose identity has not been made public.

The filing does not provide details about the alleged incident other than that it happened in 1993 when the plaintiff and the mayor worked for the City. In addition to the mayor, the plaintiff names the transit bureau of the New York Police Department and the New York Police Department Guardians Association as defendants.

According to the Associated Press, the plaintiff is seeking a trial and $5 million in damages. Eric Adams has since denied the allegations, claiming he does not recall meeting his accuser.

In October of 2007, Mark Ronson released a cover of the Zutons’ “Valerie” as the third single from his second album, Version. Amy Winehouse, who provided vocals for the track, is credited as a featured act. Defund non-singing producers.

The original version “Valerie,” released in the summer of 2006, is a bluesy rock song that cracked the top 10 in the UK and gained a fan in Ms. Winehouse, who wasn’t particularly keen on current music. When asked to contribute to Mark’s project, which would only consist of “soulful-ish” covers of rock songs, she chose the Zutons hit, and the rest is history.

Amy’s cover of “Valerie” would become her last big hit, peaking at No. 2 on the UK charts and in the top five throughout Europe. It would become her final major hit. A slower, jazzier verssion of her cover was made, and that version cracked the top 40 in the UK.

The music video for the “Valerie” cover does not feature Amy, but she performed it live multiple times, including at the Brit Awards in 2008.

In a new lawsuit filed early today, a woman named Joie Dickerson-Neal is accusing Diddy of drugging her, sexually assaulting her, and recording said assault without her knowledge. The incident is said to have happened on January 3, 1991, when she was a college student at Syracuse University.

The plaintiff says she had reluctantly gone to dinner with the music mogul (born Sean Combs) and had left her drink unattended with him and later took a hit of a blunt after he pressured her. She claims he sexually assaulted her later that night and couldn’t defend herself because she had been drugged.

Days after the alleged assault, a friend of hers, DeVanté Swing (one quarter of Jodeci), told her he and others had seen a sex tape featuring her and Diddy, and that he was scared to speak out because his group — which was still months away from the release of their debut album — was signed Uptown Records, where Diddy was a talent director at the time.

Joie Dickerson-Neal said the incident led to her being admitted to a hospital for severe depression and suicidal ideation, and she eventually dropped out of college. She later worked in the music industry, but left it after Diddy’s rise to fame.

In addition to Diddy, the suit names Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy Records and Combs Enterprises as defendants. It accuses Diddy of assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, sex trafficking and revenge porn.

Dickerson-Neal says Cassie’s lawsuit is what moved her to file a lawsuit of her own. It come just one day before the New York Adult Survivors Act expires. The law opened a one-year lookback window that allowed survivors of sexual assault that occurred when they were over the age of 18 to sue their abusers regardless of when the abuse occurred.

In response to the suit, an attorney for Diddy said, “This last-minute lawsuit is an example of how a well-intentioned law can be turned on its head. Ms. Dickerson’s 32-year-old story is made up and not credible. Mr. Combs never assaulted her, and she implicates companies that did not exist. This is purely a money grab and nothing more.”