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Noname Criticizes Beyonce’s “Black Is King” Film

Peter Dredd



NoName Criticizes Beyonce’s New "Black Is King" Film: “African Aesthetic Draped In Capitalism”

Noname Criticizes Beyonce’s New “Black Is King” Film: “African Aesthetic Draped In Capitalism”

Noname real name Fatimah Nyeema, is vividly an educated woman with deep knowledge on Black plights and community at large. The rapper has written multiple books and has been using her platform to address situations at hand.

While she doesn’t want to admit it, many people see her as a leader. Noname made controversial headlines earlier when she had a mild beef with J Cole on ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests.

The poet, and record producer from the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago doesn’t hold back her words when she feels something is wrong especially on Blacks matter and recently, she took aim at Beyonce, criticizing her for her newly released film “Black Is King”.

NoName Criticizes Beyonce’s New "Black Is King" Film: “African Aesthetic Draped In Capitalism”

The visual album of Beyonce’s ‘Black Is King premiered last weekend on Disney+. Noname appears to have concern about the film’s excessive displays of wealth and exploitation of the African aesthetic, as shared by Uproxx.

Prior to her critique of Bey’s new film, Noname tweeted about political activist Angela Davis and how she wished that Davis had received as much love as Beyonce.

On Friday morning, the rapper sarcastically praised the film in a tweet she sent out. “We love an African aesthetic draped in capitalism,” she wrote. “Hope we remember the Black folks on the continent whose daily lives are impacted by US imperialism. If we can uplift the imagery, I hope we can uplift those who will never be able to access it. Black liberation is a global struggle.”

Noname criticizes the use of the aesthetics of African countries while ignoring the fight for systemic reform occurring on the ground right now. The message of Black Is King was an uplifting message for many, but ultimately it does not touch the ongoing plight for social and systemic reform in many African nations.

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