All Articles Tagged "beyonce"

[Video] Beyoncé Lending Vocals To ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack?

July 21st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
Share to Twitter Email This
Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Beyoncé stays with a trick or two up her sleeve. Over the weekend, the Grammy-Award winning singer uploaded a teaser trailer to Instagram for the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, which featured a sultry, slowed-down version of her 2003 hit, “Crazy In Love.”

She didn’t offer an explanation for the brief clip, and simply captioned the video:

“fiftyshades”

So far, it’s unclear if this version of the track will be Beyoncé’s only contribution to the highly anticipated film and its soundtrack. But according to E! Online, this hasn’t been the first hint that Bey would be playing a role in the project. Back in March, her song “Haunted” appeared in a clip of the film, which was shown at CinemaCon. Fifty Shades Of Grey is slated to premiere Valentine’s Day of 2015. We’re pretty sure that she will be hipping her BeyHive to the extent of her involvement in the film before then.

Do you think she’s a good fit for the soundtrack?

Follow Jazmine on Twitter @JazmineDenise

I Been On: Yonce Racks Up 8 MTV VMA Nominations

July 18th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
Share to Twitter Email This
men in heels beyonce montage

WENN

 

From StyleBlazer 

Of course. Of course. Today MTV announced their nominees for the 2014 Video Music Awards (via Snapchat, interestingly enough) and, obviously, Beyoncé was nominated for all the awards–well, eight to be exact, but that’s more than anybody else got this year. She’s in the running for Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Collaboration, and more. Coming in at a close second were breakout star Iggy Azalea and rap veteranEminem, who each got seven nominees.

Only one nomination from the top, Iggy and Eminem were almost too close for comfort. Is Queen Bey’s power waning? We’ll know for sure when the awards air next month on August 24.

We already know that Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Usher are all performing, but based on Bey’s penchant for surprises and just showing everyone up all the time, she could just pop up and start performing in the middle of the show.

Read more about the MTV VMA Nominations at StyleBlazer.com

Didn’t Get To ‘On The Run’? HBO Will Bring It To You

July 11th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
Share to Twitter Email This

Didn’t snag a ticket for Jay Z and Beyoncé’s tour, “On The Run”? No worries. HBO will broadcast the last performance — but not right away.

HBO president Michael Lombardo just announced that HBO will bring the final stop of “On the Run” to your living room. The September 12 and 13 shows at Stade de France in Paris, which happens to be the only international stop on the tour. The shows will air as part of a concert special to debut later in the month, Lombardo told the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills.

Coincidentally, Beyoncé currently appears on HBO in Beyoncé: X10, a ten-episode series of concert performances from her “Mrs. Carter” tour that run Sunday nights before True Blood, reports Black America Web. On top of this, Bey also aired her up-close and personal feature-length documentary Life Is But a Dream on HBO in February 2013.  HBO was also the choice for Jay Z to premiere his video, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” last August. Obviously, HBO and the Carters have made some sweet deals.

Now, HBO will capture the power couple performing more than 40 songs on their first-ever joint tour, which was set to play at 19 stadiums in the U.S. and two stadium shows in Paris.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” noted Lombardo. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

Despite rumors of poor ticket sales, as of June 17, the tour had pulled in about $86 million in ticket sales and is on a pace to gross close to $100 million from just 19 shows, reports Billboard. And if the tour tops 850,000 tickets sold as speculated, that equals an incredible nightly revenue of $5.2 million. So we’re guessing HBO is expecting high ratings as well for its “On The Run” special.

You Got Your Degree in Beyoncénomics? Surprising Pop Culture College Courses

July 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
Share to Twitter Email This
Shutterstock

Shutterstock

Pop culture always seems to have a way of influencing society whether it’s through trendy styles and habits. Should it be that surprising that universities across the country are also taking note and even tailoring classes to discuss non-traditional topics? Take a look at these surprising pop culture college courses. Does it make you want to go back to school?

All Up In The Video: Stars Who Appeared In Other Artist’s Music Videos

July 9th, 2014 - By Kendra Koger
Share to Twitter Email This
WENN.com

WENN.com

 

There’s competitiveness in any field that you work in, but it’s always nice to see some camaraderie, support, and just have someone that you’re working with lend a helping hand… or a face.

In this list (which was inspired by a comment from poster Dark Child) we’re going to be bringing you musicians who appeared in other musicians’ music videos.  Now, here’s the stipulation for their selections:

They have to either play the role of a love interest, they didn’t have a vocal part in the song, and/or they are merely there as a form of solidarity for their friend.  So, with that said, let’s get it going with:

Mya’s Manager Says Rumored Jay Z Affair Brought Death Threats From Crazy Fans…

July 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
Share to Twitter Email This
R&B singer Mya reacts to reports pegging her as Jay Z's mistress.

