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Beyonce Rethinks Malaysia+More On The Set Footage Of Rihanna

Hold on to your sequins Malaysia.  Beyonce may not be coming there afterall.  Reports today state that the Knowles clan has delayed the controversial tour stop.  This comes after the Islamic groups in the county have been very vocal and protesting her coming there to perform.  Thanks to her skin baring outfits and provocative dance moves, they say her performance would be "immoral." B's camp says it was the "artist's decision" to postpone.

And here's some video footage from the set of Rihanna's upcoming video.

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OMG, you guys are so

OMG, you guys are so misinformed. Malaysia is a muslim country but we are nowhere like the middle east at all. We are multicultural and has all sorts of religion and everyone's free to have their own. The one making noise is just a small group of people, but they get press coverage..coz what else is on to cover people? BEP and PCD and Michael Jackson even..has performed in Malaysia, despite protests and thousands of fans showed up to support. Gwen Stefani has been here. Rihanna was almost performing (a few days before the concert, she got Chris Browned). It's peanuts really. B cant be THAAATTTT sheltered to not know anything. On the other hand, what we heard is different here. Her ticket prices were too expensive so promoters couldnt fill the seats. So Beyonce will not perform to a maybe 50% capacity. Her fans are kids who couldnt shell $500 to fill the front row..instead..opting for cheaper seats below $300..So her front stage is kinda empty..so I dunno if B's being a DIVA or the organizers an asshole..but WE ALL WANTED TO SEE BEYONCE!! We're very disappointed she decided to not be SASHA FIERCE and gives the stupid protesters a slap and a pat on the weave, instead cancel on us who've been waiting.. COME ON B. This is not very FIERCE of you.
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GRACE: It’s not enough for

GRACE: It’s not enough for her to “cover up” as a lot of you are implying. In order for her to actually tone down her performance she’d have to not pop her coochie or gyrate at all. We all know that that is impossible for the great and mighty Beyonce to do without changing who she is and what she represents. Booty popping and coochie winding are synonymous with her name.I think she should respect Malaysia’s wishes and not perform. Her and the rest of the Knowles need to stop being so arrogant. Having her videos played and CDs sold doesn’t have a big an impact as a live concert. Concerts are very hypnotic and can put the viewer in a trance like state. The Malaysian’s are well aware of the implications of her gyrating in front thousands of teens. Go through the hood and what do you see? A bunch of 3-11 year old girls booty popping and grinding like a grown ass women. If you ask me there is something entirely too wrong with that picture. America shows and does everything and anything on tv. Just look at the youth and how messed up they are. Sit down Beyonce one less concert isn’t going to kill your career. It might deflate your big, wide and strong ego, but you’ll be aight. I AGREE!!
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I am so happy to hear Bey

I am so happy to hear Bey will not be going out to Malaysia I don't want to see her to go where she is unwanted. Too much of the world is for her why would she risk life and limb just to perform when it is so wanted right here? Bey please go have some babies like 8 of em
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Rihanna looks stupid.. I

Rihanna looks stupid.. I hopoe the actual video is more lively than that
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LOL I love how Rihanna is

LOL I love how Rihanna is bouncing and trying to dance. I laughed my ass off!! She kinda looks like a whore with those boots. I think the video will be interesting. Her hair is really edgy I likes!! But enough about Rih Rih.. About Beyonce ..... I hate the costume she is wearing in that pic. Her hips just look akward in it. And about that Malaysia thing it would be interesting to see Bey performing in a Muslim outfit. If she really cares about her fans in Malaysia it would eb a great idea for her to do that.
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BrendaFierce Proud Stan:

BrendaFierce Proud Stan: LMAO @ LuckyCandy yeah Dear U haven’t seen ever Beyonce performance! SMH It like saying Twilight sucks and never once reading or watching the movie! Regardless if bey performs their or not! U the fuck cares! Its not open up 2 discussion! U can’t change the matter of the fact! I agree with TB!@hey Mamma Mia! Hé girl,comment ca va?;) lmao How are you doin?
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rihanna dresses like a

rihanna dresses like a prostitute every single day for Beyonce we call it coustumes it's only when she perfome did u ever seen beyonce dresses like a whore just to walk in street....... never!!!!!!!!!!!!! get em Bey
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Beyonce your hip pads look

Beyonce your hip pads look stupid in that photo! You don't need them, your real hips look really hot in the sweet dreams video.
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Beyonce dresses and dances

