Houston Citizens Seek To Build Beyonce Monument
International music superstar and Houston native Beyonce Knowles could be coming back to Houston – permanently.
There is a project in the works to construct something for Beyonce right here in Houston and, apparently, the city is behind it.
When it comes to Beyonce, everyone’s thoughts are a little different.
“Houstonian, strong woman, just awesome.”
“I think she’s got a great body and she’s a good dancer.”
“This little girl who used to go to my church.”
“She is the number 1 entertainer from Houston. She’s in the prime of her career, producer, actress; Houston is proud and she comes back to Houston often.”
If these guys get their way, the singing, dancing, “bootylicious” diva could be right back here in Houston for good.
“Our biggest thing is a lot of people get honored when they die, so our goal is to why not honor people why they’re still here? We felt as though it’s her time to be honored,” Marcus Mitchell said.
Marcus Mitchell and Washington D.C. native Steve White have plans to build a monument for Beyonce right here in the Bayou City.
“We wanted to construct, like, a massive hall so as the doors open, if you donated to the monument, you’ll have a separate nameplate,” Marcus said. “There will be clips of Beyonce with Destiny’s Child and wardrobe like a mini museum.”
Their company, Armdeonce Ventures, is looking for private donors. They’re thinking somewhere in Harris County, Missouri City or even Downtown, and they say the city has their back.
“We’ve gotten support from the city of Houston, from the mayor,” Marcus said. “We’re waiting for a very nice letter from the mayor right now.”
It seems the idea also hit a high note with Houstonians.
“I think that would be great, well deserved for Houston. It would be awesome,” Burl Jones said.
“I think it would bring a lot of extra tourists here and with how we’re growing the city now, I think it would be something good,” Brittnee Jones said.
If all goes as planned, the unveiling will happen on Sept. 4, Beyonce’s birthday.
Part of the project’s proceeds will go to organizations like Music for America, Beyonce’s Survivor foundation and the Grammy Cares foundation.
As reported by FoxHouston