*It was only a matter of time, but Beyoncé’s performance at this year’s Grammy Awards was bound to incite reaction among shocked viewers.
Media sources report that the British newspaper UK Metro printed a story featuring the following headline: “‘Whore’ Beyoncé angers parents with raunchy act.”
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The story, which ran earlier this week, quoted Grammy viewers who were taken aback by Bey’s sexually-charged performance of “Drunk In Love” alongside her husband, Jay Z. In addition to throwing the word “whore” around, the Metro quoted parents who labeled the songstress “trashy” and “classless.”
*Kendrick Lamar has nothing but love for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, despite the group’s Grammy win for Best Rap Album causing outrage among hip hop fans who felt that Kendrick deserved it for his studio debut, “Good Kid M.A.A.D City.”
Macklemore even sent Lamar a text message apologizing for the win, but K.Dot says no apology is necessary.
“It’s well-deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick told XXL of Macklemore’s Grammys sweep. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
*If something has gotten under her skin, Inda.Arie will not hesitate to let you know. Such is the case with the singer blasting this year’s Grammy Awards for overlooking what she described as “the best black artists.”
Arie took her frustration out in a letter posted on her Tumblr page, soulbird-journal.tumblr.com. The Grammy-winning vocalist didn’t mince words as she accused the Grammys and other award shows of being more concerned with popularity and sales instead of the quality of music.
*To kick off the Grammy Awards, BET hosted the hottest rooftop party in Los Angeles at the Creative Artists Agency on January 24, 2014. Draped by a beautiful city skyline artists like Mali Music, PJ Morton, Adrian Marcel and Mack Wilds performed for celebs like Anthony Hamilton, Regina King, Nicci Gilbert, AJ Johnson, Hosea Sanchez, Tony Rock, Robi Reed, Raphael Saadiq and too many celebrities to name. Continue reading
*For some reason, Vin Diesel felt the need to share video of himself “dancing” to the hit single that Beyonce and Jay Z performed less than 24 hours earlier at the Grammys.
Perhaps a follow-up to his headline-making rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” in September, the “Fast and Furious” star posted a video to his Facebook page early Tuesday, Jan. 28 of himself singing, dancing and doing the “Surfboard” to the couple’s hit single, “Drunk In Love.”
“You know I love music…” he shared with his 63 million-plus fans on Facebook, along with a 7-minute, 29-second long video.
Beyonce poses in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California
*One of Beyonce’s biggest fans has offered to buy the dress she wore to the Grammy Awards for $250,000.
The singer hit the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday night in a white and sheer gown by “Project Runway” designer Michael Costello, and he is currently debating whether or not to let the frock go.
”There’s a guy who’s an obsessive Beyoncé fan who offered us $250,000 for the dress. It’s crazy,” he told People.com. “I’m debating. I want to keep it! It’s a dream come true.”