ICYMI: Beyoncé headlined at Coachella this weekend. Also, HOW COULD YOU HAVE MISSED IT?! Here are all the reasons her performance changed our lives.
1. Making history
Beyoncé made history as the first woman of colour to headline the iconic festival in all its years. Her performance was a celebration of black womanhood. She interpolated Nina Simone’s Lilac White into her performance of Drunk In Love. She also used snippets of Malcolm X’s Who Taught You To Hate Yourself speech in her set and performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, which has become known as the “Black American National Anthem.”
2. Reuniting Destiny's Child
The iconic trio reunited for one hell of a Coachella performance. They performed 3 songs; Lose my Breath, Say my Name and Soldier and that was enough to bring back all the nostalgia!
3. Performing with Jay Z
Whatever your feelings on the Beyoncé and Jay-Z drama, Bey made a statement of unity by bringing Jay-Z on stage. Not everyone was happy about his appearance though:
4. Girl Power
Queen Bey used her time on stage to shout out to all the powerful females out there. She asked the audience: “Ladies, are we smart? Are we strong? Have we had enough?” She was also joined on stage by her sister Solange for the cutest girl-power dance off!
5. Dancing and singing for 2 hours straight
I can barely make it through 20 mins on the cross-trainer, and Bey is out here singing her lungs out and delivering high-energy dance numbers non-stop for 2 hours?! This woman is not human.
Her entrance to the stage was made in a Queen Nefratiti Balmain piece which would have been enough for us. Her other looks included wearing her own coat of arms, a powerful all-black outfit and some crazy boots.
She even managed to change her nail colour?!
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