Beyoncé Knowles, the hip-hop mogul and superstar, decided to break the Internet when she made her pregnancy announcement and released pregnancy pictures.
On February 1st, Beyoncé made a post on Instagram saying that she was currently pregnant with twins, which had the entire Internet buzzing.
“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,” wrote Beyonce for the picture’s caption.
While Beyoncé did specify how many children she will be having, she did leave out the genders of the children, the due date, and how far along she is in her pregnancy. Many people had mixed reactions to her announcement.
“I mean, hearing Beyonce is pregnant was cool. She is pregnant, really who cares, I mean, she is the Queen Bey but who cares. Beyonce sneezes and the whole world has to say bless you,” said Brian Oguike, a senior at Boys’ Latin.
Oguike later went on to say, “That was kinda tough [the picture that she released];, she was slaying, she definitely killed it.”
Other, more supportive views on the pregnancy were shared as well.
“I felt general happiness just for her, I suppose. I was also glad to hear this news before Carson Rehfield because he always knows these things before I do,” said Mrs. Ricci, the Upper School librarian. Ricci later said, “They were very beautiful [the pictures she posted on Instagram], but she is really pregnant, like very far along. I am wondering how she kept it from everyone for so long.”
According to a writer from Chron.com, “In less than eight hours, Queen Bey’s lingerie portrait of her draped in a veil and clutching her bulging belly notched over 6.33 million likes and 334,000 comments in less than eight hours. Selena Gomez was the previous record holder with 6.3 million likes and 250,000 comments with her Coca-Cola sipping portrait. Within 20 hours, Beyoncé’s likes blew up to over 8.12 million likes.”
On February 8th, exactly one week from the day of the posted Beyonce’s picture, it now has 10,068,244 likes along with 482,140 comments.