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No, Beyoncé Didn't Change Her Nails In The Middle Of Her Coachella Performance But Yes, She's Still A Queen

Sorry guys, but we've cracked the case.

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But after her performance, people noticed a tiny detail that had everybody shook – Beyoncé not only changed costumes, she also changed her goddamn nail colour mid-performance!

Beyoncé changing her nail polish during her Coachella set is the level of extra we all need to achieve.

If the fact that Beyoncé managed to change nail polish between costume changes at Coachella doesn’t explain how epic she is I dunno..


But at the point when I thought she was meant to have silver nails, they were still black. This is the final outfit she wore, and according to the tweets she changed to silver nails way earlier.

Coachella / Via

Had she changed the colour twice? Had it been a trick of the light? Was I actually just losing my damn mind over Beyoncé's NAILS?

So I searched Getty Images for shots of the performance to figure out where the nail change happened, but that didn't offer any help as the only professional pictures were taken in the very beginning.

Larry Busacca / Getty Images

I assumed the photographers had only been allowed to take pictures of the first few songs, but I know for a damn fact that there were professional pictures all over the internet, including on Beyoncé's Instagram, so where had they come from!?

That's when I realised that every other professional photo I'd seen of the performance came from Beyoncé's website. And then the realisations started to come quick and fast. It was a 10 second rollercoaster of ~realising things~.


Although the pictures on the website look like they come from the performance, they actually come from what looks like a dress rehearsal.

As you can see in this picture, there's no crowd.

And the pictures that Beyoncé uploaded to Instagram also seem to come from this rehearsal. Some of them were even posted before the performance started.

As a true Bey stan, I obviously have Instagram notifications turned on, and this is one of three shots that were uploaded just before her Coachella set began.

In the rehearsals, her nails were glittery and silver. Look at them in this shot with Jay Z.