The weekend was far from peaceful because Beyoncé, the original master of the casual drop, released a new single and video called “Formation.”
Though it’s unclear if it heralds yet another album from the Queen B, the song is a solid commentary on the#BlackLivesMatter, tackling the discrimination against black people with lyrics like “I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros/I like my Negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils,” while referencing scenes of police brutality against people of color.
Amid issues of racially-charged violence and #OscarsSoWhite, netizens reacted quickly to the video including Beyoncé’s sister Solange, model Kendall Jenner, and editors and writers from several media outfits.
Y’all gonna learn bout dem children of Celestine & Mathew, lol.
Slay sis, slay✊🏾
And Slay niece, slay 👼🏾
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 6, 2016
🖕🏼 take his ass to Red Lobster — Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) February 6, 2016
god is a black woman.
— Another Round (@anotherround) February 6, 2016
This video is the black girl version of that speech the president gave at the end of Independence Day.
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) February 6, 2016
Well done, Bey. You practice what you preach as you sang, “Always stay gracious, your best revenge is paper.”[Time]
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