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Beyonce Knowles will feature the parents and brother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin in her next music video. Martin, 17, was unarmed when he was executed by an overzealous security guard in 2012.

Additionally, Beyonce will also feature family members of Tamir Rice, 12, and Mike Brown, 18, who were also unarmed when they died at the hands of overzealous white police officers.

According to Beyonce's Stans, the @BeyHive Team, the family members will display photos of their deceased loved ones in the music video.

This news comes as Beyonce is struggling to maintain a foothold in a music industry that has seen more popular young stars such as Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande leave the 35-year-old mother-of-one behind.

Beyonce angered police departments all over the country when she performed a tribute to the Black Panthers during Super Bowl 50.

She also released a music video for her song "Formation" which featured a young boy dressed in black dancing in front of police officers. In another scene, Beyonce gyrated on top of a New Orleans police car as it was sinking.

Several police departments threatened to boycott Bey's tour and she was forced to hire private security firms.

  • That’s Interesting

    I hope she has lyrics with some class in the video with the victims' families.

  • That’s Interesting

    I hope she has lyrics with some class in the video with the victims' families.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Bey the baddest. Hands down. She's damned in whatever she does. People love to hate on this talented woman. LOVE her.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Bey the baddest. Hands down. She's damned in whatever she does. People love to hate on this talented woman. LOVE her.

  • side_i

    Hate to break it to you Sandy, Beyoncé isn't getting left behind. I'm not a part of the hive but there's always a demand for her.

  • side_i

    Hate to break it to you Sandy, Beyoncé isn't getting left behind. I'm not a part of the hive but there's always a demand for her.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bless these families who have had to endure this mess from cops to just unnecessary violence daily. Bless them all, I can't fathom burying my kids.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Bless these families who have had to endure this mess from cops to just unnecessary violence daily. Bless them all, I can't fathom burying my kids.

  • Phillybruh

    Somehow she'll turn this into another song about how she's popping and they missing out because they were murdered. I hope she listened to Rhythm Nation a few times so she gets the message just right and its palatable to the masses.

  • Phillybruh

    Somehow she'll turn this into another song about how she's popping and they missing out because they were murdered. I hope she listened to Rhythm Nation a few times so she gets the message just right and its palatable to the masses.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    #Beyoncefan #yallhaterscornywiththatilluminatimess
    #blackpanthers
    #powertothepeople
    #trayvonmartin

    Proud of beyonce. She standing up for the injustice. Beyonce ain't worried bout no damn Miley Cyrus that so comical to me

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    #Beyoncefan #yallhaterscornywiththatilluminatimess
    #blackpanthers
    #powertothepeople
    #trayvonmartin

    Proud of beyonce. She standing up for the injustice. Beyonce ain't worried bout no damn Miley Cyrus that so comical to me

  • CJ413

    The author of the article sounded like a hater to me...but hey!! What do I know??

  • CJ413

    The author of the article sounded like a hater to me...but hey!! What do I know??

  • semaj24philly

    I had no idea what she was talking about.

  • semaj24philly

    I had no idea what she was talking about.

  • AnonymousRose

    Either way, these families lost a child , you cant put a price or anything on your child life ( TO REAL MOTHER'S AND FATHER'S) that is, some of these parents do sell out ..***.cough cough***

  • AnonymousRose

    Either way, these families lost a child , you cant put a price or anything on your child life ( TO REAL MOTHER'S AND FATHER'S) that is, some of these parents do sell out ..***.cough cough***

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande leave the 35-year-old mother-of-one behind
    _________________________
    "BEHIND" in what way exactly????????? surely you jest, LOL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande leave the 35-year-old mother-of-one behind
    _________________________
    "BEHIND" in what way exactly????????? surely you jest, LOL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    exactly. I'm not in the hive either, but her numbers don't lie. *shrug*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    exactly. I'm not in the hive either, but her numbers don't lie. *shrug*

  • Torae

    She's trying to maintain a foothold 20 years later yet we're still talking about her....and the people mentioned want to be like her....

  • Torae

    She's trying to maintain a foothold 20 years later yet we're still talking about her....and the people mentioned want to be like her....

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    thank you, Vanna, 'cause Sandra almost had me confused. I was like 'who? and who?' ROFL!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    thank you, Vanna, 'cause Sandra almost had me confused. I was like 'who? and who?' ROFL!

