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rihanna 777 Rihanna Releases New 777 Documentary Trailer / Critics Rip Show To Shreds

As anyone who’s been to a Rihanna show (that wasn’t cancelled) will agree, performing isn’t where her “wow” factor lies. Indeed, even her staunchest supporters will be the first to confirm that it’s her catalogue of hits that make her, for better or worse.

Therefore, it’s little surprise that her new ‘777’ tour documentary has been unceremoniously slammed by critics.

Set to air on Fox on May 6th, the fly on the wall special chronicles the 25-year-old’s 7 shows, in 7 cities, over 7 nights promo push for her hit album ‘Unapologetic’. The ‘Diamonds’ led set, which is her 7th LP, became her first chart-topping project in the US upon release last November.

And while the album’s success may relay a triumphant narrative, its accompanying docu-movie reportedly boasts little in replay value. Not a good look when the full 77 minute version of the hour-long special will be released on DVD a day later (May 7th).

Peep its new trailer and critic comments below…

It would appear the trailer’s editors did a stellar job with the teaser, as these are just a few of what media outlets had to say about the show:

Entertainment Weekly (Rating: D+)

Last November, Rihanna invited dozens of journalists on her 777 Tour, consisting of seven concerts in seven countries in seven days, via a 777 aircraft. Headlines during the extravaganza deemed the trip a ‘fiasco,’ with press complaining that Rihanna was unavailable and they were tired (boo-hoo!). Not shockingly, this one hour special about the whole shebang is even less interesting than those grumpy on-the-scenes reports. Bless that extremely cute, streaking Australian near the end, or there’s be no reason to turn in.

Digital Spy (Rating: 2 Stars)

In the absence of any drama, newsworthy moments or interview time with the singer (“give us a quote” they all chant), the only highlights were an Australian DJ streaking on the plane and a performance from Rihanna in each country; though even these eventually grow tiresome. 

“I can’t please everyone… as long as my fans are happy that’s all I f**king care about,” Rihanna concedes at stop number five in Berlin, looking fed up, exhausted and desperate to free herself of her unwanted guests so she can get on with her day job”

MTV UK:

In fact there’s not a lot of “the real” Rihanna in the documentary at all. Apart from a short intro at the start of the journey and a thank you once it’s finished, it doesn’t seem like her passengers got to spend much time up close and personal with the Diamonds singer… certainly not half as much RiRi time as they would have hoped.

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Ouch.

Given how “majah” her movement is at the moment, one would expect she’d be able to generate positive press with the cut of  the right cheque. However, it’s clear that the media won’t be manipulated this go round. No putting a pretty bow on her usual BS this go round.

Perhaps it’s time to stop ‘pouring it up’ in the club, tailoring her life to the tabloids, and outrightly refusing to realize her potential. Because it appears her era of “automated” success is nearing its end.

Your thoughts?

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157 Comments

  1. May 4, 2013 at 9:23 am
    Forgive meh says:
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    Funny that, When Beyonce’s shows on tv and concerts have horrible reviews, it’s NEVER exposed on this site, but when it’s Riri……..

    • May 4, 2013 at 9:24 am
      Sam says:
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      Cause were very biased on this site

      • May 4, 2013 at 9:49 am
        BitchyBey says:
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        FLOPPITY!

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:11 am
      ERIN says:
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      THAT’S BECAUSE BEYONCE’S CONCERTS NEVER GET HORRIBLE REVIEWS!

      UNLIKE RIHOE, BEYONCE IS AN ACTUAL TRAINED PERFORMER AND VOCALIST. SHE IS A TOP NOTCH ENTERTAINER. DEAL!

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:44 am
        POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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        that copycat lying media-manipulator b**** lipsyncs and her choreograhies are not that hard to do …….

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:51 am
        ERIN says:
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        @ POP s***

        LMAOOO! YOU STAN FOR COPYCAT RIHGOAT! RIHOE LIPSYNCS NON STOP!
        BEYONCE’S CHOREOGRAPHY IS SURE A LOT BETTER THAN RIHOES p**** PATS…BUT THEN AGAIN ANYTHING IS BETTER THAN RIHOE AND HER LACK OF SHOWMANSHIP ON STAGE! DEALLLL!

      • May 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm
        Bow Down Bishes! says:
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        THIS. Thank you! I’m like “Really, Beyonce gets bad reviews…? When has she ever…?”

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:40 am
      danny b says:
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      where the f****** receipts that show all of the critics giving Beyonce’s specials and concert specials bad reviews?? *waits*…

      even though there are none, but Ill still wait.

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm
        COCKINESS says:
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        Another thing did anyone see the BILLBOARD article confronting BEYONCE on her countless copying and stealing LOL its a good read

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        @c*** NAWL f*** THAT s*** JUST ANSWER THE GOT DAMN QUESTION b****!!!!!!!

