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First Look At Beyonce's New Videos & Album Details+Barack Obama Covers The Source

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As if the Beyonce mania earlier today wasn't enough, B has sent out a video message to all media folks thanking them for their hard work and support. And she's even giving a preview of what her vids are going to be like and her intimate process of writing the album. Chick is like a 1 woman Oprah spinoff /after school "Love Yourself" special and I love it all dammit. Check out Beyonce's video message and video previews here.  LOL at the Columbia label rep correcting herself and saying "Mrs. Beyonce". Oh the publicity circus... We're also hearing that the title of her new album is I Am and only 10 tracks of the 70 she recorded made the cut. Time will tell... And some kind of way Senator Obama is covering the upcoming Politics Issue of The Source. Very interesting.

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its real convenient how "bey"

its real convenient how "bey" becomes so "open and honest" all fo a sudden just mere weeks before her album drops...hmm *sideways stare*....btw, her new song "single ladies"....all kinds of whackness...i usually like most of her stuff but this is just "ring the alarm","crazy in love" & "get me bodied" ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!...to say she took a year to do her new tracks that song is garbage....try again OBAMA '08! NOV 4, 2008-BLACK FOLK MUST VOTE! JAN 20, 2009-BUSH'S LAST DAY IN OFFICE!
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She is not an icon, whoever

She is not an icon, whoever thinks that doesn't know the importance of music. Icons write their own stuff, and sing about what their really going through. Why is she singing about problems with men when she just got married? Also can I see some growth in her music please. Chick just turned 27, and this sound like something a 17 year old would sing, it has no meaning.I cons show meaning in their music. Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keyes(that is why she doesn't have to be overly sexual to sell, her last album sold over 750,000, the first week), even Whitney Houston. Each of these amazing women have at least one song people will be singing 10 years from now. I doubt anyone will still be singing "single ladies" when they are 40.
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[quote comment="231853"]Tru,

[quote comment="231853"]Tru, first of all, Matthew is not Michelle's manager. Her brother is. Let's get that str8. Secondly, Solo and Bey aren't even on the same label. Solo is on Geffen Records. The thing is, I believe that Sony/Columbia who is not that great promoting their artists are going to pull off all the stops for Bey because she's their top female artist right now. People don't understand this but last album era, Columbia really didn't grind for Bey. Bey grinded. She did the album with no label help. She paid for most of the videos except for the first 3 and it is sold 6 mil WW as well as earn millions of $s through touring. Now if I owned Sony/Columbia and I see this, I would know that if I put more behind her, the more money it will be for my label. So that's how it is. If you want to blame promotion as the reason for Kelly and Michelle(since they are on the same label as Bey) not blowing up as they are, then blame their labels. Period.[/quote] Ok Curtis, Point made and point well taken. Thanks for the info.
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Tru, first of all, Matthew is

Tru, first of all, Matthew is not Michelle's manager. Her brother is. Let's get that str8. Secondly, Solo and Bey aren't even on the same label. Solo is on Geffen Records. The thing is, I believe that Sony/Columbia who is not that great promoting their artists are going to pull off all the stops for Bey because she's their top female artist right now. People don't understand this but last album era, Columbia really didn't grind for Bey. Bey grinded. She did the album with no label help. She paid for most of the videos except for the first 3 and it is sold 6 mil WW as well as earn millions of $s through touring. Now if I owned Sony/Columbia and I see this, I would know that if I put more behind her, the more money it will be for my label. So that's how it is. If you want to blame promotion as the reason for Kelly and Michelle(since they are on the same label as Bey) not blowing up as they are, then blame their labels. Period.
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dammit i finally figured out

