Beyonce in a Walter Mendez gown at the Tidal benefit concert: stunning or meh?

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Back in September, Jay-Z announced that the upcoming TIDAL concert in Brooklyn would be a massive fundraiser for the many victims of natural disasters. At the time, I think the idea was that the money would go towards Texas and Florida, both states having seen historic and devastating hurricanes and flooding. Jay-Z and Beyonce later added relief to Puerto Rico on their agenda, and this thing turned into a massive benefit concert featuring many artists. The benefit concert went down in Brooklyn last night.

While Beyonce did come out for the event, she did not perform. Jay even joked about that on stage. I do sort of wonder why she didn’t perform though? Granted, she just had the babies earlier this year and she’s not ready to undertake a tour schedule or dance her ass off while she’s performing. But surely she could have just stood there and sung one or two songs? She did not. But she came out anyway, and she wore this gorgeous emerald-colored Walter Mendez gown. She looks amazing.

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Here are some additional photos from the event – I’m including shots of Cardi B, Willow Smith, Iggy Azalea (who looks very sad), and Lin Manuel Miranda.

TIDAL X Brooklyn 2017: Live on Tour - Red Carpet arrivals

TIDAL X Brooklyn 2017: Live on Tour - Red Carpet arrivals

TIDAL X Brooklyn 2017: Live on Tour - Red Carpet arrivals

TIDAL X Brooklyn 2017: Live on Tour - Red Carpet arrivals

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  1. Pandy says:

    Ridiculous look for a concert imho. Iggy and the dude in jeans look the most appropriate. Although I do like the mint mini as well.

  2. Mermaid says:

    I think she looks gorgeous and I love that color on her.

    • detritus says:

      That colour <3

    • whatWHAT? says:

      not a HUGE fan of that dress though it looks fab on Bey…and THAT COLOR. perfect.

      Cardi’s outfit reminds me of something I would have worn to a school dance in the early 80’s. color, fabric, style…all of it.

      Willow Smith looks great…funky, quirky and age appropriate…her outfit looks like something I would have worn to school in the early 80s.

      and LIN! My secret boyfriend! Nothing but LOVE for him.

      • Kitten says:

        Love the color but the style and fabric is kinda…
        That being said, she looks sexy AF–hair and makeup on-point.

        Willow is so stunning. I mean, really jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

      • Lady D says:

        With her parents Willow was always going to be gorgeous.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, the green is beautiful but I think the cut and fabric aren’t great. Beyonce looks beautiful anyway, though.

        Willow looks great. I think it gives her a lot of power to cover up and still look so confident. I love that coat.

      • shlockOftheNEw says:

        I think Willow has really grown into her looks. Also loving the alternative look vs, tight this tight that.

  3. Mia4s says:

    Boy the dress code for this was obviously left a bit vague! Beyonce looks ready for the Golden Globes, Willow looks ready for a Seventeen photo shoot, Lin-Manuel looks ready to catch a movie at the multiplex on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and Iggy looks….yeah I’ll just leave that alone.

    • Snazzy says:

      Haha ya that’s what I thought too!

    • AnnaKist says:

      Mia4s, your comment made me giggle and nod in agreement. The fabric on Beyoncé’s dress looks really cheap. Hate the dress but love the colour. Iggy looks as if she utilised the painter’s tape to embellish her outfit. The mint mini is nice, and LMM looks comfy, but then, I’d likely turn up to anything in an outfit similar to Ms Smith, because 1: I know nothing about fashion and 2: I hate dressing up.

    • lucy2 says:

      Right? What sort of even has one attendee in a fancy gown and another in sneakers and jeans?

      AnnaKist I agree – gorgeous color, oddly cheap looking fabric. She looks great though.

    • Melanie says:

      B looks like a Barbie doll from the 80’s. Hair and make up reminds me of Jennifer Lopez, both gorgeous women. J Lo would have pulled this look off.

  4. Neelyo says:

    Iggy Azalea’s lips look droopy, like Botox gone wrong.

