Giving truth to Memphis youth
By Shamaria Jefferson & Hadiyah Weaver (Craigmont High School & Cordova High School)
Female phenomenon Beyoncé is often viewed as the epitome of perfection, but her new song “Flawless Remix” featuring Nicki Minaj proves that is all wrong. Many see her as the perfect woman, but the lyrics and meanings behind them screamed otherwise. With the remix released on August 2, without warning, fans were pleasantly surprised.
In the song, Beyoncé addresses the incident most stars would try not to show attention to: The Solange and Jay Z incident on the elevator. A few months ago, Beyoncé’s husband, Jay Z, and her sister Solange Knowles got into an altercation on the elevator, and the surveillance video was soon released to the public for everyone and anyone to see. Beyoncé addressed this particular action in the song, stating, “Of course things go down when there’s a billion dollars on the elevator.”
Keep in mind, this isn’t the first time Beyoncé has “casually” released any of her work—her most recent self-titled album, and ‘On the Run’ trailer were astonishing surprises—but this one so far takes the cake.
The title of the song itself expresses how Beyoncé feels about herself, and her feminist empowering movement. She is trying to convey the message that although you may have obstacles and problems in your life, it doesn’t mean you can’t be at the top of your game. Just like everyone else in the world, you have imperfections, but those imperfections shape you, and make you someone no one else can ever be: you. So although seeming like perfection, even someone like Beyoncé is not without her flaws and problems.