sings for female empowerment - 7th September 2015
sang her usual hits, changed multiple times and hit
high notes at the Budweiser Made In America music
festival in Philadelphia.
also pulled more than ever from her Destiny's Child
catalogue, interpolated inspirational words from Maya
Angelou and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and told the
feverish audience near the end of her 90-minute set:
'I am so, so happy to celebrate my birthday with y'all.'
who turned 34 on Friday, headlined the first night
of her husband's two-day music festival held on the
Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Jay Z didn't join the pop diva onstage on Saturday
night, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams' presence
a light pink leotard and red knee-high boots, Beyonce
kicked off her set with a slow rendition of Crazy
eventually hit its normal tempo, but later she wove
throughout her set, the audience watched her energetically
perform Say My Name, Jumpin' Jumpin' and dance slickly
to lyrics from Independent Women Part I.
my survivors at?' she yelled before performing Survivor.
to my girl Kelly, I love you. My girl Michelle, I
love you,' she said.
you survived bad relationships, if you survived illnesses.
When it gets tough, that's when you work harder.'
offered words of encouragement and empowerment, per
usual, to the crowd of screaming fans.
took it to a new level when a background dancer moved
beautifully to the words of Angelou's classic Phenomenal
Woman in between songs, and the audience screamed
loudly as recent words from Rousey blasted from the
speakers about girls who fall under the category of
kind of chick that just tries to be pretty and be
taken care of by someone else. That's why I think
it's hilarious if my body looks masculine or something
like that. Listen, just because my body was developed
for a purpose other than (sleeping with) millionaires
doesn't mean it's masculine,' Rousey's audio was heard
and also appeared on the large screen.
not a single muscle on my body that isn't for a purpose,
because I'm not a do-nothing (chick).'
performers at the Made In America on Saturday included
Modest Mouse, Nick Jonas and Meek Mill.