Beyoncé’s special Lemonade aired yesterday on HBO. It was a visual experience of the singer’s latest album titled Lemonade that was full of consciousness, black girl magic, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and personal truth.
With Lemonade, Beyoncé took viewers into her personal life. The visual experience centered around the different stages she experienced after Jay-Z apparently had an affair.
The project was literally phenomenal. Beyoncé invited viewers into a space where millions haven’t been. The Carters are known for being quiet, but this was essentially the audio feed to the elevator.
There were two keys things that stuck out in the video. First was the inclusion of the mothers that have lost their sons to senseless violence including Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton, Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, and Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden. Thank you Beyoncé for continuing to take a stand. The second the was sexualization of Serena Williams. Beyoncé invited her to be a woman. Bey gave her a space to be what so many haters say she isn’t.
— deray (@deray) April 24, 2016
Beyoncé thank you for this. Thank you for inviting us in. The project literally blew millions of mind. You shared a feeling that countless woman go through, and they appreciate it. Thank you for this piece of Melanin Magic.
If you haven’t seen this project, sign up for your trial of Tidal and watch it! And then stream the album! Separately both projects are what Jazmine Sullivan would term a “Masterpiece.” Go head Bey!
Only one thing can put the icing on the cake: Come perform at the BET Awards at this year!