dammit i finally figured out the meaning of put a ring on it...smdh...yea b was bout to step out on dat ass and nigga just put a ring on it to keep hittin like he has been for the last 6yrs WITHOUT the ring wit yo dumb ass...jay can get any pussy he want but will neva have a fly chic like her...i'm not a fan but the bitch is fly and i will give her that much...but i doubt if he married her for the love...if so it would of been happened not buyin this album for shit all the personal hype...not feeding into it...overall i think she a cool person in the day and a bitch by night just like most females but she is clearly overrated...remember "pop" music is what put destiny child on the map so she will appeal to that crowd as well...too much competition in the rnb game right now...gotta appeal to the crowd thats not listening to rihanna..jhud..kerri and the rest.... and i love the hell outta AMEL LARRIEUX i swear she been slept on since the days of groove theory..ok my chattograph is over peace
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[quote comment="231302"][quote comment="231059"]I like Be as a singer and performer. Love the music. But as a person I think she is spoiled selfish self centered and low down. She does not want anyone to have success but her. Not Solange not Kelly and Not Michelle. I feel like she pretended to help promote her sister but she really was saying look at me Im Beyonce oh and this is my sister please by her album. She made her sis look pittyful and her album flopped. And when she write her songs they are great and #1 but when she wrote songs for Kelly they went no where. Im a psychologist so Im just reading what I see. Not hatin.[/quote] So since you're a "psychologist" you know how Beyonce is a person. In order to practice psychology you have to know the person. Where in your DSM IV is Beyonce's name? Because I never recalled seeing that. What was your thesis? The Psyche of Beyonce Knowles? I hope you aren't really practicing somewhere and just have a bachelors degree. Because I would feel sorry for whoever is taking advice from you. LMAO. Keep it coming. These comments are funny. You don't know Beyonce even though you want to through your degree.[/quote] To Jlovely You must know Beyonce. You can not get mad at people for having their own opinions. We are intitled to what we think and the right to voice it. I really like her music and performances but She has game. Eventhough she loves her sister and her friends at the end of the day they are her competitors! Beyonce and her dad knows that. She releases her songs the same time Michelle drops an album. 9 times out of 10 her album will flop and she had little to no promotions. But they have the same manager though. What about that? I don't know any health care professional who has to know the patients personally in order make their comment. And I have more than a B.S. degree by the way. Im not trying to fuss with you or talk down to you. I am just saying that we all have a right to our own opinions bad or good.
Tru's picture

[quote comment="230232"]WAT

[quote comment="230232"]WAT EVER HATERS BEYONCE(MY SIS) IS BACK AND IS IN FULL FORCE SO IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN JUMP OVER A BRIDGE CAUSE SHE IS BETTER THAN A LOT OF THESE FAKE/WAKE/NOTALENT SINGERS YES I SAID IT[/quote] I'm happy that she's happy. But to be a icon you have to be an orginal. She takes other people ideas and make them her own. Tina Turner, Anita Baker, Janet Jackson, and Ms Franklin stood out because they have they're own style. Beyonce is good at what she does but she knocks everyone else down to get what she wants (Kelly and Michelle). Alica Keys is an icon. She will always be remembered because her music is mature, fresh and different. I almost forgot Aaliyah. Beyonce needs to get her own before she talks about becoming a legend.
MsBErry's picture

Hey yall, jumping in days

Hey yall, jumping in days late. Bey, PROPSSSS, TO MAX!!!! The look, not over done, more soulful. I still think that put a ring on it song is not the business. But GOOD ON YOU!! :P
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BEY GOT THE INTERNET GOING

BEY GOT THE INTERNET GOING NUTS HOLLA
PRADA...'s picture

OMG IT LOOKS SO HOT I CANT

OMG IT LOOKS SO HOT I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS VIDEO BEY IS BACK 09 HER YEAR B1TCHES LOL.
PRADA...'s picture

[quote comment="231059"]I

[quote comment="231059"]I like Be as a singer and performer. Love the music. But as a person I think she is spoiled selfish self centered and low down. She does not want anyone to have success but her. Not Solange not Kelly and Not Michelle. I feel like she pretended to help promote her sister but she really was saying look at me Im Beyonce oh and this is my sister please by her album. She made her sis look pittyful and her album flopped. And when she write her songs they are great and #1 but when she wrote songs for Kelly they went no where. Im a psychologist so Im just reading what I see. Not hatin.[/quote] So since you're a "psychologist" you know how Beyonce is a person. In order to practice psychology you have to know the person. Where in your DSM IV is Beyonce's name? Because I never recalled seeing that. What was your thesis? The Psyche of Beyonce Knowles? I hope you aren't really practicing somewhere and just have a bachelors degree. Because I would feel sorry for whoever is taking advice from you. LMAO. Keep it coming. These comments are funny. You don't know Beyonce even though you want to through your degree.
jlovely's picture

It is funny how some people

It is funny how some people are up here giving their critiques when they will never be fans of Beyonce no matter what she does. Some said they wanted her to be more real...she's actually being genuine..but now that's not enough and it's just too late. Some said they wanted her to speak more about her wedding..she does...but now it's just a publicity stunt. Some said they wanted her to do tunes other than upbeat ones..she comes with If I were a Boy..but now that's too slow. How can you sit on a blog site and claim to be waiting for another successful black woman to fail regardless if you like the music. So sad. Opinions are cool but some of you act like you would have thought any other way no matter how great the material is. Critics are giving the singles the thumbs up, from EW, to The Los Angeles Times (the article Darrin put up). It's just funny to read. Some are just so bipolar when it comes to Beyonce and know they will be playing these songs, checking for the album. Anytime you claim not to be a fan but you know how many years Beyonce was with Jay, you know who recorded what singles, you know what sounds like B'day then my dear you are a fan and have been following her music and style for a while. It's ok to admit it. Just don't flip flop and pretend your critiques are true. lmao.
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[quote comment="230238"]When

[quote comment="230238"]When Mel found out Janae was pregnant, the camera shot made it look like she was going to walk out the door and close it, but instead she stayed in the apartment with Derwin STILL tried to jump his bones LMBO! But she did try and reason with him, letting him know that Janae might not even be pregnant. She told him that he needed to see the actual pregnancy test. Actually, she told him that he needed to watch her pee on the stick. So Derwin went and got the test; when he told Melanie that Janae was indeed pregnant, she said, well maybe its not even yours. So on so forth….. In my opinion, Janae is kinda suspect anyway. Time will tell…..[/quote] I just watched the episode last night online. It seems Mel is getting desperate. And was Jerome (her ex) messing with her roommate...that's the impression I got when she went home...?
Lizzy_E's picture

I like Be as a singer and

I like Be as a singer and performer. Love the music. But as a person I think she is spoiled selfish self centered and low down. She does not want anyone to have success but her. Not Solange not Kelly and Not Michelle. I feel like she pretended to help promote her sister but she really was saying look at me Im Beyonce oh and this is my sister please by her album. She made her sis look pittyful and her album flopped. And when she write her songs they are great and #1 but when she wrote songs for Kelly they went no where. Im a psychologist so Im just reading what I see. Not hatin.
Tru's picture

if u like it then u shoulda

if u like it then u shoulda put a ring on it ;-) classic! and ol sugar pants jiggin his choreography was gettin it! heeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyy Stan #8
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She really does try to hard.

She really does try to hard. Her album is called I AM? What was A. Keys album called...AS I AM, and what about Ciara song LIKE A BOY. With all of this jacking she is doing I can't even respect her as an artist nothing she does is original. I am just glad Jay got her hair done!!! I know her ass is fake but what about the ring? No seriously I heard the ring was not real. I actually liked her at one point in time and I think she did good playing the naive one when it came to Jay but in the end she is running his pockets and still have her own which is good. I hate that new song it should have been on her last album cause the tracks sounds similar. Sorry Jay we can't joc ya girl her swagg is in the basement!!!
Love's picture

Beyonce tries too

Beyonce tries too hard...nothing comes natural to this chick!!!!
Hotstuff's picture

I'll give her credit for

I'll give her credit for trying to "appear" just like us, but I think it's too late in the day for that. She and her people spent too long trying to stress that she's a "star" with all the over the top-ness. Even if it is genuine, it looks forced and rehearsed now. And both of these singles are garbage and sound like something we've heard before. Even the title of the cd sounds like something I've heard before...I Am? Seriously? She shoulda came way harder. I almost hope this is all a joke and she's gunna come out with something hot. I'm sure her cd will do well, but this mess isn't going to propel her to icon status.
carmella's picture

