“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich; if you were a woman, it did not matter,” Beyoncé said. “Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come from having no […]
Musicians Urge Fans to Vote and Vote for Hillary Clinton NOV 6, 2016 – Beyonce and Jay Z headlined a concert in Cleveland, Ohio and urged the crowd to vote, and vote for Hillary Clinton. Other musicians performed too, including Chance the Rapper and Big Sean. Beyonce told the crowd, “I want my daughter to grow […]
CMA Also Scrubs Their Performance From Social Media Sites NOV 5, 2016 – CMA is getting criticized for scrubbing their website and social media platforms after receiving too many racist comments from their viewers. Obviously there viewership consist of racists on large numbers, a “basket of deplorable”. Statements often used the n-word, and one viewer […]
Feb 15, 2016 – Three writers and music critics for the NY Times, Jon Caramanica Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, have a good piece up about the current dust up and controversy of Beyonce’s recent Super Bowl halftime show where there were African-Americans in “uniform” and marching in “Formation” to speak out about police killing kids in inner […]
Festival gathered and motivated music fans for social change Sep 28, 2015 – NY Times is out with a review on Global Citizen’s Festival this weekend in New York, lauding Beyonce’s performance, the collaboration between the various musicians, and the good response from fans on “taking action” on extreme poverty such as signing online petition […]
Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Other Musicians to Play Music to Help End Poverty SEP 26, 2015 – Global Citizen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending poverty, is holding their free Global Citizen Music Festival today in New York’s central park, along with artists such as Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, and many speakers and activists will […]
Fans Will Earn Tickets by Taking Action to Help End Global Poverty July 9, 2015 – In an exclusive interview by Joe Scarborough of MSNBC with Chris Martin of Cold Play and representatives from GlobalCitizen.org, it was announced today that the 2015 Global Citizen Festival featuring music and activism will headline 4 HUGE stars, Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed […]
JAN 22, 2013 – The Internet is abuzz with various reactions to the world finding out Beyonce lip-synced her performance at the Presidential 2013 Inauguration. This is not the first time a "safety backup" was used, last inauguration Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman used a recording due to weather (it was way too cold). However this is the first time a performer has used a recording for the National Anthem, so some are upset. Supposedly it was because she didn't have enough rehearsal time, and she thought she would mess up.
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UPDATE: JAN 23, 2013 11:30 AM: The reaction to Beyonce lip-syncing the national anthem has been widespread and varies, from defending her to some people thinking she besmirched the anthem or something. Morning Joe opened up with the topic, and hundreds of websites are posting and talking about it. One thing people are concerned about is at first we heard the decision was made well in advance to use the studio recording "safety track", but then a different Marine Band rep said later the decision was made by Ms. "Beyonce" Knowles-Carter at the last minute to use it. Why? One can only surmise that she was afraid of not being able to perform it correctly, and supposedly because there was "not enough rehearsal time".
But some people are pointing out that James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson found the time to rehearse, and they both performed live, and very well. (check out our JTMP YT videos below) The weather was not extreme, nor did she have a cold. In my opinion she should have told us it was a recording. To come out with an ear plug like that seemed to me an act of deception. What's your reaction? Comment over on JTMP's Facebook Page by going to: http://www.facebook.com/justicethroughmusic