When Beyoncé dropped the trailer for her Lemonade HBO special we all had a lot of feelings.
1.Somewhere between shock and excitement was the realization that the signs had been right in front of us this entire time! These Instagram photos for example.
2.But those are only the beginning of this twisted scavenger hunt. There was this editorial photo of her wearing cornrows (just like in the trailer) inside a lemon-shaped abstract painting!
3.This bathing suit with yellow right next to her heart.
4.That time she had this yellow headband on! Right next to her damn brain! Duh!
5.And remember when she posted these random yellow flowers?! Not so random after all.
6.Neither was this dress! Taunting us with a smile smh.
7.And I know you thought this was all about #FreeLove, but peep what shape all the dancers are in on the field! A LEMON!
8.There are also the endless clues she dropped in past music videos. Look at her citrus design flotation device from last year's "Feeling Myself" video!
9.Her lemon-yellow bathing suit from the "Pretty Hurts" video in 2013!
10.Blue even tried to give us a hint 43 entire weeks ago and we just thought she wanted ice cream smh.
11.All last year she kept flashing these "I bet you can't guess why I keep wearing yellow" faces and she was right. We were oblivious!
12."Wake up!" IN YELLOW! UGH!
13."Who Run The World? (Girls)" should've been called "I'll be running the world by the time I drop Lemonade five years from now and you don't even know it."
14.The jacket from the "Party" video she filmed in 2011!
15.And this entire scene from the "Countdown" video.
16.Even this 2010 video with Lady Gaga was part of her diabolical Lemonade plan.
17.She 👏🏾 has👏🏾 known 👏🏾 about 👏🏾 this 👏🏾 forever 👏🏾 fam! The parking garage scene in "Me, Myself, and I" was only the warm-up! She knew she'd be back.
18.AND YES YOU BETTER BELIEVE I'M TAKING THIS ALL THE WAY BACK TO DC3! I WON'T BE STOPPED!
19.Kelly and Michelle have been in on it obvi, because they can keep a secret.
20.And boy did they keep this secret for a long time. Look at them here in all yellow in the year of our Lord 2001!
21.A very, very long time. Look at Michelle struggling to not grab the mic and yell "15 years from now your edges will be snatched! Enjoy them while you can!"
22.Jay Z has also been a ploy to distract us from her real secret for the past 15 years. It's part of what has kept them bonded for so long! She couldn't risk him spoiling the surprise!
23.He wasn't even allowed to tell Kanye because Bey saw this Kim K. thing coming.
24.It was even under Mathew's nose this entire time. I know he's somewhere kicking himself for not seeing it earlier too.
25.Johnny Knoxville messed up and let her know he was on to her back in 2003. He was never seen at an award show ever again.
26.What you thought was a cute shirt was really Bey letting you know Lemonade would cement her spot as a billionaire. Why else would she be dressed down on a red carpet?! For shits and giggles? Nah!
27.She even posted a bag-size hot sauce bottle in formation next to a YELLOW cup of noodles years before the song came out! *throws hands in the air*
28.I'm sure the fact that none of us caught on by 2012 blew her away.
29.I mean why else would Beyoncé Knowles-Carter ever be in something as common a taxi?! We're so stupid!!
30.This machine was selling lemon drops and we didn't even know it.
31.She even had a yellow power suit! We were so blind!
32.Also, #neverforget that time she rocked a lemon-shaped top-knot for like a solid month. She was prob showing them an early cut of Lemonade footage in this particular post.
33.Last but not least, here's a photo of her AS A CHILD the moment she and Solange decided that Lemonade would be her destiny. And I know you notice how the heart is over the YELLOW part of her shirt. I rest my case! *drops mic*
Here's hoping one day we mere mortals catch up to the wonder that is Beyoncé.