Beyonce is taking zero chances for Renaissance, and is making sure to vet everyone.
And not just for their musical chops.
According to Hip Hop DX, the “Break My Soul” singer had very strict conduct guidelines for all potential collaborators.
Specifically, Beyonce is checking to make sure there are no allegations before she agrees to work with them.
“Her team now run #MeToo checks on any potential collaborators”
Beyonce vets all potential collaborators
In case you were living under a rock during all of 2017, the #MeToo Movement began as a viral hashtag taking aim at powerful people in the entertainment industry with a history of abuse.
Honestly, you can’t really blame her.
Back in 2019, one of her former collaborators, Detail, was arrested and charged with harassment.
So it’s no wonder why she’s taking this so seriously.
In fact, Bey rejected two songs from “high-profile” artists over their problematic pasts.
And she’s taking these allegations very, very seriously:
“She’s sending a clear message to the industry in the wake of troubling cases from people like R. Kelly and Harvey Weinstein”
It’s unclear who among her potential collaborators had problematic pasts.
Beyonce is, undoubtedly, an icon.
And is now a religious figure.
According to SFGate, the Beyonce Mass was founded at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco by Rev. Yolanda Norton in 2018.
The idea was to create a womanist worship service that uses Yonce’s music to empower black women.
Rev. Yolanda Norton explains:
“The premise of this service is that if we look at the personal life, career trajectory, music, and public persona of Beyonce, so much of her life reflects aspects of Black women’s stories.”
“So Much Of [Beyonce ‘s] Life Reflects Aspects Of Black Women’s Stories”
From “Survivor” to “Flaws and All” — the mass weaves themes of her music through the lens of religious text.
Choir singers, musicians, and everyone in attendance dance and sing. Really bringing new life to her music.
SF Gate quotes Rev. Sakena Young-Scaggs, the pastor of the church:
“It’s a traditional Christian workshop service. What’s not traditional about it is that it’s a liturgy woven together with Beyonce’s songs that are geared towards a message of liberation with a particular thematic framework.”