      • May 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm
        ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) says:
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        @c*** and don’t leave out the fact that was an OPINION article…

      • May 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm
        COCKINESS says:
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        You dumb f****** cunts, so what do you call these reviews? not opinions???

        and the billboard article spoke NO lies

    • May 4, 2013 at 2:21 pm
      Forgive meh says:
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      Her concerts get bad reviews cuz she’s lazy as hell. LOOK IT UP. Her show on lifetime or i don’t know what channel was BASHED BY ALL MEDIAS !!! ARE YOU f****** SERIOUS ? YOU ONLY READ the 3 or 4 good reviews ? That’s what i call being blinded by the love of their favorite stupid b**** on t.v

    • May 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm
      Bruh says:
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      Which of Beyonce’s shows/concerts have gotten horrible reviews??? You’re obviously thinking of Rihanna. Its OK, people make mistakes…

  2. May 4, 2013 at 9:23 am
    Sam says:
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    Time for the Stan war of the day ;)

    Drag this b**** @TheHive

  3. May 4, 2013 at 9:24 am
    KING RIH says:
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    So they MAD because it wasnt personal enough?????

    Who the f*** cares? the beyhive of course.

    theyll be here in 3…2….

  4. May 4, 2013 at 9:29 am
    JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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    Awww.

    This site is just so cute.

    So, @TGJ, will it be okay if I, or any of the Navy, bring forth the ‘negative’ reviews that surrounded Beyonce’s ‘Life is but a Dream’ documentary?

    Also, how nice was it of you @Samantha to just highlight the ‘bad reviews’ that those critics gave this tour, yet somehow forget to include the ‘good’?

    HAVE I STRUCK A NERVE?

    …Probably not. This is another ‘money-making’ day in the life if this site – create more conflicts and stan wars!!!

    Oh, if only we all could see past the b*******!!!

    >>>>>>>

    • May 4, 2013 at 9:34 am
      JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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      PREACH @JARED.

      U BETTA f****** PREACH!!!

      This s*** is just SO DAMN TIRED.

      • May 4, 2013 at 9:36 am
        JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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        Thank you…

        But…

        Why are you using my “SCREEN NAME”?

        I don’t see the purpose of that. Are you a troll?

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:43 am
        JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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        You mean you’re using my screen name! f****** troll!

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:05 am
        JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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        GTFOH!!!

        Use my screen name at your own accord, I could care less.

        Oh, by the way, when you can get/find the same avatar that I have – WE CAN TALK.

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:13 am
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        Chile don’t nobody won’t that dead as Avatar! *Rolls Eyes

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        b**** Y U USING MY NAME!

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm
      Ballsy says:
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      Preach Jared Preach !

  5. May 4, 2013 at 9:29 am
    HOWYOULIKEIT says:
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    Well, this isn’t a surprise. She has hits but no talent

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:22 am
      VisionOfMimi says:
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      And no class.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:46 am
      Likica says:
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      @VISIONOFMIMI

      I do really like Mariah and respect her, but don’t come for Rihanna like that when your fav is not much better… Lets ask Eminem, he knows both very well ;)

  6. May 4, 2013 at 9:31 am
    Likica says:
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    I knew that they couldn’t resist without making a shady post after the winning one. You need help as soon as possible, your obsession is so sick.

  7. May 4, 2013 at 9:34 am
    BeyLikeMe says:
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    Flop city b**** flop flop city b****.

  8. May 4, 2013 at 9:35 am
    My Forehead Tho says:
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    Yet the critics still over scored her though.

    #ThatReign

  9. May 4, 2013 at 9:39 am
    H20 says:
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    I LOVE RIHANNA.

    I ONLY HATE ON HER BECAUSE I’M SAD THAT BEYONCE FLOPPED LAST ERA.

    THE TRUTH IS…

    I LOVE RIHANNA.

  10. May 4, 2013 at 9:40 am
    H20 says:
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    QUEEN RIHANNA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MY s*** >>>>>>>>>> BEYONCE.

    I’m the real H20 b******.

    • May 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm
      Teah says:
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      BEYONCE’S WEAVE, NICKI MINAJ’S ASS , RIHANNA GETTING HER ASS WHOOPED BY CHRIS BROWN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>RIHANNA LIVE.

  11. May 4, 2013 at 9:42 am
    H20 says:
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    QUEEN RIHANNA >>>>>>>> MADONNA’S c******* >>>>>>>>> DEATH >>>>>>>>> BEYONCE

  12. May 4, 2013 at 9:44 am
    H20 says:
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    IGNORE THAT FAKE H20 THAT COMES HERE…

    HE STOLE MY USER NAME.

    IM THE REAL H20.

    THE SLUMS OF SOUTH INDIA >>>>>>>>>> BEYONCE.

  13. May 4, 2013 at 9:44 am
    Lana Del Slay says:
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    Ooop too f****** bad.

