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Fresher Than You: Beyoncé Acts A Full Fool In New 7/11 Dance Video

November 21st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Beyoncé Acts A Full Fool In New 7/11 Dance Video

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It’s not everyday that we see Beyoncé let her guard down. Most of the times we see her stepping out in the street clothes fresh, face beat, hair laid. But in promotion of one of her new singles “7/11,” featured on the deluxe edition of her latest self titled album, the superstar clowned in her hotel room, balcony and bathroom dancing, with her background dancers to the single.

And the result is fun…and hilarious. Home girl clowns!

Check out the video of her dancing and moving about below.

P.S. Blue Ivy makes an appearance…see if you can spot her.

“So Proud You Took The High Road”: Beyoncé’s New Song “Ring Off” About Tina Leaving Mathew Knowles, Finding Love Again

November 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After all the years of cheating and paternity drama, I think a lot of people always wondered what Beyoncé and Solange’s thoughts have been of their father, Mathew Knowles, when it comes to how he’s lived in the spotlight and his treatment of their mother, Tina Knowles. It’s clear that they’re not as close with him as they used to be, what with Beyoncé firing him as her manager, and Mathew not being present for (or possibly even invited to) Solange’s wedding. Well, Beyoncé is finally sharing some of her thoughts in her new song, “Ring Off.”

We told you about the snippet that came out earlier in the week, and some people thought that it was some sort of jab at Jay Z (that would be too easy), but now that the full track has come out, we find out that it is indeed about Mama Tina. In the song, Beyoncé celebrates her mother’s strength for knowing when to leave. She also applauds her mother for being open and able to find love again (with her beau, actor Richard Lawson). There are no jabs at her “father,” but just pure admiration for her mom, who is absolutely slaying these days: “Dust yourself off and you love again/You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine/Like it’s my time, you took that ring off.”

And at the end of the song, parts of Tina’s speech from the International Women & Money Leadership luncheon play: “If you’re going through it just know it’s called ‘going through it.’ You’re not gonna get stuck there, you’re not gonna die. You’re gonna survive.”

Check out the track for yourself, and the lyrics below:

Mama, I understand your many sleepless nights
When you sit and you think about Father
Or how you tried to be the perfect wife

You used to dress and fix your hair
Then you smiled through your tears
In the mirror you would stare
And say a prayer
Like “I wish he said I’m beautiful
I wish it didn’t hurt at all
I don’t know how I got here
I was once the one who had his heart”

Until you had enough then you took that ring off
You took that ring off
So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying
Took that ring off
Oh, now the fun begins
Dust yourself off and you love again
You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine
Like it’s my time, you took that ring off
Mama (so sexy), you live and learn, that’s just the way life goes
(Uh, you a killer, you a killer, killer)
Always know that you’ve got a daughter
That’s so, so proud you took the high road
(You a killer, so sexy)

You used to dress and fix your hair
Then you smiled through your tears
In the mirror you would stare
And say a prayer
Like “I wish he said I’m beautiful
I wish it didn’t hurt at all
I don’t know how I got here
I was once the one who had his heart”

Until you had enough then you took that ring off
You took that ring off
So tired of the lies and trying, fighting, crying
Took that ring off
Oh, now the fun begins
Dust yourself off and you love again
You found a new man now you shine and you’re fine
Like it’s my time, you took that ring off

After all your tears
After all that pain’s all clear
Mama, after all them years
We can start all over again
Mama, and now it all makes sense
Letting go is never the end
Mama, we can love again
This is where freedom begins

Mama, so put your love on top
You gon’ shine and put your love on top
It’s your time to put your love on top
Everybody put your love on top
Aye, love on top
Aye, love on top
It’s your time to put your love on top
Girl you so fine, put your love on top

If you’re going through it just know it’s called “going through it”
You’re not gonna get stuck there, you’re not gonna die
You’re gonna survive

Check Out Previews Of Beyoncé’s Turn-Up Worthy New Song, “7/11″ And Revealing “Ring Off”

November 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Parkwood addresses phony Beyoncé track list: "It's exciting to know people are so excited."

