Did Beyoncé just re appropriate black culture and legitimise the Afro?Monday, February 08, 2016
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Beyonce has never been political before and calling her sexually charged dance moves feminism, well... that never really sat well with me. This new video is all kinds of ...well.. lewd, you couldn't let your kids watch it. But it made a statement! A big one. Many related to The New Orleans Police Department switched off the Super Bowl during half time as they found what Beyonce was singing about and the video offensive and anti police. In the video she is sat atop a New Orleans Police car which at the at the end sinks into New Orleans post Katrina flood waters.
I am no Beyonce fan and of course she is going to make a ton of money from this and many wiill say she is using this just to get rich of the struggle etc etc but what made this video seem important to me is that both black and white fans will see this. People will hate it, People will love it but most of all people will talk about it. They are always talking about Beyonce anyway so why not for the right reasons
Beyonce owned being black! Hot sauce, and all and she did it in such a stylish way. Having large nostrils and an afro may all of a sudden not be something to be ashamed of. We need more main stream artist to do this. They have the ear of a nation and in some cases the ear of the world.
My favourite bit
Edit: I also love how the white media are generally saying "Big Up Beyonce" and I keep seeing comments from black people saying " A weh she come from all of a sudden". You know what, at least she bothered. We love to find fault with everything, but we can't seem to celebrate a simple declaration of "Young, Gifted & Black, that's where it's at" for the modern era.