Face it, we're all culture vultures in one way or another, so it's only right that BET.com brings you #TheWarmUp on the daily tip. And remember that keeping it buck doesn't mean that shade is being thrown. (Word to Nicki.) We just like to keep it honest and real when it comes to our extended family. Read on for the hottest, most shocking moments of the past 24 hours.
— The world has been talking about Tiny's new "ice grey" eyes all week long and debating whether or not she should have done it. Now, T.I.'s wife is speaking out about her decision and why she's okay with it. In an interview with Good Morning America when asked why she had the controversial procedure done, her answer was simple. "I just wanted to do something different. And I have a right to do that. It's my body." Understood, Tiny. Understood.
— Beyoncé and Jay Z are back in the states and after the queen removed her bangs and the king hit the stage at last night's Powerhouse Live concert at the Barclays Center, the Mr. and Mrs. brought Halloween to life with Blue Ivy. Bey dressed up as Janet Jackson from the Rhythm Nation era, Blue was Michael Jackson and Hov, well, he just threw on a mask. All in all, they all looked great!
— Kelly Rowland is expecting her first child, but that hasn't slowed her down when it comes to turning out new music. The songstress recently told The Fader that she's been hard at work in the studio with electronic musician DJ Tokimonsta. Since she was one of the first R&B singers to really take on EDM, this will be a definite treat.
— We haven't seen Rihanna lately, but trust and believe that when she showed up to the amFAR Inspiration Dinner last night, pearls were clutched. In a glammed out Tom Ford gown that was partially sheer, the fashion queen reminded the world why we admire her style, grace and confidence. Slay, Rih, slay!
— Congrats to Chadwick Boseman for landing the lead role in Marvel's Black Panther! The 42 and Get On Up actor will continue the efforts to show Black superheroes in Hollywood, so when this new movie drops in two years, we all need to show up and support. And hopefully the soundtrack will boast another banger like the Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys and Pharrell collab for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
— Almost two years, many red carpets and a Vogue spread later, A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman have called it quits. The young exes made quite a pop culture splash when they started dating due to their clear and common interest in fashion, but unfortunately, sources are saying that due to tight schedules, they couldn't make it work. Best of luck to them both.
— And although we swore that the Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea beef was squashed, when the paps pressed the Cali O.G. about his feelings for the femcee he rapped a line of Big Sean's "IDFWU." We think it's clear that these two don't want to have anything to do with each other, so let's say that we squash this and move on.
— Unfortunately after Raven-Symoné kept it buck with Oprah about how she identifies herself racially and sexually, #BlackTwitter went in on her. It apparently got so bad for her, after speaking to TheGrio.com, she decided that a personal statement on Facebook was necessary. To read her more private, honest and clear thoughts, click here.
— Although it's been quiet for Future lately (especially since the unexpected demise of his relationship with Ciara), today he dropped a visual for the song "Hardly," which pays tribute to his late friend OG Double D. The video features clips of the rapper's friend and was actually directed by the MC himself — showing off a different aspect of his creativity — and we aren't mad at it.
— If you're Beyoncé then you know that another day means that it's just another chance to figure out how to take over the world, so there shouldn't have been any surprise that today she shocked the world with some big news regarding... fashion. The mogul has teamed up with TopShop for an athletic street-wear line called Parkwood TopShop Althetic LTD, which will launch in the fall of 2015. Congrats, Bey!
— Usher may be hitting the road, but he won't be releasing any new music. With the #URExperience about to hit a city near you, the R&B crooner recently confirmed with Billboard that his album is postponed indefinitely because he "just ain't ready." A tour with no new music? An album without a date? Hopefully the wait will be worth it.
— Lastly, we here at #TheWarmUp would like to wish Ciara and Drake a very happy and healthy new year as they both celebrated birthdays over the weekend! The stars turned 29 and 28 respectively and, based on their Instagram accounts, they both looked to have a blast!
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