Posts tagged "Beyonce"

Mathew Knowles Claims That Jay Z and Solange’s Elevator Brawl Was Staged To Boost Ticket Sales

If Mathew Knowles‘ relationship with Beyonce wasn’t strained already, it will be after she hears about his latest run-in with the media. The mastermind behind Destiny’s Child talked about his famous offspring during an interview with a Houston radio program this morning (August 27) and claimed that Solange‘s elevator brawl with Jay Z was staged to boost ticket sales for The Carters’ On The Run tour.

“There’s a tour going on,” the 63-year-old explained. “So you have to sometimes ignite that tour, it’s called a Jedi mind trick. The Jedi mind trick fools you a lot of time.” He wasn’t done there. “Everybody’s talking about it, ticket sales went up. Solange’s album sales went up 200 per cent.” Wow. What kind of dad publicly accuses his daughters of fraud? Amusingly, he claims to still be managing Destiny’s Child and says he speaks with Bey every Sunday. They are going to have an interesting conversation this week. Listen to the interview after the jump. More »

Laverne Cox Dancing To Beyonce’s Medley Was Possibly The Best Moment Of The VMAs: Watch

The dust has finally settled on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards but, chances are, you’re still watching the epic performances on repeat. Well, here’s one you might have missed. While Beyonce was schooling lessors in the art of performance with her visual album-spanning medley, Laverne Cox was putting on a show of her own — from the audience!

The Orange Is The New Black actress clearly caught the holy ghost during “Blow” and launched to her feet. The 30-year-old history-maker is clearly a paid-up member of The Hive because she knew all the moves. Making the moment even more magical is the sour look on Kim Kardashian‘s face. (The reality star was seated in the row behind). Watch Laverne get her entire life after the jump. More »

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: 8.3 Million Viewers, Down 18% From Last Year

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Perhaps the BeyMAs weren’t enough of a selling point, or perhaps there weren’t enough enticing acts hitting the stage, or perhaps the state of pop music is pretty tepid at the moment: According to Nielsen, the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards averaged 8.3 million viewers for the night, down 18% from the Miley-tastic 2013 show.

Aside from 2012′s dismal 6.13 million viewing audience, this year’s show was the lowest-watched event since 2007′s Video Music Awards. (The highest? 2011′s show, which averaged 12.4 million viewers.) In addition to Beyoncé, the night featured acts like Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Jessie J, although fellow pop divas known for their memorable VMAs moments (both on and off-stage) — including Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears — were not in attendance.

But, hey, there were still 12.6 million tweets!

What did you think of this year’s show? Let us know in the comments below. More »

MTV Video Music Awards 2014: Review Revue

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With the dust now settling on the 31st MTV Video Music Awards, various sites have been dissecting the night’s performances and the overall spectacle in general. For instance, Beyonce‘s eye-popping finale, not to mention her touching on-stage moment with husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy while accepting the Video Vanguard Award, seemed to have captured the attention of most critics. Also being singled out is Miley Cyrus, for bringing a homeless 22-year-old as her date to the event.

The show was also shorter in time-length than usual, and a lot more tame when compared to recent years. So how did this all pan out as far as quality entertainment? Head below for our roundup of VMAs reviews. More »

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Recapping The Madness

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I can’t stop crying. We did it, kids…we made it through another year of the MTV Video Music Awards!

