Beyoncé To Shriek At The Inaugural First Dance

I know I promised I would be less negative in the ’09, but I have to say this.

According to online reports, Beyoncé will sing for the Obama’s first dance atop the presidential seal at the Inauguration — similar to the pic above of Obama’s predecessor and his wife.

Obviously the head of the inauguration committee is a Beyonce Stan.

What is Beyoncé going to sing? Put a Ring On It? Crazy in Love? To the left to the left? Will her husband Jay Z rap too?

Talk about no class. The Obama’s have set the tone for the first ghetto inauguration in history.

By the way, this inauguration will also be the most expensive in history with a price tag of $150 million for a swearing-in ceremony that only lasts 20 seconds.

  • h0tsauce

    Well we waste out tax money on everything else. Hell, I’m okay with the $150 million Inaguration most of it is probably for security anyway.

    I think Beyonce singing is not that bad of a choice. I probably would’ve preferred a Gladys Knight, or a clean Whitney Houston.

  • Mississippi16

    “Obviously the head of the inauguration committee is a Beyonce Stan”

    ………………………
    No obviously, Matthew Knowles have pulled every string, greased every pocket, and threaten every contact he has to get that girl to the inauguration.

  • kcicero

    Um :rolleyes: whatever, i guess Sasha and Malia were very influential in this decision…..

  • Anna

    I can’t think of any of her songs that are approiate for her to sing. Have her pull out an old Barry Manilow (looks like we made it). LOL.

  • Mississippi16

    She’ll do a good job. She’s a seasoned professional and know how entertain white folk.

  • kcicero

    Ugh :rollseye: :rolleye: ?

  • kcicero

    Oh forget it, lool I’m rolling darn eyes!

  • Mississippi16

    KC…
    I think it’s
    :;-):

  • trina@atl

    I guess Obama’s team finally caved into Matthew Knowles, b/c I am sure he has been ringing there phone off the hook. I should have known she would squeeze her way into some part of the ceremony. I am with you Sandra, what the hell is she going to sing, b/c all of her records are ghetto.

  • Mississippi16

    I guess that wasn’t it. Let me find it.

  • kcicero

    Lol thanks Miss!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU, IT’S FOR YOU. PEOPLE TRY TO TEAR HER DOWN, BUT SHE KEEP ON RISING ABOVE IT.

    The 2009 Inaugural celebration begins with a star-studded concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, January 18 at 2 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public, kicking off the most open and accessible Inauguration in history. It will be presented by HBO 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT for Americans to enjoy across the country.
    The choir will be performing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with classical artist Renee Fleming and “America the Beautiful” in a combined grand finale with a 500-voice choir and Beyonce. The event will include an incredible lineup of celebrities. Additional performers include Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder. Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.

    The President Elect, his family, staff, and an expected 1+ million people will be in attendance

  • Terry .W

    Damn that Mathew Knowles is a pushy MuthaF***er – this is all his doing, I just know it!

  • shhhh

    What a big disappointment. I think this is the first sign of many to come that will make the American people regret voting him into office. I just can’t believe this. Ugh!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    :roll: I guess we shall see

  • Kymystry

    :roll: ..just the word Roll KC

  • shay1

    :roll:

    I think thats it KC

  • kcicero

    Lol I’m not watching the inauguration so I don’t have to hear a whole lot of screeching and rifts. :eyeroll: <–alright if that doesn’t work I’m giving up.

  • kcicero

    Ohhhhh lol :roll:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Where has Herbie Hancock been?
    I remember his song “Diamonds” with Janet..Used to be my jam..I wonder is that is on YouTube. BRB going to check!

    @KC…I put the eye roll up there for you

  • Certified

    Well I don’t see nothing worng with it. Bey is doing her thing that girl has a hustle…instead of hating take notes!

  • kcicero

    Darn lol, I should have looked before I posted thanks guys :)

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Good for her! I’d hate all the public begging to have been for nothing. She certainly got herself a standout role. But now I’m confused. I thought this ball was an HBO event. Now they are saying it will be broadcast on ABC. Either way, I’ll catch it at the inaugural ball I’ll be attending in Charlotte. Go B!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    I was so wrong on that! Was Herb Alpert..oh, well!