Source: WENN

We told you last week that singer Mya shut down any and all rumors that she has been involved in anything with Jay Z at some point during his marriage to Beyoncé. These rumors came out of the blue as there was speculation of trouble in paradise last week after Beyoncé changed the lyrics to her song “Resentment” during an On The Run tour stop. But the 34-year-old said she plays second fiddle to no one, and respects the sanctity of marriage too much to get involved with anybody’s husband, let alone Jay Z.

“Never did, never was, never will. Illegitimate thirsty sources with no facts and that’s the ‘media’ for you—especially today. I play second to no one, pay my own bills, have my own label, own management company, rely on God only and respect myself & marriage way too much for nonsense. False rumors are crafted for ratings & numbers. And miserable, unhappy people need someone to judge to deter the attention away from their own misery and feel better about their miserable lives. If they did it to Jesus, they’ll do it to anyone. God Bless.”

But another person opening up about such rumors is the singer’s manager, Mike Killmon. He told the New York Daily News that online threats from crazed fans and having people question her about whether or not she was meddling in a marriage in the house of God made some form of a response very necessary.  

“Someone walked up and asked her about it while she was accepting an award at a church.

At first it was just ridiculous, but then some die-hard fans start making threats. She really couldn’t care less about the rumors, but she wanted to set the record straight when the after-effects started to become troublesome.”

Mya and Jay Z first collaborated on “The Best of Me (Part 2)”  in 2000 (which is my jam by the way), but there have been rumors about them since. But as Mya says, the rumors are untrue.

 

“It’s Very Hurtful And Extremely Upsetting”: Jennifer Hudson On Claims She “Sacrificed” Family Members To Be In Illuminati

July 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
Share to Twitter Email This

I’m sure that after all these years you’ve heard a thing or two about the Illuminati. For conspiracy theorists, it’s a powerful group of individuals who have a hand in and control many aspects of everyday life, including our culture, our government and more. People commonly pegged as members of this society include Jay Z and Beyoncé, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and surprisingly, even Jennifer Hudson. Some who believe that the Illuminati is real and includes these celebrities also believe that these notable individuals made blood sacrifices to be in the society. Some have also tried to say online that Hudson “sacrificed” her mother, her brother and her nephew (murdered by her brother-in-law) to be a member and gain her massive success.

If you ask me, all that sounds silly as hell and quite disrespectful, and Hudson has actually heard about such claims. In an interview to help promote her upcoming new album JHUD (coming out in August) with DC’s Majic 102.3, Hudson addressed them and says that as a Christian woman, people are really crossing the line:

“I think people find a way to discredit people in everything you do. Nothing is ever what it really is. And at the end of the day, we all work hard for what we get and what we do just like anyone else. And it’s unfair that some people would be that cruel to impose such negativity on things that is done from a positive place and perspective. And t’s very hurtful and extremely upsetting. Especially coming from a Christian standpoint.

Every time I hear stuff like that, I’m like ‘You will not take the credit for God’s work and give it to Satan. Not on my watch. Not on my watch.’ So again, it’s extremely upsetting. There’s so much to be said about that, but you don’t have the time, and neither do I.”

This isn’t the first time Hudson had to confront such rumors about herself. In 2011, she told fans this during a U-Stream session 

“I’m so glad someone brought this Illuminati mess up because only a child of God would address it. That is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard in my life. And it’s offensive because basically what? The people that are here today don’t deserve to be where they are? What, we didn’t work for it? So I find—and I hate to go there—but I find it’s those that can’t make it that would probably join Illuminati, or whoever that is, to get somewhere.

Don’t listen to that type of stuff, don’t follow that stuff because those people are only luring you in to become a part of some mess like that, so know that you’re only falling victim. That’s their way of gaining [followers]. I’d advise you to stay away from it. Those who are reading it are falling into it. It could not be more untrue.”

Mathew Knowles Hit With SECOND Paternity Suit; 30-Year-Old Woman Claims He Fathered Her Daughter

July 8th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
Share to Twitter Email This
Mathew Knowles

Source: WENN

As if he didn’t have enough drama to deal with when it comes to the fact that he’s been labeled a deadbeat father by ex Alexsandra Wright when it comes to their son, Nixon, and that she’s done everything in her power to gain sympathy (including going on Inside Edition and crying outside of her home as she packed up to move out of it), it looks like Knowles has another paternity suit, and woman, to deal with.

