Beyonce performed at Rock in Rio this weekend, and her full set hit the web and she proved once more why shes hip-hop, pop and soul royalty. Beyonce, stunning as usual in a white lace bodysuit and darker makeup than usual (check out those vampy lips!), opened with Run the World (Girls), immediately following with fellow 4 staple End of Time. Bey followed with a video montage of herself crying, holding a tiara, walking around barefoot outside in settings far from her luxurious norm. While the crowd was busy being mesmerized by those visuals, Bey was busy changing into another leotard, this time black and sparkly, with a matching glittering black newsboy cap, cape and heels, which she showed off when she emerged to perform If I Were a Boy. Beyonce tossed her cape aside before her next track began, Get Me Bodied. She prepped the crowd, whod just heard a power ballad, by hyping them up and thanking them for coming. Rio! Welcome to the Mrs. Carter Show, she said. I must say how thankful I am to be here in front of all of your beautiful faces. This is like a dream in front of me, she gushed. How many of yall came to party tonight?! She then got the entire crowd to say Hey Mrs. Carter! (So. Cute.) Next up was Baby Boy, which Bey performed mostly in silhouette against the bright stage lights, followed by Diva. Bey changed outfits again into a sparkling lighter leotard for Naughty Girl and Party, which she performed under bright red lights. (We see what she did there.) She changed into a flowing red gown for Freakum Dress. King Bey then changed again, this time into a short, fringed green leopard print number, and performed a rollicking rendition of Why Dont You Love Me, flanked by two male dancers. Those same dancers entertained the crowd when she changed yet again into her sparkly blue jumpsuit to perform the heartfelt ballad 1+1, then Irreplaceable and Love on Top. A Countdown interlude followed, then Bey changed into a short black and gold leotard and black skirt for Crazy in Love and Single Ladies for a stately closer. Or so fans thought!
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But when Beyonce’s star began to rise as part of Destiny’s Child, Locke said he began to wander. “The bigger star she became, the more I didnt think I was good enough,” he said in the sit-down, printed in British tabloid The Sun. “One night, when she was out of town, I went to a bar with friends and ended up sleeping with another woman. Over the course of a few years I cheated on her about five times, but I never told her until after we broke up.” Apparently, Beyonce had vowed to stay a virgin until marriage. Even though she and Locke were never intimate, he claims he “respected” her choice. Who cheats on a woman as beautiful as Beyonce? Well, I am that man and its something thatll always haunt me,” he said, adding, Once she began dating Jay Z I knew we were doomed and I could never win her back. But I know that no matter what, she will always love me.” While Locke can certainly dream, it’s doubtful the superstar singer has given their relationship much thought (if any at all). Back in 2008, she spoke to The Telegraph about how Jay Z was really the only man in her life. “People would be surprised as to the lack of experiences I’ve had,” Beyonce told the Telegraph . “When I was 12, 13 I had my first boyfriend, and he was my boyfriend till I was 17. At that age, that was a long time. I’ve always been very loyal and a little more mature. Though I was too young for it to really be a boyfriend — we didn’t live together, we didn’t, you know That was my only experience with a guy, and since then I’ve only had one other boyfriend in my life — Jay.” In February, Beyonce sat down with Oprah Winfrey for “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and discussed her love for her husband, whom she married in a private ceremony in 2008. “I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man,” she revealed.
Beyonce Proves She’s Still Queen Bey at Rock in Rio Festival [VIDEO, PHOTOS]
Follow the trail of hundred-dollar bills to Hollywood. A-list celebs can command tens of millions of dollars just for one role in one movie — and they also get paid to shill products for companies in the U.S. and abroad. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Hollywood Reporter released a list breaking down the salaries of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Beyonce , Robert Pattinson , and Angelina Jolie . PHOTOS: Beyonce’s bikini body Jay Z ‘s superstar wife reportedly makes $50 million just from her Pepsi contract, THR reports. Add that to her album sales, tour money, and other endorsement deals, and you’ll see why she was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. Pattinson, meanwhile, is reportedly getting at least $12 million over three years from fashion house Dior to represent its Dior Homme fragrance. He and his ex-girlfriend Kristen Stewart also earned $20 million each for the final film in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2. PHOTOS: The many faces of Robert Pattinson Other stars in the so-called $20 million club: Jolie, who could make that much if she signs on for Salt 2; Daniel Radcliffe and his Hogwarts buddies Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, who raked in $20 million each for the last Harry Potter installment; Denzel Washington, who made that amount for the movie 2 Guns; and Will Smith, though THR notes he took only half that for After Earth (which turned out to be one of the summer’s biggest box-office bombs). Skyfall actor Daniel Craig could join the club when he films the next James Bond thriller, THR reports. And Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t far behind the pack, either; he commands up to $15 million for action movies like Pain and Gain and Fast & Furious 6. PHOTOS: Hollywood bad boys The highest-paid actor, though, is Robert Downey Jr., who netted an estimated $50 million for Iron Man 3. According to THR, he is also getting $12 million over two years to promote mobile company HTC in Taiwan. As for other bankable female box-office stars? Cameron Diaz scored an insane $42 million for Bad Teacher, thanks to a back-end percentage; Jennifer Aniston can command $5 million for a comedy role; and Rachel McAdams can nab $5 million for “weepy tearjerkers.”