Beyonce tried to break the internet yesterday by releasing her new song Formation with its accompanying video. The song is a complete earworm, the video is stunning and, what has gotten people talking the most, is the both overt and subtle messaging in the lyrics and the video.
Much has been written about it and I’m sure much more will be, but I thought this piece on Romper particularly encapsulates why the song and video are important.
Beyonce is scheduled to perform with Coldplay tonight during the Super Bowl halftime show. (SB Nation is calling for them to cancel the game and just let Beyonce perform.) And rumor has it that she’s performing Formation.
Hell, I might stay up tonight just to watch the racists in America lose their minds.