Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Beyonce did a tribute to Michael Jackson

I don't mean to bring negativity, but you all should know Beyonce has said several negative things about the Jackson family in the past. One of them is:
"I grew up upper-class. Private school. My dad had a Jaguar. We’re African-American, and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons... I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation"
Beyonce said this during an interview with Elle magazine. I think the statement was incredibly disrespectful and caused a lot of fallout for her. Rightfully so. The statement was directly aimed at Janet. Janet is said to have responded with, 'Beyonce has a lot of growing up to do.'
Because of the fallout, Beyonce has been careful to smile and pretend like she is a huge Jackson fan and even wanted to do a tribute a the BET awards this year. (Supposedly the Jackson family nixed that idea because of her previous statements.)
If you have a hard time believing Bey would say something mean one minute then nice the next or vice versa, remember the Taylor Swift incident? People were hailing her as a saint for giving Taylor her time to speak at the VMA's. Beyonce later came out several weeks later and admitted she knew Kanye was going to do it ahead of time and that 'he was just standing up for true art' or something to that effect. When this started to generate a tiny buzz on the blogs, the story was buried. Just like the Taylor incident, I'm sure she did this to generate good press for herself more than to honor Michael.
My point in all this is to say, I think it is perfectly fine to appreciate her performance of the tribute, but please consider the source. It may or may not be sincere, so be careful who you praise and venerate. I am not a Beyonce hater. I enjoy a lot of her songs and loved her last tour before Sasha Fierce. I just don't like a lot of the things she says and does. She was one of the people responsible for putting down Michael so she gets the side eye.


  1. She's only doing this because she has been made aware by the blogs of her nasty comments. She's also trying hard to make it seem like she cares.

  2. When Beyallboutme tries to appear sincere and humble, she shows once again what a bad actress she is. Everyone knew (besides the stans) that the Taylor incident was staged before she made that egotistical statement. "He was standing up for 'art'"? Since when is p popping and ass wiggling art? If he was standing up for art, then he should have given a shout out to Bob Fosse, the man she stole the idea from via YouTube. LOL!!
    I heard about this statement and feel Miss Jackson handled it well and with dignity. She is the typical opportunist. The awful heartbreaking news of MJ passing was the story of the year and, of course, she wanted to jump on the bandwagon with a lot of other fakers to pay homage to the legendary Michael Jackson.
    In her statement, she made it sound like she and her family are better than the Jacksons because they had more or whatever and I don't recall anyone ever comparing them to the Jacksons. Seriously, what is up with this broad?

  3. I agree completely Beyonce is just doing this for the press. She may have listened to their music but Janet doesn't care about the Jacksons or their feelings. She wants everyone to think she is such a saint and a class act when she is just a two-faced opportunist.

  4. She was fake about the Kanye incident and she's being fake about this. Still, I'm happy people are remembering Michael and honoring him. He deserves so much more!

  5. Cosidering it's from a hater not bad.

  6. fakety fake fake fake!

    I really wanna see Janet and Katherine have a catfight with her like they did with one of Joe's girlfriends.

  7. one of the best tributes to michael jackson. original song and video.