  • Mississippi16

    Kymy… I replied to you on Rick Ross Post.

  • kcicero

    Hate (Hate)

    1. To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one’s enemies; to hate hypocrisy. “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer.” 1 John iii. 15.

    Yeah I really think we need to fall back on that word specially since we’re using it wrong!

  • Lala11_7

    You might not like her…

    But Beyonce IS a crossover hit…

    I mean, she’s the ONLY singer to have performed ALL OF THE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATED SONGS during the Oscar broadcast…

    So again…”we” might think she’s “classless”…but Bey-Bey has just enough of patina of respectability to get her invited to perform at some pretty outstanding functions…

    And I’m not mad at her for that…

  • iyonah

    SANDRA YOU ARE REALLY FULL OF ISH WHEN IT COME TO BEY —

    I AM STARTING TO BELIEVE THEM STALKIGN RUMORS BOUT YOU AND HER BRING TRUE. I GUESS IT JUST HURTS YOU TO SEE HER AND KNOW THAT SHE IS A SUCESS – BOTTOM LINE.

    MY ? THOUGH IS WHY WOULD THIS EVENT BE ANYWHERE NEAR THE MILLION MARK — THAT’S NOT A GOOD LOOK IN THIS ECONOMY. WE NEED TO SPEAK ON THAT …..

  • Kymystry

    aight Missip … :-)

  • kwallace577

    she could sing etta james…cadillac records….”at last”…

    that is what my money is on….

  • iyonah

    HEY YVONNE!!!

  • kcicero

    I agree Iyonah…tags kind of a little on the outrageous side…on the other hand I guess people feel like since he’s the first Black President why should expenses be cut for him…I just think there’s a whole lot more we could be doing with that money..Just saying and I say say no more on that subject.

  • kwallace577

    i am not a stan but i do not hate this lady and wish she would be left alone.

    as my daddy would say….if you cain’t say nuttin nice.

    :roll:

  • Anna

    30kwallace577 Says:

    she could sing etta james…cadillac records….”at last”…

    that is what my money is on….
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    That will work.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    What’s up Iyonah!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/darjaejohnson Mzsuave

    The Obama’s have set the tone for the first ghetto inauguration in history.


    Dayum, SR….why does it have to be ghetto??? I’m not understanding your viewpoints sometimes. Bey is classy (when she wants to be), and having her sing at such a historical event, I’m more than certain she will have a fitting song…maybe even a joint we’ve never heard before. Sit down SR…pls.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    “At Last” is cool but I like Etta James’ version better

  • http://www.myspace.com/darjaejohnson Mzsuave

    I agree Kweezy…that song would be suitable…even though I don’t really care for it.

  • KAT

    what’s the big deal that bey will be performing? i don’t understand. and according to the local news, obama spent the same amount as bush for this inauguration.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    BUT SHE CANT SING! SHE CAN DANCE BUT SHE CANT SING!

  • Mississippi16

    I think she’ll do a wonderful job. I love some of our other talented artists but don’t know if they’ll be appropiate for an inauguration.

    Like I’ve said before, Patti is my girl, but she can be too much. And the more cameras that are flashing, the more scatting she’ll start doing and making a 3 minute song last 15 minutes.

  • iyonah

    I just think there’s a whole lot more we could be doing with that money..

    ^
    I feel the exact same.

  • http://www.myspace.com/darjaejohnson Mzsuave

    @ Missi…right! lol She’ll be rolling all on the flo’ acting up

  • Kymystry

    Suaveeeee .. I’m coming to cali .. it’s 13 degrees in “hot”-lanta today

  • Mississippi16

    @ Pages… She really CAN sing. Not saying that she’s the best singer but still a strong singer. They could have picked worse. I think that she’s a really safe choice… not associated with a bunch of scandal as far as drugs/ sexually inappropiate or explicit music/ falling out drunk in Hollywood with no drawers on/ repeated rehab vacations.

  • http://www.myspace.com/darjaejohnson Mzsuave

    Shommmm on, Kym! Then we can go bike riding at Venice Beach tomorrow. Bring some shorts, k? :lol:

  • Mississippi16

    @ Sauve..
    Scatting and catching the holy ghost all while rolling on the floor. She LOVES an audience.

  • Kymystry

    Missip .. i got u on the other post … i’m off SR for awhile .. need to get some work done … if u wanna keep in touch .. here’s my addy .. kymmystry@gmail.com

  • Kymystry

    should have said … off SR for awhile TODAY … lol

  • teecee

    hold up, could it be that they are a beyonce fan ?
    since when do you have a choice as to who sings at the Inauguration ? i didnt hear you moaning and complaining when bush made his choice or Clinton or Regan….

  • kwallace577

    etta sings the heck out of it. one of the the bset versions i ever heard of that song is cyndi lauper. i was blown away. it is almost acapella.

    but i can see her doing that song. like some have said…it is suitable.

  • Mississippi16

    Kymy… same here. I’m about done for today. It’s time for Performance reviews at my job and my azz is sweating bullets!

    Since my addiction to this dayum site has kicked up… I be half azz doing stuff tryna hurry up and finish. I’m gonna have to go to SR rehab cause i tried quitting cold turkey and it didn’t work.

  • miamore73

    I think the lineup posted @ #12 sounds great. From Bono to Bey to John Legend, Mary J. She’s singing with a 500 person choir what’s so ghetto about that. You can’t be mad at her or her dads hustle. I think Congratulations are in order for all of the celebrities invited to perform. This is such a beautiful thing happening in our country and all folks are complaining about is who’s performing.

    Man why try so hard to dig so deep to find something negative to say.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    I dont think she was the best choice… They have Artist that have way more class that should of have been choosen.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    WELL IF THEY WOULD HAVE PICKED KEYSHIA COLE WE WOULD ALL HAVE OUR PANTIES IN A BUNCH. THE BEST CHOICE WAS JENIFER HUDSON.

    I HOPE SHE DONT WEAR NO TIGHT AZZ GOWN

  • Mississippi16

    OFF TOPIC…

    Kwall. I just want you to know that I see you and you have done a FABULOUS job with your restraint. Don’t think it has gone unnoticed.

  • http://www.myspace.com/foxybrown411 LADYWOODS

    im not a Bey fan but she might sing something else

  • http://www.myspace.com/darjaejohnson Mzsuave

    Hey Snooty!

    They have Artist that have way more class that should of have been choosen.


    Who would you have suggested??

  • PAGESINADIARY

    BEY, PLEASE DONT WEAR A TIGHT AZZ DRESS, DIFFERENT COLOR THAT WE ALWAYS SEE YOU IN, SUCK YO TUMMY IN, AND HAVE THAT LACEFRONT RIGHT. DONT TRY TO SCREAM THE SONG OUT EITHER. I HOPE THEY DONT EVEN BROADCAST THAT PART.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    HMMM SOMEBODY OLE SCHOOL

  • PAGESINADIARY

    MILEY CYRUS?

  • intown51

    1 and 2:

    1) Forget her for Deebo’ing her way into the ceremony. Classy is not really her calling card though, so oh well.

    2) Sandra, Frank Ski or Ryan C (whoever does the mornings now in ATL) was on the radio this morning having a full blown discussion about Swinging, Swinging in ATL, and the pr0nstar “Pinky” (from Oakland!) even called in to discuss it. Can you find the audio/text? You are so research oriented, you remind me of myself.

  • a_queen81

    I guess she begged and pleaded her way into it. So pitiful. I LOVE Obama but am dissapointed in this choice. There are much classier ladies out there.

  • PAGESINADIARY

    DO WE EVEN KNOW WHO MADE THE CHOICE? WAS IT HIS STAFF OR DID HE SAY, GO GET BEY TO SING WHILE MY WIFE AND I DANCE?

