Monday, July 11, 2011

Beyonce Caught Mathew Stealing?


According to a new lawsuit filed by Mathew Knowles, Live Nation alerted Beyonce to Mathew's skimming money from her concert tours and after hiring an auditor to investigate, Beyonce dumped Mathew.

Mathew blames Live Nation for his firing, not his stealing...

From TMZ
In the documents -- obtained by TMZ -- Mathew Knowles claims Live Nation Entertainment wanted desperately to sink its fangs into Beyonce's 2011 world tour. According to the docs, Mathew claims Live Nation told Beyonce that Mathew "had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to."

Mathew claims Live Nation was effective, because Beyonce had her law firm conduct an audit, and the law firm concluded Mathew had indeed pilfered money from her. Beyonce then fired him.

Mathew claims after he was canned, Beyonce hired a manager who had worked as a former exec at Live Nation and maintained a relationship with the company.

Mathew insists the theft accusations by Live Nation are false, and he wants the judge to give him the right to take depositions of various people at Live Nation, to determine just how they concluded he was a thief.

125 comments:

Hottestestchickinthegame said...

Why am I not surprised? I wouldn't be surprised either way meaning that Jay-Z promised Beyonce to Live Nation in 2011 and this was the only way to do it OR that this is true or both.

Anonymous said...

wow! just, wow!
i hope that is not true. but, the music business is so shady. i am sure that it is very easy for all kinds of artist to get ripped off, but coming from family, that has to hurt deep. i really thought it was all about the outside baby! smh. poor beyonce. for all the fame, money, travel, awards and everything...i would NOT want to go through something like that in a million years. i have been betrayed, but not like dat!

if it ain't free it ain't for me said...

My name is luca
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes i think you've seen me before
If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight

Just don't ask me what it was (3x)

I think it's 'cause i'm clumsy
I try not to talk too loud
Maybe it's because i'm crazy
I try not to act too proud
They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why

You just don't argue anymore (3x)

Yes i think i'm okay
I walked into the door again
If you ask that's what i'll say
And it's not your business anyway
I guess i'd like to be alone
With nothing broken, nothing thrown

Just don't ask me how i am (3x)

My name is luca
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes i think you've seen me before
If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble, some kind of fight

Just don't ask me what it was(3x)

They only hit until you cry
And after that you don't ask why

You just don't argue anymore (3x

Hottestestchickinthegame said...

Beyonce is just a pawn for Jay-Z! He doesn't truly care about anyone but himself. He wants to dominate the industry by using 2/5 of the top business draws in the music & entertainment field before they get too old to be marketable. Smart move for him but I just hope Beyonce knows it and has some type of tactic to use to protect herself from getting played. I think she really is in love with him and he is using that to her advantage, but no matter how in love you are with someone, don't lay all your cards out on the table. Not when you in such a hi stakes game and have so much to loose. He may break your heart but don't let him break your bank too.

Hottestestchickinthegame said...

^^^^his advantage.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce got played and Harvey finally got the scoop. Harvey could get the scoop on Jesus. Jay's emancipation plot finally worked. So while all this shit was going down, he was at the Yankee's game. After all these years, Matt is stealing from his daughter; the other members of DC...of course. Texas doesn't play that shit, but now it's an issue?! I wonder if Jay got paid for his "services"?

Anonymous said...

awww, look at bad voice, too many nose jobs, Beyonce;when she USED TO LOOK LIKE A BLACK WOMAN, and people got the nerve to say she don't be bl......., well you know the rest.

Anonymous said...

Umm....who cares? They all steal, one way or another. He aint stealing no more than her mama is. Deuces!

Anonymous said...

I dont like Mattie but if wasn't for him she wouldn't have a dime to steal. She would have been singing at the county possum circuit yelling in a dead mike dreaming of an up grade.

Anonymous said...

Um....at 7:54, are these lyrics or a cry for help?

Anonymous said...

Mathews a thief, beyonce's a thief, jay-z is a thief, why the hell are ya'll suprised?!?!

Anonymous said...

I predict over 500 comments

Anonymous said...

This is bullshit

Daddy K doesn't steal from his kids, that's some Joe Jackson shit.

Daddy K is a business genuis , positive Black brother

Daddy K can teach Obama a thing or two.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce doesn't get nose jobs or skin bleaching, that's those shady Jacksons.

Beyonce stays Black, MJ had you wondering.

Anonymous said...

So Beystealin was not immune to Daddy's sheninaigans, huh? Oh my!

Anonymous said...

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Buy Bey Today

Anonymous said...

DELUSIONAL = 8:14 AND 8:15. btw, what brand of crack rock are you smoking? you are so far removed from reality, i would like to smoke some myself to relieve some stress and all of life's other b.s. Stans, i tell ya'

Anonymous said...

*correction* 8:11 and 8:14

Anonymous said...

Not surprised!!!!! Didn't the three ex members of destiny's child say the same thing. I.E. Letoya couldn't pay her cell phone bill, Tavia and Farrah said it was never reported where their excess funds were going and he would give lame excuses saying it was for uniforms, fees, and blah blah blah. Luv Bey and all, but a tell all book would really drop her if anyone ever had the courage to spill what really went on.

Best Thing I Never Had said...

"what goes around comes back around, my baby, what goes around comes back around, my baby...but you showed your ass and I saw the real you...thank god you blew it, thank god i dodged a bullet, i'm so over you, so good lookin' out..."

