Hi Ms. Sandra, I hope you've had a marvelous week! I'm contacting you because I have a few words to share with you, if you care to read.

I've been a fan of your blog for a while now because I sincerely value your opinion and your writing style. But, I have to say that over the past few months you have only been able to hurt my heart so much only because I love your site so dearly.

It's no new fact that you and many people are no big fans of Beyonce, but lately your attacks against her seem more spiteful and hurtful from a deeper place. In NO way do I mean to criticize but you being a successful African-African woman, I don't see why you have to spend so much of your time hating her and praising Kelly when both are supportive of each other, beyond what the media recognizes. I don't want to spend my time defending her but I just don't understand why she receives so much hate from SR. Beyonce has even promoted Kelly's album and she still receives spite.

Only because of you did I purchase Kelly Rowland's album this past Wednesday, but if I had read the crtics' reviews first I certainly would not have. The album is very shallow and almost every song is about sex; no growth or originality like the critics said...so I gave it away to a friend on Thursday. I will continue supporting Kelly because I want her to be successful but in no way can she become an international "superstar" with this album or her one hit. Only a London superstar as you said.

I love you sister and I hope you weren't offended by this message but as a loyal reader, I had to share this with you as I find myself drowning in hate when I visit SR nowadays.

I'm praying that God gives you a softer heart and that you sow more seeds of positivity. Even though you have thousands of other readers, I'm going to take a short break from reading your site for a while for a mental cleansing.

Much love sister,
Soleil, Naomi

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    Aww I feel her...Auntie you have been going in on Beyonce a little hard

  • Starr

    I actually don't think you were that bad with the bey and kelly thing to be honest....you have your moments with other things ie. the president, but this wasn't one of them. Maybe its because I've been here along time and seen you've go much harder :lol:

    Anyhoo, I didn't buy kellys album, and have no intentions of buying it either....and no i haven't bought bey's either.

  • http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh4mKjZL3Dt0j92g9F laykeya

    These fanmail and loyal reader letters are ridiculous. maybe this reader is not registered or something but if you are why not just post a comment. Why does it get you so upset that you have to write a letter? And why would you think Sandra would care? Anyway anybody click my link yet?

  • blackdiamondthemodel

    Ummm Aunti Sandra you are a Beyonce hater sorry ... I purchased both cd and I was never really a fan of Kelly but I support black women trying 2 do something and I really don't understand how so many people hate on Beyonce and this girl as done Soooooooo much over her career I feel she can shouldnt never be hated on ... We need 2 build each other up instead of tearing each other down it's sad!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ laykeya:
    I clicked your link. I didn't know crackheads could be that talented. :)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ larebellebelle:
    your login was disabled because you failed to follow simple instructions. Sadly, you are not the proper fit for this community. :no:

  • supa

    kelly's album too shallow mostly about sex? uhhhhh....what did she expect? kelly came from destiny's child. that's all what they mostly sang about. and the last time i checked, one of the reasons why beyonce is so successful is because she knows how to sell sex well.

    the person who wrote that letter doesn't sound mentally stable.

  • supa

    @ laykeya, the worst part of it all is that he was dead ass serious when he made that video....lol.

    man, people really gave up on raising their kids bc there are way too many ladyboys who make beyonce and nicki minaj covers. at the end of the day, there is nothing normal about that. nothing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOeA7rqxnM DMisses

    Well alrighty then :coffee:

  • chocolate divalicious

    I actually applaud you Sandra for posting this letter. Its very true that you go in on Beyonce and uplift Kelly for no apparent reason sometime. At the end of the day we as black women should be proud because both of these are successful and making money.

  • http://www.allthingsfabandfly.com Quin

    Chocolate Divalicious you took the words right out of my mouth. Sandra, that was very big of you to post this. Some people cant take criticism very well.

