Billboard Magazine Rips Beyonce to Shreds

Billboard Magazine Rips Beyonce

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — except when Beyonce brazenly steals from others.

When Beyonce’s career is over in a couple of years, the untalented singer will only be remembered for ripping off the creative works of others. Billboard magazine, which usually writes puff pieces in servile deference to Beyonce, wrote a particularly scathing op-ed piece about Beyonce’s shameless thievery today.

“Any artist, including Beyoncé, can wear whatever another artist wore, but that multiplicity gets suspicious and easily pegged as stealing,” Billboard writes.

After listing Beyonce’s more notorious creative thefts over the years, the music magazine concludes:

But more bothersome than Bey’s inspiration-turned-imitation act – and less subtle as her career progresses – is that she’s playing off the risks that other artists have been brave enough to take (and appropriately praised for) instead of challenging herself and taken some herself.

Perhaps visual and dance concepts don’t come as naturally to her as vocal prowess, but I’m doubtful that she can recruit those for which it does. Even as a vocal performer, Beyonce is more of a canvas than a creator.

Ouch!

Thanks to loyal reader Jennett for the tip.

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Wow :tea: and who is that in the other pic :thinking: Icki?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Well it’s no secret that B is not the most original lady on the planet. On the plus side, the other photo is getting more exposure than it probably had in the past.

    • Mamacita

      Oh… :shrug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      :rofl:

      Didn’t they create an award for her a few years back?

      Fickle media, I tell you what. :hahaha:

    • LSLH

      Most people realize that she’s a fake and depends on others for creativity. Remember the Single Ladies video/dance..?! It was a rip off too.

    • Mamacita

      But aren’t most photo shoots directed by a phtogropher, not the actual artist? So wouldn’t that mean that…you know what, nevermind.

      Hey y’all :waves:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Who is that in the other photo :thinking:

    • Mamacita

      @69 Exactly! That was just what? 2 years ago? :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      LSLH says:

      Most people realize that she’s a fake and depends on others for creativity. Remember the Single Ladies video/dance..?! It was a rip off too.
      _________________

      Hell all her ish is Rip off :shrugs:

    • NaijaGal

      5..4…3..2..1 CONTACT

      :yawn:

    • Mamacita

      @jen looks like Nicki M

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      Beyonce? Welp, guess it’s time for my afternoon peep at xvideos

    • Mamacita

      Rip off vs. inspiration

      ehhhh…

    • NaijaGal

      As long as you give credit I’m not bothered but I believe she’s not know for giving people their credit until she’s called out

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Mamacita says:

      @jen looks like Nicki M
      ___________________

      That’s what I was thinking :huh:

    • Bombshell Esq

      :deadhorse:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Get Inspired >>> :thankyou:

    • Bombshell Esq

      That’s Gaga in the 2nd pic

    • MissTaken

      :shade: I guess they told her

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Bombshell Esq says:

      That’s Gaga in the 2nd pic
      _______________

      It is :blink: really?

    • Nakeya_j

      Hell all her ish is Rip off : :yes: it is

      As long as you give credit I’m not bothered but I believe she’s not know for giving people their credit until she’s called out :yes: True. And really, if she is so great why can’t she come up with her own stuff?! smdh.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      i aint feeling either pic. it’s doin too much for me :shrug:

    • MissTaken

      As long as you give credit I’m not bothered but I believe she’s not know for giving people their credit until she’s called out
      by NaijaGal on May 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm
      ————
      True

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Both photos look Demonic as heyull though :no: seriously

    • Bombshell Esq

      @ Jenie I’on know I’m asking :shrug:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ first glance, I thought she was Madonna. I like the Gaga one better. :shrug:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Where have I seen these white faces before :thinking: wasn’t this look in a movie, not with the dress, but the painted white faces :thinking:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Mrs. Beyonce Carter World Tour requires the maintenance of just a few small details:

      -$900 for titanium straws, which will be used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees

      -a “hand-carved ice-ball” must reportedly be available post-show for Beyonce to use as a soothing lollipop for her vocal cords.

      -The entire crew is also mandated to wear 100% cotton, which would presumably protect Bey from allergens.

      -There is to be no junk food on tour — only almonds, oatcakes and green vegetables.

      -The singer’s little girls’ room must be outfitted with a new toilet seat (can you blame her?)

      -And perhaps best of all, Mrs. Carter reportedly requires red toilet paper. Because, duh. Every part of Beyonce deserves the red-carpet treatment.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      welp, i feel like skrippin! :thankyou:

    • Bombshell Esq

      FAY you get my text???

