“Ok, ladies now let’s get in formation.”
Beyoncé isn’t here for anybody’s mess and the rest of us shouldn’t be either. She straight up says she didn’t come to play, she came to slay. This is a call to action if we’ve ever seen one — and we are so here for all of it.
A call to silence your haters no matter who they are or what they say about you.
“Ya’ll haters corny with that Illuminati mess.”
A call to stand up for racial and social justice.
“Stop shooting us.”
A call to love your brown skin and your African features.
“I like my negro nose with Jackson 5 nostrils.”
A call to teach those younger than you to love all that about them, too.
“I love my Baby hair with baby hair and afros.”
A call to embrace your heritage and all around Black Girl Magic and never apologize for it.
“My daddy Alabama. My ma Louisiana. You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bama!”
A call to make your own dreams come true.
“I dream it, I work hard, I grind ’til I own it.”
A call to slay the mess out of life.
“You know you that B when you cause all this conversation. Always stay gracious best revenge is your paper.”
And just in case anyone missed the memo, she put it on repeat at Superbowl 50, complete with Black Panther dress — this being the 50th year since their formation (see what she did there?). “I wanted people to feel proud and have love for themselves,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Mission accomplished. Now, let’s get it. Prove we’ve got that coordination.