While Beyoncé and Jay Z are personally on the market for a new multi-million mansion in the Los Angeles area, the superstar singer has not only made an exciting announcement but has put her ever-loyal #BeyHive to the test financially in the process.
Earlier this afternoon (May 2), Queen Bey announced that she will be releasing a made-to-order collector's edition box set inspired by the making of her most recent visual album, Lemonade.
The box set edition will include a 600-page coffee table book with "hundreds of never-before-seen photos" from the behind-the-scenes of the making of the album as well as feature a foreword by scholar Michael Eric Dyson, poetry from Warsan Shire (whose work was woven into the album) and original writing and lyrics from Bey herself. In addition, the package will also feature the album's first vinyl pressing, which naturally, is the color of lemonade.
The only catch? The box set is available for sale for the price of $299.99 and will ship for $65.
Naturally, fans have been in their feelings all day about how Beyoncé is pressing their bank accounts, with many joking how the singer knows everyone is still saving up to catch her at 2018's Coachella festival and is really trying it.
In fact, we can almost picture the beads of sweat forming on her diehard supporters' foreheads when weighing the pros and cons of shelling out three crispy Benjamin's for the special edition box set. It is epic but...$300 is a lot of money when you're, well, not Beyoncé.
Take a look at the internet's collective frenzied reaction to Beyoncé's latest announcement below and ask yourself, cop or nah?
yall got money for food but not for this beyonce book? yall aint loyal— Desus Nice (@desusnice) May 2, 2017
Oh god. Am I about to spend $300 on this? I'm about to spend $300 on this. https://t.co/Agfs7Eo6CP— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 2, 2017
how to make lemonade is $300. Every time I open it, Beyonce better be there with a glass of lemonade and ready to perform the album— milly 💋 (@tclappaz) May 2, 2017
If Beyoncé thinks I'm going to pay her $300 for a vinyl album/book of pictures and poems she's crazy cause that's exactly what I'm gonna do.— Miss Wilson (@_MissWilson) May 2, 2017
People are complaining about a $300 Beyonce 'Lemonade' box set? It's BEYONCE. She gave us life. Eat ramen for a few months and shut up.— Sowmya Krishnamurthy (@SowmyaK) May 2, 2017
"How to Make Lemonade" $300 lol— THE BACHELOR (@kingdaved) May 2, 2017
beyonce on her way to the bank after scamming the behive AGAIN pic.twitter.com/ZXRxNpJhcE
Hive talking to Beyoncé after she tried charging us $300 + $65 for shipping for some words and pictures. pic.twitter.com/Ep1s9ruuvz— BABY ITS YOU (@lemonyonce) May 2, 2017
$300 box set + $65 for shipping. Thats a total of $365. Thats a dollar for every day of the year beyonce has tried it.— Jess (@BonesDaProducer) May 2, 2017
Beyoncé: it's only 300$ , that's not a lot of money guys.— .tony (@dagawd__) May 2, 2017
Hive: TO YOU pic.twitter.com/97N2mBdgNY
Talking bout "How To Make Lemonade" and aint even a recipe in the damn book— BEYONCÉ'S NOSE RING (@_byealicia) May 2, 2017
Me: I'm so tired of reading after this semester. So many books and articles and journals. I'm through.— Shahem📍 (@pettyblackboy) May 2, 2017
Beyoncé: *releases book*
*The dumbass Hive will pay for this after my book comes out pic.twitter.com/XG8R9v5ylc— Beyoncé Music World (@iBeyonceMusic) May 2, 2017
(Photo: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records)
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