“Why is it that every time a female entertainer wears something revealing, it’s assumed she felt like she ‘had’ to?” she wrote. “Why aren’t men held by the same strict standards as women?” Two excellent questions but Tiffany saves the best one for later in the post. “Why is what she chooses to wear at her grown-ass-woman show any business of anyone else’s?” Read the articulate singer’s full commentary after the jump. More »
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It was an especially big night for Beyoncé fans last night — but then again, when isn’t it a time for celebration as a Beyhive member? Queen Bey led the pack by winning not one, but three awards of the night including the “Fandemonium” Award, followed by a sexy surprise (pre-taped) performance of “Partition” with Jay Z live from Miami’s On The Run Tour (which we attended!) to close out the show.
Other major performances of the night included Nicki Minaj‘s trippy-as-hell performance of “Chi-Raq” into “Pills N Potions” (there was a giant mushroom in the middle of the stage!), Usher‘s career-spanning hit medley — from “Nice And Slow” to “Good Kisser,” Chris Brown‘s return to the stage for the first time since jail with a choreography-filled performance of “Loyal” alongside Lil Wayne, Tyga and Travis Barker (?!), Iggy Azalea and T.I.‘s “No Mediocre” and Pharrell‘s cheerleader-filled #BaeUniversity opening of “Come Get It Bae” (hey, where’s Gwen?), which led into a killer mash-up with none other than Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott‘s classic, “Pass That Dutch.” “The Empress!” Pharrell dubbed Missy before welcoming her to the stage. Watch some of the night’s biggest performances, then check out the full list of winners below. More »
One clip (above) shows that Jay Z was performing his 2001 hit “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” to celebrity mugshots being projected behind him. Only Beyonce’s were fake; the others of David Bowie, Puff Daddy, Tupac and more were real. The clip does show that Bieber’s mugshot was timed to Jay’s best line in “Izzo” (“So poof! / Vamoose, son of a b—-”). What it doesn’t show, though, is that Beyonce was also apparently addressing the crowd. “Even the greatest can fall,” she said, according to The Mirror. More »
Dutch DJ R3hab unveiled his hard house remix of “Pretty Hurts” a couple of weeks ago and now ever-reliable club veteran Tracy Young has overhauled the ballad into a soaring floorfiller. She has a lighter touch (the synths stay pretty and there’s a touch of trance), which works particularly well with the song’s inspirational message. Listen after the endearing remix jump. More »
She then proceeded to work a ballerina’s barre with her fellow dancers — bending and stretching in ways that should come with a warning. Bey positively exuded confidence and sex appeal. We’re used to her pushing the envelope in raunchy clips like the afore-mentioned “Partition” but this is some next-level smut from the queen of R&B! See a selection of semi-NSFW pics up top. More »
And, as expected, The Carters delivered two hours of impeccable entertainment that cemented their status as the first couple of popular music. Hov acted as a kind of de facto MC for the event, warming up the crowd with a slew of classic hits between his wife’s more elaborate set pieces. The recurring themes of love and family really pulled the show together. After all, it began with a glamorous projection that read “This Is Not Real Life” and ended with a montage of home movies featuring Blue Ivy with the caption “This Is Real Life”.
Not that On The Run was completely without flaws. For a stadium show, the staging is relatively unspectacular. Jay performs with little production behind him and the second stage in the middle of the venue is a complete misfire. Transitions to and from it were awkward and there weren’t enough screens to see what was happening. My biggest qualm with the show, however, was the setlist. Bey’s contribution to be specific. Too much of the brilliant (but all too recent) Mrs. Carter Show world tour was simply recycled. And that’s not good enough when premium tickets cost $500. More »
Beyonce Joins Jay Z, Replaces Justin Timberlake, On “Holy Grail” In Miami: Watch The On The Run Stunner
The married pair shared the stage several times, but perhaps one of the most memorable moments during the Carters’ joint spectacle was when Beyonce filled in for Justin Timberlake on chorus duties for Hova’s summer 2013 smash “Holy Grail.”
Watch that one above, then catch a few more performances from Bey and Jay’s On The Run gig in Miami below. More »
:: Thirty-eight people were hospitalized for dehydration after taking drugs at an Avicii concert in Boston. [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Beyonce typed out a four-paragraph letter honoring Michael Jackson on the five-year anniversary of the King Of Pop’s death: “For whatever reason he could evoke more emotion than an adult. It was so raw and so pure. It was these little things that he did that were just swag. It’s something that’s God given.” [Beyonce.com]
:: “Would it be really easy to assume that I was a douchebag? Definitely. One hundred percent. But that doesn’t mean that I am. Or maybe I am, I don’t know,” Adam Levine tells GQ in their profile on the clearly conflicted Maroon 5 rocker.
:: Prince‘s Purple Rain album was released 30 years ago (!!!) this week. Its parent movie won an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score, but was also up for two Razzies: Worst New Star and Worst Original Song (“Sex Shooter”). [Pink Is The New Blog]
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Hov upload two behind-the-scenes photos today that show the R&B royals overseeing different aspects of their live extravaganza, which is set to become the second-biggest tour of all time, at Sun Life Stadium. They look focussed but very happy. That fits in with a handful of pics Bey shared last week. “I feel like the luckiest girl to hold a microphone,” she captioned one image. “Im grateful to be able to do what I love.” Oh and she also took a selfie, which The Hive has declared perfect/free of all flaws. Check out the gallery up top. More »
:: Jessie J performed her part in DJ Cassidy‘s “Calling All Hearts,” which also features Robin Thicke, at this year’s Capital Summertime Ball. Instead of the Paula crooner, though, The Wanted‘s Nathan Sykes joined her on stage to help sing the song. [Popdust]
:: A homeless man who stalked Selena Gomez was ordered to undergo psychological treatment. He went to the Stars Dance star’s house twice, then was arrested for breaking into her guest house. Yikes. [AP]
:: As the world waits for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, Katy Perry has already volunteered to write her a campaign song. Wouldn’t “Firework” suffice? [Instagram]
:: Lorde responded to Iggy Azalea‘s recent comments about her participation in an all-girl tribute to Nirvana, which was part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “I had a good time. That’s all that mattered,” Lorde said. Meanwhile, Azalea re-focused her energies on criticizing the media. [Pitchfork]
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