    • Tt

      She’s in ‘white face’ how is that not racist?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I know !!!!!!!!That crazy azz movie the CELL !!!! With Jennifer Lopez hell they are both rip off and dude had the horns and the all white body :tea:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      that Thank you emote looks drugged outta his mind. :rofl:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      @Man™,
      somebody aint get the memo that colored TP aint good for the poom-poom :no:

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      @ Fay

      You know Im a photographer, someone booked me in Huntsville….I ain’t finna move there, lol!

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      I :love: The Cell. :yes:

    • MissTaken

      I don’t like the pictures because it makes me think I see dead people :pacifier:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      DIMPZ!!! :kiss: hey beautiful!

      Bomb :no: lemme go look for my phone guhl brb

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      Mrs. Beyonce Carter World Tour requires the maintenance of just a few small details:
      -$900 for titanium straws, which will be used to drink a special alkaline water that’s served at exactly 21 degrees
      -a “hand-carved ice-ball” must reportedly be available post-show for Beyonce to use as a soothing lollipop for her vocal cords.
      -The entire crew is also mandated to wear 100% cotton, which would presumably protect Bey from allergens.
      -There is to be no junk food on tour — only almonds, oatcakes and green vegetables.
      -The singer’s little girls’ room must be outfitted with a new toilet seat (can you blame her?)
      -And perhaps best of all, Mrs. Carter reportedly requires red toilet paper. Because, duh. Every part of Beyonce deserves the red-carpet treatment.
      __________________

      Ion believe this :nono: that can not be real :no:

    • libra80sbaby

      :rolleyes:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Fay Fay :rofl:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      iAmChan says:

      @ Fay

      You know Im a photographer,

      :stop: no i didn’t know that. how long u been at it?

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ Fay…Exactly that shyt bleed, she gotta problem. :no:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      FAY! :kiss: I see you stunnin on your page. :yes:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      MzDimplez1123 says:

      I The Cell.
      __________________

      You remember :yes: dude was completely white exactly like this :yes:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      The hair detail in the GaGa pic is beautiful.

    • Bombshell Esq

      Dimpz :hug:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Ion believe that’s Gaga her nose is longer :thinking: I could be wrong though :shrugs:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ Jenie… :yes: @ Starger(?) I just hated the scenes with his daddy abusing him but, that scene when she went in his throne room was beautiful. All that purple on the wall and although that movie was twisted, the costumes and makeup were gorgeous.

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      :hug: @ Bombshell. How you and the lil ones today?

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      Dimpz :rofl: that’s what i do when i’m bored at work. i aint did not SHAT today & im ok with that. i been working my :buttshake: off for the last month or two. phuck these putas! :peace: <—really a bird

    • https://twitter.com/Cocosilk73 cocosilk73

      Aunt Sandy, I thought you were going to post the story of Beyonce embarrassing Princess Eugenie at her show…but I guess this story was more of your Bey-hating liking ROFL!

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      That is not Gaga for one…it’s some chick I never heard of…but because of this photo many will be exposed to her

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahneSxJYnHo&list=UUcbYWMlGF9Jj58Rp10X7Rag that_VA_thickchick

      NaijaGal says:

      As long as you give credit I’m not bothered but I believe she’s not know for giving people their credit until she’s called out
      ____________
      Yup :coffee:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      Libra :lol: i always love a random :rollseyes:

      i makes me giggle inside :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      MzDimplez1123 says:

      @ Jenie… @ Starger(?) I just hated the scenes with his daddy abusing him but, that scene when she went in his throne room was beautiful. All that purple on the wall and although that movie was twisted, the costumes and makeup were gorgeous.
      ___________________

      Yep those costumes and makeup was pretty awesome ….that’s where this idea came from :tea: by the way its some sick folks that write movies like that , cause that movie to me cray :blink:

    • Bombshell Esq

      MzDimplez1123 says:

      @ Bombshell. How you and the lil ones today?

      ———————————-

      They started the day off bad as usual but they’re behaving now… they enjoyed the smoked salmon we had for lunch :yes:

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      Her name is Kerli…they say she is a pop singer.

