Beyoncé to ‘Take a Break’ in 2010

Beyoncé

Fans expecting a new album from Beyoncé this year shouldn’t hold their breath. The superstar has announced that she will finally take a well-deserved break in 2010.

The 28-year-old entertainer, who has been working non-stop since she was a teenager, will be slowing things down in the new year. “It’s definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries,” she tells USA Today. “I’d like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I need to just live life, to be inspired by things again.”

But not so quick. Before taking time off, Beyoncé will perform at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31, where she is nominated for 10 awards, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year. “I was focused so much on my husband’s birthday—I threw a big party—that I didn’t really think about it. But it’s really an honor,” she says of the nominations.

Beyoncé films a commercial for Nintendo's Style Savvy video game.

Beyoncé films a commercial for Nintendo's Style Savvy video game.

Just last month, the singer shot two commercials for Nintendo’s Style Savvy, a video game that turns players into managers of a virtual boutique and features items from her Deréon clothing line. In addition, she will appear in ads and collaborate on the development of future products as part of a three-year endorsement deal with LCD HDTV company VIZIO.

So what exactly will Mrs. Carter be doing while she’s off? “I want to go to restaurants, maybe take a class, see some movies and Broadway shows.” She also plans to spend more time with her 5-year-old nephew, Daniel, son of her sister Solange. “He’s a wonderful kid, amazing, so smart. And I spoil him, so it’s a lot of work. He’s a 24-hour job.”

Beyoncé’s down time won’t begin at least until the spring as she has two weeks of concert dates for her I Am… tour scheduled in South America and the Caribbean in February. Additionally, she will be promoting her new fragrance Beyoncé Heat, which launches next month.

But don’t be surprised if the worker Bey’s vacation is cut short. “It will be the hardest thing in the world for me to make myself not do an album and shoot a video and turn it in and say, ‘I’m ready!’” she confesses. “I already have all these melodies and ideas in my head. I have to tell myself, ‘Sit down! Sit down!’”

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76 Comments

  1. Tha Phoenix

    i STAN for the Queen B like no one’s business, but this is good news. I’ve been saying for a year or so now that it’s best for her take a break – even just to relax. Think about it; she’s been in the spotlight practically none stop in some form or another since 03…

    And now, when she comes back, it’ll be like ‘The Queen IS BACK!!!’, rather than ‘Oh, yay, another B song…’

    We’ll have missed her, and she can come back even better than ever… though I’m not sure whether we’ll be ready for that!!!

    =)

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  2. What?

    THANK YA JESUS!!! LOL! No hate because I actually like Beyonce, but I do need a break from seeing her!

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  3. What?

    OH YEA, NOT JUST FROM SEEING HER BUT DEF FROM HEARING HER TOO!

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  4. Vinny

    Brazil Luvs Bey *-*

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  5. my prayers have being answerd

    THANKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

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    ugh Reply:

    @my prayers have being answerd, *DEAD* at your name
    i feel you, my prayers have been somewhat answered…we just need riwhore to go into a cave or barbados and not come out for another decade

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  6. Carl

    THANK GOD!!!!! SO DOES THIS MEAN WE WILL GET THE NEW ALBUM IN 2011 OR SOMETHING?

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  7. Ms Keys

    Y people say.. I need a break from seeing beyonce ?? Just turn your tv off dummie

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    ugh Reply:

    @Ms Keys, shes not only on tv, shes on radios, billboards, magazines, photospreads, movie theater commercials,water bottles, pretty much every damn thing

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    yes Reply:

    @ugh, you do know beyonce shot about 5 tv ads, and has more in the planning your gonna see her on tv and billboards the whole year trough :)

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  8. Blake

    I LOVE this woman soo much it can’t be healthy.Its kind of bitter sweet to here that she’s taking a break because I live for Beyonce and her music.Whenever she’s on tv or the radio my world stops and my radar is locked into her.God blessed her with an incredible angelic voice,she is one of very few artists who can actually sing and sing amazing live, song after song completely on point;she is very beautiful with a crazy body,she dances,she acts,and more important than all these things,she is very HUMBLE which is a rare quality you see in Hollywood especially from someone who has it all.You just can’t hate on her.She’s been grindin since she was 6 years old.Everything she has she earned and worked extremely hard for.All that said,she is possibly the hardest working artist out and she really did NEED this break,and we as fans can’t be selfish.She gives and gives so much and now we need to give her,her much needed space and down time.