Hit or Miss said...

I'm willing to bet you that old broke down Beypornce is trying to make it look as if Matty was the only reason for all of her low down dirty deeds. Beypornce knows everyone is on her ass now watching to see who she will jack next. She is losing fans day by day and she might be using old Daddy Matty as an scape goat. Beypornce you will never be seen as the girl next door until you let your pelvic bone rest. It's in motion too much and it makes you look like the stripper you are.

Anonymous said...

A fool and her money....

Anonymous said...

Can't stand her...but stealing money is a no no...I have had it happened to me by someone I really trusted and to this day it hurts me...so I can't imagine what it's like having ur own daddy steal from u.

Anonymous said...

He wasn't stealing he was just taking his cut. That coke is expensive.

Anonymous said...

That Jay Z is one shady mothafucka and you can best believe this will be the straw that broke the camels back (pun intended). He done fucked with Mathew in the most horrible way, he's turned his B against him and now he'll will know just how smart Mathew really is. Look out camel.

Anonymous said...

Daddy K needs to sue for slander

Anonymous said...

Sneaky devils trying to break up the Royal Family that is the Knowles.

Daddy K, all day

Anonymous said...

She got it honest... Oh well nothing to see here.... KARMA'S A BITCH!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can parents who invested so much of their own money, effort and go-getter-NESS....REALLY be accused of stealing????
Can Tina and Mathew really not just dip their hand in the jar when they feel the F$ck like it.
Beyonce isn't the "REAL" talent, Mathew is for being able to get this horrible lame singer/performer so far.
Mathew mad those deals to get song writers and movie producers to let retarded beyonce put her name on the credits,
Mathew worked it out so THEY could cash in on royalties without doing ANY ORIGINAL WORK.
F#ck this wannabe be Tina Turner, Mathew deserves every cent, that man played a good game.
Mathew didn't do all that child-pimping for his adopted daughter to be rich and stupid married to an ugly dope dealer, he did that so HE could have a diamond toilet seat with personal sh!t whippers.
MATHEW IS THE REAL STAR, HE SHOULD BE RICH AS OPRAH. oh' and remember mathew pimped Beyonce and Kelly into getting rapper Nelly to sell him his management company. Who sells their management company to the Knowles??? Mathew is a pimp.

Anonymous said...

grammar mistake @ 9:16PM..y'all can figure it out, you're smart readers.

Anonymous said...

COSIGN!!! 9:16, 9:11, 8:58, 8:55,8:49, 8:47, 8:34 #Real Talk

Anonymous said...

Thats why Her dad should have charged her ass when he was training her as a child...if it wasn't 4 her dad she wouldn't be Beyancce....He should have saved his money...

Anonymous said...

@ 9:16

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

If there were more Black fathers like Daddy K,there wouldn't be single motherhood, no child support, no warrants.

We love you,Daddy K

Anonymous said...

Beyoncce owes her parents big time....they should have put themselves on a payroll....Did you forget where you came from....Training you and Dc was not part of parenting...he did extra as a parent!!!Ungrateful wench!!!!

Anonymous said...

Stealing is Stealing!!! Parents who sign a contract as a manager of their child(ren) do so in a business format and get their percentage of the cut. If they want more, they can renegotiate. But to take without asking, yeah, that called stealing! Point blank!! Parent or not.

flwrgurl said...

COSIGN!!! 9:16, 9:11, 8:58, 8:55,8:49, 8:47, 8:34 #Real Talk

Hottestestchickinthegame said...

@ 9:28 you mean if there were more fools like Tina Knowles right? He has given her PLENTY of reasons to walk (extra marital affairs, starting a new family on the side, stealing from their daughter, alleged cocaine addiction) and yet and still she found it in her to stay

Is she smart/strong or stupid??? Only God can judge.

Anonymous said...

When Matthew was caught going raw on that girl who could be Solange's younger sister, y'all was all over him for being an adulterer. Now that he has been labeled a THEIF y'all wanna blame Beyonce!! FOH with that!!! She hired lawyers to double check the books, He got caught!!! Cheaters and Thieves are one in the same. And LMAO at all the love Matthew is getting now.. How quickly they turn. smh

Anonymous said...

So now that it's directly affecting her money she grew a conscience?.
What hypocrites! Jay Z stay in the shadows orchestrating control over the money and her new religion

Anonymous said...

YOur not a cheater or a thief till you get caught his ass got caught. SO with that being said what I read the article to be is he can't pay for nixon anymore. LMAO Those child support payments must be a biiiiiiitch

Anonymous said...

Don't bring the jacksons up in this fucking shit just to make beyonce and her SHADY FAMILY look good.

Anonymous said...

When Matthew was caught going raw on that girl who could be Solange's younger sister, y'all was all over him for being an adulterer. Now that he has been labeled a THEIF y'all wanna blame Beyonce!! FOH with that!!! She hired lawyers to double check the books, He got caught!!! Cheaters and Thieves are one in the same. And LMAO at all the love Matthew is getting now.. How quickly they turn. smh
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Tell that to Beyonce! she didn't give 2 sh*ts when he was busy kicking latoya, latavia, and those other girls out the group. as a matter of fact i remember beyonce making a pompous ass song 'survivor' to spin it like she's the victim. smh @ virgos, attention whores, narcissists, and always trying to be a victim.

quianaj27 said...

