Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Beyonce Pens the Forward to New Prince Book


Pop star Beyonce writes the forward for a new photography book about Prince...

Actress Yara Shahidi's father, Afshin Shahidi, chronicles his 20 year-friendship with Prince through pictures and words in his new book 'Prince: A Private View.'

Shahidi announced the project on Instagram this week.



Prince: A Private View will be available Oct. 17.

36 comments:

Anika Kelly said...
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NICE TRY! said...

A strategic move, to shift the negative Vibe the Prince Estate has toward Jay Z regarding the current law suit they launched over Princes music

Beyonce is being used by Jay to Dazzle the Estate with Celebrity Star power.

Unfortunatley Beyonce lost her WOW power years ago, its now long faded. Replaced with universal disgust in her over the top entitled ways. Bluegate, aka Babygate was the last straw as far as public perception of her image.

The Prince estate law suit against Jay Z will continue, whats worse is Live Nation has been included in the law suit, this makes the umpteen time Jay has has gotten his Label dragged into a law suit.At this point Im sure they will have tour managers standing over his death bed demanding a performance!

Anonymous said...

she is the heir apparent to our Black legends..Michael and Prince.

We love you,Bey.

Anonymous said...

^^^Speak for yourself. She is no way near the same league as Prince or Michael; but I take specific issue with trying to compare her to Prince.

Prince was a true artist. He wrote, arranged, composed, performed and played instruments on all of his work. ORIGINAL WORK. This man had his own full service recording studios, which he opened to other artists to develop and foster their talent. He FOUGHT the recording industry for rights to HIS OWN work. He trailblazed new avenues by which to have his work released to the world on his own terms.

He was an original.

Beyonce is NONE of that. She has merely shook, popped and horse stomped her way into the public eye and culture. Can she sing? Yeah, ok. But has she had & will she have the same impact on the music world and the universe of music and man the way Prince had, has & will?

NO. She is a merely beneficiary of his talent and vision, but she is no heir apparent and there simply is no comparison.

Anonymous said...

why? there are so many other real musicians who could have done this. All she can do is show up and sing words someone else wrote... and then have them ran through a machine so it will not sound like a dead cat.

Anonymous said...

//_end thread

Anonymous said...

@8:17 Yvette CUT... IT..... OUT

WHO IS WE, WHY DO YOU INSIST ON COMING ON RWS AND TRYING TO INCLUDE US IN YOUR FAIRYTALES.

NO........WE......DONT

KICK ROCKS, GO WASH BEYONCES CRUSTY ONESIE AND YELLOW STAINED DRAWS!!!!

Anonymous said...

So, Janelle Monae is dead? Where is she? She should have been writing the foreword. SHE WAS HIS FUCKING PROTÉGÉ! Beyonce sit yo ass DOWN!

Anonymous said...

@9:17

The Irani fellow just wanted some hype for his book so he got Beyodel to write something in it. No biggie.

Anonymous said...

She can barely articulate a coherent thought, but she is going to write an excerpt for a book. Oh ok.

Anonymous said...

Fake songwriter, fake foreword writer, fake star.

100% LIAR.

THAT'S BEYONCE FOR YOU.

Anonymous said...

BEYONCE = THE NEXT LATOYA JACKSON

Anonymous said...

WHAT. IN. THE. UNHOLY. HELL.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:30 am also the long standing rumor is that Prince tried to work with Beyonce at one point encourage her to start playing instrustments and tried to teach her how to read music, but he gave up because of her lack of focus could barely read. Prince was a unique person. He is mised. Beyonce will never be on the level of a Prince or Michael simply because nothing she has done in music has been revolutionary. THe only thing Bey/her camp has done is been social media savvy and capitalized on colotrstuck coons.

Anonymous said...

