Beyonce Totally Upstages Lady Gaga

Just as I suspected- Beyonce’s “Video Phone” video featuring Lady Gaga has leaked a day early. The Hype Williams directed pop/sex fest will be just what Beyonce fans wanted- however Lady Gaga fans will be left feeling a bit out of place. Beyonce does in the video what she does in all her videos- spread her legs, pop her coochie and throw up needless ROC signs in recognition of her superstar rap husband Jay-Z.

Beyonce Video Phone Video

Gaga on the other hand does nothing except show up for the photo op. She is in every way imaginable outdone by Beyonce. Gaga is no Shakira and sadly could not hold her own when put up against the powers of a sista and her hips. Gaga lacks Shakira’s beauty, dancing prowess and most of all- the Latin diva’s ability to pop her ass just as hard- if not harder- than Beyonce- lol.

All that aside- I still loved this video. Beyonce is on her “A” game and “Video Phone” will undoubtedly be another top 10 hit for her.

166 Comments

  1. I REALLY LOVE THE VIDEO! FROM THE BEGINNING TO END! IT’S AWESOME THOUGH GAGA COULDN’T COMPETE WITH BEYONCE LIKE SHAKIRA DID I THINK SHE HELD HER OWN!

  2. Beyonce looks absolutely STUNNING in that Betty Paige inspired wig, & in the glittery t-shirt & leather gloves. GORGEOUS.

    I actually liked Gaga’s performance & felt like she held her own, in her own way.

  3. Video is hott and NOTICE this is a Beyonce post clearly says her name up top if you dont like her. So if your gonna post something out of pure hate just do us all a favor and dont.

  4. Beyonce’s beautiful, she outshines the majority even Shakira but Gaga always looks weird. But I like how she cleaned up for the video

    I think it could have had more to do with the subject but I like the fact that its crazy, unpredictable and she looks like she was having fun

  5. P.S.
    How can the “author” of this post go from dissing Bey but liking the video or is it just me that noticed that?

  6. 17150918, =]
    you’re officially my online buddy.

    Sex versus Discretion Debate pt. 6!

    Like I said in anothe rpost, I feel like this is SATIRICAL. It almost mocks men with glaring eyes; might as well be wearing cameras for heads (as in the video)
    If you don’t get it, ehh well.

  7. 17150918, The author prob. likes Bey’s artistic vision but questions some of her choices, I’m assuming…correct me if I’m wrong “Sista”…nothing wrong with that I guess.

  8. @M- yea I know he/she doesn’t really “hate” Bey. But obviously they wanna forget her ballads and vids to those. But besides that yea I agree and liked the idea of the camera as heads, and clueless people have already posted on diff. sites “I didn’t see a phone in the whole video” lol

  9. REDIRECT
    Just saw the video

    Let me quote the hip hop prophet on that one

    “I know a lot of people are going to have their judgement clouded by this because it’s two of the biggest diva’s in pop coming together, but the “Video Phone” clip is extremely degrading to women. It depicts a group of men with camera’s for their heads leering over Beyonce and GaGa as they spread their legs, bend over, gyrate, and suggestively rub phallic looking toy guns firing out rays to represent ejaculation.

    It’s extremely classless and basically makes women look like nothing but mindless sex objects. These are the types of videos that people like to refer to when they’re tearing down Hip-Hop culture. I’m extremely disappointed in these two. This video is disgusting.”

    and to that i will add that beyonce is as pathetic as her “haters” make her out to be, For a while now i didnt quite understand why people were as disgusted as they were with her but this take the cake,She is sad,i’ve seen strippers with more class than that, just walk on stage naked Beyonce 🙂

    and in the world of my Homegirl Toya : “Oh how the mighty hath fallen! “s

    i CAN’T WAIT FOR THE EXCUSES
    i already seen “It’s art” and “It’s satirical” come on lambs you can do better than that

  10. Video is hott and NOTICE this is a Beyonce post clearly says her name up top if you dont like her. So if your gonna post something out of pure hate just do us all a favor and dont.

    Coming from a chick who stays on a rihanna post yet detest her 🙂 You are so cute

  11. It’s funny how Beyonce stans are eating this up, but if Britney or Rihanna put out this exact same video, you all would trash it.

  12. @SSOF- I like Rihanna I’ve told your ignorant self that already so what are you talking about?!?! And I’m not a chick I told you that to “sista”.
    And one more thing Bey is suppose to upstage Gaga it’s her video and I’m almost certain that when they shoot the vid for Telephone Gaga WILL upstage Bey.

  13. @17150918

    What you call “dissing” is simply the truth. Spreading her legs and popping her coochie is basically Beyonce 101 for any video she does. That is a fact. I spoke the truth and yet still liked the video. Beyonce is also a sex pot- she totally sells sex and the image of sex- again- the truth- and yet I still liked the video.

    It is really just that simple.

  14. Some stranger on a forum, & I’ve heard everything you just said before as well. Cute, nonetheless. You’ll do better on the next Bey post, lamb. =]

    If Rihanna did this video, I actually would love it. Britney? Not so much. It would come of as sexual rather than sensual. Rihanna & Bey perform WITH their ideas, whereas other chicks would’ve been eaten up alive by the imagery, costumes, etc.

  15. Sista :Lady Gaga was literally cleaned up and toned down for this video
    so what you mean she been upstaged? For her to even be upstage she needs to share the stage
    Now lady gaga scares the hell out of me and she is a tranny don’t like her but her people are going to have a fit it wasn’t lady gaga in this video just a random white girl Her whole style was taken away from her
    But then again its beyonce since when does she have a fair collaboration? and goes trough with it? once shakira upstaged her she never even performed the song with her she learned her lesson
    So it’s cute to be happy that an “black” chick upstage a white one but Lady gaga haven been randomized to make beyonce look better

    @17 You are a mindless idiot following by M and the rest of the crew how bout we both stop talking to each other your ignorance makes me wanna throw up, The day beyonce decide to retire you will die from an heart attack pathetic thing

  16. Sista, I think that sensuality is the name of the game with Bey. I’m prob. the outsider, b/c I never look at the things she does as downright lewd behavior…it leaves a Brigitte Bardot, pin-up taste in my mouth…I don’t really get the “stripper” feel.

  17. @M same goes to you to, If you watched this video, and came to the conclusion that it was sensual and not as bluntly sexual as it really is; we have nothing else to talk about. Have a good Evening

  18. Some stranger on a forum, you need to stay a stranger. I’m a mindless idiot, despite the fact that I present my opinion with logic & intelligence? I’m a mnindless idiot because we don’t agree? Sit down.

  19. & it’s “followed by M” if you were looking to be grammatically correct.

  20. Anyway SISTAAAAAAAAAAAAA where is the new A.keys Video?

  21. On the next A. Keys post =]
    I wasn’t attacking you. If we disagree, so be it. Just don’t insult our intelligence by diminishing opposing views, kay?

  22. @ M

    You are right. I was alking to LJ Knight about the video earlier and I told her Beyonce and Britney Spears came to fame because they are like strippers and often add those elements-pole included- to their performnaces.

    In no way do I condone their image to kids- but I am adult and I know what will sell and get people’s attention and so does Beyonce- which is why sex and overt sexuality are so prevelant in her work.

