You Think You Know Beyonce. So What’s Your #Lemonade IQ?
LEMONADE, Beyoncé's newest visual album, is a force to be reckoned with.
The almost-hour-long film, with all of the songs in her new album, premiered on Saturday on HBO, later moving to Tidal (where it's exclusively streamed) and iTunes (where you can buy it). Now that it's out, it doesn't seem like the internet has much else to talk about--and we're totally cool with that.
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) April 26, 2016
The piece--which is so much more than just music--is a layered work with spoken word and visually stunning images. Plus, it's got a ton of references in it, many of them to various aspects and elements of black art and culture.
Can you guess them all?
Where does the title of the album, LEMONADE, come from?
Which athlete makes a twerking cameo?
What other hot sauce reference is there, other than "Formation"'s, "I got hot sauce in my bag. Swag."
Who wrote much of the spoken word in LEMONADE?
Who said: "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," as played in LEMONADE?
What was Fort Macomb (one of LEMONADE's first images) originally used for?
Who is "Becky with the good hair"?
Which stadium is featured in LEMONADE?
What album is featured before "SANDCASTLES"?
Who is NOT in Lemonade?
Where does "they don't love you like I love you" come from in "Hold Up"?
Which artist did NOT contribute to LEMONADE?
Who is this woman?
What tattoos do Jay Z and Beyonce have on their fingers?
What author's work is LEMONADE being compared to?
Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.