Beyonce dresses and dances like a whore on a stripper pole in a strip joint thank God, atleast some Malaysians still have some morals left in them unlike the American people. Beyonce is Jezebel!!!!!!!!!!
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Reality Please: Oh Thank

Reality Please: Oh Thank you… someone with some sense… What’s not being said is that Bey isn’t going there to perform b/c she chose some random country to perfom in.. Obviously, her sales are good enough there that there is a demand and desire to see her gyrate all over the stage.. so while the people of Malaysai are so bent on making her put on clothes… they obviously have no problem selling her album.. Don’t go Bey… They either love it or leave it alone.. I think it was commendable of her to try to adhere to their rules but if they so strongly oppose her performing.. thank them and move on.. Get it straight people.We want Bey here thats for sure.had already bought tickets and we was getting ourselves all excited for Sunday.I mean we get to watch all her videos and stuff on TV here so wat difference does it make with watching her live.And the people against her is a strict Islamic party not the entire government. and there always oppose anyone coming i mean with Avril they had said they would rally outside the stadium she was going to perform at but nothing happened and she performed.WE WANT HER HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@luckycandy- I am not sure if

@luckycandy- I am not sure if I believe Bey has more talent than Madonna. I mean I love her but Madonna is an original. As much as I love Bey, tell me one thing of hers that is original? All of that stuff has been done before. Madonna is constantly evolving and is still relevant at 50!!! Sooo ummmmm, I just don't know about that one although I will say that I do believe Bey is a better singer. I still feel like she should try to compromise for the sake of her fans, but who knows? Maybe she is? I am not in her back pocket. She could be working on a compromise right now.
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@LuckyCandy well honey u

@LuckyCandy well honey u missed a Astonishing Concert! "Her routine" Enlighten me on her routine! U truly R not a fan! no growth! beyonce has improved so much on her vocals, and song choice ect. U did go see the concert live so u could judge! And it was reported earlier (weeks ago) that bey made arrangements and agree to tone it down! However Tasha didn't post that! But Lovely we can't all be stans! so u were not properly informed! Bey will be performing there the show is just postponed! All in all thank u for your response! I suggest u buy bey DVD for Vegas (Nov 24 guys i already pre-ordered) shit will make u cry! especially when she sings resentment oh & her vocal on scared and lonely & That why u beautiful are magical! Alternatively just check it out on youtube when it come out! peace and love!!
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Awesome I can't wait! It's

Awesome I can't wait! It's great that the wait is ova...
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michelle: f*ck outta here

michelle: f*ck outta here with that s*it!!!! overly sexualized? u act like she’s the only one who does many people have done it before and still are i.e. madonna britney hell madonna’s whole career is built of sex so dont say that like she’s the only one who does it Of course she's not the only one that does it. Apperently she and others just can't go to Malaysia and do it. But what's really sad is, beyonce has more talent in ther pinky than the two you mentioned put together.
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Good points! GRACE: It’s

Good points! GRACE: It’s not enough for her to “cover up” as a lot of you are implying. In order for her to actually tone down her performance she’d have to not pop her coochie or gyrate at all. We all know that that is impossible for the great and mighty Beyonce to do without changing who she is and what she represents. Booty popping and coochie winding are synonymous with her name.I think she should respect Malaysia’s wishes and not perform. Her and the rest of the Knowles need to stop being so arrogant. Having her videos played and CDs sold doesn’t have a big an impact as a live concert. Concerts are very hypnotic and can put the viewer in a trance like state. The Malaysian’s are well aware of the spiritual implications of her gyrating in front thousands of teens. Go through the hood and what do you see? A bunch of 3-11 year old girls booty popping and grinding like a grown ass women. If you ask me there is something entirely too wrong with that picture. America shows and does everything and anything on tv. Just look at the youth and how messed up they are. Sit down Beyonce one less concert isn’t going to kill your career. It might deflate your big, wide and strong ego, but you’ll be aight.
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It's not enough for her to

