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Shakira Feat. Rihanna, “I Can’t Remember To Forget You”

When I first heard this was happening, I wasn’t really sure how I felt about it, but just decided to wait.  Um.  My opinion hasn’t really changed.  I don’t really like the song, however, I usually don’t know how I really feel about a song until I hear it in my car.  I’m not sure why that’s the case.

Here is the video….

 

Um. Well they both look beautiful!  I’ll be honest, I think I was really just wanting to see this because I wanted to see how Rihanna would hold up with dancing next to Shakira…

Cause ummmm *cough*

 

I’m just saying.

 

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Writer Says Jay Z Is A “Poor Excuse For A Husband”

From the New York Post:

What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation?

I’m certain if I look through enough Jay Z song titles, I’ll come up with the right name for his role in Beyoncé’s performance at the Grammy Awards Sunday night. Rhymes with Goodyear. . . ? Well, how about I just call him a poor excuse for a husband.

For years, these award ceremonies have pushed the envelope; Beyoncé’s booty-shaking was certainly no worse than Miley Cyrus’s twerking or any number of other performances by Madonna, for instance. But there’s something particularly icky about doing it while your husband looks on approvingly.

“Honestly, I didn’t want to watch Jay Z and Beyoncé’s foreplay,” says Charlotte Hays, author of “When Did White Trash Become the New Normal?” Indeed, the happy couple seems to have completely blurred the line between what goes on in their bedroom and what happens on national TV. So much for the woman that Michelle Obama has called “a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.”

Hays says, “It wasn’t surprising to see Jay Z, looking pleased at his wife’s hyper-sexualized exhibition on stage.” After all, “he’s made a living singing lyrics that call women ‘bitches’ and ‘hos,’ so we shouldn’t be surprised that he objectified his own wife on stage.”

It is a little bit surprising, though, coming so soon after Beyoncé contributed to the recent feminist manifesto, the Shriver Report. When she complains that “gender equality is a myth,” one wonders to what extent her consent to sell sexuality has contributed to the problem.

The sophisticates will say that what we saw Sunday were just the long-established stage personas of Beyoncé and Jay Z; why should their marriage change that?

Well, for one thing, the happy couple have invited audiences to admire their adorable family, with dad even joking about his daughter’s sippy cups when he accepted an award on Sunday. So they’re suggesting to audiences that this kind of public sexual behavior is compatible with a loving modern marriage.

Which brings us to that odd mass wedding, sort of a Hollywood version of those creepy Moonie affairs, as Queen Latifah officiated at the joining in matrimony of 33 couples as part of the awards ceremony.

Asked about it, she said, “The weight of it comes down, because it wouldn’t matter if you’re same-sex couples or heterosexual couples or interracial couples, it doesn’t matter to me, this is someone’s life committed to one another, and you want to make sure you do it right.” Does that kind of commitment entail watching approvingly as your partner shows off her bootyliciousness?

Feminists will argue that Beyoncé had a career before she got married; why should marriage change how she performs? It’s a good question. How does being married change a relationship? Or, in Beyoncé’s terms, if he likes it, why should he put a ring on it?

It’s a question that François Hollande asked and answered easily: There’s not much reason for men to put a ring on it at all, as far as the French president is concerned.

Hollande just decided to trade in one girlfriend for a younger version. His now-ex was mad enough, according to some reports to destroy $3 million worth of property in the Élysée Palace, but you might reasonably ask what she expected. A ring is no guarantee (as the first wife of Hollande’s predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, learned), but it’s at least a suggestion that there is a permanent future for a relationship.

Still, this may simply be the state of relations between the sexes. Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, says that women today have struck a kind of “grand bargain.”

He says, “Women get contraception and the ability to limit and space their children, and the chance to fashion careers — things that sound good and are often experienced as such — and in return men get to decide just how invested in a relationship they actually have to be.”

The problem, he notes, is that “men prefer cheaper sex” — that is, they prefer not to be more invested than they have to be.

Of course, those who do make the investment typically prefer not to share the proceeds with a prime-time TV audience.

