In mid 2016, Beyoncé became the topic of many conversations after releasing the album Lemonade. Basically, the album refers to the cycles of a bad relationship. The album sparked questions on whether or not Beyoncé had given up on female empowerment and dignity. Society says, "what is dignity?" Dignity is the common good and what makes us a spiritual family. Well, it was absolutely an object of ridicule in this album. She makes her audience believe that she is a self-centered individual and has offended many recording artists as well.
She introduces the first song with a repetitive chorus, beat, and rhythm that lures her audience into liking it. Many teens and young adults today love repetitive choruses. Many recording artists use this method when producing music. Women's dignity was not present in this verse, and I believe that it should have been a focus. It bothers me to know that my generation is numb to the disrespect and would rather focus on a catchy beat.
In response to the song, female recording artist Keyshia Cole stated that she "Can’t stand when people get all self-righteous when it’s convenient and makes them look good." Everyone has extraordinary value, and no one's value is greater than anyone else's. Beyoncé is looked upon as a queen, the face of beauty, and an incomparable person. However, she is not more or less important than anyone else on Earth.
Honestly, I listen to this song because it was catchy. There have been times where I would stop and ask, "Who is she really referring to?" or "What point is she making?" Beyoncé used vulgar language and ideas to terrify her enemies, as though she felt the need to defend herself. I still question my respect for her as a woman, person, and a mother, regardless of how catchy this album is.