Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:02PM EST
From: daricanchulo@yahoo.com
To: sandra@sandrarose.com
Subject: Beyonce steals again!!! (Proof Inside)

Hi Sandra,

I'll start off by admitting that I am a fan of Beyonce's work. But as of lately, I've noticed that her originality is gradually fading.. Her performance at the American Music Awards most recently caught my attention. Through out her "Single Ladies" performance, I couldn't help but notice that her dramatic dances, movements and animated facial expressions were easily influenced by performers in the gay ball room scene. But at the end of the performance, Beyonce blatantly ripped off the trademark "ponytail grip" that legendary ballroom performer Leyomi Mizrahi is known for. Beyonce actually channeled many different Leyomi elements during her performance. If you take a look at the YouTube clips below, you'll clearly see what I'm talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJPow-V06E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZDG3AXBovU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA3yxPydP24

P.S. I'm not a hater. I love Beyonce. I just wish that she would be more original nowadays.

-Lorenzo

  • WeezysBaby

    Isn't there a saying "history repeats itself"??? I mean she isn't the only one who is inspired by other artist and actually do what they've done..

  • ChokLitFactory

    I KNOW all of B's choreographers and probably alot of her friends are gay and are aware of the Gay Ballroom scene. I agree that she borrows from alot of people, but I think its mostly from what people show her and bring to her. I assume they bring her stuff, like, "B, you gotta see this!!" She doesn't choreograph her dance moves!
    That being said, this Leyomi chick is pretty fierce...that matrix move was the bizness!!

  • SylentDreamz

    As Beyonce goes with this project, I thought I was the only one who noticed that some of her styles seemed borrowed. Not saying there is anything wrong with being inspired but her song diva sounds just like a milli...just sayin'.

  • Charles

    She is a theif I mean just with this album ALONE

    She stole from

    FOSSE
    BC JEAN
    Rhianna
    George Michael
    Leyomi Mizrahi

    This bitch needs to sit the fuck down, im done with BeYAWNce Move over Rhianna is snatching that wig.

    And do people really like her screaming in songs, i must admit though i did like destinys child

  • Charles

    OK i just watched the performance on youtube, it was pretty good and entertaining, i just wish she could be more original instead of a blatant liar and theif

  • missmiami

    She is a fake and we all know that she mastered her craft very well. She should have bowed out of the game gracefully after B-day while on top so that she could focus on her acting career and marriage. JMO!!!! Not to mention one minute she has an apple bottom and the next minute it disappears. I wonder what Jay thought when they first hooked up and he found out about the butt pads. She could have at least invested in silicone!!!!!!!

  • netta0281

    only thing i saw was the ponytail thing everything else was original

  • Alana

    I am no big Bey fan but all the same people talking about her jocking someones style must not like Usher, Neyo, or Ciara either. Many artists are inspired by others. Ever heard the saying "Imitation is a compliment"? Some people hate on Beyonce so much that I feel she's doing everything right. If she wasn't important you wouldn't be talking about her. For example, when is the last time Sandra had a story about Ashanti?

  • uptopgrl

    The problem I see with Beyonce is she wants credit for things that aren't hers, if she just gives credit where credit is do she will be fine. But I always said that the media was going to bring this woman up to tear her down. Oh well I am not a fan so NEXT!!!!!

  • KaraZ

    Its one thing to be inspired by other historical artists or contemporaries even, but its quite another to take from emerging artists and slap her name on it like she did with BC jean. I used to think that perhaps she didn't know half of what was going on, but now I doubt it, I think the chick is just cutthroat because she still controls her brand.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    ChokLitFactory Says:

    That being said, this Leyomi chick is pretty fierce…that matrix move was the bizness!!

    ****************************************

    That was Kassandra busting the Matrix move. :)

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Sandra did you or daricanchulo personally sit down and talk to Beyonce. Until you can do that your post amount to nothing. You seriously take the time to hate on Beyondce and post negative things. We never hearyou talking about how much she donates to charities or what spokesperson she is for this or that charity organization. Your full of bias tear down reporting on this site and swear sooner or later you will reap waht you sow.

    Its 1thing to not like a person but to launch a full HATE campaign is terrible. YOou did it to Bey and you did it to Obama. All you do is sat @ home andthink of negative ISH to say about her. You spend hours reading content and criticizing her - that's why no CELEBS really F*** w/you anyway. Not A listers at all- people from the A yes - but not A listers. Lets see you try to get a mall photo of Iman -wouldn't happen for you ... even Day 26 would make excuses,people stay away from you and its for a reason. I really believe all you have is your readers. Also when is the last time you had some exclusive content on this blog HUNH?

    Who shouts out sandrarose.com?
    Who gives KUDOS to you(other than your readers)?

    Please answer these questions.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    Oh and good Morning fam! Sorryabotu the typos if any ...I needed a diff top story this morning.

    Can we have Common as the Morning Wood?

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    This was the first place I'd ever heard of "gay ballroom". Meaning pop culture hasn't caught on.

    However, Benny on Top model does these same moves.

    My point is she could be giving props to this ballroom shit. Bringing it to the masses. Who choreographed "single ladies?". Wasn't it a gay guy? Last I checked you can't steal dance moves. There were probably a lot of people in that audience that knew who she was "paying homage" to.

    Did Usher and Justin steal from Michael Jackson?

    Maybe this Mizrahi dude helped choreopraph single ladies.

    It all ties in together...

    I swear negative thinking is a curse...People who have minds like that must have a miserable existence and bring down everyone around them.

  • flyqtnva

    There is a lady here @ work trying to sell her I AM.... CD, she says she is very disappointed and she is a huge beyonce fan. I thought it was funny yesterday when she came around asking if anyone wanted to take it off her hands so she can recoup her dough. lol

    i guess if its Beyonce it anit stealing, swagger jackin, or inspiration its just B. NOT

  • flyqtnva

    ANYWAY PRES BUSH PARDONED JOHN FORTE. WOW

  • KaraZ

    Iyonah why you getting yourself worked up? Sandra is pretty consistent with her subject matter, so why are you even wasting time getting riled up?

  • flyqtnva

    Saw the vids and all i can say is if this guy has been out over 10 years I would say he is BEYONCE!

  • Kymystry

    Jesus ! .. can we NOT have all this foolishness .. I mean REALLY .. who outside the gay-ballroom world actually heard of this "fella" .. and who outside the gay-ballroom actually CARES !)O*^()_*)^(&**%(&)&^*%&*()+

  • brinabelle

    is Beyonce looking at Rihanna?

  • kwallace577

    gots to love the queens.

    this is the first place i ever heard of gay ballroom either dbrown. on the thug lovin post.

    all i know is...who gives a fluck? bey getting paid and they may be but not as much as her.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    I'm at the height of my PMS. Please find in your heart to forgive if I pop off, beyonce haters

    I can't deal with negativity today.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    honestly she has run her course..what little originality she had is gone..she can't help but "steal" from others..there's nothing left..she really needs to sit down

  • http://www.myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Hey....do any of you have any Geek Squad friends that dig up info on anybody?

    See what they can dig up on this daricanchulo @ yahoo.com

    and see if it's a real person.

  • Alynnemari

    Who cares?!?!?!?!? Unlike most artists who does an automatic repeat of a current performer, at least she, and her choreaographers, are channeling old school art that most of us have never heard of nor seen.
    At least she's bringing back names that probably would have gone down in the little to unknown history books.
    Sometimes I do wish she would sit down and take a break but in this industry you have to keep grinding and doing somehting new.
    But you have to admit she is one of the rare FEW who can sing live and dance, while killin' it!

  • jazi65

    Bey stans got their panties in a bunch again huh LOL.

