Now Let's Get inFORMATION
It's Monday, or should we say Beyoncé-day? If you own an electronic device with access to the internet, you're well aware that Beyoncé took over the universe once again. Queen Bey dropped a new single titled 'Formation." You can view it below if you haven't already. Now let's discuss!
It's easy to become enthralled with Beyoncé's videos. Her voice and moves are magical, and her confidence is palpable.
Beyoncé is the highest paid black artist of all time. She was the first woman to win six Grammys in one night. She is a feminist icon.But this video is important on a thousand different levels. Beyoncé is advocating for the black community, women, women of color, and the right to slay as all of the aforementioned. Also, BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Because in case you forgot what it's all about, she came to remind you. Do not let the cool beat and the catchy lyrics fool you. What we need to do is take a seat because all in all, she came to educate.
She's letting us know that even though many have, she hasn't forgotten about Katrina and neither should we. FEMA WHAT'S GOOD!?
It makes me so happy hear a line about Blue Ivy's hair, because we've heard much criticism about the way Beyoncé allows her daughter to wear her hair naturally. That line is a huge IDGAF to all of those critics who believe that it isn't something beautiful. She's letting us know she loves her roots, her physical features, and those of her baby and man. Yes, she did say she loves her "negro nose with Jackson five nostrils" on national television. Someone had to.
She's letting you know that she's worked hard for her paper, because frankly she's sick and tired of people crediting her success to the 'illuminati.' This woman works hard, and since, for whatever reason, it is hard for some people to acknowledge the level of slayage she has reached, she's letting us know. She just might be a black Bill Gates in the making. Because yes, it's that serious.
Remember when Shonda Rhimes gave us permission to live life and all of that good stuff in Year of Yes? With this video, Beyoncé is giving women permission to be confident in their hustle. If a man can rap about having billions, owning an excessive amount of cars, and other factors that attest for their success, why can't a woman sing about the fact that she's killing it? She knows it, we know it, you know she knows you know, and now she knows you know.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 7, 2016
Remember a while ago, when everyone was all hyped over Black Lives Matter? Guess what? It's still relevant. She's bringing light to all of the issues that have had sporadic acknowledgements, and I think it's important and amazing that she's using such a huge platform to remind us to "stay woke."
In this video no one is left behind. She talks about the wealthy, and black stereotypes, black culture, and the roots of the things mainstream media tries to appropriate.
We have a feeling this is the beginning of something big. Even bigger than THE WORLD TOUR BEYONCÉ ANNOUNCED AFTER HER HALFTIME PERFORMANCE!
We just slightly brushed over many of the amazing points that the Queen made in her new single. We are excited and inspired. What a time to be alive!
We believe this song is a call for women of color to get in formation with Beyoncé and start a movement. Okay ladies, now that we've got information, shall we get in formation?
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