Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood Entertainment

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Netflix original film HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé dropped April 17, 2019.

#HΘMΣCΘMING is written directed and executive produced by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood EntertainmentBeyoncé Knowles-Carter

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter details the creative process and personal branding behind her 2018 Coachella performance outside of Indio, California.


Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood Entertainment“Coachella.  You ready?  Let’s go get ’em.  ♪ I look and stare so deep in your eyes ♪ I touch on you More and more every time ♪ When you leave I’m begging you not to go ♪ Call your name Two, three times in a row ♪ Such a funny thing For me to try to explain ♪ How I’m feeling And my pride is the one to blame ♪ Yeah, I still don’t understand ♪ Just how your love can do What no one else can ♪ When I talk to my friends so quietly ♪ Look at what you did to me ♪ Tennis shoes Don’t even need to buy a new dress ♪ If you ain’t there Ain’t nobody else to impress ♪ It’s the way that you know What I thought I knew ♪ The beat in my heart skips When I’m with you ♪ I still don’t understand ♪ Just how your love can do What no one else can ♪ So crazy ♪ Your love ♪ Oh ♪ Hey ♪ Hey ♪.  Coachella, y’all dance with me.  Come on.  Hey!” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder ♪ Tell the storm I’m new ♪ I’mma walk, I’mma march on the regular ♪ Painting white flags blue ♪ Lord forgive me, I’ve been running ♪ Running blind in truth ♪ I’mma rain, I’mma rain On this bitter love ♪ Tell the sweet I’m new ♪ Ooh, I’m telling these tears Go and fall away, fall away ♪ Oh ♪ May the last one burn into flames ♪ Freedom!  Freedom!  I can’t move ♪ Freedom, cut me loose! ♪ Yeah ♪ Freedom! Freedom!  Where are you? ♪ ‘Cause I need freedom too ♪ I break chains all by myself ♪ Won’t let my freedom rot in hell ♪ Hey, I’mma keep on running ♪ ‘Cause a winner don’t quit On themselves, oh ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ Lift every voice ♪ And sing ♪ Till Earth and Heaven ♪ Ring ♪ Ring with ♪ The Harmonies ♪ Of Liberty ♪ Let our rejoicing ♪ Rise ♪ High as ♪ The listening skies ♪ Let us march on ♪ Till victory ♪ Is won ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ Y’all haters corny With that Illuminati mess ♪ Paparazzi, catch my fly and my cocky fresh ♪ I’m so reckless when I rock My Givenchy dress ♪ I’m so possessive So I rock his Roc necklacces ♪ My daddy Alabama Momma Louisiana ♪ You mix that ***** with that Creole Make a Texas bamma ♪ I like my baby heir With baby hair and afros ♪ I like my ***** nose With Jackson Five nostrils ♪ Earned all this money but they never take the country out me ♪ I got hot sauce in my bag, swag ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ I see it, I want it ♪ I stun, yellow bone it ♪ I dream it, I work hard ♪ I grind till I own it ♪ I twirl on my haters ♪ Albino alligators ♪ El Camino with the seat low ♪ Sippin’ Cuervo with no chaser ♪ Sometimes I go off ♪ I go hard ♪ Take what’s mine ♪ I’m a star ♪ ‘Cause I slay ♪ We gon’ slay ♪ Okay, ladies Now let’s get in formation ♪ Okay, ladies Now let’s get in formation ♪ Come on! ♪ Prove to me you got some coordination ♪ Slay, trick, or you get eliminated ♪ When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster ♪ Hey! ♪ If he hit it right, I might take him On a flight on my chopper ♪ Drop him off at the mall Let him buy some J’s, let him shop up ♪ I might get your song played On the radio station ♪ I might get your song played On the radio station ♪ You just might be A black Bill Gates in the making ♪ I just might be A black Bill Gates in the making ♪ I see it, I want it ♪ I stunt, yellow bone it ♪ I dream it, I work hard ♪ I grind till I own it ♪ I twirl on my haters ♪ Albino alligators ♪ El Camino with the seat low ♪ Sippin’ Cuervo with no chaser ♪ Sometimes I go off ♪ I go hard ♪ Take what’s mine ♪ I’m a star ♪ ‘Cause I slay ♪ I slay ♪ I slay ♪ Okay, ladies Now let’s get in formation ♪ Okay, ladies Now let’s get in formation ♪ Prove to me you got some coordination ♪ Slay trick, or you get eliminated ♪ Okay, ladies Now let’s get in formation ♪ Okay, ladies Now let’s get in formation ♪ You know you that bitch When you cause all this conversation ♪ Always stay gracious Best revenge is your paper ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Which one do you think is better?  Okay.  What this is.  Agreed.  I’m with you.  Then they got it.  They just now getting it.  Got it.  Okay, so how can we see if it’s a good time to do that?  What time is it?” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“I grew up in Houston, Texas, visiting Prairie View.  We rehearsed at TSU for many years in Third Ward, and I always dreamed of going to an HBCU.  My college was Destiny’s Child.  My college was traveling around the world, and life was my teacher.  I wanted a Black orchestra.  I wanted the steppers, I needed the vocalists.  I wanted different characters; I didn’t want us all doing the same thing.  And the amount of swag is just limitless.  