This was Beyonce’s first debut since announcing she was pregnant and we all waited with baited breath to see what she would perform. Love Draught and Sandcastles although alot slower and softer than other songs on the album are still sensually beautiful.
Embracing her dramatically changed pregnant figure, she sashayed in a custom Peter Dundas gown. Her frizzy crown of hair was held by a golden crown.
She won two awards and mentioned in her acceptance speech
“It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves. And have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race, and I feel it’s vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes”
Beyonce maybe confusing fans with her sudden change of direction but this is a path we all need to be on. Dressed as the Orisha Oshun from the Yoruba tribe. Traditionally this deity belongs to one of many we as a black race no longer celebrated. The Nigerian religion has been long forgotten but Beyonce is resurrecting it with some serious resurgence.
Elegantly Beyonce has used this pregnancy to debut another love she has. Which is a love for the black culture. Since giving birth to her first daughter and being ridculed for her daughters big nose and bushy hair Beyonce has never been more prouder to show off her black heritage.
With ancestral imagery such as Tina Knowles, herself and Blue is a different representation of feminism we have come to expect from Beyonce. This version of female empowerment is more the celebration of women who create and reproduce life.