Okay so… I am a fan of Beyonce but I would not consider myself a member of the Beyhive (Beehive) and I don’t exactly worship at the altar of Beysus but I do have a confession to make….
I am (embarrassingly) emotionally tied to Beyonce.
Let me splain.
I am from Houston and I am two years older than Bey. To me she represents all that I can accomplish in life. Sure I can’t sing to save my life and I don’t have a mom to make my costumes and a crazy stripper banging Dadager to push me to success but I have talent. And in my own way I can be successful on a Beyonce level. (Shut up I could)
But anyhoo, I use her as Motivation (You see what I did there. Kelly Rowland) I have been a fan and I even listened to or have all of Bey’s albums but it wasn’t until this last album that I got all attached. I just felt like I related to the majority of the stuff on there. And the videos….shit. I was like she had just had a baby when she shot those. I need to get my ass on the treadmill. I dance and so I was in my room memorizing routines and making up new ones. Again shut up. I know how old I am.
And the theme of feminism and female empowerment went hand in hand with my platform that I preach to women.
I was in love. I felt Bey was my personal friend that I was sharing advice and experiences with. She was talking to me and I was talking to her right back. Yes. I will admit that I cried when I heard Blue for the first time (and a couple of times since) and when I watched the video. I could feel her love for her child and subsequently felt the love for my own child.
In my everyday life, I’m not all What would Bey do? So I don’t think I’ve gone into the crazy Bey zone so I think I’m still good.
My best friend (Hey Wifey ) and I went to the OTR tour went it came to Houston and it was a good night. Let’s just say we had a good time (along with 90% of Houston)
I just feel connected to Bey in some way. Early on (Like when she was with Destiny’s child) I met her several times. I used to work at Dave & Buster’s. They used to love to go there. And Bey was nice every time she saw me and remembered who I was. She even flirted with my husband once. That was comical. I’ll blog about that one day. And the other girls were let’s just say….bitches. Yeah I said it and I never do but they were. Yup even Kelly. Although I have forgiven her since then. LOL
All that being said. I think I’m still a fan. And not a card carrying member of the Beyhive.