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Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Release Statement

NothingToSeeHere

Well THAT’S boring as hell. The BeylongeZ Situation has released a statement to the Associated Press regarding the elevator slap-fight video.

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“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,” an exclusive statement to The Associated Press said Thursday. “Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

It was reported that Jay Z took Solange “jewelry shopping” yesterday. The BeylongeZ Situation also pulled the “at the end of the day” crap…

“The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”

At the end of the day, my ass.  This family has a thing or two to learn about families and their problems. (Don’t make me use the “99 Problems But A Bitch Ain’t One” line. It’s tired and overused. Oh, who am I kidding? I love it.) In all seriousness, though, The BeylongeZ Situation must realize that a freeze-out is in order. After the nasty words are spewed (usually without a physical attack), the parties involved merely pretend the other has been vaporized. They are now INVISIBLE. Then you come down with a migraine to avoid any contact. What’s so hard about that? Soon enough, the headache goes away and it’s as if that person never existed.

Not that I would know one goddamn thing about that kind of passive-aggressive behavior. But I swear to God, if she saysare you sure you’re gonna keep that food DOWN? at a family function one more time…because I’m NOT bulimic! I just wanted her to stop clicking her fingernails on the fucking wineglass and she says THAT to me?? Oh, HELL no.

Oh. Sorry.

So yeah. BeylongeZ Situation is being handled.

Irene From The Real World Seattle Speaks About The Bitchslap Heard Around World And More Dirt

The Real World Seattle - 1998
The Real World Seattle – 1998

 

If you’re about my age, in your 30s, then you grew up with MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules as the reality shows to go to. Before this overload of ‘reality’ television, I was fascinated by what I assumed was reality.

I was convinced that I would audition for Road Rules, so I could travel; or audition for Real World, so I could be filmed ‘coming of age’. Then I realized how much more enjoyable it was to be a voyeur. Who doesn’t enjoy people watching, and learning the why and how adulthood, and social pairings? It’s fascinating stuff. By watching those early seasons of those shows, we saw young adults date, befriend, then argue, cohabitate, party, we saw them be.

In the 1998 season of the show, set in Seattle, we saw the truth. We saw that there are some realities that aren’t very glamorous, and we saw how some truths are exploited by the media for ratings. Two of the castmates, Stephen and Irene, did not get along well, and that’s putting it mildly. When Irene had reached her tipping point, and had already decided she was leaving the show, she gave her farewell to Stephen by effectively outing him on national television; Stephen retaliated by first throwing a beloved item from Irene’s childhood into the bay outside the cast’s home (the set was on a pier), and then by flagging down Irene’s vehicle before it pulled away and slapping her. This is what became known at the time as, ‘the bitchslap heard round the world’.

via MTV/The Real World/Bunim/Murray

At the time, I was shocked by both those moments. Firstly, I was horrified by the fact that Stephen was allowed to stay on the program. The way it was shown, it appears that the castmates chose to let him stay under the condition that he seek counseling for his anger issues. I agree that he needed counseling, but don’t feel he needed to stay on the show. I feel that by letting him stay on, his terrible behavior was glorified. Secondly, I was disgusted that Irene’s chose to out him, by implying that being homosexual was a laughable insult. If it was premeditated or not, it’s edited to look that way, and it is gross. Something so personal, whether true or not, should never be used to attack someone regardless of the circumstances.

Now, 15 years later, Irene wrote an article for Vulture magazine (which you can read HERE), retelling her experience on the show. I found it interesting, and worth sharing. So, give it a once over, and let me know your thoughts.

 

Did Adele Yell At Chris Brown For Being A Pouty Baby When Frank Ocean Won A Grammy?

TELL him, Girl!

Of course, no one REALLY knows what Adele was saying to Chris Brown last night at the Grammy Awards, but let’s all hope that she was reaming him a new one for being utterly disrespectful to Frank Ocean’s win by staying seated when everyone else STOOD in appreciation.

 

No Manners Brown

I’d really love to believe that Adele had some curt words to say to this asshole, but inasmuch as we also have this photo, it might just be wishful thinking for those of us who don’t care for the rude, abusive behavior that Brown continues to work (to his advantage?).

So, yeah.

What do you guys think?  Oh, and also…let’s take a moment to remember something that took place four years ago on Grammy Night, shall we?

Photo on right via TMZ

What a difference four years make, huh?  Ugh.