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You say, we say, we all say Beyoncé!

Posted at 4:30 pm, February 4, 2013 in Music & Nightlife

So apparently, some guys with super bowels played a game of American rugby last night while wearing their mum’s shoulder pads. We don’t care if the San Franciscan 69ers lost to the Baltimore Ravers (that’s what they’re called, right?) because frankly, both halves of the game were just the bread in a delicious Beyoncé sandwich.

What’s even more exciting is the razzle dazzle was just a prelude for something even bigger – the announcement that Bey is coming to London in April for four concerts at the O2. You may now commence squealing. 

Initially, when we got wind of the tour’s full title, a little shudder shot down our feminist backbone (yes, we do actually have one of those). The official name of her world tour is The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour Starring Beyoncé. Huh? Why would our favourite independent woman, who told us that girls run the world, suddenly devalue her own name like that in favour of her husband’s? Just because Jay-Z put a ring on it, did that mean she had to become a poster girl for patriarchy?

But then we remembered where we’d seen Beyonce’s distinctive oval-shaped hand gesture from last night… worry not sisters, she was actually giving a shout out to the women’s movement all along:

Feminist Beyonce

Phew. Sorry Queen B – didn’t mean to doubt you for a second. Olivia Keens

Beyoncé plays The O2 on April 29th and 30th, and on May 1 and 3. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Saturday 23rd February at gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk.

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