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.
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.
— Johnatan (@indigochromia) April 7, 2019
Beyoncé: Tweet it the week before with no caption or context
Netflix: but how will they know
Beyoncé: They’ll know.
— BEYONCÉ HUB (@theyoncehub) April 7, 2019
If this Netflix #Homecoming doesn’t turn out to be Beyoncé, I swear to god!!!!
I CANT TAKE IT!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/OWjiDtPmah
— SALUD (@Seb_Cremer) April 7, 2019
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.
What if HOMECOMING is also the name of the album and it’s a bunch of Southern ratchet goodness that, blasted during Homecoming season, will end the HBCUvsPWI war once and for all?! pic.twitter.com/KdZVKWmMVF
— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) April 7, 2019
— ✷𝕿𝕽𝕬𝕻𝕮𝕽𝖄✷ (@trapcry) April 7, 2019
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.
But #HOMECOMING possibly ain't what we think of it. If this is Beyoncé, she should have used the same shade of color which she probably patented to herself.
Note: Adidas shade of yellow is more similar to Beychella weekend 1 costumes. pic.twitter.com/WoGGCIS4RE
— 4D Beyoncé HΘMΣCΘMING (@debitford) April 7, 2019
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.