We all know how I feel about Beyonce, and this whole situation to be honest.  And I am digging deep to be very objective.  I even went back and looked at the performance.  I did.  One, because I saw that people were saying she had on a “thong” outfit (she doesn’t), and two people kept talking about how raunchy the routine was.  So I watched it a few more times. Because maybe I honestly forgot something.

I am perturbed that Beyonce is receiving this kind of backlash for doing something that, quite honestly, has been done for YEARS by other ___ artists.  I’ve been struggling to not call it a race issue.  Or a sexist issue.  Or whatever.  But to go as far as to call her a whore…say Jay Z is a bad husband? I honestly am in awe.

In MY opinion, her performance wasn’t bad.  These writers are acting like she dry humped the chair and/or her husband.  And this sentence right here:

“Indeed, the happy couple seems to have completely blurred the line between what goes on in their bedroom and what happens on national TV.”

WHAT!? Beyonce and Jay Z never even kissed on the mouth during the performance!  They embraced!  That’s it!  And were side by side!  And then had their backs to each other!

What am I missing?  I’m really really wanting to make sure that my undying, unwavering love for The Queen isn’t blurring my vision to an unhealthy degree.  I want to be able to be objective in these situations.  But I simply do not see what the big deal is.  I really really believe all of this is happening ONLY because it is “Beyonce.”  I think if it had been Brittany Spears, or Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, etc. This would NOT be happening.

OR.  Is it an issue because she is married?  Because if Rihanna got up there and did that same performance then I don’t think this much would be said about it either.  Is it because a “wife” isn’t supposed to be openly sexual?  Just the sweet little wife that never wears anything too sexy or twerks a little bit (Bey LITERALLY twerked for no more than 10 seconds)?  Even though they are an INTERNATIONAL ARTIST?

What is the real deal here?  What’s going on?

Email: TashaSays@outlook.com
Twitter: @TashaSaysdotcom

Beyoncé Medley

This group is nothing short of amazing.  And I’m not saying that just because they’re singing Beyonce songs.  Nope.  I’m saying that because no matter WHAT they sing, they are AMAZING. They are an a cappella group, and with the change in keys, tempo, etc….It’s just pure and raw talent.  I love it!

I originally saw this a while ago, but I see it’s popping up more and more as of late.  So I decided to share!  Beyonce shared it on her Facebook page as well!

 

This one is AMAZING as well….and Bey loved it too so she posted it on her website! AMAZING

 

 

Oh.  And you’re probably thinking this is a video of twins.  NOPE.  One man.  Yeah, I know.

Mind. Blown.

Check out other videos of both Cameron J and Pentatonix on YouTube!

 

Email: TashaSays@outlook.com
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Yahoo Passwords Stolen

If you have a Yahoo! account, you may just want to check it out.

CBS News Reports:

Yahoo is investigating a cyber attack on its email service. Hackers stole usernames and passwords. Yahoo is not saying how many accounts were affected. The information was taken from a third-party database. Norah O’Donnell reports.

These hackers are causing all kinds of problems, huh?

George Zimmerman is a Celebrity, And UOENO it.

George Zimmerman has been asked to participate in a “celebrity” boxing match on March 1st.  Yes.  That’s right.  George Zimmerman is considered a “celebrity.”  And it’s disgusting.  He LITERALLY murdered a black teenager and got off for it.  And keeps getting in trouble with the law.  And gets off for it.  But he’s a celebrity?  Ok.

But there’s a bright side!!

Check this out from TMZ:

1/30/2014 6:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Game will throw his hat in the ring to fight George Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match, and he tells TMZ, “I will beat the f**k out of him.”

Zimmerman has agreed to the March 1 celebrity boxing match … the promoter hasn’t selected his opponent, but is taking offers at fightgeorge@hotmail.com.

Game says, “I would not be boxing for me.  I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family.”

The rapper, who has a tattoo of Trayvon on his leg, says, “I would box him to knock him out,” adding, “I would definitely take pleasure in it.  It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.”

Game would definitely have the edge … he’s 6’5″,  and 240 lbs of muscle.

Game on.

I would pay money. Real US currency to see this.  Yes.  Accept it, Georgie. PLEASE accept it.

Email: TashaSays@outlook.com
Twitter: @TashaSaysdotcom