Y’all like that new Beyoncé song. Y’all really do. I don’t know why y’all continue to fight it.
You see, I’ve been trying to figure out for the longest why so many people, women especially, have been voicing a displeasure with her new single “Run The World (Girls).” Most people can’t give a concrete answer as to why they feel the song isn’t all that good. Is it the beat? Well, people say they like the beat. Maybe it’s the lyrics. Well, the lyrics aren’t mind-blowing but they’re okay and delivered in a militaristic cadence that gives the song just the right amount of attitude.
So what the problem is?
I think Brooklyn’s resident Southern belle Demetria Lucas touches on why the song supposedly hasn’t immediately captured the hearts of many, as is normally the case.
[W]hat in the heck was the message? The lyrics are classic Destiny’s Child empowerment-lite in the vein of “Independent”, “Survivor” and “Single Ladies.” Ok. But what do gyrating, garter-wearing women, twerking-off (while sending a shout to college grads, no less) against a male army in the remote desert have to do with women running the world? My takeaway is that if a woman ever wants to be a conquering queen, the power of the P is her best weapon of choice. Um, what?!
Ah, so now y’all are finally tiring of the
pro-faux-feminist formula that’s helped Beyoncé, combined with her Destiny’s Child projects, sell over 135 million records worldwide. Ha. Okay.