Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a proud member of the Democratic Party, announced that Monday was "Beyonce Day."
The superstar singer and close friend of President Obama continued her Formation tour Monday night, performing at TCF Bank Stadium in the Twin Cities in promotion of her latest release, Lemonade, which includes anti-cop themes and other expletive-laced lyrics.
Gov. Dayton posted the decree on Twitter, giving Beyonce the day for having "influenced many young girls and women with powerful, positive messages in her songs."
Perhaps the governor forgot some of those messages in Beyonce's songs. For instance, she sung these words in her 2011 hit, Run the World:
Girls! We run this mother (yeah)…
None of these niggas can fade me
I'm so good with this
I remind you I'm so hood with this
Boy I'm just playing
Come here baby
Hope you still like me
'F' you pay me
Or maybe the little girls Dayton had in mind prefer her lyrics in her latest hit, Formation, which she performed at the Super Bowl dressed as a Blank Panther:
When he f*** me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay
If he hit it right, I might take him on a flight on my chopper, cause I slay
Or the song called, Sorry:
I don't give a f***, chucking my deuces up
Suck on my balls, pause, I had enough…
Middle fingers up, put them hands high
Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye
But then again, maybe we are just pickier and more prudish than the governor when it comes to raising young daughters in today's culture.
Meanwhile, musical genius Prince, a Minnesota native who based his entire multi-million dollar operation out of the state near the Twin Cities, was never honored with a full day to himself. Obviously, some of his lyrics weren't intended for sensitive or younger ears, but neither did he masquerade as a role model for young children.
Yet Beyonce, a Texas native, affectionately known to pal Michelle Obama as Queen Bae, gets the honor.