LMAO at this shit here. How in the hell is Beyonce going to sue for stealing when this bitch does it wow talk about calling the kettle black for real Beyonce you kidding me right?
@916pm and hit or miss- co- sign for real.
I guess this hoe learned from the best now let's see who's going to show their hands in this card game.

Anonymous said...

LMAO@ people calling Jay-Z, a 40-year old man, (Joe) Camel. Not Jay-Z. But Camel.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ "Daddy K"

Anonymous said...

teef from teef and God smiles

Anonymous said...

Matthew is her father, she has more money than she can ever spend, she shouldn't care if he stole a little of it. Its just money, she can't take it to hell with her. I wish I had a father like him.

Anonymous said...

The Jacksons were the most shadiest of the bunch,got the youngest child trying to support those Negros.


Beyonce isn't a payroll account for her fam

Daddy K is a musical genuis
Momma K is a fashion designer
Solange is an artist in her own right

And Beyonce is Beyonce.

nba is fixed said...

You can not trust anybody in the music industry; even your own family! Do you still want to be in show business?

nba is fixed said...

The same thing happened to Gary Coleman back in the 80's. If you can't trust your family who can you trust? NOBODY!

nba is fixed said...

At least Beyonce is still alive. You see what happened when Biggie trusted Puffy.

Anonymous said...

damn thievery is rampant in that family!

Bee Gee said...

#4080

Anonymous said...

He wasn't stealing he was just taking his cut. That coke is expensive. *LMAO!!!!!----------> GO JUST GO NOW!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Matthew used the money to pay for all the lawsuits for stealing from other people to make her famous.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is a payroll account for her fam...

Daddy K is a musical genuis + a cokehead and a father to another womans child=CHEATER
Momma K is a fashion designer (In her dreams... WAL-MART= low budget and cheap clothing)
Solange is an artist in her own right
= When Beyaki is attached to it...Twitter sloring basement baby is an artist in her own mind=NO TALENT!
And Beyonce is Beyonce.= SWAGGER JACKER, YODELING, WEAVE WAGGING CHOOCHIE POPPING,CAMEL FUCKING, OVER RATED LEOTARD/BOOTY PAD WEARING FUNK STANK STEPPING ON OTHER PEOPLE UNTIL SHE NEEDS THEM ATTENTION WHORE!

Anonymous said...

He made her ass he can "steal" whatever he wants LOL. Beyonce selfish ass.

Anonymous said...

Bringing up the jacksons is irrelevant. Michael never called his family out on thievery....so your point? Mathew is a thief and not only did he rob those poor girls of their career. He robbed them of their earnings too - letoya luckett couldn't even pay her damn cell phone bill now that's shady. GTFOH bringing the jacksons up in this. They don't have shit to do with this. Now beyonce knows how it feels to get robbed. Her shady ass daddy handed on down to her his nasty trait...she's just as much of a thief as he is with her shady no good ass.

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that Beyonce has a chance of making it to heaven and JayZ is going to hell. Even if she is a thief, her other sins arent that bad, and she will eventually stop stealing and lead a better life. JayZ, however, is a horrible person and it is unfortunate that she is going to be spending so much time around him. But there are a lot of people in the world who are even worse than him.

Anonymous said...

All she had to do was sit down with daddy k and talk with him on a straight up business level without all the vultures around. Ain't this what they been doing be-4?
How you going to have mofos conduct an investigation on your father? Camel definitely in front and behind this.

Anonymous said...

Michael stole from James Brown PERIOD

Anonymous said...

Michael stole the Moonwalk from a Soul train dancer

Michael stole the Beatles music from Paul McCarthy

Michael stole those lil' boys' innocence supplying them with Jesus Juice and playing with their penises.

Beyonce doesn't steal, she's inspired

Anonymous said...

Well this information kills all the haters conspiracy theories saying Mathew Knowles or Beyonce have so much power. They are pawns like any other artist. That is low down for Mr. Knowles to steal from his own daughter. He should not be starving for money but if you have a baby mama and other women you trying to support on the A-1 that can cause you to become greedy. You cannot trust family in business.

Anonymous said...

I was in the music industry in the nineties. If you are a goody two shoes you will get robbed, jacked, took, and raped. Most folks in the business are criminals either mafia or common street hustlers. The music business is a dog eat dog world. Everybody has an angle and wants a cut. If they see someone WHO CAN MAKE MONEY! They on you!

Anonymous said...

Ohh, Please don't forget the DOPE PUSHERS!

Anonymous said...

Beyonce stole dance moves from unknown artists

Beyonce stole music from unknown artists

Beyonce stole those other group members dreams by supporting her father to kick them out the group especially at a young age when those other girls needed the money to support themselves and their families

Michael doesn't steal, he's was an inventor, and innovative.

and if you ever dare put the one and only Michael Jackson in the same sentence as that bleached out, yodeling, horrible horrendous voice, nose jobs having, abortion having, flabby stomach having, dumbo Beyonce, just be ready to be face palmed! with baby powder and all, old school style!

