Britney Spears' utter domination of the world in the late 90s and early 2000s was the first time a woman became president of the entertainment industry since Madonna at her peak. The throne was empty for a while, until Beyonce saw an opportunity and swooped. I think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, "Dope."
Queen Bey recently released a "visual album" on April 23rd called Lemonade, a collection of songs that are each accompanied by a music video and all presented to viewers in one fell swoop. Similarly to King Midas, everything Beyonce touches turns to gold, as did this album. People took to social media to express their opinions and, thanks to an initial tweet by Tidal (the company that exclusively released the album) that used the lemon emoji several times, the sour citrus fruit began to spread like wildfire.
When it comes to food emojis, nobody really uses them outside of the taco, pizza, eggplant (as a stand-in for a penis), peach (as a stand-in for butts) and beer mug. After the release of her album, use of the emoji just on twitter alone skyrocketed from 25,000 to roughly 450,000 just from April 23rd to April 24th.
The bee emoji, used in reference to Beyonce's nickname "Queen Bey" (pronounced bee), also blasted to the top of the chart, going from (on average) 70,000 sightings on April 22nd to peaking at 250,000 on April 24th.
It's nice to see some other emojis get some loving, although it seemingly comes at the cost of a few reputations, most notably Jay-Z and Rachael Ray, the celebrity chef who is being wrongly accused of having an affair with Jay.