André 3000 Calls Beyoncé ‘One of the Best Performers’

Beyoncé and André 3000

Beyoncé has always remained humble, but her collaborators are singing her praises. André 3000 and Babyface share what it was like to work with the singing superstar.

“I’ve always felt Beyoncé was one of the best performers of our time, so to collaborate with her was an honor and a pleasure,” said the reclusive OutKast member, who appears on the Kanye West-produced “Party” off B’s upcoming album 4.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Babyface, who contributed to 4‘s second single “Best Thing I Never Had,” also complimented the pop star. “What is the definition of perfection…or the closest thing to it? Beyoncé,” he gushed. “Icons are made. Stars are born. From the moment Beyoncé took her first breath, her star was shining. What an honor it is for me to say that I danced with a true star. Or wrote. Same thing.”

The “Run the World (Girls)” singer spoke about the progression in her new music, due June 28. “The album is definitely an evolution. It’s bolder than the music on my previous albums because I’m bolder,” she stated. “The more mature I become and the more life experiences I have, the more I have to talk about. I really focused on songs being classics, songs that would last, songs that I could sing when I’m 40 and when I’m 60.”

British journalist Piers Morgan will sit down with Beyoncé in London for an exclusive hour-long interview, airing June 27 on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”



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66 Comments

  1. MeloRockstarr

    With all due Respect I just Honestly feel like Nobody is seeing her on the stage….Maybe Ciara…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, You’ve got to be kidding ? Wadd stage has Ci-Error been on except BET ?

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Real Issh, haha, Ci-Error! Gotta love that one.

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    Aquierra Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, LMAO, good luck to Ciara belting that voice and those moves when she’s 50 or 60. Bitch, you wish.

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    Brionna Reply:

    @Aquierra, Ciara HELL NO!!!! Reason being is because she can’t sing and dance at the same time… hell she can’t really sing standing still

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    Lo Reply:

    @Brionna, Lol. Ci-Error is a dancer not a musician she should try being choreographer, It will work out find for her.

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  2. Nick

    Beyonce is….of course she won’t be cocky about it, but she’s one of the only performers out that can sing worth a damn and dance as well..now of course theres better dancers and singers who have better voices but not all in one.

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    clevermusician Reply:

    @Nick, now I’m a huge Bey stan, but I couldn’t have said it myself. THere are better singers and there are better dancers but Bey is Queen when it comes to that stage and giving us a damn show with amazing vocals and dancing. :)

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  3. Nick

    lets face it…beyonce is one of the best if the THE best performers of the last 10 yrs.

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    INCAS Reply:

    @Nick, obviously Britney Spears is the best LIVE singer and dancer

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    LMFAO Reply:

    @INCAS, LMFAO britney spears of all people lml

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    INCAS Reply:

    @LMFAO, i know right, she sounds just like the recorded version. that’s talent right there. with beyonce you can hear her take breaths. very unprofesh

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    boemhard Reply:

    @INCAS, yeah Britney sounds like the studio version because she lipsyncs.. Bey can actually sing live

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    feenixa Reply:

    @INCAS, you must be on something if you actually compared britney spears to beyonce. yikes

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    alonzo wilson Reply:

    @feenixa, ikr beyonce is 100 percent better then brittany

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    alonzo wilson Reply:

    @INCAS, bitch please brittany dont have nothing on beyonce

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @INCAS, LMAO , Nicki is outshining her on her own tour .

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    Aquierra Reply:

    @INCAS, LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Aquierra Reply:

    @INCAS, You’re so delusional >_____>

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    hated it Reply:

    @INCAS, ummm you guys I think INCAS was making a legit joke lol…calm down. didn’t you catch the sarcasm: Britney sounds like the studio version…in Bey’s performance you can hear her breaths??? JOKE!!!!!!!!!

    I really can’t stand Beyonce stans, ya’ll would jump off a cliff for this woman who knows none of you all. Sometimes ppl say shit just to get a rise out of ya’ll and ya’ll fall for it every time!!

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  4. real rec. real

    @Nick, co-sign

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  5. real rec. real

    best male performer = kanye west. hands down

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  6. T

    The only person I can think off right now that comes close to doing what Beyonce does on stage is maybe Gaga but even she cant compete because Beyonce COMMANDS the stage and our attention. If you strip Gaga’s extravagent set and costumes and weirdness it wouldnt be like that.

    So yes, Beyonce IS the best.

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    real rec. real Reply:

    @T, Just look at the Video Phone video you’ll see gaga next to B dancing. and you’ll see gaga cant dance for shit.

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    fizzle Reply:

    @real rec. real, and the thing about it was that the choreography was soooooo dumb down for Gaga & she still couldn’t keep up.

