Remember when Beyonce performed at the Super Bowl and a whole mess of photos of her grimacing mid-dance move and/or high-note hit the web? Yeah, well Beyonce didn’t like that, to the point where her publicist actually requested that certain websites take them down. And now she’s taking steps to make sure an unattractive photo of herself during a performance never becomes a meme again by banning professional photographers from her Mrs. Carter Show Tour. Bey has hired her own photog team and will have final approval over which pics are released. This bums me out. I’m endlessly amused by a imperfectly-timed action shot. It’s a wonderful reminder that pop stars are human and look like they’re taking a painful dump when busting a move too. [Fstoppers]
Ooh, nipple-y! Beyonce‘s “Mrs. Carter Show” World Tour kicked off in Belgrade, Serbia, last night, which means we finally – finally! – got a look at the costumes. The confirmed designers who contributed their wares to Beyonce’s tour closet include Julien Macdonald, Dsquared2, and Pucci. Click through to see what Bey rocked for her first night on stage, starting with this little sequined faux tits-and-abs number… [Photos: Splash News]
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba is bothering the insanely gorgeous Stacey Dash. The former “Single Ladies” actress hopped on Twitter to let the most powerful couple in music know that they’re in the wrong for visiting the communist country.
Remember those “99 Problems” Jay-Z claimed to have and none of them being a bitch … well … nevermind. I don’t understand why Stacey Dash fights so hard to be taken seriously when she does things like pose naked in a bathtub and makes that her profile photo on Twitter–the very place she likes to hop on her soapbox and chastise those who don’t see the world through her green eyes. Read more on Hello Beautiful…
Another day, another reason to be completely jealous of Beyonce and Jay-Z. I have always wanted to go to Cuba, but I’m totally paranoid about going because technically you’re not supposed to visit as a tourist. But yet here Jayonce is, celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary with my dream vacay. They are just the luckiest. Totally digging Beyonce’s “Poetic Justice” braids and Thakoon tunic, by the way. Click through for more photos of Jay and Bey wandering the streets of Cuba in style.
“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman… I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept. … I feel like Mrs. Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been. It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, ‘OK, this is what you were born to do’. The purpose of my body became completely different.”
– In a world of starlets and singers reluctant to use the “F-Word,” Beyoncé is a friggin’ breath of fresh air. She’s our kind of feminist: a smart, successful woman who also loves her family life. We love you, Bey! [Jezebel]