  23. It’s not about Opposing Views M, I have no issue with people having different point of views as mine, That’s how the world go around. I have an issue with people that let their adoration cloud their judgment. Naughty girl was sensual, This video is a sexual mess; There is no right or wrong in this one.You beyonce fans can’t even admit it when she goes too far, You are impossible to talk to, always cutting corners, and taking short cuts with her and her “Art” using a toy gun rubbing it until it “shoots” is just a (Surprisingly)clever way to represent a penis, This is too much sex, Period, Yet you people are always trying to justify what she does and i am not for debating with liars, hypocrites, and “stans”, no matter what you’ll stay on your position and i’ll stand on mind and i still will see your point of views as ignorant, so Let’s just stop right now , it’s a waste of both of our time, I see you don’t like being ignored, But get used to it because i have nothing else to say to you 🙂

  24. Sista, I totally agree. I saw one comment where someone said that entertainers shouldn’t be role models, & this sex-crazed industry is really for the adults and not for children. Basically, if they see it, it’s their parents fault for not stopping them. Almost like if adolescents sneak a view at some pornographic channels at midnight.

    So, since we’re adults, is it ok? (Since we know the deal & we aren’t easily influenced?)
    I take it with a grain of salt, personally.

    Some stranger on a forum, I tried. Oh well. I prefer being ignored than being stoned to death for my views. Just ignore me from now on. I adore God, & like I said, take entertainment with a grain of salt. Who are you to judge my taste like I’m the Samaritan woman? I’m ignorant, the end. I’ll sue USC for not teaching me the ways of the world.

  25. I also think it’s an age thing. I’m 19 years old, a sophmore in college & am de-sensitized to entertainment. Sue me.

  26. I’ll sue USC for not teaching me the ways of the world.

    and i’ll sue ucla (law) for not teaching me to be grammatically correct online 🙂
    C ya

  27. I major in English & film, so I’m prone to catching those minor details.

    No need to apologize. I’ll grow out of my youthful ignorance. Trojans all the way.

  28. Trojans all the way.

    Now you’re making me mad lol My boyfriend “Trojaned” the hell out of me for about two weeks when we first met LooL,english and film uh? Interesting hope it all work out for you 🙂

  29. Some stranger on a forum, hahaha. Bruin pride is a bit much, I don’t blame your boyfriend lol.
    & Thank You. I appreciate that.
    See you on the next post =]

  30. B needs to start think outside the box….her vids are beginning to be same monotonous SH!T… LEOTARDS ETC….i was NOT impressed….

  31. love the colors and hairdos, but otherwise, it was nothing new.

    then again, there was lady gaga to add to the pageantry, i suppose. 0_0

  32. @SISTA-I’m not saying your wrong I was actually joking it was like a how can you say something “bad” then good situation hope you get my drift.
    “Spreading her legs and popping her coochie is basically Beyonce 101 for any video she does.”
    Your partially correct she doesn’t do this in ballads, and she didn’t really do alot of this in other era’s of her career(dangerously, bday.I beg to differ with you on how Beyonce came to fame, she came to fame because of her intensity on that stage and her presence. Her real breakout performance for many as a solo artist was the National Anthem at the Superbowl and Dangerously In Love at the Grammy’s.

    @SSOF-Your one of those people who doesn’t WANT to believe what someone else says. I have CLEARY stated in the past I don’t like everything she does. Beyonce could kill someone and a STAN literally wouldn’t see much wrong with it, I(fan)definently would. So dont categorize me to that group. And if that was what she was really symbolizing with the gun your “babies” shouldn’t know anything about that right or wrong.(obviosuly wrong huh).
    Like I stated on another post your child is gonna be in the presence of sex sex sex whether it’s sex appeal, or having sex. So if you wanna cover their eyes, plug their ears, hold their hands until their 18 do just that, but dont blame artist if you catch them having sex when their 16 why? because its reality! So if your teenage daughter comes to you and says she’s pregnant dont go saying it’s that damn Beyonce video because most likely its not.

  33. I love this video because it’s not black and white plus if you think because gor famouse he same wway britney did well briney lypsycs and poeple walk out of her concerts beyonce performs live and sell out concerts britney id totally naket in her videos beyonce wear leotarts and two peaces + rihanna is almost naket on a cover promothing her album beyonce’s album shes fully covered in leather rihanna has wire around her boobs beyonce has no makeup on on one cver and it’s her album cover so what you on about and he saking her ass in IF I WERE A BOY BROKEN HEARTED GIRL, HALO NO so back of don’t just want to hate her because she is more sucsesfull then you fav artist

  34. I dont just say teenagers because I know we are talking about toddler, preschool kids as well. But about 2 years ago my two little cousins ages 4 and 5 were caught “hunching”. How did they know how to partially do this? because we all(family) knew that my cousin and his girlfriend used to have sex with the door open. So what I’m trying to say is yes being sensual/seductive in vids can play a part in kids lifes and not for the better but moreso of what your doing at HOME. If every parent in America didn’t allow their child to watch this vid that would solve the problem, but thats impossible because like I said this world today outside of videos is sex, so whats the point really?
    And P.S. even though they probably didn’t know any better they got their lil azzes toe up lol.

  35. This day, Beyonce, I officially resolve that you have NOTHING of ANY substance to contribute to the world artistically. Please go find a chair and sit in it, until you can see past making soft core porn and pushing it on us like it’s a Van Gogh. Woman to woman, you are beginning to disgust (and disappoint) me.

  36. HOW DOES BEYAWNSAY UPSTAGE GAGA?

    SEXUALLY?

    PLEASE, LET BEYAWNSAY HAVE THAT DISGUSTING HONOR TO HERSELF.

    BEYAWNSAY IS SHALLOW AND NEEDS TO SEEK HELP ASAP.

    SHE’S FALLING APART EMOTIONALLY. SHE CAN’T HANDLE NOT TOPPING THE CHARTS. SHE CAN’T HANDLE NOT BEING THE MEDIA DARLING

    SHE IS A GROWN WOMAN CAUGHT UP IN HER OWN HYPE. LMFAOOOOOOOOO

    WHOEVER SAYS THIS VIDEO IS HOT IS JUST AS IGNORANT AS BEYAWNSAY. THAT WAS SOME WHORING AT BEST.

    GAGA NEEDS TO PART WAYS AND NEVER LOOK BACK BECAUSE BEYAWNSAY JUST BROUGHT GAGA DOWN A NOTCH IN MY OPINON.

    IT WAS DISGRACEFUL BEYAWNSAY PORTRAYS THE HOT IN THE ASS BLACK GIRL STEREOTYPE.

    SHE IS A MESS.

  37. But you can actually sing. But you can actually sing? You don’t have to, some of them do, but you don’t. If i was in her circle, that’s what i wud have told her. You sing circles around these chicks-let them do that. (sigh) OH well. God bless erryone. Have a grrrreat day.

  38. MANNNNN! How did Beyonce “upstage” Lady Gaga? It’s a Beyonce video for Pete’s sake. Before this video even leak I knew it would be inches short of a softporn. Man what happened to songs that uplifts, inspire young women, etc…

  39. I THINK THAT HER GOAL WAS TO GIVE US SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, AND SHE ACHIEVED IT. I LOVE THE VIDEO THOUGH!!! AND SHE LOOKS SEXY TOO. CAN’T STOP PLAYING THE SONG

  40. Okay. A typical Beyonce video with her gapping her legs wide open exposing her coochie to the world, shaking her weave and doing the same dance routines. This video and stupid song lyrics are proof that Beyonce has not grown as an artist.

  41. *sigh* I’ll be glad when we start to elevate & support artists with kooth & class, a married woman should not behave this way publicly.

    Did you see the eye on her right breast?

  42. I hate to say it but it is basically the same routine she’s done for like the past 5 years. I’m sorry but it was wack. It’s just the same recycled crap. How many times can you thrust your crotch in a video !?! Come on Bey your talented, you can do better.