    CAN SOMEONE CONFIRM THIS ONE FOR ME

  • krbinc

    GO HEAD BEYONCE! DO YOUR THANG WITH YOUR FINE SELF!!! LET THE HATERS HATE LIKE SANDRA ROSE!!!!!!

  • teecee

    if this had been johm mccain and he picked garth brooks or faith hill would we still be having this discussion ?

  • cocoa49

    beyonce gets what beyonce waits……lol

  • Daisy

    @KC thanks for that def. of the word hate. As you can see ppl still continue to use the word all of of context..lol As far as the money for the Inaug. just like with his campaign Barack raised the money. I know I gave again for the special day!

    At the end of the day she still did not receive personal phone calls from Pres. Elect Obama. I am glad her begging did pay off in the end.

    @whoever brought up the Academy awards her name is Beyonce she will continue to get special privilages/movie roles(althoug she cant act to save her life) because of that has nothing to do with her talent or lack thereof. She has made herself a brand name and as much as she can get on my nerves I will never knock her or Matthew for that!

  • Daisy

    @Intown I heard that convo this morning. I think there is also a swingers club called Trapeze here as well.

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  • Daisy

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  • Daisy

    @Shunda..lol

  • iscream

    While Bey is not a bad choice this is a huge event, a huge moment in history and there are singers who can remember when blacks had it hard. I just feel their rendition would be more meaningful. Gladis Knight, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner the true pioneers who broke down doors.. While entering in the back.

    New school I think Mirah Carey (with some clothes on) would’ve been a great choice.

    & if Matthew really did have a hand in this. He has offically taken the Joe Jackson I will go hard to secure my children in history baton.

  • shunda

    Daisy get out of my head lol

  • whyohwhy

    Y’all need to just stop and give credit where it’s due and Mrs. Knowles-Carter deserves it. She will sing a song that will make us all proud of her like she normally does at such an event. She did not ask to sing for Barbara S. at the Kennedy awards thye asked her. Matthew can only due so much and if the Obama’s thought she would bring shame, there would be no Beyonce.

    I guess Scandra you thought they should’ve asked Rihanna!!
    I can just see her now trying to lip sync her way through a song, now that would’ve been a down right shame there..

    They picked the perfect person for this part. Beyonce did not beg for this she just expressed she would like to do it and they choose her. Y’all know she’s good and they still choose her being married to Jay-Z that’s saying something right there too! when I say J, I’m talking about him being a rapper and y’all know what people think of them…Successful or not…

  • intown51

    Daisy don’t front like you “heard” there’s a club called Trapeze.. I kid, I kid. Hopefully Sandra will air it out and get a 500 post dialogue poppin’.

  • kdillon

    Obama did not choose Beyonce, the committee did.
    I am kind of disappointed because I feel like Beyonce is just doing this to say “I am an Icon” or for her to be apart of history somehow. Beyonce just sits back and Matthew brings the world to her, all she has to do is show up and scream.

  • candycane

    I thought of you Sandra when I heard this on the radio this morning

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    She singing “At last”

    i see no issue with it, either her or Alicia keys is approiate imo, i cant speak on the old school divas

  • kdillon

    @73 I agree.
    There are so many black artist out there that went through the struggles and the march, so to choose Beyonce to me shows lack of history. Beyonce knows nothing of struggle or what blacks had to go through just to be able to eat, drink, perform, and so on. Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warrick, Ms Knight….or choose Jill Scott, Angie Stone, or Kathleen Battle would have been a great choice for first dance. The world knows Beyonce to shake her ass, and release meaningless songs this is what she has made her money from and I just think it looks bad.

  • candycane

    kwallace577 Says:

    she could sing etta james…cadillac records….”at last”…

    that is what my money is on….

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

    When I heard she was singing the song for the first dance, I thought of At Last too.

    Do ya thang Bey! Can’t hate on a person that’s on their grind

  • KAT

    …..still don’t see what the big deal is….

  • ChokLitFactory

    To be positive, I will say, Good for Bey and I’m sure she’ll do a fine job!

