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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    I always love this gif so very much...I wonder what the original context was.

    I think he was in the audience at some talent show, X Factor either in the UK or Australia.
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    My mouth was hanging open when her "performance" started. Hubby and I were all WTFFFF???? The speaking portion was rediculous - the song portion odd. Her head is so far out of reality. Everyone I know thought it was awful - but on line...jeez people love everything she does.

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    From Lainey (take it for what it's worth):
    Beyonce Knew She Wasn't Going to Win Album of the Year
    She knew.

    Last week I wrote about how the Recording Academy had to discuss during a meeting whether or not Beyoncé was “gaming the system”. They claim it was a short conversation but the signs were there – they didn’t appreciate that Beyoncé delivered a complete album that crossed several musical genres and did it so well that their only explanation for it was that she must have been playing a cheat.

    It was reported in the New York Times five days before the Grammys. But Beyoncé, she would have known about that f-cksh-t ahead of time, probably while she was negotiating the terms of her performance. And there are other indications about what she knew.

    Beyoncé was the most nominated artist at the Grammys with 9. During the broadcast, only 9 Grammys are awarded. There are a total of 75 Grammy categories. The major categories, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Album of the Year are always saved for live show time. The Recording Academy switches up the other broadcast categories by year. This year, the Urban Contemporary Album category was selected for broadcast. It is a not a category that makes the show year after year. But that’s the only award Beyoncé won during the broadcast this year – coincidence or conspiracy? They had to get Beyoncé up at the mic. They knew – and so SHE KNEW – that that would likely be the only one she would win.

    Another indication that she KNEW was her acceptance speech. Everything she wanted to say was said, written down on a gold card that complemented her outfit (because Beyoncé’s not walking around carrying a crumpled piece of white paper, God I love her for the details!), and delivered exactingly so that it would be clear exactly what she was trying to accomplish with Lemonade, so that there would be no missed sentiment, no doubt, about her message. Because she KNEW. She knew it would be her only opportunity. All of this, however, was only illuminated when Adele’s 25 was called for Album of the Year – to us, at least. And then the rest of it became clear – to us. For Beyoncé, who KNEW, once again, we see the work in motion. The strategy. The planning. Everything that’s happened over the last two weeks was intentionally designed to peak during her 9 minute performance. She always knew, but we should have known: that with Beyoncé, there’s always a bigger picture.

    When you are Beyoncé, widely acknowledged by your peers to be peerless, currently the greatest entertainer among them, the one who keeps moving the targets while they’re still trying to catch up to her old ones, what do you do when they still won’t let you into certain rooms? Well, if you’re Beyoncé, you accept the invitation to their party – because they benefit from you being at their party – and you turn their biggest room into a self-coronation. She knew they would deny her. So she decided not to deny herself. Some call it too much. Some call it a lack of humility. Some of you in my mentions think it’s gross and “not gracious”.

    I think it’s radical. I think it’s a radical act of defiance to show up knowing that Taylor Swift has TWO Album of the Year awards and Adele now has two Album of the Year awards and that she would end the night with still zero Album of the Year awards and decide that she would put on the most-talked-about performance of the night and make it so symbolically dense with iconography and maternal imagery – not only related to her own pregnancy and children but the birth of an idea of the future, a generation of women, specifically of black women, who will have more opportunity, who will, as she has tried to do, effect change. The pregnancy package from two weeks ago? All of that was building to this. Did she take it upon herself to be the sovereign of that movement. Please. OF COURSE. Should she have been more humble?

    Why humble yourself to a system that sets limits for you? What is the point of being “humble” and, therefore “classy”, or “elegant”, and “gracious” when that system doesn’t give you a seat at the table during meetings to decide whether or not you are “gaming” their system? Why not appoint yourself the head of a new system on top of the very foundation of the system that was designed to remind you that you can only rise so high?

    Beyoncé knew. She doesn’t have to tell us that she knew. She showed us what she knew.
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    Her legs are ginormous.
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    God Lainey's writing is just as self-important and overblown as Beyonce herself. Two bitches who laughably think they're entirely more deep and smarter than they really are. Bless their hearts but damn they're annoying.

    Beyonce in particular is so damn unlikeable because she clearly believes her own PR. Bitch please, I see your deer-in-the-headlights look whenever it's not a scripted performance. And the whole tacky gold Virgin Mary costume, *eyeroll* gtf over yourself.

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    It's too bad they aren't accepting comments on it.
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    I don't get the Beyonce hype or Beyhive shit at all. I don't care for her music and I don't see that she's all that and then some. Sure, she's pretty, but nothing like her fans think.

    Free Blue Ivy. I think she's going to be a cool kid.

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    the pics in this thread gave me some good yucks during an otherwise drab work day. so for that reason alone, i think her ensemble is great.

    please keep it up, beyonce. your desperation improves my work attitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    I don't get the Beyonce hype or Beyhive shit at all. I don't care for her music and I don't see that she's all that and then some. Sure, she's pretty, but nothing like her fans think.

    Free Blue Ivy. I think she's going to be a cool kid.
    Thank you! I feel this way, too. Exactly. I think I missed the hype on her. Adele, I love though.

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    Beyonce's very overrated.
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    I love you people. My facebook blew up with Beyonce love. I'm so thankful for you haters.
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    Dear God, "the greatest entertainer among them"? Oh please, not even close. Just as an example of how asinine that comment from Lainey was (actually, the entirety of her written tongue bath to Beyonce was ludicrous from start to finish) - Bruno Mars blew the roof off with the Prince tribute and, unlike Beyonce, he was focused totally on the music and entertaining the hell out of people, not feeding his ego.

    This deification of Beyonce is beyond ridiculous and totally and completely undeserved and unwarranted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    From Lainey (take it for what it's worth):
    Beyonce Knew She Wasn't Going to Win Album of the Year
    no surprise there, especially after she started reading out an essay about her album etc. Otherwise she would've saved that speech for Album of the Year.
    Ive heard her interviews and I am pretty sure she didnt write that speech.
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    I remember years ago an interview with her and Kelly Rowland about the song "Independent Women". Kelly was saying that Beyonce had written a song about feminism, while Beyonce sat there, looking both smug and inspired. That's when I thought they were launching her as an icon of sorts. Did she even write that song?

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    I think she is completely manufactured and is just along for the ride.

    Meryl doesn't even try anymore. She just calls Lanvin and asks for curtains with a belt.~Bitter
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