Beyoncé has a way of staying silent and out of the spotlight for months and then hitting us in the face with a cultural milestone (see: Lemonade). Well, she’s at it again, this time with the random drop of a trailer for the upcoming Netflix documentary about her 2018 Coachella performance, Homecoming.
And you thought this was going to be a totally normal, chill Monday.
— Netflix US (@netflix) April 8, 2019
The first look included a glimpse of the blood, sweat and tears that went into making Bey’s 2018 Coachella performance—you know, the one that highlighted and celebrated historically Black colleges—coupled with the inspiring words of the late great Maya Angelou. The audio playing during the trailer is actually from one of Angelou’s final appearances before her death and is from a 2014 interview with none other than Canada’s George Stroumboulopoulos.
As is completely understandable, fans (including Queer Eye‘s Fab Five) are completely overwhelmed by the one-minute-33-second video and reeling at the thought of a full-length feature film on the planet’s idol.
SHE’S HERE pic.twitter.com/njSJTzwbsv
— tara (@solohrrystyles) April 8, 2019
ok ladies, we are IN FORMATION🐝🐝🐝 pic.twitter.com/bkykEu0kFr
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) April 8, 2019
WE READY! WE READY! WE READY pic.twitter.com/LXRYS5xD5d
— Cletus (@FrostyFlakesG8) April 8, 2019
IT REALLY IS A DOCUMENTARY pic.twitter.com/srOWhqVpjO
— shen. (@narryyonce) April 8, 2019
— KîŁŁÂå🥽 (@DaKiddNassy) April 8, 2019
Brace yourselves. The queen is coming. So who’s watching with me? pic.twitter.com/rQvRlBAjiX
— des🌻 (@dessobanks) April 8, 2019
There’s so much going on in that Beyoncé trailer, it’s almost impossible to take it all in, so let us help. She’s performing, she’s working out, she’s singing, she’s conducting a marching band—but one thing the internet has really latched on to (apart from being totally overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of this woman) is how it appears that the artistry is genetic. In one scene, Blue Ivy is seen leading a group of dancers, including her mom, in choreography.
She’s young, but with that kind of DNA, we can only imagine what she’s capable of.
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) April 8, 2019
I just want to point everyone’s attention to the 31 second mark where Blue Ivy is instructing her mom and the dancers on what to do for the show. I imagine her being like: “For the last time it’s like this. Now, 5, 6, 7, 8…” pic.twitter.com/N9qaCNRJfc
— alley: persona (@alleywilson_) April 8, 2019
Blue Ivy invented hair AND choreography. Wow.
— rodeo juju (@juliacraven) April 8, 2019
I’m so happy 2 legends are generous to raise another legend for our kids to have. Blue Ivy Carter is cominggggggg! 😢 https://t.co/GKQbJo3EaM
— jazz. (@__JustJazz) April 8, 2019
Blue ivy stans are hereby known as the Ivy League and, we’re ready for the future supreme to rise https://t.co/KWlgEWHFGw
— Nae (@DeepSpaceYonce) April 8, 2019
So, to recap, here’s a comprehensive and ever-expanding list of things we’re not prepared for: a second trailer for Homecoming, a second viewing of the first trailer for Homecoming, the reign of Blue Ivy.
The documentary will drop worldwide on Netflix April 17.