Beyonce Puts on for HBCUs!
Coachella is known for being the hottest, most anticipated show for music lovers every year! The festival first got its kick in 1999 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. It was founded by Paul Tollett and consists of pretty much any music genre you can think about. But, this year a certain person made it her own. So, the real question is Coachella or BEYCHELLA?
Initially set to perform at last year's festival, the Grammy Award winner was forced to postpone her appearance due to (orders by her doctor as well as her being pregnant). However, Beyonce, a.k.a. Queen Bey, came back and single handedly shut down the super popular music festival. She snatched our edges, wigs, and all of that! Anyone who knows Beyonce (and who doesn’t?), knows that the superstar always puts on a great performance. Not, only did she put on a great show, she even put on for HBCU students by presenting our culture while she performed. The performance consisted of, and even 100 dancers consisting of HBCU students from around the world. We see you B! She has made history a few times but she has made it once again. Beyonce has officially become the first woman of color to headline the festival in the 20 years that it has been held. This performance alone caused every HBCU student, faculty, and staff to be filled with joy as, historically, Historically Black Institutions often suffer from either negative representation or a complete lack of any.
Though she has recently received much love and appreciation for the performance, some people have been revealed to be a bit apprehensive at first. The night after the big show, Beyonce’s mother went to Instagram to express her initial hesitancy:
And she did just that! Thanks for being our voice BEY. She surely made a comeback with this performance.