Few artists inspire fan passion and reverence like Beyoncé does. Members of the Beyhive often greet news and speculation about their favorite with excitement—and occasional tweet storms against people who crossed her. The reaction to this weekend's news about her twins' birth, paired with her father Mathew Knowles' tweet yesterday (June 18) confirming the news, embodied both of those polarities.
We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters
A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:39am PST
Bey first announced her pregnancy with twins in early February via the Instagram post above and an accompanying photoshoot. An anonymous source told People on Saturday (June 17) that her second and third child with husband Jay Z arrived that day, prompting cautious celebration from fans:
Beyoncés twins are here when Beyoncé confirms it pic.twitter.com/V498FVDaO2
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) June 18, 2017
I love how Beyoncé has put herself in such a position that her fans won't believe anything about her life unless it comes straight from her.
— blaria. (@Keelectric_Lady) June 18, 2017
Y'all..just remember that Beyoncé got married, made TWO visual albums, gave birth to Blue and got pregnant with TWINS and NONE of y'all knew pic.twitter.com/YAzVSbZ6km
— ㅤㅤwriter in the dark (@XINCHTRE) June 17, 2017
— Lisa Bee (@lisabenjamin) June 18, 2017
— Real Facade (@realfacade1) June 18, 2017
— stay woke (@nadearaxc) June 18, 2017
Beyoncé's father, a music business entrepreneur who used to manage both of his daughters' careers, confirmed the news with his own tweet yesterday:
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) June 18, 2017
His tweet angered many fans who wished for the artist herself to confirm the babies' new existence herself, as demonstrated in these tweets compiled by The Huffington Post:
You always gotta ruin shit, mind yo dam business & let her drop an epic instagram post. pic.twitter.com/DEk3UjuyfC
— lilly (@xoroxci) June 18, 2017
You even using hashtags....if you gotta hashtag ya own child name and put your Instagram name on her news it says a lot on yalls closeness pic.twitter.com/yjWB3MeSB0
— (@stunningselmg) June 18, 2017
Just had to ruin it for Bey did you pic.twitter.com/tDGSljvOMg
— @AntiKunta) June 18, 2017
No media outlets have confirmed the babies' names as of press time.
(H/t NBC News)