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The petition for the Carters to comb Blue Ivy’s hair has been making news rounds since last month. But that’s not the only out-there complaint that fans have lobbed at their least-favorite stars. From getting Tyler Perry to stop making movies to getting Ciara to stop singing, these are the most ridiculous celebrity petitions that have ever been on file.
“Stop Ciara From Singing”
Ciara and her fans have had a rocky relationship for a while now, but this petition to get Ciara to stop singing seems over the top:
I just signed the following petition addressed to: 2012 STOP CIARA FROM MAKING MUSIC CAMPAIGN.
YOU TIRED OF BACK BENDS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF FLOPS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF CORNROWS? SIGN!
YOU TIRED OF THIN ASHY VOCALS? SIGN!
We told you last week about the foolishness that was the petition made by a woman named Jasmine, basically getting everyone riled up to encourage Beyoncé and Jay Z to comb Blue Ivy’s hair after she was spotted with her parents, hair out and about. A few people from Syleena Johnson (cracking some jokes that went left) to India Arie (who basically told people they needed to do better), all commented on the state of the child’s hair. As always, Jay Z and Beyoncé had no response to the comments or the petition, and kept it stepping (they have a tour to prepare so they’re seemingly unbothered). Jay was recently seen out with Blue at a museum in NYC, and the little one looked adorable in a floral dress with her topknot, which was adorned with a tiny crown. She’s starting to look more and more like Beyoncé every day, right? Check out another shot of the cutie and her coif with her father below.
Last week, we told you about the outrageous petition started by a Brooklyn woman begging Beyoncé and Jay Z to comb their daughter’s hair.
“As a woman who understands the importance of hair care, it’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture,” the petition reads. “The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let’s get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.”
It didn’t take long for the petition to gain traction and naturally, it received a ton of negative criticism. The creator of that petition has since been identified as a woman by the name of Jasmine Toliver and y’all know the Beygency let her have it. Now, she’s insisting that the petition, which has garnered 5, 186 signatures to date, was just a joke.
“I’m just so over with society!” she exclaimed in a Facebook post. “Obviously the petition was a joke! It just goes to show you how dumb people really are to believe I would really deep down in my heart start a petition to comb her hair and be DEAD SERIOUS! Your suppose to laugh at stuff like that. Shake your head and keep strolling. A discussion with 4 friends and a joke when I said ‘I’m going to start a petition to get this baby hair combed’ turned global!!!
I guess petition sounds important like its judicial. Something that has to be notarized.. Like the courts or police officers has to be involved.! Like its a subpoena! Like if it does get a billion signatures a change will ACTUALLY HAPPEN!!!!! Lol yo it just goes to show people will fall for anything! Especially a petition as stupid as that! Really “COMB HER HAIR” lmao this was genius! I mean I knew I needed to be on somebody television one day because I come up with some crazy topics and jokes but DAMN.
My petition has put the damn world at a stand still. Yes the baby needs her hair done I’ll stick by that.! Tuh! But the petition is obviously a joke and thanks to everyone who had common sense to realize it. Doesn’t mean anything but a laugh among friends and family member when I pointed out that it was a mess. But again I’m done with society it’s so easy to get blood sucked into it and brainwashed. I’m going to CONTINUE TO BE ME! NOTHING WILL CHANGE. My thick skin got me through this hilarious experience! I was raised in a no nonsense household and tell it how it is. That’s exactly what I did.! Thank god for alllll of my friends and family members on FB on and off to agree with me and seen the humor in it. I made it baby!!! Google me b*tches! Lmao!”
Ironically, just days after writing that post, she shared a screenshot from MTO that showed Blue Ivy rocking a ponytail on Father’s Day and took credit for getting Blue’s hair combed.
“I saved her life. She gone thank me when she gets older. As we can see it petitions work! Power to the people!”
We’re not exactly sure why she thought any of this would be funny, but okay.
