Umm Bey has a 'Black person's' accent. If she were speaking to you on the phone - you would know she was ... Black. Come on now
I lived in Atlanta quite afew years and White people from the south sound more like Dolly Parton or Ted Turner - though those are bad examples.
It sounds a 'bit' southern but she is from Texas afterall ... but that mixed in with her poor vocabulary and not being able to response appropriately to questions .. makes her appear to be kindof dumb. Now that's the truth. I think all of that together .. is the problem. She needs to hire a Speech coach.
I remember over 20 years ago when Oprah had her show in Chicago .. she always came off as 'bright'
but she did mispronounce her words sometimes - not often, but I noticed. Then .. bit by bit .. it went away ... completely. Now she can 'speak' at the drop of a hat and sound quite intellegent. See? I think she hired someone and corrected it.
Micheal Jackson was like Bey years ago though - like in his late 30's and 40's. He rarely did any impromptu speaking engagements. Yes, I am older then MJ so I watched him through all the years.
He did not know what to say in a couple of interviews (not the content - it was the language) too. Now .. MJ did seem intelligent .. but he was definitely lacking in basic education. Definitely. I don't know if he ever corrected that as he rarely had speaking engagements ...
The thing is ... ALL children do not do well in the same educational environment so home schooling was fine for the others - but Bey needed something ... more. Her parents should have caught that. They dropped the ball
I was wrong to say she wasn't quite bright. Maybe she is bright ... but she needed more attention with her studies.
Maybe her parents didn't see education as so important (they were raising a STAR!) so they put more attention on her singing etc. But in my book ... everyone needs a good foundation - no matter how rich or else they come off looking stupid. I mean .. she is a mother herself now .. so how is she going to raise that child .. if she is lacking in this manner?
Either way, she is 30 years old now but still speaking like a teenager that was 'left behind' a couple of grades in school. She needs to do better if she wants to keep giving TV interviews etc.
Again, I think it's sad that people .. 'don't expect much' of her. Wow.
As far as men liking women that are not so bright - that's true for men that are themselves .. lacking. They need someone they can feel superior over. But .. that mean THEY are little.
But real men .. umm they want a woman that's got it all. They want mental
stimulation just as much as they want physical stimulation.
Frankly, I think Jay Z is too old for Bey (she's young for 30) and he's ... old for 43 - which tells me he probably runs her. I think Bey is sweet though and a good person .. outside of her 'career'- but she needs help to get to the next level.
Edited by Becky - Dec 08 2012 at 6:16am