The One Thing Tina Knowles-Lawson Was Worried About Concerning Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance, ‘I Stand Corrected’

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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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While Beyoncé’s Coachella performance on Saturday kept her at the top of Twitter chatter through Monday, her mom Tina Lawson admitted she had reservations about the epic showing of Black culture.

Lawson on Monday, April 16 posted a quote from Orland-based attorney Alisa Adamson Profit, who praised Bey for her tribute to historically Black colleges and universities. The singer’s two-hour performance included a drumline, a full college band made up of Black musicians from around the country and stepping. But the unapologetically Black display initially concerned Lawson.

“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,” Ms. Tina wrote on Instagram. “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 what’s best for the world and not what is most popular.'”

Lawson added that her oldest daughter, who at one point during her performance was joined by younger sister Solange, hoped the show would increase curiosity about Black culture. Bey also looked to inspire Black and white fans alike to listen to the words of the Black national anthem she performed, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” to “bridge the gap.”

“She also hopes that it will encourage young kids to enroll in our amazing historically Black colleges and universities,” Lawson concluded. “I stand corrected ❤.”

And with that, fan praise of the performance spilled into Ms.Tina’s comments section.

“[Ms.] Tina stop making me cry😢 because she did JUST that and we all felt JUST THAT,” someone wrote. “Esp those who went to HBCUs. She repped us well and took us all back. #ThanksBeyonce you did Black culture proud✊.”

“AMEN to bravery @beyonce,” another commented.

“And I understood every bit of it on her artistry … these are the decisions one makes as an artist,” a user said. “It is a right and a responsibility to not only entertain but to teach your audience…. Good Job 👏👏.”

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