The Over-Saturation Of Beyonce: Shouldn’t She Go Sit The Hell Down Somewhere?

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January 29, 2013 ‐ By Charing Ball
Source: GQ

Source: GQ

Beyonce is killing the game – literally.

I think that there is not a single day that goes by in which Beyonce’s name is not uttered in some capacity. And I know that what I am about to say is the equivalent of sticking my hand into a Beyhive but I can’t take it anymore. I am officially in Beyonce 24/7 overload. You know, I was really hoping that Keri Hilson was being prophetic. But nope, just like that The Way You Love Me video, Hilson was dead wrong. And less than a year after giving birth Beyonce was right back at it; in the studio, in every single magazine, on my television and even at the damn inauguration. I don’t care if the Hive calls me a hater but it is time for Beyonce to have a seat, preferably a window seat and ticket out of town to look around

Yeah I know, some of yall are about ready to offer me the same seat that I’m offering to the Queen, however judging by how pissy many folks got after learning that Beyonce lip-synced…gasp…the National Anthem at the inauguration of President Obama, I have a feeling I am not alone in this thinking. Therefore I feel totally comfortable. Anyway, The inauguration was held outside. In the cold. On a windy day. Most folks with even the most general of audio knowledge could recognize that those kind of conditions are not suitable to singing live into a microphone. Most people with a knowledge of basic history know that Whitney Houston too lip-synced the National Anthem, so really it is not unheard of. However it didn’t matter because the story was about Beyonce not being perfect and that might make good leverage to hopefully shame her into early retirement. And it works for a couple of days and then she tweets out pictures of her Superbowl practice rehearsals. Now you are back in nine over-exposed circles of Beyonce-d out Hell.

Beyonce reminds me of that on relative that always hams it up at the family barb-be-ques; let’s just call him Uncle Benny. Uncle Benny likes to dance and has been dancing non-stop since he was christened co-captain of the Wildstyle Breakers back in 1983. If there is a beat playing, Uncle Benny is dancing. And it just so happens that your little cousin has brought his DJ equipment out. So you stand around the grassy knoll of Big Mamma’s huge backyard, watching Uncle Benny split, spin, back flip and pop around to a mix of Planet Rock, Paid in Full (the Seven Minutes of Madness remix) and The Bubble Bunch. You will admit that Uncle Benny can really move and find him a amusing compliment to your plate of grilled chicken and seafood salad. Four hours later, the food is pretty much gone but Uncle Benny is still splitting, spinning and popping. Now you are no longer amused. Now Uncle Benny’s over-extended moment in the limelight is annoying and distracting. People want to do a Soul Train Line and he is in the way. And then you remember why you never see Uncle Benny outside of the family Barbeques.

And I don’t blame Beyonce – totally. Sure she kind of over saturated the flames by releasing pictures of the back of Blue Ivy’s head on Tumblr every few days. However it is also us folks, who over-shared that same picture of Beyonce in her skivvies on the cover of GQ magazine, which inspires her to take and release more pictures. And the media outlets – news, gossip or otherwise – who do a very good job keeping us up-to-date about everything I did, but more than likely, didn’t want to know, about Queen Bee. I also blame DMX. He was the first one I can recall to successfully drop two albums in the same year. It was such a marketing coup that it ultimately became the blueprint for what the music industry would become. Now today you got the same five singers and rappers dropping an album, a couple of mixtapes and doing about a dozen or so guest-appearances on several other tracks, which are not their own. While it’s a great way to keep their name out there publicly, it is also a brilliant way to for some artists to fake longevity in the game. Artists dropping new material every few weeks makes it hard for the music to marinate in the listeners ear in order to truly gauge if it’s truly a classic or just the hot song of the week before we are forced to go on to the next song. Not saying that Beyonce doesn’t make classics but she also makes lots of stuff that is not-so-classic and just releases it all at one time too.

I know that not everybody is hot forever. Therefore I can respect Beyonce’s drive to make sure she takes advantage of her moment in the light before it fades. However as regular ole’ fan of hers, who can celebrate her victories while acknowledging the ways in which she really gets on my damn nerves, it’s to the point that her overexposure has meant that a Beyonce appearance, performance or even just spin on the radio, can no longer excite me. Unfortunately for Bey, her great talent as a singer and artist is being lost and overshadowed by the over-saturation and commercialization of Beyonce the brand. And quite honestly, she would probably benefit more from taking a real substantial break. You know like the rest of the Divas. Because I am about ready to tune her out completely.

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  • Froggage

    Agreed. It’s got nothing to do with liking or disliking her; it’s about getting tired of having her shoved in your face every time you leave your house. It’s not about changing the station or changing the channel because she’s EVERYWHERE, CONSTANTLY. There was a period when I was having this same reaction to J. Lo, so, as I said, it’s not personal. And it’s not that I don’t wish her continued success; it’s just that she doesn’t seem to recognize that sometimes it works in your favor to step away from the spotlight for a while and leave the people wanting more. Familiarity breeds contempt (except with the ‘Stans, who are mentally unbalanced when it comes to anything Beyonce), and absence makes the heart grow fonder, so if there were a month, maybe, where we weren’t constantly deluged with everything Beyonce, it would probably push the sales of whatever she released after reappearing that much higher. Then again, maybe she doesn’t know any other way to live; her hideous stage parents have been monetizing her since she was a tween, and now she’s a brand, rather than a person, and she’s starting to do the same thing to her daughter, so maybe she doesn’t know how not to seek the spotlight. It’s kind of sad, but it’s still super annoying.

