UPDATE: Okay…I have been ignoring the talk about Beyonce and Jay-z‘s devil worshipping. Not ignoring because I don’t believe in that stuff…because I do! Rather ignoring because I kinda didn’t care because I wasn’t a fan of either of them anyway. But then, after I accepted her as a fan, I realized that I now had to address those devil worshipping rumors…
Here is my 2cent. I don’t deny the existence of too many things. I tend to think that just because I can’t prove something, does not mean that it does not exist. So I tread very delicately in that area, generally.
With that…Yes…I do believe that people worship the devil/satan…that practice has existed for a long time and it is a fact. I have even read the Devil’s Handbook and some of their bible when I was a teenager. I learned so many things from those books that it changed my life. Truly. (For those of you that Fear things like that…my advice to you is to embrace knowledge. Learn your enemy, opponents, opposition…know what you are up against.)
Do I believe that Beyonce and Jay-Z partake in that culture…yeah…kinda. Why wouldn’t I? I don’t know them personally to be like…oh…uh uhh. Oh…maybe I should think that they don’t because they are Black…like Black people do not worship the devil…come one now…some of errbody do some of errthing…get wit it!
I know some of you have seen the many images and videos of them. I’m not going to post any…you know how and where to get them if you are interested. Well…I’ve only seen one video and let me tell you what sold me. The t-shirt Jay-Z was wering that read “Do What Thou Wilt” and more than a handful of images of Beyonce adoring the Baphomet. That was enough for me. Only an Atheist would not care about wearing things that represent things that they do not believe in anyway! But any Believer of God would not DARE. Why…because it looks satanic!!! But they rock that shit like it’s the business…and I believe that it just might be the business for them.
Oh…and don’t even try to put the Baphomet on the same level as the generic devil picture. I know people… dapple with that imagery also and don’t necessarily worship the devil. People get that stuff tattooed and errthing. Yeah…uh huhh…I hear ya, but that shit aint the same! Not as far as I am concerned. But of course, you are free to form your own opinions…just like I just formed mine about 15 minutes ago.
I am sad to announce…but I must revoke my fanclub invitation because I don’t rock like that. I promote diversity and all…but I have my limits.
I knew they were some greedy fuckers anyway…money, money, money. But at what costs? It’s hard to ask that question of a man because you can’t outright “see” what they do compared to a woman. Have you noticed Beyonce’s transformation? That was part of the reason I did not care for her. How sexy do you need to be? If you are the shit…truly…you rock, PERIOD. No need for anything extra. You just do you…you don’t need to invoke an alter-ego. But what do I know…
You know…I’m done with this. I just wanted to update this post. Love me or hate me because of this…I really don’t give a shit But I still love ya!
I have never been a Beyoncé fan. I was always skeptical of Destiny’s Child. I tend to hate…yes hate…when the lighter-skinned person is made the center of attention, which then makes the others not so pretty anymore. The unfortunately…Beyoncé was the “prettier” one…so that made it even worse. Then with the group break-up’s and member replacements…it was inevitable she was about to do her solo thing. So…I wondered what type of person she really was.
Let me pause this conversation to let you all know that I am a true believer that beauty is on the eye of the beholder. I tend to see beauty for myself, not for what Hollywood, American Society, the music industry, etc tells me is beautiful. Most people have been brainwashed into seeing things they way they are told to see them and not the way that they truly see them. I choose for myself. I choose to define what is beautiful and I define what is ugly. I love looking at people and analyzing their very presence. I’m quite good at that. So when I put the word pretty in quotes…that means what the mainstream society has defined as pretty…not me.
Back to the story. Beyoncé. Because I was never really able to embrace Beyonce…I chose to dislike instead of like her. She needed to do something or say something that would make me think she was anything other than what I thought she was with the information and presentation given through the media.
Her singing got better, her hair got bigger, and she became more sexualized. None of that was going to draw me closer to her. Her music was danceable, but didn’t speak to my soul. Her lyrics were sometimes deep, but not deep enough for me to drown in. She was not speaking to me. I just could not find anything to grasp on to so that I could become a Beyoncé fan.
I respected her craft. A young, beautiful, Black woman taking the world on. I dig that.
Last weekend there was a documentary about her that aired on HBO. I refused to watch it. Refused. I did not want to watch it and then not like her even more. I didn’t want the disappointment. But my curiosity got the best of me. I just had to know what she was going to reveal…whether it was really her or not. I just had to see. I think I watched about 15 minutes of it and turned it off. When I did, my Other asked me, :What happened? You can’t take any more of her?” I told him that I was sold. ”What do you mean?” he asked.
I’m a fan. She said a few things that sounded so normal to me that I could not do anything except accept that and her. I’m still not a big fan…but I welcome her on to my team.
Hmmm…I’m glad I watched it. I do not want to NOT like anyone without just cause. So I had to change my attitude and open myself up to experience her. I think that might have been one of the reasons for her documentary. Although planned, edited, and such…I still got enough of her to make a fair assumption…I kinda like her. I respect what she is trying to do. Nuffsaid. Beyonce and me…we’re good now! Kinda…
- Beyoncé’s Real Life Is a Self-Centered Nightmare (theatlanticwire.com)
- Do You Hate On Beyoncé Because You Hate Yourself? (praisecharlotte.com)
- Beyonce’s HBO doc: All the moments you don’t want to miss, minute by minute (o.canada.com)
- We may not be perfect…. (islandstyle.typepad.com)