The In Yo Face, But Subtle References Formation Delivers….
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While most of the lyrics in “Formation” are bold, “cocky-like” statements used to represent Beyonce’s present strength of past insecurities, and repetitious rumors, we can agree that the overall theme, message in text, and in visuals are fitting for todays social issues. Using Messy Mya, a Youtube sensation (tragically gunned down in 2010, R.I.P) who gained popularity from videos posted back in the early 2000s about New Orleans and miscellaneous topics well known for having a boisterous, yet truthful way of spreading the news, added flare and question to Beyonce’s record. It set the tone to start off asking;
[Intro: Messy Mya]
What happened after New Orleans?
Bitch, I’m back by popular demand
Not only is it an awesome ode to Messy Mya, and a very “cool” intro that fans will adore, it raises the question, and causes’ people to ask, and question again; “What Happened After New Orleans?”, which many of us, stopped talking about. The fact that Beyonce, in the video, is sitting on top of a sinking police car representing New Orleans and the terrible Hurricane Katrina effects adds an element of unity, and activism to this video and record.
Y’all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Beyonce even addressed the devil-worshiping, and illuminati rumors. This is the first time we’ve heard the star mention it. There have been hundreds of videos, articles, and references to Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, and more who are linked to the illuminati. A possible secret society that plans to take over the world with money, and technology, and some even believe them to be devil worshipers who gain success because of Lucifer himself. I think people forget, God delivers blessings, and you can gain success from hard work and praising God, which we’ve seen Beyonce do, numerous times, but in true internet-bullying fashion, I’m sure you reading this thinks, well Lucifer was the prettiest Angel in heaven, and the most deceitful. Believe what you want. God Bless You.
Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin’)
I’m so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got hot sauce in my bag, swag
A subtle mention of her inherited Afrikan Features, proudly, Beyonce boasts about loving who she is and where she’s from. Often in the industry there is pressure to change your nose, your skin tone, your accent, your dialect, and your hair to conform to white european anglo saxon standards. Beyonce makes it clear that she’s not interested, and loves who she is.
[Interlude: Messy Mya + Big Freedia]
Oh yeah baby, oh yeah I, ohhhhh, oh yes I like that
I did not come to play with you hoes
I came to slay, bitch
I like cornbreads and collard greens, bitch
Oh yes, you best to believe it