  • juanita murrell

    I like Beyonce, now I am not a stan and I am not going to call her beysus but I like her. People keep talking about how thirsty she is now that she is in the social media. The reasoning people say is that she knows she’s getting older and nobody wants to hear her music. I honestly think she has reached a point in her life where she’s like what to do now. Also, when beyonce was a little younger then Rihanna she wasn’t known as BEYONCE the mega solo star. She was Beyonce the lead singer of Destiny’s child and the supposed girlfriend of Jay-Z. I think her solo career would have been a little different at least at the beginning if she would have come out on Jay-Z’s arm. A majority of blog sites would have probably had titles like listen to Jay Z chick new song look like she doing a come up.

  • Chassie

    So I guess some people here didn’t read the MN open letter about typing in caps and insulting the writers instead of their opinions?

  • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

    I agree with the author. I am so overloaded on Beyoncé. Not saying she doesn’t deserve the recognition but she doesn’t really give people the chance to miss her. She is just always…..there.

  • Jerzee Gurl

    Anybody ever wonder why people (including me) SALIVATE when there are rumors that an artist like Sade are putting out a new record? Because she goes away for a long while and then we as consumers think: Damn I wish she would come out with a new joint or something. We don’t get a chance to miss Beyonce’ because she is always shoved down our throats and in our faces. I kind of used to like her but now I’m just tired of her and want her to go away. And I’m glad someone besides me feels this way.

    • Shanice

      Where does Sade live?..exactly, celebrities in Europe get no love unless you are the royal family. Is Beyonce supposed to move her, her family out of the US to appease you? People say Rihanna and Kim K are overexposed. Not to me. I’m online everyday, but I only read what I want. Not a fan, I don’t read. It’s to the point I’ve almost completely forgotten certain other celebrities were still relevant and working because of MY CHOICE to ignore them.

      • Jerzee Gurl

        Sooooooooo are you trying to say that Sade gets no love in the U.S.? Ummm…..what rock have you been living under? Every time she comes with a new cd or concert guess what? she has no problem selling out. The author of the article definitely had a point, the entertainment world is over saturated with all things Beyonce’ and some of us are getting bored with it. That is all.

  • Sharon

    Yes.Beyonce should have found somewhere and sat down a long time ago. Period.

  • HandsomeForeverLadBrad1953

    Let’s face it,gals,you’re jealous because Beyonce’s got a GREAT body and beautiful face,unlike about 80% of you fat,fugly,frigid,b***hy porkers!!!!

    • Kanyade

      Nah. And that was so lame. Really. No one’s jealous. I think the article really speaks to how music artists today (some of them) are no longer just “music artists” but BRANDS and as such oversaturization is a part of what comes with MAINTAINING YOUR BRAND.

  • Ric

    You know I just read this and what I find amazin is this is the same website with kim kardashian and evelyn lozada and the rhoa postings just about everyday and all these other people who do absolutely nothing and here is Mrs. Knowles with an actual job and an extremely high profile event comming up and she should go sit down somewhere? WTF I like Knowles to a point she has focus and a work ethic, what do all these other people who I just mentioned and some more I could mention do exactly?

  • Shaela129

    It is an OPINION piece! Get over it!

  • cute cake

    i ever used to disagree to this but i realised it is true.There are great talents who give others a chance and others who do not. only wishing all the avenues go their way. eg, if something is going on here, they go like oh it shd be me and no one else. eventhough they may truly be talented. it happens. i think the article. it’s not hateful its just something which happens in human lives.

  • AJ389

    Well, if its not beyonce it will just be someone else. (Probably less talented) sometimes I the media can over expose but if she’s in high demand like that she’s gotta give the people what they want. That’s the industry for you. At least she is capable and a great entertainer I’m just glad it isn’t someone of lesser caliber getting shine they don’t deserve.

  • the_other_me

    Others wish they could be relevant as long as bey has. She should keep making money and letting mofos talk…IM sure ppl in your circle are sick of u too but that hasn’t given u cause to stop living your life

  • Drew Smith

    Charing, have some damned respect for yourself and your family. I sincerely hope “Charing Ball” is a pseudonym. Your title reeks of hyper-ignorance, and I’m equally saddened and disappointed in your message. Blatant hatred of another black woman who’s killin’ it??? I’m surprised Jamarlin let this one fly. He must be way hands-off these days. My goodness…

    • Drew Smith

      Jamarlin, get it the F together, bro. Your minions are runnin’ amok.

  • Happy

    I always wonder if this is what people said about Michael Jackson during the 80s and early 90s. Anyway, I get what you’re saying and i tespect your opinion but that was her and goal in life and she succeeded! And not even that, when she did try to have low time during her pregnancy, media (including MN) continuously posted updates on her. If you’re tired of her, stop writing articles on her. The more you discuss, the more hype she receives.

