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Beyoncé Gets Backlash Over Photo Blackout, Press Sends Ill-Tempered Letter Queen Bey's Way!

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Angry photographers have a bone to pick with Queen Bey, and we aren't referring to slighted paparazzi!!

Beyoncé recently denied all photographers press passes for the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour because she doesn't want them taking pics of her at the concerts.

The singer's public relations team instead insists that press use pre-authorized pics of the her in their publications!

Of course, journalists are protective of their First Amendment rights so now they're pissed off!

The National Press Photographer's Association, backed by heavyweight papers like the L.A. Times the New York Daily News, wrote an angry letter to the masterful musician's PR team saying as much!

They believe Bey is only hurting her image by fussing over unflattering pictures!!

Furthermore, they think the singer shouldn't meddle with the very notion of a free and independent press!

We understand Beyonce wants every photo of her to be perfectly Bootylicious, but maybe she's taking this too far!

Jay-Z married a remarkably radiant woman! We think she looks genuinely gorgeous all the time!

Here's another theory: Maybe Beyonce doesn't want cameramen snapping shots of her growing baby bump!?

ZOMG, we wish!!

See the NPPA's letter (below)!

[Image via WENN.]

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24 comments to “Beyoncé Gets Backlash Over Photo Blackout, Press Sends Ill-Tempered Letter Queen Bey's Way!”

  1. Kayla says – reply to this


    She's forever scarred by those memes of her after the Super Bowl. Hehe.

  2. 2

    This ghetto gurl needs to go back to school….home gurl youre too vain

  3. Mr. Conservative says – reply to this


    Well, it's tough when you're prancing around on stage half-naked & lip-synching.

  4. The Truth says – reply to this


    Many reason for her actions. Since the photos and videos of the crowd size, half full and empty seats at her concerts, appearing online set her off. She even cancelled concerts because of poor sales.

    Her oversized ego won't let the press tell the truth. She is a girl group has been. She has not had a hit in years. Her act is stale and her new music does not sell.

    Good luck keeping the press from telling the truth. Your tour is turning into a flop.

    The Truth Hurts

  5. 5

    Beyonce is a manufactured product with a tightly controlled image. This letter is correct - it makes her look worse not better.

  6. MizzBooBoo says – reply to this


    Re: rosebud99 – girl shutup! u preaching the same bullshit about her all the time yet ur on every post of hersRe: Mr. Conservative – actually she doesnt lip synch in her showsRe: The Truth – u need to hish ur mouth, u have no idea what ur talking about, her tour has been sold out since 2 days after tickets are on sale.. as far as im concerned, its her show and can do whatever the fuck she wants

  7. 7

    Re: MizzBooBoo – Actually, I am not on every Beyonce post. But it seems that you are….. Hmmmm…..

  8. Kevin says – reply to this


    The number of haters that flock to a beyonce article is ridiculous.

  9. 9

    I agree, she is only hurting her image. She is making herself look insecure, and vain. The rest of us are not allowed to see pictures of her where she isn't flawlessly perfect? please.

  10. EHKNOWKNEEMOUSE says – reply to this


    this chick needs a reality check…she oozes "fake bimbo." im sure that at home, she is a nice, down to earth girl. but in regards to her career….she is unrealistic, and has the ego the size of space. you start cutting your fans and media off like that….and youre cutting your career down in the process….good luck with that miss.thang! lol

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    She can try to control the press but those Super Bowl pictures aren't going anywhere. I suggest the press not cover her tour at all.

  12. lana says – reply to this


    Jack White does the same thing. He banned photogs from his shows too. He has his own photographer who travels with him on tour and takes the photos at his concerts. He then releases the photo selections on his website after each show. I don't see anything wrong with an artist wanting to have control over their own image.

  13. Canadianbot says – reply to this


    Re: The Truth – lol false. She has had back to back sold out shows on this tour. Go do some research then come and talk bout half empty seats. With all her recent controversy, sales have gone up for this woman. Any publicity, good or bad, is working for get and her bank account. Lol do some re watch enforce you write. As far as the pictures, if she doesn't want pro photographers there, it's her right to deny them. Would you let strangers take bad pics of you and put them online as well as have negative comments slashed your way? No. Lol I didn't think so.

  14. Canbot says – reply to this


    Re: Kevin – loooool really, it's rediculous smh

  15. The Truth says – reply to this


    Ticket Sales via Live Nation . com all dates have tons of tickets for sale. Link at the bottom off my post.

    Further, reported by Live Nation which is selling her tickets, reported an several other ticket sale companies that the initial sale of tickets were made by scalpers; over 50% of ticket sales.

    I know the Facts hurt but go to Live Nation and buy all the tickets in all areas and in every venue. Sold out, not hardly. Then add 50% of tickets sold are for sale by scalpers and they are now trying to sell them at a discount because no one wants to buy them.

    Facts are facts

    The Truth Hurts

  16. Missy says – reply to this


    Re: MizzBooBoo – just making an observation here, but i see you going to bat for beyonce on every single post. your beyonce obsession is not healthy. you should seek help. i mean that in the most sincerest of ways.

  17. mlington says – reply to this


    theres only one queen…. bey is such a diva… she is NO QUEEN… SHE DOESNT HAS ANY IMPACT ON PEOPLE…. SHES LIKE MARIAH… so what. she doesnt keep things insteresting

  18. 18

    she doesnt want cameras to catch her while shes taken over by what ever the Illuminati does to her like what happened at super bowl

  19. 19

    are they mad and bullying her for free concert tickets and to make money off pictures? Seems kinda rude

  20. clem says – reply to this


    Re: The Truth – Really?! I've been to her show and it's was completely packed out and all of the shows are sold out…i just followed your link and when you click by tickets it says they're sold out, you're an idiot. FACE FACTS

  21. MizzBooBoo says – reply to this


    Re: Missy – im going to bat on the same ppl who hate on her on every post, their obsession isnt healthy, i love her, i promote positivity, if ur so good at observations, why dont u go at mlington or rosebud or thetruth for not liking her yet are consantly on her posts being negative about her. yea exactly, shut the fuck up, I COULDNT CARE LESS WHAT YA THINK

  22. BadBitch101 says – reply to this


    Re: The Truth – honey, we all know beyonces tour has been sold out, u really need to stop trying to demean her, it isnt working, everyone is putting ur ass in check

  23. @v@ says – reply to this


    She can certainly do whatever she wants, as it's her tour. She will also have to suck up any consequences, such as a press refusing to report on her should there be backlash.
    I don't think she needs the money myself.

  24. 24

    Re: CORNHOLIO HILTON POOF – That's going a bit far.