Since Britney Spears recently revealed she wasn’t comfortable being sexy anymore because she’s a mother (I call BS) and nixed almost half of the original footage, I’m shifting all these plagiarism claims to her people, most notably director Ben Mor. Just like with that Jonas Akerlund debacle with similar visuals for Katy Perry’s perfume commercial and Beyonce’s Miss Carter World Tour promo. Ultimately, it’s the director’s vision, especially when said artist is Spears who seems, no offense, heavily persuaded by her creative team.
In the end, everyone borrows from everyone. Maybe I should say, gets inspired. Much more polite, right? At least with Britney’s awesome “Work Bitch” it wasn’t one specific artist that was targeted. Mor went global and picked a Serbian dance diva (Nikolija), Mexican pop duo (Prima J) and a Chinese sensation (Jane Zhang) to get “inspired” by and fuse together ideas for Brit’s latest clip. Arguably, Zhang was the biggest influence. Her desert backdrop while grooving with an army of backup dancers on a raised square-shaped platform is practically a carbon copy. Check out all the original clips below and weigh in afterward.
It’s hard to feel sorry for Beyonce but you gotta feel for the girl for experiencing another mishap during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The 32-year-old singer has already been slapped by a concertgoer and had her weave sucked up by one of her fan machines. The latest incident occurred during her stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend.
During her performance of “Irreplaceable,” an overzealous crazed fan grabbed Bey to hug her. Whether it was adrenaline or momentary insanity, he pulled on Beyonce so hard, she practically was dragged off the stage. Not surprisingly, security guards came to the rescue. Before things got too out of hand, Mrs. Carter reeled in her crew to lay off the fan. Who knew this Queen was so merciful. Watch the entire thing go down below.
Todrick Hall has once again created a masterpiece. He’s truly outdone himself on this one. If you’ve been following the former American Idol hopeful, you know that he has a thing for fairy tales and Beyonce. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before he combined the two.
Cinderonce is his latest parody. He tells the classic Disney fairy tale using Beyonce tracks as the soundtrack. From “Halo” to “Love on Top” Prince Charming’s journey to find his princess is told through the lyrics of Bey.
One highlight occurs when Cinderlla’s fairy godmother, played by Shangela, appears to give her a beautiful ball gown. Naturally, “Freakum Dress” plays. Another favorite musical moment happens when Cinderella’s ratchet stepsisters try to fit their feet in the glass slipper to “Why Don’t You Love Me.” Absolutely brillballs.
Check his latest creation below. If you haven’t sampled his other work, be sure to click on the related links at the end of the post.
Watch out Nashville, you’re about to get pwned by Beyonce. I was already obsessed with “Grown Woman,” but this awesome countrified acoustic remix just put me over the edge. No lie. It’s rocking my world hard right now. Bey sassily delivering the lyrics over a plucked guitar is EVERYTHING. Give the wicked new version a listen below.
I never thought I’d see the day. Has hell frozen over and I didn’t get the memo. Just two days after wrapping up the summer leg of her Mrs. Carter Tour, the 31-year-old singer debuts a brand new look. Gone are her signature long luscious locks and now she’s sporting a short blond pixie haircut.
Whatever is she going to do with those high-powered fans? Speaking of the wind blowing machines, I wonder if this new drastic change has something to do with that mishap recently at her concert which found her weave stuck in a fan. Perhaps she has a phobia regarding those machines now?
Check out a trio of Instagram selfies below showing off her new look.
Who knew Beyonce was so civic minded? During the Detroit stop of her Mrs. Carter World Tour, the 31-year-old singer covered Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and dedicated it to the Motor City. Why? The city which at one time was a thriving industrial center- the heart of America’s auto industry- and one of America’s most important cities recently declared bankruptcy. It became the largest US city ever to do so with over $18 billion in debts. Check out Bey’s video tribute below, highlighting the people of Detroit and its contributions including Motown, the automobile industry, city landmarks and everything in between.
Let’s not get it twisted. Beyonce isn’t the first female musician to go all Marie Antoinette on us with gigantic huge wigs. Plenty of others have previously gone the royal route including Madonna who famously did so during her iconic MTV VMA “Vogue” performance. What has many people’s tongues wagging with Katy Perry’s teaser for her new fragrance is the fact it’s so soon after Beyonce dropped her Mrs. Carter Show world tour promo.
Even more head-scratching is the fact both visuals were directed by Jonas Akerlund. You would think he would’ve come up with a brand new concept for Perry’s “Killer Queen” promos. Check out both clips below, along with side-by-side still comparisons. It seems Akerlund just phoned it in during this assignment. They’re practically identical, except Bey’s is a tad fiercer.
Uh oh, Beyoncé had another incident with a fan on her Mrs. Carter World Tour. This time it wasn’t a man slapping her butt, but rather with her trusty wind machine. To be perfectly honest, given her love with these high-powered fans, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened sooner to her or J. Lo or other divas who are obsessed with wind in face.
The incident occurred in Montreal, Canada last night. Ever the professional, Bey continued to belt out “Halo” as stagehands attempted to free her. Even though she doesn’t miss a beat, you can clearly see in her eyes she’s a tad fearful. The star was in good humor about the incident after the show, taking to her Instagram to post both video and a fun note about the ordeal. Check out the incident below.