Figure skater Maé-Bérénice Méité has the Beyhive in a tizzy after she used a Beyoncé medley for her figure skating routine at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Méité, who hails from France, used a mashup of “Halo” and “Who Run The World (Girls)” for her three-and-a-half minute routine. She also bucked tradition by opting to wear pants instead of a frilly skirt.
Méité is very aware that her song choice deviates from usual figure skating music, and is proud of it.
"It's different! But I'm different, too, so [going in] I was like, 'Why not go for it,’” she told Cosmopolitan.
"I wanted to do something that was very me, something fun, something I would enjoy!"
This is her second time competing in the Olympics. Her first time was at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.
To qualify for this year’s competition, she had to place higher than any other French skater competing in the European Champions competition, and then her fate was left to the French Olympic committee, according to New York Amsterdam News.
The 23-year-old was up for the challenge, and obviously triumphed.
“This year was a really big challenge for me as last year I wasn’t the top female skater in France,” said Méité. “I have no solution but to bounce back and come back stronger. These Olympics mean a lot to me. To represent France for the second time is a real honor and privilege.”
Although she fell during her Pyeongchang routine and placed ninth, she was showered with praise after clips of her performance hit the internet:
Maé-Bérénice Méité, a French ice skater, performing her routine to Beyoncé's "Who Run The World" and "Halo." At the Winter Olympics.
— Yoncé Hub (@theyoncehub) February 11, 2018
— Melanie Eversley (@MelanieEversley) February 11, 2018
Maé-Bérénice Méité of France just skated her short program to Beyoncé. That deserves some extra points #OlympicWinterGames
— Edelin Silab (@edelinsilab) February 11, 2018
— Kristy Miles-Pearson (@kristylmiles) February 11, 2018
— Amber Nicole (@AmberNicole226) February 11, 2018
Beautiful black figure skater dancing to a Beyoncé mix on the Olympics. She fell but I'm still hype her up #Olympics
— Febrrrari Thirteenf (@breabell213) February 11, 2018
WHO is this black french figure skater dancing to Beyoncé??? I stan
— king koopa (@headphonehog) February 11, 2018
And did we mention that she skated at this year's Olympics while healing from a tendon tear?
Regardless of the results, Méité is pure #blackgirlmagic and we're pretty sure Queen Bey would be very proud of her.