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[quote comment="230403"][quote comment="230353"]Beyonce' Ciara called and she said she wants her song "Like A Boy" back. LMAO![/quote] can you get out of my ass please? I have to fart![/quote] Mz Rihanna that's no way to treat your fans gurl...LMAO!!!! u funny as hell...is bout time u came out and tell this jjj person to STFU!!!! lol
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[quote comment="230303"][quote comment="230270"]Review of Beyonce two singles Beyoncé may be a married lady now, but she's still all caught up in the drama of love's first glances and final door slams. It's refreshing that she's staying in character: When artists such as Mary J. Blige start making music about how happy they are with their chubby hubbies, it may be sincere, but it also serves the function of feeding the tabloids. Beyoncé and her Hova have always kept business and pleasure separate, which imparts dignity to their relationship -- and lets her be an artist first, a personality second. Beyoncé's emotional reserve also allows for hits that still appeal to her core fan base of independent women. "Irreplaceable" was a masterpiece of that ilk, the finger-wagging summation of mercenary, "Sex and the City"-style post-feminism. That song made Beyoncé pop's Chairwoman of the Board, as worldly wise and merciless about love as Sinatra was in the wee small hours of the morning. Her new club banger, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," elaborates on "Irreplaceable's" theme of love as sport, if not war; sounding a lot like a Destiny's Child song, it has Beyoncé doing call-and-response with her backup singers over a rump-shaking beat provided by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. More than most female singers, Beyoncé understands the funky art of singing rhythmically, and this is a prime example. The song's message is a tricky one: girlfriend's just split from her no-good man and is out celebrating with her crew. She's snaring a new man, but her old one is watching, and the song is directed to him. "If you like it then you should have put a ring on it," goes the singsong hook, and eventually, the lyrics reveal that this is what the singer really wants: for her guy to make like a prince and grab her, delivering her to "a destiny, to infinity and beyond." That's corny, and Beyoncé's not one for cheap sentiment. No matter what the bridge says, it's that chorus that wins the day, and it is a slap in the face of a man who's already blown it. Prince Charming is left standing there like the second lead in a romantic comedy, while Beyoncé lets her new guy -- and the beat, and those jumping background singers -- sweep her off her feet. "If I Were a Boy" mines a very different mood, and in doing so, elevates Beyoncé's game even higher. This is her Streisand moment -- a tender, fairly simple ballad that Beyoncé uses to prove she's a great vocal actress. Co-written by Toby Gad, a longtime ingenue supporter who gave Fergie her Song of the Year with "Big Girls Don't Cry," this tearjerker is circular in structure, its unending cadences suggesting that the problem B's addressing is eternal. This isn't just another breakup song; it's an elegy for female empowerment, Beyoncé's admission that no amount of money, fame or skill can solve the basic inequity between her man's heart and her own. The lyric starts out with Beyoncé musing about all she'd do if she could be anatomically and hormonally altered: eschew grooming, embrace booze, dog after every lady in sight. Cute, and at this point a smile underlies her delivery. But then she hits her upper register, and the sorry sneaks in: She's dreaming that if she were a boy, if a man could have a woman's sense of empathy, things would be different. By the second verse, she sounds resigned, ticking off more cruelties that male empowerment allows. "I'd put myself first," she mutters. But she can't -- she returns to the chorus, and her imploring vision of life as (with?) a "better man." Then the script flips. No more dreaming. Addressing her straying lover directly, she says it's just too late. Her tone is gentle, open: Instead of the snap of "Single Ladies" and "Irreplaceable," there's real sadness as she shuts this door. The last verse is just slightly stagy, with a sneer sneaking in as she sings, "But you're just a boy." In the end, Beyoncé can't resist arching her eyebrow; she's a survivor, and she won't let her pain completely unmake her. But that's the final, poignant point of this excellent song. In Beyoncé's world view, an independent woman must sacrifice the princess fantasy she was sold as a child, and keep that steely edge, even when her world is melting around her. The compassion Beyoncé's vocal conveys as "If I Were a Boy" concludes is as much for the man who can't fulfill romance's impossible dream as it is for herself. Post-feminist independence is usually staged as a comedy -- chick lit, "Sex and the City," "Irreplaceable." Here, Beyoncé turns it into an adult drama, and lets it bleed. It's a powerful and complex view of sexual politics from a singer and songwriter who's truly come into her own.[/quote] thanks[/quote] beautifully said..loves it
just me:)'s picture

