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We’ve only recently said goodbye to the first month of 2017, and already Instagram has a new record-breaking image. The post in question comes from none other than Queen B herself, Beyonce.
The performing artist took to Instagram late last night South African time to announce that she’s expecting twins. Yes, TWINS!
“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” she posted on Instagram, signed The Carters.
“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”
Beyonce trails Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande on Instagram’s most-followed list
Beyonce also posted an image of her pregnant self, amidst flowers and beneath a thin, sheer veil. The post has caused quite a stir on the internet.
The snap has seen over 7.3-million likes — that’s over a million more than Instagram’s previous most-liked post ever taken by Selena Gomez in 2016. If that number isn’t impressive, consider the 360 000-strong comments also posted below the image.
Instagram record-breaker, but social media slayer
While Beyonce only stars at number five on Instagram’s most-followed list, her brand clearly comes with an abundance of swagger, and an air of respect from other celebrities and social media users alike.
Take Twitter for instance. Although Beyonce has only posted nine tweets to her profile, her name was a trending topic for a good few hours in the States, and around three worldwide. This was true in South Africa as well.
Some celebs took to Twitter to congratulate Beyonce and Jay-Z, including the likes of Paris Hilton:
But really. Congrats to my best friend Beyonce I love you so much. Hive forever.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 1, 2017
I just now heard the news Beyoncé is pregnant again!!
I’m kidding.. I heard it 1,423 times today.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) February 2, 2017
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) February 2, 2017
Of course, the news is also a pleasant break from the almost-daily bad news roundups 2017 has played host to so far.
Beyoncé Pregnancy >>> Trump Presidency
— Ll. (@ha_LLARRYous) February 1, 2017
“Big news! We’re expecting!”
“Omg congrats! You’re pregnant?”
“No, Beyoncé is!”
“Wait, so it’s not your kid?”
“It’s all of ours!”
— Brandon Calvillo (@BJCalvillo) February 1, 2017
I love how Beyonce’s body observed the state of affairs in our country and was like, “Uhh, fertilize one more for good measure.”
— Jordan (@jordan_stratton) February 1, 2017
Beyonce was scheduled to perform at Coachella and the upcoming Grammy Awards this year, but those two appearances are undoubtedly questionable at present.