It took her a little while, but Beyonce showed her support for the US Supreme Court’s landmark marriage equality ruling by posting a rainbow-flavoured dance video to her Instagram.
In the frenetic video, the longtime marriage equality advocate dances and lip syncs to her ass-shaker “7/11” with costume change after costume change, including a rainbow bikini, coloured wigs, a “girl power” jersey and a huge rainbow cape.
It was posted nearly a week after the court’s decision to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 US states, and Beyonce acknowledged she was a little behind, writing “Never Too Late #LoveWins.”
Earlier, musicians from all around the world had inundated social media with messages of love and support following the verdict, many using the #LoveWins hashtag.
Sam Smith tweeted: “Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go … but it’s days like today, and moments like this that we’ve all gotta have a drink and celebrate how far we have come. I couldn’t be prouder to be gay.”
Cyndi Lauper tweeted: “Finally. Big step. All Americans, no matter their sexual orientation, can marry the people they love.”
Liza Minnelli said in a statement: “I have always said that everyone has the right to love who they love and today, with the historic decision from the Supreme Court, I am so happy it is now the law of the land.”
Pop diva Ariana Grande, who was headlining an event during this year’s historic New York City Pride shortly after the court’s announcement, got fired up about the issue.
“Make some noise if you’re proud to be who you are. Make some noise if you’re proud who you love. Make some noise if you’re proud to be an American,” Ariana told the crowd.
“Make some noise if you think the Supreme Court justices who voted against gay marriage should get their heads out of their f—ing asses and join the goddamn celebration. Make some noise if you’ve got one less problem without them motherf—ers.”