6 billion people in the world know who MJ is, compared to the 310,000 stans that give a damn about beybleach. You got country music fans, hell even heavy metal, grundge rock fans with that 1 Michael Jackson CD! cause the man is a freaking LEGEND!

and more thing, JAY-Z may be evil, but only a foolish woman who has the same personality as him would marry him, so what does that say about Beyonce? case closed. don't feel sorry for the dumb broad.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce should be grateful and on her knees for "daddy K"'s work, if he did steal that's because Beyonce lame ass let Camel-z take over the bank accounts and probably froze Mathew out.
Crazy thing is Rihanna is Camel-z's most prized pig, none of his other acts, including his self, measure up to what Mathew did for Beyonce's career, and Jay-z didn't blow up until he got with the Knowles and everybody was confused about why a whore was sleeping with an elderly Camel with chicken legs and a pot belly. Who fires their superstar manger for a camel that has failed everyone of his female artist,(beyonce really thinks too highly of her self and her fake gangster camel, she really thought she was the star, but FAIL-Mathew has the power),If Camel can't get someone like Melonie Fiona instant stardom then that should show you he ain't sh!t, R&B has been thirsty for a singer like her and camel failed at something so easy (Beyonce let camel penis mess up her scam of a career)

Anonymous said...

Chile pleeze, mj is a legend cause he's dead just like Elvis.

Beyonce is a legenmd, a breathing legend who doesn't need DEATH to validate here.

Anonymous said...

That is so sad. Say the name Camel and everyone knows you are taking about Jay-Z.
Be-Yawn-cey
Be-Whore-y
Be-Stankin
Be-Yaki

Her stans buy multiple copies of her cds. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce is more inspiring than Obama and Oprah combined

Anonymous said...

BEYONCE SHOULD HAVE FIRED HERSELF FOR BEING WHACK
Mathew is IRREPLACEABLE FOR REAL, he's so skilled that he 1.Attached a fake biblical story to how the group got their name so they could screw the Christian crowd 2.Got the media to NEVER criticize beyonce's whorish lyrics and slutty look. Britney and Christina got their asses whipped when they went "slave" and "dirty" Christina damn near lost her career over that "Dirty Image" but the MEDIA NEVER SAID A BAD THING ABOUT BEYONCE (the child of destiny) and all three girls were dirty at the same time. Mathew protected that girl, Jay-z hasn't done sh!t to keep her Christian audience, he's f*cking up all Matt's work just like he f*cked up Rihanna and "turned a good girl bad" JAY-Z IS GARBAGE AND PERVERTED, TURNING YOUNG CLUELESS GIRLS IN TO WHORES-HE MUST THINK HE'S PRINCE.
Beyonce has went to long getting away with BS, the media NEVER criticized her, just praised WTF

REMEMBER THIS:
It's the biggest outbreak of cat fight fever in awhile. We have Britney Spears recently complaining that it isn't fair everyone criticizes her clothing and behavior instead of Christina Aguilera's and Beyonce's. Beyonce, she pointed out, dresses provocatively and nobody complains about her.
We have Beyonce criticizing the notorious Madonna-Britney Christina MTV awards show kiss fest, saying she would NEVER engage in girl-on-girl action because of her relationship with God. "I have standards. There are things I will not do," the devoutly Christian singer was quoted as saying. She later backpedaled, stressing that she loves her gay and lesbian fans.
Beyonce AIN'T SH!T, BUT A HYPOCRITE, HATING, THIEF. WHO WAS A LESBIAN FOR GAGA.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:36 AM
I agree, Beyonce is a LEGEND. The most disgusting, vile, corrupt and disappointing black female of her generation.
It's historical how ridiculous she is, and it's going to be historical how happy people are going to be when she goes away.
She's a Legend right along with the other scums of the Legend world, David Berkowitz is also a legend, Pontius Pilate, Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Texas natives Bonnie and Clyde with they stealing and killing asses.
SHE'S A LEGEND, BUT A SCUMBAG LEGEND PEOPLE HATE.

Anonymous said...

Yo own damn family can be yo worst enemy

Anonymous said...

Beyonce owes her daddy zero. She's the one who gave up her life and childhood for all this shit. Managers take a certain percentage. If he went above that he should be happy no criminal charges were filed. Family and business don't mix.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce Knowles is a pop superstar who’s net worth is estimated at $300 million. In the early 90’s, the TV show Star Search was a revolving door of up-and-coming pop stars like Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. We’ve all seen the footage of little Britney choking on her smile as Ed McMahon announces her defeat. Another of today’s superstars also got her start as a loser on Star Search, this time as a member in the rapping-and-dancing troupe Girl’s Tyme.

Beyonce’s group struggled in the late 1990’s but was eventually signed by Columbia Records in 1997 under its new name, Destiny’s Child. The group has released 7 albums, 5 of which turned platinum, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Not to be limited by groupthink, Beyonce has released three solo albums, all platinum and is developing a serious acting career with leading roles in Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records and Obsessed (and don’t forget her efforts as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers!). While this successful Texan is known for her contributions to the entertainment industry, her savvy business acumen makes her a brand name to be reckoned with. Beyonce signed her first endorsement deal with Pepsi in 2002 which was quickly followed by deals with L’Oreal, American Express, Samsung, Ford and DirectTV. She has launched a number of fragrances over the years, and recently signed a $20 million three year deal to develop a signature fragrance for Coty. And don’t forget the fashion line, Dereon, that she launched with her mom Tina. Beyonce’s best business deal to date has been her marriage to Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, the hip hop artist, producer, co-owner of the NJ Nets and multi-millionaire entrepreneur.