    It's only inspiration when you give credit to its originator (Usher and NeYo gave props to MJ). This chick wants people to think it's her creative mind..ROFLMAO @)#$*( Please!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHEN DID SHE HOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE STATING THAT SHE INVENTED ANY OF THESE MOVES OR STYLES? WHAT I REALLY LUIKE IS HOW PEOPLE GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO FIND THESE THINGS TO TRY AND DISCREDIT BEYONCE. BEYONCE ISN'T A CHOREOGRAPHER. I AM WILLING TO BET MY LAST DOLLAR THAT LAVELL AND FRANK GASTON ARE HOMOSEXUALS, ANOTHER ONE OF THE CHOREOGRAPHERS SHE WORKED WITH, JOHNTE' WILL BE ON TYRA TOMORROW WITH HER, ANOTHER HOMOSEXUAL,BEYONCE IS SURROUNDED BY THE "KIDS" OH YEAH LETS NOT LEAVE OUR HER STYLIST TY. THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THIS STORY IS IT WAS DISCUSSED ON BEYONCEWORLD THE NIGHT OF THE AWARDS AS SOON AS SHE DID IT. HMMMMMM MAYBE THIS IS WHERE DARICANCHULO GOT IT FROM. *THINKING*

    YOU KNOW SANDRA YOU ARE HELPING BEYONCE STAY ON THE "LISTS." THEIR NAME MENTIONED ON WEBSITES ACTUALLY UPS THEIR POSITIONS.

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    @ Karaz ... totally not worked up @ all ...
    Just annoyed w/ Sandra ... she needs to lay off w/ the Bey talks.

    And all Beyone HATERS know that I have 1 message 4 you ....

  • heavn_sent

    Good for you iyonah. Sometimes Sandra goes way too far in the name of hits. She's right, that we don't have to read if we don't like it, and even though I personally think she does a lot of it for shock values..at some point, it's just annoying.

  • Sweet Mango

    The more I see the more I loose respect for Bey.. I love her as an artist, but I see right through all that other stuff. I mean come on Bey you claim to be the hottest chick in the game then be original and stop stealing everyone's shat!!

  • ReadTheBlog

    Maybe she's trying to make new friends in the gay scene since she's dumped the DC members. She did say she wanted to be an Icon like Barbara, Tina, Patti(whome she will NEVER touch) and Diana. All the Gays love those Divas. If that's what she's going for, she's onthe right track. Hey, she'll even be on Ellen today!

  • sexyma078

    I am not a Bey stan but i do like her music I have been playing the new CD to death it has some good joints but ANYHOO:
    1st she paid BC Jean for the song that by definition is not stealing
    2nd I quite certain she doesn't come up with her own dances
    EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE STANS PANTIES BEING IN A BUNCH BUT YOU HATERS OBVIOUSLY ALWAYS HAVE YOUR IN A BUNCH....DO YALL WANNA TAKE A RIDE ON THE CAMEL HUMP IS THAT IT.....OR WOULD YOU LIKE BEY TO BE JETSETTING FOR YOU!!!

  • licia

    i am not surprised by this. most artists borrow stuff from other people. the only difference is most of these artists are respectable enough to give credit to the people who influenced them.

  • http://myspace.com/erikamagaly Hermosa

    Madonna borrowed voguing from the gay community and made it into a world wide dance craze. Nobody said she stole it!

    People need to lay off B. If you don't like her, why waste your time?

    HATERS ARE ON THEIR JOB TODAY!

  • SMALONE

    BEY IS A COPY CAT!! I THINK THAT MAY BE A COMPLIMENT TO THE PERSON THAT SHE IS COPYING!! DON'T CHA THINK!

