Tina Knowles took to Instagram to express her fear about Beyonce’s Coachella performance. She was fearful that Donald Trump, I mean, white people, wouldn’t quite understand the Black Culture that Queen Bey would be displaying.
“I told Beyoncé that I was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get,” Tina wrote in her caption. “Her brave response to me made me feel a-bit selfish and ashamed. She said ‘At this point in my life and my career I have a responsibility to do what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.’”
“She said that her hope is that after the show young people would research this culture and see how cool it is, and young people black and white would listen to LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING and see how amazing the words are for us all and bridge the gap,” Tina’s caption continued. “I stand corrected ??”
Don’t get me wrong, I love Ms. Tina, however, did she think that the mother’s of the white supremacist in Charlottesville tapped their son’s on the shoulders and said “I’m afraid of what the niggers will think if you go out there with your torches and march?”
I love Beyonce’s elegant response to her mother’s concern and I’m happy for one night, blacks, whites, Latinos, and whoever else was in the crowd, could get drunk, smoke some pot and vibe out to the Queen of ALL music genres, without seeing color.