By shedding her “Queen Bea” persona, we see one of the most powerful women, of any ethnicity, within the public sphere bravely share her vulnerable side—a partial display of feminine weakness that is in direct opposition for everything she is traditionally associated with—feminist power and sex. Why would such an influential figure dismantle the very image that contributed to an unworldly height of fame? Precisely because she has been transformed into an image. Knowles’ cult following has endowed her with a responsibility—as a symbol of female empowerment within a black body, she bears a heavy weight upon her shoulders. “When a community becomes too complex to be justly represented by an individual symbol, they must find a new form of representation to signify the meaning of their collective existence,” Lukacs observes (83). What would it mean that this all-powerful being, worshipped as a goddess and the ideal of perfection, was the symbol of black women in America? This level of fame comes with a great amount of responsibility.