In January, Evelyn From the Internets posted a video proclaiming her 2016 motto: “Be visionary.” Little did she know then that her vision would include Beyoncé playing Evelyn’s Lemonade review on the big screen of her Formation tour.
Evelyn filmed her reaction to this Queen Bey news—a video that includes such golden quotes like “I don’t need a Linkedin, Beyoncé knows who I am!”—and quickly made national news with articles in Elle, Essence, BuzzFeed, Refinery 29, and more.
BEYONCÉ HERSELF SAW FIT IN HER HONEY BEIGE MIND TO INCLUDE A CLIP OF MY #🍋 VIDEO ON TOUR THERE IS NIT RBOUGH OXYGEN https://t.co/LUPo653EAL
— Evelyn From The Internets (@EVEEEEEZY) May 8, 2016
In past years, Evelyn—a journalism alum of the University of Texas—has used YouTube to capture and explore her experiences as a black female growing up in America. Her videos such as “7 More Questions BuzzFeed Should Ask Black People” and “Zoe Saldana ‘Nina’ Trailer Reaction” provide critical commentaries on how media is failing to properly portray black narratives. In order to further combat this problem beyond just her own channel, Evelyn co-founded the webseries “Austin While Black” and spearheaded the Magical Black Girl movement with T-shirts and social media campaigns.
She isn’t the first creator whose career has been #BeyBlessed. The Queen is known for her “copy with taste” mentality and is constantly finding inspiration from YouTube. Todrick Hall was asked to choreograph the video for “Blow” after Beyoncé saw his work online, while sisters Halle and Chloe were offered a contract with Beyoncé’s record label after she saw their covers.