“Be Who You Are For Your Pride”
The LGBTQ community has been celebrating Pride month since 1969. This year, it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the history of the gay rights movement. In honor of Pride Month, we are featuring some of our favorite posts about queer culture. Check out previous entries here.
Video From TikTok Star ‘Queenz’ Receives Multiple Surgical Procedures In April 2020″Be Who You Are For Your Pride Is A Song Sung By A Black Woman Named QueenzealoctheVoice For The LGBTQ+ Community In Relation To Pride Month.”
The original video was posted to the social media app TikTok in June 2021. The clip features a young black woman singing about being proud of her identity while she receives medical attention. The video went viral and became one of the most viewed videos on TikTok in 2020.
The singer, known as “Queenz,” uploaded another version of the same music video in August 2020, where it had gone under several surgical procedures, including a nose job, lip fillers, and eyelid surgery. She also added a few extra lines to the lyrics of the song.
In addition to the surgeries, the video also includes a duet with another TikTok star. The artist goes by the name “Duets,” and he sings along with Queenz, adding his own voice over to the original tune. His vocals are heard during the chorus of the song.
– New TikTok Star Yves Thé Stallion Takes Over For QueenzieloctheVoice As She Goes Missing In A Video Posted By Another Creator”
On June 10th, 2020, TikTok queenzzielocthe voice posted a video (since deleted) of herself singing to another woman, “Be who you are for thy Pride! Don’t hide!” Although the TikTok’s since been deleted, it had already been reposted to YouTube by the channel yves the stallion on June 19th, 2020, where it received roughly 738,200 views and 78k likes over the course of a year.
In the original video, the singer sings about how she doesn’t want people to judge her based on her body type, saying, “I don’t wanna look like this / I know I got curves / But I ain’t gonna hide my shape / Cause being proud of what God gave me / Ain’t no crime.” She continues, “I’m just trying to live life free / And if I die tomorrow / I won’t regret it / Because I lived life true / And I did everything I could do / To make sure I never let nobody down.”
On June 23rd, 2021 TikToker queenzzie posted another video of her performing her “Pride Anthem.” This time around she sang the song live, earning nearly 900,000 views and over 200,000 likes in just one week.
The song became popular among TikTok users because of its catchy tune and empowering lyrics. As of now, the song has been viewed over 2 billion times and has garnered over 8 million likes.
For those unfamiliar with the song, here is a sample of what it sounds like:
As fans began sharing the clip online, TikTokers started using the song in their videos. Some even went as far as changing the background music to match the beat of the song.
Here are some examples of TikTok users posting videos featuring the song:
Be who you are For your Pride Don’t Hide
I am very proud to announce my new single “Queen Zizi”. I wrote it about me being black and gay. It’s about how we’re supposed to love ourselves no matter what people say. I want to show everyone that we shouldn’t hide our true selves just because someone else says something negative about us. We should embrace who we are. This song is dedicated to all the LGBTQ+ kids out there who feel like nobody loves them.