Let’s get one thing straight: You do NOT mess with Beyonce! She will slice you down with a side-eye so strong your grandchildren will feel it. Hey, she’s not the Queen for nothin’. The lovely, beautiful and talented Mrs. Carter is adored around the world for her music and good deeds, but she’s not afraid to be tough as nails every now and again. We’ve collected 10 of our very favorite diva-tastic moments from over the years. So now, without further ado, here are Beyonce’s shadiest moments!
Getting fired is always horrible, but it’s especially bad when you’re getting sacked from a rock band. We’ve already told you about bad boys who got the boot from their world famous groups, and dudes who were kicked out just when the band about to break big onto the world stage. But those horror stories pale in comparison to these brutal band dismissals!
The year was 1999 and it felt like anything could happen. (For the most part it did.) One of the breakouts of the year was a group comprised of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett known as Destiny’s Child. For many fans, it was the first time they even heard of or really listened to the group. But for longtime fans, the ones who knew them from their “Killing Time” days, this was just the next chapter in the girls’ story.
Formed in 1996, the Destiny’s Child had been steadily building an empire, chipping away at the success of girl groups before them. With many of the ’90s acts on the way out, there was only TLC to contend with. But just as quickly as it started, it was over. Like we said: it was 1999, the last year the original line up of Destiny’s Child was together.
Like the great poet Neil Sedaka once said, breaking up is hard to do. It’s bad enough with couples in love, but when a band splits up, everyone suffers. Sure there’s always some solo stuff to look forward to, but it’s always lame (let’s be honest). The magical blend of your now-defunct favorite band is gone forever…and it’s hard, man!
Muses come in all shapes and sizes…unless the muse happens to be a butt. In that case, the size is pretty much always “extra large.” Yes, donks of great girth have been moving people to create great works of art since the dawn of time (or maybe just the ’70s). We’ve assembled 15 of the very finest below! We were very exhaustive and discriminating while the making of this list, working hard to make a distinction between describing the shaking of said butt (for the purposes of dancing), and describing it as the subject of a song. The results may surprise you. Just kidding, no they won’t! All your favorites rump shakers are on here! Read on as we proudly present: 15 songs about butts.
It’s 2013 and we’ve gotten some upgrades in the past few years. We’ve gone from Walkman to iPod, VCR to DVD player and flip phone to smart phone. Big changes, people. But with every new invention, we leave behind a legacy of abandoned gadgets and gizmos – Game Boys, cassette tapes, typewriters… Tamagotchis. And let’s not forget the lingo. The years of “That’s fly” / “She’s so bootylicious” / “Dang, that homeboy is a scrub” are behind us. It’s a sad, sad thing. So let’s dust off our dictionaries, get sentimental and look at some of the greatest slang words that might be dead in 2013 conversation, but live on in top chart songs. So check out the gallery of Top 10 Slang Terms Music Has Celebrated. It’s a bangin’ list beeotch. If you disagree, boy you bugg’n.
TLC week keeps rolling on as we get closer and closer to the premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story this Monday at 9 PM/8C on VH1! We’ve already told you all about the records shattered by T-Boz, Chili and Left Eye, but now let’s see how they stack up among the other uber- famous hit-making trios in the musical galaxy!
Some of the most talented groups in music history have also been among those most fraught with tension, infighting, and egotism. And whenever we find out that these legendary bands break up, you find yourself thinking, “Can’t we all just get along?”
It’s all the rage these days to complain about concert attendees who kill the vibe by spending the entire show recording with their mobile phones or, worse, their iPads. While we don’t disagree entirely with the rage against those addicted to their screens, we would like to thank those brave souls who sacrifice the experience of living in the moment in order to capture these moments for posterity, especially when said moments result in once-in-a-lifetime fails. So, won’t you join us and salute these amateur videographers without whose dedication we would never have been able to see this grainy footage of superstar musicians like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Metallica’s Jason Newsted, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler hilariously wiping out on stage for all our enjoyment? (Oh, PS: We turned all of these fails into GIFs for your enjoyment. You’re welcome!) Read more…