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Well, this was the moment all of the Beyoncé fans and stans had been waiting on for months. The moment when another full song would be released. It finally happened on Friday and now the question is, does it live up to the hype?
We gave you a short clip of Beyoncé’s “God Made You Beautiful” last month and from that sneak peek, many of you weren’t too impressed. But with the Life is But A Dream documentary set to be released in days, it seems her team decided it was okay to let the one new song featured on the dvd “leak” to the masses.
In “God Made You Beautiful,” Bey talks not only about the moment Blue was born, but also what life has been like and how she’s changed Beyoncé since being born”
You were bought into my life
I kiss those little feet and watch for your perfect smile
and when it comes the world stops in your eyes
I found love, I found peace of the purest kind
It is alleged that Bey wrote the song herself because, hey, who knows this particular experience better than her? The lyrics are nice and there are some nice harmonies, but overall, it seems like it’s missing that special “something.” Maybe it’s just me.
As a matter of fact, who cares what I think! The bigger question is to you…pass or play?
Unlike most of us, celebrities can look a variety of a different ways throughout the year. Contouring, access to expensive clothes and quality hair extensions can insure that a celeb can look like a different person from day to day. So, it’s interesting to see how they’ll choose to dress up on Halloween. Check out the costumes some of our favorite celebrities.
All non-minorities across the world, take note. This is how you dress as a black person without using blackface. If the costume is well done, you certainly don’t need it. I repeat, you don’t need it. Now, as much as Miley has been getting on my nerves for the past six months, I have to give it to her. She nailed this costume. And if you don’t like it, Lil Kim herself co-signed the outfit.
— Lil’ Kim (@LilKim) October 31, 2013
“More, Daddy, More . . .” Jay-Z Talks Blue Ivy Liking His Music, Wooing Bey & His Drug Dealing Days In Vanity Fair
It’s not everyday, Jay-Z sits down for an interview, especially when he doesn’t have an album to promote. But for whatever reason he took the time to chat it up with Vanity Fair and had quite a few interesting things to say about his family and his past. Check out a few of the interview highlights below.
Blue Liking His Music
“That’s not true. She does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”
How drug dealing helped his business.
“I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he tells Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”
Did he ever feel guilty about it?
“Not until later, when I realized the effects on the community. I started looking at the community on the whole, but in the beginning, no. I was thinking about surviving. I was thinking about improving my situation. I was thinking about buying clothes.”
“we were just beginning to try to date each other.” Try? “Well, you know, you’ve got to try first. You got to dazzle . . . wine and dine.” He tells Robinson that “of course” he pursued Beyoncé, and when asked if he hadn’t been Jay Z—say, he had been a gas-station attendant and she pulled up—would he have been able to date her, he responds, “If I’m as cool as I am, yes. But she’s a charming Southern girl, you know, she’s not impressed. . . . But I would have definitely had to be this cool.” Jay confirms that the line on his latest album, “She was a good girl ’til she knew me” is about Beyoncé, and when Robinson asks if she’s not a good girl anymore, Jay laughs, saying, “Nah. She’s gangsta now.”
The surrogate rumors
“I don’t even know how to answer that. It’s just so stupid. You know, I felt dismissive about it, but you’ve got to feel for her. I mean, we’ve got a really charmed life, so how can we complain? But when you think about it, we’re still human beings. . . . And even in hip-hop, all the blogs—they had a field day with it. I’m like, We come from you guys, we represent you guys. Why are you perpetuating this? Why are you adding fuel to this ridiculous rumor?”
Though Jay-Z says he knows how much money he has down to the penny, it’s not that important too him“I’m not motivated by that. . . . I don’t sit around with my friends and talk about money, ever. On a record, that’s different.”
You can read the full interview over at VanityFair.com.
Everybody’s favorite emotional lyricist sat down with Chelsea Handler and Ryan Seacrest recently to promote his new album, Nothing Was The Same, which was released today. While chatting on Chelsea Lately, he talked to her about bearing a striking resemblance to Blue Ivy, if he’s still messing with Rihanna, and having the most hood fabulous Bar Mitzvah as a kid. On the other side of the fence, he chatted with Seacrest about why young girls need Beyoncé and on being a “Beyoncé believer.” Check out the interesting tidbits from both interviews:
Why he’s a Beyoncé believer:
“I’m a Beyoncé believer. I really believe strongly in her talent and her position in our generation. I think she’s one of the biggest stars ever, but especially for these girls right now. I feel like they need Beyoncé.”
