Beyoncé is back by popular demand! “Formation” is the title of her latest single and I must say: “Bravo Beyoncé!”
“Formation” is the strongest statement that Beyoncé has made in years. This is not the type of song that we expect from her, Beyoncé is giving us something new: she is using her music as a mean to speak about issues that are greater than herself. However, not everybody is loving it and Queen B has been getting a lot of heat. Who are they? Mainly members of the police workforce and people that felt caught off guard by Beyoncé’s “blackness”. Wait a minute… and let me explain myself better.
Some police officers are angry because in their minds, “Formation” is “anti-police” song. What? I think they are missing the point, Beyoncé is not singing about hate towards the police, she’s talking about embracing her “roots”. Being an adept of the “Black Lives Matter” movement does not mean that one believes that non-black lives don’t matter, those two things are not mutually exclusive. On top of that, she’s sending a message to all of her haters: she doesn’t give a f*ck about what they think. Once again, Beyoncé does not disappoint, she’s a badass.
What about the “other haters”? Well, they are complaining that “Formation” is not as “singable” as her previous hits. So what? This is a Beyoncé song, the lyrics were specifically written for her (not for the rest of the world). Why is it such a big deal? When Nicki Minaj released “Anaconda” did skinny women try to boycott her? No. What about 99% of the male rappers rapping about the fancy cars and b*tches they have? Are there men complaining about not being able to sing the lyrics because they own neither? The answer is no. If you don’t like it, it’s simple: do not listen to it. The sketch below illustrates pretty well the ridiculousness of this whole situation: