S U P E R B O W L 50.
Insanity, hysteria and faux outrage…ACTIVATE!
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, simply put, is one of the baddest
motherfuckers human beings walking the planet.
The singular monikered, iconic (had to slide that one in for her detractors lol) megastar, has transcended the normal feats of what we consider the modern day superstar.
She, of drop an album in the middle of the night with no warning or pre-released single, fame…released a brand new song on February 6th entitled “Formation”. Then performed that again, brand new song, on February 7th– on arguably one of the biggest stages an artist can perform on.
HALFTIME AT THE S U P E R B O W L!
And ever since she performed this new song on that massive stage, all hell has broken loose. Formation, a song that contains lyrics about:
- discrediting the typical illuminati rumors
- liking black features, widely viewed as negatives
- being a Texas bama (not to be confused w/a DC bamma)
- liking hot sauce
- rewarding wonderful sexual encounters, with some fi’ Cheddar Bay Biscuits from Red Lobster
- working hard for what she wants
THIS song, has America in a collective uproar! Not white America, not black America, not rich America, not poor America…but all of America. America as a staff, record label, and as a motherfucking crew. You understand me? See the video for yourself after the jump…
Ah, it’s the imagery that’s the problem.
The same visuals that were not depicted anywhere in the song, save for cute little Blue Ivy, running around in her afro, that was once slandered by people of all colors when she was younger. Got it.
But she wasn’t on top of a cop car, or in what appears to be a city under water at SB50. She was just singing and dancing. There wasn’t a little boy dancing in a hoodie in front of a line of police officers. So what triggered the outrage from the performance?
Her dancers? Women, dressed in back up dancer attire has the country shook to its core? Not a businessman with zero political background, even hinting at some semblance of a plan to make America great again. But some backup dancers in afros and black berets?
Ohhh, it’s because their outfits depicted a homage if you will to the Black Panthers, on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of their being founded in Oakland, CA. Which is a part of the Bay Area, which is where SB50 was held earlier this month. Gottttttt it.
A false narrative of who the Black Panthers were and are x Beyoncé’s style of dress during her halftime performance = ANTI-POLICE!
It all makes sense now, .
Why does it make some, so uneasy whenever a black person says aloud, “I love and am proud to be black”?
Look, Beyoncé is an amazing entertainer, who is also a shrewd businesswoman. And because she released a video for a single that included a pro-black lyric or two and visuals that spoke to issues being faced in black America today– that spotlight the abhorrent ugliness of this country, she’s being “thinkpieced” to death. Still. Three weeks later mind you.
On one side, she’s anti-police and has police unions voting to not follow thru on their duty to protect and serve, when she visits different cities on her upcoming tour.
On the other side, you have ultra pro-black individuals, taking her to task for using the culture and black plights for economic gain. Saying, this isn’t a political song, you’re no activist.
But…she never said she was. She never claimed this song to be a political song. It’s a Beyoncé song. Listen to the lyrics. Red Lobster, Jackson 5 nostrils, I’m kind of a big deal, slaying.
For some reason, we as a people are so constantly on edge and ready to attack any and everything, that we go in half cocked at ALL times. So because your auntie whose a Bey fan saw the vid and listened to the beat, texted you that Bey got political– YOU took it as her saying I’m the new celebrity face of the cause?
And because you, are so unable to think for yourself, you half listened to a song, watched the clip of a video or her performance, listened to what politicians and talking heads fed you…now you’ve fully embraced the false narrative– that the song is anti-Police?
Because heaven forbid an artist or any regular Joe who isn’t a card carrying member of (insert name of preferred cause/movement here), ever spotlight an issue directly or indirectly. There’s no benefit to that ever.
WTF is wrong with you people! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But every now and then, just step back and voice it out loud, then revisit your stance. Do you have the receipts for it?
“You know you that b_tch when you cause all this conversation…” – Bey
^^^ #FACTS #notOPINION