    • Happy

      Sorry for the typos…

  • bluekissess

    Over 80 comments and people are wondering why Beyonce gets attention. Maybe because the public (MN public) is giving her the attention. We could’ve skipped this article and commented on the guy fighting for his daughter and WON. These Bey stories give MN traffic. On their website which makes the site money. Stop feeding onto the bull

  • Guest

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Slim

    Rihanna is overexposed. Give me Beyonce any day, all day.

  • PSSSSSH

    And Rihanna isnt Overexposed?!? Child please!

  • SMHgurl24

    Off topic but why is it nowadays that every time Bey is doing a professional shoot, shes getting whiter and whiter? Essentially the most powerful black woman in the industry isn’t looking so black and i’m only mentioning this because its really starting to disturb me. Why is this happening, what message is the entertainment industry trying to send to us?

  • toyasg

    Personally i love me some Bey. Shes a beautiful,talented black woman.. I also love the fact that no’s her value, she got married first b4 she had kids. Go ahead Beyonce

    • Kanyade

      what does her getting married before she had kids have to do with anything? values? this article is about her media presence. just because she got married before having kids makes her somehow “better”? is that what you’re insinuating? are you serious with that? seriously?

      • guest

        That’s true morals are not in these days I guess babydaddy’s and basketball wives without actually being a wife makes alot more sense. And I do applaud the fact she was married before having children no one said she was better it’s just nice to see, I guess whoever wrote that hit a nerve with you but not me.

        • Kanyade

          well good for you! and know, no nerves here are hit. trust. just asking a question; or a couple of questions, rather.

      • toyasg

        Yea thats what I’m saying. Black unwed women are the reasons why we have such a large % of black men in prison. Yall are destoying the black family.

  • lalalal

    agreed!! can someone else get a chance to shine?

    • CIELRO SUN

      Can the have the talent to….Blame the media for the TALENT they follow…not the person….Beyonce has told nobody to NOT COVER ANY OTHER TALENT. GET OVER IT.

      • cute cake

        get it ryt. its not what u think. some need the talent. others is just her body to be in front of their magazines and stuff.

  • dee

    Thank the lord…I thought it was just me that noticed it! Over the past few years her exposure has just been obnoxious. How can you get people to love you and want more of you if you don’t give them a chance to miss you in the first place? I was so happy when she got pregnant I thought “yes we can have a break” but nope we had to see her on page six of the nypost being photographed walking into her office building or out of the manicurists shop. I need a break. Please can I have a break? I personally plan to not watch the superbowl halftime show because Im just not interested anymore.

    • yeppers

      IM STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW ANY OF THIS IS A INTERNATIONAL POP SUPERSTARS FAULT…..Does media not Wait outside of peoples homes to cover pregnancies and etc. So you expect people to be prisoners so the media without their consent wont do stories on them??? Im trying to figure out how you feel a person of Beyonce caliber is supposed to jus fall off the face of the earth…please explain???? Because any media photography, even if not release by her…YOU ARE CLAIMING AS HER FAULT.

  • Very-vocal

    Ohhh please have a seat. Beyonce has real talent that’s why she gets the most recognition. Its ok to hear about Kim k everyday for being knocked but you have a problem with hearing about a record breaking artist who has worked hard to accomplish her dreams?? Beyonce is arguably one of the greatest artist of our generation and l your soimg is throwing shade. Smh . No she’s not perfect and thshe never said that she was but its not her fault that people love to talk about her. You are throwing super shade and i don’t like it. MN talks about beyonce everyday just like every other gossip site so if you have that much of a problem then you need to talk to your boss.

  • Shaybaby

    As much as I love to shade Bey I’m not hating on her hustle- I give props to her hustle but I don’t wanna hear/see/talk about her every damn day. It would be nice to see her disappear for a minute (or longer) & let somebody else get the shine.

  • http://twitter.com/TheBayarean The Bayarean

    Totally agree! No one will deny her talent or superstar capacity, but I can definitely confirm her overly saturated presence. Yea yea she’s beautifu, talented and great. Blah blah, give me a break and give her 4 seats- one for her, one for Blue Ivy, one for Jay Z and one for Jay Z’s ego. Next!

  • FromUR2UB

    I’m amused. An article about the media oversaturation of Beyonce’, has added to it. Sometimes, I think it must be tough being Beyonce’. Then, I remember that she probably doesn’t read about herself as much as the public does. She can also insulate herself from the criticism by just going about her life, or taking a nice vacation.

  • Mrs. Rodriguez

    I like her hustle. I am sure her Superbowl half time show will be the most watched in history because of the “lip-synching debacle.” More power to her.

  • YG

    Someone wrote that she’s a mega celebrity and that she can’t help the attention.. You don’t have to constantly put yourself out there to be rich and famous.. Look at Adele and Sade… Their personal lives are extremely private but yet Sade continiously sells out tours and albums and Adele has one of the best selling albums of the past decade… Goes to show you.. You can have talent and let it speak for itself…

    • DESDEMONA

      lasi checked HER name was Beyonce not SAde or Adele….and they make completely different Genres of music….Beyonce is a pop act which are generally more public acts than lounge singers. DID YOU REALLY TRY AND COMPARE BEYONCE TO SINGERS THAT ARE LONUGE SINGERS??? DO THEY EVEN DO THE SAME THINGS??? SLOW….

  • JJ18

    This has got to be the most ignorant piece of “journalism” I have ever read. It defies logic why someone would spend however many days and/or hours writing about someone who they proclaim to be tired of. It is particularly shameful that another black woman would spend even an ounce of energy essentially putting another black women down for doing her job. You should take severl seats. Not because you dared to speak negatively about Beyonce but because you think your readers are too ignorant to realize your “writing” is the epitome of what you are complaining about: keeping Beyonce’s name in your mouth for no damn reason.

    • JJ18

      *several

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

    It’s not her fault people can’t keep her name out they mouth. She’s a celebrity and she works! She’s doing her job. It’s not her fault people always not only got something to say about everything she does, but they want to post a blog and find out what everyone else has to say as well. In doing so, you’re gonna attract fans, non fans, and haters. And yes, I know the difference between someone who just does not like her music, and someone who has to post hateful comments about that woman every chance they get! Until she retires or is forced to, I don’t blame her for continuing to do her job,and taking advantage of whatever offers, or contracts that come her way.

    • YES gAWD

      As any of us would…..thank you Jessica. Seems like MN readers have more common sense than the writers. And its clear hate…..I mean really who doesnt understand BUSINESS and the way it works.

  • Black wifey

    What a dumb article!!! Your sick of her over-saturating the media but yet you write a lengthy article about her. D U M B !!!!!

  • J

    I’m confused…Bey can’t overexposed herself. The media reports if this chic changes her underwear sooooooooo…… *blank stare*

    • Sepulveda

      THANK YOU…..THE MEDIA WILL REPORT A FLY ON HER SHIRT…and this MAdame noire writer will say she put the fly there for attention. SMH. Hateful a33 people….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

      and crickets! LOL!!

  • Meyaka

    OMG u r such a 8ter, u jus mad cuz bey is killin them and killin more on er way to da bank,while u sittin here pressed, stop 8thing.

  • yeppers

    smh at the writers of these articles….This woman has a talent that she wants to share with the world and does so thru her music…Yet we are supposed to Suffer through numerous Kardashian shows/POSTS about what goes on in their crotches and nothing more….O OK. I guess people like this writer value writing about no talent groupies and reality show stars than BLACK PEOPLE actually doing something. Yes lets post on Joe Buddens latest groupie ho, since THATS WHAT WE WOULD RATHER READ ABOUT ON MADAME NOIRE. And Im sick of people blaming mega stars for getting attention…She cant have an instagram???? She cant have a twitter??? She cant go to the store with her child???? Isnt it obvious whether she wants to or not…NEWS IS GOING TO FOLLOW THIS INFORMATION???

  • DoinMe

    Yes honey! I agree. It’s time for someone else to take the reigns. She’s been going strong for a long time, with no real growth in her music, and her look is old. I find her too predictable and boring now. We need a new pop queen.

    • Chile Cheese

      Who tho??? this is more of that crabs in a barrel mentality….WHO IS SHE KEEPING DOWN BY DOING HER JOB????? you have 2 legs and a voice just like Beyonce…If you are something special talent wise then you will shine. Im trying to understand why black people in general feel Beyonce has in some way told other artists and talented people in this world to NOT GO AFTER THEIR TALENT…..IS THERE SOME INTERVIEW WHERE SHE EXPRESSED THIS….Because Bey is the first to big up other talented females she likes…Yet she is hated like she makes other people not be great….please explain how someone elses LACK OF TALENT….is her doing>>>

      • Calikush

        Gosh, u Stans is annoying, lol! @ DoinMe is right on! And it’s not crabs in a barrel where are u getting that from? Dang, everybody is not feeling Bey, and it’s nothing y’all can do to change it!

  • Pathetic Writing

    I am not a Beyonce stan, but I do like her just fine. This article is stupid and lacks reasoning. The Uncle Benny analogy did not follow through and it was not even remotely funny or clever. This post reads like a 7th grader’s poorly written essay. Stay on track and prove what you’re trying to say. If you were really over Beyonce you wouldn’t have dedicated a poorly written space waster to her honor.

  • It’sMe

    I must be hiding under a rock or something, but it’s hard for me to feel like someone is over exposed to me, especially if they have talent. So, I’m not bothered by Beyonce’ and her hard work. But I AM tired of hearing anything about Karrine, Teyona Taylor, and anyone with the last name Kardashian. Now, I might be a hater, but that’s how I feel.

    • YES gAWD

      thank you…..PEOPLE WHO ARE OVEREXPOSED GENERALLY ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER…Someone with TALENT to me and is working to showcase said talent because they are SOUGHT AFTER and its WHAT THEY DO….are not over-exposed. Im supposed to turn down a check???? PLease……

  • Guess

    She knows that someday she will be eclipsed by someone else as this is how it goes. I’m sure she is striking while the iron is hot (so to speak) and making all the moves she can make. With that said, it is how our society works, especially for women. Give them the world while they’re young, hot and in demand. Once you hit a certain age (which by the way seems to be younger each decade), you’re done!!!!!

  • TRUTH IS

    BeyStans are going to get you…lol

  • realadulttalk

    Charing…can you please name a classic by Beyonce? I can’t conceive of singing one of her songs 20 years from now.

