Some may know her as an accomplished novelist and international symbol of feminism, while others may know her as the powerful voice on ***Flawless***. Either way Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an inspiration to a lot of us, including Beyoncé.
In a recent interview with Dutch magazine de Volkskrant, Adichie shared the deets behind working with the pop culture icon. While she happily gave Beyoncé permission to use a portion of her infamous Ted Talk We Should All Be Feminists, being featured on Bey’s self-titled album didn’t exactly make Adichie jump for joy in the end. In fact, after the fact, she resented a lot of the exposure.
We totally get it! Having your art recognized on an international level is no small feat, but when you feel that your years of hard work are only being celebrated because of your connection to a major celebrity, it can be a bit of a disappointment. However, Adichie still adores Queen Bey just like the rest of us, and was proud to have worked on the project.
And although she’s a fan of the songstress, she admitted to not being able to identify with Bey’s brand of feminism — and we think that’s totally OK!
There’s certainly more than one way to be a feminist, and Adichie just showed everyone that you can have differencing views and still share respect and admiration for one another.
So, sorry folks! There’s no controversy here. Just a couple of talented women giving each other freedom to think for themselves. <3