Syleena Johnson Tries To Explain Her Blue Ivy Comments As India Arie Slams Her And Others For Criticizing A Child’s Hair
On the red carpet for Think Like A Man Too (the same red carpet where Kevin Hart discussed his issues with Torrei at), Bossip talked to Syleena Johnson about the controversy she caused when she decided to crack jokes about Blue Ivy’s hair, jokes that referenced ODB and Terence Trent D’Arby of all people. The BeyHive came after her pretty intense, and in turn, she basically laughed off the attacks. But when speaking to Bossip, she let them know she’s actually a big Beyoncé fan and thinks Blue Ivy is adorable…but she still took a few joke jabs here and there:
“Oh God…They brought up a picture of the girl’s hair. Her hair was off the chain. But she is the cutest, most adorable baby…So I’m like, okay, they didn’t comb her hair today. But I’m just jokes. In real life, I’m a Beyoncé stan. I love Beyoncé. And her daughter is too cute. The people on Twitter? I can’t do the computer thugs, but I was told about them because I didn’t really get to see them, because my sister sometimes runs my Twitter account because I was getting ready for this. But you know how they do, girl. You could be like, Beyoncé had a booger on her arm and they’d be like, ‘You don’t worry about her boogers! Don’t talk about her boogers! [laughs]‘ They be going in. But no, we love–Me, Tamar and Keke, we love Beyoncé, we love her baby…but the girl’s hair wasn’t combed. And you know what, a lot of our babies’ hair don’t be combed. We just caught hers.”
But someone who isn’t laughing is India Arie. The “I Am Not My Hair” singer took to social media to say that people are going way too far:
Why does ANYone get the idea that its ok to make fun of a child?
In public no less?
This celebrity culture that hypnotizes people into thinking a person is LITERALLY NOT REAL because you see them on television is a spell the watcher HIM or HER SELF MUST BREAK.
Blue Ivy — is a CHILD.
and ANYONE thinking to themselves right now:
“But she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth so what does it matter what I say”
Denying ANY PERSON their humanity , is a GAME we should ALL stop playing.
Because it’s the kind of PERSON YOU WANT TO BE.
Why NOT be a person who is loving towards human kind as a whole AND people as individuals?
WHY NOT be a person protects the hearts of children?
I think! all these people making negative comments would feel the SAME WAY if Blue Ivy’s hair were TOO DONE. If she had a relaxer, of Hair pulled too tight at the edges.
being gentle with a child’s hair is simply appropriate – this goes the same for ALL children.
come ya’ll Lol
Were ARE better than this.
Check out Syleena’s comments in full below, and let us know what you think of what both women had to say.
“Inconsiderate Piece of #$%$”: Writer Slammed For Saying Kelly Rowland’s Unborn Child Will Be Blue Ivy’s Personal Assistant
Something that caught my eye on social media and disappointed me was an article found on Yahoo, but from The Wire, announcing that Kelly Rowland is expecting her first child with husband and manager, Tim Weatherspoon. This is of course is a beautiful thing and a happy time for the singer, but what disappointed me was the fact that the entire story, along with the title, Kelly Rowland Pregnant with Future Personal Assistant to Blue Ivy, was less about celebrating, and more about straight dissing Rowland. Considering that I’ve met Rowland (and she’s super sweet), I didn’t understand why this person seemed so hellbent on trying to s**t on something worth celebrating like pregnancy and motherhood, but Mr. Price Peterson tried it. Here’s just part of what he said in a piece that included a photo of Beyoncé and Jay Z…:
…Blue Ivy needs a posse. Well! It appears that former Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland has heeded that need (or at least has moved to honor a Beyoncé-decreed legal obligation) and has become pregnant! That’s right, following her whirlwind romance, Skype engagement, and under-publicized wedding to a gentleman named Tim Witherspoon, Kelly Rowland has announced her pregnancy on Instagram! The cryptic announcement was really just a pair of baby Air Jordans next to a regular-sized pair and the caption “I’ll be stuntin like my daddy.” That’s about it as far as pregnancy confirmations, though, so please be advised this entire incident miiight just be an example of a woman buying baby clothes for herself before getting pregnant. Would you put that sort of thing past Kelly Rowland? Don’t answer that. Let’s just assume she’s pregnant. But I know what you’re thinking: How exactly could a possible boy-child become the first member of Blue Ivy’s “ma gurls”? That is for you and your outdated gender notions to work through. Congratulations to Kelly Rowland and Blue Ivy Carter! May the future Rowland-Witherspoon child be as fastidious at signing non-disclosure agreements as he/she will be at carrying out Starbucks orders.