  • mimimumbi

    Hi Everyone, I came accross something, not really to defend Beyonce, but in a way, to defend her. See the link below, if you cant view it, i'll explain what i found. As someone said above many of the choreographers are indeed gay in the music business. Beyonce did not steal this move from Leyomi, infact, the link below mentions Leyomi's choreographer and one time competitor is a choreographer to the stars from Janet Jackson to Beyonce. So Sandra, not to discredit you, BUT maybe you should cut the girl some slack. This music business is really not built on originality anymore, infact, everyone borrows. In most cases, its a compliment to the originator. How do you explain, Usher, Omarion, Chris Brown coz they all borrow from Michael Jackson who borrowed from James Brown. I dont see any wrong doing in borrowing a dance move, she is "Sasha Fierce" and Leyomi, is FIERCE, so its a compliment to her, i doubt Leyomi is crying over it, so why should we. Now if Beyonce has taken someone elses song and put her name on it then THATS WRONG....BUT this discussion is about her copy catting Leyomi who bares a stricking resemblance to Beyonce, (i googled her)...So, should we say she copied beyonce's look??? I donno...Who cares BUT i wanted to once prove that Beyonce did not steal, she mearly borrowed from someone who works with Leyomi Mizrahi.
    http://www.mediarights.org/news/2008/06/17/the_evolving_world_of_ballroom

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    @ heaven "at some point, it’s just annoying."

    ALL the time ... but ummm ... let the content not get better over the rest of this week.

  • BayArea

    Blame it on the rain!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sweet Mango

    Another blog has pictures of her stealing J-Lo's look from I think 1998..

    Come on Bey!!

  • versatile

    of course, can we really expect originality from bey? I guess she's been watching ballroom scene dvds. I LIVE for the ballroom scene.

  • pinky2083

    Stealing J Lo's look from 98? Give me a f**kin break! Yall act like every thing that people do nowadays has never been done before. WOW. HATERS.

  • intensemocha

    SO FUGGIN WHAT?

    IF YOU JACK SOMEONE ELSE'S ISH AND MAKE IT YOUR OWN OR BETTER YET DO IT BETTER-THEN WHAT'S THE PROBLEM

    NO ARTIST IS THE ORGINATOR OF ALL OF THEIR WORK OR PERFORMANCES-THEY ALL ARE COPYING OFF OF SOMEONE ELSE WHO CAME BEFORE THEM

    IT'S SICKENING HOW YOU GO ON AND ON TO DISCREDIT THIS GIRL-SO WHAT? A SUPERBOWL HAS BEEN WON OVER AND OVER AGAIN SO WHY EVERY YEAR IS IT SUCH A BIG DEAL OR ACCOMPLISHMENT WHEN ANOTHER TEAM DOES IT? DO THEY USE THE SAME PLAYS AS ANOTHER TEAM?

    DUH-IT'S AN ACCOMPLISHMENT NONE THE LESS GROW UP AND STOP BEING SO DAMN PETTY THIS IS NO DIFFERENT FROM THOSE NICCAS FIGHTING AT THE DIRTY AWARDS BUT THE FEMALE VERSION OF THE CRAB MENTALITY/NICCA MENTALITY

    IT'S SAD TO SAY BUT SOME BLACK WOMEN AND NOT ONLY BLACK WOMEN BUT ALOT OF WOMEN ARE EXPERTS AT FINDING A PERCEIVED FLAW OR WEAKNESS IN ANOTHER WOMAN AND BLOWING IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION & TEARING THAT PERSON APART JUST TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL GOOD-IT MUST BE PATHETIC TO LIVE SUCH A MISERABLE LIFE THAT ANYONE ELSE'S ACCOMPLISHMENT MAKES YOU FEEL SO INSECURE OR THREATENED-THAT YOU REACT LIKE A PIT BULL WHO SMELLS BLOOD AT THE SIGN OF ANY HUMAN FLAW

    PURE PATHETIC AND COMEDY-IRREGARDLESS SHE'S A STAR AND YOUR NOT, YOUR NAME ISN'T AS WELL KNOWN AS HERS, YOU HAVEN'T ACHIEVED HALF OF THE SUCCESS SHE HAS-SO WHY WOULD YOUR OPINION OF HER HOLD ANY MERIT? OH YEAH IT DOESN'T....

