Last year, during the Country Music Awards, I sent out a tweet about how I thought the genre, overall, was lame. Yep, I said it. I wrote that Country Music was lame. The backlash was vicious and I was attacked on Twitter for a few days straight. I was called every name in the book! LOL And I knew I would be. Why would I say something like that? For one, last year, some of the musicians were up on stage making negative comments about President Obama that I found disrespectful. AND because of the racist bullsh*t that's happened around the 2016 CMA's being reported today by TMZ. TMZ: 2:45 PM PT -- The CMAs have started repopulating its social media with images of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks. The images were only posted AFTER they became aware we were working on the story. Even the Dixie Chicks, who rarely say anything in the media these days, are reacting to the controversy on Twitter.
Last night, the Queen of the World, BEYONCE, gave one of the best performances I've ever seen. Not to mention, SHE brought the mothers of police shooting victims Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Oscar Grant to the red carpet. CBS News writes, "Brown, Martin, Garner and Grant are some of the most important names to catalyze the Black Lives Matters movement. Beyonce brought in the mothers of Brown, Martin and Garner to partake in her visual album, “Lemonade,” as well. They held photos of their late sons in the video. "
Rap-Up writes, "Over three years after releasing the song, Jay Z premieres the video for the live orchestral rehearsal version of “Glory,” The Neptunes-produced dedication to his daughter Blue Ivy. The sentimental clip, which premiered on TIDAL, incorporates footage from the rap mogul’s rehearsal sessions for his 2012 benefit shows at Carnegie Hall for the Shawn Carter Foundation. In between rehearsing with his band and a full orchestra, the proud papa shows cell phone photos of his “greatest creation” to some of his famous friends including Alicia Keys, Nas, and Bridget Kelly."
"The first part in the couple's Bang Bang trilogy, offers a provocative bedroom scene of Beyoncé and Jay as the scroll begins. The short film begins with them as glamorous vigilantes before they ride into the desert as a gun-toting, modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. The three-part film is a cinematic promo for the couple's co-headlining On the Run Tour, similar to the star-studded "Run" mini movie, they released in May." - Mashable
This video of Beyonce's husband being kicked and punched by her sister, Solange, was released by TMZ today. The alleged incident allegedly took place after the Met Gala Ball after party. This video is trending all over the internet now as speculation of 'trouble in paradise' mounts. TMZ writes, "Jay Z was ferociously assaulted by Beyonce's sister Solange ... who was wildly kicking and swinging at him inside an elevator ... and the attack was captured on surveillance video."
In this powerful video clip, the original Queen of R&B and musical icon, DIANA ROSS, gives us a glimpse of what it really takes to be a savvy business woman and Worldwide Megastar. She rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group "The Supremes", which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act and is to this day America's most successful vocal group. Ms. Ross continued to dominate the industry as a cherished solo artist and songwriter. By 1984, she was running a major empire while touring and recording hit records. The “Ross Records” insignia, however, didn't happen until 1991, with “The Force Behind the Power”, which became one of her most successful international releases. Her publishing company had over 30 songs co-penned by her. She had undertaken at least two huge world tours from 1982 in support of “Why Do Fools/Silk Electric”, “For One and For All World Tour ’83, “Swept Away “85, 1989 “World Stage”, and 1991-92 “Here and Now”! About that life? DIANA ROSS was all that and more. Check out this clip of how a super woman managed it all.
Musicians garner inspiration from all over, including the places they've been, paintings & portraits they've seen, and sometimes from sounds & songs performed by other musicians. When I first heard Beyonce's "Drunk In Love", it seemed as if I heard it somewhere before. I was immediately drawn to the ballad with the haunting vocals and twisted bass line. Then it hit me... It appeared that Beyonce's inspiration for "Drunk In Love" could have came from this similar song by Keaira LaShae titled, "Drunk Love". Watch both videos and you be the judge.
The new film, "The Great Gatsby" is "an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await." The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire, and is directed by Luhrmann.
We've all seen the photos, now here is a video of Beyonce and Jay Z touring the streets of Cuba. The AP writes, "Beyonce and Jay-Z caused a big stir in Havana as they marked their fifth wedding anniversary. R&B's power couple was mobbed by dozens of well-wishers at the renowned restaurant La Guarida and police had to step in to keep the crowds at bay. Check out this raw video from the scene."
Beyonce's Superbowl Halftime performance was highly energetic and included a futuristic laser show. Her performance was so electrifying, it left the stadium without lights for about 20 minutes. Midway through the halftime show, former members of Destiny's Child (Kelly Rowland, & Michelle) joined Beyonce on the stage and performed 'Bootylicious', 'Independent Women', and 'Single Ladies'. The reunion was an awesome surprise.