The show kicked off with a bang (sort of!), as pint-sized pop tart Ariana Grande crash-landed onto the stage to merrily skip around for a rendition of “Break Free.” Cute! Then came a second bang — err, butt, as our beloved “Pills N Potions” rapstress Nicki Minaj took to her jungle-themed stage (which was snake-free by the way, thanks to an incident over the weekend) to deliver some spot-on booty-ography from her a$$-clapping “Anaconda” video. And then, an ACTUAL “Bang Bang,” as Jessie J arrived to the stage. The powerhouse trio then teamed up on stage, except — eek! Nicki was just barely zipped up into her dress, resulting in an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction. But even though the dress totally flopped, she expertly covered her bits and handled it like a total champ. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: The Complete List Of Winners

Thirty years ago, in 1984, the very first MTV Video Music Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Actor/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd and actress-singer Bette Midler co-hosted, Madonna gave her infamous “writhing around in a wedding dress” performance of “Like A Virgin,” The Cars won Video Of The Year for “You Might Think” and David Bowie and Cyndi Lauper won Best Male Video (“China Girl”) and Best Female Video (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”), respectively.

A lot has changed in that time, and he 31st annual VMAs was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, just south of Los Angeles. Beyonce and Iggy Azalea were tied for the most nominations, with eight apiece, while Bey received the Video Vanguard Awards (an honor bestowed upon David Bowie, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester at that very first ceremony in 1984).

Below, is the full list of winners from the 2014 MTV VMAs, where you can see who all took home a Moonman after the latest installment of MTV’s annual music blowout. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: Beyonce Is The One True Queen

Slow clap for Beyonce. The unstoppable diva literally ran down the red carpet when the show was already starting but still managed to steal everyone’s shine. (She did stop briefly to chat with a couple of truly blessed fans). Queen Bey is being honored with the Vanguard Award tonight, so she dressed appropriately in a stunning black gown.

It kind of goes without saying that the 32-year-old looked amazing. Like Iggy Azalea, she opted for a glamorous look over a skimpy rag or plunging neckline. Bey’s beyond those games and knows she can still scalp bitches by simply flashing a smile. Mrs. Carter is rumored to be performing a medley of her entire visual album. Stay tuned. More »

MTV VMAs 2014: Watch Every Video Of The Year Award Winner From The Past Decade In 2 Minutes

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We Put A Ring On The Past 10 Years
At this Sunday’s (August 24) MTV Video Music Awards, Pharrell will be the one male facing off against female pop forces Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and Sia in the Video Of The Year category. And of course we all know those names today, but who remembers that Panic! At The Disco once waltzed away from the VMAs with a Video Of The Year moonman? Or what song Green Day nabbed the award for in 2005? Or what year Britney Spears emerged victorious in the category?

Ahead of the latest staging of MTV’s annual extravaganza, we decided to flash back through the past decade, all the way back to 2004, to refresh our memories on exactly which artists and songs won the big prize on VMAs night. We then compiled snippets of all the winning clips into one two-and-a-half-minute video, which you can watch above. More »

The Summer 2014 Idolator Video Floppy Awards: Alison Gold, Farrah Abraham, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga & More Sweep The Floppys!

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Face it, kids: the MTV VMAs are hopelessly out of touch. I mean, Paris Hilton hasn’t even been nominated!

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That’s why we here at Idolator have decided to right the music industry’s wrongs by celebrating its TRUE triumphs via our very first Video Floppy Awards. #sorrynotsorry all other award shows — you ain’t NOTHING next to Idolator’s Floppys!

Below you’ll find the snubbed videos that we felt were most worthy of being singled out in at least some category or other. Oh, and just FYI, we’ll be hauling the Floppys out whenever we damn well please. Why wait a whole year when the cycle of floptitude is constantly twirling around us at any given moment?

You’ve been warned. More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Gets A Camp House Remix From The Thin Red Men: Listen

I don’t think anyone knows what’s going on with Beyonce‘s pioneering visual album at the moment. “Pretty Hurts” came and went without as much as a television performance (I’m still mad!) and then she randomly dropped that messy “***Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj in the middle of night before going back to dusting her Grammys.

“***Flawless” is scheduled to impact rhythmic radio this week and Queen Bey will perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, so I guess we’ll know more then. In the meantime, check out The Thin Red Men remix of “Pretty Hurts”. It’s a little on the camp side but that works well with the song’s divalicious lyrics. Listen after the jump. More »