Kelly Rowland — one-third of Destiny’s Child and Beyonce’s BFF — recently came out with her solo single “Dirty Laundry,” which is about the intense competitiveness that comes with being famous. In her case, that meant competing with Beyonce her whole life, both when they were in a group together and after Bey went solo. The song also delves into Rowland’s experience with a destructive and abusive relationship. “Dirty Laundry” is gorgeous and heartbreaking — so much so that Rowland herself broke down on stage while singing it at her concert in Washington, D.C. this weekend. Watch above. [via The Gloss]
Amidst rumors that she’s pregnant with her second child (Jay-Z told my boo at Hot 97, Old Man Ebro, that they’re not expecting), Beyonce gave fans a new glimpse at her first born, Blue Ivy Carter. Shown sitting in her BIC monogrammed director’s chair backstage at one of mom’s concerts, Blue’s hair has been styled into her first set of braids. Adorbs all around. [via I Am Beyonce]
Ms. magazine is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, feminist magazines in America. The mag has occasionally featured celebrities on the cover; Wonder Woman was its very first cover girl, while other cover stars include Meryl Streep, Cher, Cecily Tyson, Ani DiFranco and Pam Grier.
But the mag’s latest cover girl, Beyoncé, is causing controversy for all kinds of reasons. Keep reading »
That’s been the rumor for a few weeks, but now E! Online has gone as far as to confirm the news, saying that multiples sources have told them it’s true — Blue Ivy is going to be a big sister! Now, I’ll hold off on the mazels until we get official confirmation from Bey and husband Jay-Z, because I don’t want to jinx anything. After all, Jayonce and their brethren are among my primary passions in life, so while I normally get kind of annoyed/jealous when celebs in my age bracket or younger have multiple kids before I have one, I make an exception for my favorite celebrity super couple. Anyway, the countdown, ahem, has started for the Knowles-Carter family to confirm or deny this news! I’ll start chilling the champagne and titanium straws! [E! Online]
Beyonce sure has a lot going on lately (and, um, all the time): a massive tour, a controversial trip to Cuba, a rumored second pregnancy… But regardless of how much Queen Bey has on her plate, she never misses a beat when it comes to looking flawless, whether she’s rolling in to a Nets game or a red carpet event. Mrs. Carter’s flame-embellished gown at the Met Ball was a polarizing choice, but her makeup for the evening? Universally gorgeous. A few tips and tricks, after the jump… Keep reading »
Pause your Spotify and listen to Kelly Rowland’s new song “Dirty Laundry” (after the jump) — not only is it intense, but it’s really good. She sings about how hard it was for her to watch her “sister” Beyoncé get A+++-list famous while Kelly was “going through some bullshit,” mostly, it seems, an abusive relationship: ”Meanwhile this ni**a puttin’ his hands on me, swear y’all don’t know the half of this industry. She sings about lying to her mother and her friends about the abusive relationship, classically being isolated from help. “Kinda lucky I was in her shadow / phone call from my sister, what’s the matter / she said ‘oh no, you gotta leave’ / I’m on the kitchen floor, he took the keys / I was mad at everybody, I mean everybody, her her her her everybody,” she sings, adding that it took five years to finally get her life together. “I was trapped in his house … I was battered / He hit the window like it was me, until it shattered,” she sings. “He told me nobody love you but me, not your mama, not your daddy, and especially not B. He turned me against my sister, I missed you.” Keep reading »
Remember when Beyonce and Jay-Z went to Cuba for their fifth wedding anniversary and everyone got all up in arms about? Well, even though the United States has for decades upheld laws that basically tell Americans not to travel to Cuba, Beyonce says she was still shocked by the amount of flack she received for going there.
She told ABC News on Monday:
You know, it was such a beautiful trip. I met some incredible children. I visited some incredible entrepreneurs. And it was really, it was really educational for me. I learned so much about so many people and the country.
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Beyonce may have banned the average concert shutterbug from snapping pics during her Mrs. Carter Show Tour, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t hire a photographer of her own and painstakingly edit his film down to only the most flattering shots of her at her most Sasha Fierce to release for public consumption. Click onward to see the pics Beyonce’s actually wants you to see of her performing. Flawless! Not an Incredible Hulk moment in sight!