Tina Lawson, Beyoncé

Ms. Tina Worried that White Coachella Crowd Would not get Beyoncé’s ‘Black’ Performance

by Teddy Grant, April 16, 2018

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Tina Lawson, Beyoncé

Beyoncé gave an electrifying, historic and unapologetically black performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, but her mom was worried that the mainly white crowd would not understand a performance steeped in black culture.

Ms. Tina Lawson shared a post on Instagram detailing a conversation she had with her daughter before her performance.



“I told Beyoncé that I was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get,” she wrote on Instagram.

Saw this written above photo and commentary by: Alisa Adamson Profit and thought i would share it with you https://apple.news/AmQP7CFzMQOS7gDDGvfigMw ❤️❤️I told Beyonce that i was afraid that the predominately white audience at Coachella would be confused by all of the black culture and Black college culture because it was something that they might not get. Her brave response to me made me feel a-bit selfish and ashamed. She said i have worked very hard to get to the point where i have a true voice and At this point in my life and my career i have a responsibility to do whats best for the world and not what is most popular “ She said that her hope is that after the show young people would research this culture and see how cool it is, and young people black and white would listen to “ LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING and see how amazing the words are for us all and bridge the gap. She also hopes that it will encourage young kids to enroll in our amazing HIstorically Black Colleges and Universities . I stand corrected ❤️

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She said that Beyoncé reminded her that she worked hard in order for her voice to be heard and that she hoped to educate others on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“She said, ‘I have worked very hard to get to the point where I have a true voice and at this point in my life and my career I have a responsibility to do whats best for the world and not what is most popular.”





 
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