Queen Bey never stops working, even when she's laying low from the news cycle, and last night's premiere of Netflix's Homecoming film was proof of that.
The film was written, executive produced and directed by the genius artist herself and focused on the production of her history-making Coachella set last year, in which she brought a massive marching band and tons of dancers for a mammoth two-hour set celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), her heritage and frankly, her very solid 22-year career spanning hits like Formation, Love On Top, Partition, Drunk In Love, Run The World and more.
The Coachella footage is intercut with heaps of film footage of Beyoncé and her huge team working for eight months on the production and this is really where the film gets amazing. She shares how hard she had to work to get her body strong again after having twins Rumi and Sir, including that it was a "difficult pregnancy" leading to a last-minute C-section, as well as why she chose to produce the show the way she did, focusing on black dancers, HBCU college culture and musicians from all walks of life.
We also see a lot of footage of the babies for the first time, as well as footage of her marriage to Jay-Z, her on-stage collabs with Destiny's Child and Solange and the work behind the Coachella production and it really drives home how hard Bey works, her unmatched discipline and dedication to making sure her vision comes alive.
The film also dropped with the Homecoming live album, including a new song called Before I Let Go.
Naturally, the internet is in hysterics over our Queen once again showing us what it means to be one of the greatest performers of our generation.
Me: wow Beyoncé, you look incredible. How do I get a body like that?
— vic sanusi (@victoriasanusi) April 17, 2019
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) April 17, 2019
Today's #WCW is @Beyonce. While she needs no introduction, lemme give all praise to the woman who continuously and unapologetically inspires me to push limits, boundaries, and redefines what it is to be a conscientious entertainer and global citizen. More on Queen Bey below pic.twitter.com/52aL7iPmlM
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 18, 2019
Beyoncé & Solange. Talk about sister goals pic.twitter.com/N0WSX86DDK
— (@DaScorpioQueen) April 17, 2019
Truly, the very least the Grammys can do is give Beyonce album of the year for the Homecoming live album after they blew it with Lemonade.
— KB (@KaraRBrown) April 18, 2019
God I love @Beyonce
— Naya Rivera (@NayaRivera) April 18, 2019
Beyoncé: No bread, carbs, meat, dairy...
Me eating pepperoni pizza: pic.twitter.com/aRDt1VCm0C
— Jel (@lifeofjel_) April 17, 2019
MRS BEYONCé GISELLE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER-WRITER-PRODUCER-KNOWLES DID pic.twitter.com/lx9fC6Cx9g
— Colin Anderson (@BallinWithColin) April 18, 2019
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, 2019 (Directed by Beyoncé-Knowles Carter) pic.twitter.com/ctX1HP0ikw
— aurélio (@albusquerquee) April 17, 2019
so beyoncé just inspired me to be the best that i can be for the rest of my life
— Parker (@ParkerKitHill) April 17, 2019
PSA: Everything I accomplish from here on out with be credited to Beyoncé’s Homecoming. That is all.
— you can’t beat my ass, though (@danayasworld) April 17, 2019
***hears loud, shitty neighbors being loud again***
***realizes they're watching Beyonce documentary***
***sees them in a whole new light***
***becomes able to relate to them***
***likes them a little bit bit more***
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) April 17, 2019
Beyoncé: “I’ve always dreamed of going to an HBCU”
Me: *realizing I’ve done the one thing BEYONCé has always wanted to do pic.twitter.com/UWc5DodSkm
— cersei elefanté (@peterdonovanIV) April 18, 2019
The way Beyoncé has been able to maintain what seems like healthy mental health is the true wow in this documentary. The work ethic is impressive and in the long history of Black women entertainers, expected. The mental health, the juggling, the control over image? Incredible.
—  (@natalieisonline) April 17, 2019
If I had a literal ounce of Beyoncé’s discipline pic.twitter.com/6nHqVhFKTQ
— coochiecalifragilistic (@callmeaysiab) April 17, 2019