In true Beyoncé style, Mrs Carter unveiled her pregnancy with a bang today and the world cheered. Unlike the revelation of her first pregnancy with Blue Ivy on stage, this time the singer’s medium of choice was social media as she unveiled her baby bump in self-portrait in a bra and hot pants with a green veil on over her face against a wreath of roses – as you do.
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters
And of course it was mayhem on social media as Beyhive got in formation by hitting Twitter with half a million tweets in 45 minutes. At the peak of the twin frenzy — at 1:54 p.m. ET, within 15 minutes of the post — 17,000 tweets per minute flew in about the expanding Carter empire.
Half a million Tweets about @Beyonce‘s surprise #twins announcement. It’s been 45 minutes. (Spiked at 17k Tweets per min.) 🍼🍼
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) February 1, 2017
Here’s how the Twitter world reacted to Bey’s news.
Me: I dunno why y’all care so much about these celebrities’ lives. They’re just people.
“Beyoncé is having twins!!!”
Also me: pic.twitter.com/4Xa0Q3i3yN
— Skye Townsend (@SkyeTownsend) February 1, 2017
Them: Ciara is pregnant!
Me: why you telling me?
Them: Beyoncé is pregnant
— Beyoncé (@HivePride) February 1, 2017
Beyonce: how do i make the internet freak out more about me giving birth than last time
Beyonce: have two pic.twitter.com/bLHN5Vv6vH
— blue boy (@COCONUTOILBAE) February 1, 2017
remember when we all swore Beyoncé never had a baby in her tummy and she clapped back by putting two in there
— Nicole Lang (@becoolnicole) February 1, 2017
The media after Beyoncé announced her pregnancy despite the media spending months creating divorce rumors: pic.twitter.com/es8aTaBJZZ
— Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) February 1, 2017
I love how random people are tagging Beyoncé, congratulating her… As if she’s gonna’ reply: ‘Thanks Bbz,DM me’ 😂😭
— Brooks Way (@ThisIsTheBrooks) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé’s having TWINS?!?! pic.twitter.com/7fiDHQiYiK
— The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) February 1, 2017
Me trying to calculate how long Beyoncé’s been pregnant by the circumference of her stomach pic.twitter.com/n3T34m2omM
— MARI (@dj_rocklee) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé taking over #BlackHistoryMonth already.
— Banks Bvhks (@bvhks) February 1, 2017
Beyoncé lowkey warned us. pic.twitter.com/KHOJSZT6z5
— ️ (@HolyTrinFacts) February 1, 2017
The media: “Beyonce’s pregnancy received half a million tweets in 45 minutes”
Blue Ivy: “ok I was announced on the MTV Awards, so what?”
— Demetria C. Lester (@DemetriaLesterC) February 1, 2017