  • scentsychick30

    Nice now now hopefully this video is accompanied by a song with deep meaning.Loved the video formation however it was still shake your booty music?Maybe I missed the message in that one.

  • scentsychick30

    Nice now now hopefully this video is accompanied by a song with deep meaning.Loved the video formation however it was still shake your booty music?Maybe I missed the message in that one.

  • Yoni

    "Hey Miley. What's good?"

  • Victorious82

    She saw how well that formation song worked for her so she's going to ride this until the wheels fall off. She ain't no more black power than Colin Powell or Ben Carson. New marketing strategy was put in place after the masses took the formation video and song as a "black power" song.

  • Vonn

    Miley Virus & licky licky donuts left Beyonce behind? Where? How? When?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol Auntie is funny.

  • scentsychick30

    Wait Miley Cyrus still make music??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She will be on the next season of The Voice, dunno about her music tho.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't think that Cyrus/Grande have the same fan base as Beyoncé.

  • stav

    It's never not a good time to speak out on these issues, however over a year later, I'm just wondering Why Now! Her and her husband have huge followings , they are well connected, and they are public images . Why were they not publicly speaking when these injustices occurred, and keeps occurring? Does everything have to be to sell music. Why can't things be said because we are all tired of the injustice, especially when she is such a big public figure.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Hey hun!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Don't dare put Beyonce and Ariana in the same sentence.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    She a nasty lil bytch ain't she

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey Boo!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    the family members will display photos of their deceased loved ones in the music video.
    ^^^^^^^
    Hopefully the song that the video goes with...wont contain lyrics that go from loving ones whole black self (afro, nigga noses, I got my hot sauce with me. I put that ish on everything..) to...when he fukk me good I take his ass to Red Lobster.

  • stav

    Well said!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Ariana Grande
    ^^^^^^
    I cant stand this lil doughnut licking hoe.

  • AnonymousRose

    jeebus, is that a song

  • Vonn

    Yes indeed!

  • SameoleJ

    I personally, don't care when a person decides to voice their anger about injustices..........as long as they use their voice/platform/starpower/whatever to shed light where others are trying to cast darkness If it takes Bey to her Hive riled up to get the message to resonate louder....Buzz on!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    but Y? *goes to lunch for real, perfect pita it is*

  • MsJadasMommy

    facts

  • MsJadasMommy

    yeeees

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    A Michael Jackson song Springs to mind. You are so not alone.

  • Afiya

    Do your thing Beyonce, keep em talking!

  • Yoni

    the masses took the formation video and song as a "black power" song
    _____________________
    Yep. Gotta give that one to the white media.

  • scentsychick30

    now that I knew about, I was starting to feel old and out the loop?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Since when MC and AG surpassed Bey? LOL them heffas wish they could have longevity like her.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Loved that song. But that video of nekkid MJ and Lisa Marie...ugh! SN: R.Kelly is a great songwriter for other artists.

  • SameoleJ

    Right, cause the Whi-Yut media made a huge stink over a little, unarmed child dancing and being a child in front of a team of officers and him putting up his hands, which resulted in them mirroring his actions a negative. But um, yeah!!

  • Yoni

    Her brother is a trip tho'. LOVE(D) him! LOL

  • iWasteTime

    I remember the above pic and the march and haters hated.
    I'm glad she is starting to put her face out there, not just her money.
    Lets not forget about those strong black women who had to bury their children. Some disappeared with the hashtag, some of us have not forgot.

  • SG

    Right. If many had to choose between Hannah Montana or that doughnut licking chick I think most would choose Beyonce. Not a member of the beyhive but I like that she's ruffling feathers. Stay mad critics.

  • SameoleJ

    So a chick who does videos in a diaper and a chick who isn't even smart enough to know she should be licking school bus windows and not doughnuts.......are leaving a grown-azzed, married woman, who has been successful for how many years? behind? Your math ain't adding up, Sandy!!

  • Kanyade

    i like the formation video better than the song. i get what your saying.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Sandra is a Donald Trump fan! LOL Sandra seems to hate on anyone black with money and power.