Like… the things that these young people can do with their bodies, and the music they can play, and… the drumrolls, and the haircuts, and the bodies, and the… it’s just not right.  It’s just so much damn swag.  It’s just gorgeous, and it makes me proud.  And, um… I wanted every person that has ever been dismissed because of the way they look to feel like they were on that stage.  Killing ’em.  Killing ’em.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“And I want this to be, uh… an experience where we all have growth, we all have to push ourselves and have to dig deep inside ourselves to become better human beings.  And I wanna start off with a prayer.  All right.  God, thank you so much for everyone here.  Thank you for bringing all of these human beings into my life.  God, I ask that this is an experience that… we all remember forever.  I ask that we’re able to touch people and give them hope.  To make people feel beautiful, strong… and united.  God I ask that you just use us.  I ask that we all grow, and we all connect.  And Lord, thank you so much for choosing us.  Thank you for bringing everyone here into my life.  We give you all the praise and glory, amen.  So, I want us to have fun and just, we have so much to learn.  ‘Cause w’re here to rehearse, and eventually we’ll get on that stage and just let it all go, and feel the spirit and have us a good time.  But, right now, it’s still janky, and we got so much to learn and work out.  So I wanted us to feel each other’s energy, and dance, and scream, and holler, and hoot.  Do whatever we feel naturally.  And we’re gonna build this thing together.  So let’s just do it.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Let me hear you sing. ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ *****, nah ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ He trying to roll me up ♪ I ain’t picking up ♪ I’m headed to the club ♪ I ain’t thinking ’bout you ♪ Me and my ladies sip my D’USSÉ cup ♪ I don’t give a fuck Chucking my deuces up ♪ Suck on my balls, pause ♪ Bug a boos.  I need a good laugh.  You.  Make me laugh.  Did that make us laugh?  think about it.  Fall in line.  Ladies.  Ladies.  Ladies.  Are we smart?  Are we strong?  Have we had enough of this bullshit?  Show me.  On my balls!  Suck on my balls!  Suck on my balls, bitch!  Suck… on my balls!  Suck on my balls, pause!  Had enough!  Hell nah!  Middle fingers up!  Put ’em hands high!  Wave ’em in his face.  Tell him boy, bye.  Let’s go.  I ain’t thinking about you!  ♪ Middle fingers up ♪ Put ’em hands high ♪ Wave ’em in his face ♪ Tell him boy, bye ♪ Tell him boy, bye ♪ Boy, bye ♪ Middle fingers up ♪ I ain’t thinking ’bout you ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t thinking ’bout you ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪ I ain’t sorry ♪  I ain’t sorry ♪ No, no, hell, nah ♪ Now you wanna say you’re sorry ♪ Now you wanna call me crying ♪ Now you gotta see me wilding ♪ Now I’m the one that’s lying ♪ And I don’t feel bad about it ♪ It’s exactly what you get Stop interrupting my grinding ♪ Can’t believe I believed ♪ Everything we had would last ♪ So young and naive for me to think ♪ She was from your past ♪ Foolish of me to dream ♪ While you cheat– ♪ With what? ♪ With loose women ♪ It took me some time ♪ But now I am strong ♪ Because I’ve realized I’ve got Me, myself, and I ♪ That’s all I’ve got in the end ♪ That’s what I’ve found out ♪ And it ain’t no need to cry ♪ I see ou.  How did you do that so fast?  She has on my outfit, y’all.  ♪ Sing it ♪ Sing it ♪ In the end ♪ Found out ♪ Sing it, ladies. ♪ From now on I’m gon’ be my own best friend ♪ Right, ladies?  Yes.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ I left a note in the hallway ♪ By the time you read it I’ll be far away ♪ I’m far away ♪ I ain’t fucking with nobody ♪ Let’s have a toast to the good life ♪ Suicide before you see this tear Fall down my eye ♪ Me and my baby, we gon’ be all right ♪ Gon’ live a good life ♪ Big homie better grow up ♪ Me and my whoadies ’bout to stroll up ♪ I see them boppers in the corner ♪ They sneaking out the back door ♪ He only want me when I’m not there ♪ Better call Becky with the good hair ♪ He better call Becky with the good hair ♪  I rock diamonds on my neck Got diamonds on my records ♪ Since 15, coming down, repping Texas ♪ You is just a hot mess ♪ You can call Tryone ♪ You ain’t got to lie, Craig ♪ What about my body, body? ♪ You don’t want my body, body? ♪ Acting like I’m nobody You gon’ make me call somebody ♪ I think it’s time to go ♪ He don’t want no mo’ ♪ He better call Becky With the good hair ♪ Coachella! Thank y’all so much for having us once again.  I’m so honored to be on this stage tonight.  This next song is for all my queens.  Do we have any beautiful queens in the house tonight?  I want y’all to sing along if you know the lyrics.  It’s called ‘Bow Down.’ ♪ I know when you were little girls ♪ You dreamt of being in my world ♪ Don’t forget it, don’t forget it ♪ Respect that Bow down bitches ♪ I took some time to live my life ♪ Don’t think I’m just his little wife ♪ Don’t get it twisted Get it twisted ♪ This my shit, bow down bitches ♪ Bow down bitches Bow, bow down bitches ♪  Hey! ♪ H Town ♪ Listen.  ♪ I been on I been on, I been on ♪ Tell me, who gon’ take me off? ♪ Take me off ♪ Take me off, take me off ♪ I been on ♪ I been on, I been on ♪ Tell me, who gon’ take me off? ♪ Take me off ♪ Take me off ♪ Rolling high, leather and wood ♪ Keep it trill, that’s what’s good ♪ Kiss my momma, show that love ♪ Pop them bottles in that club ♪ I heard your boo was talking lip ♪ Guess what I did Smack that trick ♪ Smack that trick ♪ Guess what I did ♪ Gold everything ♪ Gold-ass rings, gold-ass chains ♪ Gold-ass fangs ♪ You can see me stunt When you turn on ya screen ♪ You can see me stun When you turn on ya screen ♪ I’m bigger than life ♪ My name in the lights ♪ I’m the capital B I don’t need no hype ♪ The capital B mean I’m bout that life ♪ The capital B mean I’m ’bout that life ♪ Bitch ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Do one more!  When I decided to do Coachella, instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella.  There was a four-month period of rehearsals with Derek and the band before we started the four months of dance rehearsals.  The music and those vocal rehearsals– that’s the heartbeat of the show.  ♪ Good hair ♪ I wanted all of these different characters, and I wanted it to feel the way I felt when I went to battle of the bands, because I grew up seeing those shows, and that being the highlight of my year.  So I studied my history, I studied my past, and I put every mistake, all of my triumphs, of my 22-year career into my two-hour homecoming performance.  It felt like we were all connected, and it literally felt like we were in our own university and struggling together.  The hours were unbelievable.  We did a pass without any music.  And just to hear the energy in all the stops, and… to feel the shaking of the risers and the pyramid, to hear the harmonies live was just as entertaining.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ I been drinking, I been drinking ♪ I get filthy When that liquor get into me ♪ I’ve been thinking I’ve been thinking ♪ Why can’t I Keep my fingers off you, baby? ♪ I want you, na, na ♪ Why can’t I Keep my fingers off you, baby? ♪ I want you, na, na ♪ Coachella, I wanna hear y’all sing. ♪ Cigars on ice, cigars on ice ♪ Feeling like an animal With these cameras all in my grill ♪ Flashing lights, flashing lights ♪ You got me faded, faded, faded ♪ Baby, I want you, na, na ♪ Can’t keep your eyes off my fatty ♪ Daddy, I want you ♪ Drunk in love ♪ How y’all doing over here? ♪ I want you ♪ We woke up in the kitchen saying ‘How the hell did this shit happen?’ ♪ I can see you all the way.  All the way back there. ♪ We be all night ♪ Last thing I remember is ♪ Our beautiful bodies Grinding off in that club ♪ Drunk in love ♪ Sing it, y’all! ♪ We be all night ♪ Sing.  Come on, sing! ♪ We be all night ♪ Sing. ♪ Hey ♪ We be all night ♪ Everything alright ♪ No complaints for my body So fluorescent under these lights ♪ Boy, I’m drinking Park it in my lot, 7-11 ♪ I’m rubbin’ on it, rub-rubbin’ If you scared, call that reverend ♪ Boy, I’m drinking Get my brain right ♪ Armand de Brignac Gangster wife ♪ Louis sheets, he sweat it out Like washrags, he wear it out ♪ Boy, I’m drinking ♪ I’m singing on the mic Till my voice hoarse ♪ Then I fill the tub up halfway ♪ Then ride it with my surfboard ♪ Surfboard ♪ Surfboard, bring it on ♪ Grainin’ on that wood Grainin’-grainin’ on that wood ♪ I’m swervin’ on it ♪ Swervin’-swervin’ on it ♪ His big body been servin’ all this ♪ Swerve, surf ♪ Good, good ♪ Hey ♪ Last thing I remember is ♪ Our beautiful bodies Grinding up in that club ♪ Drunk in love ♪ We be all night ♪ Sing it. ♪ Hey ♪ We be all night ♪ Ride it with my surfboard ♪ Surfboard ♪ Surfboard ♪ Grainin’ on that wood Grainin’-grainin’ on that wood ♪ I’m swervin’ on it ♪ Swerve-swervin’ on it ♪ His big body been ♪ Surfboard ♪ Surfboard, surfboard ♪ Grainin’ on that wood Grainin’-grainin’ on that wood ♪ Swervin’ on it Swerve-swervin’ on ♪ His big body been serving all this ♪ Surfing all over this good-good ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Sing it. ♪ To the left, to the left ♪ Everything you own in a box to the left ♪ Say, ‘I’m-a a diva.’  Sing it. Say, ‘I’m-a a diva.’  Sing it.  Louder.  ‘I’m-a a diva.’  Louder.  Can’t hear you.  ‘I’m-a a diva.’  Sing it.  Come on. ♪ Stop the track let me state facts ♪ I told you, gimme a minute And I’ll be right back ♪ Fifty million ’round the world And they said I couldn’t get it ♪ I done got so sick and filthy With Benjis, I can’t spend it ♪ Tell me something Where yo’ boss at? ♪ Where my ladies up in here That like to talk back ♪ I wanna see her ♪ I’d like to meet ya ♪ What you say? She ain’t no diva ♪ No, no, no ♪ Divas, y’all help me sing this next verse? ♪ Since 15 in my stilletos Been struttin’ in this game ♪ ‘What’s yo’ age?’ was the question They ask when I hit the stage ♪ I’m a diva, best believe her You see how she gettin’ paid ♪ She ain’t calling him to greet him Don’t need him, her bed’s made ♪  I need them bags, all that money ♪ You see them ask ♪ All my ladies get it up I see you, I do the same ♪ Take it to another level No passengers on my plane ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior.  