Last year, I wrote about Beyoncé performing at Coachella, and how it had so many people talking (and staying up very late until she finally appeared on stage) for so many reasons.
Because she was the first African American woman to ever headline at Coachella.
Because seeing Beyoncé, her band, and dancers all perform to the absolute best of their ability and do it late at night for over two hours was how Steven Soderbergh felt watching Mad Max: Fury Road, how nearly every scene made the impossible look easy, and how he couldn’t have possibly directed that film himself.
Because it was one of the Blackest concerts one could attend, and it was a show that most of the audience at Coachella couldn’t and didn’t fully appreciate.
Because it was Beyoncé reminding the Beyhive, the Beygency, and everyone else that she’s one of the best entertainers in the game today and that she won’t let anyone else outwork her when it comes to making sure that people stay entertained.
When Netflix tweeted this yesterday morning…
…many people were confused. (Not the Beyhive, who could put Sherlock Holmes to shame.)
This morning, when most of us were focused on coffee and contemplation, both Netflix and Beyoncé gave us an answer.
To say that the Beyhive and Black Twitter were ecstatic about this, about getting a two-hours-and-seventeen-minutes long documentary from Beyoncé about the development of her Coachella performance, a trailer with words from the late and legendary Maya Angelou over scenes from the film, and one of those scenes being Blue Ivy showing off her moves while training with Beyoncé’s dancers, would be an understatement, as evidenced by just some of these tweets.
Beyoncé at #Beychella. 👑— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) April 8, 2019
• First black woman ever to headline Coachella
• Most viewed Coachella performance of all time
• Most watched live-streamed performance of all time
• Received broad and overwhelming critical acclaim#BeyonceHomecoming premiers Apr. 17 on @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/Fk674Ox82N
Blue Ivy is letting the girls know they got about a good 10 years left before she arrives. pic.twitter.com/qj8EcR0wRO— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) April 8, 2019
Blue ivy stans are hereby known as the Ivy League and, we’re ready for the future supreme to rise https://t.co/KWlgEWHFGw— Nae (@DeepSpaceYonce) April 8, 2019
I don't think it has to be said that being able to work on this campaign has been the greatest joy of my life so far.— Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing) April 8, 2019
Beyoncé is truly THAT girl, and I am so proud that she is being so outspoken about her Blackness and Black culture. Beychella was FOR US! #BeyonceHomecoming https://t.co/b9jqnTxCzI
wow. how blessed are we to witness and experience beyonce? a black woman who shares her god-given gifts and entire being to uplifting black culture, and with unwavering excellence mind you. how powerful and amazing.— niki (@missjournalism) April 8, 2019
… ready to weep again watching #beyoncehomecoming pic.twitter.com/E88bAjgRnM
It says a lot about Beyoncé, her work ethic, and her talent that I’m just as interested and excited about seeing Homecoming as I am about seeing Avengers: Endgame. Because whether you like her or not, whether you like her work or not, no one can ever say that she doesn’t go full measure when doing the work and putting on a show. And those who would say that are just straight-up lying.
Homecoming premieres on Netflix on April 17, 2019.
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