Beyonce’s New Album Features Bereaved Mothers Of Trayvon Martin And Michael Brown

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  • Beyoncé’s much-anticipated album Lemonade aired on HBO Saturday
  • The film featured appearances from the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, two young black men who have been killed
  • The mothers are seen in the film holding photos of their teenage sons
  • The pop queen referenced late civil rights leader Malcolm X in the video
  • Beyoncé caused controversy at the Super Bowl after she and her dancers dressed similarly to the Black Panther Party
  • The mothers of Trayvon Martin and and Michael Brown are featured in Beyonce’s new album, which was released on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service on Saturday night after an HBO special promoting it.
    Lemonade is the title of both the singer’s first album in three years, and the ‘visual album’ which aired on HBO to promote it.

    And the singer continued to lace her work with a political message, as well as hitting out at her husband Jay-Z amid rumors of infidelity while ultimately appearing to forgive him.
    The film which aired on HBO served as a bold tribute to the perseverance of African American women and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The pop queen drew a theme early in Lemonade as the film cuts to a snippet from late civil rights leader Malcolm X, who is heard saying: ‘The most disrespected person in America is the black woman.’
    Later, Mike Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden is seen crying as she holds a photo of her late son, whose shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 sparked protests and a Department of Justice investigation.

    Lesley McSpadden cried as she held an image of her son Mike Brown, whose shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protests and a Department of Justice investigation
    Lesley McSpadden cried as she held an image of her son Mike Brown, whose shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked protests and a Department of Justice investigation
    Sybrina Fulton held a photo of her son Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead at the age of 17 by George Zimmerman in 2012
    Sybrina Fulton held a photo of her son Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead at the age of 17 by George Zimmerman in 2012
    Revenge: Beyoncé smashes a car with a baseball bat as she sings along to new song Denial in her HBO special on Saturday, a mix of new music and spoken-word interludes
    Revenge: Beyoncé smashes a car with a baseball bat as she sings along to new song Denial in her HBO special on Saturday, a mix of new music and spoken-word interludes

    Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton is also seen holding a photo of her son, who was shot dead at the age of 17 by George Zimmerman, in a case that sparked national outrage in 2012.

    After screening on HBO, the album will only be available on Tidal, Jay Z’s pay-for music subscription. However, HBO will screen a rerun on Sunday April 24 at 8pm Eastern Time.

    Beyoncé has been known to get political with her music – she caused controversy at the Super Bowl after she and her dancers dressed similarly to the Black Panther Party, which was known for being confrontational with officers.

    Just before the Super Bowl, Beyoncé released Formation and accompanied the song with a video in line with the burgeoning Black Lives Matter movement against perceived police brutality, with one scene showing officers raising their hands up as if under arrest.

    The video won wide praise from activists and Beyoncé’s fan base, although her political turn outraged some conservatives.

    Beyoncé, one of the most successful contemporary artists who has mostly avoided controversy in the past, later said in an interview that she was taking issue with abuses, not with all police.

    The pop queen, whose Formation World Tour begins next month, again got political in the visual album.

    In addition to playing a quote from Malcolm X, the singer included the mothers of African-American victims of police brutality and gun violence.

    Mike Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden is seen crying as she holds a photo of her late son, whose shooting death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 sparked protests and a Department of Justice investigation.

    Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton is also seen holding a photo of her son, who was shot dead at the age of 17 by George Zimmerman, in a case that sparked national outrage in 2012.

    In another segment, Beyoncé sings about breaking her own chains and being free.

    And in a spoken-word interlude, a young African-American man talks about how President Obama inspired him.
    Lemonade also included clips of a young Beyoncé with her father, Mathew Knowles. Beyoncé sits next to him on the sofa, as they exchange ‘I love yous.’

    The film begins with a mention of her father, as Beyoncé whispers: ‘Where do you go when you go quiet? You remind me of my father, a magician, able to exist in two places at once.

    ‘In the tradition of men, in my blood you come home at 3am and lie to me. What are you hiding?’ she whispers.
    And she makes numerous pointed references to an unfaithful lover – before her husband Jay Z appears as she sings about forgiveness.

    In the fourth track of the album, titled Sorry, Beyoncé sings: ‘Middle fingers up, put them hands high. Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye. Tell him, boy, bye, middle fingers up. I ain’t thinking bout you.’

    Twitter users wrote about Beyoncé’s new visual album on Saturday after it aired on HBO.

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    Beyoncé has been known to get political with her music - she caused controversy at the Super Bowl after she and her dancers dressed similarly to the Black Panther Party, which was known for being confrontational with officers
    Beyoncé has been known to get political with her music – she caused controversy at the Super Bowl after she and her dancers dressed similarly to the Black Panther Party, which was known for being confrontational with officers

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