  43. Its alrite..It’s expectable! Nothing to drool over,but i know my teen cousins will love it. I know B has way more talent then spreading her legs so much in every video.She can really sing after watching Dreamgirls when she sung “Listen”. She gotta get more on her “Grown & Sexy”.

  44. OMG BEE KILLED IT! Lady GaGa did too!!! I know Jay is like yeah that’s my sexy wifey. GO BEEEEE!

  45. I never realized how unattractive Lady Gaga is. Beyonce is so gorgeous.

  46. Beyonce does no more leg spreading, cochie showing then ciara. when ciara does it you call it “great dancing” when it is really stripper dancing. since this is Beyonce’s video FREATURING Lady GaGa Beyonce is suppose to upstage her….smh
    i think Lady GaGa did a great job. Oh and by the way, Beyonce looks like Rhi Rhi and Ciara combined in this video lmao she stoled big time lol

  47. @17150918, I agree with you 100%. I never liked this song, but I have to say the video is on point.. I still dont like the song but the video did it’s job…

  48. video was just tooo much all over the place. Sorry i wait until lady gaga video come out.

  49. Don’t know if I like the video yet…but Beyonce looks stunning in it and Gaga actually looked normal for once.

  50. What exactly is so exciting about this video? Poppin the coochies and swinging weave in front of the wind machine is not what I call artistic. Its the same sh** she’s been putting out since going solo. Adding Lady Gaga for substance didn’t help..

  51. beyonce is a damn fool! i think the video looked like a video game. it was pretty creative

  52. screw beyonce she is nothing but a joke this video sucks her music is crapppppppppppp she needs to retire she is selling sexx she dresses like a slut too

  53. 1. the video is okay it’s definately not her best but it’s a fun one I guess

    2. Stop putting entertainers as “role models” their main purpose is to ENTERTAIN!

    3. It’s kinda tacky and cheap for the most part not what I expected at all it’s okay it’s not bad tho! But the song is complete crap most of her music is now but yet mindless idiots still buy it!

  54. Sista, don’t throw shades if you can’t do it successfully.
    “Beyonce does in the video what she does in ALL her videos-spread her legs, pop her coochie and throw up needless ROC signs in recognition of her superstar rap husband Jay-Z” Fail. You know that’s a lie which can be proven fast.

    I like the video more than I think I would. I love the T-shirt look and the attitude that come with it, boo. She did good. Gaga did too. However, she wasn’t needed on the video or the song just like Kanye wasn’t needed on Ego. Bey has it under control.

  55. Beyonce and Gaga had fun with this video and you can tell. It was fun, full of color and I really enjoyed it. One of her best videos in my opinion. go Bey!

  56. 1) I think entertainers can be role models as long as their off-stage lives are reputable. Case in point – rappers getting locked up for drug busts vs. Beyonce being a married woman with family values and several charities.

    2) This video is indeed a Sasha trademark with the coochie popping and gyrating with almost no clothes on, but again, this is “Sasha” and not Beyonce. That’s why Bee put this track on side 2 of the album.

    3) Gaga is a featured artist in this clip. This is not a duet like “Beautiful Liar” was.

  57. Well, let me start off by saying this:
    I’m a HUGE Beyonce fan. My 2nd oldest sister rides hard for Rihanna. I’ve been visiting for a month, since I’m transferring to the school up here. My sister has 3 kids. The 2yo saw Rihanna’s video and started running around the house saying pull the trigger, pow pow. She sat on my lap in front of the computer and watched Beyonce video, said “Beybonce” shaking her butt, and that was the end of that.
    Guess which one I would prefer her to watch?

    I liked this video a lot. It was more creative than Single Ladies and Ego. It’s just her doing stuff that other women do and sen it on their video phone. I thought it was cool. A little put off by the first outfit, but other than that, this is her second best video this era. Halo being the first IMO.

  58. I could only watch it half way. It didn’t take long for me to see that it is the same tired Beyonce video with new characters and costumes. Is it just me or is she getting too old to shake her tail half naked on EVERY song?Seriously, she looks good but when does dignity come into play. YOU ARE AN ESTABLISHED PERFORMER! YOU DO NOT NEED CHEAP THEATRICS AND GIMMICKS TO GET ATTENTION! YOUR NAME ALONE GETS THE PARTY STARTED! GET A CLUE! This is soft porn disguised as a singing career. In this episode, she does girl on girl. SMDH! Seriously, I can only see her career going XXX pornographic after this because it may very well be too late for her to bring her talent back to the front. People won’t be iinterested in her talent alone anymore and she will have to continue to do even more sexually explicit moves to keep their attention. She’s taking the same road Janets career took. Once you step into a sexually driven performance theres no turning back. While you are hott Bey, its time to turn this thing around so you’ll have something respectable to perform when you are 30, 40, 50, 60,etc… You may lose some of the people that like to see your crotch in every move but it will pay off in the long run. Its time to grow up, diva.

  59. Liyah (9:48am) & Genevieve (6:12am)- I agree with both of your comments. And another poster stated that the video was all over the place!-I also agree. It was too much! :-/

    IMO, the video is a 3 on a scale of 1-10. It was whack!!! I still don’t see the signigicance of Lady Gaga on this song! Her verse makes no sense to me at all! She made the song worse than what it was originally!
    I think Beyonce should’ve brought the energy and style of dance for the video “Diva” rather than this song!!! This video IMO should’ve been a bit more classier or sane. The more videos Beyonce comes out with, the more I began to lose respect for her as an artist. Come on B, bring some heat, show us something different! You need to go back to your Dangerously In Love days!!!!

  60. I’m not a Beyonce fan at all. The video did not appeal to me. she’s kind of reminding me of Mariah and her trying to keep up w/ the trends & younger crowds. This video doesn’t uplift me what so ever in life… All the colors, again brain washing methods…Guns???
    I’m tired of seeing her damn crotch.
    It jus didn’t move artisticly or as an intelligent human being. Video’s today are a mess. People should jus stop making videos then maybe we can appreciate the art in their music by using our imaginations hahahaha SMH

  61. gaga is too awkward to do sexy…

    “hubba, hubba” – who wrote that?! lol.

  62. Lady Gaga didn’t need to incorporate with Beyonce. She got used and needed to stay in her own lane, her career is going just fine, great! That’s what happens when you get greedy, you get used! She was just a prop for Beyonce like DC and everything and anybody else. Beyonce is in her lane and sex is her thing and it sells. Appealing to a lower nature is always more exciting and alluring and Bey does it well, she is the baddest chick in this game, even though, she does it all, this is what keeps her fans on lock!

  63. Thank God, we’re seeing other people and this striptease show isn’t our only viewing choice. Beyonce is desperately holding on and who can fault her? It’s pathetic she’s so talented and beautiful and so insecure. She totally jacked Ciara’s work, again! I wonder since she can sing circles around Ciara, what is it about her that she would blatantly jack her work, why? What does Ciara have that she wants, since she has accomplished much more? With all the creative people she has at her disposal, why not be more original, I know, she’s just a thief!

    The moral of this story, these people don’t have anymore than you and I, insatiable greed and fame doesn’t equate into happiness and this is a sad story, really, when you‘ve been given everything, well, almost everything (peace, balance and happiness)! Beyonce is becoming a caricature of herself, it happens to the super famous, sex symbols, of sorts!

  64. Bottom line ladies there comes a time when female singers seem to feel the need to peel off the clothes and get hoochie, the key is to know when to put your clothes back on and put the coochie away, and the time is NOW! Bey is a beautiful talented woman, you can sell an album with some clothes on too. We got it you can be sexy, please do something different next album, Peace and love.

