Update – The song was co-written by JAY-Z.
On Friday night (June 19), Beyoncé dropped a surprise track titled ‘‘BLACK PARADE.’’
The 38-year-old songstress released the track on Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. She also explained that her latest offering will support black-owned small businesses.
“Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power. ‘BLACK PARADE’ celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses,” she wrote.
Beyoncé’s surprise track came a few days after she penned a letter to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, who was fatally shot inside her home three months ago. Since then, “Breonna’s Law” has been passed, which bans no-knock search warrants.