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10 Lessons Learned From Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’

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Beyonce stopped the world, again with her hour-long divorce announcement, second visual album, Lemonade.


The HBO short film aired on Saturday (April 23) with references to the woes and joys of love as well as the science of making the best out of a bad situation. Lemonade is filled with gems so we’re sharing some of the one we caught in 10 Lessons Learned From Beyonce’s Lemonade.

Get into it below.

  1. 1). In “Denial” portion of the short film, Bey sings “I tried to change, closed my mouth more.” But love shouldn’t require you to sell yourself short. Therefore, don’t lessen yourself for love.
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  3. 2). Treat the people you love with…love. “What a wicked way to treat the girl who loves you,” sings Bey which serves as a reminder that we should be mindful of how we treat others.
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  5. 3). Know your self worth. “I’m just too much for you,” sings Beyonce. Yes. Yes. Yes.
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  7. 4). Don’t let a relationship kill you.  Self-love is important. This Beyonce line brought this one to our list: “RIP my love who I took for granted.”
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  9. 5). Don’t let others stop your shine. “Stop interrupting my grinding,” says Beyonce. We hear that.
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  11. 6). Malcolm X is always relevant. In Lemonade, Beyonce serves up a powerful speech about black women from Malcolm X. The speech reminds us that the revolutionary has work that is important to revisit and that we must protect black women at all times.
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  13. 7). “A winner don’t quit on themselves.” Nuff said.
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  15. 8). Be humble. In a quick clip, the following words read: “God is God and I Am Not.” Beyonce is at the top of the world as one of the greatest entertainers. She’s even got the #BeyHive backing her up. But even Queen Bey “stays gracious.”
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  17. 9). When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This one goes without saying. After “Freedom,” fans learned the reasoning behind Bey’s album name. In the visual, Jay Z’s grandmother Hattie White speaks to a crowd and talks about her upbringing: “I had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”
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  19. 9).Break barriers. Lemonade is Beyonce’s second visual album. Just when we thought she couldn’t top her surprise self-titled album, she dropped Lemonade. And this time around, we had notice. Yet, Bey slayed again.

I feast my eyes on South Korean dramas and my ears take delight in Hip Hop. BA in Advertising/PR. MA in Journalism. 1/2 of the podcast #NerdsOnHipHop. I’m also known to dabble in photography and graphic design. Currently: attempting to tackle coding.

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