Sunday, May 1, 2016

Beyonce, The Police and Influence



"I really loved your statement analysis blog but when you wrote about ______, I knew statement analysis wasn't reliable. "

Fill in the blank. 

A young man asked me if I could believe how many blacks are gunned down by the police.  He is intelligent but very busy in life and knows only the headlines and news blurbs that main stream media broadcast.  Because he is intelligent, I gave him a few quick statistics debunking the racist and violent inciting lies,  that deeply bothered him. He did not know that black on black crime was as high as it was, nor did he know how many police that had lost their lives, though he did knew the White House has been consistently deriding police and authority in general, stoking the flames of racial divide, lawlessness and hatred in our country. 

He was bothered by the deceptive role the media now plays so regularly and said, "I should have known better."  

He won't be fooled again. 

 I reminded him that more and more people are in a state of strong mistrust of MSM.  Sometimes the articles need to be read "analytically" while many times, the entire news agency represented, needs to be avoided. 

MSM did an article on the new realities in Europe where armed military occupy the streets in ways not seen since World War II, and how school children are growing up believing this to be normal and acceptable.  The  article was written without telling the reader the ideology responsible for this new militaristic society.  The author was able to write the entire article without using the word "Islam" in any form. 

We've become used to media leaving out specific details. 
When a terrorism attack happens, we expect to hear the identity of the suspect concealed.  
We expect in certain cases, race to be withheld. 

We've become quite accustomed to missing information and the problem may be this:  we no longer complain about it. 

Internal Bias and Analysis 

In seminars, I have almost always run into opposition to analysis based upon a teenaged love of an artist.  The easiest example is Michael Jackson.  I begin with, "Did Michael Jackson molest children?" knowing that there may be someone, female, who was 13 years old when Jackson was at his height, who is going to struggle with the analysis.  (Sport fan is the number 2 most cited resistor, with it always being a male.  Depending upon location, I do try to find a locale sports hero who cheated and lied).  

Teenage years are of a unique period of impression where not only are the brains still developing (early childhood is the most impressionable) but they have the addition of powerful hormonal elevation.  This is why I caution parents of sons, for example, about pornography and how it can impact the brain due to the additional element of hormonal response.  It is also why high alert events, like assault, are easier to recall as they impacted the brain with increased levels of hormones.  Parents who read to their babies (lots of parents read to their children before birth, as well as play complex classical music) early and often find increased aptitude in early school, which makes sense. Kids can embrace two languages with ease at age 3 and 4, while it becomes much more difficult for those of us north of 30.  Consider that:

a.  Teenaged years are highly impressionable
b.  Music, audibly, contributes to this powerful impression and influence upon the teenager
c.  Quantity of music alone, suggests great influence 
d.  Ear buds, in ear monitors, etc, isolate and leave 'alone' the listener with the lyrics, which are often powerfully delivered by the emotional reaction to the music. 

In short, music has a powerful influence over us all; particularly when we were teenagers.  

To hear an adult professional dismiss what has just been proven, repeatedly, to be accurate, simply because of a teenaged influence is to remind us of just how powerful this influence can be.  

The Example 

It is useful for investigators and all truth seekers because we all must confront our bias and become 'slaves to the text' and not 'slaves to a narrative.'

Yours and Mine.

Yours and my favorite (athlete, musician, politician, celebrity, historical figure) has lied.  Everyone has.  It is, however, it public statements that we find both the opportunity to analyze and the interest in the story.  Look how much the murder of a young woman, Amanda Blackburn, has caught the nation's attention, not due to anything Amanda said or did, but her husband.  His latest statements, in fact, may reveal more information than some readers may realize.  They certainly reveal more information than Blackburn, himself, intended to.  I hope to do a summary on this, as well as on the recent statements made by Sidney Moorer in the Heather Elvis murder case.  Stay tuned.  

Here, media has routinely praised Beyonce (I have not heard any of her music) and compared it with "genius" levels for the lyrics.  

Beyonce has been embraced by Barak Obama which makes it of little surprise that she has taken a position contrary to law and order, with our nation's police.  She buys into the lie of MSM and this is from CNN:

The Miami Fraternal Order of Police urged the boycott Thursday ahead of the tour's April launch at Marlins Park. But backlash against Beyonce started almost immediately after the superstar singer's release of her controversial "Formation" music video and Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance earlier this month.
Critics have objected to the #BlackLivesMatter themes in both, and specifically to her backup dancers at the halftime performance being outfitted in Black Panther-like costumes. 
In one portion of the music video, a young African-American boy wearing a hoodie dances before a line of police officers wearing riot gear before the words "Stop Shooting Us" appear in graffiti on a wall.
"To taint police officers globally in the Super Bowl is really wrong," said Sgt. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York City.

