Turns out that mini-documentary explaining Beyonce's reasoning behind dropping a surprise visual album was just the beginning. Bey dropped Part 2 (titled "Imperfection") to discuss the idea of losing and how she happened upon the speech from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "while scrolling through videos of feminism on Youtube."
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"I feel like something about the aggression of 'Bow Down' and the attitude of 'Flawless'-the reality is, sometimes you lose. And you're never too good to lose, you're never too big to lose, you're never too smart to lose, it happens. And it happens when it needs to happen. And you have to embrace those things,"
Beyonce also further explained the trophy motif that drives gut-wrenching tracks like "Pretty Hurts."
"My message behind this album was finding the beauty in imperfection. I had this image of a trophy and me accepting these awards, and kinda training myself to be this champion and at the end of the day when you go through all of these things, is it worth it?" she added.
"You get this trophy, and you're like, 'I basically starved. I have neglected all of the people I love, I conformed to what everybody else thinks I should be. And I have this trophy. What does that mean?' The trophy represents all of the sacrifices that I made as a kid. All of the time that I lost being on the road and in the studios as a child and I just wanna blow that shit up."
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Beyonce is currently breaking iTunes sales records and receiving rave reviews from critics. The album is her fifth consecutive number one solo album, a feat that has never been achieved by a female artist.