The internet is still reeling from the unexpected release of Beyonce‘s self-titled fifth album last night (December 12). What started as a ripple of mild confusion swiftly turned into a tidal wave of excitement as fans realized that the news was legit and jumped on Twitter to express their disbelief that the most-anticipated LP in recent memory was finally here.
So what happened? Well, it goes without saying that The Hive was left sobbing and edgeless as Beyonce exceeded everyone’s expectations. The visual album received universal praise — not only from fans but also from celebrities and former Destiny’s Child members. Perhaps the biggest surprise was Katy Perry, who outed herself as a Bey stan and repped hard for the queen. See the best reactions after the jump.
Can we just have a moment of silence for all the careers Beyoncé ended
— ɴɑтʜάƖıɑ (@VoiceTooSmooth) December 13, 2013
The Beyhive went from “Hahaha! Y’all have no single.” to a full album, video anthology and we STILL got a world tour! #BOWDOWN
— #BuyBEYONCEOniTunes (@BeyoncesHubby) December 13, 2013
Beyoncé quietly worked while we tweeted about her not working. There are so many lessons here.
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) December 13, 2013
— THE ALBUM IS HERE! (@ErYeezy) December 13, 2013
Sending Beyonce all my medical bills. I almost died tonight!
— Beyoncé † Lady Gaga (@Beyonce_Miami) December 13, 2013
Beyoncé sold more copies of her unknown album in 5 hours than britney Jean did in 7 days
— Kuntye West (@KuntyeWest) December 13, 2013
YOUR FAVE WILL NEVER GET THE KIND OF DICK MY FAVE GETS! JAY’S DICK GAME ON 10,000! STROKE GAME 10 SKRONG! YOUR FAVE’S MAN COULD NEVER!
— Yoncé (@BaddieKuntdis) December 13, 2013
BEYONCÉ DON SNATCHED MY FCKIN EDGES. I STEPPED INTO WORK THIS MORNING EMBARRASED WITH LIL SLEEP AND SHIT LIKE BITCH GIVE WARNING NEXT TIME!
— FAKE VEGAN (@idream_reality1) December 13, 2013
my ablum rn pic.twitter.com/r5Q3Rcznrf
— bayonse (@quenbayonse) December 13, 2013
Beyoncé literally upstaged Santa Claus.
— Frank Lowe (@GayAtHomeDad) December 13, 2013
Don’t talk to me today unless it’s about @Beyonce THANX
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) December 13, 2013
Bitch this Pretty Hurts video is Oscar worthy
— T (@TroyDontCurr) December 13, 2013
If you don’t like Beyoncé you’re just a hater.
— Beyoncé Land (@BeyonceLand) December 13, 2013
— LeToya Luckett (@LeToyaLuckett) December 13, 2013
‘Beyoncé’ is not just an album, it’s an EVENT.
— A (@TheKillerBey) December 13, 2013
— Zendaya Coleman (@Zendaya) December 13, 2013
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) December 13, 2013
Tomorrow I have to quit my job. I’m applying to just wash @Beyonce‘s clothes. She can just spit on me as she walks by for nourishment!
— Chachi (@Chachi) December 13, 2013
Bey just Kendrick Lamar’d every other female pop album that dropped this year.
— Morgan Cohn (@morgancohn) December 13, 2013
— Kyra ♥ (@ILOVEQUEENB) December 13, 2013
“Girl fuck your cupcakes” is my new mantra. pic.twitter.com/IiLSXBmm0Q
— Mike Wass (@mikewassmusic) December 13, 2013
Who had the best reaction? Let us know in the comments below.
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