"Saying I love Beyoncé’s album 'Lemonade' is a huge understatement. I believe it is one of the greatest pieces of art of our time," she opens. To provide context, she says that over the summer while she was shooting her movie, the cast and crew were both obsessed with Beyoncé AND Hillary Clinton: "It was such a powerful time."
She then explains her powerful interpretation of the song:
I love how in the lyrics of “Formation” Beyoncé is telling us to get in formation. And also I like to think she is telling us ladies to get information.
Schumer then tries to defend what that video was all about, with no mention of the song's importance to the black community.
It was NEVER a parody. It was just us women celebrating each other. The video Beyoncé made was so moving and I wouldn’t ever make fun of that. There is absolutely no way to. I make fun of myself a few times in the video as I do in everything I am a part of. I loved every second of working with those women to make this thing that lifted us up.
She makes a point to mention that she had both Beyoncé and Jay Z's approval, seeing as "They released it on Tidal exclusively for the first 24 hours."
Read the whole piece here, and the video below if you want to.