Scrolling over endless Facebook post, allowing myself to be bombarded with images comprised of women flaunting their figures but not in a mature, humble and satisfied way, instead in a dissatisfied with their own personal worth type way. Along with men attempting to secure clout by showcasing money, gold, cars, clothes and alcohol. There are specks of brothers and sisters that have recently graduated with a higher education, are getting married, starting families and taking trips. BUT THE MAJORITY around 70% are of the Cardi B/Offset brand. When I say the Cardi B/ Offset Brand I am speaking about anyone that truly believes that being or acting like a stripper in the Bronx could also get YOU discovered? Or that running drugs in the street and having several baby mamas, while making beats in your basement is going to get you a deal?
Imagine working at whatever job you have, as a boss or supervisor of some sort. Often times you must put on a certain “face” when dealing with certain individuals. They call it “ playing the game”. Many may not know what I am talking about and some will still be following the point I am trying to make. Part of the game is being someone other than who you REALLY ARE, at least long enough to get what you want or need from a particular situation. Manipulation makes the world go round. If you disagree you are also in DENIAL. People want a SHOW and someone has to put on that SHOW!!!! They are called ENTERTAINERS meaning it is their JOB to look or act a certain WAY! Most times this is not who they are in REAL life hence why they are TRULY millionaires…
I am a bit scared to present my next observation due to the overly consumed following this particular celebrity carries (The Beyhive). BEYONCÉ!!!!! There I said it! Beyoncé in my opinion is one of the most SUCCESSFUL and MANIPULATIVE stars of our generation! She knows EXACTLY what people want to see, hear and talk about! For example, she was not singing about being a BLACK woman and shooting videos about “BLACKDOM” before the “Black Lives Matter” demonstrations began which was only after the untimely deaths of members of the black community such as Martin, Floyd, Bland & Taylor. Out of this tragedy came great publicity, and from that publicity came “Black is King” by Beyoncé.
My second, yet FIRST observation came when she released her album “Lemonade” which was entirely about her many emotions, joys, victories and defeats that stemmed from the ALLEGATIONS of her husband Jay-Z cheating on her. Which was never FULLY revealed if the rumor was TRUE or FALSE! However, with a little publicity of her sister Solange flipping out in the “infamous elevator scene” again THE CROWD WENT WILD and the album went Platinum as they BOTH got paid along with being SO full of joy at their LUCK (a.k.a. people really giving a crap about their lives so much as to spend thousands of dollars to hear about it, while surrounded by thousands of strangers in a claustrophobic arena for 3-4 hours, whether it is true or not) shortly after the album was released and the hype of whether she was going to stay with Jay-Z or not began to die down, Beyoncé announced that she was pregnant with TWINS! 😂
After ALL THAT hooping and hollering about being “stronger than being neglected and mistreated”, “sorry not sorry about moving on” and “ready to take a stand for her own sanity and respect” they remained together as they have the last 20 some years! Meanwhile all of us “onlookers” swept away by the story told in each song had learned to HATE Jay-Z at least until his album “444” debuted shortly after the release of “Lemonade” and the same folks that wanted to see him divorced, lonely and STILL UGLY, now wanted to know what he had to say for himself for cheating on America’s “BLACK QUEEN”! Causing the album to be history making as well! Smh it’s safe to say even if the speculation of cheating WAS true it sure made them MILLIONAIRES….AGAIN!
Cardi B and Offset pulled the same stunt! Offset is a cheater and Cardi is moving on! Lmfaoooo yea ok… baby #2 just debuted along with the new albums and shoes, etc. 😂. She stated “We did alot of talking and God gave us another little blessing” lol. I would have loved to hear the conversation God heard to grant them “another blessing” because shortly after Cardi posed Naked along with an up and coming artist in a new song music video, kissing and caressing one another as if Cardi had decided to be full lesbian…which we all know “God doesn’t approve of”…right?
Never the less I present this opinion with hopes of obtaining the opinion of others that may be involved with the African-American Culture of Music and Art and will understand where I am coming from or perhaps have their own take on what is being publicized. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon!