Nibbly Things: Beyonce Goes White For Dreamgirls

January 20th, 2006 // 19 Comments
  • Beyonce channels Michael Jackson in the new Dreamgirls film promos.[Queerty]
  • I’m not sure which is more humorous. Fabrizio Moretti and Drew Barrymore having sex in the bathroom at the opera. Or, Fabrizio Moretti using the word tinkle. [Page Six]
  • How did Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon celebrate her Golden Globe win. With hot and heavy lovemaking. [The Sun]
  • It’s been a while since we’ve had some rap star name calling. Cam’ron not only calls Jay-Z “ugly” – comparing him to “Fraggle Rock” – but mocks his sartorial style. Those crazy rappers. [R&M]
  • Rich bitch Brandon Davis seems to have a problem with math. He recently has been bragging to people that he won $300,000 playing blackjack at the Mirage, when he really only won a total of $1,500. [Page Six]
  • The Whitney Houston/Bobby Brown marriage is still on. Damn. [People]
  • Paris Hilton‘s intelligence astounds us. On the nature of e-mail: “Whatever I write in e-mail, it doesn’t mean anything. It is just words I write.” Paris on the challenge of friendship: “I meet so many people. I don’t even know some of my friends’ names.” That’s our Paris. [Page Six]
  • Some sad news. The romance between Rush Limbaugh and Daryn Kagan looks to be on the rocks. Ms. Kagan hasn’t been wearing her engagement ring as of late. Squish, squish. [Lowdown]
By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Krystyn

    wasn’t Diana Ross really light skinned? Thats who Beyonce is supposed to be…

  2. taytay

    the camron dissin jay-z song is called “you got to love it” not “you got it”…lol

  3. fizzix

    wasn’t Diana Ross really light skinned?

    Not really (and she’s still alive!). Sample pic:

    http://members.fortunecity.com/johnrobinson7/scansr/ross/Diana%20Ross%207y.jpg

    When I first saw the Beyonce pic, I thought it was Teri Hatcher!

  4. Robby

    Folks, Beyonce’s parents are both mixed-race. Beyonce’s mother is also fair complected. Beyonce’s nephew is fair skinned with blond hair and blue eyes because both of his parents, Beyonce’s sister Solange and Solange’s husband, are mixed race.

    It’s 2006, why are people still so ignorant to believe that African Americans are straight out of Africa pure “black.” Most “black” Americans are mixed race. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings weren’t the only bi-racial couple in American history. Have you looked Will Smith or Ice Cube or L.L. Cool Jay? Malcolm X. had red hair and fair skin. Martin Luther King Jr.’s grandmother was from Ireland.

    Comparing Beyonce to Michael Jackson is twisted. She didn’t bleach her skin to be white or carve her face or molest a child. Jeez, why must we continue to be so ignorant? Bradford Shellhammer, this is means you.

  5. Jenrah

    It’s not that we’re ignorant it’s just that she always looks so “brown” in pictures! She doesn’t look like her normal self here!

  6. Marie

    Please…Bey’s dad isn’t mixed race or if he is, it’s not close enough to matter. Bey has been getting whiter and whiter for a long time, and no, you don’t go from being light brownskinned to white in just a few months unless she’s been hitting the tanning salon along.

  7. For the love of God, Beyonce’s parents are both black. Light skinned doesn’t mean mixed race. The fact is the makeup is too light. They are buying into that light is better model again. And yes, they purposely make her look lighter because that is more palatable to mainstream America.

  8. sick of it all

    I agree with Tigerlilly. I am Black and have people of all colors in my family but what we are saying is that Beyonce purposely is made to look lighter with blonder hair weaves and make-up in order to be more acceptable. It is really sad. What’s with the Mary Tyler Moore wig? Gimme a break!

  9. bestdress

    Beyonce look awful and who is the other girl again…I know Jennifer Hudson oh and Jennifer’s dress is a tad bit too little…This is really a bad picture of all 3! I guess this is before the dreams make it big huh?

  10. NYC

    Are you people insane! Everyone on these boards are sooooo hateful! Beyonce has always been light. Black people get darker in the sun too, so maybe she has not been in the sun that often in the past few months.

  11. pleasant

    beyounce is straight up white skin look in real life okay. Nothing about her is dark skin now when it comes to the makeup yes she wears much and is heavy with wigs and weaves okay. She is also skinney real skinney like someone one would think is on crack okay. However she is beautiful when she goes natural. Yes I do think her purpose is to look white for the sale but her true skin color is heavy lite skin and she does go through the sun okay. Anyone who has not seen the lady in person should really not past judgement and only credit her for her talent she has shown. Why does the society get so jealous and defeatable to when someone is moving up and doing well? As for jayz she does deserve better!

  12. 2pink

    gosh u guys are trynna make it seem as if beyonce was dark skinned at first! she has always been light! but no one says nuttin when ciara was lookin light on her first pics and now she looks tan! and who eva made that comment about Diana Ross bein light u obviously dotn know a damn thang about musiq or motown!

  13. Breonna

    Beyonce is mixed with black and white. Her mom is French and her Grandmother was french which is white. How else do you think Solange’s baby would get blue eyes both races have to have the blue eye gene in the backrould for the baby to have blue eyes. Thats why beyonce is so light. I can say this because im mixed with black and white myself.

  14. baby101

    breonna beyonce’s mom is NOT WHITE…SOLANGE’S BABY DAD IS A HALF BREED HE IS GREEK N BLACK…SO THATS THE BABY HAS BLUE EYES

  15. Erika

    Um, have you guys ever heard of spray on tans? Yeah, the stereotypical view is that only white women get these type of tans but about every light complexioned black woman in Hollywood does too. 1.) It makes your skin a more bronzed color and 2.)It hides imperfections or skin blemishes. I guess Ashanti is lightening her skin some way also because on her first album she was much lighter than now. LMBO!

  16. HuNnY_KiSs

    YOOO YOU PPL ARE INSANE!!..ok first of all..Beyonces dad is BLACK and her mom is MIXED RACE OK!!!!! jesus looord

  17. Beyonce is what is called Multi-Generational Mulatto. Her father is black, which means he probably has some mixed ancestry unless he was born in Africa, and even then it’s not 100% sure. Her mother is Creole, which means she herself is the product of many generations of mixed race unions. Beyonce may well consider herself black, but that’s consistent with being mixed race.

  18. Sabrina

    You people’s comments tend to be on the negative side regarding Beyonce’s skin color for her new movie role but are you guys forgetting she is playing a singer in the 60′s back then the girl groups wore wigs and heavy makeup look at old photos of Diana Ross and Tina Turner or Aretha Franklin during the 60′s they all looked several shades lighter then they really were, that was the look of the times.Stop being so critical of every move Beyonce makes it’s draining.

  19. sh

    Okay first of all white women that have blonde hair or light hair color their hair brown or black. All of a sudden just because beyonce is BLACK if she alters her hair lighter all of a sudden everyone talk sh** about her, the only reason this is even news is because people are racist. Any other race can alter their hair nobody says ANYTHING, beyonce is black she lightens her hair and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE that shes trying be white? Its all RACISM, thats all it is.

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