  14. May 4, 2013 at 9:45 am
    POP ROYALTY says:
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    AND I’M THE REAL @POP ROYALTY.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:55 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      :roll:

  15. May 4, 2013 at 9:46 am
    HerNameIsSasha says:
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    Ha ha ha ha ha.

  16. May 4, 2013 at 9:47 am
    POP ROYALTY says:
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    AND I’M THE REAL @JARED (WHITE DUDE)

    f*** THAT FAKE ASS JARED.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAH.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:15 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      :roll:

      the struggle is real in this blog :roll:

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:07 am
        BeyBeyKing says:
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        And its even realer in your faves v*****.

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:25 am
      JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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      No, I’m the real @JARED (WHITE DUDE). I’m that nasty b****, gtfoh w****!

  17. May 4, 2013 at 9:48 am
    BeyBeyKing says:
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    I’m crying.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:27 am
      RIHKING says:
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      Because everything my fave does tops whatever yours does? I’d be tearin up to boo

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:05 am
        BeyBeyKing says:
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        Don’t get me f***** up sweetheart, I’m crying because Rihanna’s p**** smells like onions.

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:43 am
      RIHKING ( god father ) says:
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      doubt that, but What are you doing near her p****?

  18. May 4, 2013 at 9:48 am
    Sherri says:
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    I think I am going to search This blog to find every post about Rihanna and do my own documentary, called ” thosegrapenuts” and their jealous obsession with Rihanna”, you guys are out of freaking control! Sam, what is really the issue with you and your underlying infatuation with Rihanna, and then you’re bipolar with it, one minute it’s utter hate and the next you’re in love with her. You are a confused little girl!

  19. May 4, 2013 at 9:49 am
    H20 says:
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    WHERE’S. That FAKE ASS H20 THAT COMES HERE.

    I WILL DRAGGGGGGGGGG YOU h**!!!

    WHY U STEALING MY USER NAME?

    AND POP ROYALTY & JARED.

    YOU ALL ARE FAKE.

    DIARRHEA >>>>>>>> BEYONCE

  20. May 4, 2013 at 9:50 am
    lover Bey says:
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    I mean these documentary got bad reviews because it isn’t that good. Life Is But A Dream got bad reviews to ,but not as harsh as these. Overall,I think LIBAD is better than this one Tbh. This one just seems rushed,the performances weren’t that great,so I guess she will just show us her acting crazy on a plane.

  21. May 4, 2013 at 9:54 am
    Miguel says:
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    This blog keeps getting trashier every day

    With all the hate & jealously

    It’s on the level of tabloids like the Star or Daily Mail

    But I guess it must be working for ya, cause if we look at those publications and websites like TMZ, being sensationalist & hateful scum really brings in a lot of money and attention

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:13 am
      HOTSTUFF says:
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      but TMZ actually has accurate news …we can’t say the same for that grape s***…

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:39 am
        VisionOfMimi says:
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        No b****, this is when I have to step in. Grape Juice can be messy but they never lie.

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:41 am
        JanetXone says:
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        Even I have to admit that’s wrong because I’ve been coming here for five years. TGJ are biased but they have never lied about anything I can think of.

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:02 am
        VisionOfMimi says:
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        @Likicka
        I hate when they defend Nicki over Mariah but that’s their opinion, it doesn’t mean they lie. If they lied i wouldn’t come here everyday.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:43 am
      Likica says:
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      @VISIONOFMIMI
      Then you should be really happy when they drag your fav and praise Nicki Minaj xD

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:53 am
        MIGUEL says:
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        Shut up you dumb b****

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:10 am
      MsAdkins says:
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      The worst thing about this site is that they actually don’t lie, everything they say is true but it’s the way they do it that makes some people side eye them. I like it though, Sam is a good writer and they’re the only blog that us all the stan girls in one place.

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:54 am
      RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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      NO ma’am baby they always keep the t’s boo..Sam is one shady queen but she don’t lie.

  22. May 4, 2013 at 9:55 am
    quetta says:
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    Wow..I lovehow everyone seriously hops on this chicks bandwagon. Didn’t even watch the trailer. I won’t be watching when it premiers anyway.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:51 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      b**** you are as honest as your fav , you already commented on this post , probably you will be pop-corn ready on the couch watching it as your fav’s camel.

  23. May 4, 2013 at 9:57 am
    H20 says:
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    Where IS THAT DIRTY FAKE H20 @???

    IM FINNA DRAG THAT h**!!!

    AND WHERE IS THAT FAKE ASS JARED @?

    ALL A YA’LL ARE FAKE!!! The real ones are FINNA take OVAAAAAAAAAAA.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  24. May 4, 2013 at 9:59 am
    H20 says:
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    FAKE ASS COMMENTERS!!!!!!!!!!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

    THEAE FAKE ASSHOES!!!

