Queen Bey breaking the chains

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage )

Queen Bey breaking the chains of freedom

Once again, Mrs. Carter stopped the world with her opening performance at the BET Awards this past weekend.

Queen Bey breaking the chains

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage )

She performed ‘Freedom’ featuring Kendrick Lamar who also joined her on stage. That performance was what we call ‘proper slayage’. But that is the expected result when two kings collaborate, even though the performance was a ‘surprise’.

The world (read: black Twitter), is still collecting its emotions from the floor, bowls, cups or wherever they fell off during that act. Some woke up Monday morning and dusted themselves while sipping on some lemonade.

When you really think about it though, lemons have never been more powerful than they are today, all thanks to Queen Bey and her artistic prowess. I mean yeah, we have always known that we could make lemonade out of the lemons that life often throws at us but never has that been part of the ‘great revolution’.

That is further proof that the world is at Beyonce Knowles’ mercy and if you dare disagree, then you’re either a hater or you live under a rock with little comprehension of the happenings in the world around you.

If you are the latter, let’s quickly catch you up. Queen Bey dropped a surprise visual album titled ‘Lemonade’ earlier this year.

The album is the most personal artistry Beyonce has ever created. She allows us to bask in her nakedness and travel through her life journey to this point. She shares the pain and the joys she’s experienced with her husband, family, friends and the industry she is in.

The political facet of the entire album is the most important one with an in-depth focus on the celebration of blackness and black women empowerment. It’s a 12-song narrative film, with pieces of spoken word poetry, combined with imagery and videos from different eras to salute black lives.

The hour-long project tells a story of a black woman’s everyday experiences of pain, loss, suppressed voice, anger, ongoing redemption, joys and hopes. It highlights gender inequality, betrayal and despair that black women feel from the world and from black men.

This song in particular, emphasises the need to break the chains that continually hold black people back.
I can’t think of anyone else who could’ve collaborated with the queen in this track because Lamar also (through his musical artistry) captains the ship of ‘black experiences.’