Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Beyoncé Makes A Bold Statement About Love And Politics

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 03:  Beyonce walks backstage during the 2017 Budweiser Made in America festival - Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Beyoncé Makes A Bold Statement About Love And Politics

Plus, words from Idris Elba, Stevie Wonder and more.

Published September 15, 2017

It's been a dramatic week for celebrities. From Idris Elba going public with his new relationship to Beyoncé speaking out in support of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

See what some of your favorite famous faces had to say below:

  1. Beyoncé shares some powerful words on race and climate change in Hand in Hand video:

    “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together. Seeing everyone of different racial, social and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.”

  2. Idris Elba is enjoying the taken life:

    "I just think when you're a public persona, it's OK to be who you are. But I don't think you need to overly flaunt it. But at the same time, when you're happy and you're in love and whatever that is... It's actually a really good, liberating feeling. Like, 'Yo, this is what I'm with' and blah, blah, blah..."

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  3. Keke Wyatt responds to her husband calling her toxic:

    “One thing I’m not is I’m not crazy. I’m not toxic and I’m just human, you know?”

  4. Stevie Wonder speaks on everyone coming together to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

    "We come together today to love on people that have been devastated by the hurricanes. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences, and no political persuasions. It just loves."

  5. Tracee Ellis Ross says she would steal clothes from her iconic mother:

    “Lynn [W magazine reporter], you’re very kind to say did I borrow clothes from my mother. It sort of was more like stealing. I’m not going to lie. She would leave the house and I went in her room and looked out the window and saw her car go down the driveway, and I marched myself right into her bathroom and started taking clothes. What I liked to do is put them in my closet and live with them as if they were mine.”

  6. Ava DuVernay spoke on the prison system during her Emmys acceptance speech:

    "When all kinds of people are feeling aggressively demoralized and devalued, people of justice and dignity need to stand up and make our voices heard. Our voices are stronger than those that try to silence us."

  7. Eric Benet says he’s a fan of Jay-Z’s 4:44 despite the diss:

    “So I’m like — I’m in Cuba, chilling, when this whole thing goes down and my manager — we’re having dinner — and she shows me this little blog and, apparently, while I was in Cuba I was at Jay-Z’s house, like, banging on his door, like, saying, ‘Don’t talk about [her].”

  8. Here’s why Too Short likes the iPhone X’s facial recognition feature:

    “We’re going in the right direction. It would work for me because I know a lot of chicks and I can’t remember their name, I just turn my phone… Like, who are you.”

  9. Randy Jackson speaks on Janet’s divorce:

    “It was quite an abusive situation. It came on later in the relationship, verbal abuse and being [made to feel like] a prisoner in her own home. No pregnant woman needs to go through being called a b**ch every day. There were things like that. That’s what she went through.”

  10. Salt of Salt-N-Pepa recalled when they were co-workers with Martin Lawrence:

    “Martin Lawrence was trying to be a comedian. He sat in a cubicle next to me. I didn’t think he was funny.” Although the rap duo weren’t laughing with the aspiring comedian at the time, they made a pact with him, stating, “Whoever gets put on first will put the other one on.”

  11. Redman recalled a story about 9/11 that he never told anyone:

    “R.I.P. to all the [lives senselessly lost] on 9/11 and all the families that lost loved ones on 9/11 — my heart beats with you. This is a story I never told before: I worked late on 9/11, I passed the towers about 8:00 on 9/11… I pulled over on Bay Street and watched this whole, horrific event go down. I’ve been cursed with the number 9/11.”

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)


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