Today, Beyonce’s mother took to social media to reveal that, at first, she was not sure she understood her daughter’s vision for her epic Coachella performance! As you may know already, her show has actually made headlines and received only praise.
The singer drew a lot of inspiration from African-American culture, especially references to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
She relied on step teams and drum lines to create a stage that ended up being massively reminiscent of an HBCU homecoming.
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Saw this written above photo and commentary by: Alisa Adamson Profit and thought i would share it with you https://apple.news/AmQP7CFzMQOS7gDDGvfigMw ❤️❤️I told Beyonce that i was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get. Her brave response to me made me feel a-bit selfish and ashamed. She said i have worked very hard to get to the point where i have a true voice and At this point in my life and my career i have a responsibility to do whats best for the world and not what is most popular “ She said that her hope is that after the show young people would research this culture and see how cool it is, and young people black and white would listen to “ LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING and see how amazing the words are for us all and bridge the gap. She also hopes that it will encourage young kids to enroll in our amazing HIstorically Black Colleges and Universities . I stand corrected ❤️
Tina, however, admitted she was unsure the concept was a good idea.
‘I told Beyonce I was afraid the predominately white audiences at Coachella would be confused by all the black culture and Black college culture because it was something they might not get,’ the businesswoman wrote on Instagram.
But Queen Bey’s explanation brought her around and even made her feel ‘selfish and ashamed’ for doubting her daughter’s idea.
‘She said I have worked really hard to get to a point where I have a true voice and at this point in my life and career I have a responsibility to do what’s best for the world and not what’s most popular.’
As for Beyonce’s choice to open her two-hour-long performance with a rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing, a song sometimes referred to as the Black national anthem, Tina said that it was Beyonce’s hope the younger generation would hear it ‘and see how amazing the words are for us and bridge the gap. She also hopes it will encourage young kids to enroll in our amazing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. I stand corrected.’
What did you think of Beyonce’s performance at the popular festival and the intent behind the concept for it? Let us know.