BEAUTIFUL...I KNOW BOTH SONGS

BEAUTIFUL...I KNOW BOTH SONGS WILL GROW ON ME..I JUST KNOW THAT IM MORE FOR LIKE A BOY CAUSE THE OTHER ONE SOUNDS LIKE A CONTINUATION OF BDAY..BUT I LOVE HOW NATURAL SHE LOOKS...DONE WIT THE WIGS FOR A WHILE I SEE..BACK TO EXTENSIONS..LOL BUT NOBODY CANT DOUBT THIS CHICK AS A PERFORMER...I SEE THE CHOREOGRAPHY...IM BITING MY LIPS SAVING MY DOLLAS HERE AND THERE FOR HER CONCERT
just me:)'s picture

OMG I CAN'T WAIT TILL THIS

OMG I CAN'T WAIT TILL THIS ALBUM DROPS!! THIS SHIT IS GOING TO BE HOT!!! GO B!!!! TEXASGIRL23
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[quote comment="230351"][quote comment="230320"][quote comment="230307"]LMFAO ROTF @THE FLAMBOYANT CHOREOGRAPHER omggggggggg i think i replaed that like 15 times just to see him do his lil dance lol. YESSSSSS HONEY YESSSSSS!!!!!![/quote] Dear YBF bloggers, After many many internet years of silence, I must ask: How many variations of Kiki, Keki, KEKE, etc.. can one celebrity blog take? *lets out a SIGH* How can I put this nicely? Please find another name- particularly the Kiki versions that want to put up nasty/freaky/cluck cluck pics up on their gravis, thereby diluting the name image. To those groups of "Kikis" I am sure there is another blog you can surf to that caters to your crowd type. However, I would be happy to inform you when Tasha decides to launch a seperate Foolywang-only site that may suit your needs more appropriately. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, I hope you can understand. Thanks in advance and have a good evening to all. Back to YBF. Yours Truly, The one & only "YBF" Mademoiselle Kiki[/quote] :shock: Folks go HARD for their names boy!!!! I don't blame ya![/quote] Thanks for your support Miz Pride & Joy (another true "YBF" blogger- we all know who we are). I do not know what's up with the riff raff on this site lately but it has got to stop....starting with the KiKi imposters! The real KiKi has stood up dammit.
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not a fan but on the part of

not a fan but on the part of the vid with her and the two girls dancing that was really good she is more of a jazz dancer you can tell that but it was good
justice's picture