    JUST ANOTHER NOBODY SPEAKING ABOUT SOMETHING THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT PERSONALLY-"BEING A STAR"

  • KaraZ

    Can you all stop overusing and misuing that term "hating." While you're here voltroning for Beyonce, she's out there stealing your chit too... hehehe :p

    I keed people, Beyonce isn't original, neither is Rihanna or 99% of entertainers out there, get over it.

  • katgirl33

    She did a lot of Tina's dances too....remember What's Love Got To Do With It? Proud Mary performance?

    They was just talking about "sampling" and how it's taking off again on the news this morning.....Ms. Hanna Montana jocked the hell out of some old school 80's band!

    On the news it was said that the sampling used to take place where the artist would pay the original artist for the jock.... apparently, they not doing that anymore. I say they need to be on the lookout for lawsuits....

  • versatile

    she didn't do it better!

  • katgirl33

    Wow to all the people who are hating on Beyonce, AND the ones who think people are trying to discredit her.....

    Thanks for the info about her paying the original artist for the song sample.....maybe she went on and paid after it hit the media...who knows?

    This woman is making millions of dollars, I don't think anybody on here (including Sandra) is in a position to discredit anybody.....if she's not original in her moves/music, then she's not original.

    In the end she's still gonna make her dollars, and our lives are still gonna go on, just like hers.

    She ain't the only one out here jocking shyt...it is what it is--I think it's all in how you do it...money talks and y'all know the rest.

    :)

  • licia

    the same people calling folks haters today will be hating on someone else tomorrow.

  • intensemocha

    Oh yeah and the artists she imitated aren't even relevant today, they should be thankful for the free publicity she is giving them-otherwise nobody would even be mentioning them or googling their names to even find out who bey mocked in the first place-now would they?

  • intensemocha

    It's funny how people say her moves aren't original, but they don't say she can't dance or she didn't do the moves well. That's the point focusing on miniscule nonsense just to have something negative to say....

    Very few artist are original or haven't copied any other artist-just use the same measuring stick when you compare them and not just beyonce-oh yeah can rihanna dance at all-I can't recall any dance moves she did ever being worth mentioning...but she's the best thing since slice bread to the same person whose upset that beyonce jacked someone elses dance moves, at least bey can dance and does it quite well. I wonder why rihanna dance skills arent an issue-can you say this critique is motivated by personal bias.

  • katgirl33

    intensemocha Says:

    It’s funny how people say her moves aren’t original, but they don’t say she can’t dance or she didn’t do the moves well. That’s the point focusing on miniscule nonsense just to have something negative to say….

    ____________________________________________________________

    Well.....I think that fact the she's making millions of dollars speaks for itself.

    That point is so big, that it seems some folks are missing it(I'm just sayin).

    I been checkin in on the posts just about everyday when I have time (replying on some, laughing at others) and I'm convinced that a lot of these folks say shyt, just to go back and forth...we too old to not understand where each other is coming from, and let others be entitled to their opinions.

    So damn what if Beyonce is not original...or whatever, she wiping is her azz with the money 95%...forget that, ALL of us make in a year!

    LOL LOL LOL dang!

    I guess that's internet for you....all these posts turn into is a whole bunch of nonsense forreal!

    Less posts, more reading for me....I can go in the break room at the job to catch stuff like this live ;)

    Sandra will always be my source for the entertaining & interesting...

  • terika83

    OMG Leyomi MIZraHI! I lovessss her, she is SO fierce! I can't wait to watch the vids when I get home. Sandra you put me on to her when you posted that video of her in all of her fierceness dancing looking like a straight woman. I went STRAIGHT to youtube like GET OUT!

    But yeah I said this about Bey a few weeks ago. We love her because she is over the top....she emulates the gay communities dancing persona with her over the top moves...it's enchanting. Yall know us women love gay men so there ya go. lol.

