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Kelly Rowland reacts to being mentioned in Beyoncé's new song with Madonna

Beyoncé's new album, Renaissance, which came a whopping six years after her last solo album, Lemonade, was full of surprises and instantly viral lyrics.MORE: Kelly Rowland stops fans in their tracks with a special gown ahead of an exciting night outOne fellow singer especially surprised by the album is the singer's very own Destiny's Child bandmate, Kelly Rowland, who is mentioned in none other than the Break My Soul remix, which features the one and only Madonna.Upon listening to the song, the star took to Instagram to thank her longtime friend for the shout-out.WATCH: Kelly wows in sleek top and jeansMORE: Kelly Rowland's children have the most adorable bond – see photoThe part of the song where the mom-of-two is mentioned is an ode to several iconic singers, including Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, and Beyoncé's sister, Solange Knowles.To the beat of Madonna's iconic hit, Vogue, the songstress sings: "Badu, Lizzo, Kelly Rowl' (You know you can do it)."Kelly posted a clip of the remix on Instagram, and even gave a glimpse to the former bandmates' ongoing friendship when she implied that Beyoncé had gone to her to play some of the tracks that she would eventually release.A post shared by Kelly Rowland (@kellyrowland)The sweet moment between the two former bandmatesShe wrote: "Now, you know you didn't play me this!!" and then added: "It's so damn fire!!"MORE: Kelly Rowland shares special baby bump photos: 'I'm so grateful'MORE: Kelly Rowland reveals major milestone for latest project in candid new videoThanking the fellow singer, she endearingly said: "Ahem——thx for the shout out sis-Boo!! Love you back!!" Then she added: "YOU ALREADY KNOW!!" and fans loved to see that their friendship is still

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Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey to appear at Southbank Literature Season
Jarvis Cocker, Warren Ellis and PJ Harvey are among those set to appear at Southbank Centre this summer as part of its Summer Literature Season.The long list of events are set to take place from May to September, featuring a diverse range of musicians and authors, renowned thinkers and contemporary poets.Cocker, who releases his new memoir Good Pop, Bad Pop on May 26, is set to take to the venue’s Royal Festival Hall’s stage the following day (May 27), where he will talk through the text, which dives into his time with Pulp as well as his creative process.June 2 will see PJ Harvey read poems from her new book Orlam, the first full-length book written in the Dorset dialect for decades. She will also be joined by poet Paul Muldoon in conversation.Warren Ellis – who joined forces with Nick Cave last year for the album ‘Carnage’ – will be discussing last year’s autobiography, Nina Simone’s Gum: A Memoir of Things Lost And Found, on September 15.Tickets for all the events on Southbank’s programme are available to purchase here from Wednesday (March 30).Last month, PJ Harvey teased that she’s back in the studio working on new music. The iconic singer-songwriter shared a series of black and white photos of herself in the studio, taken by Steve Gullick.Dated 2022, the three pics show Harvey playing a guitar, fiddling with some guitar pedals, and sitting in front of a mic stand. No further information or context has been shared.
Afropunk founder announces LETSGETFR.EE Carnival with Missy Elliott, Kali Uchis and more
Missy Elliott, Kali Uchis, Jhené Aiko, Ozuna, and Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals.It is described on the festival’s social media channels as “a radical movement designed for and by Black, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, and LGBTQIA+ free spirits, artists, and creators”.Elsewhere on the line-up are Jorja Smith, Flatbush Zombies, Major Lazer Sound System, Wizkid and Jai Wolf.The mission of the event (via Rolling Stone) is “to close the equity gap for Black, Brown, Asian, and other underrepresented people in the entertainment industry, with the aim of achieving a diversified workforce across all levels in the industry by 2030.”Tickets are available now via Dice.A post shared by LETSGETFR.EE (“LETSGETFR.EE is more than just a music festival,” it reads on the festival website. “It’s a radically inclusive experience where you get to explore and engage with other cultures and other communities in a broad-minded, respectful, considerate, non-cliché, and non-exploitative way.“A celebration of cross-cultural exploration (inspired by Brazilian Carnaval’s approach to extreme fun and radical self-expression) takes place in Queens—widely considered to be the most diverse county in America.“LETSGETFR.EE’s line up celebrates a number of contemporary culture-crossing artists who we believe have followed in the footsteps of free-thinking change agents and artists-as-world-citizens like Nina Simone and Caetano Veloso.” In December last year, Timbaland took to Twitter to tease a new studio album for Missy Elliott.The album would be Elliott’s seventh, and first since 2005’s ‘The Cookbook’.
Peaky Blinders' Natasha O’Keeffe speaks of 'spiritual' connection with late Helen McCrory
Peaky Blinders are all still grieving the terrible loss, with Natasha O’Keeffe revealing she sometimes found herself talking to her on-set of the latest series.Helen, who played Aunt Polly in the hit BBC drama, won't appear in the new season but creator Steven Knight, reassured fans they'll see a tribute to the late actress.Ahead of the premiere of the highly-anticipated instalment, the cast spoke about their grief.Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby, admitted the show "simply won’t be the same".And in a new interview with Radio Times, Natasha revealed her death "knocked us all back".The actress, who plays Tommy's second wife Lizzie Stark, said: "There were some moments of happiness and laughter on set, but it was a very sad and surreal time."It’s hard to get your head around the fact that if filming hadn’t been delayed by Covid, Helen would have been in the sixth series."Aunt Polly was meant to be part of that story."She went on to explain she feels like Helen remained on set in a "spiritual" way."Sometimes I would find myself talking to her," she smiled"It wasn’t a conscious decision, more like an instinct."I felt the need to connect with her in some way and so I’d ask for strength or encouragement between takes."She added: "I also listened to Nina Simone in my trailer because I know Helen liked her."The emotion of it all comes in tidal waves. It’s still hard to believe..."It's understood that the series is dedicated to Helen, with Knight branding her "fundamental to the whole production".He told the publication: "Helen was so brilliant.