Category Archives: Beyonce

It Was All A dream

Dream Hampton is one of the most prolific writers of our time. The Detroit native is pretty much a legend in hip hop journalism she wrote and edited for The Source, Vibe, Ebony and of course wrote  with Jay-z on two books. dream’s friendships with Big, Jay and many others allowed her to write with such an insight into the lives of hip hop’s most guarded that we flocked faithfully to her writings. When dream joined twitter and Facebook writers and bloggers alike flocked to follow her like a junkie looking for a fix she enlightened our pages with talk of Mumia, political unrest, and her insight to pop culture of today. One thing dream never spoke at length about is her daughter. We who followed her knew her simply as “The Awesome Daughter”, as she spoke of paying for her private schooling and her daughter vegan lifestyle, natural hair and attraction to science. dream is many things but her role as mother seems to be her most fulfilling and the soft spot to her iron clad resolve as attending Beyoncé’s labor day concert at Revel unleashed social media’s answer to the Holy Wars. While many have written about the account most have posted inaccurate findings. Dream was searching her name on twitter and came across a young, rude Beyoncé stan who had a picture of Beyoncé and her teenage daughter. The writer confronted the teenager on twitter asking her where the “fuck” she got the picture from and demanding that she remove the picture from her timeline. The teenager and her twitter pal began to throw insults at the writer calling her and her daughter ugly and using a few curse words of their own. From there dream took to her page and told a story of her daughter being attacked by Beyoncé fans for taking a picture with the superstar and the story took off from there. dream announced she was leaving twitter and now we have umpteen articles about social media bullying, and how Beyoncé’s fans are keeping writings from having access to dream hampton. Sigh where do I begin, first and foremost as a follower of dream I am sorry her daughter was disrespected, there is no justification for saying hateful things about a child, however we all know many of the people so outraged have made a crass comment about someone’s child. Let’s not find their comments of Blue Ivy or Willow Smith to pull out the hypocrite in a lot people hollering for social responsiblity. dream popped off at a girl with Beyoncé in her avi on twitter and that girl didn’t care who she was and popped off  right back. That is  the end, there isn’t some crazed movement by Beyoncé stans verses dream, it was dream and two girls getting into a twitter beef.  dream hampton is a legend however, her behavior has seemed to be overlooked and it shouldn’t be. When I logged onto twitter and began to get bits and pieces of what was happening with dream, it was the owners of Beyoncé fansites who pointed out the culprits. When confronted the teenage girls both began with she started cursing at me. As much as you want to chalk it up to Beyoncé fans being mean and behaving in toxic behavior online these girls acted as individuals and so did dream . They were painted as pariahs throughout the internet. Talib Kweli and many powerful writers came to the defense of dream and those girls had nothing but their Beyoncé avi pictures and their pride. Writing articles telling Beyoncé fans the error of their ways is senseless because fans are not monolithic. Instead of speaking to toxic behavior as a whole writers invented a script where an entire fanbase attacked a writer and in the process deprived them of access to dream.  Beyoncé fans and stans are no different from fans of sports teams. They take their team very seriously but are not the only base behaving badly online. As a Carolina fan I have seem much worse on from Duke fans but that is neither here nor there. What I dislike is how toxic internet behavior is NOW a problem. How many of the outraged authors reamed Rihanna for calling a teenage girl ugly when she called out for working with Chris Brown? You didn’t the majority of you laughed and tweeted how “real” Rihanna was.What about when people talk harshly about Blue Ivy who just turned 5 months old  or Willow Smith who is just 11 years old? We cannot pick and choose when it’s unacceptable for certain behavior based on our dislike of the culprit. Many writers despise Beyoncé fans and that is the truth. Beyoncé stans are the worst sometimes especially when they feel Beyoncé was shaded and they have no issues in voicing their opinion.  Let’s be honest Beyoncé is at the top of the game because of her fans. Those fans just sold out four comeback shows for her and have provided her a lifestyle her peers envy. She is not going to disown her fanbase, she may add the picture of dream’s daughter to show her fans she cares about this girl. She may put rules on her website but ultimately she only cares if they buy a ticket to her concert or her latest CD. Beyoncé fansites should hold hive members responsible who try to hijack their fanbase with messy behavior but ultimately adults need to filter what comes on their timeline. Block negative people and keep it moving. Why do you allow the words of a stranger to hurt you so bad? Why add oxygen to their fire of negativity? I would understand if you were sixteen but at forty years old you know how . Social media is not forced upon you it is a choice and just like dream chose to leave twitter you can choose who can and who cannot have access to you. Let’s all take a responsiblity for our own behavior on social media and report and block those abuse our internet space. Also let’s leave the dramatic twitter exits to bad writing on sitcoms there is no award for that either. Let us know what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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We Are Living in The Last Days