On what he thinks of people saying the baby picture of him for his album looks like Blue Ivy:
“I guess it does sort of resemble [laughs]. It’s actually me [as a baby]. Me and Blue Ivy I guess look alike as children. But that was me was as a child, I did have a full afro.”
Why Nicki Minaj is not on his new album:
“I kind of like took control of this album and try to tell my story as much as possible and do as many of the verses, just myself. I felt like I had a lot to say. I do talk about Nicki on this album and how fond of her I am. But I did try to take charge of this album myself.”
On if he’s still “penetrating” Rihanna:
“We’re way past that. I need somebody new to penetrate by the way. You always bring up the old flings, I need something new.”
About his hood fabulous Bar Mitzvah:
“I grew up in a nice neighborhood, but my family didn’t have money. That’s a common misconception. People think I grew up wealthy or rich, I didn’t grow up rich. My mother was a hard-working woman and she did have us in a nice area because obviously she cared about her family. But we only had the basement of these other people’s houses. No we were not rich. So my Bar Mitzvah…kids were renting out the Sky Dome which is where the Toronto Blue Jays play. I was so jealous. My Bar Mitzvah was in an Italian restaurant, which I don’t know if that’s really Jewish of us [laughs]…I love Italian people so it worked for me.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m still stuck on him and Blue Ivy looking like they could be brother and sister with his baby picture. Anyway, check out his new album, Nothing Was The Same, which dropped today, and has plenty of Emo-rap jams to hold you over for the rest of 2013.
Thirty-two is doing a body good! Beyonce’s body specifically.
King Bey celebrated her birthday last week with a cruise around Italy and Spain with husband Jay Z and baby girl Blue Ivy, and as the “Grown Woman” brought her birthday in with style, she shared artistic pictures of her time well spent in Europe! Here are some photos from her luxurious trip!
What do you think?
You know, there may be some truth behind all of those Blue Ivy memes, depicting her as the baby with attitude. First Beyoncé told Oprah she was going to “have a time” raising Blue then later, in an interview with Dion Sanders, she mentioned that her daughter had already mastered the “Single Ladies” hand. And now, some creeper camera footage caught Blue Ivy shutting down somebody’s noise at what looks like a Brazilian airport.
Now, we weren’t there so we don’t know exactly who or what she was responding to, but the look on her face and the way she threw her hand up is reading like, “I know you betta get out of my face with this nonsense.” Don’t believe me, just watch:
Baby Blue is not here for it! Like, at all. And apparently, whoever she was talking to didn’t quite catch the message the first time around, so she had to give them the “wrap it up” gesture.
Now, my Beyoncé fans (and those of you who study Beyoncé because you “hate” her so much) might have noticed that Blue’s hand coordination is not only advanced for a child under two years old, it also looks alarmingly like Mama Bey’s “Single Ladies” hand.
LOL! I die. Blue is too cute and too grown. And on a for real, for serious note, aren’t genetics amazing?! You can literally see Beyoncé in Blue’s movements. I’m trying to have a daughter clone too! Ha! I kid…partially.
Anyway, these hilarious gifs come from a disturbingly long video someone filmed of the Carters in the airport. Clearly they were feet away, zoomed in on their lens and just hovered, even after they saw Jay-Z point them out. No shame. The gifs made me laugh so I shared; but the video creeped me out, so if you want to see that, you’ll have to click out because I don’t feel comfortable posting it here.
Who would have thought that some palatable chemistry in “Bonnie & Clyde” would have evolved into one of the most beautiful, long-standing and admirable relationships in all of hip-hop? But more than 10 years later, Beyonce Knowles and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter have silenced naysayers, becoming one of Hollywood’s most recognizable couples and the crowning Mr. and Mrs. of Hip Hop. But more than just standing at the top of the music game, Bey and Jay have also given legions of fans hope that Hollywood love connections can indeed last. So in honor of our favorite power couple, let’s take a look back through Bey and Hova’s relationship. Oh, and Happy Birthday Beyonce!
Chubby babies make every day brighter. Well, at least for me. In February of this year, Amber Rose and her man Wiz Khalifa (now her husband) welcomed their son Sebastian, aka, “Bash” into the world. Since then, the couple has gone the Blue Ivy route when it comes to showing their child to strangers online, and have opted to keep his face out of sight when showing him off on Instagram. Definitely a safe way to go.
But in early August, for those who attended the rapper’s concert in Cincinnati, fans had the chance to see his face when the cutie patootie was brought out on stage. But if you weren’t there, you’ll be happy to know that Wiz showed the toddler off on Instagram this past weekend. And he’s so adorable! Just check out those pinch-worthy cheeks! Definitely the proud papa, Wiz captioned the picture “Daddy Boy,” and in it, you can see him staring affectionately at the little big guy.
If you also missed out on the big reveal of baby Bash last month at the Wiz Khalifa concert, be sure to check it out below. Who else is trying to babysit this chubby-cheeked cutie?
There is no denying our obsession with celebrities and other high-profile figures in the United States – we really make it our business to be up in theirs. For this reason, many public figures become elevated to star power where we read about their every move, upcoming projects and how they live. Hey, people have a right to be nosy, right?
Should these celebs reproduce, you can bet your tabloid magazine that the general public will want to see snaps of their child. Here are some kiddos who will definitely command their own attention and star status, if they haven’t already done so.
We talk an awful lot about Jay-Z and Beyonce, mostly from a standpoint of admiration — at least for the life of luxury they lead — but have you ever thought about what it must really be like to be them? Every move you make is scrutinized, paparazzi are constantly following you to catch a million dollar candid shot, and you rarely ever have a chance to be alone with just the two of you — and at least one or two security guards.
Jay-Z just opened up a bit about what it’s really like to be Mr. and Mrs. Carter in a recent interview with the BBC’s Zane Lowe, and though he certainly wasn’t complaining about the lack of privacy they have to endure, he did speak candidly on the burden of fame and how he and his wife navigate those waters.
“It’s amazing the way that they look to you…they look to you like this mystical character — this inspiration and hope, and in that case it’s great,” Jay Z said. “But then there’s days when you just want to be normal. You want to be human, you know, go to the store and just walk outside with your child and get some ice cream.
“We (him and Beyonce) pretty much move every day like normal, but there’s another level to it and some days you’re just not in the mood. You’re just not in the mood to be 100 cameras in your face. And then there’s like a line of respect that you wish, just honor or some kind of integrity that you wish — I get it, I’m on the field. I got my jersey on, I’m on the field, I know I’m fair game. That’s fine –but…right now? If it was just that…but then it would be too perfect.”
And as Zane pointed out, no one wants to hear a man of his means, not to mention the money his wife has, talk about his perfect like for an entire LP — or the “problems” (like the one above) that he has that no one can relate to. The good thing is Jay-z knows that too. He told Zane about some of the tracks on his latest album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail” and his view of fame and the havoc it can wreak on celebrities. Speaking specifically on his song, “Holy Grail” with Justin Timberlake which samples Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and names celebs who’ve succumbed to the allure of fame, Jay-Z said:
“I’m really just thinking out loud. I’m trying to avoid it. I’ve seen it happen before. I’ve seen all the pitfalls and I’m playing this dance with this fame. It’s like playing with a drug. It’s very deadly. If it gets you it’s going to pull you in and it takes you somewhere dark and some people never come back from it.
“I’m talking about these moments, these things that can happen…but in the second verse I’m like OK, let me make sure I’m not going too far with the complaints. Life is good. I’m doing okay.
So far, only two installments of the four-part series with Zane have been released. Rumor has it in an upcoming segment, Jay-Z will speak on the possibility of going on the road wiith Bey for a Mr. and Mrs. Carter tour — trust, we’ll keep you in the loop. But for now, check out part two of Jay’s interview as he talks about his relationship with the media and his creative processes.
What do you think?