American singer/songwriter Khia recently joined the list of people who aren’t feeling Beyonce’s sentiments on her Lemonade visual album by shading Beyoncé. She also shaded Serena Williams for her part in the “Sorry” video.
During an interview on an Internet radio station in Atlanta on Friday, Khia said:
"Fu$k her. First of all the video was tired, and through, and long and it made black people look bad as hell. Bitch, you walking around with this blonde long ass hair but you want African queens and kings in your video.”
Khia, best known for her 2002 hit song, “My Neck, My Back (Lick It),” went especially hard on the tennis legend, Williams. She continued:
“She also had Serena Williams as her goddamn jester, dancing and stripping for her. I can’t believe Serena got on there and was Beyonce’s prop twerking in a body suit in this long ass black slave ass video. Here you is black as a black juicy berry. And you getting in front of this hoe and letting her have her legs gapped open in the chair while you twerking for her like the slaves masters had us doing.”
Khia's followup comments are equally racially charged, suggesting rather than offering liberation through Lemonade, Beyoncé has helped perpetuate implicit social narratives of racial oppression of black Americans.