Feel confused, offended, disappointed, or uncomfortable with Beyonce’s new song & music video? Too bad.
I’m not a Beyonce fan. I don’t dislike her, but musically, she doesn’t do much for me. Neither does her latest single, “Formation.” But I don’t like “trap music,” and that’s okay. It wasn’t made for me, or any other white person.
Personally, I cannot WAIT to see the white fragility exposed when she performs it during the Super Bowl halftime show tonight. There’s going to be some angry, confused-ass white people at my family’s Super Bowl Party. They’re gonna squirm, I can already tell.
But I don’t care. Why? This song and video weren’t made for them, they were specifically made for black people:
Because guess what: not everything has to be made digestible for white people.
Don’t like it? It’s not for you. To quote my friend Tracy Renee Jones: “It’s not for you to feel some kind of way about it.” So…
If you’re white and you don’t like it:
Just move on. I promise you Beyonce doesn’t doesn’t give two fucks about your opinion.
If you’re white and you’re offended by it:
It’s not for you. I promise you Beyonce doesn’t doesn’t give two fucks about your opinion OR your white fragility.
If you’re white and you do like it…
Cool. It’s still not for you, though. Just…
DON’T appropriate it (for once):
I promise you, it won’t end well.
If you’re white and straight up don’t “get it” :
Read some of these articles:
- Beyoncé’s New Video For “Formation” Is A Sign The Black Y2k Is Coming – WaterCoolerConvos.com
- BEYONCE IS THE NEW BLACK: THE 10 BLACKEST MOMENTS IN BEYONCE’S “FORMATION” VIDEO – VerySmartBrothas.com
Maybe they’ll help you understand a bit better. Then again, maybe they won’t. But it doesn’t matter, because you’re white, and it’s not for you. And that’s okay.