Heavy is the head that wears the crown and Queen Bey has had her share of naysayers. As a proud member of the BeyHive, it pains me to hear people speak negatively about my idol. But what bothers me the most is when people dare to question Beyoncé’s feminism.
Did she not assert her independence back in '99 and the 2000?
She told us that being pretty hurts and confessed that even pop stars find it hard to live up to beauty standards.
She made a track featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that included the very definition of feminism and people still won’t give her credit!
But aside from her chart-topping singles, there were plenty of other times Beyoncé used her music to empower women. In honor of B Day, I’m gonna show ya’ll the receipts!
No baby, not yet
We can't take that next step
Why you getting so upset, boy you
Act as though I never told you yes before
You are so ungrateful
Feminist Message: Bey tells her boo that he isn’t entitled to her body. It’s a privelage, not a right! She’ll have sex on her time and on her terms.
Song: Green Light
Some say I should be trophied
Cause it gets no stronger (Oh oh oh)
Ladies you all know (yea girl you all know)
This pimp ish gets no older
Feminist Message: This grown woman is so over the trophy wife trope! She took some time to live her life but her identity is comprised of more than the "Mrs. Carter" title.
Song: Kitty Kat
Got diamonds on my neck
Got diamonds on my records
Since 16 I was coming down ridin' Lexus'
How you gon' neglect this?
You is just a hot mess
Feminist Message: Shoes on her feet? She bought it! Beyoncé is financially independent, dammit! Any man getting with her is getting an upgrade.
Song: Schoolin Life
You know it costs to be the boss
One day you'll run the town
For now make your life what you decide
Baby, party 'til the fire marshalls shut this sucker down
Feminist Message: In this open letter to women of all ages, she encourages us to do whatever the hell we want!