When I checked out Twitter the night of #LEMONADE, I saw a slew of tweets about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s relationship status.I have social media #FOMO (fear of missing out), so I Googled my way to a link to watch the visual magic those I followed were raving about. HBO doesn't hold me down, but thank God I still had my TIDAL free trial. An hour later, I was staring at my cracked iPhone screen while sitting on the blue futon in my living room, quickly seeing that LEMONADE is about more than Beyoncé and Jay Z’s relationship status. LEMONADE serves a dose of pain, anger, frustration, jealousy and sadness, but the sugar in the drink is love, forgiveness, redemption, hope, and the magic in God that bonds human beings together. I’ve never been a member of the BeyHive because I don’t want to worship anything that is not God and I find that our fanatic culture encourages just that. But after watching, I am a proud black woman, artist and lover because of this body of work. Beyoncé has proven that she is a mature woman in the music industry who does not need to placate. She is patient in her work and in the manner in which she lives her life. I have a deep level of respect for her.
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