Young, Gifted & Black: Beyonce’s Drummer, Venzella Joy Williams
BY STARR NATHAN
Success doesn’t happen by accident. Venzella Joy Williams, better known to family and friends as Joy is a testament to that.
Venzella Joy Williams: “For years and years I dreamed of playing with Beyonce. I would even go as far as in my practice time to study her records so when the time came I would be prepared.
“I lost my mom in 2009, but while she was here she told me to live out my dream, which is music. She also encouraged me to pursue my education; I graduated from Canisius College in 2010 with Bachelors in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Music. I’m very grateful my mom was there to push me in both facets.
“Five years from now I see myself doing a lot more writing and a lot more production. Maybe even artist development.
“I would love love love to play with Daft Punk. I love electronic dance music. I would also like to play with Tamar Braxton, Brandy, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, and Earth Wind, & Fire. That would be incredible.