This week has been an overload of entertainment! From our exclusive R. Kelly listening party for his new album “Black Panties,” to last night’s “Scandal” winter finale, and of course, the visual album Beyonce surprised us with in the wee hours of the morning Friday the 13th that we’ve been listening to all day — we can’t stop buzzing!
#TeamBeautiful decided to keep the conversation with our commentators Rae Holiday and JasFly. Together, we tried to digest the entire Beyonce experience — to say that we’re all impressed is an understatement! — while also delving into another singer who made us sweat: R.Kelly. Our intimate night with him earlier this week had us excited about #BlackPanties, but we wondered if he knew we were chuckling at it.
But, the jokes didn’t stop there. Before Beyonce slayed our whole lives last night, Shonda Rhimes had us on the floor with “Scandal.” It’s safe to say that none of us are here for Quinn or her half-naked behind on “Scandal” and we knew Mama Pope was crazy, but not full-on psychotic. We couldn’t resist bringing up the biting-her-wrists moment, for sure. Cyrus’ demise is leaving us unsettled, and we have more questions. Who’s going to be the next victim? Will Olivia and Mellie finally have a sit-down? Can Olivia stop with the faces? We’ll have to wait until February 27th to know for sure!
Get the dish on all of these hot topics in the Google Hangout video recap above. Then sound-off and tell us what you think in the comment section!
1. Beyonce Dropped Beyonce And We're Like...
OMG! As soon as "Scandal" ended, Beyonce gave the entire world life when she shared her latest self-titled album, complete with 14 new tracks and 17 videos. EPIC! Beyonce has breathed new excitement into the music industry and I am here for it. No one has ever dropped an entire album without promo, fanfare or leaks. All hail Queen Bey. She kills the game. Love her or hate her, you gotta respect this #NewMovement.
2. Mrs. Third Ward
Beyonce plays a beauty queen in "Pretty Hurts."
3. Pretty Doesn't Look So Painful...
At least her hair has superpowers. See? http://hellobeautiful.com/playlist/beyonce-hair-gifs/
4. Two Beyonces Is Better Than One
Beyonce is swathed in black chiffon in "Ghost."
5. Beyonce Arrives
Completely flawless in "Haunted."
6. And Then She Continues To Slay
Beyonce's always ready for a close-up.
7. Bey's Giving You Naughty Josephine Baker
With waves and kinky lingerie, Beyonce is...just...LAWD!
8. She's The Queen...
9. And The King.
10. Jay & Bey Will Always Be Adorable
These two are intoxicating in "Drunk In Love."
11. When Beyonce Dances On The Beach
In "Drunk In Love," was your life made?
12. Beyonce's Twerk On The Beach
Provides all the life that I need.
13. Beyonce & Solange
On three-wheel bikes in "Blow" is the stuff dreams are made of.
14. Beyonce's Hair Flip
In "Blow" is life-giving.
15. Beyonce Gives 90s Realness
16. Ok, So It's Official...
"Blow" just might be the most fun video from Bey's new album.
17. Beyonce In "Blow"
"I can't wait 'til I get home so you can turn that cherry out, turn that cherry out!"
18. Beyonce Licks Her Lips In "Blow"
"I kiss you when you lick your lips, I kiss you when you lick your lips..."
19. Beyonce's Booty
Has a mind all its own.
20. Beyonce In "No Angel"
21. Beyonce's "No Angel"
But she sure does look like one.
22. Beyonce Gets Licked
In "'Yonce." And I just peed a little.
23. When Joan Smalls Licks Bey...
It's no big deal.
24. Come On Wardrobe!
Bey's killing this cropped fur and monokini moment.
25. Beyonce In "'Yonce"
"'Yonce all on his mouth like liquor."
26. And In Case You Didn't Get Enough
Bey pops her leg and and gives it to you.
27. Beyonce's Twerk...
will put yours to shame. Every time.
28. Beyonce's Serving "Basic Instinct" Realness
Serve Bey, serve.
29. Just Call Her 'Yonce
Yoga poses never looked this good!
30. Beyonce's A Private Dancer In "Partition"
"I just wanna be the girl you like, girl you like," she sings.
31. Beyonce's Hair...Ma'am...
"Just tell me how it's lookin' babe..."
32. Beyonce Slays In "Partition"
"Private show with the music blasting..."
33. Beyonce Saunters Away In "Partition"
And with lyrics like, "Handprints and good grips all on my ass..." I'm still blushing.
34. The Queen Embraces Her Royalty
35. Beyonce In "Jealous"
How could the queen ever get jealous when she looks like this.
36. When Beyonce Is Jealous
She clears the table in one swift sweep.
37. Beyonce In "Rocket"
This is one of the sexiest songs on the album, with a steamy video to match.
38. Beyonce's Slow Fall In "Rocket"
Is probably how she always get into bed.
39. All Praise Muvah
I think this is what heaven looks like.
40. Beyonce In "Mine"
"Been having cAnnotateonversations about breakups and separations."
41. Beyonce Caressing Her Curves
In "Mine," one of the best tracks from the album!
42. Beyonce Merges With Drake
"This is a song for the good girl."
43. All Is Right With The World
Because Drake Is Here In "Mine."
44. Beyonce's Amazing In "Superpower"
She's more than likely rocking Jay's way-too-expensive ski mask. See it here: http://bit.ly/JfG33U
45. Beyonce's Take On MJ's "Beat It"
This is from "Superpowers" and we can see that Beyonce has plenty of those.
46. Green Hair Has Never Looked So Good
Beyonce in "Superpowers."
47. Beyonce's Potty Mouth
Makes me scared. But I want it.
48. Beyonce Wants Us To Bow Down
We didn't want to at first (http://hellobeautiful.com/2013/03/18/beyonce-bow-down-review/) ...but now we see why that just might be a thing.
49. Beyonce Tears Up When She's Singing About Her Baby
50. Beyonce's Tears Are Perfect
51. Blue Ivy Shows Up
And we're all like, "awww!"