Have any of ya’ll read this post below:
Jay-Z Lashes Out at Prince Estate on '4:44' Song 'Caught Their Eyes'
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jay-z-lashes-out-at-prince-estate-on-caught-their-eye-w490543

Let me give you a few lyrics:

"I sat down with Prince, eye to eye / He told me his wishes before he died,"

"Now, Londell McMillan, he must be color blind / They only see green from them purple eyes,"

"This guy had 'Slave' on his face / You think he wanted the masters with his masters?, "You greedy bastards sold tickets to walk through his house / I'm surprised you ain't auction off the casket."
¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬
Now the comments:

*The real story. He's no longer going to get his hands on Prince's money. Sorry, J. You and your wife will have to find some other estate to get your paws on. Glad to see someone letting you both know you're really not that important.
*Jay Z is just salty because he thought he would be the one to control Prince's catalogue once they killed him and he's mad he doesn't have control over Prince's masters! Everyone knows Prince decided to re-sign with WB and now the estate is continuing what Prince started before he died, Go sit down Jay Z, whinning like a B! Move on Jay Z and worry about owning your own Sh*t!


Anonymous said...

Who knew Yara's dad was in with Prince like that? How long did it take him to come up with this payday? Lastly, Beyonce writing the foreword is just more proof that she has a master team behind her that's responsible for her superstardom. They've always gotten her in where she needs to be. Her being chosen to write this makes absolutely no sense, but again, her team.

Anonymous said...

Prince loved Beyonce

Anonymous said...

The same obsessed Beyonce stan is ALWAYS in her posts writing out thesis and shit. Get help psycho!

Anonymous said...

@8:30 EXACTLY!!!!

Also when organizers approached Bey about performing with Prince for the 2003 Grammy's
Her initial answer was "NO"...

The nerve of this Heffa!!!!
Who says "No" to Prince ???

They had to get her to warm up to the idea.
Talk about arrogant....
She was JUST beginning to blow up as a solo artist BUT Prince was a world wide known Legend in music.

His / their performance helped to put him back on the map in terms of mainstream exposure and ultimately helped to launch his money making musicology album / your.

In regards to her writing the forward...
So what.
It's not like she actually wrote it folks.


Anonymous said...

@8:17. Now, tell another lie. Cannot stand the her.

Anonymous said...

@1:21 PM Oh rest assured we know that. Based upon her speaking skills, it's an accomplishment for her to write her name.

Anonymous said...

She's going to need a GHOSTWRITER for that. Bitch can't even speak AND that heir apparent shit~~~~~ CRICKETS

Anonymous said...

You do know Prince gave him permission to publish his photos, hence, why he has already published one photo book (Prince in Hawaii), post photos on his website and instagram, etc. And for the haters, he was the cinematographer on the "End of the Road" video Prince's sister released as a tribute to her brother. One more thing to make your head spin, Yara's photo is still in Prince's Paisley Park office. In other words, fuck off.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Queen Bey!!

FYI said...

@3:50 You did not receive exclusive non-Binding rights to all Prince Photography

You did not ask for persmission from the Estate for this Book

You did not even mention Princes famliy, or the Estate in your social media post BUT YOU MENTION BEYONCE.



Nope, your piture is no longer on that wall

IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR ALREADY FUCKED, BYAAATCH!

Anonymous said...

Beyonce looks like she is 40 years older than Prince in those pics above... and way manlier.

Anonymous said...

I was going to buy this book, but since Beyonce is sticking her dragqueen-looking be-wigged head into the project like the desperate famewhore that she is, I changed my mind.

Anonymous said...

What?

I don't think Beyonce can even recite the entire English alphabet!

Does she even have more than a dozen words in her vocabulary?

Anonymous said...

She always ends up shining.

Anonymous said...

Beyonce? She will end up shining shoes...

Anonymous said...

^^^Bye Farrah!!

Anonymous said...

Has to be pickcha this bitch cant spell or speak

Anonymous said...

This is in keeping with Prince's support for the mentally-challenged and mentally-handicapped...

...like Bey! ;-)

Anonymous said...

#boss moves

Anonymous said...

Damn! Beyonce looks hella old.

Anonymous said...

I hope Tila Tequila writes the foreword for a book on Beyonce (even if Beyonce does not deserve a book, as she has not made any significant contribution at all to music and entertainment in general).

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