I don’t know if Peterson thought he was being comical or if he really has some type of personal beef with Rowland’s fabulous self, but the people who saw the article made it very clear that his statements were disrespectful and unacceptable:
“Price Peterson, You Insensitive, Inconsiderate Piece of #$%$…You should be ashamed of yourself. This is not your phone, its not a personal text message, its Yahoo”
“Are U Kidding Me With These Computer Thugs???”: BeyHive Attacks Syleena Johnson For Blue Ivy Hair Jokes
We told you yesterday about the ridiculous petition that was launched on Change.org to push Beyoncé and Jay Z to comb Blue Ivy’s hair. The petition popped up after new pictures of Jay Z holding the toddler appeared online, and her long natural hair was out. But outside of the petition, we also told you that celebrity moms and R&B singers Tamar Braxton, Keke Wyatt and Syleena Johnson were asked about the child’s hair when chatting on V-103 together earlier this week. In case you missed what each person said, Keke Wyatt said natural hair on a baby is nice, but you still need to pamper it to keep it together: “Ain’t nothing wrong with being natural. I got natural, but you still got to grease natural and comb natural and wash and condition and then you won’t have the beadiage.”
Braxton didn’t think Blue’s hair looked bad, but she did have a recommendation: “I don’t see the beadiage. I just think it needs product. That’s it. It ain’t that bad though!”
But Johnson started cracking jokes that went a little left: “She’s giving me Terence Trent D’Arby and I don’t know how to feel about it. She’s giving me ODB on this one. This is bogus. She is super cute though.”
With all that being said, you know that members of the BeyHive pretty much attacked the career and looks of all three women in a disrespectful manner, but they went particularly postal on Johnson it seems. There were reprehensible remarks about her children and the singer, posted online:
“@Syleena_Johnson you washed up a** b***hes stay running your mouth about women more successful than you. Stop being so damn bitter.”
“@Syleena_Johnson blue ivy birthday got more press than your last album”
“@Syleena_Johnson & y’all were WRONG for sitting up talking about a CHILD …. It’s NOTHING funny about that it’s SAD”
“3 irrelevant Muppets @KeKeWyattSings, @TamarBraxtonHer & @Syleena_Johnson talking about a child’s hair, who’s worth more than ur existence.”
“They are mad because their kind of R&B is dead and is not selling while Beyonce is 2X platinum is just 6 months! HAHAHAHAHA STAY MAD LOSERS, Y’all will continue to LOSE!”
Johnson has since responded to the attacks, choosing to laugh at the foolishness rather than come back with ugliness.
“Hahahahahhaahahhaahzhahahhasha He’ll naw! What is going on in my mentions? Where are the PARENTS!!!!!!”
“Haha haha I’m paying yall unlimited DUST!! ARE U KIDDING ME WITH THESE COMPUTER THUGS??? haha haha haha DUST!”
She also posted this:
Clearly she’s not bothered, as the Bey Hive is known for doing a little too much. But I will say, while I do love me some Syleena, the ODB and Terence Trent D’Arby jokes weren’t cool to say about a little one. But what do you think?
Since people first got a peek at Blue Ivy Carter in public, there has been a preoccupation for some with her hair. From the outside looking in, it seems that Beyoncé and Jay Z are letting her hair grow out natural, and from time to time, they moisturize it and adorn it with cute headbands. But other times, they let it just be out and free, and that’s when people have the most to say about what her mother is or isn’t doing with Blue’s hair. But someone has decided to take their disapproval to the next level, starting a petition on Change.org to encourage her famous parents to actually “comb her hair” after new pics came out of the toddler with her father. Didn’t I tell you all Change.org was being used for all the wrong reasons and issues?
The creator of the petition, Jasmine, said this about why she made it:
As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It’s disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let’s get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.
Those who have signed the petition seem to think they are really helping some major cause:
“She is going to be teased and bullied when she becomes a teenager. PLEASE COMB HER HAIR :(“
“It’s important because no child needs to be treated that way. Comb her damn hair!!!”