  • Daisy

    @Why expressing yourself over and over is begging.

  • Daisy

    @79 I loves me some AKeys!

  • Krysi J

    I would have gone with Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend, Alicia Keys someone a little more soulful and easy…not saying Beyonce isn’t talented, but its like Sandra said what will she sing??….and I hope that she doesn’t go in there hollering and shyt. She probably stalked Obama’s staff so hard, that they just couldn’t help but give in, cuz she really doesn’t fit…o well.

  • Daisy

    @Intown..lol You missed the convo from last wk I have been celibate for 8yrs so umm there is nothing swinging my way..lol Basiden has talked about Trapeze and a co worker also felt the need to share with me that he goes there.

  • Certified

    Anyways! Do your thing Bey! It’s always going to be someone that is going to “HATE” on you no matter what you stand for!

  • http://taylordior.com taylordior

    BEYONCE IS CLASSY AND PROFIESSIONAL WHEN SHE NEEDS TO BE…THAT ISNT “GHETTO” TO HAVE HER…OF ALL BLACK SINGERS TO HAVE DO THIS I THINK SHE’S ONE OF THE TOP CHOICES!

    http://www.taylordior.com

  • ChokLitFactory

    Jill Scott, Syleena Johnson, Patti LaBelle, WHITNEY, Sade.. hell even Alicia, who’s done alot for the International Community! Just thinkin out loud…

  • Daisy

    @Chok yes my girl Akeys holds it down Internationally with her AIDS work in Africa. http://www.keepachildalive.com

  • candi21

    I guess Bey is one step closer to her “Icon” status she craves..
    I would have rather seen Gladys Knight or Patti sing the Inaugural First Dance song than Beyonce.

  • Krysi J

    Ok straight up, I don’t think it was a good choice…I just have to be honest and yall can say Im hating or whatever, but its just not a good look. I wonder why he didn’t go for Glady’s Knight, Areatha, hell even Faith (soft soulful voice)…Beyonce must have been Sasha and Maliah’s choice. I just think its weird, I know a lot of older artist who went through the struggle are really insulted, but so be it I guess. Some people just don’t think things through…its not about hating its about whats appropriate, and the hollering and shyt just AINT period! Nobody isn’t saying she shouldn’t perform at all…but come on the FIRST DANCE…thats crazy. Man…Matthew must be cut throat.

  • iscream

    @ Krysi J I agree.

  • Naima

    Beyonce does shriek, she yoddles. The only reason why Beyonce and all those other Hip Hop folks participated in the voter drives was so that they would be invited to all the parties.
    Beyonce better sing a song by a dead person, b/c I am sure whatever song she picks that was sung by someone else who did a better job. She has nothing on her 2 albums that she can sing at an event like this. She better not sing no Donny Hathaway either!

  • jazi65

    I hope she doesn’t embarrass us and bring out that lame azz alter ego..nothing would be more ghetto than to see her swinging that rat’s nest wig around and pushing her butt pads up in obama’s face…LOL. Seriously this is an honor and she better do us proud.

  • iyonah

    STILL NO COMMENT FROM YOU SANDRA ….

    ARE THE RUMORS TRUE OR NOT???

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    @Mzsuave.. Alicia Keys or anyone else please….. LOL

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    @Daisy…..Team Keys all the way !!!!!!!!!!!

  • LADYTEA

    What is Beyoncé going to sing? Put a Ring On It? Crazy in Love? To the left to the left? Will her husband Jay Z rap…

    hilarious….

  • flyqtnva

    Its sad I knew I shouldnt have voted for his ass. You mean to tell me A. Keys couldnt sing for the first dance. Everytime I see BEyonce now all i think about is her braggin to us lil people about all her dough.

    BOOO Obama BOOO

  • Kymystry

    ok … so this is gonna be broadcast … i’ll just mute it when she starts screaching and just watch them dance

  • iyonah

    She might sing … Proud to be an American

  • Daisy

    @Snooty Yes girl I LUVS me some AKeys went all the way to Aruba to see her in 2005. I missed her when she came to the A last yr and im still sad about it..:-(

  • PAHairston

    Hello All, what’s done is done. So let’s make the best of this choice and accept the fact that she’s a cross over artist liked by many. My choice would have been Akeys or Patti, or both! Peace.

