All Articles Tagged "beyonce"

Want To Be More Popular Online? Celebrity Takeaways For Building Your Social Media Following

March 25th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
Share to Twitter Email This
Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Whether you’re looking to clean up your personal brand or are interested in starting one up for your small business, it’s important to think about what it is you allow the world to see. These days what you put out is hard to take back should you want to change your mind. Here are some takeaways and tips from celebrities on how to build up your social media.

There’s An Unreleased Beyoncé Album Sitting In The Vault, According To The-Dream

March 23rd, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Share to Twitter Email This
AKM-GSI

AKM-GSI

We have good and bad news for the BeyHive. The good news is that there’s an unreleased Beyoncé album containing 20 tracks in the vault. The bad news is that we have no idea when it will be released—if it ever gets released at all.

News of the secret album, which was recorded just prior to Bey’s 2011 album, 4, was revealed by producer Terius “The-Dream” Nash. According to the hit-maker, all 20 tracks were inspired by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti.

“We did a whole Fela album that didn’t go up,” the producer explained in a Genius.com annotation last week. “We did a whole different sounding thing, about twenty songs. She said she wanted to do something that sounds like Fela. That’s why there’s so much of that sound in the ‘End of Time.’”

Nash, who is responsible for hits like “Single Ladies” and “Run the World,” said that it’s not uncommon for artists like Beyoncé to record multiple bodies of work at one time.

“There’s always multiple albums being made. Most of the time we’re just being creative, period. We’re talking about B, somebody who sings all day long and somebody who writes all day long.”

He concluded by saying that there are probably even more records than the aforementioned 20 that have yet to be released.

“There’s probably a hundred records just sitting around,” he said.

Does this sound like a body of work that you’d like to hear?

Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise

Giuseppe Zanotti Announces Collaboration With Beyoncé

March 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Share to Twitter Email This
Shutterstock

Shutterstock

If you can’t count on anything else, you can count on the fact that Queen Bey is always up to something. The sassy superstar is just weeks away from the release of her latest project. Giuseppe Zanotti recently announced that he and Beyoncé have been collaborating on a special shoe design.

“I’m doing a shoe with Beyoncé right now,” Zanotti told Forbes.

According to the designer, Bey was very clear about her likes and dislikes during the creative process.

“Beyoncé has very clear ideas – she knows exactly what she wants,” Zanotti went on to say. “The thing which she then also has over other celebrities, is that she has an amazing voice. She’s incredibly talented and she’s an amazing dancer – she’s complete. Few are like Beyoncé.”

To be clear, the two aren’t collaborating on an actual shoe line, although it seems that this could be a possibility in the future. They’re just releasing one shoe for now, which has been described as an “ultra thick stiletto platform.”

The Bey Hive won’t have to wait long to see what these two have been cooking up, as Zanotti says the shoe will be released within the next week or so.

“I’m working on finalizing the shoe with her stylist right now. And Beyoncé will then say what she likes and what she doesn’t like. It will be one shoe only,” he confirmed.

He anticipates that the shoe will leave the singer’s loyal fans thirsting for more. Since the Queen can do no wrong, we’re expecting a pretty similar response.

Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise

Parents At Blue Ivy’s New Preschool Pissed At Beyoncé & Jay Z

March 13th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
Share to Twitter Email This

 

Splash

Splash

When you’re the child of two of the biggest stars in the world, it only makes sense that your parents wouldn’t want to take any chances when it comes to your safety. Such is the case with Blue Ivy, who still gets carried by her parents when they move about in public, and who was the reason her grandmother, Tina Knowles, had to check paparazzi for trying to film and photograph her earlier this week. While Bey & Jay have chosen to live in the spotlight, they want Blue to have a normal upbringing, but they also want her to be safe. That’s exactly why the 3-year-old goes to her new preschool escorted by three bodyguards and two cars that ensure she gets in and out safely.

But all of this precaution has become something of a hassle and created a backup in traffic for other parents. According to an alleged source from the West Hollywood school who spoke to InTouch Weekly, they’re not happy about it.

“A security motorcade drops her off and picks her up from school. There are two cars and three bodyguards!

Beyoncé and Jay Z have made things a huge hassle. Other celebrity kids get dropped of by one driver, not an entire staff.”

The source went on to say that parents have called it “tacky and over-the-top” considering that quite a few celebrity children attend the elite school, but their moves don’t create such a scene.

According to the source, comedian Will Ferrell’s youngest son attends the school, but he “usually drops off and picks up his kid himself.”

But considering how big Beyoncé and Jay Z are, trying to take Blue to school each day on their own could bring about the paparazzi, which could bring even more confusion to the school. I’m sure these parents don’t want that.

At the end of the day, if this is a school full of celebrity kids, I’m not really sure why such precautions would upset people so much, but then again, folks always find a reason to take issue with these two. Either way though, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Beyoncé’s Backup Singer Battling Esophageal Cancer

March 12th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Share to Twitter Email This
Instagram

Instagram

Singer Tiffany Monique Riddick, who is one third of Beyoncé’s amazing trio of background vocalists The Mamas, has been diagnosed with early-stage esophageal cancer. Bey recently took to her website to send well wishes to Tiffany, who has been a part of her dedicated team since 2007.

“We love you Tiffany. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Love
Beyoncé”

According to Tiffany’s website, she was diagnosed in January. The tumor on her esophagus was first discovered after she’d experienced a period of gastrointestinal issues.

