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Beyoncé’s Fans Are Losing Their Shit Over A Single Netflix Tweet, And For Good Reason

It's probably a Beychella concert film, but some fans think there's more to it.

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Yesterday, Netflix’s US account tweeted a single image. It simply said “Homecoming”, along with a date, April 17. And on cue, Beyoncé fans absolutely lost it.

It didn’t take long for the Beyhive to connect the dots: Last week, Us Weekly reported that Beyoncé was working with the streaming giant for a concert film from her magnificent set at last year’s Coachella.

Given that ‘Homecoming’ is the name of Bey’s scholarship program for students at HBCUs (Historically Black US Colleges and Universities), the fans instantly knew what the tweet meant. We don’t have too much information to go off just yet, though Us reported there would be back-stage and more never-seen footage. That’s all the Beyhive needed to lose their shit.

The timing is pretty perfect, too: next weekend marks the first round of Coachella ’19, so dropping the documentary would essentially steal the thunder and turn the weekend into Beychella 2.0. Add to the fact that her sister Solange has unfortunately pulled out from the festival last-minute due to “major production delays”, and we’ve got a Knowles-sized gap to fill.

Fans have a few theories that it might not just be a documentary, though, with some suggesting Homecoming could be the name of an impending album. We haven’t heard new solo music from Beyoncé since 2016’s Lemonade, though last year she and Jay-Z released album Everything Is Love, under the joint name The Carters.

Then again, who knows. Perhaps the Beyhive is buzzing over nothing: as one fan points out, the shade of yellow is a little lighter than the colours of the Beychella outfits, or her recent announce of an Adidas line.

In case you need a reminder, Beyoncé’s Coachella set was historic. She was the festival’s first black woman to headline, and the career-spanning set, which featured 60+ people on stage as a marching band and dancers, decked out in fictional Beyoncé university wear, was a schooling and celebration of blackness. Jay-z, Solange and Destiny’s Child all made appearances.

What she has planned next, time will tell. In the meantime, watch a highlight edit of Beychella below.