The moment Blue Ivy and Jay-Z took their seats at the 2018 Grammy Awards, there was one question on every viewer's mind: Where in the hell is Queen Bey? (Okay that and, of course, OMG how cute is Blue's all-white ensemble?!) Beyoncé, who's nominated for Best Rap/Song Collaboration for "Family Feud," a song on her husband's 4:44 album, appeared to have skipped the red carpet entirely — and only showed up to the show with a few hours to spare. Because of course.
When the camera panned to her seat and she was finally in it, Bey was wearing an all-black velvet gown, oversized diamond earrings, purple lipstick, and cornrow braids. The whole look, according to her stylist Nicolas Jebran, was inspired by the 1960s Black Panther movement — a nod she's made multiple times, from her Superbowl performance to Lemonade, Vogue reports. But people on Twitter were convinced it was the latter detail — her hair — that made the artist late to the show.
While most fans took to Twitter to explain their theories about her lengthy hair appointment, others thought her braids signalled something else — like a surprise show.
Whatever the reason, there's one thing we can all agree on: Her braids made the coolest addition to her outfit. Which is a good thing, considering that's all anyone sitting in the audience behind her hat will be looking at for the rest of the show...