Oh Queen Bey. First let me thank Beyoncé for providing one of the few moments I actually enjoyed during the Superbowl (said by everyone, everywhere). Beyoncé hase made me rethink not only bodysuits and their compatibility with my questionable thighs, but also some deeper issues, like hair extensions, the Illuminati, and the Black Panthers. There are rumors swirling everywhere about the meaning behind "Formation" — and for good reason. The new song comes across as being the most revelatory single she has ever produced. It's personal, unapologetic, frustrated,and strong. It has made many people wonder what else she's keeping inside, because this is a new side of her that many haven't seen. Beyoncé's "Formation" lyrics reveal a few important things about who she is.
The internet has pretty much been imploding with All Things Bey since she unleashed her new single "Formation" on the world Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 7 (was it really only a few weeks ago? How could that be?). Everyone wants to know more about her these days — more about her new look, about her dancers and her Black Panther-esque bodysuit. Some of us might even be hoping she's in the market for a new BFF and searching the internet looking for someone who truly understands her. (I can't be the only one, right?) So here are a few things we can learn about Beyoncé from her "Formation" lyrics.
She Doesn't Give A F*ck If White Culture Gets Her
I don't know if she ever did, but this is the first time when Beyoncé's really letting people know. She's so over it. "I twirl on them haters, albino alligators." A lot of white people have decided to take Beyoncé's pro-black message as anti-white. Even some police departments have gotten in on the action; one Tennesee Sheriff even suggested that cops were being killed because of Beyoncé. Like, really?
She's Proud Of Her Parents
"My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana, you mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bama." And why shouldn't she be proud? As her sister Solange recently told Vogue, "The older I get, the older my son gets, the more and more I recognize how much my parents primed us to make politics and social messages in our work. My mom was super radical as a teenager, out there with the Panthers. And my father was definitely in the thick of civil rights in Alabama."
She's All For Ladies Taking Control In Relationships
"When he f*ck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay. If he hit it right I might take him on a flight in my chopper, cause I slay." How great is that? I mean, she's taking him to Red Lobster if he gets his business done right. That's pretty generous, because they have excellent biscuits.
She's A Little Clairvoyant
"You know you that b*tch when you cause all this conversation." How did she know we would all be talking about her? Did she know she would be accused of being anti-police? Or that people would start wondering if she was in the Illuminati? Or that she would be the inspiration for one of Saturday Night Live's best digital shorts ever ("The Day Beyoncé Turned Black")? She's obviously aware of what people say about her, and she's proud that she's starting conversations.