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Saweetie credits queen bee Beyoncé as the huge influence on black excellence.
With black history month finally being here, we will definitely be highlighting as much of the black excellence there is.
In addition to black history month, Saweetie did an interview with ET Canada. During the interview, she answers the question about who she thinks represents black excellence. She immediately says Beyoncé. The singer notes that Beyoncé’s “Black is King” is just “so beautiful and it’s like you just can’t take your eyes off the screen.” I think we all can agree with Saweetie on this one.
Continuing on, Saweetie not credits both Beyoncé and Rihanna as hew two biggest influences in her career. She names the two singers as people who set the outline for those to follow. When asked where does she see her career 10 years down the line, Saweeite replies with “I’m a businesswoman before an artist.”
Saweetie is aiming to be a powerhouse where her brand will feature many different ventures.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) February 1, 2021
Saweetie naming Beyonce as the biggest influencer for black excellence hit the nail right on its head. Being that Beyonce has done many memorable things to earn that spot, I couldn’t think of a better answer.
Before releasing her film “Black is King”, Queen Bee also released her Coachella performance on Netflix. The release in April 2018, shook the world. The music festival wasn’t ready, nor was the world, for what the pop star turned out: two nights of performances that were as much about history as they were history in the making.
Written, directed, and produced by the Queen Bee, the Netflix Project was shot over eight months. Furthermore, the movie is part concert film, part documentary. It features behind-the-scenes looks at the two-weekend performances. The performance made Beyonce the first black woman to ever headline the Coachella Music Festival.
“Beychella” took up the entire stage, complete with an orchestra picked from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Also picked from the HBCU’s were band members and dancers. Themes related to African-American culture were featured as well.
The legendary Queen Bee fills the performance with quotes from famed black intellectuals. Snippets were also included of an audio diary in which the superstar shares how and why her Coachella performance came to be, “Homecoming.” For that reason, special advance showings were held for students at some HBCUs.