13 'Lemonade' Cameos That Prove The Beyonce Visual Album Is Totally Filled With Familiar Faces
Beyonce's Lemonade dropped on Saturday night, and there's still so much to dissect from both the songs and the HBO TV special. The album's honest and emotional music was accompanied by stunning and provocative visuals that won't soon be forgotten, and there were also some blink-or-you-might-miss-them cameos in Beyonce's Lemonade videos, including her husband Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy, and champion tennis player Serena Williams. I have to admit, I missed some of them during the first time around, but Lemonade — both the film and the album — was pretty much made for multiple watches and listens.
Can you believe that last week at this time, no one had any idea what Lemonade was? HBO aired a trailer for the Beyonce special with a sampling of the visuals and spoken word from the videos, but the rest was shrouded in mystery. On Saturday night, though, finally all was revealed, and oh, was it worth the wait. Lemonade was an intensely personal visual album with songs, spoken word, videos, and even home movies illustrating the ups and downs of a marriage. It's a poetic immersive experience that has the BeyHive and beyond all about Lemonade until further notice.
Among the Terrence Malick-like visuals of Lemonade, here are the 13 cameos you should definitely look for during your next re-watch (and the one after that).
1. Jay Z
The first half of Lemonade is filled with lyrics that had the Beyhive wondering if Jay Z cheated and if they're still together. By the end of the special, fans got their answer when Jay appeared nuzzling and kissing Bey, so everything seems to be OK again.
2. Serena Williams
The champion tennis player and fashion designer made an appearance during Lemonade, twerking right next to Beyonce.
The singer/actor made a cameo as a member of Bey's fierce crew. If you think Taylor Swift had the ultimate squad goals, then you need to see Beyonce's own group of friends.
4/5. The Mothers Of Michael Brown & Trayvon Martin
Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Martin held portraits of their sons, symbols by police brutality, during a poignant and emotional moment accompanied by the song "Forward."
6. America's Next Top Model's Winnie Harlow
The ANTM contestant was also included in the "Forward" images, holding a photo of her grandfather.
7. Blue Ivy
Bey and Jay's adorable daughter made some cameos in the home movies Beyonce shared as some of visuals for her songs.
8. Quvenzhané Wallis
The Beasts of the Southern Wild star also made an appearance in Lemonade, looking so grown up.
9. Amandla Stenberg
The Hunger Games actor appeared in Bey's crew in Lemonade and even thanked Bey in the tweet above.
Twin sister music duo Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz also got into Lemonade as part of the porch crew and in other shots as well.
12/13. Chloe x Halle
Beyonce signed these singing teen siblings to a $1 million record deal and they also showed up in Lemonade.
Forget squad goals, Lemonade is album and music video goals right here.