It's not enough for her to "cover up" as a lot of you are implying. In order for her to actually tone down her performance she'd have to not pop her coochie or gyrate at all. We all know that that is impossible for the great and mighty Beyonce to do without changing who she is and what she represents. Booty popping and coochie winding are synonymous with her name. I think she should respect Malaysia's wishes and not perform. Her and the rest of the Knowles need to stop being so arrogant. Having her videos played and CDs sold doesn't have a big an impact as a live concert. Concerts are very hypnotic and can put the viewer in a trance like state. The Malaysian's are well aware of the spiritual implications of her gyrating in front thousands of teens. Go through the hood and what do you see? A bunch of 3-11 year old girls booty popping and grinding like a grown ass women. If you ask me there is something entirely too wrong with that picture. America shows and does everything and anything on tv. Just look at the youth and how messed up they are. Sit down Beyonce one less concert isn't going to kill your career. It might deflate your big, wide and strong ego, but you'll be aight.
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LuckyCandy: I say

LuckyCandy: I say compromise and put some clothes on.But judging by the fact that Beyonce has NEVER done a performance without her boobs or crouch out, I doubt that she is able to compromise.I don’t think she’s creative enough to come up with a performance that is not overly sexualized either.So Bey should probably just keep it moving like others have said. f*ck outta here with that s*it!!!! overly sexualized? u act like she's the only one who does many people have done it before and still are i.e. madonna britney hell madonna's whole career is built of sex so dont say that like she's the only one who does it
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BrendaFierce Proud Stan:

BrendaFierce Proud Stan: LMAO @ LuckyCandy yeah Dear U haven’t seen ever Beyonce performance! SMH It like saying Twilight sucks and never once reading or watching the movie! Regardless if bey performs their or not! U the fuck cares! Its not open up 2 discussion! U can’t change the matter of the fact! I agree with TB!@hey Mamma Mia! I've seen Bey perform on all her tours including DC up until this last one. I didnt go to the Sasha Fierce show because I know her routine. And though I love her as a perfomer, I don't see any growth. Maybe she doesn't want to change her show because she is standing up for art. :)
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$$$=GOD in USA: Can’t hate

$$$=GOD in USA: Can’t hate on the country for having some morals.If you are not of God then you are of the devil.1.Dress like a whore2.dance like a whore3. most songs are about sex or sex appealBeyonce is a whore. Not their fault Americans are portrayed as loose whores. period!!!!! Look at Ri-Ri new video!!all they do is dress like whores all day every day period!!!!!! maybe those who can not see it are blind because they are consumed by it and are too busy living it. Thank you!!!
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I can't wait to see the vid

I can't wait to see the vid and hear the song because i haven't heard it on the radio. I like in the video when the people say it's too late we have it already lol. I would've videotaped as well if i was there. That man with the flashlight was trying to blind them but like they said it was too late. What's up rihanna. I haven't been on this site for a while what's up ybf folks? Do anyone know who's directing Rihanna's vid?
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D: People need to learn to

D: People need to learn to respect the rules of other countries. Beyonce is not the first singer to perform in Malaysia nor will she be the last. Folks like Gwen Stefani and Mariah have performed there and adhered to their dress code. In fact, before Rihanna’s assault, she had agreed to adhere to the dress code in Malaysia but had to cancel after the unfortunate incident with Brown. And the promoter had noted that both B and the Malaysian authorities had come to an agreement. It is not that hard to cover up. Just rock a cute dress and make sure the boobs are covered. Ain’t that hard. So I would like to think that maybe there was a scheduling conflict or maybe B needs some rest (she has been touring a lot).Second, I would like to address those that have clearly never been outside the US or don’t own a passport or use it enough to explore the world. Beyonce is a global superstar like many of her peers and has travelled in many so called “third world countries” to perform before her fans. From Ethiopia to England to Brazil.. the girl has many fans but rules are rules and they must be respected in whatever part of the world you are in. It does not take much. I wish people would wise up and stop insulting other countries. Get over yourselves. It's about time that someone told it like an adult! Makes me wonder if these comments are being made by a bunch of 5th graders!
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wtf???? what's whith all the

wtf???? what's whith all the women take all of her clothes!!! this is call entertainment???? here's a challenge, keep my attention without taking your clothes off!!!!!
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Nevermind this story. Look at

Nevermind this story. Look at Beyonce's sexy ass backup dancer (on the left). His body is insane! My goodness...
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Has radio begun playing Ri's

Has radio begun playing Ri's new song? Because I haven't heard it ONCE.
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Bey, they don't want you...

