Beyonce Tells Tweet Queen Sis Solange: ‘I Don’t Understand Twitter. Just Call Me!’

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Promoting her upcoming tour and new thriller, Obsessed with Idris Elba and Ali Larter, Beyonce sat down with the AP for a Q&A about Etta James and Twitter.

Dubbing her Twitterholic sister Solange Knowles “the Twitter Queen”, the singer-actress says she’s just too old for the new social network.

“She told me about the twittering, but I don’t get it, I feel like I’m getting really old,” Beyonce said of her sister’s constant tweets. “I’m like, what? I don’t understand. Just call me.”

In addition to dishing on her tour (“I’ll work until my feet are blistered!”) and her new movie, where she plays a woman fighting to keep an obsessed woman away from her family (“You have to fight in your relationships!”), Beyonce also commented on Etta James’ harsh remarks about her inaugural ball performance of “At Last”.

“I played Etta James, so I did my research, I read her book,” she says diplomatically, “I was not at all surprised. That’s Etta. She’s hilarious!”

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GIMME FIVE: A List of Icons, Legends & Greats According to Kanye West’s Quotes

With the recent news about Chris Brown and Rihanna‘s domestic abuse drama, Kanye West spoke out in support of his former tour mate.

Not only did he call Rihanna “my baby sis,” but the Grammy-winning rapper and producer went as far as calling her “the most important artist in music.”

And while we’re on West’s loose flattery, Blindie compiled a list of his prior hyperbole relating to his musical peers:


Kanye West on Beyoncé in December 2008: “Nobody really wants to recognize that Beyoncé is a f***ing living legend and that she is just as great, if not greater, than the artists that we had in the past…that she’s probably greater than Tina Turner.”


Kanye West on Justin Timberlake in August 2007: “My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. He’s the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level — black radio, white radio…We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day.”


Kanye West on frenemy 50 Cent in January 2009: “50 is one of those rappers that I said was the end all be all of what rap what supposed to be. Like a true iconic rapper.”


Kanye West on Rihanna in February 2009: “Rihanna is so important to our culture, to pop music. I feel like she is the most important artist in music and has the most potential. Her taste level and her age … she has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time.”


Kanye West on Kanye West in November 2008: “I want to be Elvis,” he said during an acceptance speech at the American Music Awards. But days later he clarified, “I really should have thought that out more because that statement was actually really incorrect. Actually, the true statement was ‘I want to be better than Elvis.'”

Etta James Slams Beyonce For Singing Her Song ‘At Last’ And Calls Obama ‘Big Ears’

Legendary soul singer Etta James ranted about Beyonce having “no business” singing her song during the inauguration at a recent concert in Seattle. The 71 year-old singer didn’t seem to like our new President either saying:

“You guys know your President right? You know the one with the big ears? Yeah, wait a minute, he ain’t ma President. He might be yours…he ain’t ma President….but I tell ya’ that woman he has singing for him, singing ma song, she gonna get her ass whipped…..the great Beyonce…..but I can’t stand Beyonce, she has no business up there singing, singing up there on a…a big ol’…a big ol’ President day. Gonna be singing ma song that I been singing forever.”

Blindie wonders what Ms. James thought of her portrayal by “the great Beyonce” in Cadillac Records.

President Obama Admits He’s ‘Not Like Justin Timberlake’ But He’s Tried Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ Dance

President Obama mingled with hip hop stars Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Beyonce at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. after the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration” concert and John Legend caught the hip Prez on his camcorder admitting to Beyonce that he had attempted some of the dance moves from her heavily parodied video of the song “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”

“I’m not like Justin [Timberlake]” President Obama says, referring to the Saturday Night Live spoof. “I didn’t put on the outfit. …[But] I didn’t want my girls thinking that I couldn’t, you know…I got a lil something.”

Blindie loves the vogueing hand movements the President does at the end of the video, but maybe AlphaCat could teach him the rest of the moves.

Just Like Oscars, Jennifer Hudson Beats Beyonce in NAACP Award Nominations

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A grieving Jennifer Hudson leads the pack with seven NAACP Image Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday (by hottie Corbin Bleu!) in both film and music categories.

Hudson faces off with Beyonce Knowles (who is up for six awards) and Alicia Keys in the outstanding female music artist, best music video and outstanding supporting actress categories.

Hudson, who starred with Keys and Queen Latifah in The Secret Life of Bees, is nominated for her acting in the film with Keys, while Beyonce is up for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records.

The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air on Feb. 12 and will be hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.

Ga Ga: Obsessed Trailer Starring Beyonce, Ali Larter, and Idris Elba

We may have our doubts about Beyonce’s ability to carry a film, but the trailer for her new thriller Obsessed looks kind of good.

Beyonce plays the innocent wife in a plot very reminiscent of Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, as Heroes’ Ali Larter in the Glenn Close/ Rebecca DeMornay psycho role moves in on her happy family and her husband, The Wire alum Idris Elba.

And yes, there’s a catfight showdown between Beyonce and Ali! Or should we says between Sasha and Ali?! Obsessed is due out in theaters next spring!