This woman is performing dramatic readings of Beyoncé lyrics

Nina Millin reportedly came up with the idea after butchering Beyoncé's songs at a karaoke performance.

 

Mike Fenn

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Published Jun 13, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 3:31 am CDT

What would Beyoncé‘s songs sound like without the music, dancing, and Auto-Tune?

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They would sound pretty great, actually. Assuming they are being performed by Nina Millin.

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Millin is the creator of “Beyoncelogues,” a series of YouTube videos in which she performs Queen Bey’s music as dramatic, spoken-word monologues. According to Esquire, she came up with the idea after butchering Beyoncé’s songs at a karaoke performance.

Millin’s delivery of the word “irreplaceable” has just as much power, if not more, than when Beyoncé soulfully drags it out to her signature, five-second-long pronunciation. 

“I think I misunderstood how beloved Beyoncé is,” she told Esquire. “I think we’re really on to something here.”

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While Millin only has three Beyoncelogues posted, she definitely aims to do more. Maybe she will branch out and include other musicians in her repertoire (who wouldn’t want to see a dramatic reading of, for example, Gangnam Style?).

Millin joins a long list of people with theatrical backgrounds who have turned popular music into memorable spoken-word art. She follows in the footsteps of such legends as this guy, whom you might have heard of.

H/T Jezebel | Screengrab via Little Bobo/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 13, 2014, 1:52 pm CDT