  • SpillyNillie

    I been shopping for an outfit ALL week long for the formation tour...
    #can'twait
    #faceindaplace
    #firstnlasttime
    #letsgetinformation

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Both she and her husband have helped communities way before Formation.

  • Kanyade

    Somehow she'll turn this into another song about how she's popping and they missing out because they were murdered.

    I certainly hope not. That would be incredibly insensitive.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Sandra why do you hate on Black People so much? Is your girlfriend white?

  • SameoleJ

    She recently announced that she has left the Trump campaign party........I think some checks may have bounced. LOL

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Lmaoooo

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's a lie. Multiple friends of the blog are wealthy, and I might add, they are black.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Sandra's always hating on successful women and female transgenders

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You must be new here? Please ask around about me.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    That video.....and Rruh is good at music.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol that makes two of us then.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Be sure to tune into the next season of "The Family Hustle"

    There. I fixed it for your Sandra.

  • MissHarlem

    Takes out Beyonce shirt (that I don't even own)and iron it ? you have the platform so I'm glad it's being used. BTW her and her husband been financially supporting the cause.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    hope she listened to Rhythm Nation a few times
    ^^^^^^^
    This is my call to justice song. Still.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    Sorry, I just notice the shade you throw at............... No harm.

  • Li

    Grand standing much? Now she's getting political? Next thing, she'll be running for Mayor of NYC.

  • softness1

    I love it!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Most do it quietly as every good deed isn't broadcast for the world, it's from the heart.

  • Sexy CJ

    Beyonce Knowles will feature the parents and brother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin in her next music video. Martin, 17, was unarmed when he was executed by an overzealous security guard in 2012.

    Additionally, Beyonce will also feature family members of Tamir Rice, 12, and Mike Brown, 18, who were also unarmed when they died at the hands of overzealous white police officers.

    This news comes as Beyonce is struggling to maintain a foothold in a music industry that has seen more popular young stars such as Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande leave the 35-year-old mother-of-one behind.....

  • Baron

    Grand standing? She's expertly using her influence to shed light on issues. Much like Nina Simone and others of that time. While I am not a fan of her music, I admire what she is doing. May I ask, what are you doing to shed light?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I dont eem LIKE these folks man. Im not a fan of either ONE of em currently. I was a HUGE fan of The Stabber in the past. But her not really ever. I wish folks would let these folks live. God damn. My only wish as I said was some powerful lyrics are needed for these folks.

  • Sexy CJ

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

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I love you ?

    ??? ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol @the stabber

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    If Donald Trump can run for president of the United States, Beyoncé could certainly run for Mayor of NYC.

  • MissHarlem

    Just doesn't make sense how bad we are programmed to bait and don't have solutions. I know our ancestors is straight balling crying past weeping ?

  • MissHarlem

    How it's supposed to be done.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right

  • SameoleJ

    Two just had a bouncing baby girl and one just released an album. LOL

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don't even know what to say after that. ?

    And everyone knows I'm not one for a lost of words. ~blows bangs~

  • askquestions

    Struggling for a foothold behind Miley and Ariana? Lol.

    Please. Let's stop being delusional.

    That's like saying Michelle Obama is trying to get a foothold against Al Sharpon.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I mean many folks who started as entertainers, sports figures, etc branch into politics. Many. And before anyone says they have degrees etc. Sonny Bono didnt even graduate from high school.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Come through with the "I Got You Babe" facts!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Agreed! They say, Real power moves in silence. Everything doesn't need to be broadcast.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    They must know you come with RECIEPTS!! #twirlonthemhaters

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE maybe Bey and Jay can touch a nerve...

  • Yoni

    RIGHT! Has anybody ever checked Arnold Schwatzeneger (sp) "citizenship receipts"? LOL

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    There are none ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *flips the coin*
    Why Bey and Jay dressed so down at this meeting?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    He claims to have gotten it in the 80s. But at ONE time said he had violated the terms of his visa. Im sure Maria an attorney by trade and Kennedy by blood covered all them tracks. Bet. Legal, illegal, we will NEVER know fukkin round with that one particulary fom-lee.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *whispers* I like when they Big Mad Font and Kdub lays the facts/receipts out in broad daylight in the Rosetown square

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hmmmm...they do look like they're going to the backyard bbq. The Martins dressed in their Sunday Go to Meeting best.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    At one point 12-15% of Congress were drop outs. High school AND college.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Me too! My Big Petty matches their Big Mad. LOL!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :whistle: cues Tupac's Round and Round...

