In February of 2017, Beyoncé broke the internet when she announced that she would be postponing her upcoming Coachella performance because she was expecting twins.
In 2018, the global superstar and now mom of three, made her return to the Coachella stage by rendering a performance marvel which will remain framed in the heart of Black consciousness for decades to come. She followed up the show with a Netflix special, “Homecoming,” that documented all of the hard work, dedication and sacrifice that went into making her dream for the culture into a reality.
The special was nominated for a whopping six Emmys this year, but lost to Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool for best variety special (pre-recorded); RuPaul’s Drag Race for best costumes for variety, nonfiction or reality programming; Springsteen on Broadway for best directing for a variety special; Fosse/Verdon for best music direction; Rent for outstanding production design for a variety special; and by Hannah Gadsby: Nanette for best writing for a variety special. The entire Beyhive was shook, but not surprised by the snub because, #EmmysSoWhite.
Now fellow Destiny’s Child member and best friend Kelly Rowland is speaking out about the moment. During a recent interview with Extra, Kelly revealed she feels Beyonce was “robbed” of the nod.
“Absolutely… only because I know that she lost sleep, I know that she like… it was homecoming. The culture of it, the pride in it, the passion behind it, the countless sleepless hours, I know what those are, and I know what those were for her. So yeah, I do think she was robbed.”
You can watch the moment below.