    • mo

      Single Ladies. I am no Beyonce fan in particular (I find her odd), but that song will probably live forever. LOL. I think Beyonce is more known for being the entity that is “BEYONCE” than for her actual body of work. Like post- Supremes Diana Ross.

      • realadulttalk

        That is not a classic to me–it’s already faded into obscurity. But I get what you’re saying…she has phenomena songs…not classics.

        • mo

          For the most part I certainly agree with you.As for Single Ladies, It’s obscure now, but I feel like if someone puts that on at their wedding 10 years from now, 85% of the people there will know the words and the dance moves.

          • realadulttalk

            Got ya!! But if someone plays that at a wedding I’m at in 10 years–plan on watching the news for the crazy woman that stabbed the dj. Lol

        • mo

          For the most part I certainly agree with you.As for Single Ladies, It’s obscure now, but I feel like if someone puts that on at their wedding 10 years from now, 85% of the people there will know the words and the dance moves.

      • Michiko

        That song was just popular, but it certainly does not qualify as a classic.

        • YES gAWDs

          WHO THAT IS OUT NOW SONG IS A CLASSIC????? ILL WAIT……FEMALES…..what is a classic to you does not have to be a classic to someone else. YOu need to sit the hell down somewhere with that mess. Where u work at the CLASSICS SOCIETY OF AMERICA???

          • Guest

            So because there are no songs that are classic, means she should’nt shoot for that goal?!? And we wonder why the music industry gives us crap.

            • YES gAWD

              Well come for everybody else neck too then…and like i said…I view a few of her songs as CLASSICS to ME….You OR NO ONE ELSE ON THIS POST are the end all be all on what is a classic and what is not. thanks, management

              • Guest

                Okaaaaaaay. Calm down. A little more invested than you should be. I’ll say it slower so you don’t think I’m insulting you or anything….just because there are no classics out, doesn’t mean you as a musical artists shouldn’t make one. You made a statement…I disagreed with you. Deal with it like a lady/gentleman and move on. No need to get mad. I didn’t steal your purse. geesh.

                • Michiko

                  This ‘YES gAWD’ person seems to not be of sound mind.

          • Michiko

            Take that mess somewhere else, kiddo.

            • YES gAWD

              Oh boo…Get your life…You the one on here TELLING US WHAT A CLASSIC IS AND WHAT IS NOT. Have several seats in something that reclines, Because I know you tired of sittin up in Beyonce business.

              • Michiko

                You are a f*cking loony bin.

    • Meyaka

      “1+1″ minus the “algeba” horror could have been a classic, she has some very very icon worthy songs, but since she decided that she was going to be a sex symbol, she needs the soundtrack to match….

    • Charing Ball

      Okay, challenged accepted. This is a very provocative question, which is not easily answered. It is true, there is a difference between “classic” and “popular.” The two are not mutually exclusive. For instance, The Macarena was popular but definitely not a classic by most standards. And then there is the matter of personal favorites. I would have to say that I am partial to Beyonce’s earlier albums, in particularly half of Dangerously in Love and all of B-Day, and a couple tracks from her latest album (mainly Countdown and Party). But I will have to say that if there is one definitive Beyonce classic, it would be Irreplaceable. I think that song has what it takes to stand the test of time, mainly because it was such an anthem. It even found its way into the collective lexicon (to the left, to the left). Think Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive. I can definitely see womenfolk singing that song 20, 30 or even 40 years from now.

  • Ooh La La

    I’m really just tired of this kind of attitude toward her. I like Beyoncé. I think she’s a great performer and she put out catchy songs that do well in the mainstream. She has managed to successfully market herself in many different ways — is it overload? Maybe. But my problem is this… I feel like it reflects more on us as a people than it does her. You never hear white people telling Taylor Swift to sit down somewhere so Miley Cyrus can get some shine. You don’t hear Latinos tell Jennifer Lopez to sit somewhere so Sofia Vergara can rise to the top. I hate to call out crabs in a barrel mentality, but what else it is? Yes, Beyoncé is EVERYWHERE. But, arguably, so is Rihanna… and for much more controversial reasons than Bey. And my final point is why should Beyoncé HAVE to have a seat? Because she’s doing too well? That’s what she’s supposed to be doing… It’s her job. Do people come down to your job and tell you to take some time off because you’re outshining your co-workers? I don’t think so.

    • sense aint so common

      i agree i dont get the beyonce overload because im actually living my life off the internet and away from tv, if everybody else would step back from the media they wouldnt be so obsessed with her having a seat. oh and by the way im not even a big beyonce fan

    • JaneDoe

      I think MN get the most post from a Bey post. .Why else would they go so hard. I am not a stan but I don’t hate on her. She is working jusy like I am working on a daily. God Bless her. Let her live

      • JaneDoe

        I meant get the most hits from a Bey post

    • Michiko

      “You never hear white people telling Taylor Swift to sit down somewhere so Miley Cyrus can get some shine. You don’t hear Latinos tell Jennifer Lopez to sit somewhere so Sofia Vergara can rise to the top.”

      I think this might have something to do with the industry not allowing for there to be more than one super popular Black woman at one time. Additionally, Taylor Swift is mostly a singer, while Miley is mostly and actress. Same for Jennifer and Sofia.

