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Beyonce Knowles: 'I was too busy rehearsing for Super Bowl to prepare for inauguration'

Beyonce Knowles: 'I was too busy rehearsing for Super Bowl to prepare for inauguration'

Jan 31 2013, 3:28pm CST | by

Beyonce Knowles sang with a pre-recorded track at President Obama's inauguration because she didn't have enough time to rehearse. The 'Halo' hitmaker admitted she was so busy preparing for Sunday's...

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Beyonce Knowles: 'I was too busy rehearsing for Super Bowl to prepare for inauguration'

Jan 31 2013, 3:28pm CST | by

Beyonce Knowles sang with a pre-recorded track at President Obama's inauguration because she didn't have enough time to rehearse.

The 'Halo' hitmaker admitted she was so busy preparing for Sunday's (02.03.13) Super Bowl half time performance that she had didn't get to adequately prepare her version of the US national anthem 'The Star Spangled Banner' for January 21 but insisted she will sing live at the Super Bowl.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday (01.31.13), which she opened by singing the national anthem for assembled journalists, Beyonce said: "I am a perfectionist, I will practise until my feet bleed but I didn't get a chance.

"The inauguration was about the president I wanted to make him and the country proud. I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track which is something that is common in the music industry. I always sing live, the inauguration was unfortunately a time when I didn't have time to rehearse with the the orchestra because I was rehearsing for the Super Bowl. I'm very proud of my performance."

Speaking about the Super Bowl, she added: "I will absolutely be singing live, I am well rehearsed. This is what I am born for. "

While it has been speculated Beyonce will be joined on stage at the half-time show by her Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, the singer refused to give away any details.

Beyonce, 31, also revealed she can't wait until her performance is over so that she can spend time with her husband Jay-Z and their 12-month-old daughter Blue Ivy.

She explained: "I can't wait until it's all over, I'm gonna enjoy my daughter. I miss her so much and I keep saying 'mommy is so busy but I'll be done at 9pm on Sunday.'"

The busy singer's HBO documentary 'Life Is But A Dream' will air on February 16 and while she is nervous about sharing her ups and downs with everyone, Beyonce wanted to make the movie for Blue Ivy's sake.

She said: "I'm very nervous about reaction to my documentary.

"My daughter has changed me and changed my life and given me so much purpose. This movie is necessary and shows a human side. My job is to protect her and I am happy to tell my life story on my own terms."

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We Could Get Used to This, Annie Lennox -- Keep It Up

Oct 22 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

Annie Lennox isn't done skewering Beyonce for her overtly sexual performances and distasteful musical "lyrics" -- and she's happy that her first go at the Queen Bey has resonated with so many people -- in either negative or positive ways -- so she's gonna keep on keeping on ... and we're just thrilled about that. In a recent interview, Lennox elaborated on her prior comments about Beyonce not being a feminist: "Listen, twerking is not feminism. ... It' ...
Source: Fish Wrapper   Full article at: Fish Wrapper


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Annie Lennox to Beyoncé: "Twerking Is Not Feminism"

Oct 22 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: Gawker

On the road to promote her upcoming album Nostalgia, Annie Lennox has tried, it seems, to start something with Beyoncé. Sure, why not? Last month, she called Bey "feminist lite," and in an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep yesterday, she clarified, "tw ...
Source: Gawker   Full article at: Gawker


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Sony/ATV promotes Rich Christina to SVP, Head of East Coast A&R

Oct 22 2014 8:13am CDT | Source: Music Week

Sony/ATV has promoted Rich Christina to the role of SVP, head of East Coast A&R, based in the company’s New York office. In his new position Christina will head up Sony/ATV’s East Coast A&R team and work on new signings and developing the existing roster with pairings and co-writes. He will report to Sony/ATV US co-president Danny Strick who also oversees the company’s Nashville and Latin operations ...
Source: Music Week   Full article at: Music Week


2 hours ago

Annie Lennox: ‘Twerking is synonymous with feminism. I do not agree.’

Oct 22 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Annie Lennox is doing press these days to promote her new album, Nostalgia, which is almost entirely jazz standards and the like (think Cole Porter and Gershwin). Usually I think the whole idea of pop singers putting out jazz-standard albums is a pretty blatant money-grab/relevancy-clutch, but in Annie’s case
 I’d really like to hear her do Gershwin and Cole Porter. I imagine it’s enchanting because Annie is a goddess/icon/queen. The last time I covered her, she had menti ...
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Annie Lennox SLAMS Beyonce again saying 'twerking is not feminism'  and that modern music is 'disturbing' and 'exploitative'

Oct 22 2014 3:14am CDT | Source: Daily Mail

Annie Lennox has responded to her recent comments that Beyonce is not a feminist by saying in an interview, 'Twerking is not f ...
Source: Daily Mail  Full article at: Daily Mail


14 hours ago

Kris Jenner pulls a Beyonce on Instagram

Oct 21 2014 6:29pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

She usually looks quite amazing for a 58-year-old woman.But on Monday the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star appeared even more impressive (and wrinkle free) in a photo with chef Gordon Ramsay that she shared to Instagram.Too bad that six days earlier the Kitchen Nightmares star posted a nearly identical photo on his social media account where the E! darling looked not quite as youthful, which begged the question if she Photoshopped her image. Read more @ http://www.dailymail ...
Source: Oh No They Didn't!   Full article at: Oh No They Didn't!


16 hours ago

Annie Lennox Says Twerking Has Nothing to Do with Feminism

Oct 21 2014 4:53pm CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

Longtime feminist activist and former member of the Eurythmics Annie Lennox has clarified her stance on Beyoncé’s lite feminism. While promoting her new album Nostalgia, the artist sat down with NPR to discuss her controversial comment from last month. “I didn’t specifically criticize BeyoncĂ©,” she said. “I was being asked about BeyoncĂ© in the context of feminism, and I was thinking at the time about very impactful feminists that h ...
Source: Fresh 102.7   Full article at: Fresh 102.7


16 hours ago

Lady Gaga Pulls a Beyonce With Super-Short Blunt Bang Hairstyle, But Who Wore It Best?

Oct 21 2014 4:36pm CDT | Source: USMagazine

Lady Gaga debuted super-short bangs like Beyonce's hairstyle in London on Monday, Oct. 21; see her edgy lookThis article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Lady Gaga Pulls a Beyonce With Super-Short Blunt Bang Hairs ...
Source: USMagazine   Full article at: USMagazine


16 hours ago

Poor Camel! Beysus No Longer Has The Hots For Hubby Hov
 Wants Him To Drop 20 LBs!

Oct 21 2014 4:27pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Lose weight? Is she buggin? As frail as he was looking on their vacation?!? BeyoncĂ© Wants Jay Z To Get In Better Shape So She’s Told Him He’s Turning Her Off We always thought Jay Z’s looks had nothing to do with Bey’s attraction to him anyway! According to OK! Magazine reports: BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z finished their On The Run tour in September, and have been traveling and relaxing in Europe—even partying and dining w ...
Source: Bossip.com   Full article at: Bossip.com


17 hours ago

A class in stanning: University of Texas offers classes called "Beyonce Feminism, Rihanna Womanism"

Oct 21 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Interested in women's studies? Want a reason to incorporate your favorite pop goddess in academic conversations? Well, if you're in the Texas area and willing to add onto your student loans, this may be the class for you! The class description is as followed:By comparison, this class has a very eye-catching title. Whether or not you are a Beyoncé Bey (what?!) or part of the Rihanna Navy, it will cause you to do a double take while scrolling through electives ...
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