She returns with her new album "Renaissance": who is Beyoncé?
© Myung Chun/Los Angeles Times/Shu/Sipa L’Antisèche - she returns with her album "Renaissance", but who is Beyoncé? Every day, the JDD's antisèche answers a question that is not so stupid as that, to better understand the news. Renaissance, here is the name of Beyoncé's new album, released this Friday. A seventh opus eagerly awaited by fans of "Queen B", after six years of absence. But who is it? Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is a singer, composer, actress and dancer born in Texas.
© Robert Gauthier/Getty Images Beyoncé accepts the award for best R&B performance at the Grammys on March 14, 2021. Robert Gauthier/Getty Images
- Beyoncé said she'd change a lyric in her song "Heated" from her new album, "Renaissance."
- Its use of a word — which was changed in a Lizzo song in June — prompted backlash.
- A representative for Beyoncé told Insider the word was "not used intentionally in a harmful way."
Beyoncé confirmed she would remove a lyric from a track on her new album, "Renaissance," after disability charities and activists called it "ableist" and "offensive."
Fans and activists criticized the use of the word "spaz" in the song "Heated." The word has been used to refer in a derogatory way to people with disabilities, especially people with cerebral palsy. In African American Vernacular English, a dialect of English created and used in Black communities, the word means to "go crazy" or "fight."
Diane Warren Apologizes for “Misunderstanding” After Questioning Number of Songwriters on Beyonce Album
Diane Warren has issued an apology after facing criticism for her tweets that seemingly called out the songwriting credits listed on Beyoncé’s seventh studio album Renaissance. In a tweet shared Monday, Warren posed the question, “How can there be 24 writers on a song?” alongside an eye-rolling emoji. Warren then followed up with another tweet: “This isn’t meant as shade, I’m just curious.
Elon Musk vacationed on a superyacht off the coast of Greece. Here's a closer look at the luxurious boat, which rents for over $7,000 per day.
- Elon Musk was spotted relaxing aboard a superyacht in Mykonos, Greece.
- The 24-meter luxury vessel, named Zeus, can be chartered for over $7,000 a day.
- Musk is famously anti-vacation, but he seemed to make an exception for a day lounging on the yacht.
Elon Musk doesn't vacation often, but when he does, he does it in style.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO — who's currently embroiled in a battle over the future of Twitter — was spotted Sunday aboard a luxury yacht in Mykonos, Greece. Joined by a group of friends that included Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and his fashion-designer wife, Sarah Staudinger, Musk spent the day swimming, sunning himself, drinking cocktails, and even getting hosed down by Emanuel.
Beyoncé Appears to Remove Kelis Sample From Renaissance Album Amid Controversy
Beyoncé has seemingly removed an interpolation of "Milkshake" from Renaissance on several streaming services amid criticism from Kelis, who said she was never informed about the sample.Days after Kelis publicly called out the "Break My Soul" singer and producer Pharrell Williams for allegedly not telling her an interpolation of her 2003 single would be used on "Energy," the fifth song off Beyoncé's new LP, Rolling Stone reported that the controversial sampling has been removed from some music streaming services.
"Haha damn, maybe I should take off my shirt more often," Musk tweeted Tuesday after the photos went viral, adding that he was "already back in the factory."
While Musk famously owns a $70 million private jet, he hasn't sprung for a yacht of his own (unlike his space rival, Jeff Bezos). Instead, the group chartered the vessel — called Zeus — from SamBoat, a European online boat-rental firm that operates in Greece, Croatia, and Spain, and has plans to expand to the US.
Here's a peek inside the luxurious superyacht, which rents for over $7,000 a day.
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Zeus is a 24-meter yacht, which is equivalent to about 79 feet. Renting the vessel starts at $7,171.
The yacht has capacity for 20 people and is intended for full-day excursions.
A skipper is included with the rental — the skipper serves as your captain during your trip.
... or lounge with a cocktail on the rear deck.
If guests need a break from the sun, there's room to sit down for a meal inside. And if anyone needs a nap, there are four berths onboard that can sleep up to eight people.
And for anyone looking to explore the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, there's snorkeling gear onboard.
In a statement to Insider, a representative for the Grammy-winning singer said the lyric would be changed.
Beyonce Removes Kelis 'Milkshake' Sample From 'Energy' Following Theft Allegations
Beyonce's 'Renaissance' album is not getting some lyrics changed, but whole tracks re-worked as well.Beyoncé has reportedly removed a sampled interpolation of Kelis' song "Milkshake" from her song "Energy" after Kelis called her out for "theft," according to The Hollywood Reporter. It appears that the sample has been removed from the tracks available on Tidal and Apple.
"The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced," the statement said.
In June, Lizzo apologized and rereleased the song "Grrrls" with new lyrics after she received backlash for including the same word in the song.
Some people questioned whether Beyoncé saw the backlash to Lizzo two months earlier.
Hannah Diviney, a disability advocate, wrote in an opinion article in The Guardian that Beyoncé's status as a culturally significant singer "doesn't excuse her use of ableist language."
"I'm so tired. Disabled people deserve better. I don't want to have this conversation again," she wrote.
Warren Kirwan, a media manager at the UK disability equality charity Scope, told Insider that removing the word matters because the use of the word can reinforce negative attitudes toward people with disabilities
A survey of 4,015 adults with disabilities in England and Wales conducted in May and June by Scope and Opinium Research found that about nine out of 10 respondents who reported having experienced negative attitudes and behaviors said it had a personal impact on them.
Twitter Is So Mad At Beyoncé For Using This ‘Ableist Slur’ On Her New Song—So Now She’s Removing It
In the days since Beyoncé released her long-awaited seventh album, Renaissance, it’s been trending on Twitter for a number of reasons. While the disco-infused pop record is being praised by many for its hedonistic lyricism and upbeat, danceable melodies, other social media users are finding two of Beyoncé’s lyrical and musical decisions to be “problematic” and “offensive.” Firstly, on the LP’s eleventh track, “Heated” (co-written by Beyoncé, Drake, and others), its initial lyrics featured the use of the word, “spaz,” which many disability advocates and activists deemed an “ableist slur” on Twitter soon after the album release.
"It's appalling that one of the world's biggest stars has chosen to include this deeply offensive term," Kirwan said.
"Just weeks ago, Lizzo received a huge backlash from fans who felt hurt and let down after she used the same abhorrent language. Thankfully she did the right thing and rerecorded the song. It's hard to believe that could have gone unnoticed by Beyoncé's team."
Kirwan added: "Words matter because they reinforce the negative attitudes disabled people face every day and which impact on every aspect of disabled people's lives. Beyoncé has long been a champion of inclusivity and equality, so we'd urge her to remove this offensive lyric."
Another UK disability charity, Sense, tweeted that it was "disappointing" to see another artist using the word after the incident with Lizzo.
"Hoping Beyonce follows Lizzo's example and changes the track," the organization said. "We need more education to improve awareness of disability."
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Beyoncé Cuffs It (Her Seventh No. 1 Album) With Renaissance .
Plus her eight No. 1 song as a soloist with “Break My Soul.”Original story published August 8 follows.