The couple is intensely private but we do know that Beyonce does like to spend a little money on herself. She wears a $5 million, 18 carat diamond engagement ring and is known for her love of high fashion, including a taste for wearing PETA-unfriendly furs. Recently, she and the hubby spent $1200 on lunch at NYC’s Nello restaurant. How do you spend $1200 for two? Make sure there’s an unfinished bottle of Dom Perignon on the table and a healthy portion of white truffles on your lobster salad. The pair shares a couple Manhattan apartments, an estate in Scarsdale, New York and a place in Miami. Rumor has it that they are looking for a place to buy in England. Don’t expect to see them in first class on your way to the back of the place – these two fly private and are shuttled around town in a fleet of luxury cars.

Miz B has come a long way from the pastel hues of Star Search. But don’t worry, Mrs. Carter, we’ll always remember your humble beginnings. After all, sometimes you have to lose in order to become a Survivor.

Anonymous said...

Some say Jay-Z’s net worth closer to $500 million but when you account for all the many sources of income he has it’s hard not to reasonably bump that figure closer to a solid $1 billion. Here are the facts:

Clothing: Jay sold Rocaware clothing, which he co-founded, for $204 million back in 2007. If Rocaware met certain performance milestones he could pull down an additional $35 million in Iconix (the buyer) stock.

Records: Every single album he’s ever released (over 15) have gone platinum.

Endorsements: Chevy, Budweiser, Armadale Vodka, Hewlett Packard

Concerts: His recent deal with Live Nation is reportedly worth $150 million

Miscellaneous: Jay’s ownership stake in the New Jersey Nets, Arsenal Football Club, 40/40 nightclubs, Def Jam Records

Anonymous said...

American R&B singer BeyoncĂ© Knowles began her career in the late 1990s as the lead vocalist of one of the best-selling American bands of all time, Destiny's Child, which has sold around fifty million records worldwide.[1] Her discography as a solo artist began in 2003 and consists of three studio albums, two extended plays, four live albums, one remix album and forty singles—including ten as a featured artist and ten soundtrack and promotional singles. All of her studio albums won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album,[2] and debuted at the number one spot on the United States Billboard 200.[3] Knowles has attained five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles. As of September 2009, Knowles has sold 75 million records worldwide as a solo artist, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[4][5] In the US, she has sold over 11.2 million albums and nearly 25 million singles as of May 2010.[6] In late 2009, Billboard listed Knowles as the most successful female artist and the top radio artist of the 2000s decade,[7] and in February 2010, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed her as the top certified artist of the decade. In the United States alone, she has attained 64 certifications, including albums, digital songs, master ringtones and music videos. Knowles has also received the most ringtone certifications, with nineteen

Anonymous said...

Concert Review | Sade
Jazz-pop singer offers stylish, sensual treat
Monday, July 11, 2011 12:39 AM
By Kevin Joy
The Columbus Dispatch
Sade performs at Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center.
Brooke LaValley | Dispatch
Sade performs at Value City Arena in the Schottenstein Center.

Extravagant hallmarks of a commercial arena concert in 2011 were unsurprisingly absent last night for Sade.

No barely-there outfits. No pyrotechnics or complex dance routines. The performer didn't even wear footwear for much of the two-hour show.

But the Nigerian-born British vocalist effortlessly showed an adoring crowd at Value City Arena how a real performance is done - style over swagger, minimalist chic in lieu of aesthetic overload.

Perhaps more notable than the 52-year-old's modesty, though, was her presence itself. She's notoriously reclusive and the band convenes to record only once a decade.

"Its been a long time; way too long," the frontwoman formally known as Helen Folasade Adu told the audience, which went wild at each knowing glance, slinking gyration and brief yet humble acknowledgment.

"We're going to make up for the lost years - back where we started."

And time travel, she did.

Peppering tunes from the group's recent Soldier of Love release into the mix, Sade didn't hesitate to give fans their beloved jazz-pop favorites, including mellow nuggets such as Kiss of Life, The Sweetest Taboo and Your Love is King.

Sparse yet gorgeous video scenes - courtesy of longtime art-school pal and music-video director Sophie Muller - were projected on a backdrop (and, at times, a sheer screen that extended to the front of the stage to envelop the foursome plus a cast of backing musicians). Cityscapes, storm clouds, empty wooded roads and, of course, artful footage of the show's star provided excellent visual complement without outshining the tunes.

A shadowy film montage of big-city gangsters preceded Smooth Operator, with members of the band (Sade included) sporting vintage-inspired fedoras.

Other elements bolstered the set - in particular, red silk curtains paired with orange lighting and smoke that made the walls literally appear to smolder during a fiery, extended rendition of the soulful Is It A Crime.

Pros after decades performing together, the foursome eased off at times to allow each other to shine, particularly the superb saxophone riffs of Stuart Matthewman.

Although the singer recently joked in an interview with the Dispatch that her music has "never been fashionable," the production was cool, rich and timeless.

New York singer-pianist John Legend opened the night with a blazing hour-long set packed with as much panache (and background players) as a headline act. The Springfield, Ohio, native was a perfect warm-up for an already enthused house.

bogart4017 said...

People please!!! Its not that serious.

The Truth said...

WTF is with you folks copying and pasting other peoples net worth, ARE THEY PAYING YOU TO DO THIS
GTFOH
Comment and keep it moving

Anonymous said...

