Beyonce Update

Published: Sunday 9th Sep 2007 by Sam

Beyonce and her mother, Tina Knowles, appear in the first of a number of print ads for American Express. The ‘Deja Vu’ singer was announced as the spokesperson for the company and will feature in both print and TV ads for the ‘AMEX’ campaign. Airbrushed or whatever, she’s looking flawless.

In other Beyonce news, the 26 year old star made an interesting comment in a recent interview with Latina Magazine:

“I’m just jealous that I wasn’t born Latina. I wish I had been because the culture is so beautiful.”

Ok, so where was her publicist? I’m sure she meant to word what she said differently, but this foolishness cannot be justified. Already criticized by some for not being ‘ethnic’ enough, this is unlikely to help matters.

What do you think of the pics / Beyonce’s comments?

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  1. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    The dress i cool. She looks a bit puzzled though. Her comment is odd… Afterall, if she thinks the culture’s beautiful, she can learn Spanish and traditions, and all that other stuff. Why does she have to be born Latina?

  2. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    Her add is gorgeous! As for the comment, I mean, she said so what can we do. I truly believe that it was taken a little out of context. People choose any contraversy they can

  3. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    this just isn’t beyonce’s year is it?
    1. she got snubbed by the oscars in what was supposed to be her breakthrough role.
    2. she only got one grammy for b’day
    3. she was forced to release b’day 45 times to see the sales she wanted.
    4. she fell down some stairs.
    5. she flashed her boobs
    6. she hit an all time low in stupid comments

    i love you bee, but all signs point to a long break!

  4. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    I think Beyonce was trying to compliment the Latin population, but her comment ended up sounded like a back hand comment toward African-Americans instead … at least in my opinion.

    I’m sure Beyonce knows that African-Americans have a beautiful and rich culture as well.

    I wonder what non-Latin Dj’s and interviewers think of her comment that when she goes to the Latin stations the people seem to be genuine. Is she implying that the others are not.

  5. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    LOL @ the third comment

    Her pic is nice but what does that have to do with the credit card? whatever

    On her comments I don’t think she meant it as it sounds but she’s dumb anyway her interviews are always rehearsed she doesn’t speak for herself when she does you get this, LOL

    I didn’t know she was getting critised for not being ethnic enough, that is some straight foolishness just because she’s black doesn’t mean she has to act a particular way we don’t need anymore sterotypes the only thing i’ll say on that to kinda see there point of view but is it me or does she get whitter each video? yall see Beautuful Liar the whittest i’ve ever seen her is in the ‘Girl’ (man did that song suck) video with DC

  6. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    f*** that h** no one wants to know she is over done her album sucked soory but it did

  7. likewise September 9, 2007

    i dun care what y’all say! i love beyonce. y’all just being jealous! its not good! be supportive!

  8. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    HER EXTENDED QUOTE: “I’m just jealous that I wasn’t born Latina. I wish I had been because the culture is so beautiful,” Knowles said. Adding: “I noticed a big difference between speaking to all of the Latino stations and speaking to the pop stations or the other stations. With the Latino stations, there was so much love and everyone is so genuine.”

  9. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    I think b’s comment was taken out of content she was just complimenting her latin listeners probably trying to get them to buy the b-day cd her sells were down the toilet and besides who wouldn’t want to be ”Shakira,Shakira”Brains and beauty unlike b who didn’t show a whole lot of brains in this comment-p.s not such a smart move b

  10. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    Regardless it was stupid and hurtful.man f*** bedonki to all my Latino peeps come get her she can sling that lace front wig allover th place and flash those tis to
    yall and fall all day clumsy oaf.

    And have the audacity to fix you’re mouth to say that go pick up a book sound like you have an high school education.

  11. Anonymous September 9, 2007

    this just isn’t beyonce’s year is it?
    1. she got snubbed by the oscars in what was supposed to be her breakthrough role.
    2. she only got one grammy for b’day.
    3. she was forced to release b’day 45 times to see the sales she wanted.
    4. she fell down some stairs.
    5. she flashed her boobs.
    6. house of dereon got shipped back to manufacturer because of below standard clothes.
    7. she got sued by desiree for stealing her song.
    8. she got publicly called out by neyo for claiming to write irreplceable.
    9. she got publicly dissed by the oscars after claiming to write listen.
    10. rihanna beat her in the most important award of the night at the 2007 vmas for best video.
    11. jay z still hasn’t popped the question after 5 years (she’s still young though).
    12. her concerts weren’t all sold out this year.
    13. she hit an all time low in stupid comments

    yep all signs point to a long break where she gets jay to marry her and she pops out a child! then comes back fierce!

  12. Anonymous September 10, 2007

    1. SHE HAS THE #1 TOUR IN THE WORLD IN SALES, 2. WITH JSUT 5 ENDORSEMENT DEALS VALUE 30 MILL
    3. ALL THE AWARDS SHE HAS WON B4 SO ITS OLD 2 HER
    4. HER FIRST B-DAY WAS THE #1 IN SALES FOR ALLTHE BLK SISTAS
    5. HER SECOND B-DAY IS THE #1 SALES IN BLK SISTAS
    6. BDAY WORLD WIDE HAS SOLD 6 MILL
    7. IT TOOK HER 2 WALK IRREPLACEABLE 11 WEEKS AS #1
    8. SHOWED HOW TRU A PERFORMER SHE IS AFTER FALL-N
    9. OPRAH PERSONALLY BOOKED HER 4 1 OF THE HIGHLY RATED PARTYS EVA
    10.SSI WAS #1 IN SALES
    11. CHECK UR DEREON CAUSE ITS IN TOP 7 IN FEMALE LINE OF CLOTHING SALES
    12.IF SHE WAS 2 RETIRE AT AGE 26
    13. NO OTHER FEMALE SINGER HAS DONE WHAT SHE HAS BUT BEEN AROUND LONGER

  13. Anonymous September 10, 2007

    Beyonce sucks. Rihanna is way more beautiful, makes better music and has been way more succesful this year. Beyonce who?…

  14. linds September 10, 2007

    WTF!!! The last comment is having me defend Bey!! IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM does Rhianna look or sing better than Bey! No it has not been her year but Rhianna will NEVER top Bey!! Rhianna’s a.k.a “I have no talent” songs are generic and too damn pop for me. Bey songs are way better! Umbrella was catchy but still not all that great! What was good?!? “Shut up and drive” or “Don’t stop the music”-PLEASSSSE!!!! People give Rhianna way too many props when none are due!!!

    To the issue at hand- I honestly don’t think Bey meant what she said and should have picked a better choice of words. She REALLY should pay more attention to what she is about to say in interviews!!

  15. Living PLush September 10, 2007

    That is so sad… People always want to make more out of something than necessary.

    I understood her to be saying that she appreciates the culture. Why are so many people taking what she said literally…

    LP Kisses and Hugs to Beyonce… 😀

  16. Anonymous September 17, 2007

    beyonces voices talking to her “if i only had a brain” this chick just needs to stfu……..

  17. Anonymous December 15, 2007

    Being Latino/a is just that a cultural designation, not a race. The only reason why this comment would be take out of context is if people believe Latino is a race. People need to educate themselves before getting upset; therefore, they’ll know when to get angry and when to let it go. There are many black people who are Latinos. Now the question is, does Beyonce know or understand this distinction?

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