Beyoncé’s big announcement gave an incredible start to Black History Month.
Beyonce and Jay Z announced that they will be having twins in a very Mother Earth-themed Instagram post. And, because she is the unofficial queen of America, the internet went insane with her post reaching over a two million likes in under half an hour.
“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. The Carters, ” she posted.
This announcement also deliberately shows Beyoncé’s pregnant stomach, which is a pointed statement. If you’re not a card-carrying member of the Beyhive and/or internet conspiracy theorist that specializes in calling celebrities Illuminati headfakes, the fact of Beyoncé showing her pregnant stomach might seem like a trivial one, given that, you know, this is a pregnancy announcement. But the important context here is that Beyoncé’s first pregnancy was met with a ton of undue suspicion. Though she announced that pregnancy by exposing her swollen stomach at the end of her 2011 VMA performance, skeptics kept doubting the truth well past Blue Ivy’s birth, the most persistent rumor being that she had hired a surrogate.
Beyoncé is nominated for nine 2017 Grammy Awards and is expected to attend the ceremony on February 12. She is also scheduled to headline the Coachella music festival in April.