Someone sent me an interesting article about Beyonce and how Barak Obama said she was a "role model" for his daughters, with feminist groups saying she "empowers" young girls.  

I have posted the article to include the lyrics or 'statement' that is made in song to young people.  I finished reading the article wondering if most parents of teen girls know what the lyrics really are; and if so, it is another frightening reality for me. 

I am curious as to what readers think of the lyrics.  Do you separate them from the music?  Do you separate them from the choreography?

Does your daughter listen to Beyonce?  Did you know about the lyrics?

Hype of media is something that is a powerful tool today.  In an interview with a very Obama-friendly journalist, Obama said that he had saved the world's economy but that he gets no credit for it because "40%" of people are Republicans and they listen to "certain media" that will not report his saving of the "world's" economy.  

This echoes back to statements he made where he wanted talk radio, for example, to be "controlled" by the government.  

When you see speakers in America being shouted down and incapable of being heard, no matter how we may sing it in song, we have lost freedom of speech.  

Propaganda and deception are at the highest levels that I can gauge, in levels far worse than World War II.  

For those of you interested in a brave woman who has fought against the powerful propaganda, I encourage you to read the testimony of Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolf here at Gates of Vienna.  She spoke recently in Texas and what she disclosed should be shocking.  

She is not recognized by MSM as an example for young females. 

The difference is startling.  




Beyonce is Destroying Your Daughter, Not Empowering Her

by Matt Walsh 


Over the weekend, pop singer Beyonce released a new album called “Lemonade” (because if life gives you lemons). For a piece of work hailed as “groundbreaking” and “brilliant,” it’s strange that the title is one of the most overused cliches in the history of cliches.
But this is the advantage of being a feminist sex icon in modern America. Everything you do and say will become the greatest thing anyone has ever done or said, that is until the next thing you do or say. Beyonce does not occupy this category alone, but due to her race and her dancing ability, she stands at the pinnacle of it.
Never mind that “Beyonce” is more a brand than a person. The lady herself is a person, but what’s presented to the world is a carefully constructed and marketed product. It’s a narrative, a story, a walking and talking fantasy novel for girls. I don’t know how much of the final manuscript is Beyonce’s brainchild and how much comes from the team of people around her, but rest assured that everything we see is manufactured. This, after all, is a woman who hired a “visual director” to follow her around and document and stylize her every move.

None of this is unique to her, of course. What I’m articulating is a familiar lament about all pop music today. It’s not art, it’s advertising. Like superhero films are designed just to hock action figures and sell tickets to the next superhero film, Beyonce’s albums are designed to hock her fashion line and sell downloads of her next album. Everything in pop culture is a franchise now, including pop singers. It’s all made for the purpose of perpetuating itself, like a virus. It certainly is not interested in expressing anything true or beautiful or good or difficult or joyous or painful. As the new iPhone is just the old iPhone with different commercials, so the new Beyonce song is just the old Beyonce song with an arguably different computer-generated beat.
But, as I said, I could lob that criticism at most of what we consume in this culture. So much of it is bland, superficial, repetitious, existing for its own sake. Devoured quickly, with little intellectual effort, leaving you still hungry and slightly nauseated. I find it therefore annoying and confusing when people speak of Beyonce’s alleged genius, but the unwarranted intellectualization of vapid, empty nonsense is not the most troubling aspect of all of the Beyonce adulation in this culture. The most troubling aspect is that her music is called ”empowering.”


I only found out about the album because social media was overrun on Saturday night with women declaring how “empowered” they feel by Beyonce’s latest offering. The media has crowned it the most empowering anthem to womanhood ever produced. The Daily Beast took it a step further, announcing that the “breathtaking” work of art calls us to “introspection, to speculation, and, most fiercely, to action.”

The album has been extolled as a “beautiful,” “stunning,” “powerful,” and “epic” masterpiece. The Pieta is a lump of Play-Doh in comparison. Beethoven’s 5th is mere flatulence when stacked against this album. Even God’s most awe-inspiring artistic achievements – Mount Everest, Victoria Falls, the universe itself – all melt away in the blinding light of ”Lemonade.”  That’s the gist of the critical response.
One feminist website went so far as to chronicle 45 lyrics that, they promise, “you won’t be able to stop thinking about.”



