Watch 'White Man' Stephen Colbert Explain Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

Watch 'White Man' Stephen Colbert Explain Beyonce's 'Lemonade'


Watch 'White Man' Stephen Colbert Explain Beyonce's 'Lemonade' news

After waiting 48 hours following the bombshell arrival of Beyoncé‘s Lemonade Saturday night, the late-night shows were eager to discuss the singer’s new LP on their Monday night programs, especially Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert. “This album is about so much more than Beyoncé’s marriage: It makes powerful statements about women being disrespected, especially black women, and I know you’ve been waiting for a white man to explain it to you. The waiting is over,” Colbert said.

The host then unveiled the segment “Stephen Colbert White-Mansplains: Lemonade.” “Now, if you are white, there may be some stuff in Lemonade that you are not familiar with,” the host said. “For example, Beyoncé refers to the woman Jay Z slept with as ‘Becky with the good hair.’ Now, you might think Becky is the actual name of the woman, but it turns out that is just a slang term for a kind of valley-girl type.”

Colbert then breaks down the Rachel Roy/Rachael Ray confusion, Beyoncé’s baseball bat named “Hot Sauce” and the Lemonade monster truck scene.

“I have to say, I totally get Beyoncé, I’ve doled out this epic, vindictive revenge myself,” Colbert said before telling a story about a girl who “curb-stomped” his heart 25 years ago; in a cruel act of vengeance, he canceled her Blockbuster card without her knowing.

Jimmy Kimmel Live also helpfully explained Lemonade to his viewers, but instead of Caucasian-ing the video album’s message, Kimmel instead relied on emojis to get the plot across.