  5. HH says:

    Yes to Beyoncé and a no (forever – lol) to Iggy.

  6. Crackfox says:

    Cardi looks amazing. I love watching her glow up.

  7. Beth says:

    Beyonce looks like she’s wearing a halter top dress twisted the wrong way. I think all of them look bad, no celebrity dresses well these days

  8. Allie B says:

    This might be the best I’ve ever seen her look! I hate her street and red carpet style. There’s always something off, but not this time.

  9. MissAmanda says:

    love her jewelry style but her earlobes are getting longer and longer! lol

  10. minx says:

    Don’t really like any of the outfits. Good to see LMM.

  11. Cupcake says:

    The colors make her look like the Joker.

  12. Harryg says:

    No no no it’s all tacky. Like ALWAYS.

  13. Ankhel says:

    Beyonce looks very pretty from the neck up… The rest could’ve been Mariah Carey. Tacky and too tight.

    • Lizard says:

      Same, her dress is at least one size too small. I like the color, though.
      Willow Smith is killing it – she is so stunning and I love her style!

    • tracking says:

      +2 She’s gorgeous and has a great figure, but I don’t think too-tight dresses ever do any real favors.

  14. OTHER RENEE says:

    Hey if I had a figure like that, I’d wear that dress too.

    I was wondering who the ridiculously-dressed person was and then realized it’s Willow Smith. Of course it is.

  15. JenB says:

    Beyonce looks stunning. Admittedly, I LOVE green gowns. Still think Angelina’s best look was in a green gown well into her third trimester.

  16. nikzilla says:

    Everyone is dressed awful except for Queen B.

  17. Jayna says:


  18. Donna says:

    She looks tacky. Are we all still supposed to pretend her obviously enhanced lips are a holdover from the pregnancy (as she tried to claim)?

    • Lynnie says:

      God forbid a black woman have naturally full lips before and after a pregnancy 🙄. Anywayyyyy, y’all had a whole thread to dissect and throw out your (ridiculous and desperate) theories about her lips, so if you need something to make you feel better I guess you can look on the comments on that article. That being said this topic should seriously die. It looked stupid then and it looks stupid now.

    • Artemis says:

      Sooo, it’s OK for Beyoncé to have excess weight all over her body which is normal post partum but it not OK she still holds on to her fuller lips? Last pregnancy she was judged for not being big enough, now that’s she’s big all over people are focusing on her damn lips….It’s always something isn’t it???

      Her body clearly has not recovered yet and it’s more likely her hormones are doing a number on her which is to be expected considering she carried 2 babies this time and she’s in her mid-30s! Have you seen her? She’s still thick AF! The woman looked very uncomfortable in her 3rd trimester despite all the glam posts on her Insta. Can she for once be human and not snap back? You would think this would make people happy but no it must be something else, something unnatural. Let ha breathe.

      She said she wasn’t going to try and get into shape quickly like she did with Blue and it shows. Come back a year postpartum and then try to make a point. Not 4 months postpartum.
      And I think her lips are already a bit smaller. They’re not as plump as during the pregnancy and she has naturally fuller lips anyway. Again compare when she’s reached her target weight/performance weight not when she’s still soft all over…

      • M&M says:

        Long time reader. First time poster.
        Just for this. YAAAAAAASSSSSSS!!!!!
        I remember reading posts that said she had fillers after her pregnancy and she was looking like a Kardashian. Which um, well no. She was hella swollen. It’s gone now. See? No fillers.
        She looks incredible. Not for a woman who just gave birth to twins but incredible for a woman. Yes, her lips look a little fuller but she is still swollen dammit!
        She can’t win.

  19. Sophia's Side eye says:

    Bey looks beautiful. Her body is amazing. *sigh*

  20. Veronica says:

    I feel like I hate should hate this outfit on her since it’s patently kind of ridiculous, but her poise and A-game on the makeup is pulling this off in a way I don’t think a lot of people could.

  21. jugil1 says:

    Bey looks gorgeous. I can’t with Iggy….