[quote

[quote comment="230270"]Review of Beyonce two singles Beyoncé may be a married lady now, but she's still all caught up in the drama of love's first glances and final door slams. It's refreshing that she's staying in character: When artists such as Mary J. Blige start making music about how happy they are with their chubby hubbies, it may be sincere, but it also serves the function of feeding the tabloids. Beyoncé and her Hova have always kept business and pleasure separate, which imparts dignity to their relationship -- and lets her be an artist first, a personality second. Beyoncé's emotional reserve also allows for hits that still appeal to her core fan base of independent women. "Irreplaceable" was a masterpiece of that ilk, the finger-wagging summation of mercenary, "Sex and the City"-style post-feminism. That song made Beyoncé pop's Chairwoman of the Board, as worldly wise and merciless about love as Sinatra was in the wee small hours of the morning. Her new club banger, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," elaborates on "Irreplaceable's" theme of love as sport, if not war; sounding a lot like a Destiny's Child song, it has Beyoncé doing call-and-response with her backup singers over a rump-shaking beat provided by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. More than most female singers, Beyoncé understands the funky art of singing rhythmically, and this is a prime example. The song's message is a tricky one: girlfriend's just split from her no-good man and is out celebrating with her crew. She's snaring a new man, but her old one is watching, and the song is directed to him. "If you like it then you should have put a ring on it," goes the singsong hook, and eventually, the lyrics reveal that this is what the singer really wants: for her guy to make like a prince and grab her, delivering her to "a destiny, to infinity and beyond." That's corny, and Beyoncé's not one for cheap sentiment. No matter what the bridge says, it's that chorus that wins the day, and it is a slap in the face of a man who's already blown it. Prince Charming is left standing there like the second lead in a romantic comedy, while Beyoncé lets her new guy -- and the beat, and those jumping background singers -- sweep her off her feet. "If I Were a Boy" mines a very different mood, and in doing so, elevates Beyoncé's game even higher. This is her Streisand moment -- a tender, fairly simple ballad that Beyoncé uses to prove she's a great vocal actress. Co-written by Toby Gad, a longtime ingenue supporter who gave Fergie her Song of the Year with "Big Girls Don't Cry," this tearjerker is circular in structure, its unending cadences suggesting that the problem B's addressing is eternal. This isn't just another breakup song; it's an elegy for female empowerment, Beyoncé's admission that no amount of money, fame or skill can solve the basic inequity between her man's heart and her own. The lyric starts out with Beyoncé musing about all she'd do if she could be anatomically and hormonally altered: eschew grooming, embrace booze, dog after every lady in sight. Cute, and at this point a smile underlies her delivery. But then she hits her upper register, and the sorry sneaks in: She's dreaming that if she were a boy, if a man could have a woman's sense of empathy, things would be different. By the second verse, she sounds resigned, ticking off more cruelties that male empowerment allows. "I'd put myself first," she mutters. But she can't -- she returns to the chorus, and her imploring vision of life as (with?) a "better man." Then the script flips. No more dreaming. Addressing her straying lover directly, she says it's just too late. Her tone is gentle, open: Instead of the snap of "Single Ladies" and "Irreplaceable," there's real sadness as she shuts this door. The last verse is just slightly stagy, with a sneer sneaking in as she sings, "But you're just a boy." In the end, Beyoncé can't resist arching her eyebrow; she's a survivor, and she won't let her pain completely unmake her. But that's the final, poignant point of this excellent song. In Beyoncé's world view, an independent woman must sacrifice the princess fantasy she was sold as a child, and keep that steely edge, even when her world is melting around her. The compassion Beyoncé's vocal conveys as "If I Were a Boy" concludes is as much for the man who can't fulfill romance's impossible dream as it is for herself. Post-feminist independence is usually staged as a comedy -- chick lit, "Sex and the City," "Irreplaceable." Here, Beyoncé turns it into an adult drama, and lets it bleed. It's a powerful and complex view of sexual politics from a singer and songwriter who's truly come into her own.[/quote] Thanks! I'm so excited! Can't wait for the visuals for the two singles! Bee is killing it on the vocals! Love them both, one strong ballad and one funky dance groove! We get the best of both worlds!
KeishaK's picture

10 songs and i already dont'

10 songs and i already dont' like 2 of em.good luck
d's picture

Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.
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Good morning YBF fam.....I'll

Good morning YBF fam.....I'll only be on for a short while, I was order into the field.... ---------------------------- Obama snitches!!!!!!!!!!
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[quote comment="230445"][quote comment="230442"]This is totally off topic but I just read this on another site. Someone mentioned Sherman Helmsley(Geoge Jefferson) is gay. Anyone else hear that or am I really out of touch?[/quote] I think I heard that he is. I heard that a long time ago though. I believe he is, if I'm not mistaken. Didn't he come out?[/quote] Good question. The blog had his pic up and people were commenting on how he looks now as oppose to back then when he was starring on The Jeffersons. In the comments section someone mentioned he was gay and I was like WHAT? I never would of thought that. Thanks for answering.
magnum p.i.'s picture

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[quote comment="230444"]Morning YBF!!!![/quote] morning
Dame(Early voting for Obama)'s picture

[quote comment="230442"]This

[quote comment="230442"]This is totally off topic but I just read this on another site. Someone mentioned Sherman Helmsley(Geoge Jefferson) is gay. Anyone else hear that or am I really out of touch?[/quote] I think I heard that he is. I heard that a long time ago though. I believe he is, if I'm not mistaken. Didn't he come out?
countrygyrl's picture

Morning YBF!!!!