But… I got pregnant unexpectedly.  And it ended up being twins, which was even more of a surprise.  My body went through more than I knew it could.  I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth.  I had an extremely difficult pregnancy.  I had high blood pressure, I developed toxemia, preeclempsia, and, in the womb, one of my babies’ heartbeat paused a few times, so I had to get an emergency C-section.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Here we go.  First combination.  First… it’s my first time back home, on the stage, after giving birth.  I’m creating my own homecoming.  And it’s hard.  There were days that I thought, you know, I’d never be the same.  I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same.  Calories, yeah.  It’s true.  And, eventually, I wanna be able to do SoulCycle, the stairs, and rehearse in a day.  And you know, a lot of the choreography is about feeling, so it’s not as technical.  It’s your own personality that brings it to life.  And that’s hard when you don’t feel like yourself.  I had to rebuild my body from cut muscles.  It took me a while to feel confident enough to freak it, and give it my own personality.  In the beginning, it was so many muscle spasms.  Just, internally, my body was not connected.  My mind was not there.  My mind wanted to be with my children.  What people don’t see is the sacrifice.  I would dance, and go off to the trailer, and breastfeed the babies, and the days I could, I would bring the children.  Yes.  It’s fast.  That’s why– that’s why I said to take it out.  This is grounding.  Like, no matter who you are, you get in here, and it’s real.  Yeah.  That’s why people don’t like to rehearse.  You gotta be humble.  You gotta be willing to look awkward, and… you gotta study, be a student.  I might… pass out!” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“In order for me to meet my goal, I’m limiting myself to no bread, no carbs, no sugar, no dairy, no meat, no fish, no alcohol.  And I’m hungry.  Just trying to figure out how to balance being a mother of a six-year-old and of twins that need me and giving myself creatively and, um, physically.  It was a lot to juggle.  It’s not like before, when I could rehearse, you know, 15 hours straight.  I have children, I have a husband.  I have to take care of my body.  Hi, my babies!  Hi, baba!  Hi, baby!  Hi, this is me!  I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could.  And I’ve learned a very valuable lesson– I will never… …never push myself that far again.  I feel like I’m just a new– a new woman, in a new chapter of my life, and I’m not even trying to be who I was.  It’s just so beautiful that children… do that to you.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Okay, this is seriously a huge accomplishment.  Because I did not think I’d ever get back in my old costume, and I’m actually in it.  And I can still move… I still have a ways to go, but this makes me feel good, ’cause I’ve been sacrificing and working hard.  Huge, huge, huge accomplishment.  Yay!  No, I’m not.  No.  Although, I do wanna tell– go show Jay.  It’s a big deal.  I ain’t walking there.  Doing too much.  I’m back in my costume.  Big deal!  It’s zipped.  All right.  Just had to share.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“♪ It’s that Yoncé, your Yoncé ♪ In that lingerie, on that chardonnay ♪ Scoring touchdowns on your runway ♪ I’m Texas forever, like Bun B ♪ And I’m Redboned, yo ♪ I’m really rot’ like Donjae ♪ I’m camo in here yo ♪ Those thots can’t clock me nowadays You wish I was your poundcake ♪ Boy, you know I look good as fuck ♪ Wish I was your baby mama ♪ Come around and give me good karma ♪ But no, we escalating Up in this bitch like elevators ♪ Of course, sometimes shit go down ♪ When it’s a billion dollars On an elevator ♪ Momma taught me good home training Daddy taught me gotta love my haters ♪ Sister taught me how to speak my mind ♪ My man made me feel so goddamn fine ♪ I’m flawless ♪ Of course sometimes shit go down When it’s a billion dollars on a ♪ You wake up ♪ Post up ♪ Riding around in it ♪ Flossin’ on it ♪ These diamonds ♪ My diamonds ♪ This rock, my Roc, sing ♪ I woke up like this ♪ I woke up like this ♪ He flawless Ladies ♪ Tell ’em, ‘I woke up like this’ ♪ I woke up like this ♪ We flawless ♪ Twins, tell ’em. ♪ Say, ‘I look so good’ ♪ Goddamn, goddamn ♪ Say, ‘I look so good tonight’ ♪ Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn ♪ How are y’all feeling?  Coachella.  How did you wake up this morning?  Oh. ♪ Woke up to ****** looking like me ♪ Woke up to ****** Talking like me ♪ All right.  I want y’all to repeat after me. ♪ I’m feeling myself ♪ Say it. ♪ I’m feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling my ♪ I’m feeling myself I’m feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling my ♪ I’m feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling myself I’m feeling my ♪ I’m feeling myself I’m feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling my, feeling my Feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling myself I’m feeling my ♪ I’m feeling myself I’m feeling myself ♪ Change the game with that digital drop ♪ Know where you were When that digital popped ♪ I stopped the world ♪ Male or female, it make no difference I stop the world ♪  World stop ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Y’all know this one I want y’all to sing along.  