BeyonceEver since Beyonce’s jaw dropping performance at the Superbowl of her new song, “Formation,” I’ve been hearing rumors of a boycott. The first few times I heard it, I disregarded it as simply rumors. But then I happened to be sitting on the couch with CNN on my television. And guess what? They were talking about police officers across the country boycotting Beyonce by refusing to provide PAID security for her upcoming world tour. Huh? Yep. That’s what it is. But why?

BEYONCE BOYCOTT?

I broke the whole foolishness down on my podcast. You can check out my podcast above or clicking the link.

But I salute Beyonce for the Formation song which is unapologetically black. And for that, Black people should rejoice. In the lyrics she sings,

“My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bama
I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag”
jackson5Those lyrics tell us to love ourselves. Despite the European standard of beauty, despite living in an era of the skinnier nose and high society aspirations. To appreciate a Jackson Five nose is to appreciate a nose before the scalpel ever touched it. To appreciate baby hair and afros, is to appreciate natural hair, naps, kinks and all of that before the creamy crack.   This song is a statement of solidarity to black people everywhere.
I might get your song played on the radio station, cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, cause I slay
You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay
I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making
beyoncetourI loved the fact that not only did Beyonce say that she could be a Bill Gates in the making but anyone listening to the song could be Bill Gates in the making as well. Encouraging other people to be as impactful as Bill Gates has been to the world is a big deal.
So I applaud Beyonce’s, “Formation.” And to all the haters out there? Have a glass of Kool-aid and sit down somewhere.
Peace & Love,
Yasmin
PS. I did a podcast on the Black Lives Matter movement, if you’d like to check it out.
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