Today Netflix dropped the trailer for Homecoming, a documentary that'll provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpse of what went into Beyoncé's earth-shattering Coachella performance (dubbed Beychella) last year. The trailer features inspiring voiceover from Dr. Maya Angelou about purpose, telling the truth, and being a kind, generous representative of the human race.
While Beyoncé's Beychella performance was a magic-packed ode to the Black college experience, and one of the best things anyone's ever seen go down on a stage, the film will no doubt be next-level as well—especially since we haven't gotten this kind of a look into the Queen's life and work since her 2013 HBO-released film Life Is But a Dream. (And we're still patiently waiting for some sort of official "Formation" tour footage like what was released for "On the Run", and basically every other one of Beyoncé's tours.)
It's available for streaming April 17, so clear your schedule; that $1-2 price hike (we're lovingly calling it the Beyoncé tax) is about to be soooooo worth it.
The Netflix doc is just one of several big Beyoncé news stories in the last week or so. Empire actor and overexcited hive member Omar Hardwick had the audacity to sneak a hug, and TWO KISSES from the queen at the GLAAD awards, and now he's cancelled. But more importantly: In a statement on her website, the global superstar announced a creative partnership with Adidas. Calling it the "partnership of a lifetime," the deal will also mark the relaunch of her Ivy Park activewear line through the brand. (Previously, Ivy Park has only been available at TopShop, which is inside Nordstrom.)
"The partnership will result in the co-creation of exciting new products - from performance to lifestyle - and a unique purpose-driven program focused on empowering and enabling the next generation of athletes, creators and leaders. Meaningful and rich storytelling will be the foundation for both Beyoncé's collection with adidas as well as the re-launch of her Ivy Park brand. This partnership respects Beyoncé's ownership of her company which continues her journey as one of the first black women to be the sole owner of an athleisure brand."
YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, FOLKS: In addition to being able to buy Beyoncé footwear, and fresh Ivy Park gear for half off at the Adidas Employee Store, there is a very good chance that Beyoncé, like Kanye, will be coming to town more often to visit the Adidas US Headquarters on business. Who knows? Maybe she'll even play a show in Oregon again some day (maybe at Adidas HQ!), despite not playing a show in Portland since 2007.