The “Juicy” Issue of Vibe has finally hit magazine shelves and we have highlights from the cover story: Kelly Rowland. See what she has to say about her first solo success, Destiny’s Child and being down with “the swirl:”
On the success of “Dilemma:”
No, I really wasn’t. And I was the ﬁrst one from the group to have that level of success outside of the group. That bugged me out. I was very… I wasn’t ready.The song blew up and Columbia decided to rush out your solo record.Yeah. The plan was for Beyoncé to drop a solo record ﬁ rst. But with the success of the song, they decided to put my album out ﬁrst. They gave me 90 days to do an entire record.
On the press making assumptions about Destiny’s Child:
They want me to say that I can’t stand Michelle. That I can’t stand Beyoncé. But that’s not the case. It’s real love. Sorry, it’s a boring story. I take that back. I’m not sorry. We can support each other. That’s the way it should be. You hear too many stories about women bickering. And that’s not the case with us.
On whether there’s tension between her and former manager Matthew Knowles:
No. It was just a feeling of growing and wanting to call my own shots. That was it. I thank Mathew for everything he’s done for me. He made me a millionaire at 18 years old. And then I felt like, “Well, I’m an adult now and I want to do things this way.”
On whether she wants a “Mr. Right Now” or “Mr. Right:”
I like a Mr. Right. I don’t want them hopping around with Sarah, Michelle, Jessica… I want him to be mine.
On whether she dates outside of her race:
Absolutely. [Laughs] I’ve been down with the swirl.
More photos and the entire interview here.
If you love Beyonce then you should know how much of a die-hard Michael Jackson fan she is. Her idol and who she calls the person that influenced her to want to do music, Beyonce will be performing via satellite at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in October. The news broke today via Facebook and although she wanted to be able to perform in person, her schedule just conflicted.
The word out there now is that her performance is something never seen before. We all remember how she shut it down at the VMA’s so lets see if it’s somewhat in comparison to that. The concert was put together by Michael’s brothers and his mother Katherine. Other celebs set to hit the stage are Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Smokey Robinson, Leona Lewis and plenty more.
Beyonce is giving her fans an intimate look into the behind the scenes footage of her “4 Nights with Beyoncé” concert at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Those that didn’t get to attend the show get to see commentary from the lighting designer, musical director, production manager and of course the diva herself. Now this is only part one so don’t be to disappointed if you only see a little Bey.
Bibi,her lead guitarist, says:
“She’s listening to her inner voice right now and doing what she wants to do.”
Last week, Jay-Z and Kanye West set an Itunes record when they sold 290,000 in digital downloads. This week, combined with physical sales, Watch the Throne is the number one album on the Billboard 200 with 426.661 total albums sold.
Another notable debut on the charts is Ace Hood’s Blood, Sweat and Tears. The Miami rapper’s album debuts at the #10 spot with a little over 25K sold. Adele and Beyonce both remain in the top 10; Adele sold an additional 73,000 copies of the record shattering 21 and Beyonce’s 4 sits comfortably in the #8 spot with 27K sold.
Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame’s Ferrari Boyz debuts just outside the top 20 at the #24 spot with about 15K copies sold.
Whose album did you buy?
Jay-Z and Beyonce have been named pop music’s most iconic couple by Vogue Italia. Both artists have appeared on the cover of L’UOMO Vogue and Beyonce did a beautiful spread for the mag about a month ago in support of her most recent album, 4. According to the magazine:
“Beyoncé and Jay-Z are an “aristocratic” couple: no scandals, very little gossip, low-key profile (that is, as low as the profile of a man with a penchant for gold chains can be…) buckets of happiness and any “dirty linen” – if there is any dirty linen at all – rigorously “never washed in public” but kept private.
A rare example of extraordinary grace and composure even, and most of all, compared to those couples who are aristocratic by birth.”
What a great honor! Let’s hope they can keep it up!
Beyonce is rocking a super gold star dress on the cover of In Style’s September issue. The physical issue doesn’t hit stands until August 19, but we’ve got a few highlights below:
On having girlfriends:
“I am a girl’s girl. Women who don’t have female friends scare me. I love my friends, and I love sitting with them and listening to their stories.”
On taking a break and being a mother and wife:
“It was great to be a wife and travel with [my husband]. I had to turn down great things. I did it for my sanity, my life, my relationships, my nephew, my husband, my sister and my friendships. I deserved to give myself time to focus on things besides performing, filming and recording…When you’re young —18 or 19 — you have the energy and drive. That’s the time to work as hard as you can. Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.”
She also admitted that Jersey Shore is her guilty pleasure. LOVE IT!
Beyonce looks vibrant and bright in the ads for House Of Dereon 2011 Fall line up. With bright pink lips and a colorful top Beyonce and Ms. Knowles discuss the vision for the clothing this Fall.
Big, bold colors is what this mother, daughter duo is going for. The line will also be launching in Selfridges:
The fierce fashionista has plans to launch her own jungle-inspired fashion line in London, teaming up with mom Tina Knowles to bring her House of Dereon collection to famed department store Selfridges this fall, the Telegraph reports.
House of Dereon, named after Beyonce’s grandmother, who worked as a dressmaker, will bring Sasha Fierce glam to stores this September, with prices starting around $130 for dresses.