The Beyonce / Jennifer Hudson dust up onion continues to shed new layers. Now several websites are reporting that it's really not a beef between B and J-Hud but rather an issue created by her control freak Pops who, after seeing how Jennifer was killin' her movie performance, tried to sign her to his management company. The issue blew up when Jennifer told him to step and that she wasn't thinking about his tired, little management company. Gotta love that - sorry I couldn't have been a fly on the wall during that conversation. I imagine it went a little something like this...
Papa Knowles: Hey girl, I want to do you a favor. You know I'm a big time talent manager and although your Dreamgirls performance is pretty weak and you lost on American Idol, since you know my baby boo Beyonce, I'm willing to take you on on a provisional basis and only take an 85% commission. Believe me, as unknown as you are and as big time as I am, you won't find a better deal out there. I need your answer in the next 30 seconds.
J-Hud: Get out my face.
Or something like that... Good move J-Hud. I'm pretty sure by next summer, Papa Knowles will be working for you buffin' the floors in your Malibu mansion...
Big ups to my boy 'Tini Mack for pointing out the popularity shift pictured on this week's Jet magazine. You'll note in my previous post I made a point of the fact that Pops Knowles and Mama Knowles go out of their way to get their baby boo Beyonce in the middle of everything, including glossies. Now, suddenly, who do we see front and center in the lead glossy? Looks like the real star of Dreamgirls. See y'all in the theaters tomorrow, y'all!