Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beyonce Visual Album "LEMONADE"

Beyonce does it again, she has given us another visual album and I live. She premiered it on 23 April via HBO. After the premiere she released the album via Tidal. That move was predictable and I respect and understand why she released it via Tidal. Beyonce is passed the phase where she's selling albums she's focused on making great music that transcends multiple generations.

 The album is entitled Lemonade and it's simply about when life gives you Lemons make some mother freaking #LEMONADE and persevere through your problems
The album features 12 songs

The visual album focused on 10 different areas 











They are all emotions and acts that the average person has endured.

There are times when a woman's INTUITION lets her know that something isn't right. She then doesn't know if she should believe there intuition and then turns to DENIAL. Once the truth is revealed she goes through ANGER and that anger leaves her to EMPTINESS. She then informs him that he needs to take ACCOUNTABILITY of his actions in order for her to be able to bring about FORGIVENESS of his actions. The woman and man then move on to RECONCILIATION and finally REDEPTION

The visuals have so much emotion involved that it moves the viewer in a magical way. I have 5 words


This is why I STAN for Beyonce, she's always giving us something that is unpredictable. She has grown and continues to grow so much as an artist that it literally blows my mind how amazing this woman is.

In the music video Beyonce features the mothers of unarmed Black men who were killed at the hand of police officers ( and wanna be cops) Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown. Seeing these mother's holding portraits of their slain sons literally brought me to tears simply because the Black Lives Matter moment is something that I stand firmly behind.

If you don't have TIDAL you better get it now and make sure you purchase the hard copy version of LEMONADE as well.

Remember To Always Be 
Fierce and Fabulous 
Lela Victoria

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The new face of the $20 dollar bill ( HARRIET TUBMAN)

In a country where myself as a Black Woman (person) can sometimes be seen as a second class citizen, I definitely was SHOCKED to find out that the legendary "Harriet Tubman" will become the face of the American $20.00 bill. I was literally at work walking down the hall to retrieve something off the printer and saw the announcement and literally jumped from joy. I was literally overcome with emotion. Because Harriet Tubman was a woman who looks like me. Black, with dark skin, and African features and now her face will be shown to millions. She additionally was a spy for the Union during the civil war and was a leader during the early days of the Women Suffrage Movement
Growing up as a young girl, Harriet Tubman aka Moses was someone who I admired and looked up to. She was born and raised as a slave and eventually escaped the bondage of slavery to only return on numerous occasionally to eventually assist over 300 slaves with obtaining their freedom.

Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 dollar bill, while Andrew Jackson will be moved to the back.  Alexander Hamilton will remain on the front of the $10, but leaders of the women’s suffrage movement will be on the back.


This is a tremendous move in support of Women and the role that they play in society and have played throughout the history of the United States.
via Politico:
Lew’s decision comes after he announced last summer that he was considering replacing Hamilton on the $10 bill with a woman. The announcement drew swift rebukes from fans of Hamilton, who helped create the Treasury Department and the modern American financial system. Critics immediately suggested Hamilton take Jackson off the $20 bill given the former president’s role in moving native Americans off their land. Jackson may remain on the $20 bill in some capacity.
Lew told POLITICO last July that Treasury was exploring ways to respond to critics. “There are a number of options of how we can resolve this,” Lew said. “We’re not taking Alexander Hamilton off our currency.”
The new $10 bills are set to enter circulation in 2020, while we won’t see the $20 until 2030. It's unfortunately I will be a mother and 40 years of age before I see Harriet Tubman on the $20 dollar bill, but that's fine. I will take what I can get at this point

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
Lela Victoria

Rihanna "Needed Me" music video

I will keep it real and be honest. Originally I was not feeling Rihanna's ANTI album. I skimmed throughout it and thought it was alright, but after attending the Rihanna ANTI concert in Brooklyn I had a change of heart. Many of the initial songs that Rihanna performed I was not familiar with and I realized they were the songs off the ANTI album. Of course this would be the case since the tour was called ANTI. After the concert I decided to re listened to some of the songs on the ANTI album and discovered there were some pretty good songs that I was feeling such as "Sex With Me" "Kiss It Better" and "Needed Me". As you can see, I have a thing for the sexual songs. Pass all the judgment you want.

Rihanna released the music video for her song "Needed Me"

Okay so here's my 5cents on the music video. I LOVE IT, because Rihanna is in her own lane and she's doing something other female artists aren't doing and that's keeping it ALL THE WAY REAL. In this music video there is a scene Rihanna moves in slow motion with an intense stare while rocking a bob cut and wearing an African necklace. This look is a dead giveaway that she's overcome with emotion and is seriously plotting something big. Throughout the music video she walks through a strip club holding a gun and you're saying to yourself, what is the purpose of this, but then you remember that it's Rihanna who is a 28 year old black woman from Saint Michaels Parrish, Barbados who literally DOES WHAT SHE WANTS and I'm so here for it. In the end she ends up shooting some man (I'm assuming the person she says NEEDED HER " and the video ends.

Basically in Needed Me Rihanna sings about a man who wants more than SEX. Rihanna is not here for it and basically sings about how she's a heart breaker and a SAVAGE.

Check it out Below.

