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Just when the world thought she had taken a break from pop culture, Beyoncé comes back in full force. One day prior to Super Bowl 50, Bey released Formation, an anthem for Black women all across the country.

The song has so much substance. It’s not just another pop song with a catchy tune.

The star starts off her song with the lyric “y’all haters corny with that illuminati mess”.The line refers to Illuminati, a secret society Beyoncé has been rumored to be a member of, along with Jay-Z and Rihanna,that plans to take over the world with their money and power.This is the first time the singer has addressed such rumors.

Beyoncé just doesn’t address rumors,she also celebrates her roots in culture in the song.

In a very Beyoncé-like way, the star sings:

“My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma,
I like baby hair , with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils ,
Earned all this money but they never take the country out of me , I got hot sauce in my bag , swag.”

This excerpt proudly shows Beyoncé embracing her Creole culture in a give-no-cares type way and takes a stand against critics addressing her childs “nappy perm-needed hair” because she slays and she’s Beyonce and can do that.

These aren’t the only meaningful lyrics in the  No.1 iTunes top 10 song. She song also has feministic qualities in it.

She says “okay ladies, now let’s get in formation” addressing Black females across the nation to join her in her kick-butt anthem. And in the video, which was released during Black History Month, she has an all-Black female dance crew with her in the state of Louisiana, clearly stating her feministic ways by doing so.

Not long after her surprise single release, Beyoncé performs at Super Bowl 50. And can I just say that it was AMAZING. Beyoncé, along with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, rocked the halftime performance. Beyoncé and Bruno even had a little dance battle.

It’s fair to say that Queen Bey will never and cannot be de-throned.

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