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Of the 9 tracks on the album, this was the only one with a music video. Listening alone makes it clear the Carters are here, #Black and talented and raw, spitting bars over a heavy beat, alongside #Quavo and #Offset of the #Migos. A banger, for sure, ready to bop to in the car or club, ready to try to rap and keep up with the insane flows of JAY-Z and Beyoncé.
The lyrics paint a picture of #blackexcellence, thankfulness for their blessings, and a refutation of the notion that the #Grammys, #white America or anyone but #God validates the truth. The Carters’ actions are a truth of success and joy despite barriers and hate. No negative comments, racism, or envy could diminish that. Their peers didn’t chose #slavery as #kanyewest condemned; the Carters proved that a history of slavery, segregation, and strife even in their own marriage, can lead to salvation.
The #FirstLadyofMusic and the #Kingpin of Rap stand in front of the #MonaLisa, unapologetic, yet still aware that this opportunity was never afforded to their ancestors. Would the #Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, have let Black individuals occupy the space, juxtapose themselves with endless white representation, and then claim it as their own before?
This is art, built on art, built on the pain of a history of human hate, and in spite of this, Beyoncé and JAY-Z gave love and rose above. Creation is the most powerful and humbling and risky thing a person can do. And just as diamonds are born from intense pressure, this new world, where the most famous Black artists can work with the iconic Louvre to create, came from people who, across generations, endured pressure that would shatter any diamond. This is the beauty of forgiveness, reconciliation, growth, and love. #APESHIT. Who knew a song with that title could say all of this?
#THECARTERS #APESHIT #Louvre #musée #monalisa #music #BEYONCÉ #JAYZ #beyonce #rap #powercouple #EVERYTHINGISLOVE