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4 comments | Thursday, September 14, 2006

Lately I've been having a love/hate relationship with Beyonce, and I was trying to figure out how I could describe the way I was feeling about her without undermining her obvious talent or sounding like a hater.

I was reading novaslim.com , one of my favorite blogs and I came across a comment from a reader that totally summed up my flip-flop attitude towards baby Janet, I mean Beyonce ! You can read it below, brown sista just took the words right out of my mouth.

Brown Sista's comment from novaslim.com:

I don't think Beyonce will be a footnote if we don't allow her to be.We must as a people learn to respect those who have paved the way for us.This is why I hate how so many are trying to tear down Janet in order to build up Beyonce.Janet is our Black Gold and we must always respect that.Beyonce is our future Black Gold and 20 years from now if she is still here we must keep her spirit alive.That is what I believe Oprah's Legend's Ball was about.

Okay, I know I am straying a little, but in an era where everyone is really just a head mic wearing clone of Janet, isn't it nice to see Bey just take the stage and and be a little wild and agressive just like Tina was back in the day? Beyonce is fearless.Who else but her would have the guts to fall out and wiggle all over the floor like a dying roach on the BET Awards...lol? Bey don't care, she just goes for it and I respect that.

What she really needs to do IMO is dump those darn BEAT MAKERS she use as poducers.She needs to hook up with real producers who are real musicians.I would love to have seen what Beyonce could have done with Babyface in his prime or Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who based on Janet's Damita Jo album is obviously still in their prime.Plus give Bey some more time to grow and let's see what happens.

You know I cannot believe I am doing this cause I AM NOT A BEYONCE FAN and hate how nasty her fans are when it comes to Janet and how the public in general seems to want to tear Janet down to uplift Bey.But I gotta stand up for what I think is right.Bey is no Alicia Keys but she's the biggest Black female act out there and again, I gotta ride with her based on that alone :)

posted by Brown Sista | 09.12.06 02:57 AM


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I feel the same way.

September 15, 2006 8:43 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Brown Sista makes some excellent points, and her words come from a place of having support for all of our artists. What could've become a spitting contest between Beyonce fans and non-fans pretty much stayed respectable, mainly because of her logic.

September 15, 2006 9:08 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

And that, my sir, is the truth!

September 15, 2006 1:36 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Of course Beyonce is no Alicia Keys there is no logical comparison. Take it from me, i've heard them both live and the vocals coming from Beyonce's mouth were much more appealing than the sounds coming out of Alicia's. Funny enough how people can compare, having not heard artists live...?

September 22, 2006 3:42 AM


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