beyonce by Isabella Weiner April 10, 2019
On April 17, Netflix announced its upcoming documentary “Homecoming,” with little to no explanation.
Still, the Beyhive was quick to discern that the doc had Beyoncé written all over it.
Using the same Greek lettering and colors she wore during her Coachella set, the eagle-eyed Beyhive immediately freaked out.
Another clue, “Homecoming” could also refer to the Homecoming Scholars Award Program Bey launched last year through her BeyGood Initiative.
Her website explained that four HBCUs, Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune Cookman would receive the scholarship.
She further explained that her legendary concert set was “an homage to excellence in education…a celebration of the weekend homecoming experience, the highest display of college pride.”
A winner from each school would receive $25k for the 2018-19 school year.
Even the most casual Beyoncé fan knows, she is no stranger to surprise drops. She released the visual album Lemonade by surprise in 2016.
On Monday, Netflix confirmed that the focus of the doc would be Beyoncé’s historic Coachella set and performance. Of course, Mrs. Carter was the first Black woman to headline Coachella.
Additionally, the streaming giant explained that the concert film would be “an intimate look at Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella performance” that would feature “candid interviews detailing the powerful intent behind her vision.”
In the trailer is Blue Ivy participating in Beyoncé’s choreography, whipping her hair in a chair in front of her mom and other dancers.
And whose voice is that you hear in the opening trailer? It’s the late Dr. Maya Angelou, who proclaimed,
“I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and love and to laugh and I know when I’m doing what I’m sent here to do, I will be called home.”
Beyoncé, a living symbol of Black excellence, is coming home.
wow. how blessed are we to witness and experience beyonce? a black woman who shares her god-given gifts and entire being to uplifting black culture, and with unwavering excellence mind you. how powerful and amazing.
… ready to weep again watching #beyoncehomecoming pic.twitter.com/E88bAjgRnM
— niki. (@nikimcgloster) April 8, 2019
Of course, Yoncé fans are on the edge of their seats. Especially because Beyoncé will voice Nala in the highly anticipated live-action remake of The Lion King, hitting theatres in July.
Right now, Beyoncé is giving the Beyhive everything they want and more. Album next?