Beyoncé Just Dropped an Entire Brand New Album On iTunes

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And it supposedly has MUSIC VIDEOS for every single song. Queen Bey just saved Christmas, y'all.

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This is so exciting. And it's out just in time for you to gift ten copies to each and every one of your friends. You can only buy the full thing now (because it's conceptual) but will be able to purchase individual tracks on the 20th (who is going to do that? Tell me now so I can de-friend you. ENTIRE VISUAL ALBUM OR BUST.)

The VA (short for visual album; keep up) features Drake, Jay Z (duh), Frank Ocean, and Blue Ivy (double duh). Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland are also featured — no word on the other three destiny's children's (orphans, I guess?). Get it here.

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What I cannot deal with is the fact that Beyonce has a song/video in this album with a quote from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about feminism:

"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls you can have ambition, but not to much. You should aim to be successful but not to successful, otherwise you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices only keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don't teach boys the same. We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments, which i think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes."

and y'all still manage to hop on here looking for other people to agree on your annoyed or simply disinterested comments about Beyonce without fucking applauding her. Like how? And I know many of y'all didn't plan on listening/watching the album and that's fine, but I do not understand the need to bash/share your disinterest on this post, especially when you clearly know nothing about the album or her outlook. Because if you did, surely you'd applaud her right? Surely I'm not crazy in thinking a website full of feminists would be happy to hear this quote in a pop album that will be listened to by thousands of girls.

Also annoyed that whoever posted the article didn't cite Chimamanda as a feature, especially when it's listed in the track names. I guess maybe they had never heard of her although she is a well known author. -_-