Mama Tina Learned A Lesson From Beyoncé After Doubting Coachella Performance: “Do What’s Best, Not What’s Popular”

April 17, 2018  |  

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I have very few edges since Beyonce’s Coachella performance on Saturday night, and now her mother, Mrs. Tina Lawson, is coming for the rest of ’em.

The 64-year-old fashion designer posted a sweet tribute to her daughter Beyoncé yesterday. In it, she admitted that when she first heard Bey’s concept for the first Coachella show, she was hesitant to support it because she “…was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get.”

But her daughter pushed back saying, “At this point in my life and my career i have a responsibility to do whats [sic] best for the world and not what is most popular.” In other words, “Mom, I love you, but I have no effs to give.”

(And with that, all of my edges literally just fell out).

But the thing that left me breathless from Miss Tina’s post is that she fessed up to something that some mothers would be reluctant to share (especially a famous one with over a million followers). She said that after her daughter respectfully disagreed, she felt “a-bit [sic] selfish and ashamed.” I find that transparency quite beautiful.

Saw this written above photo and commentary by: Alisa Adamson Profit and thought i would share it with you https://apple.news/AmQP7CFzMQOS7gDDGvfigMw ❤️❤️I told Beyonce that i was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get. Her brave response to me made me feel a-bit selfish and ashamed. She said i have worked very hard to get to the point where i have a true voice and At this point in my life and my career i have a responsibility to do whats best for the world and not what is most popular “ She said that her hope is that after the show young people would research this culture and see how cool it is, and young people black and white would listen to “ LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING and see how amazing the words are for us all and bridge the gap. She also hopes that it will encourage young kids to enroll in our amazing HIstorically Black Colleges and Universities . I stand corrected ❤️

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If you’re a mother, then it’s not only your job to lead and teach, but you’re responsible for igniting the fire within your children to know how to lead themselves and to teach themselves along the way in this “thing called life,” as the late legend Prince would say.

And when you do that successfully, then your children will teach you things that you didn’t even realize you needed to learn. And what makes the best kind of mother is the one who is humble enough to accept the lessons their children provide them.

With that said, Miss Tina is the best kind of mother. And I hope that she realizes even more that her daughter’s ability to do “what’s best” stems from all the cultivation she instilled in her.

For all the mothers out there, have any of you had any teachable moments from your children?

Renese spends her early mornings writing, her days securing insurance for TV shows, and her in-betweens blogging about the silliness and seriousness of life on her blog. Follow Renese on Twitter: @reneseford

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