    IMBTHE REAL H20 n****…

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:19 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      you know water is “H2O” right , like 2 hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom , right , not a f*****’ zero instead of the oxygen atom , ha ? :roll:

      you uneducated fake b****** never cease to entertain me.

      and you are not the real one you h** , the real one is not that basic of a h** to type in caps ………. :roll:

  25. May 4, 2013 at 9:59 am
    christinastheerealtalent says:
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    Why do we need a damn Rihanna documentary? Is it because Beyoncé released one and now Rihanna feels like she needs one too? Why is it every time Ciara releases a new song, here comes Rihanna mocking it and reminding the world about her string of #1 songs? Why is it that every time another female one-ups Rihanna, here she comes perpetuating her own controversy just so she can keep the attention on her.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:26 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      ,said a beyonce fan. #CLASSIC

  26. May 4, 2013 at 10:00 am
    MariahIsMusic1 says:
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    Rihanna is Basic. She’s not talented and irritating the media is catching up. Go back to the slums of barbados! In other news MARIAH CAREY is coming for every wig! The legend is back

  27. May 4, 2013 at 10:03 am
    H20 says:
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    WHERE IS THAT FAKE f****** H20 @????

    COME ON b****!!!!

    IM TRIED OF THSE FAKE HIES USING MY USERNAME…

    AND JARED/POP ROYALTY/SUICIDE/TRUTH!!!

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:15 am
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      b**** here I go, Here I go h**! *Put’s on sneakers, apply baby oil, I’m ready!

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        R u sum joke or sumn…y u using everyones name uh b****?

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      @h20 Slay dat b**** chile! (paints nails)

  28. May 4, 2013 at 10:15 am
    ERIN says:
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    LMAOOOO! I LOVE YOU SAM!

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      b****

  29. May 4, 2013 at 10:23 am
    POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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    @SAM :

    how about a post about Billboard reading beyonce’s copy/paste career for Filth , they read her to bones , better yet to the calcium in her bones …….

    and those leaked e-mails that say the whole inauguration Lipsyncing-gate was pre-planned by Beyonce’s team ?

    or that russian artist “kerli ?” calling out the h** on her BS ?

    or Obama slamming Jay-z ?

    or a Post about Beyonce demanding a red toilet paper or she won’t go to a date in her tour ?!

    Now that is ‘OUCH’

    *leaves*

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:28 am
      ERIN says:
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      SAM GOT YOUR FEELINGS HURT? LMAOO! YOU TRIED IT
      LMAOOO!

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:32 am
        POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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        you wish. :mrgreen:

        just giving him updates since he is so late as of late !

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:34 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      i wanna see them dislikes you bey flies , where your dislikes at ?

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:52 am
      King B Agent says:
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      No b**** it was not Billboard. It was a person from billboard now have a seat you tried anyway.

      • May 4, 2013 at 10:53 am
        POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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        hehehehehe , i live for those Excuses :lol:

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:49 am
      Drew says:
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      When did Obama slam Jay Z? All he said was hes got better things to worry about, which is true. Nice to see you doing your Beyonce ‘research’ though. That mind control.

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:59 am
      RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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      YASSS SAM GOT YOU MADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  30. May 4, 2013 at 10:32 am
    MariahIsMusic1 says:
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    I prefer watching Beyonces documentary . I wish Mariah would do a documentary now, it will get positive reviews and slay every documentary

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:46 am
      King B Agent says:
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      LOL. YOU REMEMBER HER MOVIE GLITTER? THAT MOVIE WAS BAD AT THE BOX OFFICE. SO WHO WANT TO SEE HER. EVERYONE HAS SAID SHE IS GOOD AT MUSIC. AND BAD AT EVERYTHING ELSE..

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:56 am
      her says:
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      *Throws glitter DVD*

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        Dead

  31. May 4, 2013 at 10:36 am
    MariahIsMusic1 says:
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    I can’t believe Riri dragged that girl. I’m dead for years

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm
      RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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      And I dragged the hell out of Rihanna for that crap

  32. May 4, 2013 at 10:44 am
    King B Agent says:
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    Beyonce Life is but a dream did not get any negative reviews so have a seat with the lies.

    • May 4, 2013 at 10:46 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      b**** please …… the critics had a field with it.

  33. May 4, 2013 at 10:46 am
    Ok! says:
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    This Sam character is disgusting! The obsession with this woman, I’m really starting to think he’s jealous of her…

  34. May 4, 2013 at 10:53 am
    mildred says:
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    Lamoooo, the navys are having breakdow. When bey does sometin gr8 the navy are always nagative, so y should the #hive not do the same, when ur fav is making a joke out of her career. Lamooooooo.its nt our fault she got as so much bad review

  35. May 4, 2013 at 10:53 am
    RIHKING ( god father ) says:
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    AWWWWWWW so cute my fave STAYS keeping you b****** obsessed. Actually never mind obsessed is an understatement you guys want to skin rihanna and wear it. The obsession is real……Cant get enough of rih can ya?? ;) Who could blame you though she’s the most interesting relevant person on the site anyway.

