Originally Published in the May 2013 Issue 7 of "The Mainsheet"
As I opened my laptop to diligently start my homework, not intending to lollygag or waste time on Facebook of course, I came across an article on the seemingly immaculate Beyonce Knowles.
Married to one of the greatest rappers of our generation, a new mom with an adorable baby girl quirkily, but creatively, named Blue Ivy, and hit after hit after her groundbreaking girl group Destiny’s Child days, I clicked to read more about one of my favorite pop culture icons.
Queen B, as her fans affectionately call her, is often regarded as a feminist icon of sorts.
Her girl power anthems “Run the World (Girls),” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” and “Irreplaceable” ooze a strong female prowess that demands equal respect and attention in the cut throat music world.
Instead of just singing about broken hearts and failed relationships (hmm Taylor Swift), Beyonce’s songs range from powerful ballads and divalicious dance beats. So I could not help but be surprised when I saw the heading: “Beyonce Announces “The Mrs. Carter World Tour.” What? Mrs. Carter World Tour? Let me explain my surprise.