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Kinda like Phaedra till Apollo mad her mad? ??

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Right. Its been all mysteriously erased, re-written, or plain lied about in a legal manner lmao.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *eyes in agreement face smirk*
    Hmmmp

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I personally know a millionaire who was a hs drop out. (Meanwhile, my college graduate azz over here trying to make my ends at least wave if they can't meet!) But this family friend is one of the smartest people I ever met. Hands down.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Many years ago a B rated actor became president of the United States and contrary to popular opinion he was one of the worse in American history. IMO he could even give George Bush a run for his money in screwing up the U. S. So if Beyoncé, Jayz or any other celebrity wants to try their hand at politics, (EXCEPT KANYE AND TRUMP) I say… GO FOR IT.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Here you go...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yes! I was just about to font about my pettiness up top, by I deleted it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34e4cb1ce70d09f8c7dcdf9c43aa48a03276686cb06a4005f6e4f90ebb39d5ce.gif

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *jacked THoughts?!?!?

    Beginning July 1, Idaho residents age 21 or older will be allowed
    to carry a concealed firearm without a permit inside city limits.

    Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed Senate Bill 1389 into law, which will relax the state’s gun policy and remove permitting requirements for concealed carry. Prior to SB 1389, residents age 18 or older could carry concealed firearms without a permit outside of city limits. Open carry is already legal within city limits.

    Despite giving SB 1389 his signature, Otter expressed concern about the bill’s lack of a training or education requirement for those who would carry concealed. In a letter to the president of the Idaho Senate, Otter addressed public safety concerns that law enforcement raised throughout the development of the bill and urged individuals who are considering concealed carry to receive training in firearm safety.

    “While S1389 is consistent with the U.S. Constitution, Idaho values and our commitment to upholding our constitutional protections from government overreach, I am concerned about its lack of any provision for education and training of individuals who choose to exercise the right to concealed carry,” the Republican lawmaker wrote. “Such a safeguard would seem to be part of the Second Amendment’s ‘well-regulated’ standard. What’s more, the addition of a simple training requirement in this bill could have addressed the concerns of our valued law enforcement leaders and others who cherish both the shooting culture and the safety of shooters and non-shooters alike.”

    Otter added that in the absence of an educational provision, ”I also encourage the Legislature to monitor the exercise of this new law and respond appropriately when and if the lack of statutory education and training requirement undermines public safety.”

    Other states that allow concealed carry without a permit include Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Vermont, Wyoming and West
    Virginia.

  • free

    i need so many receipts on this one. and not just receipts, confirmation numbers and the three digits on the back of your credit card.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Not the 3 digits

  • free

    as long as we have a roses viewing party for the debate....

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Was his maid/mistress/baby mama even here legally??

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Prolly NOT AS WELL. Yall calling em out. TUH.

  • bemetoo

    Beyonce looks nice but she not all that. I seen regular women who look 20xx better

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers
  • MzFutureLCSW

    People complained that she and J were not socially conscious, now they are and people are still not satisfied. This means, they are not the problem.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Me too! She like ??. I did not Come to play with you hoes!

  • free

    instead of drinking tea i'm trying to get the last lil crumbs outta my potato chip bag..... #sayIt

  • It’s Taurus Season

    We got a town square? *cries*

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Well at least she's one of the few trying to say something about the community. So I'll give her props for that.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ^^^^^^^^^^^THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I want you to check out 60 Days in. A&E.

  • free

    she's a lover, not a fighter....

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So what happened on the first 30 minutes of RHOA reunion. I know next week that got Reginé dropping the f-bomb.

  • MissHarlem

    Exactly but we sleep though ?

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Thanks B. Sandra ur such a hater . If I didn't know any better I would've thought you were a house ****r for the white man.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You knew that? That's where all the blog draggings take place. Very popular place. :)

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Cole, you stoopid! LOL!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Say that!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Oop.

    Bloop.

    *closes up piano and gets outta here and ready for this 3 pm*

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    YES! *faints*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I'm starting to believe there may be an intern... This post is a little bipolar and its missing its normal "lounge singer", "pillow pregnancy", "verge of divorce" flair. And then there is the "overzealous yt officer" reference...

