This Halloween, Beyoncé and Jay-Z dressed up as iconic track and field Olympians Florence "Flo-Jo" Griffith-Joyner and Tommie Smith. *BTW I'm writing this from the afterlife cuz I'm ded*
Both athletes made world history. The late Flo-Jo still holds the title of fastest woman in the world after having set new world records in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint at the 1988 Olympics.
She also did it while repping black girls hard with unapologetically FUBU looks, long acrylic nails included.
Meanwhile, Tommie Smith changed the course of sports when he and USA teammate John Carlos raised black-gloved fists in protest of racism and global injustice while medaling at the 1968 Olympics.
The political demonstration led to their being expelled from that year's games and widely-ostracized by the US sporting industry for years to come.
I would say I'm impressed with the many levels of detail but we're talking about THE CARTERS here.
Of course this touching tribute to black excellence had so many people in their feelings...
...Including Flo-Jo's daughter Mary Joyner, who posted a heartfelt note to The Carters on her Instagram: "Unreal, Beyoncé. Thank you for giving my mom the recognition, paying the homage, and keeping my mother's memory alive [and] to Jay-Z for bringing homage to Tommie Smith. [The] track & field world needs more acknowledgment. My mother is resting in paradise smiling."
Folks especially loved how the high profile couple used the holiday and their massive reach to introduce these black sports legends to a whole new generation.
Mind you, it was only two days ago that Beyoncé paid homage to fellow songstress Toni Braxton, another legendary black woman who deserves ALL of the praise. "Thank you for the countless bops," Beyonce's wrote. "Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured."
"Beyonce has introduced a new generation to two Black Legendary women in history," wrote Twitter user @MrDane1982. "Black Girls Rock!"
Okay so only 364 more days until next Halloween!!! *Marks calendar and patiently waits to hand over my wig*