As we all rushed to our living rooms, gathered our best “Bee” worthy attire, and sat down with a group of girlfriends to watch Beyoncé: Homecoming (Coachella Performance) we expected it to be nothing shorter than a bone-chilling performance! When we pressed play we knew at the very beginning of the documentary, that we were in for a treat!
Beyoncé opens her documentary with her performance from Coachella 2018. The superstar singer is on stage with a crowd full of people chanting, just waiting to hear Bee part her lips and blow! Throughout the film we are shown conducted rehearsals, and small snippets of the Carter family. Bey describes what her body endured after the birth of the twins (Sir and Rumi Carter). After the strenuous pregnancy and birth, the singer was tied to a vigorous rehearsal schedule and diet, that would prepare her for the history making performance.
However, in this year’s Emmy Award showing, Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé lost in all six categories that it’d been nominated for. Beyoncé lost the directing honor to Springsteen on Broadway, production design to Rent, outstanding writing to Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette, music direction to Fosse/Verdon, and costume design to RuPaul’s Drag Race. The concert film also lost to James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke in the Outstanding Variety Special category, and the beehive is PISSED!
Tweets have spiraled onto the internet and created record breaking views and comments. All stating how hard the artist worked to put the piece together. Although Beyoncé hasn’t responded to the loss herself, her management team did not hesitate to start throwing shade soon after the announcement. Publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, posted an Instagram video bidding the Emmys weekend a farewell, alongside her team members flipping off the camera. On the following Sunday videographer Ben Hargarty shared a three-second video on Twitter from the Homecoming film of a reunited Destiny’s Child stomping in unison, dressed in corresponding glittery outfits. Hargarty continued to tweet; I held a heavy ass camera and walked backwards keeping these 3 legends in frame while Dave held a carabiner on my pants to guide me,” “Oh and I did it going down a set of stairs. RT if you would give us an Emmy at least.”
The Homecoming film received astonishing reviews and was celebrated as a tribute to HBCU’s and the legacy of black music. Beyoncé was the first African American woman to headline at Coachella, and she gave us all life like we knew she would. With a band filled with HBCU students from far and wide, the performance was legendary and the energy was amazing! As we all reflect on the performance, the Beehive is asking; Why? Why didn’t the stunning performer receive the proper recognition for her all-time production? To read more please refer to the corresponding links below.