Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Carters Are Making Waves

One of the first in the limelight to successfully keep their relationship hush while concealing their private love life, Jay-Z and Beyonce are sought after more and more each day. From quick cute outings to performances and shopping, there's always something stirring up and gossiped about the two. While I do not promote gossip on F&F, both issues relate to my frequenting Ad posts and Magazine obsession.

Beyonce's newly released L'Oréal Paris Feria Hair Color campaign is stirring up controversy after she appears to be lightened and touched up. Although I refrain from skepticism I myself see the difference between this ad and others she appears in. However, in the industry this is all too common. J-Lo has appeared lighter in ads, as well as Halle Berry,Vanessa Williams, and Rihanna. Beyonce, who is a serious icon and role model for young girls however is walking on eggshells with this one. The ad is set to appear in upcoming issues of Elle, Allure, and Essence Magazine.

Denying all claims and false accusations, L'Oréal Paris' states:
"Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L'Oréal Paris brand since 2001.We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria's hair color." source: E!online

And her busy beau takes claim of the throne as King of Vibe's 15th Anniversary Juice Issue.

Here's a couple snippets from the issue snagged from

Jay-Z on supporting Senator Barack Obama: “What [Obama] represents is, we as a people are part of the American Dream…We were left out of the dream at a certain point. Now the dream is, you can be anything – and it’s not cliché.”

Jay-Z on Lil Wayne: “You should embrace the next generation…I think he’s really a fan of mine. I think he really loves the sh-t that I’ve done…The public has him in line next, and for me to say he’s not in line next would be foolish.”

Jay-Z’s response when asked to confirm his marriage to Beyoncé: “I just think it’s really a part of your life that you gotta keep to yourself…You have to have something sacred to you and the people around you…I shared so much of my life…I should have something to hold on to.”

Jay-Z on his tenure as President of Def Jam: “Everyone always analyzes the job that I’ve done at Def Jam…I always feel the need to justify it…If anybody in their tenure had Kanye, Rihanna, and Ne-Yo…One album for each one of them in three years is a superb job.”

Despite the paparazzi, tabloids, blog sites, and gossip rumors, I respect the Carters and don't blame them from dodging the personal questions. Not everyone kiss and tells, so why should they?

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