Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella on Saturday was historic. Not only was she the first woman of color to headline the festival, she may have inadvertently started a grassroots movement for a Beyoncé University.
After Beyoncé Knowles’ star-studded, heart-stopping set at Coachella Saturday, fans couldn’t help but notice the inspiration she drew from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the evening’s performance. Using the hashtags #HBeyCU and #Beychella, people were gushing online about the possibility of enrolling in Bey’s fictitious school.
Beyoncé’s unforgettable performance included a handful of outfits touting her own school and BΔK sorority that would undoubtedly drown in applications all year round.
The performance was in large part a celebration of HBCUs, including a marching band and step show. Even the Beyoncé merch table featured school-themed items for purchase. What’s more, the entire set was filled with messages of female empowerment and black excellence.
The #HBCU experience is unparalleled. It’s not without headaches but the culture, education & life outweigh the weaknesses. Y’all please give back to OUR HBCUs. We have to preserve them. That #Beychella performance is our normal. The future needs that. Invest & protect! #HBeyCU pic.twitter.com/lqtQhio4Dx
— B. Bell (@MediaBritt) April 15, 2018
Beyoncé’s colors are black and yellow because of the bee motif and because she’s QUEEN BEY. ALSO black and gold are the colors for the Alphas —the first black fraternity—because she’s the first black woman to headline Coachella.
LEVELS. I”M SHOOKETH. GOOD-NIGHT. #Beychella pic.twitter.com/fIMtUUu9hh
— Dani Kwateng-Clark (@danikwateng) April 15, 2018
And of course Bey would be dean/queen of the HBeyCU.
Make sure you apply in time for the 2018-2019 school year.
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