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Beyoncé's "Lemonade" Is A Freakin' Masterpiece

SO. MUCH. HAPPENED.

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On Saturday night, Beyoncé finally debuted her short film/visual album Lemonade on HBO, and it was phenomenal. Then her album suddenly dropped on Tidal.

HBO
HBO

Before the HBO event, people ~thirsty~ for some lemonade began tweeting in preparation for what was to come.

Prepared for Queen Bey at 9pm.

Everyone was THRILLED, even though no one really had any idea of what to expect.

FIVE MINUTES YALL. GET YOUR SNACKS, TAKE A BATHROOM BREAK, HUG YOUR FAMILY BEYONCÉ ABOUT TO RUIN US ALL #LEMONADE

The film turned out to be a visual album, and a lot of the lyrics referenced trials and tribulations many have faced in a relationship.

Beyonce just made me hate my boyfriend and love him endlessly in the span of one hour. WTF.

This led people to believe that Beyoncé and Jay Z were having trouble in paradise.

What if "always stay gracious best revenge is your paper" was a low key divorce line and Bey been taking her side dude to Red Lobster?

OK but like when is the last time anybody has seen Jay Z alive

Perhaps this was Jay's 100th problem?

Congrats Jay-Z on your hundredth problem! Knew you could do it.

Others began speculating over whether the entire visual was directed at both Beyoncé's husband and her father, Mathew Knowles.

This is Jay and Matthew combined! #LEMONADE Beyonce

"When I was putting Beyonce in pop star boot camp and robbing her of her childhood, I didn't think THIS would happen." -Matthew Knowles.

Bey ain't putting no respek on Mathew's name out here in these streets. #LEMONADE

The short film also featured stars Zendaya and Amandla Stenberg.

HBO

Beyoncé even got Quvenzhané Wallis and Serena Williams in the film, too.

HBO

And the internet erupted into a collective "yaaass" when Williams appeared on the screen.

HBO

One particularly powerful moment was when the mothers of teenagers Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin appeared on screen, holding photos of their deceased children.

HBO
HBO

Many praised Bey for highlighting Black Lives Matter.

#Shoutout Beyonce for the recognition of Black Lives Matter, and the victims of police violence again tho.

BEYONCÉ IS EMPHASISING ON THE FACT THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK CULTURE MATTERS. BLACK MUSIC MATTERS. BLACK PEOPLE MATTER!!

YASSSSS FOR THE BLACK LIVES TRIBUTE SIS @Beyonce !!!!

Towards the end of the whole thing, everyone was emotionally spent.

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Queen Bey covered a myriad of topics in the nearly hour-long special.

Beyonce did relationships, black womanhood, black daughterhood, black lives matter, black legacy... Like...

And moments before the whole thing ended, her latest album, titled Lemonade, debuted on Tidal.

THE ALBUM IS OUT AND I GET A FREE MONTH OF IT ON #TIDAL. #LEMONADE

Yep, it finally happened.

THIS IS NOT REAL LIFE. WE'RE LISTENING TO A NEW FUCKING BEYONCÉ ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In all, it was incredible.

Thank you for these blessings, Beyoncé!

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The world is officially in formation, queen. 🍋🐝👑

Beyoncé / Via youtube.com

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