Morning YBF!!!!
*stopthemadness*'s picture

Cracking up at the

Cracking up at the comments! "Bey is so talented" "Bey is so hot" "Bey is an icon" "I can't wait for this album" Let me issue my disclaimer as I did yesterday: I am a Beyonce fan...loved her last CD but folks, those first two singles suck! I applaud her for her work ethics because she's a hard worker and I'm sure her CD will do very well, but personally, me no likey! As far as she and JayZ are concerned, hell, he should have married her; she waited 6+ years for that...now I only wish that she would share the secret so that the other eternal fiances can move into wifey status.
Sweetp7's picture

This is totally off topic but

This is totally off topic but I just read this on another site. Someone mentioned Sherman Helmsley(Geoge Jefferson) is gay. Anyone else hear that or am I really out of touch?
magnum p.i.'s picture

I thought she said she wanted

I thought she said she wanted privacy. Wasn't she the one who said that the whole concept of engagement rings are silly? So why does she have on this big gaudy one?
Lisa's picture

like i said the songs are

like i said the songs are wack as hell, but the videos will bring the much needed "fiya" ...she's telling everybody it's personal cuz that's what we wanna know about her, her secrets, and what a disappointment it's going to be...hey tasha i'm calling it!
darealmrscarter's picture

She is an ICON. We are in the

She is an ICON. We are in the mist of greatness.
F Geezie's picture

i m a B fan i dont feel the

i m a B fan i dont feel the two singles but still support her i loved listenning to her talking a bout her work she seemed happy i can't wait to buy the album
LOVELY's picture

yaaaaaayyyyy it's B

yaaaaaayyyyy it's B season...can't wait for the whole album to drop, loving both singles.
lyd's picture

i am what legend i am done

i am what legend i am done bee
The Truth's picture

Beyonce your smiling watch

Beyonce your smiling watch this backfire on you i bet ya stans is gonna see watch bee take over as j.lo in her prime oh where is j.lo hmmmmmmm
The Truth's picture