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Whether you’re a low-key Beyoncé lover, or a card-carrying member of the Beyhive ready to curse out detractors on sight, I’m sure you are excited about the Platinum edition of her album coming out next Monday. Well, in case you’re one of those people who likes to test drive stuff before they buy it, you’ll be happy to know that snippets of the new songs from the album, “7/11″ and “Ring Off,” have found their way online.

In the preview of “7/11,” Beyoncé gets auto-tune ratch, telling listeners to “smack that, clap, clap, clap, like you don’t care.” Clearly the song is meant to be a turn-up worthy jam for the clubs and the cars, and we’re sure the full thing will satisfy fans.

 

 

As for “Ring Off,” Bey pulls an “Irreplaceable” on us, telling her lover over a dope beat that she’s not having anymore lies and tears. Nope, she’s taking that ring off,  dusting herself off and getting back to happy. I guess this is the sequel to “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” when things don’t turn out as planned.

 

 

All in all, both songs sound pretty good so far. If you’re interested in hearing the full things, you can pick up the Beyoncé Platinum edition, with its two CDs and DVDs on Monday. The album will also feature remixes of songs from the original Beyoncé album (with help from Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and hubby Jay Z), and songs done live during the Mrs. Carter World Tour.

What are we thinking so far?

Beyoncé Gets Her Own Jeopardy Category, And It’s So Easy, Non-Beyhive Members Could Win

November 12th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You know you’re ‘kind of like a big deal’ when game shows don’t just devote a question to you, but an entire category with a total of five questions worth $3,000. The category was part of Jeopardy’s Tournament of Champions, which is for the best of the best when it comes to the game show’s winners.

Called “& Beyonce,” questions were about the singer’s family, her music, her film work and more, and I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow when Alex Trebek referred to the star as “Bey.” But all in all, the questions were so easy that even a person who isn’t a Beyoncé fan could get them all right and walk home with $3,000 to pay off some bills and buy something nice for themselves (because Lord knows those other categories can be impossible to figure out…). Check the questions out for yourself and let us know if you’re able to go 5/5.

 

Who Is Solange’s Fiancé? 12 Popular Music Videos You Didn’t Know Were Directed By Alan Ferguson

November 11th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We all heard yesterday that 28-year-old Solange Knowles is all set to marry music video director Alan Ferguson, 51, this weekend. And while we know that the two make a very charming couple, what else do we know about him? Well, I do know that he’s a pretty accomplished director, and he has worked behind the camera for many, many years. In fact, he’s actually behind some of our favorite videos over the years…

 

“Who You Wit” by Jay Z

“Who You Wit” was a song put out for the soundtrack of the 1997 film Sprung. While the video featured clips of the film (and a cameo by Joe Torry), Ferguson mostly shot Jigga man as he partook in a “Playa of the Year” contest, which he won of course. It had a very The Mack feel, which is why so many people enjoyed the visuals.

“I’ve Always Dreamt Of Our Little Ones Growing Up Together” Beyoncé And Solange Congratulate Kelly On The Birth Of Her Son

November 6th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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As you know, Kelly Rowland gave birth to her son Titan Jewell Witherspoon on Tuesday, November 4 at 1:30 pm of this week. Judging by the fact that both Beyoncé and Solange were there, we can assume that she gave birth in New York. Particularly since Beyoncé appeared at a TopShop event later on, in the city. Solange was so moved by the experience that she posted this very moving message on Instagram.

See what Beyoncé said and the first little picture of Titan on the next page.

[Photos] Blue Ivy Steps Out Rocking A Curly Fro

November 6th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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She’s months shy of turning three, and we still can’t get enough of Blue Ivy! The adorable tot was spotted in New York City with her famous mom, Beyoncé, on Tuesday. She rocked an adorable curly fro, a leather biker jacket and the cutest little tu-tu skirt.

The mommy-daughter duo were photographed together just hours before Bey attended the TopShop Topman Dinner Celebration to acknowledge the opening of TopShop’s New York City flagship store. Tuesday was also a pretty exciting day for Blue’s “auntie” Kelly Rowland, who gave birth to baby boy Titan Jewell Witherspoon.