Here are a few of the “unforgettable” lines they highlighted:

“Hold up, they don’t love you like I love you / Slow down, they don’t love you like I love you.”
“We built sand castles that washed away / I made you cry when I walked away.”
“Nothing else ever seems to hurt like the smile on your face / When it’s only in my memory.”
“I hop up out the bed and get my swag on / I look in the mirror, say, ‘What’s up?’ / What’s up, what’s up, what’s up.”
“Epic” and “stunning” seem to be a bit of a stretch here. I think I’d go more with banal and tiresome. Metaphors about oceans and sandcastles haven’t suddenly become brilliant again. And if I can’t stop thinking about “get my swag on,” it will only be because I’m trying desperately figure out why anyone can’t stop thinking about a meaningless slogan that’s been used in approximately every rap song since 2006.
At any rate, it would be merely absurd, not necessarily dangerous, for a woman to feel “empowered” by these rote pop song platitudes. Unfortunately, in Beyonce’s case, when her lyrics aren’t warmed-over and cliched, they’re vulgar, ugly, manipulative and destructive. Often they’re all five of these things at once. Granted, many pop songs are profane, mind numbing garbage, but considering Beyonce’s status as Pagan Goddess of Secular America, her garbage is all the more toxic. Especially when mixed with racial exploitation. Remember, this is the woman who gave us a militant homage to the Black Panthers at the Super Bowl.
I was particularly disturbed reading some messages and emails from a number of mothers who, after I criticized Beyonce on Twitter a few days ago, wrote to inform me that their daughters have become “better” and “more confident” people from listening to Beyonce. Beyonce is a role model, I’m told. The president shares this view, stating a while ago that Beyonce “could not be a better role model” for his girls.
Role model. Empowering. Brilliant. Genius. These are lofty titles for anyone to fit, so how close does Beyonce come? Leaving aside for the moment the racist undertones and the fact that she dresses like a wealthy stripper, let’s look at what she’s actually saying. Here are a few choice lyrics from the the same album the New York Times calls “a revelation of spirit:”
Who the f*** do you think I is?
You ain’t married to no average b***h boy
You can watch my fat ass twist boy
As I bounce to the next d*ck boy
And keep your money, I got my own
Get a bigger smile on my face, being alone
Bad motherf*****, God complex
Motivate your ass call me Malcom X
Yo operator, or innovator
F*** you hater, you can’t recreate her no
You’ll never recreate her no, hero
…And…
Going through your call list
I don’t wanna lose my pride, but I’ma f*** me up a b**ch
Know that I kept it sexy, and know I kept it fun
…And…
He trying to roll me up, I ain’t picking up
Headed to the club, I ain’t thinking ’bout you
Me and my ladies sip my D’USSÉ cup
I don’t give a f***, chucking my deuces up
Suck on my b*lls, pause, I had enough
I ain’t thinking ’bout you
I ain’t thinking ’bout
Middle fingers up, put them hands high
Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye
Tell him, boy, bye, middle fingers up
I ain’t thinking ’bout you
…And…
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…
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, b***h
I like cornbreads and collard greens, b***h
Oh, yes, you besta believe it
This is all quite incoherent, but I was able to discern 6 messages your daughter will hear loud and clear while listening to “Lemonade:”

Lesson 1: Use sex as a weapon to possess and to gain revenge.

Lesson 2: Find self-worth in your money and the expensive things you can buy.

Lesson 3: Speak with the grace and femininity of a drunken frat boy, saying things like “suck on my b*lls.”

Lesson 4: Never hesitate to f*** a b***h up.

Lesson 5: Express your empowerment with middle fingers.

Lesson 6: Eat corn bread and collard greens.

That last lesson is actually not bad culinary advice, but the others seem a bit hazardous. It truly boggles the mind that mothers (and fathers) would be enthusiastic about their daughters marinating their minds in this bile. I understand, in today’s culture, it’s exceedingly difficult to insulate children of a certain age from this kind of stuff, particularly if they go to public school (which is another argument for homeschooling). But the sad truth is that many parents don’t see any reason to even attempt to shield their daughters from music that encourages them to “bounce to the next d*ck.”
Image source: YouTube


It should go entirely without saying, but apparently it must be said: bitterness, greed, envy, narcissism, sexual desperation and self-objectification do not empower. They diminish and demean. And they certainly don’t lead to happiness.

