What Is #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat?
- Frances Acquaah
The #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat hashtag has taken over Twitter, Live Magazine Editor, Frances explains what the trend is all about
The past week has seen my timeline polluted with a new hashtag. It’s called #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat and I’m not mad at it at all! Now, you’ve probably seen a few of these meme videos – unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, but I felt the need to explain the trend, after reading this piece in The Metro.
The hashtag involves a short clip from one of Queen Bey’s music videos, overlaid with music and it could be anything from gospel to trap. The result (if edited correctly) is a perfectly synced video meme of Bey brukking out. The point proven is that she is always on beat.
According to knowyourmeme: “On May 23rd, 2015, Twitter user MascotMY_Tweets (Kendall Gaines) began tweeting a series of found Vine and Instagram videos which he tagged with the hashtag #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat.” He created part two (and several more) of the series after it seems he was inspired by a Vine posted by Nelly The King, earlier this year. As with the nature of the internet, it has spiralled beyond control with several different versions.
It’s also a great time online for the Beyhive, I search the hashtag regularly to check if any new videos have been added and end up screaming YAS YAS YASSS repeatedly during every clip.
Here are a few of my personal favourites….
— #KKB (@MascotMY_Tweets) May 24, 2015
Nothing beats an original and the syncing is too on point! This is the tweet that kicked off the hashtag.
— beanyoncé (@ovobeanie) May 25, 2015
It’s as if she was really dancing Sean Kingston’s Beat It and not Single Ladies
— Petty Riley (@LowKei_) May 25, 2015
They couldn’t leave out 7/11
— Saun (@Sauniell) May 25, 2015
Context is everything and it was the delivery of this that made it funny, imagine someone doing this at a cookout (barbecue)!?
— YAWNcé (@BGKC) May 27, 2015
After this footage of Bey at a basketball game emerged, for reasons beyond comprehension she got a lot of criticism – which is why I felt guilty for laughing.
— #KKB (@MascotMY_Tweets) May 25, 2015
Pree how she’s patting her weave! YASSS!
— X-Kayya♒️ (@Callmegunz__) May 26, 2015
How you gonna put Kirk Franklin over Run The World? There is only one place for the creator of this one…