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Lala Anthony Attends Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Tour: She Wears $1,250 Givenchy Shark Tooth Wedge Ankle Boots

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Last night Tuesday (November 19), Lala Anthony attended Kanye West’sYeezus‘ tour at the Barclays Center in Downtown, Brooklyn. Backstage, Lala reunited with her good friends Kim KJonathan Cheban and Kanye.

For the concert, Lala styled a black dress with $1,250 Givenchy Shark Tooth Wedge Ankle Boots. Her outfit was accessorized with a $720 Stella McCartney Metal-Trimmed Faux Leather Waist Belt which she last wore at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the 12 Years A Slave premiere. See the original post here. These suede taper toe wedge ankle boots feature a covered side zip, smooth leather wraparound strap and zig zag welt trim on the toe. You can purchase them at Barneys, Elyse Walker, Farfetch or Bergdorf Goodman.

Lala is so cute! I love her smile. Speaking of Lala’s smile, she has a few reasons to be smiling. She was just added to the cast of Starz’s drama series Power. Lala will play as LaKeisha Grant, a childhood friend to Tasha St. Partick (Naturi Naughton) and her closest confidant who is kept in the dark on certain aspects of Tasha’s life out of necessity. Read more here! She will also grace the big screen again in Think Like A Man Too (June 2014) and her upcoming book; The Love Playbook: Rules for Love, Sex, and Happiness is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Kim K, Lala, Jonathan Cheban and Kanye

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Big Sean’s $188 Supreme Plaid Bomber Jacket At Power 105’s Powerhouse Concert

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Last night Saturday (November 2), New York’s Power 105’s celebrated their 2013 Powerhouse Concert at the Barclays Center in Downtown, BrooklynCompton’s Kendrick Lamar headlined the sold-out show. R&B singer Sevyn Streeter kicked off the main event; followed by G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean who was introduced by the ‘Breakfast Club‘.

Big Sean walked the red carpet and performed in a $188 Supreme Plaid Bomber Jacket layered over an Old Dirty Bastard tee-shirt with black jeans and white sneakers. This cotton/ploy jacket features Jacquard rose lining, snap front closure, ribbed collar, and cuffs. It also features hand pockets on the lower front with an interior check pocket.

During his set, Big Sean performed selections from his latest sophomore offering, Hall Of Fame.

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She Slayed The Stage: Beyonce Invaded Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

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Last night Saturday (August 3), Beyoncé’sMrs Carter Show‘ world tour stopped at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center for the first of three scheduled shows and on the chilly summer night, KING BEY heated up her husband’s (Jay-Z) stomping grounds. Celebrities including Bey’s husband, Jay-Z, music artist Justin Timberlake and media personality Gayle King were in attendance. After slaying the stage, Bey & her dancers, Jay and JT got together backstage for drinks as well as posed for some photos. Bey slayed her show! For the performance, Bey dressed in various outfits including a custom Gucci black and white beaded top and white pants. Check out some of the photos below:

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Jay-Z Brought Back The First Sports Arena To Brooklyn Since 1957

Brooklyn’s rapper and Hip-Hop mogul Shawn Corey Carter aka Jay-Z brought back the first sport arena in over 55 years to his stomping grounds. Brooklyn hasn’t had a sport arena since Dodgers President Walter O’Malley moved the team to Los Angeles after the 1957 season. O’Malley moved the team to the California coast because the city refused to help subsidize the new stadium.

“When the Dodgers left, it was another punch in the face to the fact that Brooklyn’s best days may not be ahead, but may have been behind us. It was depressing,” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Fast-forward to decades later, the $1 billion Barclays Center has received millions in public money and on September 21, 2012, the sport arena was opened to the general public. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, Forest City Ratner Companies chairman and CEO Bruce Ratner and Mayor Bloomberg cut the ribbon in the ceremonial opening. Supporters and Brooklyn natives cheered on as the lights were turned on and the ribbon was cut.

The Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor sport arena located on 620 Atlantic Avenue. It sits partly on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Vanderbilt Yards. Barclays has all black seats and mental hanging lights with a polished wooden floor design with the Net’s black and white logo in the center. It also features an exclusive VIP D’USSE Riser and Jay-Z’s 40/40 club which overlooks the court and the streets of Brooklyn. The arena which was designed by the architect firm Ellerbe Becket is named after London-based Barclays PLC. Sources reported that the banking and financial services company has agreed to pay the team between $200-$400 million dollars over the next 20 years for he naming rights.

In 2004, Barclays Center was conceived by Bruce Ratner of real estate’s developer Forrest City Ratner, the NY office of Forrest City Enterprises, who also acquired the Nets. The projected date for the arena to open was in 2006 but it was delayed six years because of lawsuits, controversies involving residents, lack of financing and the use of eminent domain. In 2009, it was announced that Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov agreed to become a principal owner of the Nets and a key investor in the arena for a $200 million deal.

Rapper Jay-Z is a minority partial owner of the team and encouraged the team’s relocation to Brooklyn from New Jersey.  “I feel like Jay-Z did something that no other rapper could do. He’s a good business man and role model. He showed people in general that if you work hard you can attain a high level of success, no matter where you come from, said Quazee DeJesus a NY resident.

According to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “the project has created more than 1,500 jobs.” Developer Bruce Ratner said he was glad the arena is finally open after its completion was delayed. The arena also symbolizes the rise of Brooklyn borough in recent years. It will also attract tourists from all over the world.

Having a sports arena in the borough is very impactful because Barclays will also bring a lot of other businesses to Downtown, Brooklyn. This is just the beginning to many of restaurants, shops, boutiques, brokers and apartments. Carlo Scissura, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce told the NY Post, “Clearly, this is an incredible opportunity for local and national businesses to explode along Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.” More businesses have to be built around Barclays in order for Brooklyn to become one of NYC’s landmarks and business communities. Sources are reporting that Dave & Busters. Panera Bread, TGI Friday’s and Starbucks have been shopping for space by the sports arena.

There’s nothing better than staying healthy! The house that Jay-Z built features organic and gluten-free fare at its concession stands which includes beer ($9), hotdogs ($5.25) and chocolate bars among other snacks for ($4.75). Barclays is the first arena to feature organic and gluten-free fare. “I think I feel healthier in terms of my stomach and being able to eat and process food faster,” Nets players Kris Humphries told Men’s Fitness. Jay-Z made history once again!

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NBA Player Deron Williams Covers The Red Bulletin Magazine

NBA player Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets is covering the latest issue of the Red Bull magazine. Inside, he talks about the impact of the Nets moving to Brooklyn and selling out the newly Barclays Center. Below is an excerpt and some highlights.

After piling into a black Land Rover, we head north up Myrtle Avenue for our next photo shoot, taking a diagonal through the heart of the borough, from ethnic Brooklyn to a version of a Brooklyn future that might come to be. In the Rover, Williams assumes a different character: the businessman, showing the acumen that has led the Nets to put the next five years in his hands.

On the Nets moving to Brooklyn from New Jersey:

“I think it’s an exciting move, that’s one of the reasons I stayed,” he says. “The people in Brooklyn are eager and hungry for a team, a winning team. If we start winning, I can be part of something special.”

On selling out the Barclays Center:

“People are proud of being from Brooklyn,” Williams says. “I don’t think we’re going to have a problem selling out the arena. Other people around the NBA are taking notice and want to see what this can be.”

