Black Entertainment : Beyonce album sales fall after 'black' comments

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  1. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beyonce album sales fall after 'black' comments

    Pop star Beyonce Knowles has sparked controversy by saying she only makes records for black people.

    Since the Deja Vu singer made the astonishing statement sales of her new album, B'Day, have fallen by 70 per cent in the US.

    Beyonce, 25, said in an interview with Blender magazine: "I make black records. I write records like I speak, and I don't try to change my songs so everyone else likes them."

    The singer has also admitted she can relate to celebrities who attack the paparazzi.

    Beyonce said: "It must be really scary to have your children in front of all these people. That's your kids. That's when Mama Knowles is gonna be punching some photographers!"

    Meanwhile, Beyonce was booed at the MOBO awards in London on Wednesday night when she failed to turn up to collect her three prizes.

    The Crazy In Love singer received the most awards after her single Deja Vu won the Best Song and Best Video categories and she was named Best International Female at the ceremony - which recognises music of black origin.

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    PROBABLY TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT I BET. THAT'S MEDIA
     
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    HHHHHmmmmmmmmm......................I will let the [young] Sistahs comment on this...

    KD
     
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    With a 70% decrease in sales, she'll probably be apologizing for those comments soon.

    :heart:

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    :lol: You've got that right sugah!:bowdown: :kick:
     
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    i'm surprised since she trys her best to look like a white girl....
     
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    I believe it was just taken out of context Beyonce sales dip only
    to rise . she have sold over 550,000 copies
     
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    I like what she said. It's a welcome change from the 'I need to have a
    cross-over hit' that many black performers were spouting in the 80s.

    Isn't cross-over just a code word for white?
     
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    She might be an r&b artist but she is definitely a pop artist. Her music is mainstream and like most popular music the artists who make it try hard not to anger their fans. I wonder why she would say something like that knowing that she follows in this category?
     
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    I guess she was speaking her mind , it will all pass over and the sista
    will still sale millions of CD's
     
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