You’ve just been granted a reprieve from Halloween. Stay home and eat candy until you puke, because Queen Bey just bested all of your Halloween costumes by giving us a flawless rendition of iconic contralto Toni Braxton. Specifically, Bey dressed up like the cover of Toni Braxton’s 1993 eponymous debut album, which spawned the hits “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again” and “You Mean the World To Me.”
In the image, Beyonce dubbed herself “Phoni Braxton,” which is still a closer spelling of Toni Braxton’s name than Toni was able to accomplish in a recent Google search.
“Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends,” Beyonce wrote. “Thank you for the countless bops. Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always. Have a Happy Halloween my Kings and Queens.”
This isn’t Bey’s first time paying homage to legends on Halloween. In 2016, she, her mother and Blue Ivy transformed into rap trio Salt ‘N Pepa.
In 2015, Beyonce, Blue Ivy and her husband, a rapper, dressed in homage to the Eddie Murphy classic Coming to America.
Toni Braxton responded to Beyonce’s Instagram post, saying: “How do you look better than me on MY album cover? I LOVE IT, Such a superstar!”
Phoni Braxton!? NEVER!!!
How do you look better than me on MY album cover?
I LOVE IT, Such a superstar!
Thanks for the love sis!
Happy Halloween 🎃
Who run the world…GIRLS! GIRLS! 💃🏽💃🏼@Beyonce pic.twitter.com/dFSbBrQV8Y
— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) October 30, 2018