Besides, Beyonce’s “I don’t need no man” mantras are undermined by her own music, which often encourages women to degrade themselves for the sake of pleasing men.

 Here’s a lovely stanza from her last album:

Driver roll up the partition please
I don’t need you seeing Yoncé on her knees
Took 45 minutes to get all dressed up
We ain’t even gonna make it to this club
Now my mascara runnin’, red lipstick smudged
Oh he so horny, yeah he want to f***
He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse
He Monica Luwinski’d all on my gown
Whoa dere daddy, daddy didn’t bring a towel

Really, the grossest thing about that verse is that she refers to herself in the third person. But it’s perhaps an even greater concern that she released a song all about being covered in a guy’s bodily fluids. And this is the kind of thing that, based on my interactions, many mothers want their daughters to hear and take to heart. The president of the United States said himself that the woman who sings about performing oral sex on a dude in a limo “could not be a better role model.”'

The truth is, Beyonce’s music, like a lot of pop music, is weird, aggressive, sullen, whorish, egomaniacal, vaguely satanic and deeply stupid. I feel no remorse in saying that, because that’s precisely how it’s intended. If her producers read this I’m sure they’d respond, “Yes, exactly, thanks for noticing.” Her music and her whole image and much of the pop industry are craftily designed to rip your soul out and stuff the vacant cavity with a loud jumble of sex, violence and materialism.

There are many forces in society who share this goal, but few can be quite as effective as pop singers. Once a culture abandons god, celebrities like Beyonce step into the void. They are revered with a religious fervor because every culture must revere something with a religious fervor. The Christians have Christ, ancient pagans had Apollo, the modern pagans have Beyonce and her fellow deities in Hollywood and the recording industry.

And the real danger is that this deification and worship is not an accident. Modern pop artists specifically call for it. Beyonce celebrates herself in every insufferable song and invites the listener to do the same. “Invite” is probably too generous a word. She demands that her fans literally “bow down, b***hes” and tremble before her. These days, feminists would spontaneously combust if you quoted Ephesians 5, but if a rich pop singer calls them “b***hes” and tells them to get on their knees in worship, they eagerly submit. The sadomasochism of pop music is probably one of its most bizarre elements.

And once the listener bows, as she’s been instructed, whatever Beyonce says – even if it’s shallow and hackneyed and idiotic – will not only be celebrated as a work of uncompromising brilliance, but as an infallible moral insight. “I can wear this/do this/say this because Beyonce did.” This is the thought process of young girls and grown women alike. This is what spiritually poisonous music can do to a person. Indeed, music is and has always been a powerful art form, but in a country where the pews are empty, it becomes a religion.

So, no, your daughter is not just having fun and gaining ”confidence” when she listens to Beyonce. She is worshiping at an altar. She is adopting an ideology. She is learning things.
The question is whether she’s learning the right things.
(Hint: she’s not.)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

OT


Peter, please give your opinion on the very mystifying Missy Bever case.


PS Happy May Day to all!

Peter Hyatt said...

Statement?

Peter Hyatt said...

Sidney Moorer up next and D Blackburn analysis.

Anonymous said...

It was while campaigning for POTUS that Mr Obama told black youth to stay in school and persue excellence rather than aspire to Rap Star or Pro athelete. That was great advice. Was it not j jackson who replied to that advice by stating Mr Obamma be castrated for the statement? Its probable parents are clueless about insidious music lyrics & are carried by the sound and choreography. The violent rap music,persona, imagery, seem to be a root cause of hyper violence combined with the enabling of the misguided pseudo-SJW's & political manipulators convincing this group of perpetual victimization. A recipe for nothing good.

cosongo said...
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Buckley said...

I posted an article with husband statement in the Bush 9/11 thread after another poster mentioned it.

Here's another but w/o husband:

MIDLOTHIAN -- It is the question all of North Texas is asking, and it’s what haunts Missy Bevers' family too.
"Who would do something this horrific?" asked Kristi Stout, Missy's sister-in-law.
Stout may not know who would want to kill the mother of three, who’d shown up at Creekside Church to teach her fitness class, but she does not think the murder is random.
"Me and many other people feel that she was targeted," said Stout.
The suspect, with their police getup and their unique gate is still a mystery, but Thursday News 8 obtained search warrants that give us one answer in this case.
Bevers died from a head wound, caused by the suspect using an unknown instrument. Detectives also have Bevers' purse, iPad and other personal items and electronics found in her truck that could hold clues.
"You just can't fathom her having an enemy," said Stout. "I mean, if she did, she didn't let anyone else know."
But by taking from them a mother, a sister, and a much loved member of the community, this suspect has made enemies, of the people who loved Bevers most.
"What you did was scary, but it doesn't matter," said Stout, in a message to the murderer. "You're going to be found and you're going to pay for what you did."
The FBI and ATF are assisting Midlothian Police in this investigation. Bevers' husband was back at police headquarters Thursday.
Family says it was to pick up his wife's truck after it was searched as part of the case.

maudes harold said...


I was so glad to read that Blaze article a few days ago and even happier at this post. I have long been deeply concerned that these 'roles models' are using the pornogrification and sexualization of our children and passing it off as 'empowering feminism.' In Beyonce's case it is neither. It's pure old pimping. And lately, she looks like she's always in a trance(but that's for another article).

As a teacher in public education I have seen up close and personal the effects of this garbage. In word, deed and thought. The most powerful example of this for me was this occurrence:

Two 5th grade girls had been having increasing problems with each other. Word was that their mothers were coming after school for a fight with each other. Extra staff was put in place. The mothers showed up, removed all jewelry, and started yelling and "fronting". As they were being pulled apart, one mother yelled, "OH YEAH, well at least my daughter got dick before yours!!!" 5th grade girls....

And there is nothing cute about a kindergartner twerking.

Thanks for doing this post Peter, especially for those who only know Beyonce from tv snippets or yahoo feed stories. Her words reveal her reality and those IN POWER over her are doing nothing to empower her or any other woman. She shills for the shillers. Just like Lena Dunham, mentor to Obama's daughter...boy would I love to see Peter analyze her statements!



Anonymous said...

I've read several Matt Walsh articles that hit the nail on the head and had me applauding, but this article on Beyonce deserves a standing ovation.
Bravo, Matt, Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Why does the comment at 11:31 am that I posted now say that it has "been removed by the author"? I was the author of that comment and I did not remove it.

Fm25 said...

Wow, this is just disturbing. It is scary how much influence the media has over us and it really takes an analysis like this to open our eyes. No reasonable person could declare these lyrics groundbreaking and brilliant, but when the right people say it suddenly it's just accepted as fact. Thank you for this article Peter, it's given me ally to think about as far as my own vulnerability to social media.

Anonymous said...

anon 12:07---


I removed a comment I posted by mistake at about the same time.

I also saw the longer comment with links and observations on the Bever case that must have been yours and copied a link and went to the video-- then it was gone, strange.









Anonymous said...

ps
I mean the comment was gone, not the video.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Anonymous above. It's possible that Peter can't let people post that many Youtube videos on his blog and had to remove it. If there's a way that I can post all of the links without violating his terms of service, I'll try to do so.

BOSTON LADY said...

I've seen a couple of Beyonce movies. She played a somewhat innocent character in Dream Girls. And then the next movie I saw her in was Obsession and that displayed a very different side of Beyonce. One that I think is closer to her real persona. She was very aggressive in the role. I didn't see her performance at the Superbowl but read about it and what I read completely turned me off from her. After reading the article and analysis, I'm horrified. Beyonce's persona is dangerous to young girls. It's in the gutter.

Obama is the worst thing that has happened to this country. This is just one example of why. He promotes this woman and her ideals as a role model. Her music is full of hate, violence, street language, disrespect for authority, sexual perversion. And this is what we see played out daily in the news.

I grew up in a time when I remember songs about peace, love, and rock n roll. "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony" (although that pops in my head from a Coca Cola commercial lol) This current so called music is angry, depressing and mind numbing. I choose to listen to the old stuff.

Anonymous said...

interview with Missy Bever's husband:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnBJ17dtx48

Anonymous said...

The father in law walks like suspect in surveillance video.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/129779738-story

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/28/family-member-of-slain-texas-woman-says-bloody-shirt-isnt-related-to-murder/21352821/

Hey Jude said...

Well, that was a mammoth rant, and rant by proxy.

Why 'blacks' - who says 'whites'?

I was convinced of Michael Jackson's innocence for a long time - I'm going to search here to make sure I'm still sure he wasn't innocent...

Beyoncé - perhaps it's the music, it can't be the lyrics - maybe people don't much listen to them - lyrics so often look vacuous and ghastly on the page. I don't have a suitable enough word for those - maybe most people who let their kids listen to her aren't aware of the lyrics if they are in the albums rather than the singles - earbuds, headphones.

I know Beyoncé is famous, that's about all - Prince bypassed me, too, as does Madonna. Of US female artists I I like Lady Gaga, because there's no accounting for taste. British, Paloma Faith - Upside Down. I like quirky. In twenty years time people will describe Beyoncé as having been vanilla - if there could be X or Adult rated artists and a way to block kids ears and YouTube, life would be easier. One of my boys listened to all sorts of stuff which made my hair stand on end. Expressing disapproval didn't work - but when I liked or pretended to like the worst stuff it made it less cool. He didn't really much like some of it either - twenty minutes was all he could endure - peer pressure, maybe, to like certain stuff. I don't know though, he still listens and goes to metal concerts as an adult, so he must still like it and also listen for longer. I read an article which claimed that science suggests metal and classical fans are the same personality-wise - I wondered why someone felt the need to establish that as fact - we're all different.

lynda said...

I never listened to any of her music. I'm glad. I'm also glad you attached that article Peter because now I will make sure my grandson doesn't listen to her either and tell him exactly why. Beyonce is not only NO role model for girls, she implies that it's okay for boys to treat them badly no matter how many times she repeats, "I don't need a man". Yuck.

BTW, I felt Madonna's "Express Yourself" song was empowering.I Loved It. I Still love it today and it always makes me feel empowered and strong. You can't even compare the two.

Baby
B-B-B-Baby
Come on girls
You believe in love
'Cause I've got something to sing about it
And it goes something like this

Don't go for second best baby
Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
Make him express how he feels and maybe
Then you'll know your love is real

You don't need diamond rings or eighteen karat gold
Fancy cars that go very fast you know they never last no, no
What you need is a big strong hand to
Lift you to your higher ground
Make you feel like a queen on a throne
Make him love you till you can't come down

Don't go for second best baby
Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
Make him express how he feels and maybe
Then you'll know your love is real

Long stem roses are the way to your heart but
He needs to start with your head
Satin sheets are very romantic
What happens when you're not in bed
You deserve the best in life
So if the time isn't right then move on
Second best is never enough
You'll do much better baby on your own

Don't go for second best baby
Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
Make him express how he feels and maybe
Then you'll know your love is real

Express yourself
You've got to make him
Express himself
Hey, hey, hey, hey
So if you want it right now, make him show you how
Express what he's got, oh baby ready or not
And when you're gone he might regret it
Think about the love he once had
Try to carry on, but he just won't get it
He'll be back on his knees to express himself
You've got to make him express himself, hey hey

Don't go for second best baby
Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
Make him express how he feels and maybe
Then you'll know your love is real

Express yourself
You've got to make him
Express himself
Hey, hey, hey, hey
So if you want it right now, make him show you how
Express what he's got, oh baby ready or not
Express yourself
Respect yourself, hey, hey
So if you want it right now, make him show you how
Express what he's got, oh baby ready or not
Express yourself

Anonymous said...

http://www.vibe.com/2016/04/piers-morgan-beyonce-lemonade-column/

And a comment below the article:

Sharon • 6 days ago
I am black, female, a mother, educator and community activist and still somewhat offended that this artist exploits these tragedies. She's self-serving. Her business, her music is about self-preservation. And, not all black people "love" her or her music. That's what real diversity is about, choice.

Anonymous said...

I just wish she would wear pants. Or a skirt, or dress. Please, Beyoncé, put actual clothes on. I absolutely hate the leotard look.

Beyoncé is nothing but a vessel. She is vapid and ignorant. Sex sells, at least that's what we are shoveled. If she wasn't marketable, she would not be famous. True talent In the music industry is not supported.

Haveyoulistenedtomalerappersorhiphopartists? said...

Peter,
Why do you target Beyoncee for criticism? Have you listened to the male rappers? Apparently not, if you think these lyrics are so offensive. I think you need to understand the whole context of rap/hip-hop to understand this is her attempt to stand up for women. And yes, it falls short.

Anonymous said...

Male rappers are not pretending to "empower" women.
Beyonce is NOT attempting to "stand up for women!" Read the lyrics. Come on.

Anonymous said...

We are raising brain-dead followers today, a whole new generation that believes stardom and fame is something to aspire to, follow and emulate. Beyoncé has become a God of sorts, or cult-leader and unfortunately, her "message" is filled with filth, debauchery and utter contempt for those who worship her.

lynda said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Male rappers are not pretending to "empower" women.
Beyonce is NOT attempting to "stand up for women!" Read the lyrics. Come on.

May 3, 2016 at 9:17 AM


Exactly!

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