And bop, and bop.  Bop. ♪ I’m the only lady here Still the realest ***** in the room ♪ I break the internet Top two and I ain’t number two ♪ My body, my ice, my cash ♪ All real, I’m a triple threat ♪ Fuck it up and then leave, come back Fuck it up and leave again ♪ top off the couple And it look like Freaknik ♪ In the hood Hollerin’ ‘Free Meek’ ♪ Two deep, it’s just me and JAY Just posted in them courtside seats ♪ Whoop! I’m like, hold up ♪ Whoop! I might roll up ♪ They tryba party with the queen They gon’ have to sign a non-disclosure ♪ I took the top off the Maybach I took the top off the Maybach ♪ I took the top off the Maybach I took the top off the Maybach ♪ I took the top off the Maybach Bitch ♪ I took the top off the Maybach Bitch ♪  Goddamn, goddamn, goddamn ♪” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“It’s hard to believe that, after all these years, I was the first African-American woman to headline Coachella.  It was important to me that everyone that had never seen themselves represented felt like they were on that stage with us.  As a Black woman, I used to feel like the world wanted me to stay in my little box.  And Black women often feel underestimated.  I wanted us to be proud of not only the show, but… the process.  Proud of the struggle.  Thankful for the beauty that comes with a painful history and rejoice in the pain.  Rejoice in the imperfections and the wrongs that are so damn right.  And I wanted everyone to feel grateful for their curves, their sass, their honesty, thankful for their freedom.  It was no rules, and we were able to create a free, safe space where none of us were marginalized.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“You know, I respect things that take work.  I respect things that are built from the ground up.  You know, I’m super specific about every detail.  I personally selected each dancer, every light, the material on the steps, the height of the pyramid, the shape of the pyramid, every patch was hand sewn.  Every tiny detail had an intention.  There were so many meetings with Olivier… before he flew to Los Angeles so we could understand, ‘okay, why do we want these colors?  What do they represent?  What is the silhouette?  What is gonna look the most graphic?  How do we look united?  But how do we have these different characters that stand out?’  It took months for us to script the show.  When you spend so many months on choreography and arrangements, and when there are over 200 people on the stage, you want to make sure you see everything, and I was very adamant that we all rehearsed and we knew the show front to back.  It was a lot of Steadicam, and we did things that were very unconventional for a festival show.  I had three soundstages.  There was one soundstage for the band, there was one soundstage  for dancing, and there was one soundstage for my creative staff.  And I would go from one to the next.  It was a huge team, it takes… a village, and I think we all worked to our limit.  In the rehearsals, I am… directing and watching the show.  I’m in the audience and I’m able to be on the stage and kind of see the stage at the same time.  After every run-through there’s a meeting with, you know, at least 50 people, all of the department heads.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Not only does Derek have to record the choir, he has to record the rumble of the structure, the stomps.  He has to record everybody’s, ‘hey!  Ah!’  And that adds another element of the performance that feels so good on the stage, and it’s not translating on film.  Until I see some of my notes applied, it doesn’t make sense for me to make more.  And it doesn’t matter how many months we’ve don it, how many times we’ve done it.  There are notes every time, because there’s always something that we can improve upon.  Just standing up there, and seeing all the beauty up there, and feeling it– it is the only way I can articulate why I’m frustrated, because it’s not translating on camera.  So my goal is simply that.  Like, it’s just so everyone out there can feel what we feel.  And I really have to have dedicated people that are… down for the cause.  Whatever it is, let us know what we can prioritize, to try and facilitate everybody’s needs so we can be done with having to talk so much.  That’s where I am.  It’s– we’re halfway there.  We just gotta make progress faster, because we’re running out of time.  Thank you, everybody.  Thank y’all.  I know everybody’s working hard, so we’ll get there.  Good night.  It’s my anniversary.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“If you know me, you know my family is… the biggest priority in my life.  My family is my sanctuary, my weakness and my strength.  They’re my tribe, and it was important that we all felt like family.  It just was a dream come true and something that I feel like I’ve worked my entire life for.  And I’m so grateful that I was able to come home.” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter



Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood EntertainmentSingers

“♪ Got me looking so crazy right now ♪ Your love’s got me Looking so crazy right now ♪ Your touch got me Looking so crazy right now ♪ Your kiss got me hoping you’ll save me right now ♪ Looking so crazy, you love’s Got me looking, got me looking ♪ Looking so, looking so, looking so ♪ Uh oh, Uh oh ♪ Uh oh, oh, no, no ♪ Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no ♪ Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no ♪ Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, oh, no, no ♪  Who he think he is? ♪ Got me looking so crazy right now ♪ Got me looking so crazy right now ♪ Got me looking So crazy right now ♪ Crazy right now ♪ Got me looking so crazy right now ♪ Got me looking so crazy right now ♪ Ah!  Ah!  Ah!  Ah!  Ah!” — Singers

“♪ I go off ♪ I go hard ♪ Take what’s mine ♪ I’m a star ♪ I slay ♪” — Singers

“♪ Sorry ♪ Sorry ♪ Sorry ♪ Sorry ♪” — Singers

“Tell him boy, bye Tell him, tell him boy, bye Tell him boy, bye Tell him, tell him boy, bye Tell him boy, bye Tell him, tell him boy, bye.  I ain’t thinking about you!” — Singers

“♪ Let’s go, little kitty cat ♪ Let’s go, little kitty cat ♪ Let’s go, little kitty cat ♪” — Singers

