Ladies and gentlemen. As you have just witnessed, Beyonce Knowles–“Jigga-girl”, wife of Jay-Z, etc., etc., suddenly become BLACK before our eyes. Or has she?
A day before the Super Bowl, Beyonce released her video, Formation in which she audaciously quips, “I got hot sauce in my bag”. This child has been a force of nature since she ceremoniously left Destiny’s Child (in which we had been prepared before the last album). Her rise was swift and the hits just keep coming. What is Beyonce? Is she human? Is she a clone of something inhuman? Or…is the child just gifted and ambitious beyond comprehension.
This video single has caused quite the stir. Everyone is debating it’s meaning. The Black power themes of the video provoked hand clapping and Hootie-Hoo’s for those worried that all of those blond wigs was making that child turn into a Barbie doll mannequin void of anything that reminded us that she has African roots at all. She really does eat corn bread and collard greens.
She twirls on her haters…and thus, is this the emergence of the new Beyonce Knowles–Carter?
For those of you who’ve read this blog from the beginning, know doggone well I have not been a fan of Ms. Knowles or her Jigga Husband. They’re worth over a billion dollars together but what in the hell are they doing with their wealth if they’re not trying to help they’re people. They weren’t always rich; well, Jay wasn’t. He was a drug dealer back in the day in Brooklyn. But Ms. Beyonce grew up pretty privileged–her daddy being an executive and all. She truly lived the life of a BAP (Black American Princess) with all the accouterments of the Black Elite. What does this child know about poverty, hunger, bad education, low expectations and such? Really?
I studied the video intently, watching it numerous times. I’m like that when I’m doing research. I’m in search of a person. You know…a being with feelings, personality, intelligence, and spirit. That’s been in question in reference to Ms. Beyonce. These things seem to be amiss–at least in the old Beyonce.
Has Ms. Beyonce become CONSCIOUS?
That remains to be seen.
Some people feel the video is a cheap exploitation of the Katrina disaster. Where was she with all of this 10 years ago? Is she just capitalizing on the Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter movement or does she really care?
As a footnote: There is a scheduled protest boycott of Beyonce from white people offended by her Superbowl performance in front of the NFL headquarters on February 16, 2016; which marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers.
This is what happens when you your “so called” white friends penalize you for not being silent on race/racism.
So many questions, but one has to give credit to the timing of this woman. She made a calculated move–knowing that this would cause controversy. But where have we seen that kind of political moxy before? We haven’t seen anything this political and artistically brave video wise since Madonna.
Beyonce was absolutely: UNAPOLOGETICALLY BLACK!
Hhhhmmm…Me thinks Ms. Beyonce might actually have a brain after all.
Borrowing a line from the formation video/song: “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.”
2016 Superbowl Performance! Did she slay?