Whatcha Say: Solange, Beyonce and Mariah Carey Got Our Readers Talking

Bradley Stern | May 16, 2014 5:30 pm

It’s Friday, Idolator readers! And what an unexpected week in pop it was, right Solange‘s shocking assault of Jay Z in an elevator with Bey made the Internet explode on Monday, followed by the memes and Twitter detective work by the BeyHive. (And then the family made a statement and now everything is back to normal. Right?!)

But it wasn’t all about elevators and high kicks: King of Pop himself Michael Jackson returned with his all-around great posthumous record Xscape, Glee wrapped up for the season and Danity Kane made a thirst-quenching return with their new single, “Lemonade.” Plus, Sheezus herself Lily Allen dropped by the Idolator studio and made her first TV performance in America in ages. (Also, have you entered to win a copy of Sheezus yet?)

As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below!

:: When presented with the shocking elevator footage, Anthony provided a humbling analysis on Here’s Insane Video Of Solange Physically Attacking Jay Z In An Elevator While Beyonce Watches: “I’m kinda glad they caught footage of this it just shows they are human and have problems just like their fans. No matter how big of a star you are people still fight and have issues just like the regular person.”

:: Pablo didn’t buy what Bey was selling in her statement, but saw a silver lining anyway on Beyonce, Solange And Jay Z Release A Statement About Their Now Infamous Elevator Brawl: “Lets be real. They didn’t write that themselves. However, who cares. Maybe this will get Solange the musical recognition she deserves. She’s the more talented sister anyway.”

:: calin wasn’t feeling too refreshed after hearing “Thirsty” on on Mariah Carey Drops A Solo Version Of New ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Single “Thirsty”: “Same old, same old, you heard one of her albums you heard them all, the only one that stands alone and it’s the only one I own is MARIAH CAREY first album. I still think she has one of the best voices out there. I just wish she will try something different, stay away from hip-hop for a while.”

:: While Young Today pointed out some Lambily hypocrisy: “For those of you going on about her ‘standard’ she tried that and y’all didn’t buy the records. So what do y’all want from Mariah?!?”

:: And when Purple Crush came for Mimi, The Truth came out on Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty” Hook Was Lifted From Purple Crush? The Pop Duo Certainly Thinks So: “The only thing the same is that they both said the word “Thirsty.” They are beyond reaching with that. It’s sad how a band attempts to make a name for themselves is by bringing attention to their alleged work.”

:: And Lil’ Lord Fauntleroy chimed in with a tune: “To quote Mariah, ‘Why you try so damn hard? Now you’re just thirsty for celebrity’.”

:: drew was bopping to Danity Kane’s new cut on Danity Kane’s “Lemonade”: Hear Their New Single (As A Trio) Featuring Tyga: “I bumped my head back and forth a couple times to this. Not bad. But really, come on Dawn… I know you need Danity Kane to help here, but I really am going to need some new solo work soon. :)”

:: Christian mourned the Frozen soundtrack successor on ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack’s Chart Reign Ends As ‘Now 50′ Debuts With Top Spot: “I would have settled for “Frozen” to be #1 for another week and “Now 50″ to be #2. It is a bummer to lose to an album compilation of every song that’s played endlessly on the radio.”

:: JamesJetsOften enjoyed Kylie’s pedestrian (literally!) video via Twitter on Kylie Minogue’s “I Was Gonna Cancel” Video Is Literally Pedestrian: Watch: “def departure from last 2 vids. Thoughtful. No smiles or color, very diff. <3’d #jet overhead. =)”

:: While TheFineTuner1, also on Twitter, was less pleased: “Worst Kylie video in a long time.”

:: But Finona was feeling pessimistic: “I’m disappointed :( So far, the visuals for kiss me once have been so illustrious and rich… This seems so watered down and dull. Granted, it’s a mere 30 seconds we’re looking at here, but even so, not at all what I was expecting and/or hoping for. This track has HUGE potential in the states as far as I’m concerned. I hope the video doesn’t squander it.”

:: TrulyRic encouraged us all to simply listen on Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’: Album Review: “SMH, Its so sad that instead of just appreciating this body of work, we ask pointless questions like will he approve? or would Michael Release some of the songs on this project because of the production behind it. The point is that we don’t know what he would have wanted, but im pretty sure he is not turning in his grave because we are trying to keep his music and the Legacy alive. People talk to damn much and always have something to say.. If i died and if i was the greatest releasing my music could be the best thing anybody could do, it not gonna hurt his name at all… Not one track on that album is bad not one, aLL PRODUCTION IS SOILD!! So what is the problem?? Shut up.”

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