Congratulations to Beyonce’s dance captain, Ashley Everett on her NEW engagement!

The proposal took place on stage during last night’s show at The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Ashley’s fiance is John Silver, who is also an accomplished choreographer. How bold AND beautiful it was for him to display his love for her with a ring in front of all those people?

HE PUT A RING ON IT!!!!!

Watch the special moment below.

 

 

Chile’, I’ve done seen it all!

You know us black folks gotta go hard when we send our child off to prom! However, some child’s mama thought it would be a great idea to send her child off to prom with stage props and Beyonce’s “Formation” song, complete with backup dancers.

A Facebook user by the name of Floyd D Wimberly posted a video of himself and another dancer breaking down the full choreography to “Formation”, even down to the HAT! The video went viral, causing mixed reaction from viewers.

The funny thing about all of this video is the prom date, standing there, watching the entire routine go down, with the most unimpressed look on his face. Chile’! He looked like he wasn’t there for ANY OF IT! ‘Is y’all finished or is y’all done’, is probably what came to this poor child’s mind!

Anyway, when the “Prom Diva of Honor” finally made her grand entrance, most of the viewers were apparently surprised to see that she didn’t quite “slay” as they’ve expected. One commenter said she was in an Easter dress.

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Some thought it was way too much for a prom send-off. Some even thought it was inappropriate, because of the adult lyrics in the song.

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I guess the days of the young man coming to the door with the corsage in hand are over *shrugs*.

 

If you’re into YouTube, then you’re probably familiar with Evelyn From The Internets. The HILARIOUS YouTube sensation is the talk of “the internets”since the video of her reaction to BeyoncĂ©’s “Lemonade” went viral. Apparently, BeyoncĂ© is a fan, because she featured Evelyn’s video in Dallas for the ‘Formation’ tour.

 

Watch the concert clip & the full “Lemonade” reaction video below!

 

As a NEW YouTuber, that is such a cool thing to see!

When we thought there’s no way BeyoncĂ© can top the visuals from her last self-titled album, she wowed us again with a powerful and soul-snatching visual album for her latest, ‘Lemonade’.

The imagery, the message, and the symbolism of womanhood had me all in the feels and I must say…you cannot deny the talent this woman possesses as an artist. She has a special way of lyrically and emotionally connecting with her fans through her music and visuals so much, that it’s almost scary!

‘Lemonade’ debuted on HBO last night and it left her fans with not only snatched edges but questions regarding BeyoncĂ©’s marriage to Hip-Hop star, Jay-Z. A couple of her new singles implies cheating on his part, but of course, they’re only rumors and can’t be proven to be true, unless Jay-Z confesses. Meanwhile, Jay-Z and BeyoncĂ© hold hands, as they take a nice walk to the bank.

Cheating rumor aside, I say let’s focus on the message and the beautiful videography that was captured to create this unique project. Whoever envisioned the treatment should be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.

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I take Lemonade’s message as a reminder of just how gotdamn special BLACK WOMEN are. We are bold and strong, yet vulnerable and emotional. We’re controversial, yet subtle. We can be loud and quiet at the same time. We want to be loved, but we have our limits. We can do for ourselves, but we want to be cared for. We are powerful but shouldn’t be afraid to show our weaknesses.

Every woman (black, white, etc.) has had their fair share of lemons thrown their way, but as “Hattie” says, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.

 

How about the special guests that made appearances?

Serena Williams

Winnie Harlow

Quvenzhané Wallis

Amandla Stenberg

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And the courageous mothers of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Eric Gardner

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The tributes to their sons were breathtaking, yet a painful reminder of the injustices we face, regarding our men and young brothas.

This entire project touched us in so many ways. The imagery of womanhood, the spoken word from Warsan Shire, the New Orleans influence, and the boldness of it all is beautiful.

‘Lemonade’ is now available on Tidal. Do yourselves a favor and watch.

 

 

ELLE Magazine featured BeyoncĂ© for their May issue and she looked fabulous, giving that Jennifer Beales’ ‘Flashdance’  flavor! She opened up about feminism, injustice, motherhood, police brutality, her new athletic sportswear, Ivy Park, and so much more.

When asked about her message behind ‘Formation’, this is what she had to say:

 

 

What do you feel people don’t understand about who you really are, and in particular about the message you’ve put forward with “Formation”?

I mean, I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood. But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me. I’m proud of what we created and I’m proud to be a part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.

Read her entire interview here