  36. May 4, 2013 at 10:55 am
    RIHKING ( god father ) says:
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    It’s either that ^^ or your actually jealous.Pick ya poison.

  37. May 4, 2013 at 10:56 am
    King B Agent says:
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    Beyonce life is but a dream reviews.

    Oprah Winfrey who attended the premiere and interviewed Knowles before its screening called it “fiercely empowering,” and said “she shocked me, I was in tears. … She did an amazing job… I think this documentary is a game changer.”[10] Billboard also praised it saying, “Life is But a Dream is a pleasant surprise of a watch…The well-oiled, media-trained, hit-making machine has a heart. And it’s huge.”[11] Entertainment Weekly gave a positive review saying, “”What gives this film grit are the visual displays of her work ethic and her fierce determination to “bring R&B music back” to the center of current pop music, to ‘forget being cool’ and reveal naked passion.”[12] Carrie Battan from Pitchfork Media wrote that “there’s no unturned insight, no secret to be discovered in this documentary besides the fact that she’s simply everything we want her to be.”[13] Television critic Alessandra Stanley from The New York Times wrote the film “is as contrived as Madonna: Truth or Dare, but probably for good reason it is neither daring nor entirely truthful. It’s an infomercial, not just about Beyoncé’s talent onstage but her authenticity behind the scenes. She is a people-pleasing diva and she wants to keep it that way.”[14] Los Angeles Times wrote the documentary “remains a victory for her fans. Casual viewers will most likely glean the same sense of the superstar’s life as one might from a magazine feature. But for serious fans of the fiercely private superstar, this remains a window into her life.”[15]
    The Hollywood Reporter said “this is less a documentary portrait than a micromanaged video diary exploring the R&B superstar’s relationship with her laptop. The HBO film will be candy to her fan base; just don’t expect startling insights into the woman behind the talent.”[16] Adam Markovitz of Entertainment Weekly described the documentary as “a delicate mix of the calculated and confessional, designed to let us just far enough into Knowles’ world to keep us interested in her next tour, album, soda allegiance, etc.”[17] Philly.com wrote Life Is But a Dream “is a carefully filtered snapshot of an artist who has enough power to become maker of her own myth.”[18] Writing for Zap2it, Geoff Berkshire called it a “vanity project and calculated act of image control. The only thing revealed by the film — co-directed, co-written and co-executive produced by Beyonce herself — is a narcissistic inability to give up that desire for control.”[19]

  38. May 4, 2013 at 10:57 am
    Beyonce', the queen, that bitchhh! says:
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    Bad reviews, bad performances, missed dates. I would never!

  39. May 4, 2013 at 11:00 am
    mildred says:
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    @pop royalty its nice to see u are following beyonce 24/7 and u claim to hate her so much? b**** pls u are evern more updtated more than the hive. Are u sure u hate her, s go get updated abt rihoe. Sick ass

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:28 am
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      Yes, I do follow her from time to time, who can resist the b****?? Exactly! But I still stick to what the f*** I say. I don’t hate her, but she aint f***** with Rih, or the p**** Cat Dolls, not f*** off!

      • May 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm
        Bow Down Bishes! says:
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        Who are the p**** Cat Dolls?

  40. May 4, 2013 at 11:04 am
    joker says:
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    ugh. good trailer. and… f*** the critics. you know. :)

  41. May 4, 2013 at 11:11 am
    SLAY_HIVE says:
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    Kiiiiiiiii I see NO lies!

    *crosses legs* ;)…i mean what did they expect?? Kiii

    #singlesbxtch #TheEnd loooool

  42. May 4, 2013 at 11:15 am
    WhoIsTheQueen(Beyonce Carter) says:
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    f*** the Navy.

  43. May 4, 2013 at 11:16 am
    truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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    Chile Britney would never! *Pulls panties out of ass, and storms off!

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:22 am
      JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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      I’ll pull those panties out for ya :)

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:35 am
        JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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        Will you stop using my ‘screen name’?

        I don’t even write/type the way you do…

        *Rolls Eyes*

      • May 4, 2013 at 11:54 am
        JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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        What, this is my name! As I stated above, use it at your own risk! I could care less. *Rolls Eyes*

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm
        My Forehead Tho says:
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        @JARED (WHITE DUDE), nasty ass!