Bey, they don't want you... come home. Nothing you do will get you into the door unless you wear the burka. eh LMAO @ the dance (?). This gal was with one of the best dancers around for a couple of years and this is all she got out of it. Damn, an entertainer so rhythmless, a voice so reminiscent of a drowning cat...well she must have some talents besides over/under dressed street walking. Hmmm...guess her "Becky" is wowzers...LMAO
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I guess sex doesn't sell

I guess sex doesn't sell everywhere. i'm wholly respecting these malaysian people. But she ain't gonna tone nothing down. it's either u want the pussy poppin' or u don't. are there any black talented women out there still that can manage to be successful without selling sex? if so can they obtain the same level of fame and respect?
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I wonder is she and her

I wonder is she and her record label secretly competing with chris brown to see who will drop an album first??? :/
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No matter what alterations B

No matter what alterations B makes, sounds like it still won't be enough. So, just cancel it if you can't meet the government's demands. She can't need the money that bad! It makes you wonder how they even know about her in the 1st place if they deem her to be immoral. Rih is as stiff as a board! She really should just stand still with her mouth closed and look pretty. The coat is bad!
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Brittany its not being stiff,

Brittany its not being stiff, but it is being lazy as hell. Too damn lazy to learn a dance step, and just wants easy money, and to copy others = NOT STAR QUALITY.
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...Sigh.... I love me some

...Sigh.... I love me some Rihanna!! Lmao@ her screaming when the train came!!
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Yo I love Rihanna and

Yo I love Rihanna and everything, but that bitch is stiff as hell..... Bey dont perform there....plain and simple, they dont want you there, dont waste ur time....
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@lala beyonce tour designer

@lala beyonce tour designer is Thierry Mugler not mama tina! i sorry i just annoying! It in my nature to always correct! Regardless almost always have unnecessary post about beyonce! Beyonce does rethink her choice! It just postponed! Jeez Tasha no need with dumb-ass beyonce post!
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LMAO @ LuckyCandy yeah Dear U

LMAO @ LuckyCandy yeah Dear U haven't seen ever Beyonce performance! SMH It like saying Twilight sucks and never once reading or watching the movie! Regardless if bey performs their or not! U the fuck cares! Its not open up 2 discussion! U can't change the matter of the fact! I agree with TB! @hey Mamma Mia!
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Rant continues: but at the

Rant continues: but at the end of day.. it is not that serious. People need to relax. I am sure B will be back in Malaysia.. I am not much of a fan but she has always struck me as a professional and very hard worker. So to her fans in Malaysia, she will be back. But it must suck if you bought a ticket and must be very disappointed. Anyhoo, life goes on..
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Well its their choice & she

Well its their choice & she should honor that & not perform. BTW malaysia IS NOT a third world country. I don't agree a woman should be told what 2 wear BUT they do have a point cause american society is very oversexed & has mixed values. Yes I could say that about places BUT were different cause we profess to be a "christian nation". I'm a Huge believer in celebrating the body but a lot of our images seem more exploit than celebration
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Gwen stefani performed in

Gwen stefani performed in malaysia and toned down, mimi performed for some arab prince and toned down-so mama tina has to come up with stylish outfits that don't show much flesh There must be a demand for bey in malaysia, and just because the people are muslim don't be thinking they don't get up to no hanky panky behind closed doors lol
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People need to learn to

People need to learn to respect the rules of other countries. Beyonce is not the first singer to perform in Malaysia nor will she be the last. Folks like Gwen Stefani and Mariah have performed there and adhered to their dress code. In fact, before Rihanna's assault, she had agreed to adhere to the dress code in Malaysia but had to cancel after the unfortunate incident with Brown. And the promoter had noted that both B and the Malaysian authorities had come to an agreement. It is not that hard to cover up. Just rock a cute dress and make sure the boobs are covered. Ain't that hard. So I would like to think that maybe there was a scheduling conflict or maybe B needs some rest (she has been touring a lot). Second, I would like to address those that have clearly never been outside the US or don't own a passport or use it enough to explore the world. Beyonce is a global superstar like many of her peers and has travelled in many so called "third world countries" to perform before her fans. From Ethiopia to England to Brazil.. the girl has many fans but rules are rules and they must be respected in whatever part of the world you are in. It does not take much. I wish people would wise up and stop insulting other countries. Get over yourselves.
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I think Beyonce should cancel

I think Beyonce should cancel Malaysia altogether. If they can't handle it, then that's their problem. End of the day, diva's still gettin' sick and filthy with benji's she can't spend And I hope the rest of the video is better than that clip. That "dancing" is NOT the business.
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the video looks boring

the video looks boring
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i do not like rihanna. she

i do not like rihanna. she seems hella sneaky..
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Beyonce will be fine

