Beyonce released a behind the scenes video from her performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards explaining why it was so important to her to perform that particular song.
“My grandparents marched with Dr. King. My father was a part of the first generation of Black men that attended an all-White school. My father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences. I feel like now I can sing for his pain. I can sing for my grandparents’ pain. I can sing for some of the families that have lost their sons.”
via: rhymes with snitch