The mother-of-one and wife to famous entertainment mogul Jay Z has won an award from the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) for her Essence article ‘Eat, Play, Love’, the group said on Wednesday in a press release.
Bey’s article talks about her ‘decision to take nine months away from her career to travel and find herself’. ‘In Capri I ate pizza and drank red wine every Sunday. I discovered I love artichokes and that a salad and fresh fish are not only healthy choices but incredibly delicious’, the 30-year-old narrates.
The award to Beyonce has however been received with mixed reactions. ‘These types of awards overlook the real journalists who write about insightful and sometimes dangerous topics’, Amber Rose of Mused Magazine wrote in reaction to the award.
However special correspondent for ABC News, Katie Couric tweeted, ‘From 1 journalist 2 another: congratulations to @Beyonce!’
The NYABJ awards is to hold on May 15. It is unsure if Beyonce will attend.