Beyoncé already told us how to act in the face of adversity. She said and I quote, “Always stay gracious, the best revenge is your paper.” At Wednesday night’s live Country Music Awards broadcast, Beyoncé showed us that actions are more than words when she slayed the lyrics to her cross-over song “Daddy Lessons” with the infamous Dixie Chicks by her side.
She could have said no to performing after receiving hosts of unwelcome comments on social media, but she didn’t. All throughout the day, leading up to the performance, she’d been called racists and much more.
That didn’t stop Queen Bey. She gracefully got on stage and proved another song lyric from her masterpiece album, Lemonade: “Earned all this money but they never take the country out me.” Whoever said Beyoncé didn’t belong on the CMA stage shouldn’t have. She’s a southern girl, with a southern twang, that can sing “anythang.”
Just last year, native Tennessean, Justin Timberlake performed at the awards with not nearly as much backlash though his genre is usually Pop/R&B originated.
She did, however, have the support of Country Music maven, Brad Paisley. Others were glad to have Beyoncé as well.
So without further a due, here are 3 lessons to learn from Beyoncé’s performance.
1. “My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana. You mix that Negro with that Creole make a Texas bama.”
Own who you are and be that in any crowd. You don’t have to change your dialect, your style and lastly your grace to fit the mold of anyone but yourself.
2. “I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin’).”
Beyoncé ‘s performance was radiating from her dress to her stage persona or should we say, Sasha Fierce. She owned her craft. So own yours too. Be the total package and share your light with the world!
3. “OK, ladies, now let’s get information, ‘cause I slay.”
Who would’ve imagined such a magical performance with the Dixie Chicks in Nashville, TN would be in Beyoncé’s future? Do you see what happens when all women get in formation? Find your girl power. Better yet, find your people power. The world is a better place when we learn how to collaborate and manifest together!