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Beyonce Apologizes for Sampling Challenger Disaster Audio on 'XO'

Beyonce Apologizes for Sampling Challenger Disaster Audio on 'XO'

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The 32-year-old entertainer recently apologized for sampling audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster in her new song “XO.”

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“My heart goes out to the families of those lost in the Challenger disaster. The song ‘XO’ was recorded with the sincerest intention to help heal those who have lost loved ones and to remind us that unexpected things happen, so love and appreciate every minute that you have with those who mean the most to you,” Beyonce shared to ABC News. She added, “The songwriters included the audio in tribute to the unselfish work of the Challenger crew with hope that they will never be forgotten.”

The Challenger tragically killed seven crew members when it exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986.

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# 1

huh? I doubt very seriously that’s what she was thinking when she used that track. She was thinking about making money, writing a hit.

# 2

A vastly overrated woman, trying to make $ out of a tragedy. Very poor taste.

# 3

Nicely written….by her PR flack.

# 4

“The song was recorded with the intention of helping to heal those who lost loved ones”………..I think someone has a slightly inflated sense of their own importance.

# 5
Classless @ 12/30/2013 at 9:13 pm

Has this bloody woman no decency? she feels that she is above everyone, instead of apologising and correcting it, she makes up some lame reason saying it is a tribute. If it was a tribute, then she would have contacted the families before, to make sure she would not offend.

# 6

@clueless…. Everyone knows Beyonce isn’t the brightest lightbulb, she doesn’t even know what NASA stands for , she probably thinks it’s a rap group.

# 7

Always partying? More like having suckups and sycophants constantly there to kiss your ring. Beyonce’s power is fading. Money can push a star so long and so far. When you resort to using a situation where people died to sell your songs, you have nothing to say. My cents.

# 8

All u prejudice white people on this blog only bash the black entertainers because you all are jealous that’s all I have to say

# 9

Peggy, race has nothing to do with this. I found Beyonce’s choice here to be quite distasteful and opportunistic, and I am far from white. I am human, first and always.

@Peggy: Yes they always shitting there bad ignorant ass opinions on Beyonce like literally no one wouldn’t even known about this if the white winged conservatives didn’t say anything about it I sure didn’t know nothing about space shuttle thing but my heart goes out to the family who lost there love one’s though.

@Peggy: @Tiana: Can you two please stfu!? You are an embarrassment to black people such as myself!
Beyonce is an ignorant hoodrat and her drug dealer misogynist husband is the same! Dumb as rocks. Remember when Jay Z tried to sell those tshirts at occupy wallstreet.
How in the world can you worship these morons who have done nothing for the black community! I dare say they are a part of the destruction but you’ll probably blame “whitey” for that too.

@Tiana: “I sure didn’t know…” you say that like you’re proud of your ignorance. Have some damn pride and educate yourself ffs.

TobiasMerriweather @ 12/30/2013 at 9:59 pm

@Somme: We’re talking about something that took place in the 80′s. So she used a sample of dialogue. How many people remember let alone were alive when this terrible event took place? Won’t even rant further about who truly were, was and are still effected by this outside of family members and those folks who happened to be in or around CC in 86? Me? Was alive in 86 but was much much too young to have it in my collective radar. After typing this whinge will place it back in the place that’s reserved for things that happened way back then…

I wish I could say I am surprised…but seeing how dumb Beyonce is, I sadly am not.
Remember this is the woman who can barely speak and don’t you dare blame it on a Houston accent. She sounds dumb period. I cringe and always feel embarrassed whenever I hear her talk.
She sounds like a damn hoodrat hick.
And let’s not even mention her former drug dealer husband who calls black women B’s and H’s and have made lots of $$ degrading black women….Remember the tshirts he tried to sell during occupy wall street!? These two dumb buffoons are an embarrassment to life.

She and apparently also her fans are not very smart.

@Ugh:
You’re not black

POSER

It just amazes me how so many is hating on bey her music rocks and she has talent and she smart and she is successful black woman doing her thing

Having an accent doesn’t make you stupid. Everyone has one. She isn’t the first artist to sample something from something tragic that happened and made it into something like a “memoir”. Give the woman a break. She apologized, shut up about it. People took stuff from 9/11 and made a memoir song about it does it make them bad artists or bad people? No. Shut up.

My heart goes out as well but they are only a big thing out of it because it’s a black female and she has a major impact on the music industry and I think that is so unfair

@Tobias. Slavery took place a 150 years ago, that doesn’t mean a person doesn’t show respect for the subject matter in the media …..she’s using a national tragedy to sell a stupid song, besides the fact the family of the members who died have objected to her commercial use of the recording … your rationalization for her is obscene . Everyone knows that Beyonce and her thug husband are classless people who are barely literate but is there no end to their money grubbing ways…. And I guess @ Peggy white people aren’t racist when their buying her music and tickets to her concerts, people like you are pathetic, cause it ani’t black people keeping her is her fur coats and real hair wigs.

Everybody is entitled to their opinion and I am sure she doesn’t care about what her haters have to say because she is a Grown woman and she can do whatever she wants and she is laughing right to the bank

Anne this does not have nothing to do with slavery they are messing with her because she is a black artist period

And Anne her husband is not a thug my dear he is a smart businessman and always make Forbes list every year so felt your facts correct

If the proceeds of the song went to the families or an education fund etc, her excuse would be acceptable. Essentially she is profiting from death. Disgusting.

@Ugh: you need to stfu you sound like u would be an embarrassment yourself because you’re just a hater

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