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    As long as the lyrical content is better than 'Formation' and serves a purpose for the families being in the video, I'm all for it. Can't bash something when you haven't seen it yet. Hope it sends a powerful message.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yeah, like she had them Receipts loaded up in a shotgun, and she just comes in :shotsfired:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34e4cb1ce70d09f8c7dcdf9c43aa48a03276686cb06a4005f6e4f90ebb39d5ce.gif

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *jacked

    (CNN)The escapes of two inmates -- one a murderer, one a kidnapper -- had authorities in Ohio and North Carolina scrambling Monday to capture the fugitives, corrections officials in both states said.

    The convicted murderer, John Modie, 58, escaped from his cell at the
    Hocking Unit of the Southeastern Correctional Complex in Nelsonville,
    Ohio. He was missing when guards conducted the prisoner count at 11 p.m.Sunday, officials said.

  • Di Ana

    She was not gyrating on top of the police car. She was just simply sitting on top of the roof and she had on a below the knee length dress almost to the ankle dress. I luv me some Beyoncé!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I wanna say 94%(?) of millionaires didn't go past their freshman year in college.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Really??? Now that's an interesting statistic.

  • Locapoca

    Y'all remember when ALL the hood rats on campus wanted this House of Dereon jacket she has on inthe video ?? http://sandrarose.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_rofl.gif

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Then why do other people have more number 1hits than her if her numbers don't lie because someone is clear lying.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Oh my I hope they catch both.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    This was after my college time. Eh...it's not my taste. Does Tina still use her bedazzler? Do they still make House of Dereon?

  • Faithz

    I feel that is kind of Beyonce to do. I don't PEOPLE ARE HATING THAT hard they just can';t stand the hive for their bully tactics.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    All of Big Sean's chicks are nasty heifer. They don't bathe or have manners.Eww.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Come through Queen?? make all the Sandra's of the world mad? Yaaaaas??

  • SameoleJ

    And the Zip code of the card holder's mailing address.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Because Alicia Keys and Toucan Sam go out in the trenches to speak for our people and they are half black and could be like I'm biracial so this black lives mess does not apply to me.

  • Deez1z

    Either way, this is a good thing. Detractors gonna detract, so be it.

  • jussaying

    this exactly. or that even make sense instead of a bunch not disjointed ideas thrown into a song

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Y'all hataz kill me with that IdontEatBooty mess?
    Bend him over sop it up like a side dish?
    I got MoLo in my bag, swag??

  • Yoni

    I bet you can find a few items at your local CitiTrendz or Burlington Coat Factory.

  • Yoni

    Rosetown Square! :ghost:

  • Yoni

    GIRL! LMAO

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Roses and Conway too

  • It’s Taurus Season

    So when...that time...when I...

    Nvmd.

  • starbright9449

    Actually Sandra those rumors proved to he untrue and the cops said they are going to work her concert.

    By the way I don't recall her gyrating on top of the police car. I bet you can't even show me a clip with her gyrating on the car. I think you mean her dancing in some vintage house and wherever else.

    Btw I don't recall her confirming any black panther rumors. I guess it's a crime to rock berets with leather now. Nice journalism......

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I was speaking of concert sales and earnings.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yep. We were in the square watching. I was over at the ice cream truck eating and laughing. My sweet tooth also matches my Big Petty. LOL!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If you want journalism, go to CNN.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    OT: I saw a magazine cover yesterday that announced Jamie Foxx had married Katie Holmes... is this true? is it old new? (or nobody cares? LOL!)

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That's been the rumors for awhile. They allegedly been kicking it

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Ice cream. CHILE. I want some right now. I been wanting some since the beach. Lines were long

  • SameoleJ

    Well happy Monday after Easter to you too, Suga!! LOL

  • free

    i see some fonts bout to go a permanent shade of white today. and SR gave bey props by not calling her a shower stall singer.....

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Love ice cream. I'm already begging my mama to make some homemade ice cream now that the weather is changing. Mama Soul is currently not budging from her once-a-year, 4th of July only ice cream making.But I'ma coach Soul3 into asking, see if she'll fall for it. Grandparents are suckers for their grandkids.

