A photoshoot Beyonce and JAY-Z did for Tiffany is getting lots of scrutiny.
Some are angry that the shoot featured a previously unseen Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, arguing the late street art legend would have never agreed to hawk diamonds.
Then there is the issue of the diamond around Beyonce's neck.
The priceless Tiffany Diamond has only been worn by 3 women since its discovery in 1877. 💎— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) August 23, 2021
Today, Beyoncé becomes the 1st Black woman and 4th person to wear the legendary stone. @TiffanyAndCo pic.twitter.com/S8K6MHYrjA
The rare stone belongs to Tiffany and has a dodgy colonial history
Beyoncé flexing her blood diamond extracted from the Kimberley Mine in South Africa in 1877 using enslaved African labor. https://t.co/QrZdV6zwz1 pic.twitter.com/YAiPO5Kttm— SLANK (@DabSquad_Slank) August 23, 2021
Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles pushed back against that line of argument.
“How many of you socially conscious activist own diamonds? I thought so!” Lawson wrote in the comments of the Grio’s post. “Well guess what did you go to try to check to see where the diamond came from? Probably not! So when you guys get engaged you won’t have a diamond you gonna put on a sterling silver band And you better check out where it came from and the origin of where came from and why you add it check out the calls for the Leather that you weird because they made it came from another country to to ban and not buy diamonds right because your righteous!!”
What do you think?