If we all had to make the hard decision of choosing our all time favorite Beyonce medley of songs it would be a battle. Her discography is one of the reasons as to why she is regarded as one of the greatest performers to ever do it. Her growth in her career from motivated beginnings to super star success all in part to her desire for creating an established legacy that stands the test of time, is a great reason for why her presence was needed at Kobe and Gigi’s memorial.
The connection between Beyonce’s strong dedication to her craft of music, and Kobe’s “mamba mentality” is uncanny. The fact that they were good friends only displays why Beyonce performing some of his personal favorites at the memorial was such a positive fit. She brought light and pride to his legacy through the power of her own. But, sadly even this act of just wanting to celebrate a dear friend was not exempt from confusing criticisms. People were also judging not only the song choice, but her vocals during the memorial.
Now, there is a time and a place for bestowing judgement upon someone’s abilities concerning their decided career choice. A memorial of an American icon and his wonderful daughter is never the atmosphere to bring in themes that are borderline superficial and disrespectful. What should have mattered most during Beyonce’s performance was how fantastically she kept her poise when it was obvious she was feeling an array of unimaginable emotions for someone who meant alot to not only her, but also her family.
Thankfully these comments were in the minority. The gratefulness for this is not because Beyonce is considered someone the public should lay off of. It is because the event was not about her, and she knew that. The level of respect she had for the family and Vanessa in particular through her constant caressing of her throughout the service and lyric changes that could have been triggering in some of the songs, proves why whatever issues people have with her should have been left at the door.
When it comes down to it the service was phenomenal and represented Kobe and Gianna wonderfully. Hopefully this display of strength on behalf of their memories resonated with his family, and can assist them in maneuvering through such hard times. The love for everyone else who was lost in the crash was also shined on as it should’ve been, and people need to show tenderness and warmth towards those lives lost with the same
vigor. Social media so far apart from a few slight missteps has been kind to all the families.