- Less is much more in the case of  Kanye West‘s album artwork for ‘Clique.’ West tweeted the artwork earlier today (Sept. 4). The single, off G.O.O.D. Music’s ‘Cruel Summer,’ features Jay-Z and Big Sean. [Twitter]

- Beyonce‘s closest family and friends huddled together to send Queen Bey birthday wishes through her official website. The handwritten well wishes include messages from Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin of Coldplay, her sister Solange, her mom Tina, Jay-Z‘s mom and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child. Gawker takes it a step further, determining who loves Bey the most.  [Gawker]

- Pink tweeted a picture of her fly ride to VMA rehearsals. And what was it you ask? A helicopter! [Instagram]

- Cody Simpson performed acoustic versions of his songs ‘Got Me Good,’ and ‘Wish U Were Here,’ for a small audience in the iHeartRadio studio in Charlotte, N.C. [Channel 96.1]

- Reports are circulating that Jay-Z has agreed to perform at the Paralympics Closing Ceremony in London. Word is Chris Martin got HOV to give the gig the green light. [Ace Showbiz]

- Taylor Swift‘s “ex” from her ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ video is looking for an invite to the MTV VMAs from the pop-country princess. Will he get the last minute call? Guess we’ll all have to tune in on Thursday and find out! [MTV]

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