“After over a year of ignoring signs, added complications landed me into the gastroenterologist’s office. An endoscopy that he performed (looking for the gallbladder) revealed that I had a tumor in my esophagus,” she explained. “In January 2015, after more ultrasounds, CT Scans, PET/CT scans and ‘oscopies’ than I could count – as well as months of consulting with a collection of over 20 physicians including gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, medical and surgical oncologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pulmonologists and naturopaths, I was diagnosed with early-stage esophageal cancer.”

She went on to say that she hopes her story will inspire others to take charge of their health.

“I’ve shared this experience with you in hope that it will inspire you to take care of yourself NOW. Don’t wait for a doctor or biopsy to tell you that you are heading down the wrong path. Look at the big picture when it comes to deciding how you will live your life and what you will expose yourself to.”

The songbird, who was recently hospitalized, has been providing health updates to friends, family and fans since the beginning of March through Facebook and Instagram. From the looks of it, she has been leaning on her faith during this difficult time.

We send our prayers to this beauty and we’re wishing her a swift recovery as well.

“Have A Little Class” Tina Knowles Checks Paparazzi For Filming Blue Ivy

March 11th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
Share to Twitter Email This
Tina Knowles Checks Paparazzi For Filming Blue Ivy

C.Smith/ WENN.com

I don’t know about you but if I walked into a room full of people and Mama Tina was in the spot, she would be the absolute last person I would try. She seems like a nice lady but also one you do not want to cross.

And while she kept it classy on Monday when she, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were out to lunch in Santa Monica, she had to let them know that she didn’t appreciate them filming her grand baby.

Here’s what she said in this short and concise shaming session. The Hollywood Fix caught the exchange on video.

You know that’s not cool. It’s illegal. You can’t film a baby.

Ma’am I’m just out here taking pictures. 

Ok well, can you not take a picture of a child

Well, I mean you’re famous… 

How would you like for somebody to take a picture of your baby?

If I was a famous, huge multimillionaire…

No, you wouldn’t care! That’s a baby. That’s a baby. Have some class about you. Have a little class and some consideration. 

Then she dropped the mic and walked away.

Well, there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Leave the babies alone or Mama Tina will have to come out and read your entire life.

 

She Brought The Oil: Ledisi Performs A Goose-Bump-Inducing Rendition of “Take My Hand Precious Lord”

March 4th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
Share to Twitter Email This

 

Ledisi Performs Chilling Rendition of "Precious Lord"

Source: Getty Images

Chile, we’ve talked ad nauseam about the way Beyoncé snubbed Ledisi out of a well-deserved Grammy performance of “Take My Hand Precious Lord.” And while we would like to move on, hoping a few people have learned a valuable lesson from this, there is something that still needs to be said. Perhaps after this, we can close the chapter.

Ledisi is currently on her Intimate Truth tour. And she’s added a very stripped down version of  “Take My Hand Precious Lord” to her set list.

Her rendition of the song is nothing short of amazing. There’s a sincerity behind her delivery that literally brought tears to my eyes and goosebumps to my arms. And it’s not just spirit and soul, from a technical standpoint, every note and every run was perfection. The girl is that good.

Check out Ledisi’s performance of the song in the video below and be blessed.

Let the church say Amen…and Amen again.

When The Beyhive Attacks: Celebs Checked By Beyonce Fans

March 2nd, 2015 - By Iva Anthony
Share to Twitter Email This

There are few fans who ride for their favorite celebrity the way Beyonce’s fans do and these entertainers found out the hard way jut how far the Beyhive will go when they feel their “Flawless” leader has been disrespected.

"Beck pf"

WENN

Beck

A lot of people were shocked when Beck walked away with Album of the Year at the Grammys, but none more than Beyonce’s fans. They were so upset that Queen Bey (who has 20 Grammys under her belt) didn’t win, they took to social media to express their dismay. Beck’s Wikipedia page was hacked and he was called a thief who robbed Beyonce of Album of the Year. Apparently Kanye West agreed with them because he almost interrupted Beck’s acceptance speech but instead chose a post-Grammy interview with E! to voice his disappointment over Beyonce not winning the coveted award.

Give Them Their Flowers Now: Black Women Who Will Go Down In The History Books For Their Contributions

February 27th, 2015 - By Erica R. Williams
Share to Twitter Email This

 

WENN

WENN

They’re bold visionaries who are an inspiration to not just black women, but all women. And just like many of the women who have come before them, they will go down in history for their contributions and accomplishments. But instead of waiting to celebrate them long after they’re gone, it’s only fitting to recognize their accomplishments now.

Some are more familiar than others; but each of them are playing a major role in changing the world and the representation of black women, and we appreciate them for that.

So as we prepare to close Black History Month, let’s celebrate our sisters who are paving the way for us all.

Kid Rock Questions Beyoncé’s Talent, Appeal & Gets Dragged To Hell By The Bey Hive

February 27th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Share to Twitter Email This
Splash News

Splash News

The fastest way to place yourself in the middle of a social media war zone is to talk crazy about Beyoncé. Unfortunately, Kid Rock has to learn this lesson the hard way. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the musician said that he was “flabbergasted” by how infatuated people are with Queen Bey.

“Beyoncé, to me, doesn’t have a f-cking ‘Purple Rain,’ but she’s the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ or ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’?”

Oh, but the shade didn’t stop there. Rock also expressed that her beauty doesn’t make much of a difference either.

“People are like, ‘Beyoncé’s hot. Got a nice f-cking a–.’ I’m like, ‘Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t-ts.’ Doesn’t really f-cking do much for me.”

Sure, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but his approach to the conversation was rather disrespectful. Nevertheless, the “Bey Hive” wasted no time going after the recording artist for speaking poorly of their beloved queen. In addition to flooding his Instagram comments with bee Emojis, they’ve been weighing in on Twitter.

Check out some of their reactions on the next page.