Beyoncé Played a Fan's Video on the Formation Tour, Makes Her Life

"I don't need a LinkedIn, Beyoncé knows who I am."


If you didn't know who Evelyn from the Internets is, now you do. The YouTuber recently discovered that Beyoncé played an appreciative video she'd made about Lemonade during a recent Formation Tour show, and reacted pretty much like anyone would do in that situation: with all caps, excited typos, and calls for her inhaler. "Beyoncé Played My #Lemonade Video On Tour & You Can #StayMad" is her new slogan. (Who can blame her?) 



Beyoncé's shout-out was especially exciting because Lemonade has particular importance for Evelyn, who told us, "We live in a society where Black folks have to be accessible. Palatable. Especially in entertainment. Is it a movie or a Black movie? Is it music or Black music?Lemonade resonated with me not so much in the overarching storyline (because I've never reached the Forgiveness stage, that's for sure), but in the visuals. It's Black, y'all. Fast forward, reverse, front to back, any way you slice it. And the world will watch. And recite the lyrics verbatim on cue. And pay to see it." 

Not only is it thrilling for Evelyn to be connected with Bey in some way, but her video's inclusion in the Formation Tour has helped the YouTuber feel good about her own work: "My internet cousins have been calling it a #BeyBlessing! Her cosign is further confirmation that I'm on the right path. That might sound dramatic, but YouTube is only fun for me because I've been uncompromising about my content. This experience just reaffirmed that I don't need to change my personality to have impact."

Evelyn hasn't seen Beyoncé perform yet, but having been #BeyBlessed isn't a bad consolation prize.

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