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The Beyhive Celebrates Black Herstory Month

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February is such a special month, definitely not because couples get to flaunt their love on Valentine’s Day, but because it’s Black History Month. This year, we not only began to celebrate the accomplishments and legacies of the many black people who made several sacrifices to pave the way for others, but we were able to celebrate another very VERY important event. On Feb. 1, Queen Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter announced that she was pregnant with twins via Instagram (cue the BeyHive).

The photo was posted on Instagram at approximately 1:36 p.m., and the Queen looked incredibly majestic as she sat veiled with her bare baby bump. She wrote, “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”

There have been several rumors over the years that Queen B was pregnant again, so her confirmation made the BeyHive very happy. Many people have been extremely vocal about their excitement for the Carter Family. Her Instagram announcement has broken the record for the most “likes” on Instagram, beating Selena Gomez’s 6.3 million, and the memes have been rolling through ever since.

The twins will be welcomed by their big sister, Blue Ivy Carter, who is now five-years-old. This is not the first time that Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement has sent the world into a frenzy. She announced her first pregnancy during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards after performing “Love On Top.” At the end of the song, she proudly unbuttoned her blazer and began to rub her pregnant belly. The audience cheered as if Beyoncé and Jay-Z were their family members, and her announcement almost broke Twitter when the pregnancy sparked 8,868 tweets per second.

But the question on everyone’s mind: WHAT ABOUT COACHELLA? In January, it was announced that Beyoncé would headline the Coachella Music and Arts Festival which will take place in April. This will be only the second time that a female has headlined Coachella since the music festival began. As of right now, it seems that Bey will still perform at Coachella even though there are two tiny humans inside of her. I’m not sure if that means less popping and locking in her high heels and tight spandex, or if that means that the audience will have a slower paced performance.

Even though many people are connected to this pregnancy announcement on a personal level, there are still some important things to think about:

  1. Beyoncé’s album, Lemonade, sparked cheating rumors when it dropped this past spring. This album made many couples break-up with their significant other, and yet Bey was off getting pregnant by hers. Hm…
  2. There are more black people inside of Beyoncé’s uterus than in Donald Trump’s cabinet. Let that sink in.
  3. If these twins are girls, they can form Destiny’s Child 2.0 with Blue Ivy, and maybe we can get a more updated version of “Bug A Boo” that does not include making anyone want to “throw (their) pager out the window.”
  4. Will Jay-Z and Beyoncé stick with a color scheme for the baby names? Maybe Blue Ivy will approve of the names Red, Yellow, Green or Magenta.
  5. If she was pregnant with one child, that means her name can remain Beyoncé, but if she’s pregnant with two does her name change to Beytwicé?
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