Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter.
How did we ever get so lucky as to live in the same time as such a performer?
When the Grammys announced Queen Bey would be performing with a couple’a bubs in her oven, thousands wondered just how that was possible, given growing twins tends to slow down a normal human.
But Bey is not normal. She might not even be human. She emerged as the forgotten ancient Egyptian goddess Beysis and bent the laws of time and space like it was NBD.
It’s the performance that shook the internet.
Isaac Newton: I present my universal law of gravitation theory
Beyoncé: I think not sweetie pic.twitter.com/B9hmtlnXhE
— Beyoncé Facts (@beyceipts) February 13, 2017
— Drake (@ItsDrakeWolf) February 13, 2017
facts vs alternative facts pic.twitter.com/uCM9QOITQZ
— Hippobottomus (@brownlashon) February 13, 2017
The year is 2050. Beyoncé and Solange are the supreme rulers of earth. Each year we offer our edges as sustenance for the goddesses. pic.twitter.com/dID7WsdwMe
— Michael Blackmon ?? (@blackmon) February 13, 2017
i wish i could trust anything as much as Beyoncé trusted she wouldn’t fall from that chair pic.twitter.com/Ck5SSZz7XO
— what (@chanelpuke) February 13, 2017
Beyonce literally so perfect she looks like the butterfly Snapchat filter
— Dip (@diplo) February 13, 2017
— The Rep Zone (@tonybettonjr) February 13, 2017
On the 12th day of Black History Month Beyonce gave to me. pic.twitter.com/xmUzKM70jO
— Dance Apocalyptic (@SoualiganAmazon) February 13, 2017
When her whole family know ur lying and they’re waiting to catch you out there pic.twitter.com/eJmfIrFx2q
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) February 13, 2017
Beyoncé literally had a seat at the table during her performance… pic.twitter.com/etQdrAhkcy
— Feminist Butch Queen (@pettyblackboy) February 13, 2017
— yung yummy (@garynosnail) February 13, 2017
— The Root (@TheRoot) February 13, 2017
how I feel after Beyoncé slayed my life pic.twitter.com/LTzhOmjjU3
— Daniella Perkins???? (@PerkinsDaniella) February 13, 2017
Celebs – who’re just like us except in all the ways that matter – were equally blown away by the Queen.
I am crying. My bey. I cannot breathe
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 13, 2017
I am nothing. I am trash. pic.twitter.com/YkXG3SflrA
— Jemima Kirke (@jemimakirke) February 13, 2017
What is happening with @Beyonce at the Grammys?!? Where I am it’s Monday afternoon ??
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) February 13, 2017
Beyonce is magic. A magical queen. Yessssss B! ?????????????????
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 13, 2017
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) February 13, 2017
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) February 13, 2017
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 13, 2017
Immediately afterwards, Beyoncé won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for ‘Lemonade‘. No biggie. Just another day at the Bey Show.
Read her speech in full below.
“Thank you so much. Hi, baby. Thank you to the Grammy voters for this incredible honor and thank you to everyone who worked so hard to beautifully capture the profundity of deep southern culture. I thank god for my family, my wonderful husband, my beautiful daughter, my fans for bringing me so much happiness and support. We all experience pain and loss and often we become inaudible. My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that will give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history, to confront issues that make us uncomfortable. It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves. And have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race, and I feel it’s vital that we learn from the past and recognise our tendencies to repeat our mistakes. Thank you, again, for honouring “Lemonade.” Have a beautiful evening. Thank you for tonight. This is incredible.”