Seriously, folks really want to come for Beyonce like the #BeyHive wont SHUT IT DOWN.
Any comments that speak negatively towards Beyonce does not sit well with me, especially when it's obvious that people are coming for her simply because of who she is and the status that she holds.
Let's take a look at this SO CALL APPROPRIATION
|Here Beyonce is seen rocking Henna Art upon her hands, facial/head jewelry, and Indian clothing attire.|
Henna is very popular in the Indian community. It is worn throughout many areas of the body to include the face, hands, arms, and feet. The henna plant is not only found in Southeast Asia, but is also native to northern Africa and Australasia( a region of Oceania, which comprises of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean). The dye from the Henna plant has been used in Africa throughout time to include during ancient Egypt as a way to dye skin and hair.
Being that Beyonce is of African Descent and Henna is apart of African culture, I say Beyonce has every right to wear Henna if she wants to. If you don't believe me see the photos below for proof.
|Looks like HENNA to me|
|Boom there it goes again more HENNA|
Now what was that being said about CULTURAL APPROPRIATION and Beyonce being in the wrong.
Okay next up is the facial/head jewelry she wore in the music video.
As I stated previously facial/head jewelry can also be seen being worn by many women within African cultures.
|she has on head jewelry and she's rocking HENNA|
The director of the music video is Indian (Ben Mor) and saw nothing wrong with Beyonce's attire. He new working with Beyonce meant that great things would come of his project. The person who played one of the most important roles in the creation of the music video was actual amazed when he saw Beyonce in the attire.
I'll conclude with the fact that besides getting to see Beyonce give me life, I enjoyed the video and the opportunity to see Bollywood, Indian children embracing their culture, and the real streets of India. There are great attributes that stem from exploring and highlighting other cultures and I applaud ColdPlay for stepping outside the box and doing just that.
When it is all said and done, I say we take a moment to dive into the BEAUTY THAT IS BEYONCE..... just look at these gorgeous shot taken from the music video.
Personally I think that anytime anyone has the opportunity to come for Beyonce they will, and as a STAN I can not just sit by and allow that to happen.
After the discussions I have seen take place over this music video I have concluded that basically no one outside a culture can embrace or participate in it because if they choose to do so it will be consider CULTURAL APPROPRIATION and folks will be all butt hurt and in their feelings.
Guess what she's still Queen Bey and will still do whatever she wants to ....
hence her song GROWN WOMAN
"I'm a GROWN WOMAN .......I can do whatever I want"
Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous