Beyoncé Surprises With Slay-Worthy “Formation” Video
At this point, it’s safe to say that Coldplay should take the backseat on tomorrow night’s Super Bowl performance, mainly because Beyoncé just broke the internet per usual.
Earlier this afternoon (Feb.6), the global phenom dropped a brand new single,”Formation,” her first since 2014’s BEYONCÉ that had a similar surprise release, and a music video at the same d*mn time to accompany the tune. “Formation” is a smooth, mid-tempo track produced by Mike Will Made-It and co-written by Swae Lee from Rae Sremmurd. The danceable beat (because that’s a part of Bey’s repertoire) is also complete with a vocal sample from New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia.
But aside from the technicals, the Melina-directed video set in New Orleans is nothing short of spectacular. In the opening, we meet Beyoncé floating on to of a cop car in a flooded street depicting post-Hurricane Katrina. Throughout the five-minute visual we see strong visual depictions of blackness that tie into her quite “woke” lyrics: “Y’all haters corny with that Illuminati mess,” “I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros,” “I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils.” Not to mention, Blue Ivy even makes her own cameo full of cuteness.
Honestly, only Beyoncé could pull of such a feat on the eve of a major performance. Press play and get into this slay-worthy video from Mrs. Carter. Continue scrolling to see reactions to “Formation.”