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True Beyonce fans know that her lyrics are pure poetry of the highest caliber, but sometimes it takes a reinterpretation to see just how incredibly creepy it can get.
Nina Millin is an actress who was inspired to turn Beyonce songs into spoken word performances after a botched attempt at karaoke. Her video for “Mine” makes me want a full-length, Shakespearean-esque play, starring Ms. Millin as a stalker-ish crazed ex-lover.
There are now five Beyoncelogue videos on YouTube. I highly recommend you watch all of them.
Dolla dolla bills y’all.
I love everything about this. Bey saying “thot.” Bey saying “Onika.” Nicki calling out MJ’s doctor. Nicki starting to feel the flow when she speeds up and spits about “eat-the-cookie-face,” a perfect hat tip to Jay’s “Eat the cake, Anna Mae” line from “Drunk in Love.” Bey FINALLY addressing the elevator incident. Two strong talented black women declaring that they’re royalty and no one can disagree. Today is a great day.
Azealia, get over yourself.
Guys I was there. It was amazing.
Our seats were as far away as possible but I still danced the whole time. Bey didn’t sing as much, but danced a TON and Jay sang a few things off his new album, but really played the crowd favorites, which was nice.
The worst thing ever:
So sometimes, when the stars align and Venus is in the third house, Beyonce Monday and Feminist Friday collide to create the most empowering, uplifting, exciting thing in the universe. And today is one of those days.
Long story short, some boring white dude (aka Fox News host Jesse Watters) was discussing the Hobby Lobby decision and Hillary Clinton’s reaction.
“This is how she’s going to try to win the White House. She is going to go to — she needs the single ladies vote — I call them the Beyoncé voters, the single ladies. Obama won single ladies by 76 percent last time and they made up about a quarter of the electorate.”
Okay. While this is not exactly how I would describe young single female voters, whatever. BUT THEN.
“They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”
This guy has no idea what it means to be a “single lady” in today’s society, but he also clearly has never heard a Beyonce song. Beyonce voters are smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children, and then get back to business. By implying that single women don’t rely on a man so they have to rely on the government for their needs takes away any agency and progress women have fought for over the last 50 (100?) years.
So while this is incredibly offensive, leave it to the internet to turn it into the greatest thing ever. Sarah Coughlon, self-proclaimed Beyonce voter and current Harvard student, created this genius Tumblr. Here are my favorites:
Get it girl.
Beyoncé, Jay and Blue spotted at the Kara Walker exhibit at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn (June 15).