What You Missed In Music: Beyoncé’s Comic Book Cover, Alicia Keys Samples Kanye West & More
Also, Flying Lotus' feature film is reportedly subjected to a walkout at the Sundance film festival. Oh dear.
Look At Beyoncé’s First Marvel Comic Book Cover
Beyoncé has experienced a lot of firsts in the public eye.
She was the first black woman to grace the September cover of US Vogue (the September cover is a bit special), Beyoncé broke the record on Twitter for most tweets sent per second (a staggering 8,868 per second) when she announced that she was pregnant (at our 2011 VMA award show). There are an absolute tonne to list. Too many to mention here. If we listed all of them, there would be no space to embed Beyoncé first Marvel comic book cover.
Yep, you read that right. Inspired by the former Destiny’s Child singer’s ‘Formation’ music video, is Beyoncé's first Marvel comic book cover. Illustrated by Joe Quinones, the comic will be out in April.
Alicia Keys Samples Kanye West on New Birthday Track
Alicia Keys, who released one of last year’s biggest singles, ‘In Common’, has released a new track on her 35th birthday, called 'That's What's Up'.
Sampling Kanye West’s ‘Low Lights’, from The Life Of Pablo, this new track was released alongside a video of Keys in the bathtub with a glass of wine, which is exactly how all birthdays should play out. Watch below.
KAYTRANADA, whose debut 99.9% did not get as much love as it deserved in 2016, recently released a brilliant track with Keys, called ‘Sweet F’in Love’. Please listen below.
Flying Lotus’ Film ‘Kuso’ Is subjected to a mass walkout
Flying Lotus’ new feature film, Kuso, premiered at the Sundance film festival. According to The Verge, it didn't go down too well. In their report, entitled 'Kuso is the grossest movie ever made', The Verge said that a “large chunk” of the crowd left early and “walk-outs continued in a consistent stream up to the final scene.”
Why? Well, apparently, in the film, there’s a scene where a man has sex with a talking boil. There’s gore. Genital mutilation. Also, fellow artist George Clinton appears in the film, where he plays a doctor who keeps a medicinal cockroach in his anus. Yep.
In an interview at Sundance, Flying Lotus says he approached Clinton for the role by texting him, “Would you mind showing your butthole on camera?”
According to a representative, Clinton does feature in the film, but his real butthole does not.
Flying Lotus later took to Twitter to address The Verge’s report, saying that only “20 out of 400” left the screening. He then went on to answer fans’ questions on Twitter.
It was only like 20 people out of like 400 who walked out. Wasn't as dramatic as they make it out to be. I tried to warn folks. https://t.co/j3GTtO906o
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) January 26, 2017
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