It has not yet been 48 hours since Beyoncé's Lemonade, a spritz of seismic consideration, dropped. As a people, we are moved, we are feeling things and feeling them strongly, we are basking in the splendor of a lemon-yellow sun. And to process all that is Lemonade, to live in an era A.L., we have but one recourse: collective catharsis online. Below is a meme journey through Lemonade, from ducking to avoid the wreckage of Jay-Z and a certain Becky, to peering out from behind your hands at the toll of hope, to missing Prince all the while.
When you're excited for new Beyonce but still sad about Prince pic.twitter.com/es2Opd9DyX— Mike Wass (@mikewassmusic) April 23, 2016
Jay Z: so how does it start?— Will Miles (@MrWillMiles) April 24, 2016
Beyoncé: well first I'm going to throw shade pretty directly at you pic.twitter.com/27ePOaVlyd
Jay: so how's the new album going? Can I hear some of it?— Danielle Gibson (@danimop) April 24, 2016