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Jay-Z ‘Live In Brooklyn’ EP Official Tracklist; Disc Arrives At Midnight

The GREATEST rapper of all times (Jay-Z) sold out all eight of his shows at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and to commemorate it, Jay-Z is set to release a new EP, entitled Live In Brooklyn via iTunes tomorrow Thursday (October 10). The EP will feature audio and video recorded during the concert. The official tracklist has been released. Pre-order on iTunes. Peep the tracklist below:

Live in Brooklyn Official Tracklisting

1. “Empire State of Mind”
2. “Run This Town”
3. “On to the Next One”
4. “Give It to Me/Big Pimpin’”
5. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”
6. “Crazy in Love” (Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z)
7. “Public Service Announcement”
8. “Young Forever” (feat. Beyoncé)

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9. “Empire State of Mind”
10. “Run This Town”
11. “On to the Next One”
12. “Give It to Me/Big Pimpin’”
13. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”
14. “Crazy in Love” (Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z)
15. “Public Service Announcement”
16. “Young Forever” (feat. Beyoncé)

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Jay-Z Hosts D’USSE VIP At Barclays Center + 40/40 Club After Party [20 Pics With Tons Of Celebs]

Last night Friday (September 28), Jay-Z kicked off the opening night of his eight shows at Brooklyn’s newly Barclays Center (the home that he built) and he rocked the stage for a sold out crowd. Before my IDOL took the stage, visuals played of other big moments in Brooklyn including the borough’s founding, the competition of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883, and the demolition of Ebbets Field in 1960. A little after 10pm, Jay took the stage performing “Where I’m From”. He also covered the late great Biggie Smalls “Kick In The Door” and “Juicy” as an image of Biggie appeared on the hi-res screens. Jay-Z also recited a new verse, followed by “Big Pimpin”, “Marcyville”, “Hard Knock Life”, “Encore” and “What More Can I Say”. Tonight is a celebration of the borough where I’m from,” said Jay-Z who was then joined onstage by Hip Hop’s legend Big Daddy Kane for “Ain’t No Half Steppin”. Jay-Z then took the stage again to perform his verse to G.O.O.D. Music’s “Clique”. He closed out last night’s show with “Young Forever”.

These are some official pics from the Jay-Z concert at the Barclays Center and official after party at the 40/40 Club in Manhattan, on behalf of  D’USSE CognacBeyoncé watched the show from Barclay’s VIP D’USSE Riser before joining her husband back stage for a congratulatory toast with friends. Afterwards, the power couple stopped by the 40/40 Club where Jay-Z continued the celebration with D’USSE Cognac bottle service and a close crew including Irv Gotti, Memphis Bleek, Nets Player Jerry Stackhouse, Dave Chappelle, Lil Bow Wow and more.

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Jay-Z Brings Biggie Back & Brings Daddy Kane Out At The Barclays Center, Plus Recites New Verse

Last night Friday (September 28), Jay-Z kicked off the opening night of his eight shows at Brooklyn’s newly Barclays Center (the home that he built) and he rocked the stage for a sold out crowd. A little after 10pm, Jay took the stage performing “Where I’m From”. He also covered the late great Biggie Smalls “Kick In The Door” and “Juicy” as an image of Biggie appeared on the hi-res screens. Jay wore a grey Nets cap, black vest, black jeans and a Brooklyn Nets #4 jersey which said “Carter” on the back.

(An image of Biggie  Smalls appeared on the hi-res screens)

Jay-Z also recited a new verse, “This is Rich Porter part two, You can stunt like that when you’re rich before your debut/Money and the murder, rapper or the trapper, Either way I’m gonna serve ya/Shooters on my team, no really, I got shooters on my team/Juan or Deron, How you n****s want it? Pick an arm/They call me Lucky Lefty, Ball so hard I don’t respect the fucking referees.” The crowd went bananas when Jay-Z rhymed his new verse acapella.

(Jay brings out Big Daddy Kane)

 Jay also performed “Big Pimpin”, “Marcyville”, “Hard Knock Life”, Encore” and “What More Can I Say” before bringing out Hip Hop’s legend Big Daddy Kane for “Ain’t No Half Steppin”. Jay-Z then took the stage again to perform his verse to G.O.O.D. Music’s “Clique”. He closed out last night’s show with “Young Forever”. Full recap will be posted sometime this weekend!
 

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