Beyoncé's always been black and proud. It just took 'Formation' for some people to notice.
February 16, 2016 - Uncategorized
In case you haven’t noticed, Beyoncé is black
Such was the premise of an excellent sketch by SNL this past weekend, which skewered negative reactions to Beyoncé’s powerful, political anthem “Formation.”
The faux-trailer mocks white fans who were shocked by Beyoncé’s overt celebration of blackness in the video, confused about why they didn’t understand certain lyrics or visuals — wondering if maybe “this song isn’t for us.”
“But usually, everything is!” a horrified Cecily Strong screams
The sketch is a perfect rendering of Beyoncé’s place as a superstar who transcends labels. But in reality, she’s always been black — and extremely proud Read more…