During the Tidal launch.
During the Tidal launch.
So I am a firm believer of the phrase “Your feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” You can search for it in my tags, I’ve used it quite a bit (including yesterday). Learning more about not only feminism but intersectional feminism has been a really important process for me personally and I hope it is for you too. BUT MAYBE you’re not entirely sure what intersectionality means? OR MAYBE you don’t really see why it’s necessary? Akilah, Obviously is here to teach us all about intersectionality. (In case you’re super lost, burgers=men, pizza=women, cheese pizza=white women, deluxe pizza=black women.) She also does a lovely Bey shoutout, so obviously I love it. I just discovered the genius that is Akilah, Obviously and you guys should all go to her blog and YouTube channel and get to know her. I want to be her best friend.
On this day in the year one thousand nine hundred and eighty one, our lord and savior Queen Beyonce Giselle Knowles graced the earth with her presence. This world has never been the same.
To celebrate, I ate cake for breakfast (true story) while watching my two fave Bey performances: Love on Top from the 2011 MTV VMAs (where she announced her pregnancy!) and Run the World from the 2011 Billboard Awards.
Now we should all round out the afternoon by experiencing the beauty that is this acoustic version of Halo:
Celebrate like you think Beyonce would.
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.
I don’t care how cute you think you are. The ladies are all like “Haaaaah get out of my face.”
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: