Beyonce Bowl, Illiterate Hood Possum, & Other Memorable Super Bowl Moments

February 4, 2013 ‐ By

You watched the game, the half time show and you already know Madame Noire was on Twitter and Instagram the whole time watching for shade and documenting the whole thing. Check out some of our best moments.

Jennifer Hudson sings “America The Beautiful” with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary

Starting off the night on a great note, Jennifer Hudson sang “America The Beautiful” with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. Personally, America The Beautiful has always meant more to me than the National Anthem because there’s more room to play around and the lyrics are much more beautiful. Jennifer hit all the right notes and looked incredible doing it, in her black leather top and white pencil skirt, complete with black buttons. It was also nice to see the children of Sandy Hook singing behind her, swaying in time. Great performance.

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  • The Janet Jackson meme and ALLLLLLLLLLLLL the Keyshia Cole slander on Twitter had me in TEARS on Sunday!! I was absolutely NOTHING on all of it!!! LMAOOOOOO!!!! Oh, and Bey shut it DOWN!!! Sure, she may have performed all old songs, but you can NOT deny that woman puts on a great show every time! & SO glad the Ravens won!! Just mad I didn’t put no money on the game like I started to!!

  • scandalous7

    Black women were doin the damn thang last nigh!!!!…..but then I have never seen the blogs hatin sooo much…comments like:
    “why Alicia sing the national anthem like that”
    “sing the way it was supposed to be sung”,
    “I hate how black people wale through every song”….or…
    “Why did Jhud hog all the spotlight from those sandy hook kids” or
    “This is a family show, why is Beyonce girating”
    “The only thing missing from beyonce’s performance is a pole”
    “This was the worst half time show of all time”
    “bring Paul Mccarthy and ZZ top back”
    “The lights should have went out during the half time performance”
    … pretty sure these comments were from white people… its the difference in our cultures I guess, but caint nobody say Beyonce didnt shut that shyt down (literally). Otherwise , its hate.

  • mac

    I just rewatched the halftime performance and it was better than I initially thought. Goosebumps! She’s always into her performances, but she just left everything on the stage. And that look in her eyes! As Mr. Carter would say, “Mami in the zone, I ain’t talkin bout the 2-3!”


  • thatonegirl

    Just being able to see african-american women represent was my favorite moment.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    That 49ers player expression of “Man what the fu#k man!” and Michelle’s mike being turned off in addition to her stiff grandma dancing, were the highlight of this article. Let’s not forget how quickly she and Kelly went from being a trio, to background dancers, to dismissed. . .

  • SheBe

    That poormichelle dot com tumblr acct my sister in law put me on was hilarious. I loved the halftime show. The calls in the end were terrible. I didn’t care who won but the refs should’ve got told like the dude who was relaying info about the lights did. The “lights out” tweets were funny. I think the 49ers had someone Olivia Pope that joint but that’s me (Kaepernick to Olivia: “Olivia bae we got a problem” “I’m on it Kaep.”). The commercials were lacking except for the Taco Bell one (I wanna be like that when I grow up Ma!) and maybe a couple of others. I may or may not have shed a tear for the Budwieser Clydesdale commercial though. I am happy for Ray (in spite of his past which is where it should stay). The eye candy was good and plenty including the CK commercial. Now I’m in that DAMN I messed up my diet grumpy mood today and I’m sure toilets and sewer systems everywhere are on the verge of collapse. Good talk.

    • Losh

      I have to cosign for the Clydesdale commercial! I had to check myself for sitting up looking like an emotional wreck with my Doritos! That and the Doge RAM commercial about farmers.


    My favorite moment was when the Ravens won.

  • mac

    That hug between Bey & Jay just epitomizes a supportive, loving relationship. They’re disgustingly adorable.

    Other notes. I’m glad the game ended up being competitive at least instead of the massacre it was turning out to be. Good for Ray that ended his career with a ‘ship. Sorry for Kaep, but I have a feeling he has plenty of title runs in his future. I’m disappointed by the missed calls by the refs, but this isn’t really the site to get into football talk, so moving on….

