To Pimp a Butterfly is Kendrick’s internal struggle playing out on full display.
Institutionalized: Why Lemonade is Beyonce’s To Pimp a Butterfly
Matthew Reyes
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When I talk about these albums, I use Kendrick and Beyonce to mean Kendrick’s character and Beyonce’s character, respectively. On both projects the line between biography and fiction are blurred. I’m not saying that we should completely ignore the biographical elements in analyzing Lemonade or To Pimp a Butterfly because we’d be missing something if we ignored biography all together. But it would be wrong to assume there isn’t, or couldn’t be, creative license here.

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