No you too, Bey! Backlash was fast and furious when Beyonce posted a photo to her Instagram account in which her thighs look suspiciously thin.
The photo, which shows Beyonce golfing while on vacation, was either taken at a fantastic angle, or there's some funny business going on...because there's a very unnatural thigh gap. I agree that Beyonce has a banging bod, but good grief.
Considering that Beyonce recently dropped an album that focuses on EMPOWERING women, this isn't good for her brand or her message. Is it really worth putting her reputation on the line for an Instagram photo?
I'm hoping that the rumors are soon cleared up, and Beyonce didn't fall prey to the latest photoshopping trend. It'll be interesting to see if she responds to the rumors, for sure.
The families who lost loved ones in the 1986 Challenger disaster have criticized Beyonce for sampling a sensitive audio clip in her newly-released tune 'XO.'
This six-second sound bite utter by NASA's public affairs officer can be heard at the start of Beyonce's pop song: "Flight controllers here looking very carefully at the situation. Obviously a major malfunction."
June Scobee Rodgers, the widow of Challenger commander Dick Scobee, responded with this statement: "We were disappointed to learn that an audio clip from the day we lost our heroic Challenger crew was used in the song 'XO.' The moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the Challenger families, colleagues and friends. We have always chosen to focus not on how our loved ones were lost, but rather on how they lived and how their legacy lives on today."
Former NASA official Keith Cowing said: "These words were uttered as the crew and their disintegrating vehicle were still falling into the sea. These words are forever etched into the psyche of everyone who was watching that day and still echo across the years for the generation that followed... This choice of historic and solemn audio is inappropriate in the extreme."
The song 'XO' was co-written by Knowles, Terius 'The Dream' Nash and Ryan Tedder. It has been described as a "joyous, echo-laden heart burst" and a "swelling anthem that is one of the highlights of her fifth studio album."
Upon learning of the controversy, Beyonce issued her own statement: "My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you."
Check out the clip at the beginning of 'XO' below:
The fabulous Beyonce thrilled her fans when she announced just before midnight Friday that she was releasing a surprise album. True to her word, it was immediately released exclusively to iTunes.
There are 14 songs and 17 videos, including collaborations with Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean. The closing track on the self-titled CD is 'Blue,' a nod to her daughter.
The announcement was made on her Facebook page via video: "I see music. It's more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music."
Beyonce's quick reveal is not unlike what happened when Michael Jackson revealed his landmark 'Thriller' album back in the 80's.
She acknowledged, "I miss that immersive experience. Now people only listen to a few seconds of songs on the iPods and they don't really invest in the whole experience. It's all about the single, and the hype. It's so much that gets between the music and the art and the fans. I felt like, I don't want anybody to get the message, when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it's ready and from me to my fans."
Check out the preview video from her fifth studio album titled 'Drunk In Love,' featuring Jay Z:
Hip hop artist and entrepreneur Jay Z and Beyoncehave adopted a vegan diet for the next 22 days to see if they want to pursue a long-term lifestyle change.
The rapper wrote about it yesterday on his Life+Times blog, "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way. There's something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day ... It just feels right!"
He said candidly, "I don't know what happens after Christmas. A semi-vegan? A full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge? We'll see."
Sounds like Jay is into spiritual numerology ... or perhaps he has simply been reading Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP website and is ready to test the waters. In any case, the entertainer promises to post his progress.
Happy Birthday Jay Z! Hope you get to enjoy a BIG piece of cake! On second thought -- that probably goes against the rules of a vegan lifestyle. Gwyneth?
It appears that Beyonce didn't love her pixie cut after all. The entertainer experienced hair regret soon after making the knee-jerk decision to go with a super short 'do and is now rocking yet another style.
During her performance over the weekend at the V Festival at Highlands Park in the UK, the 31-year-old wore her hair in a sleek, chin-length bob that was likely achieved with hair extensions.
Sylist Kim Kimble recently weighed in on her famous client's hair, "She had great, thick long hair, which she cut off because she's ready to make a statement. It's a great one to make: 'I'm beautiful, sexy, bold and I can do it all.'"
Prior to the drastic cut, Mrs. Carter rocked a full head of luxuriously wavy tresses. Now that we've seen all three looks, which one suits her best? We tend to agree with Kimble -- with her stunning face, there probably isn't a style that would not suit.
WOW! Beyonce is the latest entertainer to get her long beautiful locks cut off. Last night B posted three photos of her pixie cut on Instagram.
The singer didn't caption the images, opting instead to let her followers form their own conclusions regarding the new look. Personally I looked long and hard trying to figure out if it could be a wig. I'm still unsure, but it looks like the real deal to me.
It turns out that even her hair stylist was taken aback when she requested the drastic hair makeover. Neal Farinah did the cut and Rita Hazan did the color. The colorist said emphatically, "Contrary to rumors, it was not because Beyonce got her hair caught in a fan recently. It was a moment that she had."
Let's face it -- Beyonce would be beautiful bald. We love confident women!
Kelly Rowland details a frank and poignant commentary on her life in a new song that is aptly titled 'Dirty Laundry.' The former Destiny's Child singer debuted the single live during the opening date of her Lights Out tour on May 26.
'Dirty Laundry' contains explicit language and reveals her serious case of envy for Beyonce after the group split in 2006 and Knowles went on to become a huge solo success.
Lyrics: "When my sister was on stage/ Killing it like a motherf--ker/ I was in rage/ Feeling it like a motherf--ker/ Bird in a cafe/ You'd never know what I was dealing with/ Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin' it/ Bittersweet, she was up, I was down/ No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now?"
Interesting! Kelly recently did an interview with Washington D.C. radio station 93.9 WKYS and claims that Beyonce and Michelle Williams listened to her new track together before it was released and they liked it.
Rowland recalls, "Beyonce was just like, 'I never left,' which was so sweet. It was endearing. She heard how real I was and she was just like 'I'm so proud of you.'"
During her debut concert in D.C., Kelly was unprepared for just how emotional it would be to perform for the first time.
She admits, "It's really weird when you take yourself in front of a crowd. Even in that moment of when I put my feet up, I felt like I was in therapy. I was singing and talking about what happened, and for a moment, it was like that crowd wasn't even there. And then when the music stopped … I was like 'You are live, Kel. Calm down.'"
"And I had to calm down, and then I had to breathe. You get lost … and it's nothing wrong with getting lost. But that was weird. I felt like I could do that with D.C."
Kelly told the audience, "Doing this song for me was so therapeutic. Honesty, like my mama always says, is always the best policy."
Her new album 'Talk a Good Game' drops on June 18th.