StLSass

Archive for May 2016

This week I want to talk about something very important. Which is the perfection that is Beyoncé’s Lemonade Film. The film mind you! Yes, the album is great, but the film is where it’s at, trust me. The visuals are stunning, but it is Beyoncé’s words and guidance through the journey of her emotions of betrayal and eventual rebirth that makes Lemonade… that is the true gold. If you haven’t seen it, I can’t really explain it, but I will try. Lemonade is basically life itself. Explained on the realest of levels with the utmost wisdom and beauty and grace because Beyoncé is in fact God’s perfect creation. (Spoiler alert, we all are! Aww, gee, thanks God!) She is very fittingly a true Queen of this earthly world. This film/album is an epic display of her talents, her mind, her intuition, her reflections, revelations, and ultimate discovery of her own power and of the power of true, deep, soul connecting love… and then what it is like to be betrayed by that love… while still maintaining full composure, balance, and control, in her own life. Not only by maintaining, but by going on to pour her life and her soul into her work which gave us the absolute perfect explanation of real love, feminism, and true life that is Lemonade. That is Lemonade at a high level.

On a more direct level, it also gives us a look at Jay Z’ s supposed infidelity, which Beyoncé directly calls out in the song “Sorry” with the line “Better call Becky with the Good Hair”, referring to Jay’s apparent penchant for white women. Which, while Beyoncé is in fact Mother Earth Immaculate incarnate, there is one thing she can never be… and that is white. Sorry (I ain’t sorry)

“If it is what you truly want… I can wear her skin over mine… her hair over mine… her hands as gloves… Her teeth as confetti… Her Scalp a cap. Her sternum my bedazzled cane. We could pose for a photograph… all three of us… immortalized… you and your perfect girl.”

Here, Beyoncé takes us on her thought process as she realizes this and offers a compromise to Jay, gritting through her teeth towards the end as clearly the only way she would only ever actually allow Jay Z to have another woman is over that woman’s dead body which Beyoncé would then wear as a bedazzled skin suit.

WHICH, did any of you happen to see Beyonce’s Met Gala Dress last week??????

mojo-160512

If that’s not a bedazzled skin suit, I don’t know what is. Not to mention her hair is looking awfully good there. She is clearly messing with all of us. Which only makes me wonder, since Jay Z did not attend the Met Gala with Beyoncé… did he ever get that photograph??

Artistry and theatrics aside, I do have a thought on this predicament that Beyoncé has found herself in, and why it may not be entirely Jay Z’s fault if he does in fact have a thing for white women.

As a white woman myself, who has had a natural affinity for black boys for as far back as Kindergarten, I have a theory that interracial attraction is not only natural, but I believe it is actually one of the keys to progressing our civilization forward. Hear me out. For the longest time, I was against having children for the simple fact that I don’t particularly appreciate the genetic line that I come from. There is a long history of mental illness in my mom’s family, and even though I feel like I personally got enough of my dad’s rationale, I didn’t have a lot of faith that a child of mine would be so lucky. That was, until I read an article about mixed children, and how because they are bred from parents of such different genetic backgrounds, they are a stronger breed both mentally and physically. It’s the opposite of in-breeding basically. Which, I think we can all admit how beautiful mixed people are, and the research shows that mixed children consistently test higher than non-mixed children, not only in academics but in emotional intelligence tests as well. I think it should also be noted that a mixed society would be an extremely less racist society… for obvious reasons. Now, not that it excuses Jay Z’s lust for another woman, but this theory does explain how he can be married to the queen of life that is Beyoncé… and yet still inexplicably want a “Becky with the Good hair”.

The film then shifts more towards feminism and the power of women, as perhaps we see Beyoncé realizing this underlying natural attraction, and the implications of what this means for the black woman who would presumably then be destined to be with the white male. The same populous that has been predominantly responsible for slavery, not to mention decades of black oppression, and whom currently makes up the majority of Donald Trump’s supporters. Not exactly the most open-minded group to end up with.

However, as the film comes to a close, Beyoncé includes this quote from Hattie Mae White:

“I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to cool myself off. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”

This quote very eloquently points out how women have been finding a way to thrive in any situation they are handed in life for as long as time. So I have to concur that if Beyoncé did find herself wondering down this thought path, perhaps feeling some anger at her proposed genetic destiny… she ultimately knew it would be okay… as there is always lemonade to be made from any situation.

Bottom line: This is all just me thinking out loud, trying to get other people to think a bit as well. I loved Lemonade. Beyoncé is perfection. Buy the album (which is available on iTunes now if you weren’t aware), and watch the film. You won’t regret it.