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Beyonce Was Toni Braxton For Halloween, Continuing Her Tradition Of Celebrating Black Women Music Icons

"Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends."

ATTENTION: Beyoncé dressed up as fellow music icon Toni Braxton for Halloween and now I'm wondering how I even got through life without this moment TBQH.

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To recreate Toni's legendary look circa 1993, Bey teamed up with makeup artist Rokael Lizama, photographer Blair Caldwell, and her longtime hairstylist Kim Kimble and stylist Zerina Akers.


"Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends. Thank you for the countless bops. Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always," read Bey's caption. "Have a Happy Halloween my Kings and Queens."

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ICYWW here are just a ~few~ of Toni's receipts: eight studio albums (including a TON of platinum and gold certifications worldwide); six compilation albums; 30 singles (again, a TON of platinum and gold certifications), 22 music videos, three Broadway appearances (she was the first and only Black performer to play Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast), seven Grammys, seven American Music awards, five Billboard Music awards, and four Soul Train Music awards. I meannnn, she's contributed so much to music and has been nominated for so many awards that she's got separate Wikipedia pages for both.

The inspiration came from the cover of Toni's self-titled debut album, which features 12 TIMELESS bops, like (I dare you not to sing these jams aloud as you read them) "Another Sad Love Song", "Breathe Again", and "You Mean the World to Me".


From the feathered pixie that launched a million black girl haircuts in the early 90's to that soft grown-and-sexy beat, Bey and her team NAILED absolutely everything about this concept. They even threw in an extra nod to another 90's legend (remember that Martin episode with Notorious B.I.G. when Gina calls Pam "Phoni Braxton"???)

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Shout out to Twitter user @ShayLanise for the tip!!!

And what did the legend herself have to say about Bey's costume? "Phoni Braxton!? NEVER!!! How do you look better than me on MY album cover? I LOVE IT, Such a superstar!"

Phoni Braxton!? NEVER!!! How do you look better than me on MY album cover? I LOVE IT, Such a superstar! Thanks for the love sis! Happy Halloween 🎃 Who run the world...GIRLS! GIRLS! 💃🏽💃🏼 @Beyonce

BTW, this isn't the first time Bey's paid homage to black music legends who've paved the way for her and all of her contemporaries.

Last year aka 364 days ago she recreated five of Lil Kim's definitive looks and called the prominent rapper the "original Queen B" and ummm...I'M STILL NOT OVER IT!!!!!!!!!

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There's also Halloween 2016, when she, her daughter Blue Ivy, and her mom Ms. Tina transformed into Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, and Deidra Roper of Salt-N-Pepa, one of the first ever all-women rap groups.

Let's not forget about her 2014 costume that celebrated Janet Jackson circa 1989's Rhythm Nation!

So what's the best part about all of this? Legends supporting legends? Black women supporting black women? HOW 'BOUT ALL OF THE ABOVEEEE!!!!!

Beyoncé was Lil Kim last year & Toni Braxton this year. We love a LEGEND that shines light on the legacy of other legendary black women.

OK now go stream some Toni Braxton bops ("Long As I Live" is my ishhh) and get reacquainted with a REAL vocalist!

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