    Heyyyyy everyone :)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Thanks @ chocolate divalicious, and, you, too Quin :)

  • SweetP1984

    Bey actually looks slightly young again in that photo. When was that photo taken?

  • neek

    Hey y'all. All I want to do is :cosign: with chocolata diva
    Sandra you been goin in.... but hey it is what you do best when you fixated on something....

    S/N On my way to the GARLIC FESTIVAL!!!!!!! Pray for my toothbrush cuz dragooonnnn breath is inevitable..... have a great weekend..... #deuces

  • http://www.allthingsfabandfly.com Quin


  • http://TammysDecorDesigns.com Tammy

    beyonce gets praise from everywhere else not getting praise from 1 place isnt going to hurt lol.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ SweetP1984:
    I believe that photo was taken in 2004.

  • Eb

    She sounded like a hypocrite to me. She wants you not to go in on Bey but took a couple shots towards Kelly.

  • MsHRDiva

    This is why we love you, Sandra! You can take it just like you give it. This mighty big of you! :party:

  • Eb

    All the other blogs are managed by Bey stans. I'm not a fan of Beys and I like that you go in on her. You can't please everybody :shrug:

  • Ididntreallymeanit

    She sounded like a hypocrite to me. She wants you not to go in on Bey but took a couple shots towards Kelly.

    ^^^^^I agree^^^^^

  • Daisy

    I need her to have a row of seats :coffee:

    @Sandra :rofl: at your comment to Lare (sorry lare I had to laugh)

    @Tammy :cosign: and I even like the 4 cd but lets be real every artist is talked about on blogs and its ok until its Bey then folks want to be up in arms they can miss me with that and I don't "go IN" on anybody (but I will laugh at times).

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Tammy says:

    beyonce gets praise from everywhere else not getting praise from 1 place isnt going to hurt lol.


  • Daisy

    @Eb you don't like anybody though well JT and the Clintons so you love when Auntie goes in on any and everybody :lol:

  • Daisy

    @Sandra Do we still have a 2 emoticon (sp) limit? Just checking since I used 3

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Thanks @ MsHRDiva. I fixed your emoticon for you. Next time just use one : on either side of the emoticon, not 2 :)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    LOL @ Daisy and Eb :D

  • Starr

    Eb says:

    All the other blogs are managed by Bey stans. I’m not a fan of Beys and I like that you go in on her. You can’t please everybody

    This I agree with!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    I hate people who write emails to blog owners.. :rollseyes: like, why?

  • dabunique

    These Bey stans will say anything to bring down poor Kelly. I for one commend u Miss Sandra for havin an opinion. I can't stop laughing at her " I only bought her cd because of u" Stop lyin heffer u ain't buy shitake. What do people not listen to da music before? U keep on Sandra bringin us da world as u see it, that's y we keep coming back. While I may think u have been harsh sumtimes (Rhianna, I love Her) I still come back for more lol

  • renegadesince1985

    No seriously???

    These Bey stans are delusional...writing the damn owner of a blog to dictate what their opinion should be?? Defending somebody that could give a fluck about you or what Sandra writes??? GTFOH...people must not have a damn thing to do :rollseyes:

    Use that extra time you have to be writing this BS and go "sew the seeds of positivity" elsewhere... :coffee:

  • madame_zenobia

    Sow seeds of positivity yet takes "shots" as someone above mentioned at Kelly? I don't understand why folk put forth the energy to "unite us as one". Nice that you posted the letter, Sandra. I hope it will make the author/writer/stan feel better that her message of "positivity" was spread over the innanetz...

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

    ehhh, I can understand why she wrote it directly to Sandra and not put it on the blog. For one, it was generally for Sandra and as apologetic as it sounds, it seems like she was scared of being banned. Either way, yes Sandra does go hard, yes it seems too damn personal at times, but she's our cantankerous auntie and everyone has one ;).BTW, I'm one of the firsts so TRUST me i've known Auntie's antics for years!lol..love ya Sandra! "back to hiding"

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg Fayla aka JuicyFruit

    :rollseyes: uh, i could MAYBE see if it was the president, but damn it's jus bey for goodness sakes! that loyal reader needs baby Jesus, teenaged Jesus, AND grown man Jesus! it's really NOT that serious. isnt there a magical place called beyonce world on the net? :coffee:
    Happy weekend Aunti & everyone!

