Formation
Beyoncé Lyrics


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Y'all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')
I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana
You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag

I see it, I want it
I stunt, yellow bone it
I dream it, I work hard
I grind 'til I own it
I twirl on them haters
Albino alligators
El Camino with the seat low
Sippin' Cuervo with no chaser
Sometimes I go off, I go off
I go hard, I go hard
Get what's mine, take what's mine
I'm a star, I'm a star
'Cause I slay, slay
I slay, hey, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, all day, okay
I slay, okay, I slay okay
We gon' slay, slay
Gon' slay, okay
We slay, okay
I slay, okay
I slay, okay
Okay, okay, I slay, okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
Okay, okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, 'cause I slay
Slay trick, or you get eliminated

When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, 'cause I slay
When he fuck 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
Drop him off at the mall, let him buy some J's, let him shop up, 'cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, 'cause I slay
I might get your song played on the radio station, 'cause I slay
You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, 'cause I slay
I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making

I see it, I want it
I stunt, yellow bone it
I dream it, I work hard
I grind 'til I own it
I twirl on them haters
Albino alligators
El Camino with the seat low
Sippin' Cuervo with no chaser
Sometimes I go off, I go off
I go hard, I go hard
Take what's mine, take what's mine
I'm a star, I'm a star
'Cause I slay, slay
I slay, hey, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, I slay, okay
I slay, okay, I slay okay
I slay, okay
We gon' slay, slay
Gon' slay, okay
We slay, okay
I slay, okay
I slay, okay
Okay, okay, I slay, okay
Okay, okay, okay, okay
Okay, okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Prove to me you got some coordination, I slay
Slay trick, or you get eliminated, I slay

Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, I slay
Okay ladies, now let's get in formation




You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation
Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper

Overall Meaning

Beyoncé's "Formation" is an expression of black culture, emancipation, and female empowerment. In the first verse, she dismisses the rumors of her association with the Illuminati and the paparazzi's obsession with her, affirming that she is fresh and confident enough to rock her Givenchy dress. She confidently announces her heritage from Alabama and Louisiana, respectively, expressing pride in her blackness and southern upbringing, and her mixed ancestry: "mix that negro with that creole make a Texas bamma." She goes on to celebrate natural hairstyles, particularly afros, and black features like Jackson Five nostrils.


The chorus is an expression of Beyoncé's unapologetic confidence, exhorting other women to join her in "formation" and show their coordination and confidence. She uses the imagery of alligators, El Camino with the seat low, and sipping Cuervo with no chaser to glamorize her luxurious lifestyle, which she earned by working hard and not forgetting her origins.


The second verse switches to more hedonistic lyrics, as Beyoncé boasts that men cannot resist her sexual charm and that she can afford to spoil them if they please her in bed. She empowers herself and the listener by claiming: "you just might be a black Bill Gates in the making," implying that black people could become as wealthy and influential as the white tech mogul. The song ends with Beyoncé defining her ultimate weapon: keeping her head high, staying gracious, and making money.


Line by Line Meaning

Y'all haters corny with that illuminati mess
Stop saying I'm a part of illuminati, you haters are boring and corny.


Paparazzi, catch my fly, and my cocky fresh
Paparazzi capture my confident and fresh style.


I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')
I'm wild and bold when I wear my fabulous Givenchy dress.


I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces
I'm possessive of Jay-Z and his Roc-A-Fella chains.


My daddy Alabama, momma Louisiana
My family is from Alabama and Louisiana.


You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma
Mixing black and Creole ancestry creates a unique identity in Texas.


I like my baby hair, with baby hair and afros
I love my natural, curly hair, both grown-out and shaved.


I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils
I'm proud of my African American nose and its wide shape.


Earned all this money but they never take the country out me
I've made a lot of money but remain true to my Southern roots.


I got a hot sauce in my bag, swag
I always have hot sauce with me because I'm proud of my Southern food heritage.


When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, 'cause I slay
When a man satisfies me, I reward him with a meal at Red Lobster.


If he hit it right, I might take him on a flight on my chopper, 'cause I slay
If a man pleases me, I might take him on a helicopter ride.


Drop him off at the mall, let him buy some J's, let him shop up, 'cause I slay
I might take a man shopping for Jordans after our good night together.


I might get your song played on the radio station, 'cause I slay
I could help promote your music on the radio because of my influence.


You just might be a black Bill Gates in the making, 'cause I slay
You could be the next successful Black entrepreneur like Bill Gates.


Okay ladies, now let's get in formation, 'cause I slay
Let's come together and empower each other because we are strong and confident.


Prove to me you got some coordination, 'cause I slay
Show me your skills and talent because we are fierce and competitive.


Slay trick, or you get eliminated
Be successful or get left behind.


Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper
Stay kind and generous, success is the best form of revenge.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Asheton Hogan, Aaquil Iben Shamon Brown, Khalif Malik Ibin Shaman Brown, Beyonce Giselle Knowles, Michael Len Williams

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@beysvibesvevo5749

Can’t believe it’s been a whole 5 years since Beyoncé dropped Lemonade. Such a timeless album

@morganmoser7354

Right!

@beysvibesvevo5749

@Jon Purisima its crazy to think she’s gonna top herself yet again... we all thought Self Titled would be her peak but right after that we got Lemonade and the Formation tour

@veiyi

I was too young and naive to understand it. And it just waited for me to get it one day.

@sarahlindsay1061

Then y is the illumanti all over the internet asking ppl to join the famous influencers are in it ..
And yeah jay z s interview about cheating on Beyonce he says new illumanti .... And what u looking up these ppl for it was all planned for her to do this they can't respect each other as a couple how do they respect black ppl jay z can't even respect his wife sap

@McPoyleBros

I’m always stunned when I see comments from kids

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@mimiko339

Everybody saying they miss the old Beyoncé, but she wouldn't be near as iconic as she is now if she had kept doing the same shit she did 10 or even 20 years ago.

@onlyonemitch5049

True. Singers grow, so their art needs to evolve

@BC-bt7hu

When a woman shows she can be more than just a pretty face, the bigots will say they loved the old one

@maedelelawhorn9738

Wtf is the "old beyonce" mean anyway?

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