Beyonce On The 100 Most Influential People

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J’Qwan Williams Professor Brock Adams English 102 3 March 2017 A True 2016 Impact When you hear influential, you think of something or someone who has impacted society. Whether they were positive or negative, it is the contribution that makes them influential. These people shape our history. In modern culture, it is celebrities and entertainers that have the most influence. I believe that when someone is given a platform they should use it to make a difference in the world. I also think Nicki Minaj should be replaced with Beyonce on The 100 Most Influential People of 2016 because she possess authenticity, generosity, charisma and passion. Beyonce, a black woman, has been an inspiration to many. Recently, in the United States, minorities…show more content…
The result would be freedom. Beyonce is a huge endeavor for inclusion and solidarity. Freedom is not just a political statement on her album, LEMONADE—it represents her breaking point after seeing mothers be affected by unnecessary violence against black men and women. I think that’s what’s so clever about the lyrics. They are general enough to relate to the current political uprising related to BlackLivesMatter, but also display strength we possess within ourselves in the line “a winner don't quit on themselves.” Beyonce reminded us that we have the competence to bring about the change we seek, and how important it is to have an artist or entertainer with her iconic status to use their platform to help promote globally the Black Liberation…show more content…
Although she is currently still making music, her lyrics are not influential in any way. In her 2016 song, Do You Mind she says, “Yo, he ain't messin' with no average chick, pop, pop he got Nicki, he know that he hit the jackpot.” she is basically talking about her personal life, throughout the song it only gets more sexual and less important. Her music in 2016 were neither moving nor inclusive like Beyonce’s. Beyonce produced music that would touch the souls of millions in a positive way -- she is the light when people are feeling they are in a time of darkness. Nicki did not provide that with the music she produced in 2016. Even though she has done charities and produced songs that contain positive messages, she has not qualified to be on The 100 Most Influential People for 2016. In 2016, she focused more on her movie, The
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