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Hi.

Our thumbs are basically numb from texting back and forth 24/7 about everything we love (AND HATE) that's happening on our televisions, iPads, and eye glasses (hi, we think we're funny) and we thought WHY NOT SHARE THIS JOY WITH THE WORLD?!  

BOW DOWN, BITCHES

BOW DOWN, BITCHES

Honey I'm SHOOK.

I didn't go to Coachella nor did I attend an HBCU, but Beyonce's performance as the first African-American woman to headline the event had me wishing I'd done both. Black girls rocking, Cleopatra cat suits and size-inclusive sorors twisted, twirled, and twerked their way up and down that stage. But it is in Queen Bey's Netflix documentary, Homecoming, that gives you an intimate glimpse of the months leading up to the live event and back to the day that 100% Grade A Blackness was brought to the mainstream and she AIN'T sorry.

Y’all prepare yourselves because the film is loooooooong. But as the Writer, Director and Executive Producer of the doc do we honestly think Ms. Thang would have it any other way? Go ahead and tell that Black woman what she's NOT gonna do. Go ahead, I double-dog dare ya.

Having turned down Coachella the year prior due to her pregnancy with the twins, Ms. Carter admits to having concerns regarding her strength and endurance leading up to the 2018 performance after struggling through childbirth. In addition to the high blood pressure, preeclampsia and toxemia, Girlfriend was 218 pounds when she delivered Rumi and Sir and to get back in shape for the live event she cut out dairy, carbs, alcohol, sugar, meat and fish. Say WHAAAAAT? I'm getting hangry just having to write about it. But for her return to the stage, Beyonce soldiered through the mental and physical battle that is post-pregnancy and created her own homecoming to share with the world. Now ain't THAT ‘bout a bitch?

Clips from various historically black colleges and universities expose Bey's inspiration behind Beychella. Revealing that she never got the experience of an HBCU but always loved the pomp and circumstance of homecoming, she takes what is usually reserved for those college campuses and gifts it to the masses in a two-night, swagalicious performance. Behind the scenes she talks of giving voice and giving a platform to the 200 plus otherisms that danced, stomped and sang alongside her.

Quotes from cultural giants such as Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Marian Wright Edelman, WEB du Bois, Reginald Lewis, Audre  Lorde and Maya Angelou, to name a few (phew) are woven throughout the documentary as Beyonce’s explanation (not that she ever needs to explain herself) adds breadth to an already dope ass performance. Yes, honey DOPE. ASS.

And with all the hype surrounding her reign over the musical festival, Homecoming let’s us see the sacrifice that it took to get there. The eight months of rehearsals, the three sound stages that each housed the band, her dancers and the creative forces that helped make it possible. Even Beyonce, while her hand was in every detail, admitted that it takes village.

In the end, much like she did with the album Lemonade and much like she did at the Super Bowl half-time performance, Queen Bey's Homecoming leaves a legacy of celebrating Black culture and once again cements herself as a cultural icon. And all we can do is, BOW BOW DOWN BITCHES .

YOUR SIGNIFICANT BOTHER (RHOBH RECAP)

YOUR SIGNIFICANT BOTHER (RHOBH RECAP)

BY GEORGE, SHE'S LOST IT (RHOBH RECAP)

BY GEORGE, SHE'S LOST IT (RHOBH RECAP)