    P.S. I would love to her talking about starting her own family though ;]

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  9. carlos

    YAYYY!!! thank u lord the best thing she has done so far take a break from 2010 damnn it!! thats the best news to kick off 2010!! lol. THAT WHY OTHER ARTISTS CAN DO THERE THANG!!!

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  10. Richard Grant

    Dont come to the caribbean beyonce we dont want you, we want our carnival

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    ugh Reply:

    @Richard Grant, HAHAHA *DEAD*

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  11. Rap*

    LOL, so what 6 months….she can still record for two months and release it by oct/nov.

    Im sure, there will be an album.

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    d Reply:

    @Rap*, more like 2 weeks. we all know she’s quick to throw some trash together and her stans will eat it up regardless

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  12. ugh

    THANK GOD!! ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!
    QUALITY OVER QUANTITY!!
    i say take 2-3 years off so people will actually look for you and WANT to hear your music. Beyonce can outperform and sing many artists, so make us miss that beyonce were so sick of seeing/hearing right now.

    RIWHORE TAKE NOTES! YOU NEED TO TAKE A BREAK FOR A DAMN DECADE! YOUR TIRED DUSTY ASS JUST NEEDS TO GO BACK TO BARBADOS AND SHUT THE FUCK UP!

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  13. Jamie

    noooooooooooooooooo im actually going to miss her
    :(

    maybe people will appreciate her more though?!
    once they see how lackluster everyone else is compared to the Queen (with exceptions to the amazing gaga)

    enjoy your well deserved break bey!
    and we CAN NOT WAIT for your return

    love love
    xxxxxxxxx

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  14. HisSwimmersAreDying

    Take another 3 months off and make a baby while you’re at it. Hov needs an heir, and he should get one before he becomes old enough to probably never see grandchildren.

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  15. GUNZ

    Fuck Hov! And fuck his need for children. The only reason you haters want her to take a break is so your flops can shine. Unfortunately, what you don’t realize, Bey has nothing to do with these girls flopping and not selling albums. If they worked on their craft, took some vocal lessons, and spent more time rehearsing — rather than being seen on every red carpet (Ciara), trying to be photographed everyday in a ridiculous couture outfit and/or dying to be photographed with their new man while their album has yet to push 1 million sold — they could succeed. This shit is serious to Beyonce. She lives and breathes it, and I hate that so many black people don’t respect her. Fuck all the “she’s not that good of a singer”, “she’s a copycat”, “she’s overrated”, or whatever else ya’ll say — Beyonce puts in the fuckin work and nobody goes as hard as her. So, back to the topic at hand — I’m sad she’s taking a break, because I’ll really miss her. Award shows and musical years without Beyonce are dreadful. I feel like she’s all we got left. Her and Alicia.

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    P!eter Reply:

    @GUNZ, cant agree with you more!!

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  16. Jeremy

    Right she is definitely pregnant lol….. 6months???? shes about 3 right now lol well at least thats my guess

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  17. D-Lon

    Take a break to give Jay-Z a Kid Bey, he deserves one…

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  18. GUNZ

    Fuuuuck Jay-Z and his need for children.

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  19. GUNZ

    All of you idiots want Bey to take a break for your own selfish reasons. I’ve seen this story posted on several different blogs/boards, and there’s been an overwhelming rejoice from so many different fanbases. Most of you feel that with Bey laying low, your favorite flop suddenly stands a chance of being huge. Keri, Ciara, and the rest of these girls you worship, do not fail to go platinum because of Beyonce. They fail, because they don’t love this as much as Beyonce. Instead of working on their craft, constantly taking vocal lessons, and spending days and night in the dance studio, they rather be photographed on every red carpet of every major event (Ciara). Instead of busting their ass to save lackluster US sales, they rather be photographed everyday in ridiculous couture outfits to appear fashion forward and/or desperately try to be photographed kissing their new boyfriend (Rihanna). These girls don’t love this as much as Beyonce. That’s the problem. It’s not that Bey wants to be the best. She is the best. Back on topic, I’m sad that she’s deciding to take a break, but she deserves one. A musical year without Beyonce performing at the already dreadful award shows is a snooze. She is the B in R&Bey, and I hate that black people (especially on the internet) don’t respect her. But it’s okay, because 13 years in, she is still the baddest chick in the game, and that is exactly WHY all of you are so thrilled to hear she’s taking a break. Just know, when she does return. It’ll be another 2 years of domination. Because that’s how Queens do it.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @GUNZ,

    OMG you actually took every word out of my mouth and wrote it in such a perfect way

    the world needs more sensible people like you

    queen bee always!

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    100% Nikehead Reply:

    @GUNZ, ok so are u saying Keri Hilson is a flop? Her first album is about to go platinum, sold 94,000 copies first week and had one of the biggest songs of 2009 (Knock You Down)! people are already anticipating her sophmore album which is said to put a stamp on her career. She is now a household name so her next album is gonna sell a lot more u just get better with time.

    Beyonce is definately the baddest chick in the game and thats evident shes worked very hard for it but saying your favorite flop then adding Keri Hilsons and Ciaras name is just dumb.

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    richie Reply:

    @100% Nikehead, beyonce knws ciara is the best thats y she takin a break beyonce wants 2 c wut ciara going 2 do so she can get ideas. and it is ciara’s time get ova it

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    Jamie Reply:

    @richie, lmao, what have you been smoking? SIT DOWN…

    and nikehead.. i agree, keri and ciara arent flops, neither is rihanna

    they just will never be as big as bee.

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    GUNZ Reply:

    @100% Nikehead, In what world is Keri Hilson about to go platinum? She isn’t even close to selling 1 million worldwide — we won’t even get on her US sales. She had 1 top 10 record on the Hot 100 — “Knock You Down”. And that was thanks to Ne-Yo and Kanye. “Turnin Me On” didn’t go top 10, but it was an Urban hit — thanks to Weezy. She tried to drop “Slow Dance”, but it flopped. Why? Because without features, she’s not interesting. I don’t have anything personally against Keri, but her attitude is a turn off. She doesn’t have a #1 single, a #1 album…not even a platinum album, but she walks around fronting like she is IT. Like Hov says – “Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don’t.”

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    100% Nikehead Reply:

    @GUNZ, ok so let me just say this. didnt Beyonce have Jay Z on her first ever solo single? And everyone knos that song wouldnt have been a number one hit without jay z so sit your ass down? Same with baby boy featuring sean paul. It was Keri Hilsons first album, her next album wont be filled with features cause she is a household name now, she can prove that she will have hits without features.

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    jenn Reply:

    @GUNZ, your so on point alot of people know that beyonce is a threath to some non talented shit artist but if you want to play the game you need to play it at the same time with the best. fucking losers.

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    Jay2010 Reply:

    @GUNZ, STANDING O !

    God bless you for what you said, it’s the TRUTH ! Beyonce is where she is because she WORKED hard everyday of her damn life since she is a teenager, you can dislike her music, her style, her dance moves but you can’t deny that she works hard, more than a lot of artists out there, she doesn’t need any pubicity, papparazzi shit to get people’s attention, she delivers good and amazing stuff, so stop talking shit and telling us that Keri Hilson has the swagger of a m*thaf*cker, the girl is good that’s it, don’t say numbers and sh*t you don’t know (1 million, my ass !) and same for Rihanna (we know 2010 will be her year, no matter how we feel about her).

    Though I’m kinda sad that B is taking a break but she deserves it so much, and when she’ll be back we’ll be blown away again. 2011 is not so far.

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  20. Jeremy

    i no datz rite i know the ciara fans are happy as hell they think ciara gone get sum shine but she aint well yeah on the r&b side but not the pop side doe….but ciara wont be abke 2 stop lady gaga keri hilson alicia keys or rihanna or fantasia she will get a little shine her come the ciara stans come on trannies

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  21. Jeremy

    but i think dat is gud she can record a new album get her body and gud shape work on her dancing even harder and she can take over aye new decade starting next year

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  22. A Dude

    THANK GOD !!! He Heard US

    Damn, she understood that it was too much. At least if she’d make good music, but that’s not the case.

    Hope the next album will be november 2011 ! FAR AWAy !!

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    Jeremy Reply:

    @A Dude, yo hating ass

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  23. musakfool87

    thank god! I thought the day would never come. I don’t think this will make room for anyone because as hard as it for me to admit she could back out at anytime, make a crappy record and be number one. I’m still pretty shocked she got nominated for Album of the Year but hey thats the industry I guess. Popularity over quality

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  24. Carl

    @ Jeremy LMAAAO Keri and Ciara do not compare. CHECK THE CREDITS HO!!!

    Keri has only 1 pop hit to her name! Knock you down. Turnin me on does not COUNT!

    Ciara has 8 top ten hits.. how many does keri have.. 3? OH OK!

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    Jeremy Reply:

    @Carl, and oh yeah yall keri is getting alot of pop noise 2 thanks 2 i like i think she should just stick 2 pop music with a little hip-hop and r&b

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  25. @babiiazevedo

    I’m waiting for her in brazil

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  26. yes

    yes , she will be back in time for a nov release :)

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  27. Dillon_68

    Well deserved break.=)

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  28. Jeremy

    i just notice sumthing the music scene is giong 2 be boring with without beyonce of course we still got alicia keys, fanatsia, keri hilson, and rihanna but beyonce gives performs better than any female artist and the bst part about it she can dance and sing gud without whispering like nicki manji said step yo cookies u lames trying 2 cum out in 2010 besides alicia keys fanatsia keri hilson and rihanna

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  29. K4kenzo

    see people , if you pray , things can happen ! hope she come back 5 years down the line or something . Beyonce this , oh Beyonce that . go away woman .. do something with yourself . have a baby or something

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  30. Jeremy

    yeah im not gone lie if she take aye break for aye year people gone be missing her like crazy and they really wont be paying attention 2 anybody foreal just lady gaga rihanna and alicia keys

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  31. MSKERI

    THANK GOD!!!!, MS KERI HILSON WILL BE HAPPY NOW. YES YESSSSSSSSSS I SAID IT NOW WHAT.

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  32. An0thrDream

    She definitly deserves this break

    As far as female performers in the hip hop r&B we have Rihanna, Keri Hilson, and Ciara.

    Im really anticipating ciara’s career moves this year (2010) it’s her make it or break it. We’ve seen her on top, and we’ve seen her temporary fall. I feel like she has the ambition and passion to bring the heat and burn up the music scene.

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  33. tdkk

    It’s a good and smart move I think ppl began growing tired of her this way they she can make them miss her, get her personal life how she wants it and enjoy herself!

    Oh and for those talking about Ciara and Rihanna last time i checked both of their careers took off and were strong with Beyonce around without her around they will still be successful…honestly if Ciara album is on point, and her promo this album is right she will have no competition unless rihanna re-releases or Lady Gaga comes with something new

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    Jeremy Reply:

    @tdkk, yeap i know datz rite cause ciara main competation is lady gaga rihanna keri hilson and the wueen beyonce

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  34. musakfool87

    I wish Lauryn would come back out and show these hos how its done!

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  35. Catie

    Honestly, six months is nothing! Some artists take years off from the music scene.

    She really does deserve a break and i think keeping herself out of the spotlight will be a good thing. She doesn’t want to be come too overexposed.

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  36. Jeremy

    i know i have not been aye ciara fan since her 2nd cd she needs 2 come hard on this cd and perform like crazy this year and put her name back out their and remind people who she is her and keri hilson and alicia keys gone take over 2010

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  37. EveryYearIsCiaras

    YES, Ciara (no pressure) but you gotta kill it, G and Ri gone. Dhut this game down and make em struggle to come back.
    Beyonce does need a bresk, what good is money if you dont enjoy it.

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  38. EveryYearIsCiaras

    I think Ciara will do good cus she has the drive. Not that her music wasn’t good, it was great, but she got comfortable. She took too many risks with evolution, thinking everyone would still be on her, but it didn’t happenas it only sold 1 mil compared to 2 mil. She should have stuck with stuff she knew would do good, like promiose thats right, and maybe other songs. It didn’t wake her up for FR, since she tried to be different again. Bot now, since people callin her a flop, she has the drive to get back on top, like waht she had when she was trying to make a debut that would make her known. She also knows what sells by now for her (Goodies, 1 2 Step, Oh, Promise)

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  39. bs

    with my beyonce gone imma need ciara to smash the game i got faith in u boo

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  40. YES

    “It’s definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries.”

    Guys, she has just admitted herself to being a robot.

    Anyways, I’m just kidding. I believe Beyonce has all the time she needs so she can take her time developing a bigger record.

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  41. fatgirl

    keri hilson is the best now beyonce only sold 3.2 albums keri is now platinum

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    An0thrDream Reply:

    @fatgirl, keri doesnt have the star power in her performances/shows like ciara/rihanna/beyonce do. She can sing, she can dance, but she’s not the best at it. If your gonna be the top, you gotta be the best at what you do. Keri Hilson is a great artist, but I dont see it as Keri Hilson will be the Best artist. She’s only had 2 top 10 hits w/several features. She’s yet to prove herself worthy as being the best on her own.

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  42. NYC BOI

    WOW…WHO TOLD HER…WHOEVA DID IM GLAD!!! U NOE SHE CANT TELL HERSELF TO SIT DOWN! & FINALLY SHES TELLING HERSELF!!…I’M GUESSING SHE REALIZED NOT EVERY SINGLE CAN BE A HIT!…SINCE THE SONG WIT LADY GAGA DIDNT DO WELL SHE FEELS SHE HAS TO TAKE A BREAK SOME1 CANT HANDLE REJECTION…JEEZ…O WELL WERE STILL GONNA SEE HER UNTIL THE SUMMER…WITBHER DAMN COMMERCIALS & NEW PERFUME :O SHE BETTA SIT IT DOWN AFTER!! KUZ SHE IS GONNA OFFICIALLY FADE IF SHE DONT GIVE HERSELF & EVERY1 CONSTINTLEY LISTENING & SEEING HER A BREAK!!!!

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  43. mal

    LOVE HER

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  44. Lauren

    of course the keri haters go off. fuck y’all!

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  45. Divabb

    @GUNZ point well taken. Just to add, if the fans of all these artist out singing today don’t know, Beyonce can’t take any thing away from their own talent, either you can or can’t master your own craft. I truly wish Beyonce because it is so well deserve, would take at least 2 years off and maybe start hera family with her husband and let the media and fans of these so call flop artist see the game will surely be lost without Beyonce inspirations. That’s why so many people have made these coments knowing that Beyonce can’t make or break anyone, they do it to themselves being so talentless and not putting in the hard work like Mrs. Carter. They think and feel it should just be handed to them on a silver platter.

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  46. Jeremy

    it would be gud if she makes aye comeback at next year grammys that would be the best return

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  47. amy

    when u work that hard.and become so succesful since u were a teenager.u deserve a break!

    good on her.
    better to take a break.and revitalise and come back to music bigger & better.if she dsnt take a break.she might overdo it.

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  48. Melvin Carson

    BEYONCE WILL BE BACK ON 2011 WITH A BABY :D

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  49. musakfool87

    “I already have all these melodies and ideas in my head.” I wonder if those are the same melodies and ideas that she puts into to all the songs she “writes” hahaha.

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  50. bittersweet

    @musakfool187 lol! I was thinking the same shit.All the Beyonce fans crying she will be gone for 6 months please c’mon and who cares if she’s gone or here.There are a lot folks out there who say that their happy.She works hard but who doesn’t and also in my opinion I don’t think being pretty and shake ass count as dancing. There are many other real dancers like Chris Brown who are not as overrated and hyped about and deserve more recognition.

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  51. bodacious

    i really don’t think that bey taking six months off is going to stop nothing from going on she has a “empire” to run and all she has to do is relax and talk to her people whos seeing after her empire she will retire from the stage but she will still be working her butt off behind the curtains and out of the lime light. and other artist needs to get her hard work habits and run with it just like she does it, some are learning how to multi task thats how you get ahead, work, work, work.

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  52. drtash

    LOL @ the haters rejoicing just coz their artists can finally get some shine!!!You know you’re whack when the only time you get a no.1 is when Beyonce is on vacation/ when you have to diss her in a song…Let’s hope she’s gone for good coz the minute she comes back they’ll be back to being irrelevant/non-existant again!!!I expect to see Ciara and Keri (and those other nobodys) with no.1 albums selling over 6 million copies each after this news(THEY BETTER!!!), after all, it’s beyonce’s fault they’re flopping right haters??? But seriously though, she does need a break. She’s been doing this since she was 9…non stop performing for almost 20 years. I’m happy for her. I say good on her…enjoy your money and relax.

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    amy Reply:

    @drtash, “You know you’re whack when the only time you get a no.1 is when Beyonce is on vacation”

    yepppp.!!lol.

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  53. drtash

    I meant to say “let’s hope for your sake”

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  54. Alisa Janiece Spencer

    Yes Jesus!!! He heard my prays…not a Beyonce fan but I got madd respect for her grind but I need a break from you, damn….”Girl have a sit”….”Make some babies”…..”Luv on yo Jigga”….”He need it, hell….you need it”. But yes honey, it’s time to live your life.

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  55. Jeremy

    these lil lames gurls gone get a lil shine for about six months (ciara) try your best

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  56. SWAGGEDUPSTUD

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo she cant imma miss mah baby beyonce even though her break she is gonna take is well deserved imma gonna miss her i love u beyonce enjoy your vacation baby n relax…

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