Beyoncé - act ii COWBOY CARTER

Shaboozey and Tanner Adell taking the momentum and running with it is what I love to see. I know there was a lot of drama between Shaboozey and Willie Jones over Shaboozey getting a ton of hype, but I really just think it's down to him (and Tanner) making sure he's not wasting the platform he was given.

I don't mean to be that person, but Willie's issue with Shaboozey wasn't him "getting a ton of hype". His issue was with Shaboozey's imagery containing a lot of white people and no POCs (mostly talking about that video for A Bar Song). Since, that has been an actual issue in country music. I think there was a twitter thread by Andrea Williams.

I do agree though, that Shaboozey was able to use the hype and truly run with it. I just don't think making Willie Jones out to be some petty person who couldn't stand Shaboozey getting popular seems fair
 
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I don't mean to be that person, but Willie's issue with Shaboozey wasn't him "getting a ton of hype". His issue was with Shaboozey's imagery containing a lot of white people and no POCs (mostly talking about that video for A Bar Song). Since, that has been an actual issue in country music. I think there was a twitter thread by Andrea Williams.

I do agree though, that Shaboozey was able to use the hype and truly run with it. I just don't think making Willie Jones out to be some petty person who couldn't stand Shaboozey getting popular seems fair

I’ve seen the article (and I don’t disagree!). From what I was seeing, it definitely was a bit of that from his initial comments unfolding on Twitter and his Instagram comments. He was talking about nobody supporting his releases… when he hasn’t released anything since Cowboy Carter dropped except for a live EP. And at that point likes were still public and I definitely saw what he had in there dd. I think both things can be true and he can be a bit upset and jealous and also have a valid critique about representation (which is obviously why Shaboozey’s BET performance served as a reply back; once again, he’s on the ball)
 
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I'm shocked she's seemingly really entertaining a Vegas run? I thought she would have given up on it after The Sphere fell through



Beyoncé won’t be saddling up to perform at the Sphere in Las Vegas after negotiations broke down — but she may ride into another Sin City venue, The Post has learned.

The superstar singer, whose latest album Cowboy Carter has gone platinum, had been in talks for months with the James Dolan-owned state-of-the-art venue, but the sticking point turned out to be Beyoncé’s demand for the Sphere to go dark for two weeks so that she can rehearse, sources close to the situation said.

The $2.3 billion arena, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary, has four daily showings of the immersive film “Postcards from Earth” — with ticket prices starting at $104.

Shuttering the 20,000-seat Sphere for 14 days for rehearsal time would be a significant revenue hit, sources said.

Her team was also reportedly asking for about $10 million to produce the diva’s high-tech stage show — roughly the same amount of money the Sphere paid U2 to put on its spectacle, as The Post previously reported.

Beyoncé, who finished her “Renaissance” tour last September, is now speaking to rival MGM about a possible residency of roughly 100 shows over four years, the sources added.

There were no details on on how much Beyoncé would get paid for the residency at MGM.

The Post reached out to Beyoncé and MGM for comment.

A Sphere spokesman told The Post on Thursday: “We do not comment on any artists performing at Sphere except for those who have been announced.”

The breakdown in the Sphere talks comes after the “Single Ladies” singer’s manager-mom, Tina Knowles, as well as Bey’s husband, Jay-Z, took separate tours of the Sphere last year, as The Post exclusively reported.

Beyoncé buzz peaked again in February when Verizon released a Super Bowl ad showing the singer sitting on a metallic horse on top of the LED-covered, orb-shaped venue.

The Sphere currently has Dead & Company booked for the summer before the Eagles begin a residency in September that runs through the end of the year.
 
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I'm intrigued by what a Beyoncé show at the sphere would have looked like, because honestly it seems tailor made for the geriatric rock bands. The venue is all about the visuals, so it seems best suited for acts who you don't really need to be looking at when they perform.
 
The longer I live with the album, the more inclined I am to agree with her statement about this being her best music.

I’m still gagged at the Bohemian Rhapsody harmonies in the chorus of American Requiem. The two covers are absolutely perfect interpretations/elevations. Ya Ya is electric and a Super Saiyan version of the B-Day sound. Bodyguard! II Hands II Heaven! Tyrant! Protector! Daughter!!

The album is enough for me on its own (well, the stunning photoshoot also enriched the experience). And its initial impact cannot be denied. But I do hope that there’s something else lined up to further embed the album in the public consciousness. Bodyguard, at the very least, not getting some kind of push is just insane to me.

It’s obviously a conscious choice at this point. Which I don’t understand for an artist who’s clearly got her sights set on being the best there ever was. It’s not just about the visuals. Big memorable singles are just as significant to legacy as groundbreaking albums - I mean, I’m stating the obvious here…

If things really did go wrong with the visuals for Renaissance (which some rumours seemed to suggest) then what’s the excuse for this albums lack of visuals or performances? She’s had years to work on them. And if there is a tour planned, then where’s the clever marketing to keep the conversation going until the announcement?

Do we still have anyone in the know on here?
 
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If things really did go wrong with the visuals for Renaissance (which some rumours seemed to suggest) then what’s the excuse for this albums lack of visuals

The visuals for Cowboy Carter and Renaissance are connected/more than likely the same film. And we know she was planning a summer Vegas residency for this album at The Sphere rather than a tour, which seemingly fell through, so there's also that. I don't think she'll be announcing a tour until the end of this year, since she's said she tries to schedule around her children's school year so they can travel with her.
 
If she does wind up doing a residency, I do hope it’s at The Sphere. Their reluctancy to meet her “demands” seems incredibly shortsighted in the long term. She’s the perfect artist to take advantage of that kind of unique venue.
 
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