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Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper (ie $$$) [Feb. 8th, 2016|10:44 am]
Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015

Beyonce pisses a lot of people off because she says what she wants. She's a great songwriter and an incredibly talented and powerful self-assured black woman who doesn't hold back. As such, she's very threatening to a huge percentage of the population. I admire her and I'm glad that she's out there being a role model for anyone who is paying attention. We need more women like her.

I love this review of video for her new song Formation - http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2016/02/beyonce-formation.html.

Click to see the lyrics to



[Messy Mya]
What happened at the New Wil'ins?
Bitch, I'm back by popular demand

Y'all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')
I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag

[Messy Mya + Big Freedia]
Oh yeah baby, oh yeah I, ohhhhh, oh yes I like that
I did not come to play with you hoes, haha
I came to slay, bitch
I like cornbreads and collard greens, bitch
Oh yes, you besta believe it

Y'all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')
I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag

I see it, I want it
I stunt, yeah, yellow bone it
I dream it, I work hard
I grind 'til I own it
I twirl on them haters
Albino alligators
El Camino with the seat low
Sippin' Cuervo with no chaser
Sometimes I go off, I go off
I go hard, I go hard
Get what's mine, take what's mine
I'm a star, I'm a star
Cause I slay, slay
I slay, hey, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, all day, okay
I slay, okay, I slay okay
We gon' slay, slay
Gon' slay, okay
We slay, okay
I slay, okay
I slay, okay
Okay, okay, I slay, okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
Okay, okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, cause I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, cause I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, cause I slay
Slay trick, or you get eliminated

When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay
When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay
If he hit it right, I might take him on a flight on my chopper, cause I slay
Drop him off at the mall, let him buy some J's, let him shop up, cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, cause I slay
You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, cause I slay
I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making

I see it, I want it
I stunt, yeah, yellow bone it
I dream it, I work hard
I grind 'til I own it
I twirl on my haters
Albino alligators
El Camino with the seat low
Sippin' Cuervo with no chaser
Sometimes I go off, I go off
I go hard, I go hard
Take what's mine, take what's mine
I'm a star, I'm a star
Cause I slay, slay
I slay, hey, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, all day, okay
I slay, okay, I slay okay
We gon' slay, slay
Gon' slay, okay
We slay, okay
I slay, okay
I slay, okay
Okay, okay, I slay, okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
Okay, okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, I slay
Slay trick, or you get eliminated, I slay

Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation
You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation
Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper

Girl I hear some thunder
Golly this is that water boy, oh lord



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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2016-02-08 07:36 pm (UTC)

If you like it then you should have put a ring on it

The video below is how I first came to appreciate Beyonce's lyrics. Actress Nina Millin turns Beyonce's song Single Ladies into a moving and empowering feminist poem.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-02-10 06:35 am (UTC)
I have no problem with Beyonce--her clothes or her music--although it's not music that grabs me, and thus I have no idea how her voice would really compare to Whitney Houston's (for instance.) Styles are too different. (I also can't tell whether anyone singing most pop music has a decent voice or not--between the style of singing and the intrusion of amplification--there's never a pure tone long enough to assess. Which is why if I'm in the mood to listen to something more pop-like, I listen to Latino music, where one of the traditions is long sustained notes in which I can pick out the really good voices. I watched the video of Beyonce's Superbowl "Formation" and found it impressive--she's really good at what she does--but not enjoyable (well, the dancing part was, yes. The music part, not so much.)

I don't know why she'd be perceived as "threatening," but then I'm not someone who feels threatened by strong women.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2016-02-10 04:00 pm (UTC)
Check out the video of the spoken word version of Single Ladies that I link to in the comments. It allows you to hear the power of her words without the music. The video at that link what got me to realize what a good writer she is.

The most recent backlash against Beyonce is because she references Black Lives Matter by way of a "Don't shoot me" sign in the video. Here's a headline and an excerpt from an article: America's sheriffs turn back on Beyonce Super Bowl 'Formation' performance -- "Members of the National Sheriffs' Association meeting in Washington turned their backs on Beyonce during a Super Bowl halftime party, angered the NFL allowed her to sing a song they consider anti-police." More at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/americas-sheriffs-turn-back-on-beyonce-super-bowl-formation-performance/article/2582705.

The way I see it is that a percentage of trending pop music has always been threatening to "the establishment." I would worry if that wasn't true. But the posturing still makes the people who are acting all offended look like idiots.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-02-10 07:54 pm (UTC)
Law enforcement--sheriffs or whoever else--should be ashamed of themselves. Their refusal to take responsibility for the behaviors that have created the climate in which many people (me included) have spoken out in a way they consider "anti-police"--their refusal to understand WHY many people--not just black--are more anti-police than they used to be--is wrong, wrong, wrong.

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