Beyonce, who was headlining this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, made history once again this weekend, having fans renaming the iconic music festival as "Beychella".
From the beginning of her set Beyonce took fans through the the rich history of Blackness and Black culture. Queen Bey paid homage to Nina Simone, Fela Kuti and Ancient Egyptians and Nefertiti, saluted some of Reggae’s classic hits, sang the Black National anthem, and created her own sorority and fraternity, complete with marching band, drumline and choir.
Beyonce's s stellar performance included Formation and Sorry from her most recent hit album Lemonade.
She rendered her personal history as well. First she performed Déjà Vu with him her husband, Jay-Z, on. Then, a true surprise: a reunion with her former Destiny’s Child groupmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
After that came a playful dance routine with her sister, Solange, on Get Me Bodied. (Sadly, there was no “Ring Off” with her mother, nor a rendition of Daddy Lessons with her father.)
And the the her performance with Cardi B was out of this world.
Check out Twitter losing its mind over Bey's performance
The greatest living entertainer. Your fave's fave. pic.twitter.com/Nj2RUq1hai— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) April 15, 2018
I think I speak on behalf of women when I say that Beyonce's performance has boosted my self-esteem, motivation and affirmation to a 110%. Phenomenal woman whose made history and paved way for so many women to become who they want to be whilst embracing themselves. #beychella— Safe Space Co. (@safe_spaceco) April 16, 2018
My QUEEN for life . Always . And forever . You continuously make me feel so proud to be a Black woman & artist . Last night was EXCEPTIONAL . We must protect you at all costs ! 🙌🏾🙏🏿 #BEYCHELLA pic.twitter.com/KNsKuDB7gX— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 15, 2018
I don’t know her name, but let’s take a moment to appreciate this black queen pic.twitter.com/7Nco4JjhGJ— 𝕸𝖔𝖛𝖊 𝕸𝖔𝖏𝖎𝖙𝖔 🅴 (@6lXINCH) April 15, 2018