In a new interview with Gayle King, Taraji P. Henson got emotional as she talked about pay inequality — especially where black women are concerned — in Hollywood. King had asked her about reports that she was considering quitting acting, and she explained unfair pay was the reason for that consideration.

The actress — who plays Shug Avery in the musical remake of The ColorPurple —has talked about this for years, and once revealed that she was only paid $150,000 for her Oscar-nominated performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

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.