    No shade but I don’t see this Kelly Rowland thickness everyone keeps talking about. She still looked like her normal size 0-2 self to me. I don’t know man…lol

    Lastly, the Taco Bell commercial was everything.

    • SheBe

      COSIGN everything you just said. I did notice, however, the weight gain on Kelly. She wears it very well. It’s seen more in the side shots when she was trying to do the Single Ladies dance.

      • mac

        I re-watched and I see it a liiiittle bit now lol

    • Trisha_B

      I was thinking the same about Kelly. She did put on a lil weight & she looks good, but this whole “thick” thing people on I just don’t see it. Her & Rihanna look about the same size, same shape (only difference is Kelly got a boob job) but people always saying Rihanna don’t have a shape, she got no thickness. But her Kelly look the same lol

  • York

    The superbowl was great and Beyonce’s performance was decent…

    But I couldn’t tell if I was watching Beyonce or momma Tina. She just looked a bit too hard and 50-ish for me. I know they say having a girl will steal your beauty but I figured she had about 10 more years in her lol

    • ashley79

      I agree, she was dancing so hard that she couldn’t sing the songs. My mom asked, if she was going to sing any of the vocals or just do runs and make noises. I wished that she had sung more then dance and do the model walk.
      I’d rather seen Destiny’s Child perform the halftime show if she was going to dance that hard. That why she can have time to catch her breath and sing the lyrics to the song.

    • mac

      I certainly hope I’m that bad at 50.

  • Nikkita Michelle

    Keyshia needs to stop. It honestly sounded like during Single Ladies that the girl’s mics weren’t at the correct volume. Huge difference between their’s and Beyonce’s.

  • Faith

    I want to put a shout out for Jacoby Jones 109 yards touch from a kick off. And this young man is a product of an HBCU!!!!!!!!! Lane College. Huge ups for other HBCU in the Ravens camp, Adrain Hamiliton Praire View A& M, and Ramon Harewood for Morehouse!!!!!!!!!!!!! HBCUs represents!

  • tina

    Jennifer was my favorite.

  • guest510

    -I soooo wanted the Niners to win (Bay Area pride) but they fought a good fight.
    -Beyonce shut it down as usual
    -Kelly and those thighs…oooh Chile she better work!
    -Keyshia Cole…the nerve of her! She hasn’t held a note in her life and she wants to talk bad about Michelle?! I’m no fan of Michelle’s voice but she gets a lot more work than Keyshia Does. That stank attitude is the reason her albums don’t sell and she will NEVER perform at a super bowl. Ever! She has the worst stage presence and screams her way through every song. She better humble herself before its too late. Should she be reminded that she didn’t even headline The House of Soul concert in her own home town?!

    • York

      On the Keyshia Cole note, I find myself disliking her more and more every time she puts out a single! For someone with a loving husband and beautiful child, you would think she would stop promoting the same “you effed up and i’m moving on” ghetto anthem! It’s like she refuses to grow up!

      • guest510

        I agree. she’s using the same formula that worked in the beginning of her career. she needs to work on her vocals and let go of the ghetto anthems. Even Mary J got tired of crying LOL

      • Ce1999

        Yes! Whenever I hear “Trust and Believe” I change the station. I can’t with all the wailing. Ugh.

  • tina

    Lip sync talk chit sing live talk chit, you can’t win for losing.

  • rzakia

    I’m a huge football fan but I was most excited about the halftime show. Beyonce killed it. She shut everyone down who questioned her singing/performance skills. Kelly was awesome and looked so pretty. Made me wonder why she can’t be given better songs so she can actually blossom as a singer. The game was great after the lights came back on. The touchdown dance is actually a tribute to Ray Lewis. That’s his normal dance. Didn’t watch very many of the commercials so I can’t say anything about them.

  • Kitsy

    Poor Michelle Williams! That girl just can’t catch a break.

  • She Speaks

    Yesssssss @ “the power behind that thrust though”