  • SoChlo

    Seriously. I was listening to that formation song and most of the lyrics have zero to do with black empowerment. You're rich, you slay, your man has good sexual relations etc.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    We (fake)got it all :crying1:

  • Futuredocdonte

    Beyonce gyrated on top of a New Orleans police car as it was sinking.
    ----
    I saw the video but didn't even catch the significance of this ???

  • Miss Thang

    Yasss

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    but what did they say @Sandra?

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    This is old, from one of the rallies or some other event, can't recall but I know it's old.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I'd heard that a few months ago, but I can't believe they're married!

  • MUNCHOSGIRL
  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Yeah, from some time last year, when they met up with the Fultons.

  • Sexy CJ

    ...............

  • Dakota H

    I wish these white mf's leave the queen B alone when we stick together and support each other it makes them mad. We all we got so it is what it is damn them folks who mad.

  • Dakota H

    I wish these white mf's leave the queen B alone when we stick together and support each other it makes them mad. We all we got so it is what it is damn them folks who mad.

  • That’s Interesting

    Lol. Her songs are always like that. I always say the same thing! Love her but the lyrics RARELY make sense and then somebody else more than likely wrote them.

  • That’s Interesting

    Lol.

  • SweetTea

    I was thinking the exact same thing when I read this post. Everyone was up in arms over Formation but it really didn't address issues for the Black community. Her visuals did not match her lyrics.

  • Monday

    I agree. When I read the lyrics it really doesn't match the video.

    Reminded me of drunk in love but cleaner...

  • jussaying

    lol I can always tell which songs she wrote herself. they always sound like formation lmbo. the ones that actually have a concept are written by actual songwriters.

  • That’s Interesting

    Yes! Lol.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    "This news comes as Beyonce is struggling to maintain a foothold in a music industry that has seen more popular young stars such as Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande leave the 35-year-old mother-of-one behind."

    nope! lol

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    whats a female transgender? A woman who wants to be a man?

  • Gina

    This b*tch is all about capitalizing period, screw a music video and create a foundation with scholarship's, I tried to like her but she's no Michael or Whitney I respectfully pass on her brand of entertainment, she does absolutely nothing for me..

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    Oh, then you right.?

  • ?E?E?M?A

    You're ignorant.

  • MyPenIzFresh

    Sadly the songs that you don't like she didn't write like Formation.. The songs you probably do like such as Me Myself and I, Dangerously in Love, and Survivor were written by her. People are so quick to make assumptions to downplay Beyonce

  • MyPenIzFresh

    Exactly

  • MyPenIzFresh

    Her tour selling out says it all

  • jussaying

    I hated dangerously in love and survivor. songs she "claims" she writes i.e. Crazy in Love (Rich Harrison), Irreplacable (Neyo), Say My Name (Darkchild), Halo (Ryan Tedder) are written by others and she takes credit. I think she is a great entertainer; but she lies unnessecarily so even if it has her byline on the song I've learned it's highly unlikely she actually wrote it. people are skeptical because she made them so. why lie over something so stupid as if she wrote the song - plenty of greats had people write for them (MJ for example) & it doesn't take away from their talent. and yes, she does need to be normalized because people such as yourself think the sun shines out of her ass. she's pretty, she can sing, and she can entertain. just like many other artists in the industry with better content (hi Janelle). I don't understand the hype she gets and I can be entitled to that opinion without being labeled a "hater."

  • Empress

    I am very proud of her. I think her family is darling but I have never been a fan of her music. Now if she keep this up I just might get in formation. As far as her lyrics, I hope she stays true to her market they need the message more than anyone. I already understand the complex issues of White privilege that impact our people and I don't need Beyonce to be classy and explain them to me. There is a whole generation who look up to Beyonce and if she can bring them into awareness of these issues and the importance of activism I am all for it. Even if she shakes her azz while she does it. She does not need to preach to the converted.

  • luVn_liFe…

    DEAD!

  • jussaying

    I loved the video actually lol it's one of the better ones she's done in this era but yes the song is awful. I thought it was a silly song like 711 (actually love that one tho lol).

