Sooo, "Black is King" dropped and I am of the opinion that Beyonce did what she does best! Which is showcasing black people and artists, specifically women in such an uplifting and phenomenal way. She came to Africa to give it a platform and to show the rest of the world that not only is the culture there rich and dynamic, she curated a message with so much respect and I applaud her for it. I know Beyonce doesn't take credit for black excellency and the talent that has existed ages before her but I saw her paying her respects to these brilliant artist and saying that they are still relevant in today's media and definitely deserve love and praise globally on a larger scale. I am proudly South African and to see this film was seeing more content out there that makes me proud, would make my cousins proud and even future children, if the world isn't over by then. I know a lot of people are going off on whether Beyonce was "appropriating" a culture that isn't hers and gaining millions from the film, whereas the other creators and features wouldn't benefit as much as her. All I have to say to that is not one of those artist had anything bad to say other than that it was a privilege working with her. We can't hate on Beyonce for benefitting from Capitalism, she didn't create it. She's a singer, businesswomen, icon, mother and wife, in nowhere there did it say she was going to safe Africa of its financial burdens and make those artists millionaires (which would have been nice) . She has done a great deal in reminding Africans and others around the world, that our people are worthy in investing in. Worthy of praise and worthy of respect.
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Wow!! I couldn’t have said it better. Yes, people find anything and everything to be upset at Beyoncé about. For whatever reason, whenever she does ANYTHING, she’s expected to save the world from their problems. I don’t know why that is. I think Black is King was absolutely stunning. I’m so happy at all the different African people and tribes and cultures she represented. It was absolutely beautiful. Welcome all the way from South Africa, btw!!