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    real rec. real Reply:

    @fizzle, exactly

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    alonzo wilson Reply:

    @T, let me get yall straight gaga cant not sing listen to her without no music gaga can,t touch beyonce on kelly probable but not gaga

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @alonzo wilson, Kelly Hilson ? Hell nope .

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  7. carl

    welll… DUH!! We already knew that.

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  8. Creoleboy

    Fuck ciara and gaga with their no tlanet asses!! Beyonce is the real deal!!!

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  9. Stuffy_

    Oh yess Beyoncé is the sexiest and best femalse perfomer in this world.. i like her so much she ist the best no back talk!!

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  10. Gentleman

    She is hot and her voice is unbelievble good , the only and best real perfomer !!

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  11. real rec. real

    @INCAS, the same britney that embarrased herself live on vma stage? oh…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @real rec. real, Right ! I pulled out a bible for her .. She failed with Riri & Nicki .

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  12. fizzle

    Beyonce is LEGENDARY darling!!! She finna be out there performing like Tina Turner lookin like Tina Knowles when she 60!

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  13. Name here

    well duh..i mean no one comes close

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  14. Mya

    She’s the Best No one can see her on stage

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  15. ChrisJ

    to be honest hes right..i do not see anybody touching beyonce performance game nuff said

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  16. fatu sankoh

    beyonce is one of the best star ever i cant wait for her album i love her so much god bless her for life

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  17. aton

    I need an andre 3000 album in my life! I know it would be drippin in #SWAGU haha

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    EYYYYYOOOO! Reply:

    @aton, hahaha…”swagu”.

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  18. juAn

    She aint got ish on Janet Jackson…her idol

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    Meme Reply:

    @juAn, Lol im a janet fan but come on now. We all know that janet is no singer. Beyonce has the TOTAL package. That is what sets her apart from everyone else.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @juAn, Now – Janet couldn’t even touch Bee in her DC days ..

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    Lo Reply:

    @Real Issh, Lol.

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  19. Kyle

    I love what I’ve heard so far from the new album and speaking of her performances, I am so excited to see her bring some of these songs to life on stage. “I Care” and “Love On Top” sound great on record, but I can soooooo see her giving unbelievable performances of those songs. Nobody can do it like Queen B.

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  20. Chris C.

    DUh what we need them to tell us this for. Everybody know this :P

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  21. Real Issh

    Why is he telling us something we already know ? But add him on to the lists with Rihanna , Nicki , Trey , Babyface , Michael Jackson , Ne-Yo , Sean Garrett , J. Cole , Keri Hilson , Her father , husband , Ryan Seacrest & ex members .. They’ve told us this also .

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  22. nte

    why does beyonce posts have the most comments???????????

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    Aquierra Reply:

    @nte, Why shouldn’t she?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @nte, Cuz we get back to business !

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    Lo Reply:

    @nte, RAP-UP Should give her an award for most talked about artist of the decade cause she has been all over this site.

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  23. Troy

    This b*tch must be throwing coochie on everyone in Hollywood, because there is no way that everyone thinks that this fake, copy cat fraud is that special. And those who can’t see through her are just as lame as she is. In other words, I guess the illuminati must be true when it comes to her and Jay-Z. First off, she’s copied everyone under the sun, steals writing credits, steals dance choreography and thinks nobody will find out about it and then uses the term when she gets caught “I Was Inspired” – b*tch where the hell u been living under a rock that you’re so in awe of every damn thing and inspired by it. Seriously, when u outright go on youtube and look for sh*t to copy and then try and pass if off as your own and then turn around and accept awards for it then you’re not a true artist. Bob Fosse created that dance number that beYAWNcy copied for Single Ladies. Then she just recently stole Italian Singer Lorella Cuccarini 2010 Performance for her Billboard Awards Performance. I guess she figured since she went to an old video of Bob Fosse’s for stealing his choreography no one would find out. So she decides to go with an Italian Singer and figured noone would figure that out either. The b*tch may be able to get on stage and dance like a pole dancing whore, and people call it real dancing, but she’s not fooling me one bit. The sad thing about it is, people are accepting of this, accepting of the mediocre music she puts out, the gyrating and degrading stripper moves she does on stage, the stealing, but I guess it’s the time and era we live in, when true talent was Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Natalie Cole, Phyllis Hyman, Ledisi, Chrissette Michele, Adele and others who didn’t have to steal other peoples choreography or song credits. Janet Jackson though she never claimed to be a powerhouse singer, could carry a tune, mix music, and do her own background vocals as well as perform…and who’s to say that she couldn’t blow out a song to the top of her lungs, she never had to, to prove a point. The Late Aalyah, also a triple threat like Janet, never had to copy or steal writing credits or choreography. So what exactly has beYAWNcy done that is so extraordinary. Musically, she’s mediocre, her cd’s aren’t masterpieces that can be consider nastalgic years from now, and why would they be it’s all fad music, music to make a quick buck and that’s what she’s about. I can honestly say that Rhianna impresses me more because her music is very mature for her age, whereas beYAWNcy who claims to be 29 years old stays in this box of acting like she’s a child when a woman her age, I give her 33 years or older should be more of the status quo. I don’t get it, that’s why like beYAWNcy, I stay on youtube, but in my case I listen to music that created the foundation for this mess that’s on the radio now. As long as theres, Gladys, The Temptations, Adele, Natalie Cole, Carmen Mccrae, Luther Vandross and so many others, I’ll be stuck in the old school days…but this spell this wanna be white chic has on people, I’ll never figure it out, cuz she sure as hell doesn’t have me fooled.

