The Carters were not physically present at the 2019 Brit Awards this year, but Beyoncé and Jay-Z still took home the award for best international group. But what really caught the Internet’s attention was their video acceptance speech, which featured a cheeky Meghan Markle cameo.
“Thank you so much to the Brit Awards for this incredible honor,” Beyoncé said during the acceptance video (below). “You guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love. Thank you.”
In the background of the video, a custom Meghan Markle portrait hangs on the wall — looking very similiar to the scene in The Carters’ “Apeshit” video that features the Mona Lisa hanging behind the couple.
“You’re welcome,” Jay-Z continues, while the two turn around to face the portrait.
Additionally, Beyoncé and Jay-Z were both dressed in outfits that resembled their looks in the “Apeshit” video, which came out last summer and which was located entirely at the Louvre museum in Paris.
— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) February 20, 2019
Bey also took to Instagram to thank the Brits for the award, noting that she “won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle,” before expressing “How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend.”
As far as the Markle portrait, B said it was a “bow down to one of our Melanated Monas.” See her post and the Internet’s reactions below.
Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle. How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. —- In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy.
Omg Beyoncé and Jay z are Meghan Stans. beyhive y’all better stan and protect the Duchess Meghan now —- pic.twitter.com/YH1BVBgA5V
— Hanii (@HaniLee1) February 20, 2019
— Leah (@Enigma_025) February 20, 2019
Guuuurl!!! The Carters are messy and I’m here for it! Look at that modernist future look at the Duchess of Sussex! #MeghanMarkle #DuchessOfSussex #TheCarters #Beyonce #JayZ #BritAwards2019 pic.twitter.com/qBUEkFOPp9
— Leeo (@leend0) February 20, 2019