  65. Am I the only one who caught Beyonce’s butt pad that they forgot to edit out? LOL Same old Beyonce..why do artists who have talent feel this unquenchable need to continuosly play the “whore” role? Is it not enought that you are beautiful physiscally and talented? Sexuality and sensuality are two different things. Bey continues to confuse the two. You can be senusal, seductive, alluring and have mass-market appeal without poppin’ the cooch. To whomever made the comment about this is Sasha Fierce..please leave that whole stage name persona game elsewhere. If you have a split personality, you’re crazy.

  66. Didn’t she want 2 play wonderwoman in the movie and they turned her down? Is she tryna give hints? Im buggin that she actually bent over and shaked her boom boom in duds face. That’s deep. Im sorry, but its painfully obvious she is tryna keep up or stay relevant. A tear almost dropped when i watched it. And gaga. Why? your lane is being shocking, freakshow demonic type. R&B-stop it rite now. She can sing but she looked out of place. It was embarrassing. Then standing next 2 B-i almost felt like B knew she was slaying her physically and was secretly laughing lol. How could you not resist, i was at the contrast. anywhoo- the next video she come out wit-uno she will-im frightened, terrified. Jay must feel like the man. All my friends and my lil nephew & his friends are fantazing about my wife. I mean what is left 2 the imagination. A real man wud think- That is my stuff. You crazy. I mean show em what u got, but not everything. But this is jigga we talkin bout.

  67. Everybody keeps saying that ALL Beyonce vids are her “coochie popping” and shaking her ass but people seem to forget all about the ballad songs she does and the videos she’s done for ALL of her slow songs!

    People always bring up the coochie popping because that’s all they WANT to see!!! SMDH!!!

  68. Everything everyone has said is their own opinion.that should be respected.i love beyonce and if she was lined up with other artists.females and males alike,she would definately be among the top ones.why?the talent is there and it shall always be there.no matter what can be said,these are obvious things and they will always be there.you cannot expect everyone to love someone and neither can u expect all those people who used to like her do so now.life is like that and it will always be like that.Me?…i love every bit of the video and lady gaga did fine.not her best i admit but the video and her performance are great,hot,creative,fun and sexy.typical of beyonce but then,that is why i fell in love with her from the beginning.those who hate,keep hating.those who love,keep loving and rocking.

  69. -ITS ME-

    Beyonce DID do something DIFFERENT with this album… she tried to cater to her audience that loves the club songs and the ones who wants to hear the ballads and slow songs….

    Her fans that sell out her tours WANT to see Beyonce aka Sasha not no watered down version of her former self!

    If you’re not a fan of Beyonce’s music then just keep listening to good ol Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Chrisette Michelle.

    Or do like I do and jam to all of the artists mentioned above because at the end of the day all of them can sang!

  70. Cynthinia: i’m shocked I thought you saw her as the great black hope?

  71. @ladyelle, what I stated is MY OPINION wich on a BLOG I thought I could express, this isn’t her fansite. So please don’t tell me what I should or shouldn’t think with all due respect. I’m expressing my thoughts, that’s all. I’m not saying she has to be like all of the artist you just mentioned “who I do love by the way 🙂 but I digress, there’s just so much butt poppin I can take that’s all I’m saying. And your right if that’s all her fans want than I guess that’s what she should do, to me it’s tired is all. No harm no foul.

  72. Beyonce is turning into a straight up video ho. Lady Gaga is just plain weird. Where is the artistry? This video did not live up to all of the hype.

  73. @ladyelle u are so Right she did do something different SHE FUCKED UP the music SHE DESTROYED true artistry and SHE HOED everyone left with a decent ear that actually likes GOOD MUSIC! she is just as capable as jill alicia and the rest only difference she has no substance to her!

  74. And i have that opinion not because she aint talented but because im forced to listen to that garbage even when im not TRYING TO and its sad! And STANS say just dont listen if u dont like it BUT unfortunately it dont work that way when she’s played in every retail store, beauty supply, grocery store, etc…. LOL and stans say i dont have a right to say nothing or comment well uhhh thats a lie cuz my opinion is that its a load of crap and this is the best we got a” BEYONCE “chile plz yall need to hurry up and take her off that pedestal quick fast and in a HURRY! LOL cuz that has made her one BIG DESPERATE JOKE!

  75. Umm Nick who FORCED you to listen to Beyonce??

    YOU click on this title on this forum…Didn’t you???

    When Beyonce comes on the radio…here’s a thought CHANGE THE STATION…When Beyonce video comes on CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

    You are NOT forced to do anything.

  76. Why wouldn’t it be all about her? It’s her video. I love it from start to finish including GaGa’s part. What a hater you are “BROWN SISTA”

  77. Its obvious u are one of her much MUCH YOUNGER fans I am being forced when its played in places i shop or go so stfu little ONE thats why i can comment I DONT LIKE WHAT I HEAR U SILLY CHILD!
    OR FOR THAT MATTER WHAT I SEE EITHER NOW WHAT! But unfortunately u little ones are subject to like anything nowadays because of a DAM NAME! plz hun take that bs elsewhere!

  78. Nik….

    I think its messed up that Beyonce gets you soooooo worked up that you can’t go into a retail store, beauty supply, grocery store… I think something is wrong with you if you let Beyonce take over your feelings like that? But hey, whatever works for you!

    I mean I can’t stand Britney Spears’s music but I could care less if her music is played in a store! It’s not going to effect me at all!

    Sounds like you truly just HATE Beyonce lol…

  79. LMAO at you calling me “Little One” when you’re letting Beyonce mess your mood up at a store!!!

    C’mon now… THAT is some CHILDISH mess if I ever heard it!

  80. NEXT time read Thoroughly so u dont get me confused with the rest of u silly fools. Tricks are for the Kids boo boo!

  81. Now I want you to tell me where I didn’t read THOROUGHLY???

    Why does Beyonce music rile you up so much when you go into a store???

    Sounds like you have some issues that you may need to get checked out!

  82. MY POINT LADY ELLE BEYONCE DOESNT BOTHER ME U ARE MORE BOTHERED BY ME SAYING I DONT LIKE HER MUSIC THAN ME WALKIN IN A STORE AND HAVING TO LISTEN TO THAT GOD AWFUL GARBAGE!
    BUT AGAIN TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS! I HAVE STATED MY OPINION ITS AWFUL MUSIC AND I HAVE A RITE TO SAY THAT ON A SITE PROMOTING HER GOD AWFUL MUSIC! LOL AGAIN ITS OKAY ILL LEAVE THE STUPID COMMENTS FOR YOU ITS OBVIOUS U NEED A LITTLE MORE TIME TO MATURE AND REALIZE WHAT AN OPINION IS!

  83. For you to be so GROWN up you sure sound ignorant… just saying?

    I don’t like Ciara either but I could care less about her music being played at a store…

    Did Beyonce do something personally do to you? Did she turn down an autograph???

  84. THATS WHY I SAID WHAT I SAID GET HER OFF THAT PEDESTAL QUICK FAST AND IN HURRY ! LOL
    DAM SOME PEOPLE ACT AS IF THEY GOT TO ANSWER TO HER AT THE PEARLY GATES!

  85. Nick what in the world are you talking about???

    I NEVER stated you didn’t have a right to your opinion.

    If you don’t like Beyonce… o.k don’t!

    You was making it seem like somebody was tying you down to a chair FORCING you to listen to Beyonce when that’s not the case!

    You’re the one that stated “You can’t go into a store without hearing her music.”

    I was just wondering why you let lil ol Beyonce rile you up so much?

