Beyonce fans think she’s not just a multi-talented superstar but a… psychic too? The Bey-lievers among us are convinced the 38-year-old singer actually predicted Blackout Tuesday.
What is their evidence, you ask? Well, Bey posted several black squares on her Instagram back in January with no caption and no explanation. They immediately racked up almost a million likes (it is Beyonce after all) and were split up only by a video captioned ‘2019 Bey-Cap1!!’ featuring key moments of her life from the past year.
Fans couldn’t help but notice the similarity between Beyonce’s snaps and the black squares millions of people around the world posted on June 2 in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And now some are wondering if Beyonce somehow knew the black squares would become symbolic of the fight against racism.
Commenting under her posts from January, one fan wrote: ‘Beyonce was doing blackout Tuesday before anybody.’ Another speculated: ‘Interesting… it’s almost like she knew blackout Tuesday was going to happen??’ Yet another Queen B fan remarked: ‘Wait a min, this was posted in January??? Beyonce has so much clairvoyance.’ Weirder things have happened, we guess.
The Destiny’s Child alum has been vocal in her support of Black Lives Matter, which gained fresh traction last month after the horrific death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black father, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes during his brutal arrest in Minneapolis on May 25.
The Single Ladies singer said in the wake of Floyd’s death: ‘We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. ‘We cannot normalise this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of colour. If you’re white, black, brown, or anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now. ‘No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of colour as less than human.
We can no longer look away. George is all of our family in humanity. He’s family because he’s a fellow American.’ A week later, the mother-of-three told the Class of 2020 to celebrate ‘blackness’ in a powerful commencement speech.
The Grammy winner said: ‘To all those who feel different if you’re a part of a group that’s called other, a group that does not get the chance to be centre stage, build your own stage and make them see you. ‘Your queerness is beautiful, your blackness is beautiful.’