Surprise! Obi and I are having a baby! : ) This is the reason I’ve been MIA for the last few months- my first trimester was a bit rough (nausea, fatigue). But I am well into my 2nd trimester and feeling great! Obi and I shot this with my photographer friend Shawn Walker 2 weeks ago in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The weather reports were so up and down that we didn’t know whether it would downpour or be sunny. Glad it ended up being a beautiful day! The shoot was fun and I had a great time announcing our surprise on IG on Saturday. Thank you for all the comments, DMs and well wishes! Truly warmed my heart! Obi and I are so excited about this next chapter of our lives : ) Thanks for coming along on our journey.
I heard this morning that Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour was met with thunderstorms last night at her Raleigh, North Carolina stop. The weather got so bad that the show was suspended but started up again at 11:20pm. In true Bey fashion, she kept the show going, telling the screaming crowd: “This rain ain’t stop this show!”
Hearing this reminded me of when Diana Ross performed for a crowd of 450,000 on Central Park’s Great Lawn on July 21, 1983. I’ll never forget watching that show a couple years ago and being completely blown away by Diana’s tenacity and showmanship. When the weather started to get really bad, she told the crowd “It took me a lifetime to get here. I’m not going anywhere!” Gotta love it. I still get chills watching that performance.
Like Diana, Beyoncé is the consummate professional. Her energy tells you she was born to do this. She owns the stage as soon as she arrives. I’ve been to 4 Beyoncé concerts since 2009: I Am…World Tour, Revel Presents Beyoncé Live, Mrs. Carter World Tour and On The Run. Each tour is a reminder that she is the best living performer. She puts 200% each and every time. Now that’s what I call a Slay!