Beyonce posts more pics of Blue Ivy on vacation, is Bey scrapping her new album?

Here are some photos of Beyonce and Blue Ivy from Bey’s Tumblr. These are Beyonce-approved photos of Beyonce, provided by Beyonce and that’s just fine with me. I always find it interesting – and perhaps more revealing than she ever intends – to see which photos of herself Beyonce chooses to show the world. Beyonce doesn’t want to be a meme. She doesn’t want you to see her looking anything other than beautiful. But she has no problems posting photos of herself without any makeup, with her hair a mess and looking low-key. I guess Beyonce is confident that she’s still really pretty without makeup. And she is.

Blue Ivy is cute too – Beyonce usually only posts photos of the back of Blue’s head, but there are actually a couple of pics of Blue’s face in this bunch. I think Blue is starting to really look like Jay, but I’m confident that Beyonce’s genes will kick in soon enough. The photos all seem to be from some kind of fabulous vacation, and if you go on Bey’s tumblr, you’ll see more pics of Solange and Tina Knowles too. I guess Jay-Z is the one behind the camera for the photos of Beyonce and Blue?

As for Beyonce’s long-awaited album… Beyonce keeps dropping “singles” although it seems like no one really knows that much about the actual album. Super-producer Diplo of Major Lazer gave a lengthy interview to The Sun this weekend, and Diplo basically says that the half-dozen tracks that Beyonce has already released (or partially released) might have already been scrapped from the album. He’s definitely throwing some shade on Bey:

Speaking to SFTW in Barcelona before a gig with his group Major Lazer he recalls Beyoncé using their song Pon De Floor for her track Girls (Who Run The World), and trying to persuade her that the sound was old.

“When Beyoncé sampled Pon De Floor it was already in the clubs two years earlier and I told her that,” Diplo admits. “She said to me ‘No, but do people know this s***?’ So I was like ‘fine go ahead’. I don’t care, I’m in my own world.”

… Beyoncé’s also been asking for more of his trademark beats. [Sitting] by the pool in his Barcelona hotel he tells SFTW: “I just did two songs for her new album, well, I tried. I think she scrapped the record.”

“The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand new ideas. I like to work from scratch, (but) sometimes I get called in to fix songs.”

[From The Sun]

Huh. That’s interesting. Beyonce’s last album, Four, did not do as well as her previous albums, and she really didn’t have any big, career-defining mega-hits come out of that album. That was before Blue Ivy and Beyonce’s big comeback and her deal with Pepsi and all of that. There’s a lot of expectations for Beyonce’s new album, and I wonder if Beyonce isn’t just being an anal-retentive perfectionist about everything to the point where she’s scrapping songs for not being up to her idea of herself as some kind of “hit-machine”.

Photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. Dawn says:

    I love that last picture where they are walking away. Cute!

  2. KLO says:

    The pics are nice.

    actually I wouldn´t mind her taking a break and then in a couple years coming back with something fresh.

    She has the voice and talent to do some stuff more interesting than the screamy pop songs she is doing now.

  3. bns says:

    She is so beautiful and Blue is adorable, but someone will find a way to sh-t on her for this and call her a narcissist.

    • Ellie66 says:

      The baby is adorable and she is a very pretty woman she looks better without make-up.

    • cs says:

      Beyonce is very pretty.. But the reality, she still hasn’t top Adele, Tayor or Brittney as far has most albums sold.. Her material is old, no great songs, no new generation following her work, dated dance moves.
      Again, I hear more about Rihanna’s worldwide concerts than Beyonce’s..
      I Don’t believe Beyonce doesn’t look on the internet.. People commented about her dressing her daughter in boy’s clothing, her hair a mess and not wearing bows.. All of a sudden.. Beyonce is dressing Blu in bows and dresses.

      • apsutter says:

        I need to know who in the hell is talking about Rihanna’s tour over Bey. Riri barely sings, doesn’t dance, and just gyrates all over the stage because she’s so “sexy.” I have my problems with Beyoncé but there is no denying that she runs circles around Rihanna.

      • NM9005 says:

        Adele’s success was unexpected. From Beyoncé, people do expect hits and so she dissapoints. 4 wasn’t great sales wise but critics did love it and it wasn’t a complete flop either.

