We Can All Agree That Coachella Didn't Deserve Beyoncé
By: Kayla Pasacreta
"Thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella."
Queen Bey literally never fails to slay, and her Coachella set was no different. If you thought the 36-year-old superstar had already reached her peak, you thought wrong! In her 2+ hour Coachella set, Beyoncé yet again proved she has secured her throne as the best entertainer of our generation. Queen Bey's performance was radically black, artistic, historic (she's the first black woman to headline the mega-festival) well-thought out, and everything you would expect from a Beyoncé Coachella performance. Bey paid homage to HBCU's, showed love to black activists by using an excerpt from Malcom X's "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself,” paid homage to her Southern roots, and reminded us of the divine femininity and sexiness of the black woman's body.
No different from what she does on any stage, Beyoncé dominated. Dancing to the tunes of a band reminiscent to an HBCU band, Bey brought sheer blackness and bawdy to the stage. Her transition game was also fire #af, as she cooly transitioned from "Drunk In Love" to jumping to "Swag Surf". Needless to say, the Swag Surf will never be the same.
Queen Bey transformed the hippy-white-dominated music festival to "Beychella", bringing a unique celebration of black culture to center stage. With Coachella's YouTube streaming, fans who couldn't afford to make it to the grand Cali festival were able to experience the cultural spectacle from afar. In case you didn't get to watch the performance, check out some of our favorite highlights below (in no particular order).
Jay-Z joined her on stage to perform "Deja Vu"
The fact that she reunited Destiny's Child
That moment she did the Swag Surf we didn't know we needed
She called out Coachella for not having any other black woman headliners:
Her outfit was even symbolic:
We agree with DJ Khaled, who said we gotta rename Coachella to Beychella, "Coachella gotta rename Coachella the Beychella. New name alert.”
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