Beyoncé had everyone up at 3AM getting our entire life and now we’re trying to figure out how to go back to sleep after this woke ass performance.
Beyoncé had the audacity to turn the whitest function of the year into an HBCU Homecoming. We don’t call her Queen for no reason.
— Blake (@SaddyBey) April 15, 2018
— Cocoa Butter (@cocoabutterbf) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé bought the culture of the HBCU to Coachella, from the Black frat probate, to opening Coachella with the Negro National Anthem “Lift Every Voice”, playing excerpts from Malcolm X’s “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?” speech, and the stepping and marching band?!
And the music?!
Beyonce and her Beyta Delta Kappa band dancers milly rocking to mixes of the reggae classic “You Don’t Love Me” by Dawn Peen, Nina Simone’s “Strange Fruit”, Pastor Troy, OT Genasis’ “Everybody Mad” and Juvenile’s “Back That Azz Up”.
Arnell girl I can’t even sleep .. I don’t even know who I am anymore like pic.twitter.com/EM3tDyFEcS
— FierclyRVE (@BabygirlRaenice) April 15, 2018
Fans also pointed out Beyoncé’s use of Spike Lee’s “School Daze” references, New Orleans bounce music, Houston chopped n’ screwed, D.C. go-go music, and reggae. This performance was the Blackest thing to ever hit television!
How are we supposed to go to sleep and act like #BeyChella didn’t happen?
— BET (@BET) April 15, 2018
— Gossip Served Cold (@teaservedcold) April 15, 2018
And if that wasn’t enough to make us go bat sh*t crazy, Beyonce also reunited Destiny’s Child onstage and brought out husband Jay-Z and sister Solange Knowles-Ferguson for a dance duet.
If you missed her epic Coachella performance, which streamed live on YouTube, you’re in luck.
We’ve got the deets and the performance below:
— Reginald Cunningham (@kidnoble) April 15, 2018
— Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé paid homage to Fela Kuti during her coachella perfomance.
— AFRICAN HISTORY (@africanarchives) April 15, 2018
— Shéa (@Beybroadz) April 15, 2018
HBCU football halftime shows bout to be arrangements of the first 10 minutes for the next 3 years #Beychella
— Jonathan 🇭🇹🇨🇦 (@Hiro_theKid) April 15, 2018
— Gossip Served Cold (@teaservedcold) April 15, 2018
That was a SET.
The HBCU theme
Black Greek life
THAT BAND & the majorettes
Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing
DC3 & Solange
— Danielle Hooks (@DJEllieElle91) April 15, 2018
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO A PASTOR TROY REFERENCE AT COACHELLA!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The people in that crowd have NO IDEA what they’re watching! Maaannnnn I’m sooooooo proud to have all of my degrees from HBCU’s.
What did we ever do to deserve this Beyoncé??!! #Beychella
— Dr. Wes Bellamy (@DrWesBellamy) April 15, 2018
#Beychella Beyoncé gave us some School Daze/HBCU/Grambling State Marching Band At Giants Stadium/Jamaica Bashment Party/Fela Kuti/Body Positive/Black Power/Lift Every Voice and Sing/Black Female Empowerment/Black is Beautiful/Black Girl Magic realness!!! THIS WAS FIRE!
— Dr. Tamisha Marie (@TamishaMarie1) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé just performed a version of “Crazy In Love” with an HBCU band that blended in “Back That Azz Up” then switched to a Go-Go version then blended “Down 4 My Niggaz”. Can’t get no Blacker than that. ✊🏾✊🏾 #BeyChella
— Wally Sparks (@djwallysparks) April 15, 2018
If it’s a few things Beyoncé taught us tonight at Coachella it’s: (1) don’t EVER underestimate her, (2) suck my balls, (3) women are powerful & respect them, (4) the black culture is amazing, and (5) apply to a HBCU Monday morning 😌 #beychella #beyonce #coachella
— Skyler Reyes (@SkylerShane17) April 15, 2018
We got …
– HBCU culture (marching band & Divine 9)
– Caribbean culture
– Dirty Southern bounce
– Houston chopped and screwed music
– NOLA bounce
– DC go-go music
– School Daze references
— Mel Smith (@iamMelsmith) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé’s records today:
• First black woman to headline #Coachella
• Destiny’s Child: first girlgroup to perform at #BeyChella
• Bey set the highest live streaming record ever
• Most tweeted about & praised Coachella performance
• Longest Coachella dancing sequence onstage pic.twitter.com/N1Daktm4sD
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) April 15, 2018
To all the “why you gotta make it all about race” people. @Beyonce‘s crest is *literally* symbols of Black power & liberation.
A nubian queen
A black panther
A Black Power fist
A black bee
And on top, a winged sun w/ the eye of Horus in the middle.
— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) April 15, 2018
Let me remind you that a 36-year-old mother of three just outperformed ANY performer of any age race and gender EVER. sis performed 2 hours straight, had multiple dance breaks, a 20 year old reunion, and still had FLAWLESS VOCALS. Beyoncé won. Talent WON. #beychella pic.twitter.com/ai8oeKPb03
— Tiana (@LOHGRANTHONY) April 15, 2018
No makeup on the WHITE towel????? What setting spray pls?!!!!
— Knight 🌹 (@knightsglow) April 15, 2018
YouTube don’t want no smoke with the hive https://t.co/UCuv1J5ll4
— Sheetmask Peach (@blackgirlgonekb) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé gave us a pep rally and a dance recital and a second line and a revival and a homecoming and a block party and an opera and a movie and a play.
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) April 15, 2018
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey___Legion) April 15, 2018
— Beyoncé News (@TheYonceNews) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé is about to cause the internet to shut down.
Kim Kardashian is gonna be butthole naked on IG tomorrow, y’all know how this goes.
— OJ Enabosi (@MrOhSoWreQless) April 15, 2018
So. We just supposed to go to sleep now? #Beychella
— Christina Coleman (@ChrissyCole) April 15, 2018
— Akaninyene 🇳🇬 (@AkanButNoJeezyy) April 15, 2018
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 15, 2018
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