In tandem with the debut of the single, Queen Bey also launched a directory of Black-owned businesses for fans to browse and support. When we talk about star-studded, this is it. The celebration, which Lizzo shared with her 9.1 followers through her Instagram Stories, kicked off with a sparkling black carpet that led up to a giant statue of Beyoncé's butt with a placard that read, "What would Beyoncé do?"
As such, her visual album enlisted Black artists, designers, choreographers, writers, and more-from British poets Yrsa Daley-Ward and Warsan Shire, to Ghanian-Dutch filmmaker, Emmanuel Adjei-behind the scenes. "I think she may have posted a pic of one of her friends".
The Guardian review called it "Beyonce's love song to the black diaspora" and praised the involvement of African artists like Yemi Alade, Lord Afrixana and Shatta Wale.
Since that Grammy-winning work Beyonce has prized the visual at the forefront of her art, no longer focused on dominating the pop charts.
"With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy".
Actress Lupita Nyong'o, musician and producer Pharrell Williams and supermodel Naomi Campbell are among other celebrities making cameo appearances. "And, you make them stand up for themselves and I love you". Please note that if you purchase something by clicking on a link within this story, we may receive a small commission of the sale and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.