Beyoncé ruled the Internet last weekend with the surprise release of her new music video, "Formation," and, of course, her Super Bowl 50 halftime performance the next day. People promptly freaked the hell out after the video's release, and later, Red Lobster claimed the single even boosted sales at its restaurants. But now, "SNL" has come along with a sketch that brilliantly parodies the reaction to the new video, entitled “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black."
As seen in the video above, the sketch is a trailer for a faux horror movie in which unsuspecting white people lose their damn minds when they find out that Beyoncé is in fact black. In one of the scenes, a startled woman at an office takes out her earbuds, saying, "Guys, I don’t understand this new song." Her equally alarmed coworkers respond, saying, "Hot sauce in my bag. Swag? What does that mean?” and "Maybe this song isn't for us," to which the woman screams in horror: "But usually everything is!"
The sketch goes on to show harrowing scenes from "the day that shook the whole white world," perfectly spoofing some of the outrage surrounding the politically charged song. It's hilariously on point.
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