Beyonce may be a global superstar but not everyone is a fan of her sexy image and explicit lyrics. Over the years, she’s been on the receiving end of much criticism from the Christian community, but the man who married Queen Bey and her hubby Jay Z says her stage persona is just entertainment.
Rudy Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in downtown Houston, recently sat down for an interview with theGrio and defended his long-time church member. “Beyoncé is a consummate entertainer, and an entertainer entertains,” he explained. “Is the entertainer’s entertainment an expression of that person’s life and reality? I don’t know. But I know when Arnold Schwarzenegger straps on a 30 caliber cannon and blows planes out of the sky, nobody asks the question, ‘Arnold why are you walking around for those 90 minutes in that suit with that 30 caliber cannon? What kind of person are you?’ I don’t think I’ve heard that question. But at the end of the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an entertainer.”
“I think a person has the right to earn a living in the way that they are gifted, and I think that she is tremendously gifted and I think she expresses that gift in some amazing ways,” he added. “I think the world would be void an extreme talent if we silenced her or censored her.”
As far as her marriage, Rasmus said the Carters have a very healthy relationship with a strong foundation of trust, respect and love. “They’re friends,” he shared. “Their relationship is healthy and life has been good.”
Beyonce’s best friend Kelly Rowland and parents, Tina and Matthew Knowles, are also members of the Texas congregation.
Rasmus, whose Miss-A-Meal campaign was featured on Bey’s latest tour, is currently on the road promoting his new inspirational book Love. Period.: When All Else Fails. Check out a clip for from his interview with theGrio, below.
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1. Sex Secrets
The release of Beyonce's self-titled fifth album "Beyonce" opened us up to the singer and her husband Jay Z's raunchy sex life. Little did we know, Beyonce is a sex-kitten! From getting down in the car to orally pleasing each other, here's what we learned about The Carters' sex life from the disc!
2. Beyonce Likes To "Please" Jay Z
Song: "Partition" Lyric: "Driver roll up the partition please/ I don't need you seeing Yoncé on her knees."
3. Bey Likes To Ride...
Song: "Drunk In Love" Lyric: "Then I fill the tub up halfway then ride it with my surfboard/surfboard/surfboard/ Graining on that wood, graining, graining on that wood/ I'm swerving on that, swerving, swerving on that big body Benz"
4. Jay Has A Special Name For Bey When They Make Love
Song: "Partition" Lyric: "He like to call me Peaches when we get this nasty"
5. Beyonce Likes It Rough
Song: "Partition" Lyric: "He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinski'd all on my gown." Song: "Blow" Lyric: "I can't wait 'til I get home so you can tear that cherry out/ Turn that cherry out, turn that cherry out"
6. The Carters Do It In Their Car
Song: "Partition" Lyrics: "Hand prints and footprints on my glass/ Hand prints and good grips all on my a**"
7. Jay Eats Beyonce's Cake
Song: "Drunk In Love" Lyric: "Baby know I don't play, now eat the cake, Anna Mae Said, "Eat the cake, Anna Mae!"
8. She Too Enjoys Being "Pleased"
Song: "No Angel" Lyric: "Stop acting so scared, just do what I tell/ First, both of my legs go back on your head/And whatever you want, yeah baby I'll bet it comes true" Song: "Blow" Lyric: "Can you lick my skittles?/That's the sweetest in the middle/ Pink that's the flavor/ Solve the riddle/ I'm-a lean back"
9. It Gets Pretty Messy When They Make Love
Song: "Blow" Lyric: "You like it wet and so do I/ You like it wet and so do I/I know you never waste a drip/ I know you never waste a drip/I wonder how it feels sometimes/ Must be good to you"
10. Sometimes They Don't Waste Time Getting Naked
Song: "Drunk In Love" Lyric: "Foreplay in a foyer, f*cked up my Warhol/ Slid the panties right to the side/ Ain't got the time to take drawers off, on sight"
11. Bey Likes To Be Watched
Song: "Rocket" Lyric: "Let me sit this ass on you, show you how I feel/Let me take this off, will you watch me/ Yes mass appeal/ Don't take your eyes, don't take your eyes off it/ Watch it, babe"
12. They Get Drunk & Reminisce About It In The Morning
Song: "Drunk In Love" Lyric: "We woke up in the kitchen saying "How the hell did this shit happen?", oh baby/ Drunk in love, we be all night"