Jul 21, 2017 Last Updated 2:00 PM, Jul 21, 2017
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Photos of Madame Tussauds latest Beyonce waxwork have surfaced on social media - but fans are confused by its likeness.

The new wax figure is currently being exhibited at Madame Tussauds in New York, but it's got members of the Beyhive around the world talking.

They're saying the waxwork doesn't resemble the 35-year-old singer and questioning who commissioned it.

Some fans are accusing the museum of whitewashing Beyonce's image.

Picture's of the figure started doing the rounds on Twitter on Tuesday night.

And while some Beyonce fans are loving the latest addition to Madame Tussauds, others are questioning whether the statue is even Beyonce.

Twitter users have been listing stars they think the statue resembles more, including American conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. We contacted Madame Tussauds for comment on the release of the statue and here's what they had to say.

"At Madame Tussauds, our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted," they told Newsbeat.

"Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage."

Beyoncé released the first picture of her one-month-old twins on Friday. 

In a post on Instagram, the singer is shown holding the babies and also confirmed their names.

Her girl is called "Rumi Carter" and her boy "Sir Carter," ending the speculation. 

Earlier this month, the pop diva and her husband, the rapper Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, filed for the copyright of the names, ensuring no one else profits from the names to sell anything from fragrances to music.

Their filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office comes from an identical California address to an application for the name of the couple's five-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Rumi is the name of the 13th-century Persian poet who endures as one of the best-loved writers of the Sufi spiritual tradition, with verses that celebrate love, joy and tolerance.

The choice of "Sir" is less obvious, although the two names raise speculation that both children are boys.

Within minutes of posting the photogram on Instagram, it trended on social media, with fans congratulating the singer. 

Rapper Jay-Z is known for drawing a thick curtain over his private life. 

But after a four-year gap, the artist has bared himself like rarely before on his new album. 

He apologises to his wife, superstar Beyoncé, for cheating and pours out his love for his mother, whom he reveals to be lesbian, all while taking familiar but timely shots on the politics of race.

The 13th studio album by the rapper born Shawn Carter, 4:44, came out Friday as an exclusive on his upstart Tidal streaming service, whose new part-owners, telecom provider Sprint, are banking on the release to woo customers.

Jay-Z - who has restored his name's hyphen - delivers a long-awaited public reply to Beyoncé who chastised him for infidelity on her acclaimed Lemonade album a year ago.

"I apologise / Our love was one for the ages and I contained us," Jay-Z raps over a brassy Gospel refrain.

"What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soulmate? You risked that for Blue?" he asks rhetorically, referring to the couple's five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

Beyonce recently gave birth to twins, her father revealed on social media, although the family has yet to confirm details.

On the album, Jay-Z suggests they conceived the twins naturally.

Discussing the album on iHeartRadio, he said 4:44 was named for the time of morning when he woke up and wrote the song.

He and Beyoncé have matching ring-finger tattoos of the Roman numeral "IV" - four being the day in different months of their wedding and both their birthdays.

Embracing lesbian mother 

Jay-Z, who recently became the first to rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, infuses the album with touches of house music and reggae, giving a sleeker, contemporary sound to the artist whose later albums had veered into mainstream pop.

On the soulful "Smile," Jay-Z for the first time confirms hushed rumours that his mother is lesbian, explaining how she turned to substances to cope with the stigma.

"Mama had four kids but she's a lesbian / Had to pretend so long, that she's a thespian," raps Jay-Z, who has spoken of how his father's absence contributed to his troubled youth in public housing in Brooklyn.

"Don't matter to me if it's a him or her / I just want to see you smile through all the hate," he raps.

"Smile" opens with a snippet from Stevie Wonder and closes with a poem by Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter, who recites, "The world is changing and they say it's time to be free / But you live with the fear of just being me."

Jay-Z, like many rappers of his generation, employed homophobic slurs in his early music but was also one of the first prominent voices in hip-hop to speak out in favour of gay rights.

Jay-Z, who alongside Beyoncé campaigned for and became friends with former president Barack Obama, takes on race relations on "The Story of O.J." and "Moonlight" as he concludes that African Americans will invariably be judged by their colour.

"We stuck in La La Land / Even when we win, we gonna lose," he quips about this year's Oscars mix-up in announcing best picture.

Jay-Z elsewhere throws veiled barbs at other rappers including onetime protégé Kanye West, who last year ranted against Jay-Z and in support of then president-elect Donald Trump before entering a hospital.

Jay-Z has especially harsh words for the estate of pop icon Prince, a longtime rebel in the music industry who had signed a deal with Tidal shortly before his death.

The rapper denounces the "greedy bastards" who have commercialised Prince with moves such as bringing his catalogue onto leading streaming service Spotify.

