Do I even need to say anymore? After stumbling home last night from one impromptu Happy Hour and another that was strategically planned – I glanced at my Instagram newsfeed to a video from the queen herself.
I just remember the black background and Beyonce plastered in pink across the screen before I rushed to iTunes. I knew it was something big as soon as I saw the screen – as a fan of Beyonce from the Destiny Child’s years, I have a second sense when it comes to her.
I did manage to go back and actually watch the video of this massive announcement of epic proportions. As my album downloaded, chills ran up and down my spine. The sheer willpower to contain myself was gone. I had witnessed the Mrs. Carter tour and that had held me over. This was something new.
I checked Facebook and started seeing the media outlets of Perez and Buzzfeed scream to the world, “QUEEN BEY SHOCKS US WITH NEW SURPRISE VISUAL ALBUM!” Then I read the comments….
What?!? Beyonce has a new album.
WTH is a visual album?!?
She should’ve promoted this so-called new album.
Why does this even matter?
Instantly, I started giggling. The giggling turned into a strong deep from my belly laugh when I realized that these people do not know the power of Queen Bey. It has gotten funnier with the whole hoopla surrounding it from local media outlets. You don’t have to care. Beyonce is not for everyone and I wouldn’t force her upon anybody.
Beyonce doesn’t need promotion. She’s Beyonce. Beyonce also doesn’t need any and everybody to like her, because it’s the free world. Listen and praise whoever you want. Do you know how many people shared on Facebook or via Instagram about this album of epic proportions with 14 SONGS and 17 VIDEOS! Too many that I’ve lost count. The countless fans are promoting this album for her and she is fine with that.
To release 14 songs and 17 videos unannounced without any warning is monumental. This bold release will solidify her lone standing as the Queen. Bow down, bow down.
“I’m over being a pop star. I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough.” – Beyonce Knowles