We cannot wait for photos of Blue interacting with her new cousin; however, that probably won’t be for a while. But in the meantime, enjoy these photos of Blue in her all black ensemble.

 

An adorable Blue Ivy steps out rocking a curly fro, leather biker jacket and tu-tu skirt.

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Parkwood Addresses Phony Beyoncé Track List: “It’s Exciting To Know That People Are Excited”

November 6th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While new music from Beyoncé will definitely be coming by way of the four-disc Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set, Parkwood Entertainment has decided to directly address rumors regarding the release of Beyoncé—Self Titled—Volume Two, which was supposed to contain 10 new songs. As you may recall, rumors about the Volume Two release began circulating after an image of a purported release confirmation began circulating on social media. Parkwood Entertainment’s general manager Anne Callahan-Longo; however, says that it was completely bogus.

“It’s completely made up,” she told Billboard. “After all the hubbub this weekend, we kind of said, ‘Well, let’s just put it out and say what it is.’ It’s funny, I got a bunch of calls over the weekend and I would say, ‘It’s exciting to know people are excited.’ Even if they’re reporting it wrong, and that people would take their time to go and create a fake one-sheet — right down to using a Columbia logo on it. I would love to know who did it. They clearly knew what a line sheet used to look like – they don’t look like that anymore.”

Although rumors have got to be one of the more frustrating aspects of working on the industry, Anne seemed pretty amused by the lengths that the fan went to in order to create this very realistic looking line sheet. The person went as far as to do ASCAP research. “Cherry” and “Donk,” two of the songs included on the phony list, are actually registered to Bey on the ASCAP website. The other 8 songs; however, came directly from the person’s imagination.

”You could never have imagined their creativity. So seeing some of those [song] names, that was so fun and exciting.”

So yeah, it will be a while before we get a full album from Bey, but we’re still here for this box set.

Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise.

Caption This Video Of Beyoncé And Jay Z Having An Intense Conversation Courtside At A Brooklyn Nets Game

November 5th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So, about this video…

I was picking around the Internet when I stumbled upon a story about Beyoncé that I found quite strange, and then noticed it in a few more places. While kicking it courtside with her husband at a Brooklyn Nets game on Monday, the singer can be seen talking to Jay Z on and off, and when she isn’t, she spends her time rocking from side to side. It’s hard to tell if she was doing this rocking to your usual basketball arena noises (i.e., “DEFENSE! DEFENSE!”), if there was a tune in her head she couldn’t get out, or if, like me, she’s just one of those people who rocks when they’re deep in thought. I didn’t think much about the video after watching it one good time.

But according to other publications and people commenting, what I allegedly missed is that she is losing her mind, and the video is proof of that. The pressure of being perfect in the critical public eye had gotten the best of her. Or better yet, she was drunk. No! She’s so dazed and confused because she’s high! Weed, “rohypnol IV drip,” you name it…

Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and call such theories a major reach.

What do you see?

She Made How Much?! Bey Named Top-Earning Woman In The Music Biz

November 5th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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It’s likely no surprise to you that Beyonce has been named the top-earning woman in the music business for 2014, according to Forbes’ annual list, but you may be blown away by how much she earned.

In 2013 Forbes noted that Bey was having one of her best years in recent memory, raking in $53 million, but she H-town stomped all over that number this year, bringing in $115 million in 2014 (which isn’t over yet by the way), making this the biggest year of her career. I’m going to add a “So far” to the end of that sentence since Yonce stays one-upping herself.

Beyonce can credit touring for the bulk of her cash flow. This year she played 95 shows on the Mrs. Carter and On The Run tours and brought in about $2.4 million per city according to Pollstar’s calculations. Add endorsement deals from Pepsi and H&M and that surprise album everyone lost their minds over and there you have it. Since we just found out Bey is slated to release new music this year, it’s not a stretch to think if she goes on tour again in 2015 she could even top this year’s mega earnings. What do you think?

The top five female earners on Forbes list this year are:

  • Beyonce – $115 million
  • Taylor Swift – $64 million
  • Pink – $52 million
  • Rihanna $48 million
  • Katy Perry $40 million

Get it ladies!