"I'm surprised you ain't auctioned off the casket," Jay-Z inveighs.

But Jay-Z's mind on 4:44 is more on his own "legacy" - which is the title of the last song in which the 47-year-old addresses his children, vowing that the family's fortune and philanthropy will outlive him.

"I'd like to see a nice peace fund / Ideas for people who look like we / We going to start a society within a society."

American pop star Beyonce has given birth to twins, according to media in the US.

Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly and People magazines confirmed the news, but the date of birth and gender of the babies are not yet publicly known.

Beyonce, who is married to rapper Jay-Z, announced her pregnancy in an Instagram photo in February - the most-liked post in history on the network.

The couple already have a daughter, Blue Ivy, aged five.

There has been no official confirmation of the birth from Beyonce and Jay-Z themselves.

Other photos Beyonce posted after her pregnancy announcement showed her swimming under water, reclining on a bed of roses and sitting naked on a floral throne.

In one, the 'Lemonade' singer stood naked, cradling her belly with one hand and a breast with the other, next to the sculpted head of an Egyptian ruler.

Speculation about the twins' birth had grown in recent days after a woman was photographed entering a Los Angeles hospital on Friday holding a card that read "B + J".

Beyonce is the most-nominated star in the history of the Grammy awards, and her album Lemonade was the world's best-selling record of 2016.

She had been due to headline the Coachella music festival in California in April, but pulled out on her doctor's advice.

The twins' birth - if confirmed - comes only days after actor George Clooney and his wife Amal welcomed their own set of twins, Ella and Alexander.

It's that time of year again - Forbes has released its list of the top 100 highest-paid entertainers and Sean "Diddy" Combs is top of the tree.

His earnings of $130m (£102m) pushed him up from last year's 22nd spot.

His success is down to his recent US tour, a marketing deal with a vodka company and selling one third of his Sean John clothing line.

Beyonce and JK Rowling took second and third spot, but women comprise just 16% of the world's top-earning celebrities.

Newcomers include Kylie Jenner, at number 59, who is the youngest list member at the age of 19. Her earnings come from her family's reality TV show - Keeping Up with the Kardashians - her namesake cosmetics company and clothing line, plus various endorsements.

Half of the top 10 are made up of musicians, while two athletes - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and basketball star LeBron James - also make the cut.

Here's a look at the top 10:

  1. Sean "Diddy" Combs - $130m (£102m)

Grammy award-winning rapper Combs used to be best known for best-selling albums such as No Way Out and Forever. But the entrepreneur's business interests have catapulted him into the big time, and he's jumped from number 22 in last year's list to nab this year's top spot.

  1. Beyonce Knowles - $105m (£82.7m)

Queen Bey needs no introduction but she's made a big leap up the chart, from number 34 last year. That's largely due to profits from her Formation tour and her most recent album, the critically-acclaimed Lemonade. Her husband, Jay-Z, could only make number 55.

  1. JK Rowling - $95m (£74.8m)

JK Rowling returns to the top 100, no doubt boosted by the publication of the two-part play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the film release of Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

  1. Drake - $94m (£74.06m)

The Canadian hip hop star has jumped from number 69 to number four, more than doubling his fortune through touring and endorsements with the likes of Nike, Sprite and Apple.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo - $93m (£73.2m)

The Real Madrid footy star drops just one place on this year's list. On top of his soccer earnings, the current Fifa world player of the year also has a line of branded products including underwear and jeans, plus a lifetime deal with Nike.

  1. The Weeknd - $92m (£72.45m)

Another Canadian star, The Weeknd, has cracked the top 10 for the first time, having made it to number 30 last time round. His latest album, Starboy, had the third-largest debut sales week in the US of 2016. He recently collaborated with Lana Del Ray on duet, Lust for Life.

  1. Howard Stern - $90m (£70.86m)

US "shock jock" and self-styled "king of all media" Howard Stern holds on to the seventh spot he occupied last year. The former America's Got Talent judge is currently part way through a five-year deal with Sirius XM Radio.

  1. Coldplay - $88m (£69.33m)

Coldplay return to the list following the success of their worldwide Head Full of Dreams tour, which finished in Australia and New Zealand in December. That's good news for the charity sector, as the band donate 10% of their profits to good causes.

  1. James Patterson - $87m (£68.53m)

Yes, it's another author on the list - Patterson has published more than 130 titles in his name and is believed to be the world's best-selling living author. Former US president Bill Clinton is currently writing a novel about the White House in collaboration with him.

  1. LeBron James - $86m (£67.8m)

Probably the US's best-known basketball star, the Cleveland Cavaliers player's $31m (£24.4m) salary in 2016-17 made him only the third NBA player to earn $30m in a season after Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. His endorsement list ain't bad either, including brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola and Beats by Dre.

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