With all the backlash Beyoncé has been getting after her halftime show performance I feel like showcasing even more of Bey this week. Standing up for injustice is supposed to be a good thing.
This time it’s in the form of a dance crew that has their own kick-ass dance routine for Bey’s “controversial” track Formation. You know, Black Lives Matter….
Willdabeast Adams is the choreographer – and willd it is indeed.
These guys have attitude, these guys are fierce. These guys are perfect for the weekend. Be inspired:
Beyoncé’s performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl Halftime Show has become quite the talk of the town! And not only in a positive way. Oh no, quite a few people were actually very offended by it.
“Did we see the same show?!”, you might ask.
Well, the references and messages were quite subtle and could easily have been missed if you just casually watched the show. Even I didn’t reflect much upon what was going on the first times I watched.
But Beyoncé and her crew were in fact showing support for Black Lives Matter and taking a stance against police brutality. The song Beyoncé performed, Formation, does in itself deal with these subjects plus the devastation after Hurricane Katrina. But there were also fists being held up in the air and signs being shown (see link). In addition, the dancers’ outfits were very reminiscent of the Black Panther Party.
Thus, this has sparked controversy as some didn’t find the Super Bowl to be the appropriate venue for this sort of statement.
Some people even go as far as calling Beyoncé racist and are now calling for a boycott against the singer. “Some”, as in angry white people. You read it right.
Hashtag #BoycottBeyonce is calling for a protest in New York on 16 February to take a stance against Beyoncé’s “race-baiting stunt at the Superbowl” and the “slap in the face to law enforcement”.
It’s pretty fair to say that this shows how good and important it really was for Beyoncé to make a statement.
Photo via uk.celebrity.yahoo.com
More Beyoncé now. She’s been unavoidable this weekend. Unless you haven’t been online until… now.
The American musical extravaganza in the form of the Super Bowl halftime show took place yesterday. American football and music have become an important combo. Especially when the Super Bowl turns 50.
Let’s start with the National Anthem though. It’s a big deal for artists, and this year none other than Lady Gaga got to sing it. If you still didn’t think she could sing, you were proven wrong:
The American National Anthem is the only one I know that is so powerful, it can make anyone shed a tear when sung right.
Then came the halftime show. And it wasn’t just one band or artist. No.
Coldplay were the headline act. Then came Bruno Mars and his guys. Then, to top it all off, Beyoncé. Because why not.
I must say, I was left sliiightly unimpressed by it. It was a joyful and entertaining little show, but not spectacularly great.
I feel almost bad for Coldplay since people only seem to be raving about Beyoncé’s part today, as always. But the guys’ were good too and I can’t see Bey as being the be-all and end-all of everything. She was smart and payed homage to Michael Jackson’s classic performance with her outfit and she did a good job. That’s it. Bruno Mars and his crew were a fun addition.
All in all, it was a nice show.
Gosh, it’s a struggle!
I’ve been away due to the flu and have still not recovered from it. But even if I’m weak as heck I figured I had enough energy to write a few lines again!
Since it’s Monday, let’s start with my pick for SOTW. You’ve probably heard about this lady and her new song all weekend. Her first new song since 2014. I know it’s hard to believe since Beyoncé is always there anyhow, but Formation is her first new jam in quite a while, released to get her Super Bowl halftime show even more hyped.
I’m not totally in love with the song, yet I’ve noticed I can’t get it out of my head, so Bey must have done something right. It’s a weird piece.
Decide for yourself:
Btw, Queen Bey has also taken the weekend to announce a world tour, named after the new single. Why be satisfied with a new hit song and a Super Bowl halftime show, ya know?!
The Formation tour kicks off in April and includes the US and Europe. Click HERE to see dates and cities.
Looks like the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime Show, which is watched by millions of Americans and others and is a huge deal for any artist, is going to be pretty spectacular this year!
Not only are Coldplay performing as the main act plus Bruno Mars, now it’s been confirmed that also Beyoncé is going to bust a move on stage!
Last time she did that was three years ago and when Bey hits the stage, people go crazy. Even Beyoncé goes crazy, as we can remember from the now infamous faces she pulled. Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about.
So, it is preeeetty safe to say that the event will have a HUGE TV audience.
The date is 7 February, mark your calendars!
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