Some time in the afternoon of February 6, 2016, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles put out the ‘Formation’ music video, which not only snatched the wigs and edges of many, but also came to rightfully shine as a pro-black, black girl anthem for all. Here are the 15 reasons we’re totally and unabashedly here for the New Orleans-based visuals that accompany the latest Beyoncé track.
The Legendary Intro Which Featured Beloved New Orleans Youtube Sensation Messy Mya and also Memorialized Hurricane Katrina
When She Lets Folks Know Up Front The Illuminati Rumors are Dumb and Dismiss the Hard Work She’s Put in as a Black Woman
When She Collabed with Queen of Bounce Big Freedia and Expressed Her Love of Soul Food
When She Called Herself a ‘Texas Bamma’
When She Lets Critics Know She Loves Blue’s Natural Hair and EFF your Beauty Standards!
AND That She Embraces her Black Features, While Giving a Shout Out to the Legendary Jackson 5
When She Shot a Scene Inside a Beauty Supply Store and Showed Love to Wig and Weave-Wearing Black Women
When She Nodded to Black Cowboy Culture, Which is Still Going Strong in the South
When She Showcased Marching Band Leaders from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans
The Crowned Afro She Rocks
When the Themes of “Formation” and “Coordination” Echoed Majorette Dance at Black High Schools and HBCUs
#BlackLivesMatter is Poignant Throughout the Video
Jay‑Z and Beyonce’s streaming company, Tidal announced their donation of $ 1.5 million to #BlackLivesMatter Organizations on what would be Trayvon Martin’s 21st birthday, just a day before this video was released.
The Epic #NaturalHair Love Among the Dancers
This African Threading Hairstyle and the Nod to Victorian Era African American Women
Beyoncé is making sure there’s no miscommunication with the message: she is unapologetically black, woke and will continue to slay.
Watch the video in full below:
What are your thoughts on the video? Are there any references we missed?