“I like my baby hair, with baby hair and Afros,” Beyoncé confidently sang on “Formation.” And apparently, she likes the members of the #beyhive to rock their larger-than-life, naturally textured tresses too.
Well, two Formation World Tour concert-goers, Blogger Ribicca Mamuye and Hamdi Mohamed, found out. The duo attended Beyoncé’s concert at CenturyLink Field in Seattle earlier this month. And during Queen Bey’s performance, she spotted the two and gave them the ultimate cosign with a thumbs-up for their fabulous afros, as she pointed to her hair.
Luckily, Mamuye’s boyfriend, who came along for the show, captured the moment. “I was singing and doing the dance moves to ‘Daddy Lessons’ and that’s when she swung her head and sang and pointed right at me,” Mohamed told Buzzfeed. She went on to explain that the endorsement from Queen Bey herself was “important” because “as young women of colour, the work Beyoncé has done is really inspiring.”
Apparently, Mamuye’s friend Mohamed had to talk her into letting her hair out at the show. “Girl, you gotta pull your hair out, Beyoncé about to notice us.” Mamuye was reluctant to do so because she received complaints that her Afro was in the way. “My hair is big, so I tied up my hair to stop bothering the people behind me,” she added.
Eventually Mamuye joined her friend and let her hair out of her hair tie and relished in the moment. “I got more than … my money’s worth,” she said. “She acknowledged I was in formation — that’s all that mattered.”