Beyonce will be fine regardless what decision she makes! Last thing on her mind is money because she has enough to last a lifetime. go Bey, do whats right for you boo!!
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I really didn't know Rihanna

I really didn't know Rihanna was that bad at dancing. Geez! Does her shoes hurt? I thought she was trained. She looks like she wants outta there so quick so she can change clothes and walk the streets. Love the coat though. The song sounds like some nursery rhyme crap..."the wait is ova, the wait is ova, oooohhh, the wait is ova, the wait is ova".....GAME OVER! Bey needs to give it up. It's time to try something new.....proper clothing....even Mimi be showing her body skankily but somehow she don't be getting banned from Dubai to China. It's called MODERATION. Try it!
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It's obvious Malaysia does

It's obvious Malaysia does not want her there, so why not just cancel instead of postponing. If they are going to protest, they are going to do it no matter what date she comes.
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how the hell is malaysia a

how the hell is malaysia a 3rd world country? let's look at that statement. secondly, like someone previously said, there is a demand for B in malaysia. malaysia is like over 63% muslim. so, it's probably a small group making a stink over her performing there. as a muslim woman i can understand the dislike for a woman gyrating in a bedazzled bodysuit, HOWEVER, the artist in me does not believe in censorship. so let B come to my town and I'm going to be at that show, fifth row, just left of center. but if my muslim friends dont wanna go, to each his own. thirdly, there seems to be an implicit assumption that all so called "islamic countries" are alike. not so. just like any place there are a ton of contradictions. for example, egypt has a predominately muslim population, but having busty bedazzled bellydancers on tv shows and weddings isnt unheard of. but at the same time it's also seen as a shameful thing if someone in your family is a bellydancer. dubai is a so called muslim country, where the majority population isnt even muslim and it's also more western than the U.S. and B has performed there, in that same sparkly one piece: http://www.timeoutdubai.com/gallery/10783-beyonce-in-abu-dhabi so again, big contradictions. say some christian group here opposed B coming to their city and won. you couldn't accurately say that, 'Oh America is a Christian nation, so thats why she couldnt perform.' Even if statistically Christianity is the largest religious group. Lastly, she performed in Indonesia in 2007, which has the largest muslim population in the world and it's Malaysia's neighbor. And Pussycat dolls performed in Malaysia (got fined for showing boob)...so contradictions abound. I have a feeling she'll perform there eventually. She'll probably make a couple costume alterations and it'll be fine.
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LuckyCandy: I say

LuckyCandy: I say compromise and put some clothes on.But judging by the fact that Beyonce has NEVER done a performance without her boobs or crouch out, I doubt that she is able to compromise.I don’t think she’s creative enough to come up with a performance that is not overly sexualized either.So Bey should probably just keep it moving like others have said. Co-sign. Re-think the marketing process and adjust to the country. I mean heck, it's not like she wouldn't get paid for it. And they're asking for less skin more class/morality, since when is this a bad thing? Lord pls, help these folks. -A
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Ms.FSU/504: I need help.

Ms.FSU/504: I need help. Since the change in ybf a short while back, I am not able to do the smiley faces. Help with them please. :p :S :M :A Sorry you guys.
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Bey's costumes are crack & so

Bey's costumes are crack & so is she..so glad I was able to see her front row this summer!! Watching Rihanna dance gives me the giggles :-]
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16. Why: October 19th, 2009

16. Why: October 19th, 2009 at 3:45 PM   (Quote) Okay, Jay-Z hires someone to babysit his girlfriend Rihanna because she is known as the black Paris Hilton ( Has Herpes, very trashy but without PH money)…. Then she goes to do a video shoot looking like she should be on Pimps Up Hoes Down? Or is it Hollywood Blvd, no HBO Special Cathouse???? I am confused? Moment of Silence for the LOST… Jay-Z you really need to hire better people to babysit your whore oops girlfriend!?! ------------------- LMFAO!!! All this hype better be worth the wait or the stans won't know what to do with themselves
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I say compromise and put some

I say compromise and put some clothes on. But judging by the fact that Beyonce has NEVER done a performance without her boobs or crouch out, I doubt that she is able to compromise. I don't think she's creative enough to come up with a performance that is not overly sexualized either. So Bey should probably just keep it moving like others have said.
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I need help. Since the change

I need help. Since the change in ybf a short while back, I am not able to do the smiley faces. Help with them please. :) :D :p
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