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Beyoncé is proud to be black and showed it in her last video.
I would never have imagined this, as she has never stood for black people in her career, she even sang for GW Bush when she was in Destiny’s child …but things are changing.
When she started working with Jay Z, she promoted her sexuality in her video clips. Sex sells… and it does, she sold 16 millions album so far. But at what expense? Well, at ours!!!
Thanks to Queen Bee, Rihanna, Nicki and other video clips from American rap singers, black women are still seen as something sexual. What literally made me laugh was when she asserted that the showing of her sexuality is feminist. Sorry Beyoncé but feminism is not showing your backside on TV. Let me tell you the definition of feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Do you get it now?
So, when I saw her last single I was really surprised, read some of the lyrics: “I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afro, I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils”
That’s quite nice to say even if she has none of these things, she is always wearing straight or wavy wigs, and she does contouring on her nose so that it looks finer. If you look at Beyoncé’s face, you will see that each facial feature defining us as black (dark skin, flat nose, coarse hair) is just not here.
But the intention is there…She is taking a statement for black people talking about New Orleans, black men getting shoot by police officers…
Have a look on her clip, it is visually stunning and I bet her sister Solange had an influence on it :