Let me know what you thought about the video
You can also find the lyrics below

I was good on my own, that's the way it was, that's the way it was
You was good on the low for a faded fuck, on some faded love
Shit, what the fuck you complaining for?
Feeling jaded huh?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to you
Had some fun on the run though I give it to you

But baby, don't get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it

You needed me
Oooh, you needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby ooo, you needed me

You been rollin' around, shit I'm rollin up
Light and roll it up
Break it down like a pound, shit was never us
Shit was never us
That's the real on the real, are you serious?
How you feel, how you feel?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin' to ya
Had some fun on the run though, I give it to ya

But baby, don't get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn't they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine
Never told you you could have it

You needed me
Oooh, you needed me
To feel a little more, and give a little less
Know you hate to confess
But baby ooo, you needed me

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
Lela Victoria

Saturday, April 16, 2016


THIS IS NOT A DRILL, BeyHive, and all you other folks who secretly adore BEYONCE get in formation and get in formation NOW. Beyonce gave us a 7 day ( one week notice) that she is coming for your sanity and your favorite's fav.

BEYONCE, is about to GIVE IT TO US ALL. She just changed her cover picture on Facebook to a black and white picture of LEMONADE and posted a video where she repeatedly says WHAT AM I GOING TO DO on Facebook, youtube, and instagram. From Watermelon to Lemonade I hope y'all ready to get slayyyyyyyyyyyed.

OMG I am literally freaking out, what does this mean? Is this #B6?
I do recall seeing chatter of LEMONADE ON TWITTER.
And sometimes last year Beyonce posted a picture of her smelling a LEMON, she's always throwing hints that I tend to catch a little too late.

A Copy of this track list was floating around twitter and LEMONADE was on the list. I think we are onto something

Be sure to check out LEMONADE Saturday April 23, 2016 8c/9e

Additionally if you have any major events planned for April 23 you might want to rescheduled it around Beyonce. That would include weddings, birthdays, and funerals, and that would be because #LEMONADE is that serious 

As soon as I get more details I'll update the BLOG and let y'all know.

Check out her website, things are moving fast BEYONCE

Meanwhile, let me try to remain calm. Never mind that's not going to work....OMG what does LEMONADE stand for

Remember To Always Be 
Fierce and  Fabulous 
Lela Victoria

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Beyonce releases IVY PARK

     The wait is finally over and Beyonce has finally released to the world her athletic clothing line. Talks of Beyoncé releasing s a clothing line hit the scene October 2014 and 18 months later we finally have the finished product. Bey decided to name the athletic line IVY PARK. The average person might not know the significance behind IVY PARK, therefore I'll break it down for you. IVY is of course the middle name of Beyonce's 4 year old daughter "Blue Ivy Carter". Additionally 4 is Beyoncé 's favorite number. Her birthday is Sept 4, Jay Z's birthday is Dec 4, her mothers birthday is Jan 4, and her wedding anniversary is April 4. Additionally the title of Beyonce's 4th album is (4). The roman numeral sign for 4 is ( IV). The word PARK stems from the name of Beyonce's production company and record label which is entitled PARKWOOD. The name of the street that Beyoncé grew up on is called PARKWOOD and as a young/teenage girl she spent her time working out in the PARK ( named after the PARKWOOD area)

Beyoncé goes into detail in the following video

"IVY PARK is merging fashion-led design with technical innovation. Creating a new kind of performance wear: modern essentials for both on and off the field.

Strong beyond measure

In the video Beyoncé says

I would wake up in the morning and my day would come knocking on my door, tell me its time to go running.
I remember wanting to stop, but I would push myself to keep going.
It taught me discipline, and I would think about my dreams.
I would think about the sacrifices my parents made for me.
I would think about my little sister, and how I was her hero.
I would look at the beautiful around me, the sunshine through the trees.
I would keep breathing.
There are things I am still afraid of
When I have to conquer those things I still go back to that park.
Before I hit the stage I go back to that park.
When it was time for me to give birth I went back to that park
The park became a state of mind, the park became my strength
The park is what made me who I am
Where's your park.

The PARK and the lessons that Beyoncé learned are embedded in her. She takes no lessons and applies them to her every day life. The PARK is a state of mind along with being an actual park ( PARKWOOD PARK )

I love how Beyoncé took something many of us would consider just an athletic line and turned it into something very personal. Check out some of the clothing from her line. I'm very satisfied with the product and will definitely be purchasing a few items and taking a trip to Parkwood Park when I visit Houston early May to see Beyoncé in concert.

Check out some of her items from IVY PARK below

Ivy Park is here – the new activewear label
co-founded by Beyoncé and changing the game
in sportswear. Mixing high performance technical
styles with fashion-led casualwear, it’s a brand
inspiring us to stay strong, healthy and happy –
no matter what your sporting ability or body shape.


(United Kingdom) Topshop, Selridges, JD Sports, and Net-a-porter
(North America) Topshop, Nordstom, and Hudson's Bay
(Europe) Topshop and Zalando
(Asia) Topshop and Zalora
(United Arab Emirates) Topshop and Namshi
(Australia and New Zealand) Topshop, The Iconic, Glue, and Myer

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria