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Gossip: Kim Kardashian Responds To Blackface Accusations; Jay Z Undergoes Yet Another Name Change

In the New York Times, Kim Kardashian explained her rationale for the image and her plan going forward:

I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off. But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it.

Of course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away.

Jay Z Undergoes Yet Another Name Change

Jay Z shall now henceforth be known as JAY-Z.

Just days after welcoming newborn twins with Beyoncé, the rapper announced he will be dropping a new album under the name JAY-Z. (Please note the hyphen and caps.) Titled 4:44, Hova’s new record will be released June 30 as a Tidal exclusive.

Though his name was formatted as “JAY:Z” in a teaser for the album, a rep for Roc Nation since confirmed the return of the hyphen as well as the new capitalization of Jay Z JAY-Z’s name.

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