We are in a global crisis as we continue in economic downturn, food prices are soaring and according to black women journalist the most troubling of all….. Michelle Obama answered Beyoncé when asked who she would be for one day if she had to choose anyone. I wish I could say I am just playing and that some of us are not that pretentious and self-righteous they actually feel they can tell The First Lady who SHE can and cannot like but delusion know no bounds. Apparently Michelle Obama has to be careful who she calls a role model because by saying she thinks Beyoncé is one she is sending the message to young girls that its ok to shake your booty in “scantly-clad” clothing. I mean let’s think about the horror of your daughter being like Beyoncé. She would own her own business, produce her own songs, have her own companies, and she would date a man for 7 years before marrying him to start a family. Here I was thinking bath salt zombies , unemployment, congress trying to strip the rights of women were things to look out for but thanks to Keli Goff and Demetria L Lucas I am now realizing how desensitized I was to the real issues at hand. Again I will say you writer monkeys have got to get over your complex with Beyoncé. She earned her spot like you earned hers you continue to look silly trying to slut shame a married woman and you look even more pretentious trying to slut shame Michelle Obama by default. If you don’t like Beyoncé fine it’s ok you have the right to your opinion however you do not have the right to your own facts. One thing I know for sure I am pretty sure Beyoncé  will leave her house and The Root, The Grio and The Clutch will probably find a way to tie that move to the downfall of black women in society as we know it and Beyoncé will continue to rise above it.

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The Natasha Complex

On the second season of Sex and the City, Carrie famously had a Natasha Complex that ended with Natasha falling down a flight of stairs and breaking her tooth and Carrie breaking Aiden’s heart. Through the season Carrie bought shoes, laughed at grammatical errors, and snuck around with Natasha’s husband behind her back to hide the fact she didn’t feel she measured up to her. Carrie saw herself as the strong curly-haired girl who was too complex and complicated to be tied down vs Natasha the simple girl with straight hair who lacked to her in every way but beneath the facade she envied her effortless life. Beyoncé is that woman for the black community it seems, her entire existence is treated like an act of terrorism. If Beyoncé is honored with People Magazine’s most beautiful a magazine that comes out annually then we have to have discuss beauty in the black community, colorism and the very foundation of what is considered beautiful. When you question the reason you are immediately deemed a stan or making excuses for her “light-skin” privilege and reminded Beyoncé doesn’t represent true black beauty. Well before these women could recover from such a blow to the attack on the foundation of beauty, Beyoncé struck again this time getting awarded for a piece she wrote for Essence Magazine while promoting her album 4. Beyoncé is being rewarded for her piece Eat, Pray, Love and the warriors of black culture picked up their gun power and muskets and declared war on Beyoncé being honored. The majority of the comments  focused on Beyoncé’s hand written letter to Michelle Obama, the singer just thanked her for being a great role model but the sentence structure was not up to par and the comma splices were noticealbe . The letter was the equivalent of Carrie calling Miranda to brag, Natasha used their instead of there. From that moment everyone pulled out their education level to proclaim Beyonce is an idiot, tout education levels versus everyone else and the even though most articles were rife with grammatical errors themselves, the fact they could type something bad about Beyoncé seemed to make them happy. I am going to say this and be done with it, black women, black men, black people in general  need to get the FUCK over it. Beyoncé is a black woman, born to a black mother and father and she is not going anywhere. You cannot erase her, you cannot decided her level of blackness and you cannot dictate what is acceptable for her life. She left school to pursue her dream of being a grammy award winning singer and she has more than fullfilled her dreams. I am sick of the temper tantrums every single time she receives an award, or she leaves her house to go to her office or out to eat dinner. I also find it contradictary how black feminist are the biggest suppliers of the abuse she recives. Beyonce owns her own company, manages herself, has not been passed around the industry, has an all female band showcasing the talents of women but somehow that doesn’t matter. The other irony is that most that Beyonce seems to need a level of educatio despite her enormous success but you don’t hold her husband Jay-z to the same standards. Jay is amoung many males who have made his mark without and education. It That fact does not negate the many things he has accomplished and it doesn’t diminish what Beyonce has accmoplished either. If you find fault with the award then instead of dicecting Beyonce, her blonde hair, and her booty shaking moves just point your attention towards the organization. The  insecurities you show every time she is mentioned is beyond pathetic at this point and make you come off as the bitter bitches you claim is just a misrepresentation. Beyoncé fell down the steps the same way Natasha did and like Natasha she got back up and lived her life. After everything Carrie did Natasha went back to her plush life and Carrie still remained insecure and chasing after Big. If Beyoncé is not your cup of tea then , fine earth provides us with many flavors to choose from but  it is one thing to be critical of her art and something completely different to try to rip at the soul of another human being and that is where black media is with Beyoncé. From the skin lighting stories, the obsession with decision to wear blonde hair, and the stories of her faking a pregnancy you continue to take solace in trying to steal the joy of someone you do not know. I would like to open the floor to you guys what is the problem. Why does her existence hurt you so much, let us know in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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Taste the Moment

Nicki Minaj kicks off her new Pepsi campaign as she is the new global embassador for the brand. In the commercial a couple takes a swig of Pespi and they get their moment for life. They transport globally before ending up at a Nicki Minaj concert of her singing the tune Moment for Life and looking just as awkward as ever. I have to say I am disappointed in the commercial, as Pepsi always has the best commercial and they are normally iconic. From the MJ , Madonna to the more recent Britney and Beyoncé they were always bigger than life. Watch the commercial below and tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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The Writings on the Wall

Beyoncé has done it again, she has offset the balance of black women who think too highly of themselves. The previous week Beyoncé was named People Magazine’s most beautiful and some how the ideal of beauty needed to be re-examined as this cover would send young black girls careening into low self-esteem for centuries to come. Well now something even worse has happen, she won a journalism award. Quick black women hide your children, your husbands Beyoncé won an award for her Essence Magazine piece she wrote last year. Of course twitter was ablaze, Beyoncé had a ghost writer, journalism as it once was is over and Beyoncé has a blonde weave. Why throw the blonde weave in , it doesn’t fit but was mentioned time and time again in most rebuttals of the award. Beyoncé put a video up thanking the New York  Chapter of the National Black Journalist and black women will live their lives in peace this week unless Beyoncé wins something else. Read about Beyoncé’s award here:http://www.buzzfeed.com/hillaryreinsberg/beyonce-has-won-a-journalism-award and tell us what you think. I for one would like to say congrats to Beyoncé, continue to keep them mad.

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Mama Doesn’t Play

While Beyoncé will not let the haters steal her joy of the stupid surrogate rumors, her mother Tina is fired up about them. From the beginning Tina Knowles is tired of the rumors about her daughter, she famously reminded us in 2008 that she is from Galveston, TX and will fight if need be. What Galveston has to do with anything I am unsure but I just take it as, those are fighting words. Beyoncé grazed over the rumor with the proverbial Kanye shrug but Mama Tina said how unfair the rumor was. While I agree with Beyoncé’s approach it bothers me how haters don’t take folks families into the equation when they are being hateful. Tina says she was being asked about the ridiculousness and it obviously upset her. I think she is amazing because I would have gone upside anyone’s head who asked me that mess about my baby and grand baby. Read more about the stupid rumor reaction here:http://www.eonline.com/news/beyonceacute_calls_fake_pregnancy/312405 and tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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The Most Beautifulist Thing in This World

