Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. A music video for the song was directed by Jake Nava, and includes choreography by Les Twins and Chris Ripple star remix. I Been On” as well as a picture of herself as a child standing in a roomful of trophies on her official website.
It was the Beyoncé that was angry. It was the Beyoncé that felt the need to defend herself. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie praised the song, stating that she “likes the idea that Beyonce’s song might make girls feel that they can ask to try to do these things” and further said “I have had young people in Nigeria who probably would have never heard of my TED talk without Beyonce and who are now talking about feminism. Flawless” was written by Beyoncé Knowles, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, Chauncey Hollis and Rey Reel.
The song was produced by Hit-Boy and Knowles, co-produced by Rey Reel Music, with additional production by Boots. I Been On”, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech “We should all be feminists”. We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.
Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Los Angeles Times’s Carolyn Kellogg wrote that the inclusion of Adichie’s talk was an “astonishing” thing. Beyonce quotes from author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TedX talk ‘We should all be feminists’, adroitly addressing the idea that she is somehow anti-feminist for not fitting into the boxes others project onto her. Traywick of Foreign Policy magazine criticized the singer, commenting that “On a track called ‘Flawless’, Beyonce samples Adichie’s April 2013 Ted Talk, which is a thoughtful, amusing examination of subtle sexism in everyday life. Pitchfork Media named it the 7th best track of 2014. Without being released as a single, “Flawless” managed to appear on several music charts.
In the US, it peaked at number 13 on February 15, 2014 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart which acts as a 25-song extension of the main Billboard Hot 100. Jake Nava directed the music video. A music video for “Flawless” was directed by Jake Nava. Beyoncé worked on the choreography for the video with Les Twins and Chris Grant.