What is the point of bringing up the Jacksons? They have nothing to do with this post. It is about Bey and her dad and theft of some sort. Seriously....
Disrespecting MJ is so uncalled for. You can find other ways to change the subject without being so inconsiderate and foolish. #sostupid

Anonymous said...

6:36
MJ was Legendary and Iconic LONG before his untimely passing. He achieved that deserved status under the age of 30. Bringing up MJs name and his family is totally irrelevant. Trying to put a REAL artist down for the sake of this gimmick is predicatable of you Clit Fool. Even as your sick ass post under anonymous most can tell your redundant ridiculous comments. By you being a stan (family member) of Beysafraud, I cannot expect you to be respectful. You don't know the meaning of tact, class, or respect. For that reason, most here don't expect any better from you.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce doesn't steal, she's inspired. LOL!! Yeah, that's it. That is the word she uses repeatedly. Her ENTIRE career is based on "inspiration" from others. Fake broad.

Anonymous said...

If I was Matthew I will air Beyonce out, expose how Beyonce pay for those damn awards. Expose her ass Matthew!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ha ha! some bey stan got on me about focusing on numbers when i said that a so-called "king" should be doing more than 300k 1st wk, talking bout too much focus on numbers and stats and just supporting your fave regardless if they flop. yeah, now that her singles flopped and she fell short of that "predicted" 600-700k suddenly stans wanna stop looking at numbers and just "support" their fave regardless of what she sells. YEAH RIGHT! they're trying to save face now because they know this era is going to be a 4LOP!

Anonymous said...

Michael stole the Moonwalk from a Soul train dancer

Michael stole the Beatles music from Paul McCarthy

Michael stole those lil' boys' innocence supplying them with Jesus Juice and playing with their penises.

Beyonce doesn't steal, she's inspired
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Dumbass...... MJ never said he invented the "Moonwalk" and gave props to street kids and that soul train dancer

MJ didn't steal the Beatles music catalog..it was up for sale for anyone to purchase and he outbid Paul McCarthy

Not Guilty..Asshole

Beyonce boldly steals and you dummies actually believes she was inspired....lol

Ravishing Bookworm said...

Ultimately idgaf, since Beyonce is a thief herself. If anything this is a TINY bit of Karma.BUT

Why are people blaming jayz, when it was his company that brought matthews dishonesty and thefts to beyonce's attention? What a way to betray your own daughter

and 2) I cant believe that some people are saying Matthew has the right to steal,since he "created" they beyonce brand. Um, no! Thats what contracts are for. I dont care if it's ten cents, stealing is stealing. It's about the principle.

But again, since this is beyonce we are talking about, a known thief and swaggerjacker, irdgaf.She deserves it.

ravishingbookworm.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow some people just have no class...seriously? I cannot believe how somebody can just disrespect the dead. Thats so sad not realizing that if it wasn't for that skinny black hard working negro you wouldnt have shyt! This man with his music fuckin forced white folks to accept us in entertainment.I guess everyone just forgot the whole chitlin circut barrier which he broke? People don't realize that had it not been for MJ alot of black entertainers wouldnt have got the chances they did get..smh.. Beyaki is an insult to music and nothin about her says legend. How many entertainers can you name that were so raw they had to build him a whole new award n statues amongst other shyt? That won't happen for Beyallaboutme. Daddy Matty was wrong for stealing point blank. Thing is everyone has their faults including MJ, however they should never again be mentioned in the same breathe.As for her stans STFU! Beyawnce is a liar, a cheat and only cares for herself, karma is a real bitch n she got that ass for realz lol.
*drops mic exits stage left*

Anonymous said...

No one can look at that pic above and pics of Beyonce now and say she's not bleaching her skin.

Anonymous said...

BEYONCE #1 AGAIN BUT ADELE #2. BETCHA ADELE GONNA BE #1 ONCE MORE AFTER THIS WEEK! HAHA, "KING" B CAN'T SLAY ADELE!

Anonymous said...

i'm a barbie hoe, i like to party, party, party. i'm a barbie hoe, take me to da wig stow. i'm a barbie hoe, hoe, hoe, hoe, smack dat hoe, i'ma hoe a hoe a hoe...........

Anonymous said...

I wish a buncha celebs would do sumthin really stupid RIGHT NOW cuz I'm thirsty for new posts. It's slow news day on other blogs too. Don't make me havta to get a life outside the internets!

Anonymous said...

Chile pleeze, MJ shitted on black folks for years, everyone knew it,mofo turned Black when those molestation charges came about

All of the sudden, he got name brand negroes all in his videos (remember the time,jam,in the closet)

Like Smokey Robinson said, he lost his way

Even Quincy Jones said Michael wanted to be white


No one can EVER accuse Bey Bey of that, Never

Anonymous said...

^^^Smokey never said that and old SENILE Quincy has no room to talk, since he stuck his nasty dick in nothing but WHITE pussy...that's of course when he wasn't fantasizing about fucking Tupac, MJ, Will Smith, Tevin Campbell...you know the rest


MJ did NOT shit on black folks, he shit on himself. He donated HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of $$ to black charities, supported black causes, showed up to the NAACP, SOUL TRAIN, UNCF functions religiously so FUCK YOU and Beywannabewhite

BEYSTEALIN STANS LOVE TO RE-WRITE HISTORY said...

