She is literally singing about riding dick. Not just any dick, but the dick that is standing right next to her. He’s not in the audience or backstage and she’s not being coy under the male gaze. She is singing about having sexual agency as a woman in an assertive fashion. Then at the end, she puts her hands on his hips and stands in a version of the wonder woman pose. If you don’t think Beyonce is the baddest womanist icon at the moment, then I’m going to ask you to reevaluate your life and get the fuck out of mine.
Amy died on Monday at Tucson Medical Center. A blood infection brought on by ongoing dialysis had weakened her heart to the point that she required surgery.
She was 40.
Less than 24 hours later, Derrick committed suicide in the home the couple shared.
He was 39.
Crying over this. Actually crying. I didn’t know them or anything, but their story is just so damn sad. Maybe not their story, but definitely how it ended. A couple like this deserves to grow old together.