Beyoncé isn’t overrated, you are

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I often see tweets, news stories, think pieces and videos speaking negatively about Beyonce, and calling her overrated. That’s actually not the case at all, and here’s why.

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter is a singer, songwriter, actress, mother and wife. Beyonce is an influential mastermind and powerhouse. She’s helping young black women and women across the world feel empowered by showing us what confidence, grace and handling your business looks like.

Beyonce haters have got to understand where I’m coming from.

Out of a total of 300 nominations for awards including Grammys, International MTV awards, Golden Globes, Demand International Entertainer of the Year and more, she has won 209 of those nominations to date.

To put it in context, she’s won more awards than acclaimed legends like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Elvis.

Beyonce has been performing since the age of 7, and in her teens, her father Matthew Knowles formed the group Destiny’s Child, where Beyonce was often seen as the lead singer.

From that moment on, Knowles would begin preparing Beyonce and her bandmates for paramount performances by training them to run miles at a time while singing.

I mean, you just don’t see that kind of work ethic anymore. Beyonce is clearly a force to be reckoned with, but we aren’t done here.

In 2018, Beyonce made history by becoming the first African American woman to headline Cochella, a festival that has been around since 1999. Her set paid tribute and was dedicated to the culture of historically black colleges and universities.

Even before giving us this iconic performance, the “BeyHive” known as her widely spread knowledgeable, lively and supportive fan base renamed Coachella to “Beychella.”

Beyonce is currently worth $400 million, according to Business Insider but don’t forget her and her husband are worth $1.35 billion together.

But this queen isn’t selfish with her coins. Beyonce has given back countless times to multiple students through scholarships, disaster relief and helping fund special movies and projects.

I could go on and on about her accolades, wealth, influence and power but I’ll leave those that still find a reason to find Beyonce overrated with a small message from the queen herself:

“I’ve worked long and hard to be able to get to a place where I can choose to surround myself with what fulfills and inspires me,” Beyonce said in a 2018 interview with Vogue magazine.

So what do you have to say now, haters?