So what happened? Well, it goes without saying that The Hive was left sobbing and edgeless as Beyonce exceeded everyone’s expectations. The visual album received universal praise — not only from fans but also from celebrities and former Destiny’s Child members. Perhaps the biggest surprise was Katy Perry, who outed herself as a Bey stan and repped hard for the queen. See the best reactions after the jump.
Can we just have a moment of silence for all the careers Beyoncé ended
— ɴɑтʜάƖıɑ (@VoiceTooSmooth) December 13, 2013
The Beyhive went from “Hahaha! Y’all have no single.” to a full album, video anthology and we STILL got a world tour! #BOWDOWN
— #BuyBEYONCEOniTunes (@BeyoncesHubby) December 13, 2013
Beyoncé quietly worked while we tweeted about her not working. There are so many lessons here.
— Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) December 13, 2013
— THE ALBUM IS HERE! (@ErYeezy) December 13, 2013
Sending Beyonce all my medical bills. I almost died tonight!
— Beyoncé † Lady Gaga (@Beyonce_Miami) December 13, 2013
Beyoncé sold more copies of her unknown album in 5 hours than britney Jean did in 7 days
— Kuntye West (@KuntyeWest) December 13, 2013
YOUR FAVE WILL NEVER GET THE KIND OF DICK MY FAVE GETS! JAY’S DICK GAME ON 10,000! STROKE GAME 10 SKRONG! YOUR FAVE’S MAN COULD NEVER!
— Yoncé (@BaddieKuntdis) December 13, 2013
BEYONCÉ DON SNATCHED MY FCKIN EDGES. I STEPPED INTO WORK THIS MORNING EMBARRASED WITH LIL SLEEP AND SHIT LIKE BITCH GIVE WARNING NEXT TIME!
— FAKE VEGAN (@idream_reality1) December 13, 2013
my ablum rn pic.twitter.com/r5Q3Rcznrf
— bayonse (@quenbayonse) December 13, 2013
Beyoncé literally upstaged Santa Claus.
— Frank Lowe (@GayAtHomeDad) December 13, 2013
Don’t talk to me today unless it’s about @Beyonce THANX
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) December 13, 2013
Bitch this Pretty Hurts video is Oscar worthy
— T (@TroyDontCurr) December 13, 2013
If you don’t like Beyoncé you’re just a hater.
— Beyoncé Land (@BeyonceLand) December 13, 2013
— LeToya Luckett (@LeToyaLuckett) December 13, 2013
‘Beyoncé’ is not just an album, it’s an EVENT.
— A (@TheKillerBey) December 13, 2013
— Zendaya Coleman (@Zendaya) December 13, 2013
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) December 13, 2013
Tomorrow I have to quit my job. I’m applying to just wash @Beyonce‘s clothes. She can just spit on me as she walks by for nourishment!
— Chachi (@Chachi) December 13, 2013
Bey just Kendrick Lamar’d every other female pop album that dropped this year.
— Morgan Cohn (@morgancohn) December 13, 2013
— Kyra ♥ (@ILOVEQUEENB) December 13, 2013
“Girl fuck your cupcakes” is my new mantra. pic.twitter.com/IiLSXBmm0Q
— Mike Wass (@mikewassmusic) December 13, 2013
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