Beyonce surprised her fans with a special message for the new year. She reflected on her year 2020 as she posted a four-minute-long video on her social media handle.
The singer looked back at her greatest accomplishments last year. The video included unseen footage of her and Jay-Z’s three children, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir Carter. It showed Rumi dancing at one point to the song, Savage Remix. The video also shows a short interaction between the twins while they are on a golf cart.
Blue Ivy was also seen recording a song in the studio at one point. Beyonce wished her fans a happy new year as she wrote the year 2020 has divided and united everyone. The singer further wrote that most of us could not see loved ones and have suffered many losses. However, she wrote that we are united by our humanity as this year has been “about celebrating joy, chasing happiness and living in love” for her.
The singer added, “As we all look forward and pray for new beginnings, my wish for you is that you honor yourself and those you love,” she continued. “Celebrate that you are an important individual who contributes to our beautiful collective. Here’s to a better and brighter 2021! Love, B.”
The short clip also looks at the coronavirus pandemic and her BeyGood foundation that supported Black-owned businesses and others. There were also moments where it showed her new Ivy Park collection, her British Vogue covers, Black is King. And how it leads the 2021 Grammy nomination including the powerful speeches she delivered for the graduation of students and healthcare workers.
“Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”
The singer gifted her close friends with a necklace as 2020 came to an end. The necklace spells out 2020 in the shape of a hand giving someone the middle finger. Angie Beyince, Beyonce’s cousin shared the picture of her present on Instagram.
Beyonce had opened up about her family life to British Vogue back in October last year. She shared that she has learned that her voice is clearer when she is still. The singer said that she cherishes the time with her family and her new goal is to slow down. She further added that she came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up as the world watched her put out projects nonstop.
The Black Parade singer shared that she had released Lemonade during the Foundation World Tour, gave birth to her twins, performed at Coachella, directed Homecoming. She added that she also went on another world tour with Jay-Z and released Black Is King. The singer said it has been heavy and hectic because of which she has decided to shed stressful things from her life.
Beyonce said, “I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how,” she continued. “Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”
However, last year was important as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and fighting for social justice all made it prominent. The singer talked about how she has been helping those in need as she shared that something cracked open inside of her. She shared that after she gave birth to her first daughter, she truly understood her power and motherhood has been her biggest inspiration.
“I felt it was important to uplift and praise our boys”
The singer explained, “It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued. I was also deeply inspired by my trip to South Africa with my family.” She added that after she had her son, she felt it was important to uplift and praise boys. The singer said we have to assure that they grow up with enough films, children’s books, and music that promote emotional intelligence, self-value, and rich history.
She added, “And, after having my son, Sir Carter, I felt it was important to uplift and praise our boys and to assure that they grow up with enough films, children’s books, and music that promote emotional intelligence, self-value, and our rich history. That’s why the film is dedicated to him.”