        Spears was never a great singer, she was a dancer. Xtina was the singer but not a dancer fyi. Now that she can’t dance at all let alone emote and know that she has zero control about her career and love life, I would rather look up to Bey who does have massive control. She’s a businesswoman, Spears…a medicated sweet sad puppet. When’s the last time Spears threw down???

        Yes, Rihanna being late for hours, being sick, being exhausted, having a hangover, looking for trouble on Twitter, walking around half naked. But learning how to dance properly is not one of her favourite activities. Let alone sing AND dance like Bey can.

      • Collar says:

        Beyonce is a far better concert artist than Riri, comeon. And I am pretty sure her tour is doing better than the Seven. I know I read an article somewhere about this, let me try track it down. I know Beyonce was adding dates on the tour just last month to address demand.

    • HappyMom says:

      Because she is? She is gorgeous and talented, and her baby is adorable, her husband is also really talented, I admire his success and I think they are happily married. I also think they’re both completely annoying and if you want to seriously keep your private life private-don’t release any personal pictures of your family.

    • Liv says:

      Maybe because she is a narcissist? ;-)

      Everyone knows that she’s extremely beautiful (too much plastic surgery, fake hair and nails for my taste, nonetheless one of the most beautiful women), but she is unbelievably narcissistic!

    • NM9005 says:

      She is confident and beautiful enough to show a more ‘scruffy’ (in Hollywood terms) look and still look awesome.

      Nobody during a heavy workout or performance wants to be pictured all over the internet. I don’t know why that is narcissistic for her only. Not that I’m claiming she isn’t a narcissist because she IS obviously.

      As for Blue, she’s cute regardless of who she looks like the most. People go through a lot of phases so why people are worried about a toddler’s looks are beyond me. It’s not like she needs them for anything.

      Even if she ends up butt ugly according to society’s narrow and ever-changing standards, she’ll still be filthy rich, have a crazy legacy and super connections. And let’s rather hope she’ll inherit her parent’s business sense and work ethic and develop a great personality!

      Looks are superfluous for the talented and succesful or should be. She will not need looks to social climb her ass to the top. Looks are very unimportant in the grand scheme, just a nice bonus imo.

    • blaize says:

      @bns: I agree. Apparently people are really judgmental and fancy themselves pseudo-psychiatrists, so they think they can automatically diagnose strangers with things such as narcissism, bipolar, or an eating disorder over the internet. There’s also this modern-day assumption that any celebrity or person who takes pictures of herself on twitter or instagram MUST be a narcissist. I just roll my eyes when I read that kind of assumption on the internet, because it shows that these people really don’t fully understand what narcissism is and that they haven’t read about it. I bet if twitter and instagram existed in the roaring 20′s, people would have been taking pics of themselves then too.

  4. ncboudicca says:

    I don’t mind when there aren’t a lot of photos of celebs’ kids’ faces. Too many freaks out there that might want to hurt or kidnap a child.

    Meanwhile, I wish I looked that good on my best day. Beyonce sort of gets on my nerves but she’s beautiful.

  5. Buckwild says:

    I like the pictures. Blue looks adorable.

    I do think Beyonce could benefit from going away and working on new material while giving people a chance to actually miss her. And Diplo does not sound very professional in this interview – if he wasn’t happy with working for Beyonce then he doesn’t have to provide her with sounds since “he’s in his own world”. Throwing shade at her just makes him sound like a d-ck.

    • mimifarrow says:

      Diplo is an amazing producer, I think he was just telling it like it is. She keeps coming at him for “new ideas” because she has none of her own. I mean he straight up told her that Pon De Floor was already done, but she wanted to know if the peons “know this shit”. Ha.

    • Tiffany says:

      I think he was referring to her when he said that. He was expressing how he felt. I agree with the other posts, she needs to go away and write so new, original material. She is sampling songs that are two years old.

  6. lisa2 says:

    Beyonce is beautiful. NObody can argue that. And if you look at pictures of Bey as a child. Blue is there.

    I’m more interested in the music situation. She is or was on tour. I thought she was doing new music. I can’t for anything tell you what her last song was. She and Mirah are struggling to keep up with these other women. And I think they are both worried. Both have postponed the release of the albums. And that is becoming the story. If Bey doesn’t bring something new and interesting same with Mirah they are going to be in trouble. There is a lot of competition out there. younger competition is just the tip of it all.

    • apsutter says:

      I agree with your assessment but I think it is a MUCH bigger problem for Bey than Mimi. Mariah’s been in the industry for 2 decades and already conquered music. She’s incredibly wealthy and will have a lasting legacy. Plus her catalog is already so large and she has so many devoted fans that she could just coast into old age like Diana Ross has done. But Bey is younger and has only had 3 very successful records. Her situation is tenuous which is probably why she’s taking so long with the new album.

  7. Jess says:

    She doesn’t make good albums. Never has. Every single album she’s put out has had 1-2 big hits, 2-3 ok/average songs, and the rest has just been exceptionally boring filler.

    It always amazes me that she’s such a big name. I was looking at her discography, and I only really recognized a handful of her solo singles at first glance, and I had to look up most of the others before I remembered them (and now an hour later I couldn’t tell you what any of them sounded like or distinguish one from the other). Compared to Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Britney back in the day, hell even Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera, she doesn’t have a great body of work. Lady Gaga had 3 massive and memorable hits off of an 8 track EP, Beyonce has had maybe 6-7 massive, memorable hits during her entire decade long solo career (and one of those was a duet). Other than Single Girls, she doesn’t even make amazing video’s. I don’t get it.

    • Linda says:

      I think her last album 4, is her best album so far. I really loved it, she gave me old school rnb, a bit of Motown and new edition. I saw a lot of growth from her in her last album and I think that album does not get the recognition it so deserves.

      • Kcaia says:

        I agree. I believe the best albums are the ones that are full of great songs you’ll never even hear on the radio. And the best artists are the ones that can create that kind of album over and over again.

      • NM9005 says:

        4 is better and different than her other efforts, it grew on me. End of Time is my life! Although B’day gave me ‘Get me Bodied’ so I’m torn just because of the 1 damn song!

        She did say she believes people don’t make albums anymore and 4 really was ‘her album’. It’s quite coherent too and she is very proud of it so maybe she doesn’t care about the hitsingles anymore but the quality?

        If you look at the mainstream hits, a lot of them are pretty shit. I mean, Pitbull has a career by singing the same 4 sentences on every song he does so having a hit doesn’t mean you’re a great artist. It says you appeal to a dumbed down mass who enjoys the same beats and artists on a loop.

      • apsutter says:

        I loved 4 too. Rather Die Young, Start Over, Countdown, Party, End of Time, I Was Here…love all of them. I think it’s actually some of her most heartfelt music to date(especially Start Over) Actually the only song I didn’t care for was Girls because it sounded like obvious radio bait.

      • Collar says:

        I also LOVED 4. It was a great break from the electronic crap that Chris Brown and company keep labelling as RnB. Even Usher had sold out for a minute, SMDH. I wasnt surprised that it didnt have mega radio hits. It wasnt aiming for a modern sound and I expect the label understood there would be some hell to pay on sales.

        Just as long as she doesnt start putting out the generic crap thats out. I swear I cant tell Rihanna, Miley and Selena Gomez apart over the radio. And Kesha and Katy Perry could be the same person, seriously.

    • Amanda G says:

      I disagree. I Am Sasha Fierce was a good album from top to bottom. Four was good too and it went against the grain of what is popular in pop right now. Four definitely had a few shit songs on it, but the rest were really good.

    • blaize says:

      I don’t really get the appeal of Katy Perry, other than her fashion. I’m sick of Gaga, because her fans (not all of them) are so bitchy toward other female artists. I hope her next album flops. I like some of Rihana’s music. Even though I dislike her as a person, mostly because she took Chris Brown back.

      Britney has some catchy songs that I like too, but she is THE QUEEN of overrated pop stars. She should not have had a 15-year-long career with so little talent. As a person I think she gets too much crap for being mentally ill.

      • Liv says:

        So you don’t like Gaga because of her fans?

        I think Britney’s problem was that her family got in the way – she is clearly really talented.

      • blaize says:

        @Liv: I know it’s kind of silly, but sometimes if a celebrity’s fans are really nasty toward other artists- especially if those other artists happen to be ones that I like- it will make me dislike that celebrity.

        That’s why I originally didn’t like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez- a lot of their fans used to use them to slut-shame certain female celebrities that I like, (The virgin/whore/slut-shaming rape apologist thing makes me feel stabby! You’ll notice that I bitch at anyone who starts it) so I started to resent Taylor and Selena and look for reasons to dislike them. I’m mostly over my Taylor/Selena resentment now though. This was when I was 16. I’m ok with Selena, but I still dislike Taylor a little.

        I also originally disliked Justin Bieber because of his fans, but recently he’s given me valid reason not to like him.

  8. nicegirl says:

    love, love, LOVE her swimsuit rompers, those are AWESOME

  9. A says:

    Katy, Britney, Gaga (ugh) and Rihanna (duh) is working on new material or are set to release soon. Beyonce’s probably waiting those out.

  10. gogoGorilla says:

    I think she’s beautiful. I also think she’s a bit limited in the music department because she, like Mariah, is desperate to cling to a certain image of herself. I’m not really sure you can grow much as an artist when everything has to be how fabulous and grindable and hottt you are.

  11. apsutter says:

    I could actually see this because she’s taking so long with this new album. She’s in the middle of a freaking world tour and yet there is no definitive news. I think she should take a lesson from her own playbook and not try and make it too perfect. She made B-day in like two weeks and that record had tons of hits.

  12. Raquel says:

    This woman never needs to call the paps. She is her own paparazzi.

  13. Tiffany27 says:

    How does one have so many pics of themselves? It’s like there’s a camera within 5 feet of her 24/7.

  14. IWantToLiveInNew York says:

    “Beyonce – approved photos of Beyonce, provided by Beyonce”

    There is a lot of Beyonce in there.

    While I appreciate the fact the she doesn’t look ‘perfect’ in every shot, there still seems like a lot of control going on. When I was living my “trying to being perfect life” I was so exhausted and it was very time consuming.

    I just want to tell her to relax and the world wont end if someone doesn’t take a flattering photo of you.

  15. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    I agree Jess, SHe’s so simple and simplistic; this is what happens when you’re manufactured from a young age; the interview confirmed she has no musical talent/sense, and must rely on other people; as much as I don’t like Madonna, Madge was huge in the 80s/90s better songs, played in rock style stadium venues, and had a sense of playfulness and artistry that this vapid chick completely lacks.Also, the great bands of the 60s/70s blow this vapid chick away – they wrote there own material and didn’t rely on wraparound media to keep them popular – many are still popular today among the younger crowd, something beyawnce won’t have to worry about 20/30/40 yrs. from now.

  16. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She looks like Shakira.

  17. emmie_a says:

    How do you know that Beyonce isn’t wearing makeup in these pics?? I highly doubt that this is how Beyonce just wakes up. Her hair and makeup is done in all of these pics. It’s not her stage makeup but it’s her ‘Oh I look so perfect au natural’ makeup. And I see she has, as always, used photoshop to make inches disappear from her body. Photoshopping her *personal* photos just goes to show how absolutely fake she is.

    • blaize says:

      That doesn’t make her fake. It just means that she- like many other females- has some insecurities about her looks. Completely understandable, considering the industry she’s in.

      • emmie_a says:

        Photoshopping every single photo and publishing it as *real life Beyonce* is FAKE. Everything this woman does is fake and it’s so obvious that it is almost sad. And insecurities? Don’t you think she is perpetuating others insecurities by portraying an unobtainable highly staged life?

      • blaize says:

        By taking pictures of herself and her family having fun? No. I think she’s a celebrity giving her fans what they want to see.

        I do wish more women in Hollywood would stand up against some of the beauty standards by refusing things such as plastic surgery and airbrushing- that would be good for other women and girls. But at the same time, I see how harsh society is with women about it and I think it’s got to be hard for females who have been the industry for a long time, or since they were teens.

  18. apsutter says:

    These pics are cute and she is gorgeous. I have always thought she was her most beautiful when she’s more natural and in her “street style.” The pic of her standing in the bathing suit with little Blue just out of frame is great. She looks crazy young there.

  19. Lark says:

    Bey is beautiful. As far as her music, I feel kind of bad for her. She is vastly more talented than Rihanna, Katy Perry, and the rest of the pop ilk. The problem is that so many people want to buy the manufactured cotton candy music, so when she tries to make an old-school adult album like 4 it doesn’t go down well. There are very few who succeed in the vein of Kanye (crazy but original) or Adele (beautiful songs that aren’t your traditional pop like Lady Gaga). The public seems to want Britney more than it wants a group that sounds like the former TLC.