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:34 am
      WELP says:
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      looool

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      Pull CHAINSAW OUT MY p**** and behead this fake ass b**** stealn my fuckn name. U h**!! Suck those pussies u just pulld outcho shitty ass ass s***.l! (Throws my used tampon pad in this b**** fake named ass) #realtruthbitch

  44. May 4, 2013 at 11:29 am
    Ke says:
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    This documentary should break record cos y’all shaded bey life is but a dream for havin 1.8mill hbo view which broke record so lets see what u can give riri

  45. May 4, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Drew says:
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    Death at the Navy dragging Beyonce into it now lololol, Sam touched a nerve. Yall should know how Sam works by now not to be crying over him not talking bad about Beyonce.

  46. May 4, 2013 at 11:44 am
    Drew says:
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    I wonder who will turn up to this ones premier ;)

  47. May 4, 2013 at 11:44 am
    RG2 says:
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    LEAVE IT SAM TO START SOME CHILDISH BS. ANYWAYS SAM YOUR HATE WON’T CHANGE THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY OF RIHANNA’S ATTENTION, HELL EVEN BEYONCE OESN’T GIVE A f*** ABOUT YOU AND YOU STAN SO HARD MAKIN THE BEYHIVE LOOK CRAZY ON TGJ. THEY’LL NEVER GIVE YOUR ASS AN INTERVIEW. YOU CONSISTENTLY STAY MESSY AND CHILDISH. P.S ALL BEYHIVE MEMBERS DON’T HATE RIH RIH, ATLEAST I DON’T.

    • May 4, 2013 at 11:57 am
      Ok! says:
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      Rotfl! I be saying the same thing! He’ll never meet either of them so what’s his reason for bashing one and not the other!

  48. May 4, 2013 at 11:45 am
    YES says:
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    Lemme just put my two cents in here…
    I’m sure some critics loved this Doc, but I am not surprised if this got bad reviews. There is no insight and there is nothing revealed about Rihanna that we already did not know so I believe. It is a documentary about a plane flight with multiple stops, fans and journalists on that plane and Rihanna’s promotional machine.
    If, say, it was about her and Chris from their point of view or the toll that touring can take on someone who also wants to enjoy their life like Rihanna does and the balance that somebody has to achieve and/or things they have to give up on to be in the public eye then maybe this would’ve received better reviews.
    Life is but a dream did have it’s mediocre reviews. And there were plenty of them. The documentary in itself, personally, was very bizarre I thought. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t appreciate what I took from it. I also don’t think any of the LIBAD reviews were as harsh as the ones here because Beyonce revealed things about her father, her miscarriage, relationship with Jay-Z and it gave us all an insight into her life that we never had before.
    Rihanna will be fine. I hope she does another documentary in the future, because her story would make for great viewing if it was done right.
    By the way, I’m a through and through Beyonce fan.
    That doesn’t mean that I cannot be critical of her or indeed totally hate on her rivals. I can understand that there is PLENTY room in the music industry for everyone that is there and on the come-up.
    Variety is the spice of life.

    • May 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm
      MuiMui says:
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      YES good thoughts
      Beyonce HBO was edited to death and shot and though out almost every aspect of it By Beyonce and Company and they used her best live shots and it was seen through Beyonce’s eyes before the Public got it and Beyonce never let anything out of Her eye sight unless its Perfect You all know , it had to a appear great it was for HBO you’d never think nothing less.

      Rihanna on the other hand had an IDEA though and talked this Trip up just talking about it and with not much planning or though the trip was born and this is the after math which was not good from the start Who though this Doc up, I often wonder about Rihanna Managament Team.

      Many of you spend a lot of time trying to Derail everything Rihanna does and i bet you Rihanna could give a care less i know to me trying to beat a winning Filly has not worked On Rihanna no matter how hard many tries with all they have got.
      If anything these Senseless ATTACKS on Rihanna is helping to make Her brand even stronger and comparing her to Beyonce is bitter sweet , I mean who get compared to Ms Beyonce as much as Rihanna does,who?

  49. May 4, 2013 at 11:53 am
    Kendall says:
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    As much as Sam shades Rihanna and is often unneccessarily negative its pretty much the truth 99.9% of the time. It must be hard to handle as a Rihanna fan.

  50. May 4, 2013 at 11:58 am
    MariahIsMusic1 says:
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    YÓure gonna Çome for glitter? Call me when ÝÓur favÉ has 5 Óctave voice and 18 nos 1

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm
      POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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      Chile, Macy Gray slays your fav, have several of these! _/

  51. May 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    POP ROYALTY ( Bohemian Grove) says:
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    Where is this Digger Bey b****? I’ve been waiting to slay the h**!@Truth, H20(Water what the f*** ever),
    JARED(WHITE DUDE), FAF, RICHANDBLACK11, SLAY_HIVE, all u b****** are going to learn who the queen is, the Royal POP. I will pop a b****, and I hop quick, so think twice. Keep it classy or else your name becomes mine!

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      Suck this p**** b****

  52. May 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    Well damn lol this is a kiiiiiii

  53. May 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    MariahIsMusic1 says:
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    Mariah Carey >>> All female musicians

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:17 pm
      Likica says:
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      Madonna, the most successful female artist of all time begs to differ ^^ Your fav could never ;)

      • May 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm
        SLAYRIAH CAREY (SUPERIOR DIVA) says:
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        @LIKICA

        Madonna could never either.

  54. May 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    MariahIsMusic1 says:
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    Vocals and everything even Ciara >>> Rihanna

  55. May 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    Chile who is the garbage ass troll using the kids name….Keep it the fcuk cute before we all READ you.

    • May 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm
      JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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      I know Babe…

      Who is this troll?

      Why does IT keep using everybody’s name – mine, @Pop’s, @Truth, @H2o etc…

      SMFH.

      I seriously cannot with this blog at times!!!

      • May 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        Im drag that b**** anytime i c her stealn my name….then again im just ignore the b****

  56. May 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    christinastheerealtalent says:
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    @ POP ROYALTY

    I am not a Beyoncé fan so STFU!

    A list of b****** I can’t stand:

    Beyoncé, Rihanna, Gaga, Kesha, Kim K, J. Lo, Mariah.

    And for the record, for somebody who wants people to stay out of her business and wants privacy, she sure as hell loves putting so much of her personal life on display and to add insult to injury, makes a documentary. What point is she trying to make/prove? Documentary’s are supposed to be made at the beginning of your career so it can help you boost your public image…not to be in vain when you’re nearly 10 years into your career.

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm
      NΛVI says:
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      she mad so people like you would take time out of thier oathethis life to run to these blog to leave comments saying that people won’t stay out her businees ;)

  57. May 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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    Who gives a f*** about critics?

    LOL . . They don’t make any sense!

  58. May 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    Yes, this is the real RICHANDBLACK11 and I’m that b****! That b**** who wil eat, spit swallow, f***, suck for only a few bucks. Hit ya girl up for a quote. No restrictions I go all the way! Slap me, pull my weave I dont give a f***.

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      Chile, you got me all worked up *blushes* Can we do it now and I pay u on the first?

  59. May 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    RICHANDBLACK11 says:
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    Ran out of tampons but ya girl good. Drowned in perfume cant nobody smell. p**** stuffed with who knows what cant nobody tell.

  60. May 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    NΛVI says:
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    we live in such a sad world lol it’s baffling to see someone like Samantha get joy over someone else downfalls and prey for their career to end just because he’s not happy with himself and the girl practically body his fav. love you rir keep doing YOU, the haters wish they were living the life you live that’s why they stay on blogs leaving hateful comments checking for your next move.

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm
      Just to Say says:
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      Honey no, its just partial blogging.

      • May 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm
        NΛVI says:
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        i’m not your honey. “partial blogging” wtf is that even suppose to mean..i love how you’re ttrying to justify samtha’s personal hate and distaste for rihanna..you’re no diffrent from him.

      • May 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm
        Just to Say says:
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        HONEY its the way journalism is. Theyre called blogs for a reason. Theyre generally NOT impartial. You either like it or lump it. Blogs shade and drag whoever they want. TGJ shades Rihanna, just like SR shades Beyonce, NB is probably one of the most impartial out of all the blogs. It just the way the media is.

  61. May 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm
    truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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    I need a quickie, wit my nasty, stanky, fish, tuna smellin ass. *Rolls Eyes*

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm
      JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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      I luv the smell of tuna! Lets get nasty, right here, right now!

      • May 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm
        truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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        :) Chiiiiiiiile!

    • May 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm
      truth(i will draaag the f*** outta icki and her stans) says:
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      Omg this b**** talkn to herself by usin everyone elses name. HuuuuunNAY imma letcho DUMB ass keep postn then answer yoself then reply then use another to widen the thread chiiiiiile I CANT! (that b**** a schizzo)

  62. May 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    christinastheerealtalent says:
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    @ NAVI

    I know more about Rih’s personal life than I do my fave, Christina’s, because unlike Rih, Christina does not exploit her personal life for publicity and engage in controversy after controversy. At least when Christina goes through a rough time, she handles herself with dignity and maturity unlike Rih who pops a crack pipe in her mouth, posts naked pics on instagram, cancels shows citing illness but really because she wants to party.

    No matter how much evidence arises that Rih does not care about her fans and is very ungrateful for everything afforded to her, her fans remain the most delusional

    • May 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm
      Jas says:
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      Preach! Don’t get me wrong Beyonce’s stans can be pretty crazy too lmfao. But at least the Hive stans for an artist who actually obtains a substantial amount of talent. As opposed to the Navy, who stans for an artist who has doesn’t even take their craft seriously smdh.

  63. May 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm
    NΛVI says:
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    *taps table* um there’s like a reply box

  64. May 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    Rihanna killed beyho's career says:
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    The only thing that was ripped to shreds was BeyAwnce’s flop attempt of a single, Flop Down and FLopping on the Sun.