  • mimi08

    mississippi16 wrote:

    No obviously, Matthew Knowles have pulled every string, greased every pocket, and threaten every contact he has to get that girl to the inauguration.
    ____________________________________________________________

    Cosign 100%, cause i believe that’s exactly what happened.

  • licia

    MEHHHHHH!!!!

    that’s all i got for this news.

    * waits for the old stop hating song to come on*

  • http://weneedtostop.com 2Unruly

    As long as the first couple doesn’t break out into one of those surprise choreographed booty shake combo ‘lectric slide gaffes we’ve seen on an America
    ‘s Best Funny Wedding Video, I think I will be okay with this one.

    I think Deborah Cox would have been a good choice, but I don’t know if she is an American citizen, and whether or not this would have been a factor in the selections.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    IF MATHEW WAS SO POWERFUL, SHE WOULD BE SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE SWEARING IN. SOME OF YOU ACT AS THOUGH BEYONCE WILL BE THE ONLY ONE PERFORMING. FOR THE OPENING INAGURAL CEREMONY YOU HAVE Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Herbie Han****, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder. Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.

    On the evening of Inauguration Day, the first ball that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend is the first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball. Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, JAY-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira and Stevie Wonder are scheduled to perform. Broadcast live on ABC television stations and over the Internet.

    SO YOU SEE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU GUYS ARE RANTING ABOUT WILL STILL BE PERFORMING. THE INTERNET JUST GOES BERSERK WHEN BEYONCE’S NAME IS MENTIONED. IT’S IS AN HONOR FOR HER TO SING FOR THEIR FIRST DANCE BUT DAMN, SOME OF YOU NEED TO GIVE IT A REST.

  • Naima

    Well according to the Daily News, Beyonce will be performing her souless rendition of Etta James’ At Last. Etta is still alive and still got it (I saw n her on the Tavis show) Like I thought, they were gonna ask her to perform a remake of a song that someone who is still alive and could sing it better could have done

  • http://www.hiphossip.com Kemi at HipHossip Canada

    What’s all the jealousy? Beyonce asked for the job and got it!
    Lighten up everyone!! Happy New Year Sandra!

  • http://www.hiphossip.com Kemi at HipHossip Canada

    I’m a Republican and I would like to hear “To the left, to the left.”

  • licia

    now we are jealous. that one is new .lmao

  • kwallace577

    i SAID it. at last. i said it. yep sure did. this just in from people. :nana:

    Beyoncé to Sing ‘At Last’ for the Obamas.

    “I am so honored that I will be performing for President Obama and the first lady,” the singer tells Entertainment Tonight. “I could not be more honored and excited that they have asked me to be part of this moment in history.”

    Beyoncé, who stars as Etta James in Cadillac Records, will sing James’s classic tune “At Last.”

  • istandbehindtheIam

    The song choice is appropriate because it spans the ages, so that was good and it just happens Beyonce remade it, so there you go. I would’ve like to see Seal sing Sam Cooke’s….It’s been a long time coming” as the first dance, kinda symbolic for everyone, ya know. Let’s be in prayer that Bey can keep that split personality, Sasha Fierce, in check and not bust out in a rendition of “Single Ladies.” :wink:

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    Christina Aguleria version is so much better (at last) :cheer:

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    WHEN DID ALL THE SMILIES APPEAR? :dance:

  • licia

    yes kwall you called it , what else could she sing that would be appropriate for the occasion? :lolsign:

    istand , seal deal his thing on that sam cooke song. never been a fan of his and i knew he could sing , but when i heard him sing that song he blew me away.