People Magazine unveiled their annual Most Beautiful List and Beyoncé was the fairest of them all. The magazine got the first interview with Blue Ivy’s mommy since she gave birth. Beyoncé looks amazing as she gushes about her baby girl, and fill us in on the journey to lose the weight. Beyoncé also brushes off the rumors surrounding her pregnancy as well as tips from her own mother. Look at the cover below and let us know what you think of Beyoncé’s beautiful photos in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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This is the Remix

Beyoncé has finally announced the winner of the remix of End of Time and it’s Jimek. Below we have the press release as well was pictures of the DJ, Beyoncé skyping the winner and the artwork for the remix EP. Tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri of the winner and his remix

 

NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Los Angeles-based producer, Jimek, is the winner of BEYONCE’s “End Of Time” Remix Competition. The Warsaw, Poland native’s remix was selected the best over nearly 3,000 mixes received over the four weeks of competition, which started on February 8.

Entries were uploaded to SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform with over 12 million registered users. Over 1.7 million fans visited the micro site in the first 10 days of the competition. By the end of the competition, all the stems were downloaded 351,000 times and 1.65 million fans listened to at least two mixes.

The competition was opened to 25 countries including Australia, Brazil, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Initial voting by fans, DJs and remixers through the SoundCloud community narrowed down the Top 50 entries. All eligible entries were voted on the basis of originality, creativity and musicality. The final winner was selected by an international panel of judges, including BEYONCE, British musician Isabella Summers of Florence & The Machine, Dutch music producer and DJ Afrojack, the duo DJ and producing team from Poland, WAWA, New York premier DJ Jus-Ske and Oscar-winning producer and composer Giorgio Moroder.

As the winner, Jimek, born Radzimir Debski, will take home $4,000 USD and will have his remix appear on 4: The Remix. The EP, filled with fan-favorite remixes, including “Countdown” by Isa Machine and an extended version of “End Of Time” by WAWA, will be available digitally on April 24.

Complete track listing for 4: The Remix, from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records:
1. “Run the World (Girls)” Dave Aude Club Remix
2. “Countdown” Isa Machine Remix
3. “Best Thing I Never Had” Lars B Remix
4. “Love On Top” DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio Remix
5. “End Of Time” WAWA Extended
6. “End Of Time” JIMEK Remix

Jimek, the son of classical and film composer, Krzesimir Debski, has a Masters degree in composition from Chopin Music Academy Warsaw and has studied film scoring and orchestration at UCLA, Los Angeles. He has worked in film and TV and is currently working on a debut solo indie album.

Here is a complete list of the 25 participating countries in the “End Of Time” Remix Competition: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.

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About SoundCloud: SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that lets anyone create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto the waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com.

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photos: Courtsey of  thebeyhive.com and Parkwood Entertainment

 

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Woman to Woman

Earlier this week we posted a letter Beyoncé wrote to the FLOTUS about her being a great role model and how blessed her daughter is to live in a world where Michelle Obama resides. Well Mrs. Obama took to twitter to let the the Icon know the feels is mutual. Mrs. Obama tweeted Beyonce “@Beyonce Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to. –mo,” . Not to be left out of the love fest Aretha Franklin got in on the love fest for Ms. Bey and thanked the diva for her wonderful birthday wishes tweeting “Aretha Franklin@ArethaFranklin @Beyonce You go girl!!! And also, thanks for the Birthday Wishes, it was a HAPPY 59th!!!”. It must feel nice to have legends and game changer to tweet you , salute you and co-sign your awesomeness.

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Teairra Got that Act Right

Teairra Mari is a good singer who has been looking for stability ever since she was unceremoniously removed as Princess of the Roc. The singer had a deal with Warner than didn’t really flourish into anything substantial for her. Teairra has put out singles and videos through a deal with Nelly’s Dirrty Ent but now she is back working with hit producer Rico Love. Rico was the point guard behind making Kelly Rowland finally shine without Beyoncé and he is hoping lightening will strike twice. While doing radio in Chicago Teairra announced the name of her sophomore effort will be  Sex on the Radio. Teairra’s single You Did That feat 2 Chains will impact radio soon. Are you ready for round two of Teairra? Let us know in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri

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