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A Pic Of Beyonce Is Heading To The Smithsonian Which Is Exactly Where It Should Be

She is the art.

There are many things that inspire wonder in this world but nothing quite like Beyoncé. She might not be related to The Queen but she’s definite royalty and I’m convinced that she bleeds gold. 

In another life Beyoncé was definitely an angel and, in this life, she’s the unofficial eighth wonder of the world. 

Long story short, Beyoncé is the embodiment of all things amazing. 

QUEEN. Source: Giphy

Now she is going to be immortalised forever in one of the world’s most popular museums: the Smithsonian. 

Tyler Mitchell’s historic Vogue photo of Beyoncé has found a home at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. 

The gallery is just as excited to add Bey’s portrait to their huge collection, tweeting about the news. 

“Our mission is to tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape this nation’s history, development, and culture. We are happy to work with Tyler to acquire his photograph of Beyoncé Knowles into the Portrait Gallery’s collection,”the National Portrait Gallery shared on Twitter. 

But this isn’t the first portrait of Beyoncé the gallery has acquired. For a long time now her Crazy In Love cover has been kept in the museum. 

Can I blame them for wanting more Beyoncé? Not even a little bit. 

Q-U-E-E-N. Source: Giphy

Bey isn’t the first and only celeb to be included in the National Portrait Gallery

The gallery’s collection include paintings of historical figures like John F. Kennedy, statues of icons like Rosa Parks, and photographs of revolutionaries such as Steve Jobs and actors like Brad Pitt. 

Yep, our girl is definitely keeping good company. 

I wouldn’t be either. Source: Giphy

If you ask me (which you’re not but I’m going to tell you anyway), they should have a life-size sculpture of Beyoncé specially made and displayed in all of the Smithsonian’s museums. 

She herself is the art and deserves some serious appreciation. 

Beyoncé Casually Recording The Lion King In Trackies Is A Mood And A Half

Hakuna matata, indeed.

Celebs are just like us. They eat, sleep, go to the toilet, work jobs and have families to go home to. 

But Beyoncé is not a celeb- she is royalty. We will never in our wildest dreams achieve Beyoncé status. 

At least that’s what I thought up until I watched The Lion King featurette for the upcoming live-action film and realised maybe I’m more like Queen Bey than I thought. 

Or maybe…she’s more like me. 

Yes I am. Source: Giphy

The clip shows a bunch of behind the scenes footage of The Lion King being made, including some shots of the cast recording in audio booths in their trackies. That’s right, even Beyoncé can’t be arsed for work sometimes. 

Her jumper is probably some expensive designer label, but I’m just ignore that detail for the sake of my argument: Beyoncé is channeling her inner pleb and it’s a mood and a half. 

She’s done the smart thing and gone for comfort- when you’re a busy working woman sometimes that’s all that matters. Sneakers > stilettos any day. 

It’s a question I ask myself on the daily- do I rock up to work in a cute dress or can I wear my oldest comfiest stretchiest pants?

Bey knows the go. 

As do her co-stars because the featurette shows Donald Glover (Simba), Billy Eichner (Timone) and Seth Rogen (Pumba) also recording in their comfy clothes. 

This behind the scenes feature is the first time we’ve seen the whole cast together and it’s pretty damn epic.

We also get a peek at some new footage from the movie, including Timone’s iconic dad joke “What’s-a-motto with you?!” and our first look at Hakuna Matata and, honestly, I could pee myself with excitement. 

But I won’t do that because, like i said, I’m basically Beyoncé know and she’s not about that life.

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