As y’all know, the Super Bowl was this past Sunday. Now here’s the thing with me and the Super Bowl — I don’t watch it. I am a proud, unashamed, non-active football watcher. I might sit in front of the TV with game-watchers to merely bask in the Super Bowl ambiance, but I pretty much am just there eating and not paying attention to the majority of the game until halftime. Which brings me to the very subject of this post: the controversy surrounding Beyoncé’s big, Black halftime performance (Happy Black History Month, btw).
Now I originally had planned to post this yesterday, but I seriously had to think, pray and meditate on this one (I’m not lying, y’all. I literally pray and meditate before I write all of my posts, actually. This one just needed some extra time.). Because folk are legitimately tripping over the new “Formation” song/video that Bey released 24 hours before singing it in a politically-charged performance at the Super Bowl. Which has since begotten hella blogs and overthink pieces, infamous Facebook rants, Anti-Bey protests, the whole nine. Some folk (most of which were of non-melanin descent), even went so far as to say her entire halftime performance was racist and “anti-police.” Mmkay. [Read more…]