Read Beyonce’s Full Poem from the Sept. CR Fashion Book

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In addition to Beyonce’s cover and photo spread for CR Fashion Book’s issue No. 5, the singer decided to pen a poem.

Titled “Bey the Light,” the poem covers everything from Blue Ivy, to children in general, to Sasha Fierce.

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Read below:

“Bey the Light”
Words Beyoncé
Remixed by Forrest Gander

It’s my daughter, she’s my biggest muse.
There’s someone, we all find out soon,
more important than ourselves to lose.

I feel a deep bond with young children –
all those photos in my dressing room –
especially those who’ve been stricken,

Children I’ve met across the years –
they uplift me like pieces of moon,
and guide me, whispering in my ear

I’m turned to spirits, the emotions of others.
And I feel her presence all the time
though I never met my grandmother.

I learned at a very young age,
when I need to tap some extra strength,
to put my persona, Sasha, on stage.

Though we’re different as blue and red,
I’m not afraid to draw from her
in performance, rifts, even in bed.

I saw a TV preacher when I was scared,
at four or five, about bad dreams,
who promised he’d say a prayer

If I put my hand to the TV.
That’s the first time I remember prayer,
an electric current humming through me.

You call me a singer, but I’m called to transform,
to suck up the grief, anxiety, and loss
of those who hear me into my song’s form.

I’m a vessel for all that isn’t right,
for break-ups and lies and double-cross.
I sing into that vessel a healing light.

To let go of pain that people can’t bear.
I don’t do that myself, I call in the light.
I summon God to take me there.

Utopias, they don’t much interest me.
I always mess things up a bit.
It’s chaos, in part, that helps us see.

But for my daughter I dream a day
when no one roots for others to fail,
when we all mean what we say.

Nicki Minaj Joins Fashion Rocks Lineup in Brooklyn

Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California

Nicki Minaj is taking her Anaconda to New York next month as part of the star-studded Fashion Rocks, joining a lineup that includes Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and Usher.

The two-hour special celebrating fashion and music will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and air live on CBS on Sept. 9.

Magic! and Luke Bryan have also joined the list of performers.

Afrojack, Duran Duran, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora and The Band Perry will also take the stage at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Nicki Minaj’s VMA Wardrobe Malfunction All Part of the Act?; Background Dancer Bitten by Real Anaconda

Nicki Minaj performs at the VMAs

Nicki Minaj said her dress was unzipped during her performance at the VMAs because she didn’t have enough time to get ready, but TMZ calls BS on that, claiming “she pulled the same stunt during rehearsals.”

According to the website, eyewitnesses who watched Nicki’s rehearsal Sunday say she walked on stage wearing the same dress — unzipped. One eyewitness says it caught her eye because she initially thought Nicki had come out in a robe.

Nicki was wrapping her arms around the dress in a “weird” sort of way, trying to manipulate it to see how much would be exposed, witnesses told TMZ.

Watch below (or click here to view on mobile devices):

And then there was this…

During rehearsal for her performance of “Anaconda,” a real 6-foot long anaconda that she was using as a prop bit one of her background dancers and was put in “time out” for the rest of the evening.

According to TMZ, MTV opted against using it for the live performance…lest it bite someone on live television.

When TMZ caught up with Nicki leaving a club in L.A. after the show, she said the bit dancer was actually up on stage with her, and appeared peeved that she wasn’t able to perform with the snake.

Watch below (or click here to view on mobile devices):

Nicki Minaj Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction at MTV VMAs (Watch)

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If you saw the opening of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night you saw Nicki Minaj kick thing off with a hella bang, but ended up going out real subdued ironically on a song called “Bang Bang.”

Yep, just like her “Anaconda” video, Nicki and her dancers shook things up with raunchy booty action fo’ days. In fact, if Miley Cyrus was watching, she got a taste of what real twerking looks like with a requisite butt to match.

But we digress.

Our point is that after Nicki did her super expressive booty thing on “Anaconda,” she apparently suffered a wardrobe malfunction during her costume change to a little black dress. It left her awkwardly clutching the front of her dress with a big rip in it during “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, ending what was otherwise an attention getting opening performance, on a strange note.

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Halle Berry’s Newest Fragrance Designed to ‘Capture the Sensual Essence’ of Woman

Halle Berry, New FragranceThe picture alone says a lot about what award-winning actress Halle Berry hopes to achieve with her latest fragrance, “Wild Essence Halle Berry.”

With this fragrance the Oscar winner aims to  “capture the sensual essence of a women in nature,” and with the help of a sheer, black mesh dress against a jungle backdrop, no less, Berry makes it actually look possible.

Kid Cudi, Giuseppe Zanotti Launch Sneaker Line

Kid Cudi and Giuseppe Zanotti

*If a boxing glove were a sneaker, it would probably look like this new creation from Kid Cudi and shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti.

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The new collection, named Kid Cudi x Giuseppe Zanotti, will be available sometime in 2015.

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Rapper/actor Cudi met Zanotti backstage at a concert, and the pair subsequently collaborated on a high-top red leather running shoe, which will form part of the designer’s spring/summer collection next year.

Other pieces have been kept under wraps.

Zanotti has previously collaborated with Kanye West.

Jennifer Hudson Added to Fashion Rocks Lineup

Singer Jennifer Hudson (C) performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

Jennifer Hudson and the Canadian band Magic! have been added to the Fashion Rocks lineup, it was announced Monday.

The two acts will join Afrojack, Duran Duran, Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Pitbull, Rita Ora, The Band Perry and Usher at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sept. 9.

The two-hour special celebrating fashion and music will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will air live on CBS.

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