  • jazi65

    :haha: at this crazy azz letter. stans think that beyawnce walks on water & is untouchable. GTFOH! She gets clowned like every other celeb.

    "4" is a sleeper whereas Here I Am keeps me moving #thatisall

  • ELove

    TOTALLY AGREE w/ Comment #18 AND #20 :thunbsup:

    LONG TIME Babay !!! :hug:

  • Secret

    I love how Sandra Rose is able to post good and bad letters whether they are critical of her or not.

    I also noticed that alot of stans are hypocritical as stated by another poster. They will knock down everyone else but will act like Bey is all that. They are also quick to call you a hater when you disagree or dislike something as well. They need to get it together.

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

    Hey Elove! :kiss:

  • chase

    Who writes in to a blog owner ? Seriously do u really think ur opinion matters?

  • LuvnMeIzEz2Do

    Awwww Ms. Sandra that was soo sweet of you to post this! I wish both ladies the best and I am actually noticing a difference in the way folks are responding to Bey. Keep up the good work!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Hi 2BEEEMEEEE! :waves: :yahoo: I missed you! Welcome back!!

  • Jakebedi

    i do think that sometimes aunite sandra u crossover from constructive criticism to deep hatred very fast when it comes to beyonce. You dont have to love her but you have to be honest. I almost became scared of u around the time her album came out, u were so full of hate. like you were praying for her to fail, and thats never good vibe to give to your readers.

    I agree when you talk about several things regarding her eg about her tendency to oversing songs but you also make stupid comments like the other day you said kelly was now bigger than bey when beys BTINH had has charted higher than motivation on the hot 100, and bey has over outsold kelly more three times this go
    You also said her album had tanked when its the 3rd highest debut of the year and is already set to outsell britney,chris brown etc in just 5 weeks.

    I am no stan myself, i am here for janelle monae, but learn to give credit when its due. What you do is like me going around lying that your blog is not one of the best urban blogs around when everyone know you are very successful at what u are doing

  • Jakebedi

    auntie not aunite sorry

  • PrincipalShellz

    You get major props for posting that letter Diva! Her points were valid, and it actually seemed pretty genuine. There is a fine line, and to a certain degree, I think people that come here appreciate your sense of humor. You rack my last nerves when it comes to Obama, but I'm still a fan, because people don't have to agree with each other on everything, just keep it factual. Much love.

  • kingstonn

    is this dissertation worth reading or... ?

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

    Hey Auntie! I'm always here, just rarely post.. :biggrin:

  • yvonne79

    Love this picture of B.....

  • Lady_L

    chocolate divalicious says:

    I actually applaud you Sandra for posting this letter. Its very true that you go in on Beyonce and uplift Kelly for no apparent reason sometime. At the end of the day we as black women should be proud because both of these are successful and making money.

  • caligirl

    If I were Sandra... I would respond

    Dear Noami - Who cares what you think. Let your break be permanent one.

  • jealousCNenvy

    Im Wit it. I noticed that too. Alot of Beyonce and Jay-Z H8. When i joined all that is talked about is negative things. Her husband needs viagra and all that. How do we know, and if he does so what? Thats their business. Why does Beyonce now, need to prove something. She has proven that she is a successful black woman who is basically ahead of the game. I dont understand why she has to prove something to Kelly "all of a sudden."

  • caligirl

    It's called entertainment...Bloggers write what they want. The person chooses to read or beleive it at their own discretion. Duhhhhhhhhhh

  • Destinee

    @ SR :bow: :applause: