Beyoncé Stops in Her Tracks to Compliment Women's Afros During Performance

Source: AP
Source: AP

Seattle-based friends and apparent Beyhive members Hamdi Mohamed and Ribicca Mamuye's afros have a superstar fan

On May 18, Mohamed and Mamuye were attending Beyoncé's concert at Seattle's CenturyLink Field when the Lemonade singer stopped in her tracks to personally praise their afros from onstage. 

A photo posted by (@) on

"It's one thing to be that close to Beyoncé and for her to take two seconds [to] compliment you," Mamuye told BuzzFeed. "It's so surreal."

A photo posted by (@) on

In the Instagram video, filmed by Mamuye's boyfriend, Beyoncé points right at the women, pats her head and gives a quick thumbs up. 

At first, Mamuye had her hair tied up because people were complaining of it being in the way of their filming. But Mohamed wasn't having it. "I literally took the hair tie out of her hair," Mohamed told BuzzFeed. "I said, 'Your hair is beautiful, let it out.'"

Queen B certainly seems to thinks so. 

Read more: 5 Moments From the "Formation" Video That Prove Beyoncé Is Woke AF

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Kathleen Wong

Kathleen is a branded content staff writer at Mic. She is based in New York and can be reached at kathleen@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Watchdog groups sue Trump for deleting tweets, allegedly violating Presidential Records Act

Trump's deleted tweets may come back to haunt him.

Grizzly bear protections in Yellowstone National park are ending

A final ruling by US government officials will strike the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the list of threatened species after its population increased to 700.

Another day, another off-camera White House press briefing

The move to scale back on-camera press briefings comes amid Trump's increasing unwillingness to interact with the press.

Minneapolis might get a $15 minimum wage, but restaurant workers aren't celebrating

Discord has been brewing in Minneapolis over whether tipped work will be counted toward a $15 minimum wage.

These abysmal new poll numbers for House health care bill don't bode well for Senate version

Only 34% of Republicans approve of the new proposed law.

'Pizzagate' shooter gets 4-year prison sentence, lawyers urged judge to deter vigilantism

Welch stormed a Washington, D.C., pizza place and shot off a firearm because of the internet.

Watchdog groups sue Trump for deleting tweets, allegedly violating Presidential Records Act

Trump's deleted tweets may come back to haunt him.

Grizzly bear protections in Yellowstone National park are ending

A final ruling by US government officials will strike the Yellowstone grizzly bear from the list of threatened species after its population increased to 700.

Another day, another off-camera White House press briefing

The move to scale back on-camera press briefings comes amid Trump's increasing unwillingness to interact with the press.

Minneapolis might get a $15 minimum wage, but restaurant workers aren't celebrating

Discord has been brewing in Minneapolis over whether tipped work will be counted toward a $15 minimum wage.

These abysmal new poll numbers for House health care bill don't bode well for Senate version

Only 34% of Republicans approve of the new proposed law.

'Pizzagate' shooter gets 4-year prison sentence, lawyers urged judge to deter vigilantism

Welch stormed a Washington, D.C., pizza place and shot off a firearm because of the internet.