Newsic Music March 26th-April 6th: Beyonce, Adele, Rihanna

This week, Beyonce joined the rest of us in 2012, Adele talked up how much she loves Bey-Bey, and Rihanna decided to cast herself in a nonexistent film. Speaking of acting, songstress Mary J. Blige shot a Burger King commercial, but it didn’t exactly go well. Check out what’s been making the rounds in the pop world this week.

Beyonce. | Photo by Jen Keys via Wikimedia Commons

Beyonce Launches New Tumblr Site, Joins Twitter

Beyonce is joining the 21st century and entering the world of social networking. The singer joined Twitter last Thursday to announce the launch of a new Tumblr site that features personal vacation photos, silly Halloween snaps, and tons of family shots featuring Blue Ivy. A video on the site also puts to rest the theories behind her baby’s name, showing a pregnant Bey walking past a blue ivy tree.

Adele Calls for Beyonce Collab, Talks Next Single

Meanwhile, Adele has been one of Bey’s biggest fans for years, telling a French radio station that she would love to sing with the “Love on Top” songstress. Adele also promised a new single before the end of the year—a track the BCC speculates could be the theme song to November’s upcoming James Bond film.

Rihanna Wants to Play Whitney Houston

Rihanna recently told the U.K. Press Association that she would “give her entire life” to play the late Whitney Houston in a biopic. It is unconfirmed if such a project is in development. Nevertheless, Rihanna is testing out her acting chops in the upcoming Battleship, due out later this year.

Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige. | Photo by Donna Lou Morgan via Wikimedia Commons

Mary J. Blige Faces Backlash After Burger King Ad

Mary J. Blige is facing the wrath of angry fans after starring in a Burger King commercial that is said to play on negative African-American stereotypes. The advertisement (which has since been pulled) features Blige singing about a chicken wrap—one of the new menu items at the focus of their campaign to appeal to a wider set of consumers. Blige told TMZ that she “agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip.”

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Nee-Sa Lossing

Nee-Sa Lossing is a broadcast journalism major at BU. She's a music writer for The Quad and only wears black and white.

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