Last week, Beyoncé dropped the announcement that she would be returning with her seventh studio album, ACT I: RENAISSANCE.
Set to drop Friday, July 29th, the singer has officially started the album’s rollout as she took to her Instagram bio the announcement of her new single, “Break My Soul.” The record is the 6th song off the forthcoming album and is reportedly produced by The Dream.
6. Break My Soul midnight— MUSIC ICON THE-DREAM (@TheKingDream) June 20, 2022
Beyoncé brings in the summer solstice.— Columbia Records (@ColumbiaRecords) June 20, 2022
BREAK MY SOUL midnight EST. pic.twitter.com/BgB54woO5s
Beyonce’s new album ACT I: RENAISSANCE will serve as a follow-up to her 2016 project, LEMONADE. Lemonade became available for streaming on Apple Music & Spotify just a week after releasing her Netflix documentary, ‘Homecoming’ in 2019 which was accompanied by a live album.
Beyonce’s Lemonade has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.
Lil Tjay Shot in New Jersey
Last night, New York rapper Lil Tjay was shot several times after midnight in Edgewater, NJ.
According to TMZ, law enforcement arrested three men in connection with the shooting. Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office revealed that one of the men, Mohamed Konate, attempted to rob Lil Tjay and two other men who were with him. The attempted robbery resulted in Kontae shooting the “Calling My Phone” curator multiple times at a Chipotle restaurant while the second victim was shot only once at an Exxon gas station.
Konate was charged with three counts of first-degree attempted murder. The other two men that were with Tjay were also arrested for being in possession of a firearm. They were charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.
Tjay was rushed to emergency surgery following the shooting and is said to be doing better.
Drake Releasing New Album Honestly, Nevermind Tonight
Releasing Certified Lover Boy last September, the sixth studio album sat at No.1 on Billboard and was supported by singles “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Young Thug and Future and “Knife Talk” featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat. Followed by the album’s release, Drake teamed up with Kanye West after squashing their beef for a one-night-only Free Larry Hoover Concert, in partnership with Amazon Music.
Check out Drake’s official announcement below.
Brooklyn Rapper 22Gz Arrested for Attempted Second-Degree Murder
Brooklyn drill rapper 22Gz was arrested Sunday morning for attempted second-degree murder after landing at John F. Kennedy airport.
According to the NYPost, the shooting stems from a March incident at a Marine Park, Brooklyn party hall where a 31-year-old man was reportedly shot in his left foot. The victim gave police a description before being transferred to Brookdale University Hospital.
22Gz had been staying in Atlanta since the shooting and made his way to New York to perform at this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam. However, according to TMZ, the arrest was made the morning of.
Born Jeffrey Mark Alexander, the “Twirlanta” rapper has also been charged with second-degree assault, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment.
The 24-year-old was arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday and bail was set to $500,000.
Back in 2017, 22Gz was accused of allegedly killing a man over a parking spot in Miami. Prosecutors later dropped the charges after Alexander served several months in prison.
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