By Tawanda Cawthon
Talk about profiting off another celebs bad luck. Hip hop royalty, Jay Z and Beyoncé highlighted pop singer Justin Bieber’s mugshot – in all his glory at opening night of their “On The Run” tour at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on June 25th.
The couple must have written the playbook for deflecting gossip — the move was genius, I haven’t read anything on cheating rumors or Solange’s beatdown of Jay Z… in a couple days and please believe I am so okay with that. I feel like my soul is being destroyed a little each day every-time I read a gossip column. I’m never one to repeat anything I hear, I generally just listen when someone wants to talk. (cross my heart and hope to die) I told one person that I don’t want to partake in the spreading of rumors and she told me that she thinks it’s stupid for me to feel that way. So…clearly me telling people how I feel is useless. (shrugs)
Back to the lesson at hand — or back to whats ‘trending’ in hip hop — is what I REALLY mean. Ok — so during the performance the couple showed a number of celebrity mugshots including — Tupac, David Bowie, Jim Morrison and Sean “Diddy” Combs., (i didn’t know Diddy had been in jail…was so shocked) and once the music stopped , there was Bieber — with the caption, ” even the greatest can fall.”
If you are a Bieber fan, you already know that the 20 year old has had a bit more ‘Celebrity Hotmess’ than the average bee…due to his run ins with the law, the past year and a half stemming from a DUI, resisting arrest, driving with an expired drivers license, drag racing just to name a few.
Was that fair for them to highlight his mugshot? (I don’t thinks so)
According to the Daily Mirror, Bey allegedly commented on the mug shots during the show, saying “it’s all good,” “even the greatest can fall.”
Interestingly, many Beliebers appeared to be ecstatic that the hip hop couple referred to the singer as one of “the greatest,” and Bieber must have been okay with it as well, tweeting the photo of his mugshot later that night.
So, how do you deflect gossip…you ask?
You gotta hit up Queen Bey & HOVA — they know!
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