MATTHEWS KNOWLES SAYS BEYONCE AND SOLANGE 'PRACTICED FAILURE': Mathew Knowles took to social media to reveal that Beyonce and Solange practiced failure when they were young. He said, “One thing I taught Beyoncé and Solange was to practice failure. We would practice how they’d respond if their microphone got cut off, if their shoes broke on stage, if the wrong song got queued in their performance set. Anything can happen…” He continued, “..and they were always prepared to have a response! I would like for you to consider the same lesson. Whether you’re a performer or artist, or an entrepreneur or professional, practice how you’ll respond in the event you fail. It’s a skill that can and should be developed!”
HOUSTON SHOW BOOKER PLANS TO SUE CHRIS BROWN AFTER HE WAS PAID $1.1 MILLION FOR A BENEFIT CONCERT AND DIDN'T SHOW UP: Houston activist LeJuan Bailey is planning to sue Chris Brown for $1.1 million after he decided not to perform at a benefit at the last minute during the soundcheck for the show. He was supposed to perform at a benefit on March 19th to aid in acquiring donations for Texans who were adversely affected by Hurricane Ida. She stated that she reached out to his team repeatedly but her attempts to resolve the matter were ignored.Bailey stated that she honored all of the singer's requests including chartering a private jet for him to travel to Texas. She said, “I acted in good faith and sponsored this concert out of love and respect for residents in need. I am appalled that Chris Brown refused to refund my money for a show he did not appear to after we announced and sold tickets”. She added that the cancellation subsequently left her with “a lot of hardship and she believes “Chris Brown’s actions are parallel to pure theft.” She added, “He has the unmitigated gall to take my money, stand up the residents of Houston then return to the city to perform on August 17th. My message to Chris Brown: we will not sit back and allow you to disrespect the victims of Hurricane Ida and Nicholas in need.” She hopes Chris Brown will refund the money she spent on his travel and accommodations.
KELLY ROWLAND REACTS TO VIRAL CLIP OF TWO BLACK CHILDREN SEEMINGLY BEING IGNORED BY A CHARACTER AT SESAME PLACE: Kelly Rowland took to Instagram to react to a video shared by a mom of her two daughters at Sesame Place. In the video the girls can be seen awaiting a Sesame character who’s seen in the background hugging and high-fiving other children and adults. The character then approaches the two young girls, and then seemingly waves them off, denying them a high five or a hug. Rowland wrote, “Okay, so, had that been me, that would parade would’ve been in flames. Are you serious? You not gonna speak to my child?” She continued, “And did you see that baby’s face at the end, the little one with the pink on? She deserves an explanation. Hello?” The mother of the two children, posted the video and explained what happened, saying, “I’m going to keep posting this, because this had me hot. We were on our way out of sesame place and the kids wanted to stop to see the characters. THIS DISGUSTING person blatantly told our kids NO then proceeded to hug the little white girl next to us!” She added, “Then when I went to complain about it, they looking at me like I’m crazy. I asked the lady who the character was and I wanted to see a supervisor and she told me SHE DIDNT KNOW !! I will never step foot in @sesameplace ever again!”
OMARION SUGGESTS THAT HIS SOUND WAS SABOTAGED DURING THE VERZUZ BATTLE: During a a radio interview, Omarion suggested that Mario sabotaged his sound during their Verzuz battle. The singer said, “… Mario's people were representing the sound in the beginning. So, you know, there could have been some level of sabotage there.” Mario responded, “This guy man! How can someone sabotage your vocal chords bro?!” He added, “Stop smoking bruv! That's it fam! Some artists can't do that! You not one of them. You had them watermelon seeds stuck in your wind pipes laughing emoji.”