Monday, December 1, 2008

I didn't want to do it but...

Ok Star-Snitch readers. If you have visited this blog faithfully (and If you do we love you back), you may have guessed I'm a huge Beyonce fan. However, I try my best to remain objective about all artist concerning this website. But some of this stuff has become a little excessive and ridiculous. These pics has been floating around the net with the title "Beyonce the Swagger Jacker" etc. So Im going to have to go ahead and break it down for yall. If you are a Beyonce hater or just don't care please proceed to the next post.
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It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it...My inbox has been flooded with these so I want to address the things my readers care about.
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Let's examine:
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First off are these performance pictures. The MOST credible comparison is the robo-costume that Beyonce wore at the BET Awarda after Kylie Minogue used it during a tour. Beyonce has not publicly confirmed or denied that her tour manager/show creator got the idea from Kylie but there is a high chance they did. Who knows....
Let's play a game. Raise your hand if you saw the performance when Kylie Minouge wore this....better yet raise your hand if you even know who that is....thought so. Moving on.
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Then there is the descending from a rope idea she allegedly "stole":
This is probably the most un-original entrance for anybody. No, Beyonce did not come up with it, but neither did Britney Spears. Its been done a million times. And why is Angelina Jolie even being featured? That is a freaking movie still! How many artist use ideas/themes from movies for performances and videos? Everybody.
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Next is the metallic glove Beyonce has been rocking during her promo and performances for "I Am...Sasha Fierce."
Here we see Kylie Minouge wearing a similar glove before Beyonce started wearing one. Maybe Beyonce is a fan of Kylies or mayber her stylist Ty Hunter is. He comes up with all of Beyonce's looks. Again I have to say, who even cared about the glove until Beyonce put it on? I strongly doubt she's sitting around a watching Kylie's every move and copying though. Thats just my opinion.
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Next up J.Lo vs Beyonce. Now Jennifer Lopez wore this abstract mermaid gowns ten years ago in 1998. Beyonce wore the dress for her new video for the song "Diva" which makes the dress damn near vintage now.
Now remember, Destiny's Child released their very first album in 1998. Do you seriously think a young 17 year old Beyonce said to herself ten years from now Im going to wear that Jennifer Lopez dress? Jen wasnt nearly as popular as she is now, and Im sure Beyonce never has saw this pic of J.Lo in her life. Moreover, it is her stylist (Ty Hunter's) responsibilty to create the looks for events, videos, etc. She just says yay or nay.
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Here is something interesting though, J.Lo seems to be wearing the exact same Versace dress in Harper's Bazaar that Beyonce wore during her opening number on her last world tour.
This was NOT in the set of pics I got emailed. I wonder why no one is putting these pics on blast? Probably because Beyonce wore it first, in fact she has the first choice of anything she wanted from Versaces line at the time. Do I think that J.Lo "Swagger Jacked" Beyonce? No. It is is Designer's best interest to give several superastars their garments. They want it to be seen point blank period. J.Lo probably didn't even know Beyonce had selected this gown for her tour, but it happens. Its just amazing to me how much of a double standard their is when it comes to hating on Beyonce.
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Lets dig further. People also were all up in arms when Jennifer Lopez wore this white RM by Roland Mouret dress at the Spring 2009 show during New York Fashion Week. A couple of weeks later Beyonce wore the dress:
So Beyonce copied J.Lo right?
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If thats true J.Lo copied Heidi Klum who wore it before her:
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and somebody else before that wore it in black:
Hopefully you get my point......
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And since we are digging, here is a pic of Beyonce wearing some stylish Ofira earrings to a live taping of MTV’s Total Request Live back in November 2006 while Jennifer Lopez rocked the same pair to promote her first Spanish album at MTV’s “MiTRL” almost a year later:

Do you see how ridiculous that sounds? Who cares if they wore the same earrings, no one would have even noticed if I hadn't said something. But its such a big deal if Beyonce is caught with anything that has touched anyone elses body. Go fig....
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Finally, there is the most ignorant and constant comparison of them all. Beyonce swagger-jacks Rihanna:

I will try not to bash Rihanna in my assessment. I've met her, and I love her music and her style but...c'mon yall. Has it come to you guys hating B so much yall have to pick something so obsure as eye makeup and say she is copying Rihanna?
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How soon do we forget, before Umbrella, Chris Brown, and the short haircut, Rihanna was packaged to be a freaking Beyonce Clone. Don't believe me? Check it out:


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So why are there no collages of Rihanna jacking Swag?
*Blank Stare* and *Sigh*
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My people this has been the most unecessary but necessary post I've done. The reason why Beyonce is so popular is because we choose to consume everything she does. We (the fans) created Beyonce as we know her today. She's never claimed to be perfect, or not mess up, or not wear the same dress someone else has occassionally like every other female celeb in the world. No artist is original expcept the very first people to ever pick a mic and perform. Or take pics....and the world may never know how many artist Beyonce inspires every day.
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I just cannot figure out why eveyone is so extra critical about her.I may never understand...but the hate emails and post all make her the star she is. Someone once said that their is no such thing as bad publicity.
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If we are going to attack something lets talk about how ugly she is...wait she's on the top of most "Most beautiful" list (granted thats subjective).
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Lets talk about how talentless she is...wait she sings circles around 90% of the women in our generation and has 10 grammy Awards.
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Lets talk about how poor she is...oh wait she banked 80 million last year.
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Lets talk about how she can't get a man...oy yeah she's married to a f-ing Mogul
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Well I guess I do understand now. There is really not too much else people can say about her...except that acting (wheeew). Lol. But the jury is still out on that.
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Go see Cadillac Records Friday and let me know what you think. By the way she was nominated for a best supporting actress award for the film already. Just FYI.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, you know what your right. I don't like beyonce as much as you do but they do only come down on her for swagger jacking

CiaraNU said...

Its so much more fun to hate on B than to like her!

Anonymous said...

She is not all that, sometimes pepole take it too far but she is just not all that to me.

brooklynglyguy said...

Youre right, shes not all that to you! So why comment on a post about her?

Stan9481 said...

Rihanna is not the only one who tried to look like Beyonce. Christina Milian, Ciara (when she went blonde), Amerie, Ashanti, the list goes on and on.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce aint shit!