To a wide swath of planet Earth, Beyoncé is a celestial being who towers over the rest of us mere mortals, casually doing things like making Coachella history, dominating events she didn’t even attend, and triggering applause for walking out of a room.
But every once in a while, she does something to remind us that under her carefully put-together image is a human. Case in point, this weekend: Much to the delight of the Beyhive, Beyoncé’s longtime friend Mally Roncal posted an Instagram video of Queen Bey caught in the relatable act of posing for a video that she thought was a photo.
In the clip, Roncal asks, “Who’s the most beautiful woman on the planet?” while Beyoncé shows off her best selfie-mode kiss-face. Quickly, she realizes that Roncal is shooting a video and starts cracking up. “Wait―this is a video? Sorry,” she says through laughter. “I’m over here making fish lips.”
Roncal captioned the photo by saying, “I met this Other Worldly Earth Angel when she was 19 years old and now, two marriages, 6 kids, countless makeup sessions, photo/video shoots, award ceremonies and 16 years between us, every time is see you it’s like yesterday! Thank you for your loving, kind, silly, inspiring spirit.”
Of course, fans freaked out about how shockingly normal the whole interaction seemed. They quickly turned to social media to gush about how much joy Bey’s single moment of confusion brought them.
“Cannot describe the way my heart rate LEAPS when I see a candid video of Beyoncé,” one person wrote. Someone else joked, “Beyonce invented ‘oh wait this is a video’ never heard it before today.”
Could it be that Beyoncé is (gasp) just like us? We can’t be sure—we’ll just have to wait for more evidence to emerge.