“Coming up Coming down” — Singers

“♪ To the left, to the left ♪ Everything you own in a box to the left ♪ Ooh, ah, ah!  Ooh, ah, ah! ♪ I’m-a a diva ♪ I’m-a a diva ♪ Na, na, na diva is a female version of a hustler ♪ Of a hustler ♪ Of a hustler ♪ Na, na, na diva is a female version Of a hustler ♪ Of a hustler Of a hustler ♪ Tell me something ♪ Where yo’ boss at ♪ That like to talk back ♪ I wanna see her ♪ This is a stick-up, stick-up ♪ This is a stick-up, stick-up ♪” — Singers

“♪ Flawless ♪ Flawless ♪ Flawless ♪ Flawless ♪ Flawless ♪ Flawless ♪ Flawless… Flawless ♪” — Singers


Audience

“No.  Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  Suck… on my balls!  Suck on my balls!  Suck on my balls, bitch!  Suck… on my balls!  Middle fingers up!  Put ’em hands high!  Wave ’em in his face.  Tell him boy, bye.” — Audience

“♪ Me, myself, and I ♪ That’s all I’ve got ♪” — Audience

“♪ He better call Becky with the good hair ♪” — Audience

“♪ Smack that trick ♪” — Audience

“♪ Hey ♪” — Audience

“♪ I’m-a a diva ♪ I’m-a a diva ♪ I’m-a a diva ♪  I’m-a a diva ♪” — Audience

“♪ Feeling myself ♪ Feeling myself I’m feeling myself, I’m feeling myself ♪ Feeling myself ♪ I’m feeling myself, I’m feeling my ♪” — Audience


Shawn Carter, HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood EntertainmentShawn Carter

“Yup.  All right!  All right!” — HOVA

“Coachella, if you’re having a good time tonight make some noise! ♪ I used to run base like Juan Pierre ♪ Now I run the bass hi-hat And the snare ♪ I used to bag girls like Birkin Bags ♪ Now I bag B ♪ Boy, you hurtin’ that ♪ Brooklyn Bay where they birthed me at ♪ Now be everywhere, the nerve of rap ♪ The audacity to have me With them curtains back ♪ Me and B, she about to sting Stand back ♪”


DJ Khaled (recording)

“Check this out.  After Beyoncé perform, after she done the decks, Coachella gotta rename Coachella to Beychella.  New name alert: Beychella.” — DJ Khaled


Edidiong Emah

“My name is Edidiong Emah.  I am originally from Nigeria, grew up in Atlanta, and… this dream is something that I never could dream up for myself.  I couldn’t dream this big at all.  I never thought I would be here, thought I would be too short, too thick.  Actually, my whole family went to Morehouse and Spelman, which are HBCUs in Atlanta.  So to do this and… to have, you know, the Pan and, you know, sororities and things that… black families value up on a stage for the world to see and understand us a little bit more… it’s just all a blessing.  I just toss it up, and catch it in my spirit first, and then real life second.” — Edidiong Emah


Tessa Thompson (recording)

“In each of us, another woman or a young girl might see a reflection of herself; of her worth, of her boundless potential.” — Tessa Thompson


Danai Gurira

“The youth need to see their greatness reflected in our eyes.  Go forth.  Let them know we’re real.” — Danai Gurira


Dancer #1

“Well… I waited 37 weeks… to be here.  Being pregnant, so… I didn’t dance for a year.  Looking out there into that crowd, I was overwhelmed and I feel so honored and so great being a part of something so epic, that my son can watch when he’s older and… identify with the people, identify with the culture.  And I’m just so honored to be a part of something that he can watch, and be proud of me, and say, ‘my mom was a part of that, my mom did that.'” — Dancer #1


Production

“Are you going to wear it for rehearsals?  Okay.  Hi.  Can we talk to Mr. Carter, please?” — Production team


Production #2

“You gonna go out to dinner in it?  Why don’t you take a walk across the– why aren’t guys as excited?” — Production team


HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood EntertainmentChoreographer #2

“Between SoulCycle and coming in here, you’re losing like 1,500-2,000 calories.  Okay.  Lit.  I’ll be right there with you.” — Choreographer #2


HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood EntertainmentChoreographer #1

“I been getting to.  That go: I been getting to.” — Choreographer #1

“Like, it gets messy.  Like, it’s this– I’m not even joking, this fast.  It’s doable, but… that’s what people don’t get.  That’s why– uh-huh.” — Choreographer #1

“Well, I feel a little of the jerkiness… is going now.” — Choreographer #1


HΘMΣCΘMING: A Film by Beyoncé, Netflix, Parkwood EntertainmentChoreographer #3

“Five, six.  Five, six, let’s go.  Again.  Now release it.  One more.  Let’s go!” — Choreographer #3