  86. Along with her new album, Beyonce has presented her fans to a new alter-ego named Sasha Fierce. The singer affirms that this new persona is the fun, more sexual and more aggressive side of her. This is however the “general public” version of the story. The esoteric meaning revealed by the symbols surrounding this new persona is much deeper: Sasha Fierce is a symbolic representation of an artist taken over by evil to obtain success.

    “I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am”.
    -Beyonce

  87. BE OKAY WITH ME NOT FEELIN BEYONCE AND I PROMISE YOUR IGNORANT BEHIND WILL FEEL MUCH MORE BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF THEN YOU COULD LEAD YOUR OWN LIFE AND STOP TRYING DEFEND BEYONCE’S! LOL

  88. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT LADY SILLY BE OKAY WITH ME NOT FEELING BEYONCE AND I PROMISE YOUR IGNORANT LITTLE BEHIND WILL FEEL MUCH MORE BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF AND THEN MAYBE U COULD LEAD YOUR OWN LIFE AND STOP DEFENDING BEYONCE’S ! LOL

  89. LMAO @ you calling me ignorant… that’s funny!!!

    ANYWAY…

    Lead my own life??? WTF??

    It’s not that deep for me… I like Beyonce’s music…she’s a great entertainer to me and that is where it stops for me…

    apparently not for you though!

  90. IM SAYIN DONT FLIP THE GAME U STAN I SAID WHAT I SAID TO MAKE A POINT ABOUT COMMENTING ON HOW AWFULL THE MUSIC AND VIDEO IS AND U GOT MAD I AM BEING FORCED BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE U ASSUME ITS GOOD BECAUSE OF A NAME AND IT IS JUST THAT, SO STOP IT ,U ARE JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER STAN ON EVERY OTHER SITE THAT GETS MAD

  91. And for you to PRETEND like she dont mean nothing to you is a joke ANYBODY WHO READS THIS SITE WILL KNOW YOU WORSHIP THAT GIRL come on now who u trying to fool . BUT WHATEVA I WAS JUST SAYIN PEOPLE WHO DONT CARE FOR WHATS BEING PUT OUT RITE NOW CAN COMMENT ABOUT IT WHETHER IT BE BEYONCE OR THE REST OF CLICK BECAUSE RITE NOW ITS ALL TRITE BABY MUSIC TO ME HUN!

  92. Who got mad?
    I was just wondering who was forcing you to listen to Beyonce…

    Then you said… you can’t even go into a store w/o hearing her…

    Then I wondered why it bothered you so much?

    I just asked a question? You sound like the one who’s mad!

    The only person who seems like the stan is YOU! You have a alot of hate in your heart for a person you don’t even know!

    But you go head with your GROWN self! lol

  93. I never PRETENDED not to LOVE Beyonce!

    Because I DO… I have nothing to hide about that!

    I LOVE her as an ENTERTAINER! I LOVE BEYONCE!

    But when someone makes a comment as if they’re being forced to listen to Beyonce YES I’m going to ask who is forcing you to listen?

    Like I said I LOVE ALL shades of music..

    Beyonce IS NOT going to stop me from listening to Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Chrisette Michelle or any other artist.

    You give Beyonce waaay to much power over for someone you don’t like!

    That was all I was saying!

  94. @Stranger on a forum

    No, I’ve never seen Beyonce as the great black hope. I love real music far too much for that! I’m loving that other entertainers are getting some spotlight to shine, Melanie Fiona with one of the best songs of the year, Letoya and Luda doing the thing without the overt sexy images, Ledisi, a fine vocalist check her out on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6DfIpfZjY, Jill Scott, humanizing Africa and a new movie on Lifetime and with Tyler, Nosiette, just a smooth groove, Amy Winehouse, a mess but one of the best, Hil St. Soul, a hidden treasure, but wow can she sing, Estelle, Shine, a masterpiece, Ciara, may have flopped but Verizon didn’t think so, Monique, I think I might cry if she wins the Oscar, Mariah Carey, lower album sales with a very good cd with a stellar acting role that‘s buzzing, Whitney Houston’s comeback, a miracle, Janet, nothing but love and Rihanna’s brand is expanding its borders and increasing her territory! Beyonce is trying to drown out all this noise! I can admit she’s talented, has a great vocal range, is stunningly beautiful and I like some of her songs, “Me Myself and I”…”Irreplaceable”…”If I were a boy”…her vocals overall don’t appeal to me and she‘s not very creative!

    Beyonce seems unethical and cut-throat based on her own shady public comments, the creative jacking and her lack of support for her DC members while they publicly worshiped her, selfish! Was she at Michelle’s red carpet opening in Chicago for The Color Purple, no…a very tacky and self-centered person! On the Essence Music Festival on TV One, at the end of her performance she stroked the microphone like a ****, yuck!

  95. No, Beyonce can’t raise other people’s children, but we all have some responsibility for our work and the far-reaching affects. Just like Oprah had to apologize to Robin Givens for portions of the Mike Tyson interview, kick Bebe Winans off of her show, not back Steve Harvey with his own show…it’s call integrity aside for the sake of ratings, she didn‘t want to lose her integrity! She could give away some more cars to boost her ratings out of her own pocket being as rich as she is! I work with high needs kids and when you meet some of the parents, you realize they need us to advocate for them, sorry, some young people don’t have guidance in their lives, grew up in “the system!” With so many kids being sexual molested, the numbers are alarming, these images are just too much and unnecessary. Some of our superstars aren’t helping our community at all, there is a different between sexy, pornographic and sensual! It’s ok because as you raise yours, there’s a chance they’ll run into the ones you didn’t! Again, they ALL need to put their clothes on!

  96. Cynthinia is what i call a fan, someone who can appreciate another’s talent yet still speak on something when they feel is wrong,You should be proud of yourself i agree with everything you said 😉 and we have similar musical taste 😉

  97. The more B, makes a video the more trashy she displays herself. How many time is she going to dress half naked and shake her dierre all in her videos. You call her an artist. A true artist displays her talent with self worth and respect. You can argue that celebrities are not suppose to be role models. Well, let me tell you they do have an impact on kids and teenagers lives. Teenagers buy their cds and guess what teenagers makes up the fan base. My point is Video phone or what ever is filled with both raunchy dance moves and self explaintory lyrics about screwing someone on a video phone. If this same video was made by a stripper what will you say?

  98. Wasn’t that the reason she wanted to do it. She didn’t do it to uplift the other artisist she has to outshine or try to. You are the first blog that has said that. I think it is just both of them coming out more with the masonic mess that they are apart of.

  99. I go to work and comments skyrocket. Atleast people are having fun lol.

  100. You know I just looked at this video on another site and all I have to say is that she is gone. Beyonce that shy, classy, and Christian being is gone. She has sold her soul. She will have to answer to the Most High for this behavior and putting this out here.

    I also have a lot of respect for her husband because that must really be a test to his manhood to have his wife out here for all the world to see.

  101. I think Beyonce’s trick is “Keep ur friends close and ur enemy closer” Everytime someone talks about someone else other than Beyonce, somehow Beyonce is making a duet with that person. Eg Shakira. Smart move BEY. However, nobody can force anything down people’s throat. When they’ll start to get tired of you, they will show it.

  102. @Stranger on a forum

    Thanks!

    I love music so much and have a heart for artists!

    I also commend Brownsista for allowing differences of opinions and dialogue to be exchanged, along with running this site with engaging hot topics, it’s becoming an online interactive mag vs. blog! Some sites are so biased toward Beyonce that they don’t tolerate opposing views that aren’t vulgar in nature.

