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Beyoncé('s Dad) Responds To Petition

8/24/2006 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Over 6,600 Beyoncé enthusiasts have come together to sign a petition "for the advocacy of having Ms. Beyoncé Knowles, Columbia Records, Music World Entertainment, and all other entities associated with the creative process of creating the long-form music video known as 'Deja Vu' reshoot aforementioned video immediately."

If you think Miss Knowles has a problem when a couple thousand of her "Crazy in Love" loyalists sign a statement like "this video is an underwhelming representation of the talent and quality of previous music video projects of Ms. Knowles" then you don't know her father, co-founder of (along side of Joe Simpson), Matthew Knowles.

When Papa Knowles heard that the previously mentioned petition made national headlines, he did what any good irreverant celebrity father would do ... he put out an offical "statement".

"It is apparent that there is a consistent plan by some to create chaos around Beyoncés 'B'Day' album release on September 5 in the US. First, it was a petition against the single, 'Deja Vu,' then a rumor regarding conflict between Beyoncé and Rihanna, seizures caused by the 'Ring the Alarm' video, putting out a single to compete with LeToya's album and now to add to all the ridiculous rumors, is my plan to postpone the release of her 'B'Day' album. What will be next? Beyoncé's cut off all her hair? Dyed it green? Maybe she's singing the songs in reverse with some hidden subliminal message!"

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**DING** first

2979 days ago


Please Leave Beyonce's Video alone there was nothing wrong with it. She was not dancing crazy you "fans" can not judge talent if it slaped you in the face. You cae the same people that will buy Paris Hiltons CD and thing it is good. Go back to watching American Idol and leave the real artist alone.

2979 days ago


Haha, the really cool position now is SECOND.

2979 days ago


There is nothing wrong with Beyonce's Video it is called artistic expression something these so called "fans" know nothing about. you are all the same people that would go out and buy Paris Hiltons Cd or even Mr. Spears Cd and think it sound great. Go back to watching American Idol listening to crap like Gayken.

2979 days ago

Sarina Sweezer    

That statement seemed like it was totally from an angry parent point of view and not from a professional point of view!

2979 days ago

Nico Sneako    

I dont see anything wrong with the video. I mean we can start nit picking about lots of videos. Theres just this movement in the public (alot in the black media) to tear this girl down or put her in her place. Blacks dont like the fact that Beyonce has cross over appeal and is well liked by whites, asians and hispanics they feel that Kelly(who is darker)but not nearly as talented as Beyonce is being "kept down"-I dont know who is behind this petition but Beyonce just needs to let this roll off her.

2979 days ago


One video with some of her "African" dancing was okay, but now Ms. Thang thinks we will just love it on all. It gets old after a while and now when her stupid videos come on I just change the channel.

2979 days ago


if you petitioners dont leave beyonce alone and worry about ya own miserable lives then i think that we have a problem i love beyonce for who she is and how well she has come dont knock her talent and skills because you have none.(b if you see this i hope that you blow these people off and DO YOU)!

2979 days ago


Beyonce is nothing more nor less than one of the legion of marginally talented, pre-packaged, PR driven products of the music industry. She has nothing original to offer, just more derivatives of the same tired hip-hop formula. In 5 yrs people will be asking Beyonce who??

2979 days ago

melbourne chiqa    

Beyonce's really jumped out of her comfort zone! As a result, Voi La...De JaVu! More POWER, LOVE & HONOUR 2 HER

2979 days ago

Sarina Sweezer    

Is it that she was doing African Dance that offense people
soooo much about this video?
Yes. I could see where it could have been done better,
and trust me I really do not give a f*ck
if people think i am playing the race card
but judging by the comment of # 7 .........
I wonder if that's the reason?
I wonder if these people were white people thinking she was going to be this permanently white/ negro now that she has had so much success in her cross over efforts.
If so...... you have to rember beyonce is still black
In addition, I personally think she is a down-to-earth kind of girl who will always have a need to connect with her roots regardless of what
Some have become.

2979 days ago


Beyonce is without a doubt one of the most talented female performers to come along in about 50 years. For a lot of her fans, not haters mind you, I think they're getting worried that for the past year and a half her videos are leaning more towards the "slutty" side. Or as I call it, the mainstream. No one likes to see a true artist lower themselves for the sake of popularity. It seems to imply a lack of confidence in their talent.

2979 days ago

Sarina Sweezer    

What the hell!!!!!!!!!!!

Angelina Jolie sparks casting controversy
Oscar winner to play biracial widow of slain Wall St. Journal reporter

Updated: 6:06 p.m. ET Aug 2, 2006
Aug. 2 - Mariane Pearl might be delighted to have actor Angelina Jolie depict her in an upcoming movie, but some of you are outraged.
Pearl is the tan, biracial widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, whose memoir, %u201CA Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl,%u201D will be adapted into a motion picture by Brad Pitt's production company.
The film, simply called %u201CA Mighty Heart,%u201D will tell of Pearl's experience after Islamic extremists in Pakistan abducted her husband in early 2002. A month later, his captors released a video depicting his murder. Pearl, who is reportedly of Afro Cuban/Dutch heritage, was pregnant with their son Adam at the time.
Since the news came out a few weeks ago, message boards across the Internet have been on fire, expressing harsh criticism about Jolie playing the role of Pearl. On's own boards, user chantejoy calls the very idea a "new generation of Hollywood in blackface."
%u201CWith talent such as Halle Berry, Thandie Newton and Jennifer Beals available %u2014 just to mention a few %u2014 what is Hollywood's excuse for casting a white woman this time?%u201D she asks. %u201CAnyone who has seen a photo of Mariane Pearl can tell she is a woman of color.%u201D
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2979 days ago


do we really want all videos to look alike.
her videos are fine they are just not what some are used too

2979 days ago


Why would he even care about this petition.

Yeah she sold millions of records and has fans on every corner of the Earth but didn't have a damn thing to say when confronted by Peta. You say your a grown woman Beyonce, so START speaking up for yourself and STOP relying so much on your folks.

Being your own woman is a great message to send to your young female fans.

2979 days ago
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