FYI: Remember the Time, Jam & In The Closet were released BEFORE the allegations were made against Michael Jackson in 1993

and let's not forget "The Way You Make Me Feel"(1987) "Bad" (1987) and tons of other videos MJ released that were FULL OF BLACK FOLKS

Anonymous said...

Someone help me out here please. Why are there so many comments about Jay-Z being involved in this? I didn't see his name anywhere in the post. Someone let me in on the connection please. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:30 Ok I havent missed anything you are one of those focusing on shyt that was never proved. He did not want to be white he was indirectly forced to bleach because the makeup wasnt helpin. Even if he did nobody can fuckin blame him andfor the record beyonce is a whore the bleaching is evident but u dont c any difference she wishes she were born latina which is why she look like shakira right now... bitch plz wesley snipes, iman, eddie murphy n countless others thank him for making their asses relevent including tyra he gave alot of blacks there first jobs that is the fuckin point. This man went to third world countries helpin lil black ethiopians matter fact everywhere he went he made sure those dam shelters in hospitals were clean so that all the sick dying kids could get the help they needed if they did not he would not perform and they did its been documented! N dont nobody care about QJ nasty ass why u shytin on MJ memory talk about that known molester R Kelly. I am suprised MJ hadnt killed himself cuz in that situation I sure as hell wouldve look at what the fuck his only family put him through. I wouldnt wanna be black either especially growning up performing in places hearin people say shyt that was good for a colored group that shyt fucks with your head. Trust me I know I went through a phase were I wished I was lighter skinned tone because even the I knew something was different it is now. U not right unless your white thats the way it is only now I dont give a dam. Some people are just stronger than others and he was a very sensitive man. Then with don kings bamma ass tellin him he was not shit but a nigga... man plzzz u get the game fucked up if you think you can critize the man for being pale. At least he wasnt eating people n puttin them in a goddam freezer! Fuckin his own cousin or bombing people all things real white folks are known for doin but yet they have to continue to feel they are superior to everyone whatever he was black were it counted.

Bee Gee said...

What dafukup with the photoshopped pic? Beyonce looks like a black woman up there.

Anonymous said...

its just the beginning of her fall,if matty can't get money neither will the family!!!

Anonymous said...

@6:36 That had to be the dumbest comment on here. MJ BEEN a legend..........that's like arguing about whether shit stank. No arguments, we already know the answer.

Anonymous said...

@Bee Gee - probly an old pic.

Anonymous said...

that pic from her sasha fierce days.

Anonymous said...

Report: Ciara Joins L.A. Reid Headed Epic

Despite boasting potential by the bucketload, Ciara’s last few projects have been chart disasters. Indeed, so poorly did the singer’s recent ‘Basic Instinct’ LP perform, she subsequently severed ties with longtime label Jive.

However, in what looks like a dramatic turn of events, the 25 year old is reportedly headed back to the Sony Music family, this time under the umbrella of subsidiary label – Epic Records.

According to Billboard, the ‘Ride’ singer will reunite with the very man who signed her back in 2003 – Epic’s new head L.A. Reid. There, it is reported, she will serve as a priority for the newly restructured label.

A restructure, which insiders say includes Reid once again taking the reign of Usher’s career, and potentially bringing over Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez from his old stomping ground – Universal Music/Def Jam. (Though he’s been an instrumental figure in both ladies projects, a Lopez move would be particularly noteworthy. After all, he signed her to Def Jam from Epic just six months before his departure this April).

As for Ciara, should this prove accurate, this could be the spark her career has been in need of – since, at least, 2009. For, Reid’s great ear for hits and his firm business hand have seen him ascend to the ‘industry great’ status he enjoys now. However, it’d be silly to ignore his many mishaps over the years – particularly with acts he’s been handed as pet projects in the vein of Ciara (see: Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and co). Still, a lifeline is a lifeline. We can only hope the one Epic and Reid seem to have extended to Ms. Harris proves to be a fruitful one.

http://thatgrapejuice.net/2011/07/report-ciara-joins-la-reid-headed-epic/#more-40228

Anonymous said...

This family is plagued by lawsuits, thievery and dishonesty!

Anonymous said...

Finally this family is beginning to crumble,Pimp Matty knows Jay is fucking up his daughters career, and there is nothing he can do about it, Matthew knew from the beginning Jay is with Beyonce for her money or else he would have left her long time ago,Matthew also knows Jay has a lot of dirt on him including his child he fathered or the real story of what happened to destiny child, is Kelly is real daughter,etc if Matthews is now fighting for Beyonce money,things will start getting interesting as much as Beyonce has been tight lipped about her life,if Matthew cant get hold of her funds no doubt will sell her out to THE MEDIA.so much for this PERFECT FAMILY LIFE, BEYONCE HAD THE GAUL TO CRITICIZE MICHAEL JACKSON ...KARMA IS SO SWEET

Anonymous said...

More evidence if you need it that Beyonce career is failing, Pimp Matty is obviously losing money, while Jay is managing Beyonce thats why he is insisting they make a Destiny Child reunion Album, Pimp MATTY IS ANGRY THAT BEYONCE HAS HAD TO USE UP ALL THE MONEY SHE EARNED TO STAY RELEVANT IT MUST BE REALLY BAD FOR PIMP MATTY TO MAKE A COMMENT IN THE PRESS, I THOUGHT THIS FAMILY WAS UNTOUCHABLE

Anonymous said...

