Paying tribute to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Bey remembers men who were shot and killed at the hands of police in one segment of the visual album — by showing their mothers holding pictures of their late sons.
The cameos included Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, and Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Ferguson victim Michael Brown.
In an interview on SiriusXM on Tuesday, McSpadden spoke on working with the music icon and praised her “bold” willingness to acknowledge such a controversial issue.
“I tried to hold it together, but anytime I’m talking about my son ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ looking at a picture ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I just think about all that’s gone and how he had so much ahead of him. So, I appreciate her for being bold enough to confront things and be sensitive at the same time.”
While the process was understandably challenging for the mother to get through, McSpadden said the Formation songstress made sure the women were comfortable and looked “regal” during the emotional shoot, explaining:
“I got there and they wanted to make me look regal. That’s what she called it. She’s just a sweet person and she’s really down to earth. She treated us well and she made sure we were comfortable.”
The mother — who is releasing a memoir Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil — also said Bey’s invitation to participate in Lemonade made her feel “special,” adding:
“Months [after meeting Beyonc├â┬⌐] I got a call from her and her publicist and she asked me [to be in Lemonade] and I cried. You know, me?! Out of all the people? You thought about me? I felt special. She had also did some things for my son’s foundation so at that point I said, ‘Whatever you want me to do, I’ll do it.'”
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