I finally watched Beyoncé’s Homecoming documentary and baby *in my New Orleans accent* I wanted to be back at Coachella again or should I say Beychella because she definitely took over Coachella last year. I’ve seen it three times in this last week and I still get the same chills watching it on Netflix that I got watching it live in person. That lady is amazing to watch.
Beyoncé is so fly, and possesses so much sass and grace. I love that she is a women who knows what she wants and is meticulous about executing her vision. The documentary is about the process of how she made history as the first Black artist to ever headline Coachella, with might I add an all black cast of over 200 people. It goes behind the scenes and shows what went into the unforgettable performance she gave showcasing Black culture.
Never underestimate Beyoncé.
The whole battle of the bands concept was straight fire. She is Black, she is proud, she is talented and whether you like it or not she’s going to give you black girl magic! Beyoncé does not play when it comes to her culture and her standards. From her vocals to her wardrobe-the vibe, the swag is impeccable. Every single person that was on that stage was hand picked by Beyoncé to help create a authentic HBCU vibe and tell a story. The story of a Black woman that refuses to be boxed in. She is mom goals af.
Beyoncé is super lit and woke af.
She has made it her mission to make sure that every Black girl growing up gets to see their reflection in everything that she does. She hella represents for her culture. She taught the world how incredibly intelligent, strong, creative and joyful blacks are despite their painful past.
She sacrificed her body, her mind and family time to make history. You can’t tell me that she’s not a inspiration. She was so dedicated to her work of art that she changed her diet and was hungry psychically and mentally to come back to the stage and give us some soul food. Something we could all feel in our soul because she gave everything in her soul to make sure it was done right.
I think Homecoming is truly special because it’s authentic. She included a Black orchestra, steppers, vocalist, drum line, drum majors, majorettes and baton dancers. She really brings that HBCU experience to Coachella.
Beyoncé starts off angelically singing the black national anthem. She brings out Les Twins and Jay-z, reunites Destinys Child, dances with her sister, and performs all her hits with a twist while barely breaking a sweat from her 2 hour performance. She even pays homage to her home town Texas by chopping and screwing one of her songs. It’s so epic. You must watch! You won’t be disappointed.
Beyoncé is a whole mood.
Beyoncé really is one of the hardest working women in America. Her work ethic puts many of us to shame. That chick has been hustling since she was a little girl and she hasn’t stopped since. She is an International star. Her name rings bells all across the world and in any industry.
She is a singer, a icon, a mommy and a self made millionaire. The women she has become has inspired many of us to dream big, especially women.
Beyoncé literally just had twins by c-section right before her Coachella performance and still sung her ass off, danced her ass off and delivered the most captivating Coachella performance her first time back performing after giving birth. Beyoncé showed up and showed out! Nobody can out perform Beyoncé, nobody. She just set the bar even higher for what we expect from entertainers. At this point I’m convinced that if you don’t like Beyoncé you are a hater. Periodt.
No one can preform or secure the bag like Bey.
She’s a visionary and a force to be reckoned with. She made 68 million off her Coachella performance by negotiating the deal to be able to put the documentary Homecoming out. Let’s not forget “All the single ladies” anthem. That song alone won three Grammys and song of the year.
Then she used her musical genius to restore the Black women with the album Lemonade. Black women get mislabeled all day. We’re called bitches when we’re passionate. We’re called stupid when we’re weak. We’re to arrogant when we are confident. Beyoncé is changing all that.
Beyoncé makes confidence sexy and powerful with lyrics like ” if you got it, flaunt it.” She embraces her inner bossy saying “she took the top off her Machbach” , who you know flexing in a Maybach?! She’s honest in crazy in love. She drops gems in formation “I dream it, I work hard, I owe it”.
She celebrates womanhood with “Girls run the world”. She made Black love goals with songs like “Love on top”. She even keeps it real about her husbands infidelity and shows us how to love and forgiveness but never forget if he does it again he gone loose his wife. Ayyyyyy.
Beyoncé is far from boring or basic.
Most of the Beyoncé haters argument for not liking her is that she’s to private or boring, or better yet the most obnoxious her ego is to big, or worst she’s overrated. What? Are you freaking kidding me? She has a freaking alter ego. She oozes bad bitch. She’s crushing those outdated mommy standards and with her 22 years in the game using her platform to connect her fans to her. That’s not boring or private at all.
Be true to thy self.
So often black women have to hide their “blackness.” Black culture isn’t cool until it a Kardashian says so. It’s the sad truth. Beyoncé started the curves movement not them steal everything for clout Kardashian’s. That’s predominantly why I respect Beyoncé she is who she is before fame and she doesn’t hide it. She been had that hot sauce in her bag swag. It’s courageous and beautiful that she’s sharing that country creole girl side of her.
To get to be you at all times is a luxury that most of us don’t have. Shit most of us have to be one way with our friends and another way at work to secure a bag for our families. If we said everything we thought while at work we wouldn’t have a job.
For most Black women our Black comes with stipulations. You can be Black but not to Black seems to be common in the work place. Imagine if you had the power to be you without it being considered unprofessional or ghetto but to be respected.
You can’t knock that hot mommas drive or hustle. She deserves every win she gets because she busts her ass to be heard all while juggling motherhood. For that I’m always going to root for Bey.