According to Buzzfeed, 30-year-old TaQoya Branscomb (yes, she’s younger than Beyoncé) claims that she was impregnated by Knowles in 2010, which is around the same time Tina Knowles filed for divorce. The former lingerie model wants to force Knowles to take a paternity test, and is seeking child support and money to cover her attorney’s fees. Considering that Wright has been out here claiming that Knowles has been ducking and dodging due payments (though a judge recently said that Knowles actually had been overpaying in child support since his income had dwindled), if Branscomb’s daughter is Knowles’ child (that would be four kids), she might also have a hard time getting those payments without a fight.

As Beyoncé continues to propel her success and be named one of the wealthiest and most powerful of entertainers, her father is out here struggling with a sullied name and dealing with paternity suit after paternity suit. But alas, things of this nature happen when you don’t wrap it up…

 

Huh? Newspaper Says Beyonce Is The Most Powerful Woman In New York

July 7th, 2014 - By Tonya Garcia
Share to Twitter Email This
That sash doesn't say Miss New York. Image supplied by WENN

That sash doesn’t say Miss New York. Image supplied by WENN

I get it. Beyonce is powerful. The Beyhive will do anything for her. She commands an audience with the President. If Beyonce wants it, most likely she can get it. Or, she can buy it.

Forbes recently declared Mrs. Carter the most powerful celebrity around, which totally makes sense. She’s no doubt a celebrity, and by most any measure, she trumps other celebrities. But the New York Daily News recently published its own list of powerful New Yorkers and somehow Beyonce also ended up atop that list as well. What gives?

No doubt, Beyonce sells papers. People see that there’s a cool listicle and Bey is at the head of it, you’re going to get the members of the aforementioned Beyhive to part with a dollar to grab a copy.

And she does have a connection to the city through Jay Z. But it seems the connection really isn’t strong enough to warrant the top spot on the city’s list of powerful women. The blurb that accompanies her anointing to “most powerful” status doesn’t even mention anything that Bey is doing specifically for or in New York that would make her the most powerful in the city.

Coming in second is Chirlane McCray. She’s actually the First Lady of New York City, married to Mayor Bill de Blasio. In a New York magazine profile of the First Lady titled “Chirlane McCray’s City” no less, it notes, “Bill de Blasio has called her the love of his life, his partner, his No. 1 adviser. and that’s not the half of it.” That sounds to me like a powerful woman who actually has an impact on what is happening on the ground, in a city where she’s actually calling the shots (or directly influencing the decision making).

In her blurb, the Daily News says, “Today, nobody gets hired for a top position in the de Blasio administration without a nod from McCray, 59, a PR pro and political speechwriter. In addition she has her own staff and runs the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which doles out $37 million to public programs.” Based on that description alone, we would put McCray ahead of Beyonce as the city’s most powerful woman.

Rounding out the top five are Hillary Clinton, a former Senator for the state and a prospective presidential candidate; Kirsten Gillibrand, a sitting Senator from the state; and Lena Dunham, who lives in the city and has one of the most talked about shows on television, which is also set here. And the rest of the list is pretty impressive also, from Jenna Lyons, the president of J. Crew to Barbara Walters, the veteran TV journalist, to Tina Fey and Samantha Power the UN ambassador.

Maybe it’s because Beyonce name is all on everyone’s lips like liquor, but we think the Daily News has made a big misstep with this list, losing out on the chance to single out someone who really does make a big difference in the city. Your thoughts?

8 Times Beyonce Hinted At Jay Z Cheating In Her Lyrics

July 6th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
Share to Twitter Email This
Source: Marco Piraccini/WENN.com

Source: Marco Piraccini/WENN.com

By Jessica Sager, From Your Tango

Beyonce has insinuated that Jay Z has a wandering eye in her lyrics before. See it all in GIFs!

Beyonce recently hinted that Jay Z cheated on her when she altered the lyrics to her 2008 track “Resentment” live on the power couple’s “On the Run” tour.

Hov nor Bey have commented on the allegations, but Jay’s flirtations with designer Rachel Roy — and to some extent even supermodel Naomi Campbell, according to recent rumors — are said to be behind the infamous elevator brawl with Solange.

However, the now-viral “Resentment” change aren’t the only hints Queen Bey drops that Jay Z may be less than faithful to her. Which means Jay Z, who didn’t pass the bar but knows a lil’ bit, may be dumber than we thought.

To reiterate: Jay Z is married to Beyonce and possibly cheated on Beyonce. On Beyonce. No one cheats on Beyonce because you cannot physically, emotionally, mentally nor spiritually upgrade from Beyonce.

Someone, please. Shake some sense into Jigga Man before Bey realizes she’s an Independent Woman and leaves his ass.

Take a look at Bey possibly putting Jay on blast (and her funny faces) on Your Tango.