      • Girl Please…

        Lies…..all of the women you just named own multiple brands and products and eveything from perfumes to clothing lines to TV shows etc…So you are telling a bold faced lie. Beyonce JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE YOU JUST NAMED…is mostly singer and has other companies THE SAME AS THEM WHITES AND LATINOS U JUST NAMED. and with the industry its not Beyonces fault theres not more than one popular black…so im confused as to why we want to kill the success of your own to help the industry keep it that way??? Whats that about????

        • Michiko

          You are right. My OPINION on what may be a reason for any of this is a lie. And then there is the fact that your comment doesn’t even make sense really.

          • girl please

            My comment doesnt make sense that you are LYING?????…O OK….I CLEARLY STATED THAT YOU DIDNT KNOW WHAT THE FK YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT TO CLAIM THAT BEYONCE IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OF THOSE WHITE ACTORS/SINGERS U JUST NAMED AND IM CONFUSING…O OK…WAINCH.

            • Michiko

              No, you did not ‘clearly’ state that I did not know what I was talking about. You stated that I was lying. I provided my opinion, and you labeled it as a lie. I did not claim that Beyonce is different from ‘THOSE WHITE ACTORS/SINGERS U JUST NAMED’.

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              My first statement was, “I think this might have something to do with the industry not allowing for there to be more than one super popular Black woman at one time.”

              Now, how in the world did you get that I was saying Beyonce is different from Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Sofia Vergara?

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              My second statement, “Additionally, Taylor Swift is mostly a singer, while Miley is mostly and actress. Same for Jennifer and Sofia” was in reference to the OP stating, “You never hear white people telling Taylor Swift to sit down somewhere so Miley Cyrus can get some shine. You don’t hear Latinos tell Jennifer Lopez to sit somewhere so Sofia Vergara can rise to the top.”

              All that meant is that it wouldn’t make sense for that to happen when they aren’t exactly going for the same job.

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              I didn’t say you were confusing. I said that your comment doesn’t make sense. Do you understand what that means? It means I understood your comment, but there was no logic behind it.

              Have you even been following the entire conversation? Do you even possess the ability to think and type a rational line of thought?

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              It is hurting my eyes to see your comments on my dash, and having to read through them. It’s probably hurting you even more to have to think so hard and still not make any sense, so do us both a favor and leave me the heck alone.

          • girl please

            My comment doesnt make sense that you are LYING?????…O OK….I CLEARLY STATED THAT YOU DIDNT KNOW WHAT THE FK YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT TO CLAIM THAT BEYONCE IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY OF THOSE WHITE ACTORS/SINGERS U JUST NAMED AND IM CONFUSING…O OK…WAINCH.

    • yeppers

      If i could like this comment 10000 time i could…I have NEVER seen a post telling TAYLOR FKN SWIFTS (with an S) with her talk singing who is all over EVERY TV winnin EVERY AWARD talkin bout her hundreds of boyfriends in EVERY SONG…to go sit down…..SMH at black people. White people seem to understand that more than one person can get money and attention WHICH IS WHY THEY HAVE IT…but blacks seems to think that one person at the top is seemingly holding another down. I havent seen Beyonce shade or put a gun to anyone head regarding her stardom or staying there. and my friends that have worked with her as dancers says she is amazing and the sweetest person you could EVER MEET. So really where does the hate for her building a brand for her family and life come from…..Did she ask you to watch??? Black people need to get over it. there is enough room for everyone to shine. Now if you dont HAVE THE TALENT…then thats you. But to hate someone who does is sick.

      • Sunny

        If I could like YOUR comment 10,000 times I would. Articles like this happen when it’s a slow week in celeb gossip. The one time one of MN’s articles is fewer than 10 pages on it’s on some dumb ish.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

      so right!! how would they feel if someone came on their job and told them, “slow down so your co-workers can catch up!”? if you’re good, you’re good. that’s like an Einstein dumbing themselves down, so those of us who are vnot as smart won’t feel left out, lol!

    • mac

      this is by far the most eloquent comment I’ve read on the matter.

      Ironically these people are supposed to be the professional writers.

      Kudos for your wisdom and good sense.

  • Janae

    I’m confused. She hasn’t released an album since 2011 and she barely did anything in 2012 because of Blue Ivy. I will admit that whenever she does decide to come back from her breaks, she’s all over the media, but that’s usually because blogs cover her every move. They make stories out of her Instagram photos and tumblr posts. She’s only doing her job folks.

    • Sunny

      Thank you. You said everything I was about to say. Why don’t you post an article about the Kardashians needing to have a seat? At least Bey actually does something.

      • Janae

        My point exactly. most of the time she’s in the news because of something work related. She’s not on drugs, caught up on bad relationships, beefing on twitter, fighting other people, or doing anything that half of these celebrities are famous for. I don’t get the slander. If you don’t like her, fine. I’ll admit I don’t care for Rihanna, but I’m not a hater so I won’t slander her name. i understand that She’s doing what works for her. *shrug*

        • Michiko

          You probably wouldn’t be slandering her name if you did have a negative opinion about her, because I doubt anything anyone says here would ruin the reputation of any celebrity.

      • guest

        Because this is a black women’s blog and we are talking about a black woman, Beyonce….stay focused!

