It was the elevator ride that went ‘round the world. On May 5, 2014, Beyoncé, her sister Solange Knowles and Jay-Z were leaving a Met Gala after-party at Manhattan’s Standard Hotel. On security video from inside a hotel elevator (shown by TMZ just days later), an agitated Solange appeared to attack her brother-in-law, while Beyoncé stood by, reportedly because she was angry about his treatment of her superstar sister. In hindsight, it now looks like a trailer for the music that came afterward.
If fate had dealt him a different hand, Billy Ocean might still be on Savile Row. Back in the early 1970s, the pop-soul crooner was working as a tailor on London’s most fashionable street when a radio DJ played one of his earliest singles. Instead of applauding, his bosses promptly fired him. “I think they supposed I wasn’t a dedicated worker, so they got rid of me as soon as possible,” he tells The Post.
By rights, Vince Staples should be out living a baller lifestyle, right now. The Long Beach, Calif., native experienced a childhood without his father (who was imprisoned for drug dealing), and an adolescence clouded with his own gang affiliations. At one point, Staples’ cousin was shot and fell into a coma. After such a tumultuous youth, it might be hard to blame the 24-year-old for indulging in the high life now that he’s rapped his way out of trouble.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".