  103. So delighted to say it has been confirmed that two great artist Alicia Keys and beyonce have a duet on alicia’s new cd.

  104. @ all the people who say Beyonce is a whore now.

    BITCH HELL NO!
    Beyonce has a variety of song styles!
    This was just a sexual song lmao! So the video is going to be very provocative!

    SMH.

    its just ONE video. She is PERFORMING in this lmao. how would that make HER a hoe, when this isn’t really her lol? After filming she woulda just put back on her normal clothes and everything.

    Beyonce keeps her personal life seperate to her stage life.

    u cant judge someone on how they choose to entertain people.

  105. I haven’t been here for awhile, but I feel compelled to post a comment after reading those posted by STRANGER ON A FORUM & CYNTHINIA.

    Well played. You two are the only ones making any sense.

    @NICK

    You had me until you started shouting and playing into the ignorant stan’s hand, thus letting them get under your skin. The best approach is to just swat them, pretty much like you would a gnat at a summer picnic. They usually fall limp after awhile. I do like what you said originally.

  106. Oh, as far as the video is concerned, I found it to be rather rote. Lazy production values, same tired pole dancing moves, song is repetitive, trite (not surprising for Beyonce – she couldn’t write anything even remotely thoughtful if I held one of her pop gun props to her head) and irritating, even by today’s lame standards for modern R&B.

    Lady Gaga however was clearly in this video to increase Beyonce’s insatiable need for edgy credibility. Her Bad Romance video is a true classic of innovative imagery, although it’s not for everybody’s taste.

  107. Banjiboi, you’re absolutely right. However, what you’re saying isn’t new. You really think BEYONCE herself thinks this is a deep, moving example of contemporary R&B? Of course not! She knows this is just a fun, stupid, colorful, sexy pop song…nothing more, nothing less. I even think Beyonce would agree with every statement said on this forum; of course this song is provocative, even forgetful. Of course this video is risque, & she knows she pushed many boundaries. We are the ones making more out of it than it should be. It’s a club song, not the next great anthem for soulful enthusiasts.

  108. & as far as creative direction is concerned, Beyonce has done her deep videos, her iconic videos, her groundbreaking videos, her stupidd videos, her annoying videos, her “wtf” videos, her amazing videos, her gorgeous videos…just like EVERY artist out today. The problem is…?

  109. @M- Very well said why does Beyonce or anybody else for that matter have to be one dimensional?
    Abd are you excited about the Alicia/Bey duet?

  110. @M

    You make some excellent points.

    However, pushing boundaries? These are the same boundaries over and over and over….it’s just plain boring. Sex is on longer shocking in videos today. Unlike Gaga, or even Madonna, who are masters at reinvention, perhaps she could try another method of provocation? Aren’t there other sacred cows to tackle, if indeed she imagines herself to be some sort of artist/ provacateur?

    And as a matter of opinion, she’s of course made a few iconic videos and songs, but nothing “WTF”, save for a few forgettable anthems.

    I think she’s good dancer with a great voice who no doubt happens to have her finger on the pulse on what gets the kids’ attention, which is what is required for maximum sales and airplay. In that area, she has succeeded. But I just don’t feel that anything she does is TIMELESS. Some iconic things don’t age well.

    I do wish that at some point she will learn to move on to new concepts in both her music and images. Something fresh, if you will. Of course, these are only my opinions based on my experiences and knowledge of music from female greats through the years.

    And thanks for the thoughful response.

  111. wow!!! I dunno but didnt she kinda look like rhianna in the beginning? She wiggling and looking like a ho in this video…it is crazy!!! I officially cannot stand her!! I’m not hating but everybody talkin about “oh she such a role model”..please, she just teaching our babies to shake their behinds!!! ugggh i’ve had enough

  112. @BANJIBOI- I like the way you voice why you dont like beyonce decisions without any hate or ignorance at all much respect.

  113. Banjiboi, I totally agree. I think that with age, Beyonce will start honing her craft & make some classic, timeless music. Like I’ve said before, her 20’s are rapidly dwindling down & as she approaches her 30s, her music will reflect that. She may have a child or two by the time her next album drops, and I’m sure that it will reflect that new, mature place in her life. Her boundary should be making music without the image; that would be groundbreaking coming from a popstar. & because her voice, dancing, etc is so advanced, I do feel as though she gets a bit lazy (although her lazy still is miles above others in her bracket). That laziness may lead her to fall into the image she has concoted over the years, without keeping it fresh or interesting. But “I Am” is the begining of the rest of her musical career; I hope she continues to go down that direction & make smart music. Sweet Dreams is an example of an intelligent, club-driven song, so I think she has it in her.

  114. & I am VERY excited to hear this A.Keys/Bey duet. It sounds like it will be a ballad; that’s the Beyonce I prefer the most, b/c when she sings (specifically about love) she feels it…& Alicia Keys feels it…its a mutual topic they both sing about with such passion & grace.

  115. I hope Alicia Keys doesn’t do a video with Beyonce, she is going to find herself in the same place as Lady Gaga…this publicity thing has to stop…she’s walking into a net, a devouring spirit, Alicia will have to play dirty to come out of this ahead and it isn’t worth it!

    Alicia, stay in your lane!

    Don’t be greedy!

  116. Cynthia, be real. After ONE collab this year, Beyonce is greedy? LOL

    (Technically two, if you count Kanye)

    Throw in Shakira, & that is a whopping number 3. That equates greediness? Especially since it was, after all, Gaga’s idea to play the more passive role?

    Besides, I doubt that the Keys/Knowles song will even be a single.

  117. @ CYHTHINIA

    “she’s walking into a net, a devouring spirit”

    Thanks for making me roll on floor! That’s an outrageous claim, but it’s somehow not entirely off the mark. The problem with her female-to-female video collaborations is that it seems as if she is somehow COMPETING with the other artist. Often, the choreography is such that she and the other artist are seen performing identical moves in tandem – odd. Or perhaps it’s very telling……I don’t get the sense that they’re bonding. There are no smiles or laughter. Just all frantic syncopation, attitude, and dare I say, some level of anger.
    It doesn’t look like they’re having FUN. I don’t get the sense of the other artist’s sense of their own vision or identity, with the exception of Shakira, who more than holds her own, and seems to take the lead.

    Just a thought.

  118. All of that said, it is clear that this woman is a force to be reckoned with, whether we embrace, like, dislike her or not.

  119. Banjiboi, you are absoultely right AND I wouldn’t be surprised if that were true. In the wild, a lion will lick her prey before she snaps their neck. Or is it the cheetah…? Anyway, I’ve noticed that as well, mainly when it comes to dancing aspects.

  120. Not that I necessarily have a problem with that, but…

    However, when beyonce is in other videos, she def. let’s herself become secondary. I don’t expect her to allow others take her spotlight in her own video, so prob. puts 50% more effort than usual.

  121. But I think the best collaborations are when both artists do their own thing and we get to see their contrasts and individual strengths, regardless of who is so-called top billed.

  122. ^Agreed, which is why I hope this collab with Alicia Keys will show that. It’s obvious that Beyonce’s greatest collabs are with men (ie. Luther Vandross, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z) so I think this ballad (?) will showcase them both as strong, albeit different vocalists with something fresh to offer each other.

  123. Of course, it’s an ego thing. Why didn’t Prince & MJ ever collaborate? They were constantly trying to up each other; imagine the video? It would be Beyonce/Shakira x1,000.

  124. @M- Didn’t I say Alicia will lose fans respect which is downright sad.

  125. It’s not too hard for Gaga to “bomb” in a video that’s already crappy. Looking at Video Phone, I find it hard to believe that Beyonce’s motive was not to ride on Gaga’s coattails a bit because this was definitely NOT a duet. Not only did Gaga just sing one little verse, but 95% of the video was of Beyonce gyrating and moaning and humping inanimate objects.

    There is no way to compare VP to Beautiful Liar b/c at least Shakira got a brand new song to sing with Beyonce, whereas Gaga was just dropped into an already released track. This is an utter waste of potential, because Gaga and Beyonce could have shut it down had Bey gotten out of her ego’s shadow.

  126. Sorry Bey u lost me on this video….I luv GaGa’s “Bad Romance” video tho

  127. My FB friend says he liked the video but he noticed Beyonce was wearing a butt pad…lol Only guys notice things like that. LOL

  128. Wow Beyonce got people acting a fool. This woman works hard, the videos is typical “Sex symbol” Bey but she works hard though. I wanted to see more of a hip-hop vibe since that was the direction of the song.

    But Bey is just trying to keep up with her younger audience as well as try to pull her older audience as well this one was for the younger girls.

  129. LOL

    @ BEYAWNSAY BEING A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH?

    HOW SO?

    SHE CAN’T SCORE ANOTHER HIT

    SHE HAS NOT EVOLVED

    SHE IS A HYPED GIMMICK

    SHE IS A SEXUAL MACHINE THAT HAS MALFUNCTIONED.

    WHAT MAKES HER A FORCE>

    LOL THE GYRATING, PUSSSSSSSSY MOVES?

    SHE’S NOT AN ICON AND NOWHERE NEAR LEGENDARY STATUS.

    WHO WOULD PAY HOMAGE TO HER? WHAT WOULD THEY SING>

    BEYAWNSAY IS CALCULATING AND MANIPULATIVE.

    SHE’S GOT THE STANS SIPPIN KOOLAID AND BLINDED BY THE FACT

    THIS LAST ALBUM BOMBED!!!!!!

    IT’S A DOUBLE DISC CD SO SALES OF ONE CONT TWICE. THINK PEOPLE THINK. SHE’S TOURING BECAUSE SHE IS NOT MAKING MONEY FROM SELLING ALBUMS SHE SEES HOW HOT GAGA IS. IN FACT

    GAGA IS ON FIRE!!!

    AND LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT THAT RIHANNA REIGN THAT’S GOT BEYAWNSAY’S HEAD IN A TIZZY.

    LMFAOOOOOOO

    BELIEVE AND THINK WHAT YOU WANT BUT MATTHEW KNOWLES’ PAYOLA FOR AWARDS AND PERFORMANCE SPOTS IS DRYING UP. BEYAWNSAYS’ IS SOOOO 2003!!!!!!!!

    She lacks originality and creativity. which is why she has resorted to collaborating with females on top of their game.

    And now she is doing any and everything for the spotlight like crowd surfing. POOR THING!

  130. Finally had a chance to see the video. Now I understand the negative comments.

    Beyonce is so much more than what she’s putting out in songs and videos. She is so talented. I went to her concert during the BDay era. I was very entertained and very much worth the $120 I spent. She got the concert performance down to a tee, but her song selection and “songwriting skills” (yes, I meant the quotes) needs major work. This song and video is very elementary. I can understand appealing to the young audience from a business perspective, but does appealing to a young audience require such overt sexuality and a dumbing down of songs?

    If I had to pick a favorite video from this album, it would be “If I Was A Boy”. It told a story. This video is the same thing over and over again (same dance moves, same bodily display). She really needs to regroup.

    I liked her makeup in this video though.

  131. @Banjiboi

    My sentiments exactly!

    “I don’t get the sense that they’re bonding. There are no smiles or laughter. Just all frantic syncopation, attitude, and dare I say, some level of anger.
    It doesn’t look like they’re having FUN. I don’t get the sense of the other artist’s sense of their own vision or identity, with the exception of Shakira, who more than holds her own, and seems to take the lead.”

    Duets are supposed to be a collaboration, not a competition or an opportunity to slay the other artist or attempt to diminish them!

    Check out Deborah Cox and Rachelle Ferrell’s Tribute to Natalie Cole on Youtube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gZUl97w1TY

  132. Alicia doesn’t need this, it won’t make people buy her music who thinks she’s a homewrecker. I agree with the post that they all need to take a break and come back with fresh music, but they don’t have the courage, Maxwell did, whenever D’Angelo decides to come, many will be waiting, Sade is coming out with new music and will do the numbers. This artists aren’t putting God first, structuring their businesses and empire to stay visible, but away from the music. The harder they push the more the fans are backing away. Until there’re 10 Melanie Fionas centerstage, the selling of music will be hit or miss!

  133. @Banjiboi

    You may or may not remember my posts but we have gotten into some strong disagreements before but, on all occasions, I admire your ability to make a clear, concise, and direct argument, without attacking or demeaning the artist, in this case Beyonce. I agree so much with many of your. Beyonce, in my opinion, is currently having identity and image issues. She has a very strong, mature voice, at one point too mature for her age and music (The Writing’s on the Wall). Now her age is catching up to that voice and she is having difficulty adjusting. I really do think that this CD may be a pivotal moment for her. Even though I HATE the double CD gimmick I feel that this was her way of “testing the waters” for her inevitable shift to stronger music.The I Am side is the Beyonce of the near future– The married, grown woman, 30 year old beyonce. The Sasha Fierce beyonce was the the dangerously in love, destiny’ child, teenage, early 20s beyonce. THe problem is she had varying degrees of success with this shift. This CD was the most critically acclaimed of all her efforts, but in many cases for the Sasha Fierce material. Rolling Stone called the standouts If I Were a Boy, and Sweet Dreams, a Sasha Fierce song. Still, I feel that, because the I AM singles were far more successful than the Sasha Fierce singles internationally, Beyonce and her label (We cannot forget all the many forces driving the Beyonce Machine) will feel more comfortable finally allowing Beyonce to make that much needed shift. It just saddens me to see that it is the sex driven songs that do well in America. Without that Beyonce would have probably moved forward years ago. At any rate, I don’t feel that beyonce has to completely remove the sex from her music, after all Jill Scott’s last CD was all about sex. I think that her imagery and topics can just gain greater depth and sensuality. Mariah Carey is also someone who is making strides toward maturity (though a little late considering the quality of her voice,and the fact that she is nearly forty).

  134. @ RockON
    I am so sick of your ignorance. It is NOT counted as a double disk. Double Disc CDs are graded by LENGTH not actually having to discs, and since her CD clocked in at under 72 minutes, it is NOT a double disc CD. ALso, the double disc rule is for RIAA, meaning platinum certifications and since it is certified double platinum, it is consistent with the 2.5 million US Sales as tracked by Nielson Soundscan, which DOESN”T do a double count for Double DISC cds a all. So please, check your facts and stop being stupid. ALso, I am Sasha Fierce is nearing 5 million in sells worldwide, consistent with B’day, meaning, it is selling pretty well. After all, DIL only sold 6 million worldwide, so its not like she is being inconsistent.

  135. I am o-fficially alienated. This video and all the cueing at the end is just disturbing and uncomfortable to hear. As a woman I felt the need to close my eyes on some scenes I am debating whether or not I need to wash my ears out with soap. Beyonce is trashy skank. Never thought I would say but she holds no bars.

