Piers Morgan Has No Clue About the “Lemonade”
During the 2016 Grammys, Beyoncé graced the stage to present the Record of The Year award. The event followed her highly-anticipated and controversial live performance of ‘Formation’ during the Super Bowl. On Grammy night, her beauty shined, aesthetically but not only did she come to present, she came with a message.
“Art is the unapologetic celebration of culture through self-expression,” she stated. “It can impact people in a variety of ways – for different reasons, at different times. Some will react, some will respond and some will be moved.”
This is certainly true of her latest effort, the visual release of Lemonade.
There was no doubt that the project, filled with aggressive lyrics, dark and symbolic imagery, and musicality that displayed a different range for the Texas ‘bama, would get analyzed to its core. And it was equally clear that some just might not get the message of what some are calling a #blackgirlmagic potion.
Enter Piers Morgan. In an article written for Daily Mail, the British journalist and TV personality, states he prefers “the old Beyoncé.”
More of his words here:
The less inflammatory, agitating one.The one who didn’t use grieving mothers to shift records and further fill her already massively enriched purse.The one who didn’t play the race card so deliberately and to my mind, unnecessarily. The one who wanted to be judged on her stupendous talent not her skin color, and wanted us all to do the same.
Piers goes on to dismiss the singer’s change in content, opening his article with “I never like it when entertainers go all political,” and proceeds to make reference of her use of Malcolm X’s voice and the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
There’s a change in Bey, yes. It’s called growth and, hello, Piers but that does happen when you’re an artist.
Am I a part of the #BeyHive? No. But I do respect artistic growth and fearlessness.
All due respect, sir, you might want to follow suit.