Beyoncé rallied the BeyHive when she dropped her star-studded love letter to Africa, Black Is King, on Disney+ two weeks ago. As tributes poured onto social media, the “Halo” singer was personally touched by a young fan’s emotional reaction.
A young girl named Tshepang started crying when watching Black Is King with her aunt Rea Khoetha, who recorded the exchange. “It’s so beautiful,” Tshepang sobbed repeatedly in the now-viral video.
Khoetha expressed how thankful she was for Grammy winner’s work for helping children feel the “pride, the joy and the beauty of being Black.”
Eventually, Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles-Lawson caught wind of the video and shared it with her 2.6 million Instagram followers, writing that Tshepang’s reaction had “me in tears.”
One thing inevitably led to another and, on Tuesday, Knowles-Lawson revealed that Beyoncé personally called up Tshepang to thank her for having such a sincere reaction to the movie.
“I posted A little girl crying soo hard after seeing Black Is King and saying it was so beautiful !!!! Beyonce called her and talked to her,” She wrote alongside a screenshot of the girl’s family tweeting about the surprise phone call. “She was so happy!!!!!!”
Expressing joy over how Black Is King is positively affecting Black and Brown children, Knowles-Carter shared, “I was so happy she thought to call her in Africa without me asking her.”
Khoetha revealed as much as she could about her conversation with the “Formation” artist by tweeting on Sunday, “This is so crazy, it feels like a dream.”
“The best take away was when she said to Tshepang (my niece) that ‘You are my gift,'” she continued.
When pressed for more info, Khoetha joked “NDA is a real thing” and added Beyoncé “wanted to tell her how gorgeous she is.”
By Megan Stone
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