Beyonce’s release of her incredible new album, Lemonade, was an explosion of attitude, pain, inspiration, joy and more than a few juicy moments. Together with six other directors, Beyonce created a living, breathing tribute to what life is like as a black female in the United States.
Here are some of the absolute best moments from Beyonce’s musical, visual masterpiece, Lemonade:
The masterpiece begins with a dramatic flare of attitude as Bey – draped in a flowing, somewhat raggedy sun-yellow dress – smashes car windows to pieces with a big, long baseball bat.
In light of recent news of the star’s allegedly cheating husband, “Hold Up” has everyone’s heads turning to Jay-Z in question!
“her hips grind, pestle and mortar, cinnamon and cloves”
The feature’s sensual scenes bring a fullness to its homage to the black American woman and shows just how deep her family and cultural roots really go. Plus Serena Williams appears, twerking next to Queen B!
But sex and cheating aside, the rest of the album involves mystical, sometimes futuristic, femenist scenes that hit on African American origins and how women in general are perceived in modern society.
Beyonce touches on the difficulties of relationships that women face all around the world and brings us into her own world, with beautiful vintage film of her father, Matthew, playing with her as a little girl, followed by sweet scenes of Bey, Jay-Z and their beautiful baby girl, Blue Ivy as “Redemption” plays and it seems that for Jay-Z…all is forgiven.
“You spun gold out of this hard life. Conjured beauty from the things left behind. Found healing where it did not live. Discovered the antidote in your own kitchen. Broke the curse with your own two hands. You passed the instructions down to your own daughter. Then she passed it down to her daughter.”