  65. May 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    mc the place to be! says:
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    movies get bad reviews everyday still doesnt pull me away from watching them that being said i will watch this documentary because this is the first documentary ive seen by rihanna and listen to #beautiful during the commerical breaks #thatsall atleast ill be enjoyed by some of my faves who RELEASED something #shrugs

  66. May 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    Special Delivery says:
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    DEAD. Those reviews are terrible. Beyonces weren’t that bad even though some of them criticised her idk why every ones bringing her into it. They cannot deal.

  67. May 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm
    JER says:
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    Dem checks slowing down, Samantha?

  68. May 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    Naomi says:
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    Looks boring. Aint nothing we havnt seen before from this chick.

  69. May 4, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    KILL THE SAM GOAT says:
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    SAM did Rihanna s*** in your ass and got your father to repatriate it from your ass and serve it to you as organic beans???

    Sam your ass sure looks nasty! Tighten your security if you have any because your ass will be expanded with a sharp scissors whilst your father’s d*** will be put in your mouth or better still cook to accompany the organic beans!!!

    Hating ass b******, who have no self esteem other than wanting to shade a girl who made it out of hard work!

    Do the world a favour and slit your throat and then jump off a bridge, I bet your mother will be the happiest because she is still regretting she brought someone like you into this world. She will forever regret that drunken night she had with your druggie pleb of father who does not want to set eyes on you!

    Poor you!! Your black audience are not the one buying Rihanna’s music or supporting any of her endavours so you can shade all you want, she is here to stay!!! She got the white audience to keep her on top. The white audience does not even know a site like this exist so it does not matter. They just communicate their Mother Navy on IG.

    Kill yourself b****.

    If you can dish it, be ready to take it!!! Gay c***!!!

  70. May 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    Why The Hate? says:
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    That Grape Juice is part of Roc Nation’s marketing wing.
    It’s basically a Beyonce fan site, that also promotes Roc Nation acts, and singers associated with Beyonce and
    Jay Z.
    Rita Ora, Azaelia Banks, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Frank Ocean, Mariah Carey, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, anyone associated with Beyonce and Jay Z, or managed by Roc Nation.
    They are rude to other acts, especially white acts, why Nicole Scherzinger gave you an interview with her, after several insulting articles on her success, i don’t know.
    That Grape Juice is one of the few sites that still supports Beyonce,
    Billboard have openly criticized her stealing ideas, one after another a long list of them,
    She was criticized for trying to steal the limelight at the swearing in of President Obama,
    for the animals who died to make her luxury sneakers,
    for her Queen Beyonce shtick, and Bow Down which was heavily criticized,
    criticized for inappropriate dancing at the Superbowl, which wasn’t suitable for a family audience in a lot of people’s eyes,
    criticized for her documentary life is but a dream, which was called self indulgent and uninteresting
    criticized by Mitch Winehouse for stealing Back to Black, she only paid the right’s to use the song, after he complained about the issue and it caught attention through twitter.
    But not a single comment on That Grape Juice about it.
    It’s all positive, so while That Grape Juice might not overtly lie, it doesn’t exactly the truth, and also embellishes a lot.
    I like Beyonce, but it’s like her soul has been abducted and someone else is inhabiting her body, because i don’t like her behavior or attitude.
    If Rihanna retires, this site is over, because Sam has made a career out of attacking her.
    Even so the comment telling Sam to kill himself is disgusting and very offensive to everyone reading it.
    I hope whoever wrote that is ashamed of themselves.
    But it’s a reflection on the overall tone of the site which is very substandard and encourages pointless fighting and muck throwing between people.

    • May 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm
      Mwah says:
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      But Rihanna is one of the biggest acts associated with Roc Nation.

  71. May 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    Mwah says:
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    Rihanna fans need to seriously get over the shadce on this site. Blogging is not supposed to be politically correct with equal opportunities. There are plenty other sites you can visit. Go to other blogs that shade Beyoncé and get your life on there it hurts you so much. But you will keep coming back and giving him the hits, so why should he stop? Is it really affecting Rihannas career? No.

  72. May 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    Teah says:
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    BEYONCE’S WEAVE, NICKI MINAJ’S ASS, RIHANNA GETTING HER ASS WHOOPED BY CHRIS BROWN>>>>>>>>>>>>>RIHANNA LIVE!

  73. May 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    Jas says:
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    Wow, and I thought that Beyonce’s doc. reviews were bad smdh. Oh well, being that I don’t care for Rihanna anyways I guess it really doesn’t matter. I won’t be helping her doc. get anymore ratings.

  74. May 7, 2013 at 7:30 am
    Britney Army says:
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    LOL it’s entertaining to see how stans of the 2 fakest b****** everrrr have stan wars! y’all go beyhive and navy!!

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