You’d think that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be scrambling to smooth shit over in the PR department with some positive spin on Solange‘s beat down on her brother-in-law that broke yesterday, but nah. Instead, they decided to sit courtside at the Nets game at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn last night and looked actually pretty chill.
I don’t think we’ll ever know what went on here, to be honest – and frankly, I think it was generally just a one night beating and they’re probably fine now. Probably too much alcohol and too much of Jay-Z running his mouth or something. Someone said it was probably because Jay cheated on Bey, but sorry, I don’t see it. I think it’s more likely that he said something to Solange to piss her off – what that was, who knows?
I don’t know what the hell was going on at the Met Gala, but shit got crazy in an elevator between Jay-Z and Solange. While Beyoncé stood by seemingly doing and saying nothing, her little sister lost her damn mind and went crazy on Jay, physically attacking him by punching and kicking – and doing some screaming, as well.
While a muscle man was around to pull him away, I wonder what the hell happened? Why did Solange just lose her mind after seemingly entering the elevator pretty calmly? Why the hell was Beyoncé just standing there letting all of this happen?
TMZ obtained the security camera footage and reported that Bey and Solange left the building in one car and Jay-Z went with security in another. I can’t wait for the juicy details on this one!
Lily Allen is great. She’s got a great sense of humour, she’s “cheeky” as hell, her music is great… I’m into it (and her new album is amazing, perhaps unsurprisingly). Well, she performed at G-A-Y in London on Saturday night, where she decided to have some fun by dressing up like Beyoncé and lip syncing to ‘Drunk In Love’.
Apparently she had buckets of water thrown over her while some dude stood in for Jay-Z and she danced around for the entire length of the song. It reads awkward, sure… and it actually probably was to witness, as well, but WHATEVER because I still think Lily is excellent. She sure ain’t no Beyoncé, though (and I think that was probably the point).
If you bought Beyoncé‘s self-titled album when she dropped it late last year, then you’ve already seen this video as part of the visual element of the album. For the rest of you, this will be something new and potentially inspiring.
In ‘Pretty Hurts’, Bey sings about the difficulties of being a woman with the expectation of being perfect all the time – which of course is easy to say coming from someone who a) is playing the game and b) was blessed with obscenely good looks from birth anyway. Still, it’s worth applauding her for the effort, I suppose, and I do love me some Queen Bey, so there’s that.
There have been so many stories in the press over the past year or two about how Beyoncé secretly hates Kim Kardashian and doesn’t approve of her even though Kim is obsessed with Bey and wants to be just like her… and so it continues. Apparently the two ran into one another at a dermatologist’s office in LA the other day, and Bey wasn’t feeling it but Kim was super stoked about seeing her new BFF and copied off of every procedure she got.
When Kardashian, 33, ran into Knowles, 32, at Dr. Harold Lancer‘s Beverly Hills office on April 11, “Kim wanted to make sure that she had the exact same procedures that Beyoncé had,” a source told Radar. “She requested Botox and fillers, which were the same treatments Beyoncé got.”
But rather than bonding over Botox, Jay Z’s wife and Kanye West’s fiancée had a seriously awkward run-in, as Radar has reported — even though Kardashian didn’t seem to notice!
Kardashian “seemed so excited to see Beyoncé and was really eagerly going over to her,” a source told Radar. “But Beyoncé looked like she wanted nothing to do with Kim and was really trying to stay away from her. Kim was basically fawning all over her … and Beyoncé looked like she could have cared less!”
LOL, okay. I love how hell-bent the press is on pitting these two against each other. Newsflash: some people – regardless of gender or affiliation – don’t get along. Or they do get along and they’re just not super close for whatever reason. It doesn’t mean there’s some rivalry or anything ill-willed. Nice try, though.
Celebrities Photoshopping their pictures – even their “candid” Instagram images – is nothing new and almost to be expected. However, no one really expected it from Beyoncé, who notoriously does NOT have a thigh gap but suddenly did in a vacation photo she posted on Thursday.
Bey has always been pretty body positive (at least in terms of how she discusses her body image publicly), so it seems bizarre that she would be concerned with noticeably slimming down her thighs. Then again, this is the person whose team begged bloggers to take down unflattering photos of her on tour and banned photographers from any future dates so she had full control over what was released.
Anyhow, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been enjoying a nice little vacation together and here’s the photo that’s caused all the fuss:
Not sure what to make of it, really. I think maybe it’s just the angle the picture was taken? I can’t tell if that curve in on her leg is sloppy Photoshopping or the definition of muscle? WHO KNOWS? Bey is beautiful whatever way you slice it, but I suppose as a society we want to do anything we can to find some imperfection in those who seem perfect…
What do you think – is this Photoshopped or just a weird pic?
Beyoncé is the cover star for OUT magazine’s Power Issue for May 2014, and as you can see, she’s doing some channeling of Marilyn Monroe here. (Side note: What’s with everyone’s obsession with Marilyn Monroe? Seriously, why?)
In the issue, Bey gave her thoughts yet again on women’s sexuality and wants y’all to know you can turn up the heat in the bedroom and still be a lady on the streets:
In the issue, Blue Ivy’s mother speaks out on behalf of her fellow females. “There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists,” says Bey. “Men are free and women are not. That is crazy.”
She also encourages women to celebrate their sexuality. “You can be a businesswoman, a mother, an artist, and a feminist—whatever you want to be—and still be a sexual being,” she continues. “There is unbelievable power in ownership and women should own their sexuality.”
Well, yeah. You know I love my Beyoncé, but this whole thing is getting a bit tired already. We know, we know, you love having sex with Jay-Z and you’re tired of being stifled by society’s expectations. I’m with you! Women should be able to do whatever men do and we deserve gender equality in all areas. But like… chill a bit. You’re not a politician, girl – you’re an entertainer.