  • Empress

    That's why it was successful. She married powerful visuals to a radio play ready typical Beyonce song. When you hear the song you will still remember those visuals whether they match or not. If she did a "Black Power" song it would NEVER get radio play. I think she did a great job. Stay true to your sound and bring in important political and social statements. Her music has done a lot to dumb down the youth with overt sexualuality and materialism I like to think she is making up for that as she heads toward 40. She is FINALLY evolving. Bravo!

  • Meme81

    Depending on how the video is shot, this could be a powerful message.

  • Meme81

    I saw the same. And that she's 3 or 4 months preggo. The Star or Enquirer had the story, so...who knows.

  • barbeez

    Trayvon and Tamir should definitely be honored. Mike Brown...well he did knock over that store before the shooting. I would steer clear of that one. Even black folks are divided on him.

  • barbeez

    I'm sure she doesn't. She's illiterate and ghetto.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    So no answer?

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    IJS a female is an adult human woman. Female is biological not psychological ...

  • SpideySense

    ?????????

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This is a great opportunity to energize her base to be more and do better, not just the focus of police brutality! We are swiping each other OUT, immensely! I hope it's more than just a video and blacks lamenting about the realness of excessive and often fatal force and abuse of power, but a call to action! It may morph into a serious life-changing project, or it can be, as more celebrities address more of what WE'RE DOING to each other as well as institutions of racism, abuse and unfair sentencing laws! We need to have more empathy and compassion for ourselves to end disparities or injustices to have a true impact!

  • MILA

    I love the way Ms. Rose expresses herself. For example, "Beyonce gyrated..."

  • ShadyBaby

    Huh Ariana Grande and Miley surpassed Beyonce HAAA.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I'd heard rumors before, but to see the actual marriage was a genuine surprise! I mean, I know Jamie loves himself some Becky, but it just seems an odd pairing.... congrats though!

  • Mega Yawn

    Since when did #1's equate to overall success? Rihanna has 14 and can't even sell out an arena tour or sell albums.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    I said other people. Rhianna ain't the only name on the list of people who have number 1 hits. Stop creating imaginary drama and read first.

  • yallcrazy

    I'm still hurt about Trayvon. His case is extra sad. That baby was doing absolutely nothing.

  • Da realest

    HUGE Beyonce hater lol and she learned a new word apparently.... Because she was very OVERZEALOUS in her use of it lmao!!!!!

  • B.Loveitt

    She actually said a lot in "Formation" even tho she didn't write it. From the sampled to the spoken parts all had meaning. I thought I had it figured out but somebody broke down the song and video on some entertainment blog. They even mention things I missed.

    It does seems out there but it actually had meaning as well as visual and all that's how I knew SHE DIDN'T write it. I like Beyonce but I just didn't see her stringing all that together and making sure it still got radio rotation. You hear the song you think of the imagery. It actually works. IJS

  • TOO REAL

    Still using people and sad situations

  • Taylordanes

    THIS!!!!!!!1

  • Brian

    She won a Grammy as a co-writer for "Say My Name" as did Kelly, Letoya, and Latavia. And at that specific time in their career, I DOUBT they had any "power" to just slap their name on a writing credit when working with someone as major as Darkchild at the time. And she did write Crazy in Love and Dangerously In Love (before she went solo). Speak only on what you know hun.

  • jussaying

    Rich Harrison was interviewed on a BET special about working with her where he explicitly stated how the collaboration went. he stated he sent her the beat first, she returned her comments that she loved it and to write her a song to go with it. in which he had to do so in ten hours. I distinctively remember this because he's from DC where I live and I was still in middle school and beyonce was my favorite artist at the time. secondly, artists pay all the time to have their name on the byline. I doubt her contributions (or the rest of dc's) to the writing were that impressive. given that I know quite a few acquaintances in the music industry, I know how the politics go. speak only about what you know Hun. when she starts writing music for other artists, I will gladly give her credit. most people who actually write then go on to write songs for other people.

  • Guestest1

    The thing with Beyonce' is that she lies so much about song writing you never know when to believe her. She stood on stage and said that she wrote the song "Irreplaceable" and Neyo came forward saying that he wrote the song. He has written many beautiful ballads for many singers. And the other song she claimed to write was "If i were a boy" and come to find out the song was written and sang FIRST by a woman named BC Jean. She's constantly getting sued for stealing songs and video concepts. That's not respectable. She comes off as phony to me and i can't take nothing she says to the public seriously. Great performer tho