YOU MIGHT HAVE GUESSED IT…
Slay Girl Vol. 1: Beyonce Knowles
I’m not sure if anyone has claimed to be the inventor of “slay“, but I’m about to do it for them and say that Beyonce just might be it. When did this all begin? Let’s rewind for a minute and really soak in Beyonce’s journey to the highest point in her career. It didn’t just happen overnight…
If you all don’t remember, Beyonce ruled the 90’s as the leader of Destiny’s Child. The energy doesn’t stop. After becoming one of the top selling girl groups, she made the decision to go her own way and become a multi-platinum solo artist. Let’s put this in a timeline for you, so you can plan out the next couple years and hope to catch up:
In 1992, her group was featured on Star Search, she signed with Columbia in 1997, and in 2001 she started her solo career and married Jay-Z. In 9 years, Beyonce started with a vision and kept going, kept working, kept putting out more and more songs and made top hits. She’s been making music not to just create a song to put on the radio – she is creating songs that are movements and ideas that she believes in.
In 2012 she had Blue Ivy; I’m sure you just thought twice and said, but it’s 2017? Yes, Beyonce has been KILLING IT and she had a kid 5 years ago. Oh ya, and is now currently prego with twins. This women’s persistence, determination and dedication is beyond amazing. Her net worth, racking in at about $450 million, is the result of relentless drive, strength, and so much consistency in her work. A hunger for not only making music, but communicating change.
Her music video, “Formation“, released earlier in 2016 was her turning point. It was also the turning point for many girls and women that received her message. The “slay” movement only began because of Beyonce. I’ll decide for you. I mean, the first line in this song is, “Y’all haters’ corny with that illuminati mess”. Straight up, Beyonce is gonna call you out:
The epitome of “slay” is Beyonce. Carry yourself with confidence, believe in who you are, and never give up for what you desire. Show your worth – don’t talk about it. Act on your dreams – don’t just think about them. Be who YOU are – not what someone thinks you should be.
Side note: She is most definitely NOT going to be at Coachella – who do you think will take her place?