  136. so much illuminati things in this video beyonce has officially sold her soul to the devil she will do anything for money even kiss a white man like she did on her movie pink panther lol. beyonce is fading the best thing popin now is letoyas lady love and keri hilson in a perfect world. beyonces music is CHILDISH AND MEANINGLESS SHE WANTS MEN TO LUST AFTER HER THEN SHE BLAMES SASHA FIERCE 4 IT SHES MONEY HUNGRY HER ALBUM IS A YEAR OLD I AM SASHA FIERCE ALBUM STINKS ITS JUNK ITS LAME ITS TRASH AS SOON AS U BUY OR DOWNLOAD IT THE ONLY REASON BEYONCE IS RICH IS BECAUSE SHE TOURS MORE THAN OTHER ARTIST SHE HAS MORE ENDORCEMENTS BECAUSE SHE EXCEPT ANY MONEY YES ANY MONEY GIVIN TO HER SHE WILL DISRESPECT HER OWN BELIEFS TO BE ON TOP THEN LATER BLAME SASHA FIERCE SOME OF YOU STANS KILL ME SAYING BEYONCE IS A QUEEN OR BEYSUS U PEOPLE CLEARY DONT BELIEVE IN GOD U WORSHIP YOUR IDOL BEYONCE U GUYS MUST BE JUST LIKE HER IN THE HEAD SHE IS A VIRGO AND THEY ACT FAKE AS HELL LOL. OK IM ON HER TO SAY GO TO U TUBE TYPE IN BEYONCE WORSHIPS THE DEVIL OR BEYONCE COPY CAT YEAH SHE IS REALLY TRYING TO OUTSHINE RIHANNA BECAUSE RIHANNAS ALBUM IS COMING BUT THAT WONT WORK BEYONCE CLEARLY STOLE HER HAIR STYLE IN THE BEGINNING I THINK BEYONES MUSIC IS PHONY AND CHILDISH AND SHE NEEDS TO BE MORE LIKE RESPECTED SINGERS SHE WILL NEVER BE A MICHEAL JACKSON SHES TOO FAKE AND OVERBEARING REAL MUSIC IS OUT THERE U DONT HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS CRAP PEOPLE WAKE UP AND PLEASE GOGGLE SASHA FIERCE+LATTERDAYS U WILL BE SHOCKED AT WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT BEYONCE BYE

  137. @SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS MUSIC

    Admiration is totally mutual.

    And I agree with the assessment that “I I Were a Boy”. It remains the ONLY song in her solo repertoire that I actually loved (Honorable mentions: Get Me Bodied, Irreplaceable), songwriter credit controversies notwithstanding; let’s not forget, it was wriiten by someone else. She interptreted the material flawlessly, and the accompanying video was her first to present a clear, compelling and cohesive narrative, in my humble opinion. That said, I can’t get past my suspicion that she really isn’t capable of completely transcending her niche – booty popping, disposable but highly addictive pop’n b piffle. no, there’s nothing wrong with that, because there definitely is a place for it in the market. But like you mentioned, she’s part of a machine. Therefore, I think there’s not much room for any true artistic growth unless she were to completely break free from it. Again, I do see flashes of brilliance (IIWAB), but based on her interviews, which come off as being mostly packaged PR fluff, I don’t get that she has any sense of irony which is critical if she were to explore any other genres with any depth.

    And perhaps the blatantly sexual aspects of her work wouldn’t be so boring if she would just simply take it to another level. Show me a facet that hasn’t been explored, aside from just using the tired alter-ego trick.

    But I’ll guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

  138. Corrections:
    I meant assessment of “If I Were a Boy”,

    Interpreted

    written

    Typoz, ugh!

  139. @JOANNA- I wasn’t gonna comment but I’m a virgo and the total opposite of fake, and you sound stupid typing almost every single word in caps.

  140. I think MOST of us will be impressed when her next cd comes out whether it’s 2 years or 5 years from now. Wouldn’t it be one the biggest months in music histroy if Alicia, Bey, Mary, and Mariah took considerable breaks then all released their albums one week apart.

  141. If I Were A Boy was an excellent song that I ended up downloading. Actually, it was the original artist BC Jeans I downloaded.

    Here vocals are PERFECT on that song. BC also plays the guitar on it and it just works.

    Not hating at all on Bey. I heard Bey’s version first.

    Any who, VP is a rendition of Check Up On It 2009. Also the outfit in the beginning is the EXACT SAME as Ciara’s on Love, Sex and Magic right down to the glasses!!!

    I’ve always felt that Bey’s videos were too sexual, the fast songs not the ballads. Any who, Banjiboi I agree with your statement that she “isn’t capable of completely transcending her niche”.

    I really think this is it, her peak, her growth. She should have done it by now. The woman is 28-years-old and married. Hell even Kelly wrote about past experiences like the tune “Still In Love With My Ex”.

  142. I some what disagree with your comments about the video, Beyonce and lady Gaga. I like the video!!Of coarse i had a different view of what the video should look like, but its okay. Lady Gaga held her own. No she is not Beyonce, but thats why this colabo works. Opposite attracts, and lady gaga is what’s happening now!! And the song belongs to Beyonce, not Lady Gaga, so the focus should be on her. GO Beyonce and Lady Gaga!!!

  143. @banjiboi-You know what yea it wouldn’t even be fair to other artist, they would win so many awards it would be so sad to watch lol…yea I take that back.

  144. the video was OK. they held Gaga back so Beyonce could own the spotlight. I was only excited to see this video because of Gaga. but then again Bey doesn’t know how to share the spotlight with anyone but Jay. Bet that’s the last Bey-Gaga video we ever see again.

  145. @RockYawn, Rihanna’s Russian Roulette fell from #9 to #16, ’nuff said.

    VERY well said Banjiboi (once again)& Someone Who Actually Knows Music.

    Joanna, I think YOU’RE a part of the occult. I also think that you’re uneducated, but that’s a whole subject matter altogether. Have a seat, and if you have nothing concise & logical to say, step away from the keyboard.

  146. I am not a hater, however we must admit that beyonce within the last few year has gone completely Porn.She started to announce she has and ultra ego called Sasha.Look i’m no saint and i’m preaching anything her but I think this girl is under some evil shit and she is riding a huge wave of sex and more sex all the girl does is the same sex dances with almost the same beat in all the background it’s getting tired for those who are much smarter than this.So for all those who think we are hating no we are smater and wiser.No we are not proud to see a woman always spearding her legs she will sing about the sun and the chic is still nude.I will say this her sex act is going to get tired and I am ashamed to look at videos.She as no class she has lost her mind.

  147. Can we please stop equating being sexual or promiscuous with being evil? It’s getting annoying because of how stupid it sounds.

  148. Instead of condemning or judging, how about you go to church & sow a seed for her deliverance? When’s the last time you prayed for a stranger’s soul? Stop being a muckraker & do something about it.

  149. @rock on u r right on!!!! Beyonce is a poor exuse for black woman its insane how so many people r under this witches spell she and her husband r the devil’s advocate this shit was classless and tasteless not impressed music is at an all time low clearly

  150. I’m confused as to why Beyonce did this video. Ga Ga shouldn’t try to dance in the same universe as Beyonce. Sing her little heart out maybe, but keep the cameras away from this girl when she tries to move her body to look sexy. It’s just insulting. She shouldn’t put herself out there to look even more foolish than she already looks by trying to add dance moves.

  151. I dn’t know y gaga agreed to be in this video, its like she had to conform to the style of video’s beyonce likes makn..gaga wrote a cul song 4 beyonce..but I ain’t happy dat my freakishly delightful gaga had to conform..n it looks strange……n please how can u fools compare shakira to lady gaga..dats chalk n cheese..n nway shakira’s trade mark n beyonces r der dancing..n dey way they shake their arses ..dats not lady gaga’s..

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