  • IamdaQueen

    Maybe Sasha's fierce azz is making Bey be a swagger jacker. LMAO

  • terika83

    @SylentDreamz...I said that the other day about Diva...I agree.

    I like Bey but she seems to always be "influenced"....but ChokLitFactory I wouldn't doubt this stuff is brought to her attention. Her head choreographer is a gay man so...

  • mimimumbi

    Hi Everyone, I came accross something, not really to defend Beyonce, but in a way, to defend her. See the link below, if you cant view it, i’ll explain what i found. As someone said above many of the choreographers are indeed gay in the music business. Beyonce did not steal this move from Leyomi, infact, the link below mentions Leyomi’s choreographer and one time competitor is a choreographer to the stars from Janet Jackson to Beyonce. So Sandra, not to discredit you, BUT maybe you should cut the girl some slack. This music business is really not built on originality anymore, infact, everyone borrows. In most cases, its a compliment to the originator. How do you explain, Usher, Omarion, Chris Brown coz they all borrow from Michael Jackson who borrowed from James Brown. I dont see any wrong doing in borrowing a dance move, she is “Sasha Fierce” and Leyomi, is FIERCE, so its a compliment to her, i doubt Leyomi is crying over it, so why should we. Now if Beyonce has taken someone elses song and put her name on it then THATS WRONG….BUT this discussion is about her copy catting Leyomi who bares a stricking resemblance to Beyonce, (i googled her)…So, should we say she copied beyonce’s look??? I donno…Who cares BUT i wanted to once prove that Beyonce did not steal, she mearly borrowed from someone who works with Leyomi Mizrahi.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Someone has decided to repackage B and I think it's a bad idea. She was doing just fine as Beyonce. Why they now want her to be everyone else, but her is beyond me. Good luck with it I guess.

  • terika83

    @mimimumbi...Leyomi has a choreographer??? WHATTTTTTT????? wow...she is STILL fierce!

    and you are right, Leyomi is prob. sitting back like "Yeah Bey! That's my move!" lol.

  • mimimumbi

    @@@terika83,. the website said "pictured above, leyomi with choreographer who has worked with Beyonce and Janet Jackson" They may have meant she was just photographed with someone who is a choreographer BUT either way, she is feirce and i dont blame Beyonce. Beyonce has not stollen anything, i am sure Leyomi knows. Meanwhile, why is this Leyomi underground, she is feirce, Tyra or somebody needs to bring her out.....I have been watching her on Utube all morning all day, she is amazing and that new style of dance, i can see Beyonce getting down like that, its hot!

  • http://myspace.com/iyonah iyonah

    HATING on Bey is the objective of every Bey POST on this site. I don't know Beyonce but I know she is doing it and doing it well! Comparisons don't matter to me because when she does something she aims to be the best at it,and she NAILS it damn near every time-case closed.

    HATE on it people...itwon'tchangethat she is hard working and deserves what she is blessed with.

  • kdillon

    Go to Beyonce's fansite to hear all good things about Beyonce.
    YOu Stans act like people are talking about YOU, Beyonce doesnt know any of us. We should all mind our own business, but since we are not there is no sense being a hypocrite, you guys hate on people for giving opinions about your GOD, get a grip.
    BTW, Beyonce is a thief she is not original, she can dance yes but does she write decent lyrics, No all she can do is dance like a drag and yell. YOu guys are wrong there are original people:
    Tina Turner
    Diana Ross
    Stephanie Mills
    Patti Labelle
    Aretha Franklin
    Madonna
    Michael Jackson
    Prince
    Stop saying everyone copied something because they didnt, and if Beyonce wants to be an Icon she needs to be original. Also I dont buy this "Beyonce only does what people brings her" Thats bull, she is too high on the musical level to not know who did what. Im not a musician but I knew about Fosse, I knew about JLo's dress she wore in early 90's, I knew about what was in George Michaels video. Stop making excuses for Beyonce, if this were Rihanna or Ashanti, or Ciara everyone would have something to say but because its your GOD Beyonce she does no wrong.