    • Guest360

      But that’s the point. She hasn’t released an album in a bit yet she’s everywhere! She’s on the cover of magazines, doing interviews, the superbowl, inauguration, instagram, entertainment news programs, websites. The coverage of her is damn near endless. And that “break” you’re talking about, wasn’t much of a break. She was releasing new music and videos well into her pregnancy, took 6 weeks off to have the kid and lose the weight, and was back at Vogue’s gala in a tight dress showing off her post baby bod lol. Yes she is doing her job and she does it well but there is such a thing as oversaturation and Beyonce passed it a long time ago.

      • yeppers

        But like you said she is DOING HER JOB….and is paid to do so. She has a business to run and people who are paid from her working…I think some of you dont understand how big of a product some of these artists become…They have money, but their companies require work and face time to sell products to continue to thrive….some of yall act real slow.

        • Guest360

          Like I said, there is a thing called oversaturation and she’s passed that point. She can still work but she doesn’t need to be everywhere doing everything just to stay business. Did she really need to do a documentary? The Superbowl right after the Inauguration? Develop an 100 million dollar deal with Pepsi? GQ? And currently in the works to being a spokesperson for a fashion line? I mean come on. Sit down. Enjoy your life. And more importantly give people a chance to enjoy your work before you jump head force into another venture. Give people a chance to miss you lol.

          • yeppers

            But her life is her work and she enjoys it as does her fans…..Can she help that this life garners millions and is sought after at different venues??? Since when was it wrong to be blessed and successful??? This woman lives her life and gives her fans her music. are you her doctor or confidant to know this isnt what she wants….at the end of the day its HER CHOICE to continue working which works for HER family dynamic. she aint takin food outa NOBODY MOUTH…by working for who asked her to. People need to stop feeling slighted by other peoples success. Her FANS dont need to miss her….

          • emme

            not only did she need to do a documentary (because no one else would pick it up) but she had to do it because over the past few years the same question keeps coming up…who is this chick really? In her own words who is she? I doubt we will learn anything new about who she is from that doc….with all of the media and oversaturation she never seems to come across as authentic and human. No one is perfect and that’s what her media machine makes her out to be. I was a major fan up until Dreamgirls when she was consistently presented and placed into position to win an oscar for that 10 min role she played in the movie. At that point I was done.

          • Calikush

            Thank u, these stans don’t see it! It’s cray cray! In my honest opinion all that stuff she’s doing is in desperation to stay relevant! Every celebrities have they shine at some point, and hers is starting to fade! U can’t be on top forever! It’s like she’s doing all this stuff to tell her fans…..”hey don’t forget about me”! Hey people can call me a hater, I don’t care because I’m gonna still feel the way I feel! Watch the crazed Stan call me a hater in 5,4,3,2,1…..

          • Whatever, Girl

            Bey usually goes two years between albums. Where is all this “shouldn’t she go sit the hell down” stuff when Rihanna puts one out EVERY year?

            • Guest360

              Does she not do other things in between albums such as a documentary, singing for the POTUS/FLOTUS, the inauguration, the superbowl, GQ, fashion line, pepsi, and now her instagram photos? That’s my point lol. It’s not about when she does an album when her breaks in between them are filled with other things meant to keep her in the spotlight. And Rihanna is oversaturated too which is why she chooses to post scandalous photos of her and CB to keep the attention on her.

              • mac

                So the problem is even when she’s not recording, she stays busy? Work ethic? What a horrible quality!

          • Drew Smith

            Guest360, you are absolutely stupid. How many fools can you name who “took time off” and never got a chance to get back on??? That’s not the way it works. You have to strike while the iron is hot. And, if it keeps getting hot, you keep striking. What’s your issue? Give people time to miss you? Heffa, please. That’s more like, “Give people time to get over and forget you.” Nah. Get it, Beyoncè. Then, get it again. And, again. And, again. Then, repeat (Lord willin’).

            • Guest360

              Wow….I’m stupid for voicing MY opinion about the oversaturation of Beyonce “I can’t take a break for fear people will forget about me” Knowles. Very interesting indeed. Word of advice, if you can’t come to me and debate my opinions without INSULTING my intelligence, I’d suggest you not respond to me at all. Save the both of us time.

              • Drew Smith

                No, you’re not stupid for voicing your opinion — you’re stupid because your opinion is stupid, and you lacked the wherewithal to know you should keep it to yourself. And, I have no problem debating, but you when you start writing things like “INSULTING my intelligence” when it’s obvious none exists, it’s impossible to debate. Take some time off from stupidity.

          • mac

            Lmao let me get this straight. It’s her fault that the media runs stories about her, private as she is. And she should turn down endorsement deals and magazine covers to “give people a chance to miss her”. In an industry where maintaining relevancy is one of your main goals. Do y’all listen to yourselves?

            • Guest360

              Never said it was her fault. But it is her fault that she’s choosing venture after venture after venture and essentially causing people to get tired of her presence. No one is forcing her to do GQ, to do the Inauguration and Superbowl within 2 weeks of each other, to do a documentary, to tour, to do interviews, to be a spokesperson for several different lines, release pictures of her kid from the back on the regular, and do it all at the same exact time. If her talent is not enough to keep her relevant, than surely you don’t think releasing near naked pics of herself would do anything as far as longevity goes, do you? But of course Beyonce Stans don’t understand that. Whatever, I feel how I feel and you can’t change it. *Kanyeshrug*

  • kdjiggy@yahoo.com

    YES. PERIOD.

