So last Saturday Beyonce, the queen of unannounced releases dropped “Formation” and a visual to accompany it. The Pro-Black video didn’t take long to go viral and shortly after that the world was amazed. Bey had so much symbolism in the video that this is hands down video of the year. She addressed police brutality, black feminism, natural hair, Creole culture,the Illuminati and Hurricane Katrina. The Queen also paid homage to New Orleans natives Big Freedia, the queen of bounce and the late Messy Mya. Yonce also used clips from the documentary, That B.E.A.T by Chris Black. I guess he didnt get the memo and was upset about it and took to Twitter with the beef. But Beyonce did have permission to use the clips. Besides Black being mad, White America was upset Beyonce performed Formation at the Super Bowl.”But why was White America so mad, Chanita?”
I’m so glad you asked me that. White Privilege is one reason. They’re mad about her video and the fact that she performed a Pro-Black song at the Super Bowl for the world to hear. So mad that some decided to boycott. *insert rolls eyes emoji* Beyonce did not do anything but embrace her blackness, her culture and have women across the globe feel special about being a black woman. When did it become a crime to be a carefree black girl? When white women realized they were excluded. They claim the song sends a bad message.
Now don’t get me wrong Bey is not racist at all. But how many songs can we say have been broadcast on live stream media that celebrates our blackness? The video is not ratchet and I’m disgusted that even black people think this way? She used her power as a black R&B millionaire artist to promote Black Lives Matter. I could go on for days because this situation gets me riled up, so let me move on. The video was directed by Melina Matsouukas and styled by Mari Senofonte and Shiona Turini. Throughout the video Queen Bey was draped in high-end designer clothing like Chanel, Gucci, Zimmerman, Fallon jewlery and Alessandra Rich. The internet has been raving about this one song for 72 consecutive hours, even celebs were talking about.
Not only did Beyonce drop a surprise video and perform the song at the 50th Super Bowl but she also announced a tour. Yes people a tour, get your money ready. All tour proceeds will be donated to the Flint Water Crisis. But it gets better, she launched The Formation clothing line, with items like iPhone cases, tote bags, crewnecks and tees.
April 27 — Miami, Marlins Park
April 29 — Tampa, Raymond James Stadium
May 1 — Atlanta, Georgia Dome
May 3 — Raleigh, Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5 — Nashville, Nissan Stadium
May 7 — Houston, NRG Stadium
May 9 — Dallas, AT&T Stadium
May 12 — San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium
May 14 — Los Angeles, Rose Bowl
May 16 — Santa Clara, Calif., Levi’s Stadium
May 18 — Seattle, CenturyLink Field
May 20 — Edmonton, Alberta, Commonwealth Stadium
May 23 — Minneapolis, TCF Bank Stadium
May 25 — Toronto, Rogers Centre
May 27 — Chicago, Soldier Field
May 29 — Detroit, Ford Field
May 31 — Pittsburgh, Heinz Field
June 3 — Boston, Gillette Stadium
June 5 — Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field
June 7 — New York, Citi Field
June 10 — Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium
June 12 — Hershey, Penn., Hersheypark Stadium
Watch the video!
Super Bowl Halftime