  22. Lynnie says:

    Iggy has reached Rita Ora status in the way she’s still hanging on to the industry.

    I love LMM as much as the next person, but if I hear the words “benefit gala” I don’t think jeans would ever come up in my mind.

    I haven’t seen Willow in a minute! Gorg as always 😊😊.

    Didn’t Bey wear the purple stole/wrap thing to a similar event with a purple dress in the past? It always makes me smile to see celeb’s rewearing things. That being said I think I like it with this dress much more just because of the contrast (which screams Christmasy, but then again I’ve been listening to carols since August so obviously I’m ready 😂). Love her hair and her earring game has always been strong 😍

  23. Donskie says:

    Congrats on your new lips Beyoncé!!!

    • geekychick says:

      come on. Woman had twins less than 6 months ago. I didn’t look like myself for the whole first year post-partum, and I had just one baby. My friends commented that they now know how fillers would look on my face after that first year.

    • FF says:

      Okay, I’ll bite.

      Let’s say she did randomly plump her lips while still lactating and it’s not due to the residual post partum water retention/weight gain/hormone changes of carrying twins.

      Why would she do that?

      Could it be because – in this speculative hypothetical – it was because she’d been made to feel unnatractive during pregnancy? Nevermind who or what could have made an attractive young woman like herself feel that way.

      But by all means gloat about something as if it’s some bizarre victory because another woman felt or was made to feel insecure for a moment.

      All of these comments make it look like you’re just waiting for a reason to mock her. Lol, did she hurt you or something?

  24. harperb says:

    everybody here looks super cheap.

  25. DavidBowie says:

    I actually winced when I saw the dress and that purple thing she’s carrying. Her body is beautiful though.

  26. Applepie says:

    All I can see is fur. For that reason I’m done with your stupid ass.

  27. i don't know her says:


  28. Bxhal says:

    Beyonce looks so hot here damn!

  29. KLO says:

    Beyonce herself looks great but this outfit is ugly. Like a witch outfit from the Muppet show.

  30. Erica_V says:

    Love the color of the dress but not the cut. HAAAAATE the fur yuck. Hair and makeup is perfection. But what was the dress code here because LMM is in dirty jeans and sneakers, Willow looks like she walked 4 miles up hill both ways in the snow to get there and Bey is in a gown…?

    Cardi looks SO CUTE! I love how her red carpet style is so different from her on stage looks and her everyday Fashion Nova gear.

    Iggy looks like she had recent bad face work done. Never the day of the event dear. never the day of.

  31. CharlieBouquet says:

    Willow is ethereal. Bey in that hue is divine, her lips look like uhh…lips, I don’t understand the noise over them? Don’t like the hair, looks like a JLO wig. As for the ears. How do people wear hub caps on their ears?! I once bought a set of rhodonite earrings that are so beautiful but they sit in a drawer because they give me Spock ears, like they feel like fishing weights lol.

  32. Lilysmom says:

    Beyoncé continues to be the most over rated talent out there. It looks like she & Mariah Carey share the same stylist . However, at least MC has some pipes on her.

  33. Heave ho yoko says:

    Beyonce is gorgeous and can do no wrong. She looks incredibly joyless though, I hope it’s just poor photo choices. I really love cardi b and always wish her the best.

  34. Anare says:

    Beyoncé is beautiful but her clothing is almost always hideous. I am hard pressed to recall anything she has worn tha I thought was tasteful or fashionable. The color of the green dress is great but her whole look is tacky AF.

  35. Lylia says:

    I think Beyonce looks gorgeous. I am not seeing the lip fillers or breast job. I am seeing a pretty lady that looks a little tired and is nursing. I love her earrings. I agree Iggy just looks sad. Willow is so darn cute. She has her Dad’s eyes. I like her purse. Cardi’s outfit is cute. I think it looks Summery. Since Summer won’t leave I would go with it too, especially at a hot concert. I love the belt. Lin can do no wrong.

  36. Ringlover says:

    Can anyone id her finger rings please? Earrings are by Lorraine Schwartz but haven’t been able to find her rings anywhere!