Beyonce really likes the idea of surprising her fans. She just dropped a mini movie exactly one year after she dropped her first surprise album that damn near broke every social media platform created.
Everybody purchased the album based on sheer impulse, it was absolutely genius. Her mini movie made in honor of that album talks about many things including feminism, death and marriage.
She makes reference to her celebrity and how she wishes she could just walk down the street like a normal person. She says as a celebrity she is the property of the public and that is not the most ideal situation for anyone.
She makes reference to her mother and how her mom taught her to always be strong and make due for herself. She also talks about being a people pleaser and being afraid of conflict and that now that she is older she knows that conflict isn’t such a bad thing.
She spoke a little bit about death and how she watched her friend die gracefully and how that changes you, makes you aware that your body is not your own, it is borrowed.
“I watched my friend’s body deteriorate…to see someone pass on so gracefully put everything into perspective“
She said we do not value ourselves enough, she said young people do not appreciate how valuable there bodies are, and she says she has been very choosey on who she shares her body with.
“People feel like they lose something when they get married. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s nothing more exciting about having a witness to your life.”
She says she has alot of empathy for men and the pressures they go through especially African men, she also says she feels the same for women and the pressures women have. She ultimately considers herself a humanist:
“I always considered myself a feminist, although, I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it. When, honestly, it’s very simple. It’s just a person who believes in equality of men and women.”
She ends the video with a declaration of love for music, her husband and her baby, pretty insightful stuff. Check out her video below: