Unless you’re asexual (or Keri Hilson), it’s impossible to hear Beyoncé’s “Rocket” and not feel an intense urge to invite your guy/gal/cutty buddy over to do the no-pants dance. And according to the song’s author, the song was written with that in mind.
Miguel, who penned Bey’s 2013 update to D’Angelo’s rhetorical classic “Untitled (How Does It Feel),” says he was challenged by Mrs. Carter to push the envelope with some of her most risqué lyrics yet.
“I’ll never forget the conversation I had with Beyoncé and her insisting that nothing was off-limits,” Miguel tells VIBE. “And me being like, ‘Oh yeah, you sure? Because I can really take it there.’”
When Beyoncé’s surprise self-titled album touched down last month, a minor mystery quickly shot out from the forest of the album’s liner notes. Among the usual suspects—Timbaland, the-Dream, Pharrell, Hit-Boy—someone by the name “Boots” was everywhere on the record. He wrote and produced “Haunted”, “Heaven”, and, perhaps most strikingly, “Blue”, the song dedicated to Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter. He sang backup vocals on and performed many or all of the instruments on several songs. In an interview, Beyoncé name-checked him as “an innovator,” while a member of her creative team tweeted the only currently available picture of Boots, with the note that he had “co-produced 80 percent of the album.” Within seven days, the query “Who is Boots?” had racked up 452,000,000 Google results.
So who is Boots? When I meet him at a Brooklyn restaurant down the street from his apartment, I have already agreed to some ground rules: I can’t ask about his real name—even though Complex, The Broward Palm Beach New Times, and now even his freshly-minted Wikipedia page identify him as Jordy Asher, a Miami-based musician who spent time in a number of rock bands, including Blonds. He doesn’t want to talk about any of the projects he’s worked on before now. And he’s cagey about how, exactly, Beyoncé discovered his demo, saying only, “That’s for Beyoncé and me to know.”
Superstars Jay Z, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift , Hunter Hayes, Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke, and John Legend perform on The GRAMMYs, Sunday, 8/7c! Only CBS. Do not forget that you can watch it online here (January 26).
Kevin Hart is 5-foot-2, a bonafide star and he’s feeling himself a little bit. Beyonce‘s ‘***Flawless’ just so happens to be the perfect soundtrack to his life right now.
The comedian Instagrammed himself energetically singing along to ‘***Flawless’ — complete with his own choreography. It’s hilarious — as you’d expect from Hart — but it’s definitely an earned moment of empowerment.
His buddy-cop flick ‘Ride Along,’ which the funnyman stars with rapper Ice Cube, opened at No. 1 this weekend and is expected to raked in $48 million at the box office overall after the MLK Jr. holiday. This breaks the record for a January opening.
Hart’s previous encounters with Beyonce are even funnier. The star fake fainted when Beyonce tossed him her towel during a concert. Last week on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ Hart recounted a story when he accidentally spilled his drink on Jay Z and Beyonce at the club.
Will Hart be in similar spirits when his next movie drops? He will star along with Michael Ealy and Regina Hall in the romantic comedy ‘About Last Night,’ which arrives in theaters Feb. 14.
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In this case, BFF could stand for “Bigtime Famous Friends.”
The first lady turns 50 on Friday, and it’s being reported that she will be serenaded by singer Beyonce for the occasion. The White House is not commenting on whether the singer will be in attendance for Michelle Obama’s birthday party, but it’s well known that the pair are friends.
The superstar performed the Etta James classic “At Last” at President Obama’s first inaugural ball and teamed up with Michelle Obama for her initiative to get children more active. Who can forget FLOTUS dancing to Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” exercise theme? Even their spouses are friends. Rapper Jay Z changed the lyrics to his rap song to say “I’ve got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one” during an Obama fundraiser.
Madonna and Beyonce appear to have their eyes locked on the Grammy stage.
The pop superstars are expected to be among the big surprise moments during next week’s ceremony, according to two sources with knowledge of the plans.
Late last year Beyonce pulled off one of the best-kept secrets in recent music history when she stealthily released her self-titled album without as much as a hint.
The Grammys is where she will make her first televised performance in support of the project — which shattered iTunes records upon its release in December — according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
We just added some photos from today early when Beyoncé was leaving an office in New York City with her mother Tina Knowles. She has been there since yesterday. Click the thumbs below to see the pictures. Enjoy it!
- 2014 Candids: January 17 – Beyoncé in New York City with Tina Knowles
The XO singer – Beyoncé attended a business meeting in New York on Thursday with two-year-old Blue Ivy and the exhausted youngster had to be carried out by her mother. Cradling her protectively in her arms, Beyonce flashed a big smile as Blue snuggled into her. We just uploaded some photos from this moment to the gallery. We hope you enjoy it:
- 2014 Candids: January 16 – Beyoncé spotted with daughter Blue Ivy in New York City
These Grammy-nominated ‘Sisters with Voices’ cranked out back-to-back R&B hits and sold over 15 million records worldwide. After a 15-year separation, the trio reunited in an attempt to recapture their spot at the top of the music charts. WE TV’s new reality series SWV Reunited profiles the R&B trio as they embark on their make-it-or-break-it comeback tour. The series follows SWV as they write new music, tour and finally face the issues that ended their friendship and their careers once before.
During an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon the ladies of SWV—Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” George, opened up about their breakup, which happened at the peak of SWV’s fame.