    • MissTaken

      @Bomb Can I have a piece of your steak :ashamed:
      These salads with balsalmic vinaigrette is the devil

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ Jenie…When I found out Stephen King got his book treatments from his dreams, I wondered how he sleeps at night. :lol:

      @ Muncho..thank you for clearing that up. I still think the unknown’s pic is more artist. :shrug:

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      That Kerli chick is cute. :yes: I see they do all kinds of looks on her.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Who is that in the other photo
      _________________

      Someone named Kerii, who I’ve never heard of in my life.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @DIMPZ
      I can’t tell if that’s you or your daughter in your pics!

    • http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt7Dx_uK5Y MzDimplez1123

      @ Man…That’s me. :D

    • Bombshell Esq

      MissTaken says:

      @Bomb Can I have a piece of your steak
      These salads with balsalmic vinaigrette is the devil

      ————————————-

      :egg: Sure thing but I’on if the twins gonna share with you guhl… :rofl:

    • MUNCHOSGIRL

      The bittersweet side of Beyonce stealing imitable art is that when she does, she does it well. Perhaps it’s why we give the diva a pass, or two, and will in the future. Let’s also not forget that voice of hers and stage stamina that hypnotizes many into disregarding such acts — after all, words and imagery can only strike a chord or transcend to a degree if they’re executed with astounding talent. From the same articoe

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :newpost: is up!

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Funny in the movie Dream Girls Beyonce’s character made sure to give big girl her credit but in real life she just roll with it like she thought it up. :lol:

    • Bombshell Esq

      MUNCHOSGIRL says:

      The bittersweet side of Beyonce stealing imitable art is that when she does, she does it well. Perhaps it’s why we give the diva a pass, or two, and will in the future. Let’s also not forget that voice of hers and stage stamina that hypnotizes many into disregarding such acts — after all, words and imagery can only strike a chord or transcend to a degree if they’re executed with astounding talent. From the same articoe

      —————————————

      :rofl: You know Aunty only reported the little itty bitty piece that sounded like shade :tea:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Thank yourselves for this Morning Wood and Morning Glory dry spell that we’ve been having. :tea:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      MzDimplez1123 says:

      @ Jenie…When I found out Stephen King got his book treatments from his dreams, I wondered how he sleeps at night.

      :eek: :kona: :twisted:
      _______________________
      Sandra Rose says:

      Thank yourselves for this Morning Wood and Morning Glory dry spell that we’ve been having.

      :hahaha:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      That Kerli chick is cute.
      :::::::::::::

      :pc: and Come on Auntie you can not give us that much credit :shrugs:

    • http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandy_Norwood I.NealC

      I Dont Like Her. #Fact

    • Chelle514

      :cell: Is that NIKKI MINAJ in the other picture??

      Honey I am so over BE-YAWN-SAY

    • Chelle514

      BOMBSHELL ESQ::

      Those BABIES sure are KEE-YOOT :)

    • libra80sbaby

      Beyonce and her camp musta realized that “Bow Dow Bi#ches” song was complete and utter trash and devastation cause I aint heard it on the radio or online in a while. :thumbsup:

    • Trucie

      LMFAO LOL

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      I keep thinking that Bey simply does the artist thing but, tries to promote her legacy as being more …ie a writer, producer, creative thinker for her photo shoots.

      In reality, I think she does what she is told and then tries to back track and take the creative credit for whatever it is. Many artists do it but, she gets caught on it more. She then ends up having to make up some story of inspiration after the cat is out of the bag. She probably knew nothing about the other pic above but, someone on her creative team did and straight jacked it.

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      Why was I embarassed reading that op-ed? :rofl:

      …and the BeyLonde backlash is in full-swing. I love it! :love:

      She kicked the media out of her world wide talent show and they are coming to snatch her haystack…err, wig! :thankyou:

    • http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+an+e-zine laterthannever

      typos in mainstream media really sadden me

    • deedeegirl

      She ought to stop stealing ish from folks. All that money and she can’t hire someone to come up with some original stuff? She has so many fans they will do whatever she does, it don’t even have to be good or make sense. LOL.

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      :tea:

    • Starr

      Its classic beyonce….steal from lesser known artist….push it like its your own.

    • http://www.sandigrows.com kahmmillion

      You know its over when white folks start coming for you.

    • dabunique

      LOL @ da Bey Hive coming for da reporter on twitter telling her to go bathe in AIDS blood lol

      Beyonce thinks she can get away with anything … her stans go crazy thinkin she is the groundbreaking artist when she can’t even come up with a concept without rippin if off … and yes she never gives credit until she is called out on it … and when she is called out she blames others lol

      Kerli .. pop dance singer from Estonia, she’s had a few hits on da club charts