Sunday, 8 December 2019

Beyoncé: "Uh, what residency?!"

Does Bey see herself too big to do one?
Over the weekend, it was widely rumoured that Beyoncé was set to officially announce a Las Vegas residency for 2020. You'd recall she did a Vegas residency in 2009, where she performed a series of shows at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. She also released a live album, 'I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance,' featuring recordings from the Vegas stint. Well, her rep now denies the residency rumours, which suggested the residency would have made Beyoncé the highest-paid entertainer in the city. It’s “absolutely not true,” her rep tells Variety. Does anyone know what happened to the immensely accurate Twitter handle TheBeyHiveTeam? They would have known the real tea. Oh wait, after a quick check it states the account got suspended. They most likely got struck off because they knew too much (most likely from someone on the inside) and breaching confidentiality. Let's not forget they were the first ones to announce that Bey's new album at the time was going to be called, 'Lemonade.'

It's surprising Bey was quick to deny this, because a rumour like this normally wouldn't faze her and she would just let it die out. Maybe it's because she knows she has too much juice left to do a residency, which is highly seen as the place artists go to (semi) retire. She's also aware her fans would be freaking out over it. Why a Vegas residency right before 40 when she could easily announce a stadium world tour at this very moment and it would effortlessly sell out in minutes? Also... it's been almost four years since Bey released her last studio album 'Lemonade.' It should also be noted that this is the longest Bey has gone without releasing an actual studio album ('The Lion King: The Gift' doesn't count.) It's highly likely she would release at least one more studio album, before considering doing a residency. That said, I don't see her waiting 20 years to do one either.
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