The legendary Beyonce has never been shy about giving the stars who paved the way before their props.
And for Halloween 2018, Mrs. Carter decided to go minimal for the maximum effect by channeling Toni Braxton’s 1993 self-titled album.
The album — predominately produced by then soon-to-be-legends L.A. Reid and Babyface — instantly made Braxton a star; spawning Billboards hits from virtually the entire album and going on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Yonce also used the opportunity to recreate the single cover art for Toni’s classic “Another Sad Love Song.”
Breaking the internet isn’t anything new to megastar but the effect and execution of her Toni Braxton Halloween costume made everyone flip anyway.
Beyoncé as Toni Braxton for Halloween, is something I didn't realise I needed in my life. Until now ??? pic.twitter.com/UVU4LjIUpY
— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) October 30, 2018
— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) October 30, 2018
Beyoncé has spoken, we’re streaming Toni Braxton ladies. pic.twitter.com/fuRoUpFDqN
— Your Fave (@PartitionBeat) October 30, 2018
I also love that Beyoncé, as big as she is, never feels too big to pay homage to legends on Halloween. She has shown love to Janet Jackson, Salt N Pepa, Lil Kim and now Toni Braxton.
As if she’s not Beyoncé. pic.twitter.com/3oqg47Cews
— Good On Any MLK Blvd. (@eleven8) October 30, 2018
Toni Braxton is about to get enough streams to bring her out of bankruptcy. Queen of debt forgiveness @Beyonce
— Sp??ky Black Heaux? (@jayalexandra95) October 30, 2018
and Toni Braxton’s ticket sales for her tour just went on sale 4 days ago! a generous queen that supports her fellow black women in music? https://t.co/grHmnAlhNj
— Myles E. Johnson (@hausmuva) October 30, 2018
And yes, Mrs. Birdman was floored by the tribute.