Twitter Is Currently Dragging This Unseasoned Version Of Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance
Beyoncé has been tried before but never like this.
It seems as though a colonizer, or should we say admirer, decided that the magic emitted at Coachella when Beyoncé gave one of the blackest performances of a lifetime–needed to be remixed.
A contestant named Britt Scholte on the Dutch competition show Dance Dance Dance put her “good form” to bad use and recreated Beyoncé’s performance. Everything from the hair to the outfits aimed to emulate the untouchable–the Queen Bey herself.
The whole performance was posted to the show’s YouTube page but was quickly taken down because of the swarm of the beyhive.
People were outraged and just confused as to why this performance in particular needed another go-round. With its ode to historically Black colleges and universities, it needed not be explained that there was something about it that need not be touched.
We thought that we established this was a “no-no” the last time this happened and the time before that (see Amy Schumer’s recreation of “Formation”). Every time someone shoots their shot at giving an ode to Beyonce and misses, Twitter pulls out all stops again to drag and delete from the archives and this was no different.
Some took issue with the fact that Black dancers participated while others said it wasn’t that big of a deal.
Hopefully the next person will think again before another atrocity like this is committed. We can now file this under, “why did we need this?”