On Friday, Beyoncé published a photo of her cradling her gorgeous twins, and the internet promptly lost its mind. And, of course, immediately began doing what it does best: coming up with memes and jokes about Beyoncé's twins photo. And how could you blame the digital subconscious that is the world wide web for getting a little overexcited? In an era in which people can be increasingly casual about significant life events, this snap is an oasis in the desert. Beyoncé has zero chill and she doesn't care who knows it.
Professional photographer? Check. Elaborate floral arrangement behind her giving her a halo of blooms? Check. Ocean view, because she's living her best life? Check. Full length veil? Check. Unbelievable silk underwear and flowing dress sleeves even though she's presumably sleep deprived and looking after infants? You bet. And two babies not one, because she's Beyoncé, godd*mmit? Ch-ch-check.
Perhaps even more intriguing than the visual is the accompanying text, which is fairly cryptic: why does just one twin (Sir) get the Carter moniker while Rumi retains just the first name? Maybe this is just Beyoncé calling it; Rumi's going to be the family superstar and goes by their first name just like Lorde or Madonna might.
1Because The Photo Is A Work Of Art
Beyonce ft the Geminis ca 2500 BC. pic.twitter.com/KUNafP1n14— toe bandit (@youngtraveIIer) July 14, 2017
The Birth Of Venus is a pretty gorgeous painting, but you've got to admit that it would have been even better if Botticelli had had the chance to paint Beyoncé, not Venus.
2This Question Is Too Real
Beyoncé wrote "Sir Carter and Rumi" not "Sir and Rumi Carter" so is Rumi not a Carter or is Sir Carter Sir Carter Carter? pic.twitter.com/UTOvLLupP4— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) July 14, 2017
Hands up if you're rooting for Sir to be "Sir Carter Carter."
3When You Have A Deep Personal Connection With Queen B
Sat straight up from a deep sleep at 1:30am. My Beyoncé sense™ was tingling.— bae arthur (@refflehauer) July 14, 2017
Better than an alarm clock is Beyoncé's out-of-this-world Instagram presence.
4Because Nobody's Perfect, Not Even Beyoncé
Beyoncé thanks for the pic girl but damn I'm trying to see Sir Carter and Rumi.. got me zooming in pic.twitter.com/4fSzx848n0— UglyDuckling✨ (@caramelkaihart) July 14, 2017
It's an indisputably great visual. But in terms of actually showing us those cute babies? Perhaps lacking a little something-something (like a close up on those gorgeous faces).
5Because It's One Of Those "Where Were You When...?" Moments
Went to bed early and missed the moment Beyoncé shook the gram. Damn. pic.twitter.com/OV8omFEg7F— Yajan (@Jay_ElRey) July 14, 2017
If you're living on the same planet as Bey and want to stay in the digital loop, maybe just give up sleeping?
6So That's How She Came Up With The Name Rumi
Nurse: Mrs Carter, what would you to name the girl?— Rachel ✨ (@RachelBradshawx) July 14, 2017
Beyonce: (in pain, inaudible) Rumiii
Nurse: I'm sorry, did you say Ruby?
Finally, a convincing explanation for why one of the twins is (possibly) named after the famous 13th century Persian Sunni Muslim poet and Sufi mystic.
7You've Got To Love Those Early Social Media Drops
Shaking the world before it's even light out.
8Because You Hate Baby Photos, All Baby Photos... Wait, Apart From This One
Me when other people post baby pictures : 😒— Sphinxonyx 👑🖤 (@sphinxonyx) July 14, 2017
Me when Beyoncé posts baby pictures : pic.twitter.com/eXPac64SwM
Let's be real, the woman could take a photo of herself sneezing and the internet would pass out from delight.
9It's Important That You Get This Name Right
LISTEN Y'ALL, SHE SPECIFICALLY PUT SIR CARTER AND RUMI, NOT SIR AND RUMI CARTER. WE WILL REFER TO KING #1 BY HIS COMPLETE NAME, SIR CARTER pic.twitter.com/37bgVVzHWI— state attorney (@beygency) July 14, 2017
Are we all on the same page? GREAT.
10Because Life Is A Rich Tapestry And There's Exactly One Person You Need To Thank For That
You know who. No, not Lord Voldemort. Beyoncé.
11Because Even Other Celebs Want To Come Worship, Too
When you're a big TV star but you're still dreaming of a Beyoncé-JAY adoption.
12Politics Is Important, But...
CNN really not covering Beyoncé's maternity shoot? Doitlooklikeicareboutourcountryfallingapart. pic.twitter.com/yuOGwMKslz— FKA Cigs (@kIKididit) July 14, 2017
Beyoncé's big twins reveal is a once in a lifetime event, right? Clean up your act, news organizations. Give the people what they want.
13There Was Only One Way This Stunning Photo Could Have Been Improved
Babies are cute. But can they compete with two animated hot dogs? Maybe not.
14Imagine A Time Before Beyoncé
Give thanks for residing in the same universe as Queen Bey.
15And What About Blue Ivy?
You know this is almost certainly what's happening in the Carter household right now, right?
16One Seriously Legitimate Question
If Beyoncè's twins share the same room , the one twin can call the other his Rumi? pic.twitter.com/u6H7OEwpSU— Lesilo Rula (@kay_mahapa) July 14, 2017
17When You Don't Have Twins, But You DO Have Carbs
Whatever you're eating today, make sure you pay tribute to Mrs Carter by doubling up.
In an era in which stars are encouraged to use social media to exude a relatable charm, it's hard not to swoon at the very thing some of the people on Twitter are bemoaning: the fact that Beyoncé's being "extra." But isn't that the very point of celebrities? That they're not necessarily living similar lives to their fans and that their over-the-top, charismatic presence (whether offline or online) gives their followers a moment of escapism and glamor?
Besides, this is business as usual. Beyoncé has always been about giving the world 110 percent.