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    WACK BITCH Reply:

    @Troy, DAMNNN!!!

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Troy, a serious question, though: do you honestly think that Beyoncé can afford the time that it takes to go on YouTube and look for the choreographies, outfits and whatever you accuse her of stealing? I will say that Beyoncé has a lot of say in what happens in her career, she’s not a rookie anymore, but her team of choreographers, stylists and the ones who help her come up with ideas for her performances are the ones to blame. They pitch the ideas to her and Beyoncé has the final say if it’s happening or not. People are just so easy to pass their judgement, off of things that have a simple explenation. Fact is, Beyoncé is an extraordinary performance, and even if that Billboard shit has been done before, she executed it fiercely like no one else can. That’s why she gets the credit she deserves.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Troy, You’re very foolish . Stand for what you believe in but all those artists that you just stated that you listen to PRAISE Beyonce’ . So how do you feel about that ?

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    Name here Reply:

    @Troy, u wrote a noval on the internet hating beyonce on a beyonce post smdh

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    Lo Reply:

    @Troy, I Hope You got All your anger out because Bey is still King. And if them ladies had bodies like Bey i bet you they will show it off. Wouldn’t you? And leave the Gimmick Rihanna out of this post. R.I.P Aaliyah she was good in her days but be for real Bey got her.

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  24. Adrian

    @Troy, you betta preach…that was a long ass paragraph, but you touched on the meat of everything I was thinking. I use to be a beyonce fan but as I’ve experienced and seen, she has copied everyone. She’s not original at all to me either and it seems like the same old moves and aggressiveness she gives off. I do however agree that there are so many other great singers who don’t get the credit they deserve. I love Adele and Chrissette Michelle, and Also Taylor Swift as well as Ledisi, I think they are so extraordinary and put so much feeling into their music and choice of songs. I for one won’t be spending any money on 4, as a matter of fact I think I just own her b-day cd.

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    Name here Reply:

    @Adrian, people say she copied people but who are these people there never name any names i hear janet jackson sometimes but i never see any connection…

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  25. tanisha

    One thing I always liked about Bey is that she’s always classy, she really does stay humble and never does anything ridiculous to get attention b/c her talent speaks for itself. While I might not love every song she’s done I have a lot of respect for her she seems like a true lady.

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  26. Jay

    Beyonce is indeed one of the greatest artist ever! I’ve heard most of her new album 4 and to me it’s her best work. It’s her most original and unique album to date. The songwriting, the production and her voice and superb. I think I would have to say that this is the best I’ve ever heard her sound. She sounds so much more passionate, expressive and real. I get chills listening to the album. “Miss You” is sooo beautiful!

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  27. Jay

    …also 4 is most definitely gonna be a classic! It’s just perfect. And she sang her butt off on I Care! You betta sang B! lol

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  28. andre is an idiot

    I am happy for Beyonce but I hope that Andre gets his share of negativity that he seems to spread around. We haven’t heard much from him lately because he has been busy sleeping with women and never calling them back. He is notorious for telling women that he is single meanwhile he is sleeping with his employees and has a girlfriend. I feel sorry for his son Seven because he has to live knowing his dad is a deceitful person.

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  29. SEVEN BENJAMIN

    Andre 3000′s son SEVEN BENJAMIN has to live knowing his father goes around hurting people. Andre 3000 uses women for sex and doesn’t bother to treat them like human beings. He doesn’t call them to make sure they are okay. He tells women he is single eventhough he is seeing many other women. Andre 3000 is unprofessional and sleeps with his employees. Andre 3000 has low self esteem, disrespects himself, lies to himself and others. Classmates of SEVEN BENJAMIN should know that Seven is not lucky to have a father who is 36 and acts like a total jackass.

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