Forget about the tea, it’s all about Beyonce’s Lemonade thanks to her debut musical short film on HBO followed by her album release on Tidal this past weekend. Beyonce’s lyrics, Beyonce’s album, Beyonce’s song, Beyonce’s video—the world just can’t get enough of her! The Grammy winner shocked and amazed all with her video, and the lyrics that came with it were both revealing and obscure. Yes, we too are wondering who that Becky chick with the good hair could be—and the Beyhive is on a witch hunt! So, now we have to talk about the five times Beyoncé wowed us with Lemonade leaving all with their jaws on the floor, thirsty for more.
Let’s just dive right in shall we? We, along with the rest of the world, have no concrete idea who Becky is, but we do know she has the good hair. Supposedly Jay Z may have been stepping out of his marriage when a certain lyric was dropped. “He only want me when I’m not there/he better call Becky with the good hair.” Was or is there trouble in paradise? And if so how long and how has Beyoncé been able to hold this all in and be a mother and superstar? One might think Mr. Carter needs to be careful before he becomes “Jay (no-wife) Z.” Many fans have been speculating that Becky might be designer Rachel Roy, but there’s no proof and apparently no love for Roy.
We see Beyoncé in a golden dress, strutting down the street, and taking a bat to all the cars in her view. “Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks,” she sings. According to E! News, Beyoncé was referring to those who betrayed her. When you anger a queen, it’s off with your head!
Black Lives Matter
There were earlier reports that the parents of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown would make a cameo, and they did—with both mothers holding pictures of their sons. There was also a proud moment of black women wearing their natural hair, dressed in clothing from an earlier time period. Young women like Zendaya, Vanessa Williams, and Quvenzhane Wallis also made appearances. Say what you will, but Beyonce cares about her people—makes us think of her Super Bowl half time show all over again.
Over the Edge
Remember when everyone wanted to know what Beyoncé was doing with all those stunts involving buildings in L.A.? Well now we know, and it was a powerful message. “So what are you going to say at my funeral now that you’ve killed me?/Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart I broke without a gun to my head/Here lies the mother of my children both living and dead/Rest in peace, my true love, who I took for granted.” Those lyrics sound like Jay Z is responsible for his wife feeling the way she describes and for driving her to jump; but, who knows for sure?
Jay Z makes a cameo too, and it makes everyone fear for his place in his marriage. Is he currently cheating or has he cheated in past? That’s what everyone wants to know. “You know I give you life/If you try this sh*t again you’re gonna lose your wife.” Looks like Jay has 100 problems now and Bey is one!