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Bey with Joe Thiesmann
YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! The pre-superbowl NFL press conference featuring Beyonce` aired today on the NFL Network and the megastar lead off by addressing the lip-synching hoopla that surrounded her inauguration performance on January 21st, singing the U.S. National Anthem ACAPELLA and finishing by playfully saying "Any questions?" When asked by reporters what exactly happened, Beyonce` explained that she sung on top of a pre-recorded track as a precaution because she didn't have an opportunity to rehearse with the Marine Corps. Band and wanted the historic moment to be perfect. When questioned if she will lip-synch at the Superbowl on Sunday as many other halftime performers have, she reiterated that she always sings live and will definitely do so for the show. She was coy about whether or not her Destiny's Child sisters will join her onstage or if she will be on tour soon, but gave notice that fans need to be on the lookout. She also completed a very cute and funny post-conference interview; you can see both in full below. Ever focused on her craft and full of composed, positive energy, Beyonce` usually doesn't respond to negativity or rumors, but I was glad to see her shut mouths and nip it all in the bud- especially since she did it in such a classy way. I LOVE MY BEY! After hearing about how it made Beyonce` emotionally upset to be accused of "faking" her pregnancy following a heart-breaking miscarriage, I have been infuriated as a fan. Like the rest of the BeyHive, I hate for Beyonce` to experience any sadness or hurt. This is why I have ALWAYS kept her and other artists in my prayers. Life is hard on it's own without the scrutiny and vices that loom over the entertainment industry.
Beyonce's post-election notice
Beyonce` made me shake my head after election night when she updated her Tumblr and new Instagram account with a photo of a hand-written note that read “TAKE THAT MITCHES” (the photo has since been removed). I was happy to see President Obama re-elected like any other supporter, but I found the posting to be in poor taste. It’s one thing to express elation, but once you use the competitor’s name or image (especially as a replacement for the expletive “bitches”), it becomes personal and more like an attack or insult, versus an endorsement for someone else. Had Romney won and someone posted something similar about Barack Obama, it would be deemed arrogant, disrespectful and perhaps racist depending on the wording. Also, Beyonce` has to keep in mind that she is a public figure with a diverse fan-base. She clearly didn’t consider how her fans who voted for Romney would feel. No, I’m not suggesting that she keep her political views quiet; I’m suggesting that she keep it classy. There was no need to gloat or disrespect the governor in order to celebrate. What do you all think?
Seriously Beyonce`, WTH?!?
Most people figure out pretty quickly that I LOVE Beyonce`. She is my queen diva of choice. But every now and then, she does something that irritates or perplexes me. Here, I tell what's been buggin me about the Bee lately (with reviews and love for the Queen Bee in between).