Jay-Z, Beyonce imagine daughter as US leader in new video

Author: AFPSun, 2017-12-31 03:00ID: 1514660174251240500NEW YORK: President Blue Ivy Carter?Music power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce have imagined their daughter as a transformative US leader in a new video.Blue Ivy, who turns six on Jan. 7, is depicted as leading an all-female constitutional convention in 2050 in a video released Friday for her father’s song “Family Feud.”The video — shot by “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, one of the most prominent African-American women in Hollywood — tells a story with echoes of “Game of Thrones” and Shakespearean tragedy as it depicts a futuristic conflict.The plot cuts back to 2050 as “America’s founding mothers” — a cheeky take on the “founding fathers” who established the US political system — passionately debate whether to preserve the Constitution’s Second Amendment, which protects the right to bear arms.The women needed to revise the Constitution at a time “when some thought that making America great meant making us afraid of each other,” a descendant is heard saying — in an unmistakable critique of President Donald Trump and his campaign slogan.The convention ends with a forceful appeal from the meeting’s leader: “America is a family, and the whole family should be free.”The descendant mentions wisdom she learned from her father — and her identity becomes clear as the story shifts to the year 2018 and the real-life Blue Ivy is seen with Jay-Z in church.Jay-Z then opens his song, appearing as if he is giving confession as Beyonce — sporting a cap resembling the miter worn by Catholic cardinals — dances about.“Family Feud” does not explicitly depict Blue Ivy as president, but the video quickly sparked chatter online.
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