2016 is just shy of a month old and while everyone is going crazy for dog pants, Rihanna’s new album, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s re-engagement, and Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian’s peace treaty, Beyoncé decided to remind everyone this is her year. The always ***Flawless Queen Bey pulled a Beyoncé and released a new song and video called “Formation” Saturday. This is the first music Beyoncé has released since the “7/11”, and much like that video “Formation” instantly became iconic.
Beyoncé strategically released the video a day before the Super Bowl where she is scheduled to perform the Half Time with Coldplay. Words cannot begin to describe the amazingness of “Formation”. The video serves as a giant fuck you to all of Beyonce’s haters. Beyoncé addresses many cultural stereotypes expressed towards black people in the media. In the video Beyoncé depicts all the black excellence. She uses images of New Orleans police cars, Martin Luther King Jr., afros, and beautiful black dancers. “Formation” is a dedication to all those idiots who complain about celebrating Black History Month. And while I am not black I appreciate Beyoncé for addressing such a huge issue and showcasing her culture.
Now aside from the amazing video, the song itself is filled with insightful and genius lyrics. Seriously, the whole song is full of quotable lyrics that are perfect for any phone case, t-shirt, or Instagram caption. I can’t wait for Etsy to start making “Formation” products. I seriously need a “I Twirl All My Haters” throw pillow. Here are the best lyrics from “Formation” that you will definitely be singing with your squad for the rest of 2016.