12 of the Most Candid Beyonce Instagram Photos That Show She's Almost Just Like Us

Beyoncé doesn't typically invite fans into her personal life. The often guarded musician keeps a low profile on social media, only giving glimpses of her world through candid Instagram photos — Queen Bey hasn't even tweeted since 2013. Though most pictures typically show a flawless Beyoncé in photo shoots and sometimes heavily edited images, the "Formation" singer does occasionally drop a picture online to remind viewers she is, in fact, a human being. 

To be honest, it can be difficult at times to decipher whether Bey's Instagram pics are candid or not. Photos with her husband and rap mogul Jay Z typically appear unfiltered and rawer than most — the same goes with family photos of her and Blue, the couple's 4-year-old daughter. Regardless of whether Beyoncé is uploading the pictures herself or if they're receiving filtering and editing by professionals, each image the superstar uploads immediately goes viral, and certainly slays. 

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Check out some of the most candid, inside looks of Bey's life through her Instagram.

Beyoncé occasionally blesses fans with candid glimpses of her life on Instagram.
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When her and Jay wrapped up their On The Run concert in Baltimore and both of the music legends were radiating pure love and happiness:

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When she casually laid herself on top of a surfboard because why not:

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When she cuddled with Blue and the two fell asleep together underneath a giant blanket:

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When she made being buried in the sand look like a high-fashion-style statement — and people immediately thought she might be pregnant because of the sand bump:

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When she snapped this selfie with Blue with bee stickers appropriately decorating their faces on Valentine's Day:

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When she celebrated the fifth anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign by showing the world how a queen exercises:

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When she donned a captain's hat and snapped the ultimate family photo while on yet another boat:

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When she revealed to the world an apparent deep obsession with lemons:

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When Jay and Blue were sharing a father-daughter hug aboard a yacht:

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When she was jet-setting the world while carrying Princess Blue on a tarmac:

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When the superstar was affectionately petting her daughter in front of a Frida Kahlo painting:

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When she was vacationing somewhere with Jay:

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Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a culture reporter at Mic, covering news, music and entertainment. He is based in New York and can be reached at criotta@mic.com

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