Beyonce has served up some “lemonade” and the whole world is loving it.
Beyonce released her new visual album, Lemonade, and has the internet eating out of her hands. Saturday’s hour-long HBO special was also followed by the release of her sixth album (also called Lemonade) on Tidal.
The release of Lemonade was something of a phenomenon with a positive explosion on Twitter from the BeyHive, which couldn’t stop talking about lemons and Queen B herself.
Beyonce’s Lemonade brings 12 new tracks, many of which are collaborations with other popular artists from many genres; a small sampling includes Ezra Koenig from The Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and Diplo.
The HBO special also includes footage of black celebrity women with all types of fame under their belt: from tennis superstar Serena Williams, to Disney star Zendaya, Beyonce certainly aimed for diversity.
From its very first announcement, Beyonce’s Lemonade has been a subject of extreme speculation, and now that it’s been released, the Twitter talk only continues. Here’s a list of the greatest Twitter reactions to Lemonade.
Let’s start with the emotions she inflicted. Lemonade was one rollercoaster of an album, and Beyonce led her fans masterfully through it.
— Jessica P Sirmans (@mamababble) April 25, 2016
Through the laughter, tears, and anger, the BeyHive had one constant emotion and that was love for Beyonce. Twitter was left worshiping the Queen after the release of Lemonade.
Watching #LEMONADE again
*pours honey as offering*
— FJ (@FeministaJones) April 24, 2016
Even celebrities were singing their praises of Beyonce, and tweeting out the lemons for Lemonade.
No Beyoncé is the coolest person ever.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 24, 2016
Hunger Games‘ Amandla Strenberg, also tweeted and who actually made a cameo on the HBO special.
— Amandla (@amandlastenberg) April 24, 2016
Anna Kendrick voiced everyone’s opinion with her Beyonce appreciation tweet
I feel changed. How was that THAT good?? HOW??? #LEMONADE
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) April 24, 2016
Everyone was loving the visuals, and the gifs are making their rounds on the internet right now.
Just a bit of the stunning visual work of #LEMONADE by Beyoncé. amazing. pic.twitter.com/Qp0CjZ2JHv
— DUB DIABLO (@VatoDiablo) April 25, 2016
Some Beyonce fans even spoke out about how her visual tribute to the black woman needs to be made universal.
— Sarah-Jane Crawford (@DJSarahJane) April 24, 2016
Meanwhile, the rest of the Beyhive was enjoying the products from lemonade to lemon tarts.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 24, 2016
— lp (@theladypaige) April 25, 2016
But all was not sunshine and daisies in the Beyhive. Beyonce’s provocative lyrics in Lemonade suggested a growing rift between her and Jay-Z.
Rumors that Jay-Z has been cheating on Beyonce with designer Rachel Roy started making rounds.
According to MSN, On Lemonade, Beyoncé says (in part), “Her heaven will be a love without betrayal. Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks” and repeatedly brings up how “He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Hours after Lemonade dropped Rachel Roy posted an Instagram pic captioned, “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
Speculation hit the Twitter roof that Rachel Roy (who is the ex-girlfriend of Jay-Z’s partner Damon Dash) is indeed the “Becky” that Beyonce refers to in her album, and several digs were made in Jay’s expense.
Jay-Z watching #LEMONADE pic.twitter.com/sUkbt2ZVez
— old soul✨ (@_keekthasneak) April 24, 2016
The BeyHive was on a war path, and they made that very clear.
— Queen Mel (@BLVCKMATTERS) April 24, 2016
But all the drama aside, Lemonade was a spiritual experience for any Beyonce fan, and it really brought out the fierce in Sasha Fierce
She was NOT playing any games.
— Adwoa Asante (@Add_Whoa_Uh) April 25, 2016
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