The fact that Beyoncé dropped her surprise “Formation” video on Saturday, as reported by Bustle, means that a whole bunch of “Formation” lyrics videos are popping upon YouTube. As such, people are pouring over every one of Beyonce’s lyrics within “Formation,” especially since it seems like the first time Queen Bey — who wears a crown in some “Formation” scenes — talks about the Illuminati.
“Ya’ll haters corny with that Illuminati mess/ Paparazzi catch my fly, and my cocky fresh.”
Are the haters really corny in looking for the so-called Illuminati sect that plenty of musical artist have been accused of joining? Is that a Baphomet appearing on Beyonce’s necklace in “Formation” — or more talk of conspiracy theorists? Are the conspiracy theorists right about Beyonce’s videos and lyrics containing dark messages — or is Miss Used-To-Be Sasha Fierce just singing her songs? Well, Beyoncé only makes one mention of the Illuminati in that hook in “Formation,” and then leaves the outright devil-talk alone.
— FORMATION (@Rihyoncetimber) December 29, 2015
The last time Beyonce’s fans might remember Beyoncé singing about God was when she was credited as Beyoncé Knowles — since it was for the film The Fighting Temptations — when young Bey waxed truthfully about knowing she as a human being wasn’t good enough, but that God still loved her all the same. The last time Beyoncé may have talked about the Bible in public in one of her rare interviews was when she spoke of reading Scripture to pass the time on tour buses, reports CBS.
But the “He Still Loves Me” song was years ago, before Beyoncé lost 20 pounds to play a Diana Ross type in Dreamgirls, as reported by People. After Beyoncé finished filming the movie and initially went into the studio without telling anyone at first that she was recording her “B’Day” album, Beyoncé came out with songs like “Deja Vu ft. Jay-Z,” and even commented that she was dancing like a woman possessed in the video — specifically the scene where Beyoncé is seen dancing in a short skirt and bare feet out in the field.
“I’m so possessive, so I rock his Roc necklaces.”
I'm the king and u better respect it All I need is a beyonce and a roc a fella necklace pic.twitter.com/JHEZCJPn8j
— Gage (@KingGage_) February 25, 2015
Comments like those, along with her throwing up the “Eye of Horus” or “Eye of Ra” sign that Jay-Z has been seen throwing up, have long meant that Illuminati and devil-worshipping talk follows Beyoncé and her husband.
Beyoncé spoke of being nervous prior to a BET Awards performance of “Crazy in Love,” but raised her hands and felt something else come into her that made Beyoncé know it was going to be her coming out party. That unnamed “something else” has been pegged as the demonic by some Beyoncé-watchers online, a “something else” that Beyoncé says helped her sing higher notes and do moves that she couldn’t do in rehearsals.
“Right before I performed for the BET awards, I raised my hands up and it was the first time I felt something else come into me.”
So, combined with Jay-Z’s lyrics claiming Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church ends, as reported by Genius, and Jay-Z being pegged a possible master of occult wisdom due to Jay-Z’s supposed demonic imagery in “Run This Town” and wearing “Do what thou wilt” shirts featuring the sayings of devil-worshipper Aleister Crowley, the Illuminati talk has roots.
Beyoncé, Kanye West Rihanna A.Ş. (baphomet sembolü) pic.twitter.com/LvRNcITuGK
— Toplumsal Arınma (@iMehmet1) May 5, 2015
However, Beyoncé has mixed important social messages in with her “Formation” song, with the “I hear some thunder” and “look at that water boy….Oh Lord” voices coming from the award-winning Trouble the Water documentary.
The other voices in the beginning of Beyonce’s “Formation” song, however, that ask “What happened at the New Orleans?” and proclaim, “B**** I’m back” are harder to decipher. One would wonder if Beyonce’s once again using a voice altering device like she did in her “Bow Down B*****s” song, as reported by Pop Dust. Conspiracy theorists and Illuminati watchers would call that deep-voiced Beyoncé a woman who let the demons speak through her.
— Lookin'In (@CrimsonMarilyn) October 4, 2014
So the controversy continues to the point where Beyoncé has briefly mentioned the Illuminati, but doesn’t address talk of Baphomet rings and deeper symbols that folks have called satanic online.
Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye et. al. r in love w/illuminati/satanic symbolism. Check out that Baphomet ring. pic.twitter.com/PBcrBgApoV
— Fox Terrorism Expert (@CultofNewMedia) April 11, 2015
Beyonce’s lyrics of “Formation” speak a lot of style — and perhaps substance — but likely will do little to dissuade some people from thinking that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are influenced by dark forces.
“I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin’)”
“I’m so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces”
“My Daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana”
“You mix that Negro with that Creole make a Texas Bama”
It’s a charge that’s been leveled against others in the entertainment industry, like Fetty Wap, who claimed he did not say “I’m a devil worshipper” in his “679 Boys” song.
Beyond that Illuminati controversy, Beyonce’s song seems to lash out at haters who’ve dared to talk about Blue Ivy’s hair not being neat enough.
“I like my baby hair with baby hair and Afros”
“I like my Negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils”
“I earned all this money but they never take the country out me”
Beyonce’s hot sauce lyrics offer a comedic respite in all the heavy Illuminati talk, and then it’s back to her singing about working hard till she owns the stuff she wants.
“I got hot sauce in my bag, swag”
“I see it, I want it”
“I stunt, yeah a little hornet”
“I dream it, I work hard I grind till I own it”
Beyoncé twirls all her haters in Albino alligators, pointing to the notion that Beyoncé probably still watches “Gone with the Wind” fabulous Kenya Moore on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Moore is famous for twirling away from folks she doesn’t like, and her opening line instructs folks not to come for her unless she twirls for them.
But Beyoncé goes back to getting tipsy in her “Formation” lyrics and getting those ladies in line.
“El Camino with the ceiling low sipping Cuervo with no chaser”
“Sometimes I go off, I go off, I go hard”
“I go hard, get what’s mine — take what’s mine.”
“I’m a star cause I slay”
“I slay, okay, all day”
“We gon’ slay, slay, gon’ slay okay?”
“Okay ladies now let’s get in formation ’cause I slay”
“Prove to me you got some coordination”
“Cause I slay — slay trick or you get eliminated”
As for Beyoncé singing about taking a guy to Red Lobster, and granting him the “come up” to upgrade him with some J’s and a shopping trip, one wonders if Beyoncé is still singing about Jay Z, who can surely afford his own stuff.
“When he f*** me good I take his a** to Red Lobster, cause I slay”
“If he hit it right, I might take him on a flight on my chopper, cause I slay”
“Drop him off at the mall, let him buy some J’s, let him shop up, cause I slay”
“I might get your song played on the radio station”
“You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making”
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