“This is a form of child abuse. The parents obviosly don’t care about their child to have her come outside with matted hair. Beyonce wouldn’t come out like that so her child shouldn’t either.”
And in an interview with V-103 this week, Tamar Braxton, KeKe Wyatt and Syleena Johnson (all together), spoke about the recent images of Blue’s hair, and while the radio host thought that maybe Blue just fusses too much when getting her hair combed, the singers and mothers shared their two cents:
Wyatt: “Ain’t nothing wrong with being natural. I got natural, but you still got to grease natural and comb natural and wash and condition and then you won’t have the beadiage.”
Johnson: “She’s giving me Terence Trent D’Arby and I don’t know how to feel about it. She’s giving me ODB on this one. This is bogus. She is super cute though.”
Braxton: “I don’t see the beadiage. I just think it needs product. That’s it. It ain’t that bad though!”
I’m sorry, but I call shenanigans on all this, especially the idea that someone is creating a petition to tell someone else what they need to do with the hair of THEIR child. Despite what her parents could do to her hair, how she has it is how they want it, and considering the fact that she doesn’t seem to want for food, love, shelter, the presence of her parents or anything that’s truly important, I would say that people are doing way too much right now. Her hair could look the way it does because she’s moving in and out of planes with her parents often, plays or sleeps rough, and honestly, they don’t have to have her looking like a Just For Me box to impress us. She’s too young for people to be trying to throw standards of what her hair should and shouldn’t look like and do at her, so I say, let that baby, and her hair, live.
You can check out what Braxton, Wyatt and Johnson had to say below, starting at the 4:00 mark, below.
Beyoncé is posting even more pictures from what appears to be her weekend vacation in the Hamptons. We know you witnessed a Bey photo shoot earlier today but this time we get to see baby Blue…or at least the back of her head. You know what it is. Either way, the pictures are still pretty cute and Blue looks like she’s having all the fun. Get into the shots below and on the following pages.
Drum roll, please!
Business Insider has released its annual list of the “Worlds Most Powerful 100 Individuals”–one at every age from 0 to 100 years old.
Among the standouts is Zuriel Oduwole, who is listed as the most powerful 11-year-old in the world today. Oduwole is the founder of “Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up,” a program whose aim is to inspire girls in Africa to achieve their educational goals. She is the youngest person even to be interviewed by Forbes and was named in December as one of the most influential Africans by New Africa magazine.
Also on the list is President Obama’s daughter Malia, who is now 15 years old. (Remember when she was just a little girl on her way to the White House?) And her 52-year-old dad also made the list, natch. Facebook founder, 29-year-old Mark Zuckerberg made the list. So did two-year-old Blue Ivy and her mom, Beyonce (32) .
Also of note: Annie actress Quvenzhané Wallis, 10, who at age nine became the youngest ever Academy Award nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role in Beasts of the Southern Wild appears; Kanye West, 36; and completing the list is Yevnigue Salibian, 100, one of the last living survivors of the Armenian genocide.
There are also some controversial folks on the list, such as Kim Jung Un, the 31-year-old leader of North Korea who, from what we can deduce of the isolated nation, is ruthless and self-serving. Then there’s 90-year-old Robert Mugabe, who has been president of Zimbabwe since 1987 and NSA spying whistleblower and U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden, 30.
And someone who the MN Biz editor has been watching for all week, Prince George comes in at 0 years old (he’s eight months old, cute as a button and the future king who wears shorts the best, LOL).
But of course all of this makes you question what it means to be powerful. Is it celebrity? Is it proximity to power? Is it influence? It’s a combination of all of these things, but you have to wonder how they balance out for each of these selections.
Just like some of the other celebrities posted pictures of themselves and their children celebrating Easter, Beyoncé shared some pretty adorable moments with her family at a colorful villa, draped in flowers. There were adorable shots with Blue Ivy, Solange, nephew Juelz, husband Jay Z and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.
Get into the pictures on the following pages.
Beyoncé posed in an affordable Topshop two piece which is now completely sold out. But if you’re trying to look like Mama Bey, you can shop similar looks on the site.