As I listen to the most

As I listen to the most beautiful Ms. Beyonce...such a lady, love Beeeeeeeeeeeeeee:) can not wait to meet her. I am anxiously waiting for her album...finally some real music...I was sick of all the other wanna B. welocme back Ms. Beyonce love you, love your music:)
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[quote comment="230653"][quote comment="230303"][quote comment="230270"]Review of Beyonce two singles Beyoncé may be a married lady now, but she's still all caught up in the drama of love's first glances and final door slams. It's refreshing that she's staying in character: When artists such as Mary J. Blige start making music about how happy they are with their chubby hubbies, it may be sincere, but it also serves the function of feeding the tabloids. Beyoncé and her Hova have always kept business and pleasure separate, which imparts dignity to their relationship -- and lets her be an artist first, a personality second. Beyoncé's emotional reserve also allows for hits that still appeal to her core fan base of independent women. "Irreplaceable" was a masterpiece of that ilk, the finger-wagging summation of mercenary, "Sex and the City"-style post-feminism. That song made Beyoncé pop's Chairwoman of the Board, as worldly wise and merciless about love as Sinatra was in the wee small hours of the morning. Her new club banger, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," elaborates on "Irreplaceable's" theme of love as sport, if not war; sounding a lot like a Destiny's Child song, it has Beyoncé doing call-and-response with her backup singers over a rump-shaking beat provided by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. More than most female singers, Beyoncé understands the funky art of singing rhythmically, and this is a prime example. The song's message is a tricky one: girlfriend's just split from her no-good man and is out celebrating with her crew. She's snaring a new man, but her old one is watching, and the song is directed to him. "If you like it then you should have put a ring on it," goes the singsong hook, and eventually, the lyrics reveal that this is what the singer really wants: for her guy to make like a prince and grab her, delivering her to "a destiny, to infinity and beyond." That's corny, and Beyoncé's not one for cheap sentiment. No matter what the bridge says, it's that chorus that wins the day, and it is a slap in the face of a man who's already blown it. Prince Charming is left standing there like the second lead in a romantic comedy, while Beyoncé lets her new guy -- and the beat, and those jumping background singers -- sweep her off her feet. "If I Were a Boy" mines a very different mood, and in doing so, elevates Beyoncé's game even higher. This is her Streisand moment -- a tender, fairly simple ballad that Beyoncé uses to prove she's a great vocal actress. Co-written by Toby Gad, a longtime ingenue supporter who gave Fergie her Song of the Year with "Big Girls Don't Cry," this tearjerker is circular in structure, its unending cadences suggesting that the problem B's addressing is eternal. This isn't just another breakup song; it's an elegy for female empowerment, Beyoncé's admission that no amount of money, fame or skill can solve the basic inequity between her man's heart and her own. The lyric starts out with Beyoncé musing about all she'd do if she could be anatomically and hormonally altered: eschew grooming, embrace booze, dog after every lady in sight. Cute, and at this point a smile underlies her delivery. But then she hits her upper register, and the sorry sneaks in: She's dreaming that if she were a boy, if a man could have a woman's sense of empathy, things would be different. By the second verse, she sounds resigned, ticking off more cruelties that male empowerment allows. "I'd put myself first," she mutters. But she can't -- she returns to the chorus, and her imploring vision of life as (with?) a "better man." Then the script flips. No more dreaming. Addressing her straying lover directly, she says it's just too late. Her tone is gentle, open: Instead of the snap of "Single Ladies" and "Irreplaceable," there's real sadness as she shuts this door. The last verse is just slightly stagy, with a sneer sneaking in as she sings, "But you're just a boy." In the end, Beyoncé can't resist arching her eyebrow; she's a survivor, and she won't let her pain completely unmake her. But that's the final, poignant point of this excellent song. In Beyoncé's world view, an independent woman must sacrifice the princess fantasy she was sold as a child, and keep that steely edge, even when her world is melting around her. The compassion Beyoncé's vocal conveys as "If I Were a Boy" concludes is as much for the man who can't fulfill romance's impossible dream as it is for herself. Post-feminist independence is usually staged as a comedy -- chick lit, "Sex and the City," "Irreplaceable." Here, Beyoncé turns it into an adult drama, and lets it bleed. It's a powerful and complex view of sexual politics from a singer and songwriter who's truly come into her own.[/quote] thanks[/quote] beautifully said..loves it[/quote] Darrin are you INSANE Picture you in your head waxing poetic - NO - NOT! You and yr nutty theisis streisand? sinatra? Hahahahahah socio-political comparisons hahahahahah Boy-Gurl you funny
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[quote comment="230407"][quote comment="230403"][quote comment="230353"]Beyonce' Ciara called and she said she wants her song "Like A Boy" back. LMAO![/quote] can you get out of my ass please? I have to fart![/quote] hahaha, FUNNY![/quote] :wink:
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[quote comment="230403"][quote comment="230353"]Beyonce' Ciara called and she said she wants her song "Like A Boy" back. LMAO![/quote] can you get out of my ass please? I have to fart![/quote] hahaha, FUNNY!
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First she jacks Ciara "Like a

First she jacks Ciara "Like a boy" now Alicia. Yes I know it's not exactly the same but it might as well be. What's wrong beyawnce lost your creativity?
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[quote comment="230353"]Beyonce' Ciara called and she said she wants her song "Like A Boy" back. LMAO![/quote] can you get out of my ass please? I have to fart!
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That title "I Am..." makes me

That title "I Am..." makes me think of Alicia Keyes. "If I were boy" somebody elses track, and the video is shot in black and white like Ciaras. "Single Lades" is a get me bodied remix. This isn't gonna help her be an icon,icons write their own music, and don't really copy other artists. On a positive note i like BC JEAN'S verson i is edgier and raspier, ad makes you listen to the words better. I ain't gonna lie i am not a fan,not a hater either,these are all facts.
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[quote comment="230370"]When

[quote comment="230370"]When the QUEEN goes 3-4 times Platinum at the end of the Christmas season, I guess she should send out an extra-special message for all these skeptics who don't like her, but still keep her name in their mouths. She will THANK YOU all personally for all this free promotion of her CD, and so much so that management and A&R didn't even need to lift one finger lol. Presents and eggnog for all lol.[/quote] CO-SIGN oh oh oh oh oh oh oh if you like it then you should put a ring on it oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
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