At the moment most of the low budget festivals, Beyonce has attended has been arranged by Chris Martin from Coldplay Beyonce being the parasite that she is has just managed to swaggerjack the crowd to make it appear she is relevant most concerts are attended by white people, her most recent concert in Scotland half the people looked bored, or were completely drunk, Beyonce dare not sing any new songs as most of the people wouldn't have heard them, so she sings songs that are familiar to them but just using her own swaggerjacked version

Anonymous said...

Sorry im a bit confused about this story TMZ reports that Beyonce fired Matthew two months ago, because he stole money from her most recent concert

Hottestestchickinthegame said...

@ 11:50 you sound stupid! Obviously you have never had enough to have had anything stolen from you! And there is no such thing as having more "money than you can spend". Any amount of money can be gone in 1 transaction OR slowly stolen away by people you trust over a period of time. I bet a judge would not see things your way if he were to be prosecuted by her law firm!

He has made more than enough money off of her YEARS ago to pay back any money he invested in her on her way to the top so he is just a greedy bastard that has been caught yet again with his hand in the cookie jar!

And he isn't the only one responsible for her success! There is a huge team of people making Beyonce who she is, herself included!

Anonymous said...

Serves Beyonce right, she is a devil worshipper, the devil she worships is called MONEY which is her god

Anonymous said...

@ Hottest...

Beyonce's law firm could not prosecute Matthew if they wanted to. Beyonce would have to agree to his prosecution by firt pressing charges. It's been two months, according to TMZ, and no charges have been filed. The only one taking legal action is Matthew.

Anonymous said...

8:11,8:14,8:18 AND 9:10 BEYONCE,SOLANGE AND KELLY! IS THAT REALLY YA'LL AZZES UP IN HERE SCREAMING THAT DADDY K BULLSHYT!? GTFOH WITH THAT BULLSH*T. #HAVEMANYSEATS AND DNT FORGET TO CATCH A MAJOR CASE OF STFU!

Anonymous said...

LMFAOOOOOO. the stans are upset about old Matty stealing.
Yet these same stans don't give a shit when Beyfuck steals, and boy has she stolen.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks it's not only Matty having financial problems.....in time Beyonce will be declaring financial worries also. Wait till the IRS catch up with her and JayZ the shit will truly hit the fans. Can't wait.
She has been a liar, cheater and stealer for way to long.

Anonymous said...

No one feels sorry for beyonce, some even think it's funny and well-deserved and hope she gets more public humiliation,
The STANS can thank themselves for no one caring about beyonce's well-being, the STANS made her so sickening that people are happy to see her falling down. Several other celebs got robbed by their parents and the public was like "how sad" but for beyonce it's HA HA HA and F*CK HER.
You did it to her STANS

nba is fixed said...

Someone said that Beyonce's album has not gone gold yet. Is this true?

Chaotic Episodes said...

Why is everyone so shocked ? Ya'll know the saying " There is no honor among thieves "

The Real Fedup said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Like Father...like daugther! Both liers! They both steal from folks and each other. THIS IS NOTHING NEW!

Anonymous said...

I would like to get Beyonce tax returns for 2011 and compare them to the HATERS tax returns? LOL!

Anonymous said...

Why not compare your own tax return to hers? I bet that would be a big laugh as well. That is the best you can do is speak of the money YOU ALL helped her to get?

Anonymous said...

Wow, less and less people are commenting on bey's post. She has definitely lost her edge, and normal people are so tired of her.. *Yawns*

Anonymous said...

@5;22 8:36 If you STUPID stans could comprehend what you're reading the comment was about bey and JayZ CHEATING the IRS, not what about what they make.
It's the stans that always bring up her $ worth and somehow imagine it's their own. SMH

Anonymous said...

In what will be sure to come as good news to Team Beyonce, her album ‘4′ remains atop the Billboard 200 in its second week of release, despite surfacing online months ago.

It is the only Beyonce album to do so without the aid of a #1 single in the week of its debut.

Find out more below…


With 115,000 units sold, it is the highest selling album in the US this considerably quiet chart week,which saw Lloyd enter it at #10 with 26,000 units sold.

With ‘Best Thing I Never Had‘ making its way steadily up the charts, it would be no surprise if ‘4′ gains an extra pair of legs to help it run the race it needs to run to become one of her most commercially successful albums.

http://thatgrapejuice.net/2011/07/beyonce-remains-1-week-4/#comments

Anonymous said...

According to Billboard.com, here is the scoop:

Adele, Katy Perry Rule Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

With 2011 half-over, Adele‘s “21″ and Katy Perry‘s “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West), reign as the year’s biggest selling album and digital song in the U.S., respectively — shifting 2,517,000 and 4,120,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“21″ has moved 2,517,000 copies in the U.S. since its release on Feb. 22 — through the week ending July 3, the mid-point of the tracking year. It’s the only album to have sold more than 2 million in 2011, and one of only two to surpass 1 million. The second is Lady Gaga‘s “Born This Way,” which has moved 1,540,000. (72% of that total was shifted in its debut week, when it started with 1,108,000 — making it only the 17th album to sell a million in one week since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.)

Anonymous said...

@12:05pm
Now them ass numbers are what I call a HIT!!!!!!

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