I watched LEMONADE at least 10 times, each time I saw something different but then I noticed this! Did you catch it?!? Of course you did. I’m slow, must be the Absolut.
I thought I knew where I was going with my 2cents about LEMONADE but I’m drawing a blank after catching the name of the bat. Stores were selling out of Louisiana Hot and Tabasco everywhere after hearing Formation and here we find out she’s really talking about being ready to beat a side chick down? Bust the windows out his car? Alrighty then.
Added a little Lemonade to my workout playlist….I’m pumped!
Ok back to my interpretation…
During my first look at LEMONADE, I was in complete shock and caught a little off guard. My kids weren’t home, I was alone but looking around like do you see this?!?? I tried to keep up with Twitter. I needed to know I wasn’t the only one shaking and rocking back n forth.
WTHeck is going on?
Are we being told something? Pray You Catch Me “you can taste the dishonesty, it’s all over your breath”
Are we finding out more than we needed to know about her marriage? Hold Up “hold up they don’t love you like I love you, slow down they don’t love you like I love you”
(they? as in more than one woman?)
“What worse looking jealous or crazy?”
(I pick crazy)
Don’t Hurt Yourself “you aint married to no average b*^tch boy”
Prose interlude: They have that jewelry box music in a lot of scary movies. Freaks me out but adds to the eariness so nicely….“Ashes to Ashes, dust to side chicks”
Can somebody find out if Jay Z is still alive? Sorry ” I ain’t thinkin’ boutchu….middle fingers up, tell him boy bye” Do we need to call Tyrone to come get Becky? she may be in danger
I’m not quite sure. I needed a moment to think when it was over.
So now that I’ve taken a moment to sort out my own emotions and to check Twitter, I’m ready to watch again.
Through fresh eyes and a little more Absolut, I’m seeing things a little differently. Another 36 min + and I would have needed popcorn and a large coke. I was seeing….Oculus, the Ring…Eve’s Bayou….The Princess and the Frog….just to name a few.
I was getting Def Poetry Jam, mood lighting, snaps instead of claps…
I could feel the emotion in the journey through each phase….Intuition, Denial, Anger, Apathy, Emptiness, Accountability, Reformation, Forgivenesses, Resurrection, Hope and Redemption.
When you’ve personally taken this journey, you are familiar with its origin..a place so deep, so dark and painful. There are eleven layers portrayed, however, when someone you love to your core hurts you, there are so many more possible layers that one can uncover.
Sooooo, I expected a music video, maybe a documentary of some sort but what I witnessed was a cinematically stunning work of visual musical art, flawless. With a killer emotional outline, it flowed like a well written term paper. A+
The jury is still out.
Did she open up Pandora’s box?
Do we now know? Or do we think we know?
I’m not sure and frankly I don’t care….
I respect an artist that’s not afraid to share a part of themself that leaves them exposed and vulnerable to the world. If it provokes a movement, conversation, and/or change, then mission accomplished.
Like a Picasso or Van Gogh, she collaborated with other artists and together they painted a musical portrait with raw emotions as canvas and prose as color to create significant and powerful images that will forever be etched in history. #blackgirlmagic
I honor the creation.
(and I’m getting into shape, score!)
***As I move through my own stages of grief about Prince, I’m at Anger. How dare you make yourself a mortal man? How dare you leave this way? How in the heck did cremation and parting gifts happen so fast? Nothing makes sense and I refuse to acknowledge Prince’s so called transition. I need more time. In the meantime, I can’t blame a project that was in the works long before Prince recent news. I can appreciate the creativity of other artists***