Dancers (Choreography)

“Hup!  Hup!  Hup!  Hup!  Hup!” — Dancers


Toni Morrison

“Home is something very peculiar.  There is a yearning in it, you know?  Something special, mystical, hopeful, restful.” — Toni Morrison


Company

“Amen.” — Company


Concert Goer

“Looking at what she wanted to bring to the community, and caring about current events, and caring about what, you know, her people are going through, and wanting to shed light, and wanting to put, you know, a proud moment on stage for us, it gives you a boost.  It’s like, ‘wow!'” — Concert Goer

“They heard her saying it without saying it.  ‘Let’s get it together.  Let’s move forward, let’s unify.’  All of those things existed in this performance.” — Concert Goer


Choreography Teacher

“I mean, I think we could use another music run-through… and get all the departments because… the people who haven’t seen the show, like seen the run-through over there, are super unclear on what the vibe is.  Yeah.  People who have just saw it…” — Choreography Teacher

“Five, six, seven, go.  Five, swipe, right left, swipe, step, clap.” — Choreography Teacher


Choreographer #2?

“They can be here til’ eight.  It’s 6:30.” — Choreographer #2


Choreographer #3

“Let’s go.” — Choreographer #3


Choreographer #4

“Go over there?” — Choreographer #4


Choreographer #5

“Yeah.” — Choreographer #5


Nina Simone

“I think what you’re trying to ask us, uh, why am I so insistent upon… giving out to them that Blackness, that Black Power, that Black– pushing them to identify with, uh, Black culture.  I think that is what you’re asking.  I have no choice over it in the first place.  To me, we are the most beautiful creatures in the whole world; Black people.  My job is to somehow make them curious enough, or persuade them, by hook or crook, to get more aware of themselves and where they came from and what they are into, and what is already there and just to bring it out.  This is what compels me to compel them.  And I will do it by whatever means necessary.” — Nina Simone

“♪ I lost myself on a cool, damp night ♪ Gave myself in that misty light ♪ Was hypnotized by a strange delight ♪ Under the lilac tree ♪ But I think more than I want to think ♪ Do things I never should do ♪ I drink much more Than I ought to drink ♪ Because it brings me back you ♪” — Nina Simone


Jay Z (recording)

“♪ Yes ♪ So crazy right now ♪ Most incredibly ♪ It’s ya girl, B ♪ History in the making ♪ Part two ♪ So crazy right now ♪” — Jay Z

“♪ ***** ask, *****, ***** ask about me ♪ *****, ***** ask about me ♪ ***** ask, *****, ***** ask about me ♪ ***** ask, *****, ***** ask ♪” — Jay Z


Kendrick Lamar (recording)

“♪ What you want from? ♪ Is it truth you seek?  Oh, Father, can you hear me? ♪ What you want from me? ♪ Is it truth you seek?  Oh, Father, can you hear me? ♪ Huh, what you want from me? ♪ Is it truth you seek?  Oh, Father, can you hear me? ♪ Huh, what you want from me? ♪ Is it truth you seek?  Oh, Father, can you hear me? ♪” — Kendrick Lamar


Big Freedia (recording)

“♪ Baby, I’m back by popular demand ♪ Bitch, I’m back by popular demand ♪ I did not come to play with you hoes ♪ I came to slay, bitch ♪” — Big Freedia


O.T. Genasis

“♪ I be getting to the money ♪ Everybody mad ♪ I think I’m getting too much money Everybody mad ♪ Same old ***** from the block ♪ Same old ***** with the pot ♪ Same old ***** from the trap ♪ Everybody hated on him Then he bounced right back ♪ I be getting to the money Everybody mad ♪ I think I’m getting too much money Everybody mad ♪ Same old ***** from the block ♪ Same old ***** with the pot ♪ Same old ***** from the trap ♪ Everybody hated on him Then he bounced right back ♪ Getting to the money ♪” — O.T. Genasis


Malcom X (recording)

“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman.  The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman.  The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”


Dancer #1

“Bug a boos!” — Dancer #1


Dancer group #1 (bug a boos?)

“Ooh, ooh, ooh!  Ah, ah, ah!  We got you, right?  That is so funny!  Bug a boos!” — Bug a Boos


Crowd

“Beychella!  Beychella!  Beychella!  Beyoncé!  Beyoncé!  Beyoncé!” — Crowd


Announcer

“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Beyoncé Homecoming 2018.” — Announcer


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Beauty radiates from within.

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Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.

— Sophia Loren

 

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