What more can I say that the average Beyhive member hasn’t already said? Beyoncé once again proved why she’s the greatest performer that currently grace’s our presence. From the moment she steps foot on stage to when she opens her vocal cords on a microphone.
This year’s theme for the Global Citizen Festival was Mandela 100 in honor of Nelson Mandela and the legacy he left on the country during his time as president and the civil rights work he did.
Here are some quick facts about the Global Citizen Organization and the work they have done to help end global poverty and other humanitarian deeds. From their website,
- “Since 2011 Global Citizens have taken more than 13.3 million online actions across the world to place pressure on business leaders and policy makers to end extreme poverty.
- Over the past six years, these actions alongside our high-level advocacy and the tireless work of our many partners have helped secure 390 commitments and announcements.
- The commitments are valued at more than $35 billion, of which $10 billion has already been disbursed or fundraised all commitments recorded are new commitments that were announced on a Global Citizen stage or were driven in a significant way by the actions of Global Citizens, as well as our own high level advocacy efforts, conducted with partners.
- Thus far the funds have impacted the lives of 648.9 million people, and are set to affect the lives of 1.1 billion more.“
Long story short Global Citizen is doing the work. But now back to Beyoncé and her husband performance.
South Africa Hive was throwing all kinds of shade to the rest of the international hive community because usually they’re left out the fun. Especially since a report came out stating that we were only going to see the first 25 mins of her performance.
Nevertheless, Beyoncé did show out during the sets that were viewable during the streams. But after that 25 mins, Pettyoncé was like lights out dats all you getting from me.
Beyoncé also performed along with Jay-Z, Pharell, Ed Sheeran, and Tofo Tofo.
Here’s some video footage of some of the songs that she performed.
CRAZY IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/vyRIWC0r6B
— Thula Sindi (@thulasindi) December 2, 2018
Video Footage Posted by Twitter User Thula Sindi.
Formation. ???#GlobalCitizenFestivalSA #Mandela100 pic.twitter.com/Y8iRC5mf7p
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) December 2, 2018
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— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) December 2, 2018
Video Footage Posted by BeyLegion.
Not to mention the outfits she wore during her sets. Giving me Colors of the Wind realness. A full box of Crayola Crayons looking a**.
If you were able to tune in during the livestream or view the performance in person what was your favorite Beyoncé look or set? Comment down below. See you in 2019 Beyoncé or should I say Nala.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.
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