    It’d be great if she could kind of revive the Destiny Child/TLC type of music.

  20. Sal says:

    Maybe it’s not Jay behind the pics. Didn’t we read a few moths ago that she actually has a personal photographer with her all the time or something?

  21. mslewis says:

    I think it’s funny that people on here are saying Beyonce is “natual” and without make-up in these photos. If you think that blond weave is “natural” and she has no make-up on then you might need your eyes checked. Solange is so much more naturally beautiful.

    Also, Blue looks like her father and she is not cute. Sorry. The good news is, she’s just a baby and has plenty of time to grow out of it and look more like her Mom or Aunt.

  22. Bridget says:

    I’m probably in the minority, but while I agree that Bey is a successful singer, I’ve never felt the Superstar label was really justified. She’s all image, with okay pop songs and a few more than okay songs mixed in. To each their own, but I’ve always found her voice kind of hard on the ears.

  23. Tara says:

    Honestly, its just pretty cool to see a young, prosperous family lovingly spending quality time together. Now of course with this being The Carters they do not mind milking the moment a little. But why shouldnt fans be allowed to see the celebrities they follow in relaxed, playful moments? Our comments prove their is a market. Besides, if their relationship was rife with wild fights, public drunkenness and cheating rumors we would all be yelling. But the fact is that this is a family that works hard and plays hard. Their daughter is beautiful and will grow up with parents who will teach her the value of hard work, strength, resilience and yes, ambition.

    As for the rest, well…Bey is a beautiful woman whether all natural, lightly made up or heavily glammed up for the camera.thats just how it is, folks, lol. I LOVE her voice, feel so-so about her songs and when she performs you dimply cant look away. I like the fact singers like Bey and Mimi are obsessed with big hair, stilleto heels, glittering outfits and their public image. It means they dont want to disappoint their fans and it reminds me of the legendary Motown divas. Despite what you think of her music we should thank God for Bey when we see other singers with tangled crayon colored hair, post hangover outfits or stripperware.

    bey clearly thinks she is a goddess and sometimes that annoys me but is that the worse thing our daughters can strive to be? Should we want them to entertain heads of state and surround themselves with loving families or drink vodka out of the bottle and rage tweet? Should we bring out the sharp knives when male performers dont have to face this scrutiny?

  24. Amelia says:

    She keeps posting personal photos to keep her self relevant, so we wouldn’t forget her. But many people think she is full of her self cos she is telling us to bow,calling herself a Queen and putting a crown on her little girl. The day she would sing a soulful song like Adele and Mariah would be the day I believe she can truly carry a tune.She is a medicore singer at best, it is her looks and her destiny’s child gliz that has carried her this far.

    • blaize says:

      It’s normal for celebs to post pictures on the internet, and to try to remain relevant. I don’t have a problem with any of them doing that.

      Beyoncé can sing, but she’s not amazing. I’ve heard better. She’s better than Britney, Katy, Rihana, and maybe Lady Gaga, but she’s not as good as Amy Lee, Mariah Carey, or Christina Aguilera.

  25. Joanna says:

    those are beautiful pictures.

  26. Dommy Dearest says:

    Can’t stand her and her husband’s god complex attitudes. At all. I hope her and her husband become irrelevant sooner rather than later.

  27. diva says:

    Must be nice to have a professional photographer around to take approved pics of yourself on another vacation

  28. xxx says:

    Bey’s last album was awful. She should go back to more soulful stuff with a few fun, sexy tunes thrown in. The original Destiny’s Child album was so good. I’d love to hear more in that vein from her. But I think she’ll try and be a safe version of Rihanna instead. :S

  29. RHONYC says:

    adorable pics. baby girls at this age are a lil’ slice of heaven! :-D

  30. mar says:

    she may have “minimal” makeup, but that long blonde weave is fake as hell. If my hair looked perfect all the time then life would be great.

  31. emma says:

    she’s an interesting celebrity personality, not so great a singer.

  32. Joanna says:

    i love how she’s so vain she cuts her own baby out of most of the shots of her.