  • tiffanysince1987

    Well written article!

  • Michiko

    Along with her sitting down somewhere, this website and others can stop making 100 posts each month about her.

    • Nope

      Pretty much. The irony. She’s the most hated on celebrity (almost entirely by women) in the history of life.

      • yeppers

        EXACTLY…and it seems that someone who writes for MN definitely has a bone to pick…HOw do you blame a megastar for getting attention???? Isnt that what comes with being a celebrity….Should she lock herself in her house to not get what you call media attention?? Even then, SHE IS BEYONCE, when she comes back the over saturation will be the same. Jealousy is so ugly….get that fixed. This witch wrote a novel on Beyonce getting attention. Some people CANT fade into obscurity because of who they are….it just doesnt really happen for some huge celebrities…and she is young… WHY SHOULD SHE.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438551270 Jessica Lucinda Williams

        yep!!

      • Suchalady

        I don’t think this is completely true but her stans made it this way. The more they worship her (sickly), the more people find it disgusting and dislike her.

        • Get a life

          I didnt know being a FAN of someone was WORSHIPPING THEM…But oh ok. SO because I dont come on post saying hateful things about an artist about their PERSONAL LIFE…IM A WORSHIPPER??? O OK…..

          • Michiko

            She didn’t say that being a fan of someone means they are worshiping her/him. A ‘stan’ is an overzealous fan.

        • Get a life

          I didnt know being a FAN of someone was WORSHIPPING THEM…But oh ok. SO because I dont come on post saying hateful things about an artist about their PERSONAL LIFE…IM A WORSHIPPER??? O OK…..

    • Janae

      This is the exact point I just made. I absolutely love Bey but do we really need an entire blog post dedicated to a photo of her walking down the street?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.edia Jenn E. Penny

      I agree, the media oversaturates Bey, now I will say, the woman did try to take a break and be pregnant but of course you guys chronicled her entire 9 months down to a T. Thats what annoys me, that and her fans, the cult like defensive following that goes along with Bey is almost scary, the woman can do no wrong. For ex: Kelly Clarkson AND the Brooklyn Tabernacle sang their song in those SAME conditions Bey *sang along to the backtrack* to, oh but when Bey does it, the weather must be factor? I’m a big Bey fan, but as a TRUE fan I can say when shes messed up, her not singing live was her MESSING UP, but the excuses you guys served for Mama Blue was endless! I mean geez, ya’ll called her amazing, she slayed etc. but the people who actually sang live didnt even get a nod. I have nothing against Bey, I def respect her as a talented artist but the media and her fans are something else

      • Tjizzle

        Jenn…..you took the words right out of my mouth. Great way to put it.

      • Calikush

        Totally agree with u, I was just reading the comments on this post and of course they are sensitive Bey Stans that are getting offended with this article! I think she can sit down sometimes but I think Bey and her machine are the ones that obsessed with the attention! I don’t think she took time off to have her baby because the whole time HER pap crew followed her around snapping pics with her doing this or that! I think we’ve been forced fed Beythirstay so much that some people are stuffed and don’t want anymore for a while, it’s like a meal u been eating for weeks! Lol! The Stans need to understand that not everybody is a Beyonce lover, including me……. Don’t hate her, I don’t hate anyone but I know when I had enough, and I had enough! And if I feel like putting my 2 cents in about a post about her I should be able to without a crazed stan asking me why I clicked on a post! It’s a blog….. They can get over it!

        • CDOS

          you have ears and a hand to TURN OFF THE TV, RADIO, AND HER SONGS….until you ready to hear them again. You asking for someone to turn down checks and appearances because you dont like them is ignorance. Dont go to your job tomorrow, cus im tired of seeing you there…SOUND ABOUT RIGHT???? Everyone has artist and people they dont care for….Me personally I cant stand to listen to Ashanti, and i will turn the radio and channel EVERY TIME.

          • Michiko

            “You asking for someone to turn down checks and appearances because you dont like them is ignorance.”

            That isn’t what ignorance is. Her suggestion is more of a not so sound idea.

    • IllyPhilly

      Yes! Damn, say it again in four more languages.

    • MLS2698

      OOOOOh, you dun did it now! Dey comin’ for you.

      • Kenedy

        Haha, you know im afraid to say anything anymore about her because im afraid her stans are lurking in.the shadows & they know where i live at…the other i day i commented on a post about her, & i didn’t even say anything bad about her…all i said was that maybe she feels the need to open about her private life & let people in..because at the end of the day, its a strategic move, its a marketing ploy….wouldn’t you know that a stan came at me with a dagger…yelling at me in ALL CAPS…lol, i’ll let other people say what im thinking then, cause im obviously not the only one that feels the way i do…i feel like im being watched right now…

        • Michiko

          You probably are. There are a few loony bins going up and down this thread right now ‘yelling’ at people for having an opinion about Beyonce that they do not like.

        • MLS2698

          Yeah, you were being watched. Lol

      • Michiko

        No worries.

        • MLS2698

          You sure?

          • Michiko

            Yes, I am sure. I only had to deal with one loony bin.