Beyonce Knowles has darkened her face with a “blackface” historical reference, as art in a photoshoot for L’Officiel Paris magazine’s 90th anniversary issue.
A statement issued by the magazine factually states that the entertainer’s latest artistic endeavor via this photo shoot is “a return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened.”
Her work is intended to be a tribute to the Nigerian musician of the Cool Cats group and human rights activist Fela Kuti, born of Abeokuta, Nigeria. Fela is the subject of a Broadway musical as well.
Like Beyonce’s Josephine Baker tribute of the past with her De Ja Vu performances in big shows of entertainment, like Fashion Rocks showcase shows, I love this artistic endeavor too. Hot!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.22.11~