  • jazi65

    the song is very appropriate but as usual beyawwwnce had to make this about her..it was suppose to be a secret but the attention ho just couldn’t resist :shrug:

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/01/16/2009-01-16_obamas_will_boogie_to_beyonce_with_tiger.html

    Obamas will boogie to Beyonce with Tiger Woods
    BY MICHAEL SAUL IN NEW YORK AND KENNETH R. BAZINET IN WASHINGTON
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

    Saturday, January 17th 2009, 9:51 AM

    Barack Obama and wife Michelle have elected singing sensation Beyoncé to belt out an American classic Tuesday night for their first dance as President and First Lady.

    Obama also teed up the world’s greatest golfer, Tiger Woods, to fire up the gallery gathered for the inaugural’s opening concert Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial.

    The two mega-celebs add extra wattage to the gathering of stars in Washington for Obama-related festivities, including A-listers like Bruce Springsteen and Denzel Washington.

    Woods said he was “honored” to be given a speaking role at the “historic event” – the inauguration of the nation’s first black President.

    Like many of his own monster drives, Woods told CNBC last fall, Obama’s White House win was “absolutely incredible.”

    Woods, who has been out of the public eye while rehabbing the knee he injured during his dramatic U.S. Open playoff win last summer, told the cable network that Obama “represents America.”

    “He’s multiracial. I was hoping it would happen in my lifetime,” he added.

    Beyoncé, appearing on “Entertainment Tonight,” spoiled inaugural planners’ hopes of keeping the Obamas’ song selection under wraps.

    “To sing ‘At Last’ while [the Obamas] have their first dance is a dream come true,” she revealed.

    “At Last,” a 1941 standard made famous by blues singer Etta James, has been reinterpreted over the years by a slew of artists, including Beyoncé, who recorded her version in last year’s film “Cadillac Records.”

    Obama has confessed to busting a move to Beyoncé’s tunes.

    “I’m sort of hip to the younger stuff. You know, like Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy in Love.’ That’s a good song to dance to,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Obama admitted yesterday that he’ll be under a lot of pressure to deliver a boffo inaugural address – from his girls.

    Obama recounted to CNN last night a recent trip to the Lincoln Memorial with his wife and kids, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7.

    The future First Family was reading Lincoln’s second inaugural address, inscribed on the wall, when “Sasha looks up, and she says, ‘Boy, that’s a long speech. Do you have to give one of those?'” Obama said.

    “I said, ‘Actually, that one’s pretty short. Mine may even be a little longer.’ At which point, then Malia turns to me and says, ‘First African-American President. Better be good,'” he said.

    Earlier yesterday, Obama was in Ohio, where he tried to sell Americans on an $825 billion spending plan that he insists is needed to keep an already painful recession from worsening.

    “We can dig ourselves out of this hole,” he assured.

    But “the need for us to act is now. It’s never been more urgent,” he said. With Tracy Miller

  • mjoylaw

    Errybody be raggin on Bey

    But where da heck is Jennifer when she’s needed..somewhere licking her wounds instead of overcoming and transcending her tragedy?

    Why is that Beyonce is one of the few artists who can handle the pressure and come through in the clench?

    Who could do a better job than her? Nobody that’s who. The committee knew what they were doing when they picked Beyonce. And she will make us all proud, just like she always does on occasions just like this.

    Like her or hate her, chick is bad

  • mjoylaw

    And her daddy is the ish!!!! Go Knowles!! Notice Jay Z is the only rapper performing too!! These people know what they are doing period. Like another poster said, don’t hate, take notes…………………………..

  • BETTYEJ

    :koolaid3: This happen to be the :danban: “Obama’s” :blunt: time and I am sure him and his wife had a say in who would perform. I am really getting ticked at all of these :hater: for our new President :shots: when this should be a time for :koolaid: joy for us all.

  • BETTYEJ

    Sandra, one of my friends from England loves :dance: “Obama” :dance: . We all know that you will not get invited to the White House :nono: :clap: :rofl: You talk about JayZ and his wife, who both are making money :dance: in a very negitive way, but all of those sleaze bags down there in NotHot Atlanta, you try and pump them up. Why not try and say something nice about the people in my country, and just maybe, things will look up for you, don’t ya think??