Beyonce Releases Behind-The-Scenes Look at 2015 Grammys Performance [VIDEO]
As we have reported in the past, the present and will undoubtedly report in the future, Beyonce took us to church with her 2015 Grammy Awards performance. She sang the gospel song 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord,' and it was almost as beautiful as Beyonce's face. Now, she's released a behind-the-scenes look at her performance and the meaning and thought that went into it, and, as always, we are insanely impressed.
Beyonce tells the viewers about her personal connection to the gospel song, saying, "The first time I heard 'Precious Lord,' I was a kid and my mother sang it to me. My mother played Mahalia Jackson's version and she sang the song with her eyes closed. She was a vessel and it was like God speaking, using her body to speak and to heal."
She went on to talk about the men who accompanied her performance, saying, "I wanted to find real men that have lived, have struggled, cried and have a light and a spirit about them. I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men."
Beyonce also got personal in the video, speaking candidly about her father's experiences and the trauma he suffered as a black man in an all-white school. She said, "My grandparents marched with Dr. [Martin Luther] King and my father was the part of the first generation of black men that attended an all-white school. And my father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences."
Noting how important it is to bring these issues to light she went on, "I feel like now I can sing for his pain. I can sing for my grandparents' pain. I can sing for the families that have lost their sons."
It's an incredibly moving video, so be sure to check it out above.
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