The Superbowl was a historic night for black women as Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé performed throughout the highly-televised event. After the game, Beyoncé, who headlined the halftime show, posted a note congratulating the ladies, acknowledging the significance of a roster full of black women and epitomizing sisterhood and unity.

But unfortunately, not everyone was feeling the positive vibes. Keyshia Cole posted a critical message about the halftime show, specifically Michelle Williams’ performance, that rubbed many the wrong way. She tweeted via Necole Bitchie:




Her tweet immediately spawned a firestorm of responses, including many who thought her post was in bad taste. They argued that even if Keyshia didn’t love Michelle Williams’ performance, she should have respected Michelle as a fellow artist and refrained from attacking her on a public platform. And a former negative remark from Michelle during one of her performances was no reason to retaliate in an equally disrespectful manner.

Others felt it’s unfair to hold celebrities to a higher standard than we would everyday people or even bloggers (some remarked that if Kid Fury or Funky Dineva posted the same message, we all would’ve laughed).

What are your thoughts, Clutchettes? Does Keyshia have a right to express her opinion no matter how negative? Should celebrities be held to a higher standard when discussing the work of their peers on a public forum?

  • 2NatuRho

    I’m baffled that no one has yet brought up Keyshia’s wretched rendition of “His Eye is On the Sparrow”. Let’s not EVER forget she completely butchered one of the most popular songs of all time…with that being said Keyshia “ratchet” Cole has no place on speaking of any other singer’s performance abilities until she can prove herself righfully so as well.
    PS. I honestly didn’t think Michelle did that bad. She IS a good singer, it just doesn’t seem so when she is placed as the alto (when she’s really a true soprano) and she is given the most lackluster parts out of the three….

  • styleosophy

    I agree with you AM. Many artists should remember this: “just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” It’s a statement that is applicable in many areas of all of our lives, including the use of social media.

    Whatever happened to keeping it classy?

  • Kia

    Lol everybdy thought the same thing nobody wanted to say it I know I thought the same!! I love keyshia cole and I don’t think Michelle can neither Sing nor dance point blank so quit crying

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