Queen Bey had everyone tuned in on April 23rd to view the premiere of her #LEMONADE film on HBO. An hour long film with appearances from celebrities like Serena Williams, Zendaya Coleman, Winnie Harlow, and Amanda Lastenberg just to name a few. It was more to it than just celebrity cameos, stirring the pot; it was about owning who you are and living your truth.
Many Beyonce fans know that the takeaway from the film was not about confirming cheating rumors or denying them. In fact, Bey has been talking about things of that nature since her days of Destiny’s Child. It was about confronting your problems and flaws and moving past them. Many couples, go through their ups and downs, but as Beyonce’s grandmother said in the film “What is real cannot be threatened”.
“Sorry,” a song that is an ultimate girls anthem; featured Serena Williams in the video. Williams, who is normally criticized for her figure was seen enjoying her curves and made a statement that she loves the skin she’s in. You’ll also notice the chair that Beyonce sits in is similar to the one Serena sat in as she posed for the cover of Sports Illustrated. A highly criticized cover. The greatest part of that video was the fact that two were unapologetic and owned every facet of who they are.
“Freedom,” another incredible song on the album; features Kendrick Lamar and has a line where Bey says “Imma keep running cause a winner don’t quit on themselves”. This song talks about the power within and how you have to overcome things in order to keep going. It featured young girls, her daughter as well as the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown. One of the messages was about empowering the mothers of those who had to bury their sons, empowering young girls and empowering grown women.
Beyoncé always makes sure that each project she does is always bigger and better than the last. This album expresses self-acceptance, self-love, and healing.
Written by: Sydney C. Hawkins, Modern Domestic, Staff Writer