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Too Much Rihanna? Beyoncé’s new album gets backlash for being explicit

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That didn’t take long. And I’m not surprised.

That’s because if you’ve seen some the videos from Beyoncé’s new self-titled “visual” album (of 17 songs) or screenshots from any of the videos, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that she’s getting flack from individuals and groups asserting that she’s gone too far . . . she’s doing a Rihanna. And they thought she was better than that.

On social networking sites, some are referring to Bey as ‘vile’ and ‘disgusting’ for the provocative tracks, including songs titled “Blow” and “Drunk in Love,” according to News.com.

And yes, some are questioning if she’s the right kind of role model for millions of young fans.

Queen Bey is also being accused of ‘cashing in’ on her one-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, who is seen in one of the clips. Already some are petitioning YouTube, where the 17 videos can be seen, and iTunes, where the self-titled album of 14 songs can be purchased, to ban the explicit content.

Here’s what Vivienne Pattison, of pressure group Mediawatch-UK, had to say about the project which reportedly sold 80,000 copies in the first 3 hours:

“This is such a shame to see because Beyoncé didn’t get to where she is by jumping on the same bandwagon as Rihanna and people like that who we expect to be explicit and controversial. She was the one we always thought we could count on to set a good example and keep producing music with powerful messages that empowered women and girls. And I would have thought that a star of her magnitude wouldn’t need to do something like this. She has sold out and it’s really sad. Like it or not Beyoncé is a role model and she needs to take responsibility for that. Especially as a mother herself, it’s very surprising that she would do this.”

Another thing getting under some folk’s craw is Mrs. Carter repeatedly referring to sex and alcohol and making frequent use of the word “bitches.” In the track ‘Partition’, she sings:

‘Driver, roll up the partition please, I don’t want you to see ‘Yonce on her knees. It took 45 minutes to get all dressed up. We ain’t even gonna make it to this club. / Mascara running, red lipstick smudged, Oh he’s so horny yeah he wants to fuck / He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse and Monica Lewinski’d all on my gown’

LOL. Do you think Beyoncé was too explicit on her new album?

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12 Comments

  1. seun o

     /  December 17, 2013

    Dz z bullshit……..she’s a grown woman nd she simply evolved her game. Y r u all hating nd im very sure d person who wrote dz post jst watched d 30secs preview on youtube. Y’all need to get a life…..BEYONCE sold 828,773 copies in jst one weekend

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  2. Yemie

     /  December 17, 2013

    Beyoncé has always had the penchant for appearing nude in her videos, her apparels are mostly lingeries and pieces of clothings that shows off her thighs, legs and bikini lines. I’ve always known that its only a matter of time before she lets loose and bares it all, so no surprises there at least not for me. How else people go take know say she still dey sexy, especially after having a baby? *twitching ma nose* LMAO! She’s only showing y’all her post -baby bod and Amber-Rose too did something similar of late. As for the dirty and ‘trash’ talk, babes is married to a rapper, are y’all seriously still wondering?

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  3. manny

     /  December 17, 2013

    You human deserve what you get. Mtchewww. *levitates and zooms of to planet mars*

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  4. ‘Monica Lewinsky’d all over my dress’….laff don kill me for hia! ^_^

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  5. #1 Album in the world right now. Who’s hating? :] Enough said.

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  6. Vivienne Pattinson should listen to tracks like Flawless and Pretty Hurts. And more than anything else, get a day job.

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  7. Nwukabu Danjuma

     /  December 17, 2013

    Most of these artists appear half naked anyway. If the men are not sagging the women are busy pretending their on a beach. Its nothing new.

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  8. sheshe

     /  April 3, 2014

    beyonce is grown as woman if anybody really looked at the visual album. you will see this whole album is her life she talks about sex with her husband not with a regular man HER HUSBAND. at the end of the visual album she has the song “grown woman” to let yal know she is a grown woman. yall muffuckas need to get a life and let ya kids grow up because they gone be sucking dick every where to… if she was 17 saying this then fine but she is clearly over 30 get the fuck out of here. yep she drunk in love she blows like she said bow down bitches she’s a grown woman

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