It’s not every day you get a present from Beyonce, so when Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox received a very special Christmas gift from the star, she couldn’t contain her excitement. The actress decided to share the gift with all of her fans via her Instagram account.
Posting a photo collage, Laverne showed off her “Partition” inspired sweatshirt that reads, “cake by the pound.” The lyrics comes from the Beyonce song off of her self-titled album that swept the nation. Cox captioned her gift from the singer with glee.
“So when I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor. I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses. Love the #CakeByThePound sweatshirt. Thanks Bey for the gift. I have had an awesome year and this is certainly a highlight.”
She continued, “Happy holidays Mrs. Carter to you and your beautiful family. Thanks for all the amazing music and endless inspiration you’ve given to me and so many over the past 16 years. Since No No No I have been saying YASSS YASSS YASSS! #QueenBey foever.”
For those who aren’t aware, Cox has been a vocal fan of Beyonce’s. Back in June the actress and LGBTQ activist said that she listens to Beyonce to unwind from the day.
“A lot of times, karaoke is like the best thing ever for me. I have some karaoke buddies where we just go get a private room and sing for a few hours. We’re dancing and singing, and it’s so therapeutic and cathartic. It gets all these demons out. Sometimes, I’ve been finding I just need to dance around my apartment and I’ll listen to Beyoncé. Beyoncé is my go-to.”
Additionally, Cox spoke with the New York Daily News about the production value of Beyonce and Jay Z’s work. Of the trailer the pair released to promote their On The Run tour, Cox sounded like she was impressed.
“Has there ever been a trailer for a movie that’s never been made, that’s really a promo for a concert tour? It’s like high production, with all these cameos. They don’t have to do that, right?”
“But there’s a desire to far exceed what they’ve done before, to give the public what they haven’t seen before. These people are insane with the ways they keep upping the game and changing the game.”