Beyonce Presents Longtime Director Melina Matsoukas With AFI Honor

Published: Friday 7th Jun 2019 by Sam

Beyonce sprung a surprise on longtime friend and collaborator Melina Matsoukas last night at the AFI Lifetime celebration for Denzel Washington.

Queen Bey presented the director with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal at the glitzy ceremony.

Her appearance, while unannounced and a shock for Matsoukas, was especially apt.

The pair have been working together since 2006 and have amassed quite the videography together – with one of their more recent outings being the widely praised ‘Formation’ visual.

Check out Bey’s presentation speech below…


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  1. The Navy June 7, 2019

    Illuminati hight priest convention?

    • China June 7, 2019

      HONEY, she is not High nothing…………..she can’t even control her husband’s cheating-ass ways. That’s a divided household at best boo. She’s worth 500 MILLION and still can’t keep her Husband in Check. Jay Z got the hottest chick in the game and still chasing BASICS………. dumb N.

      • Allahuakbar June 7, 2019

        Bey is so 5 yrs ago.. bought the Grammies but less a dozen Number One hits on Hot 100. Icon?

      • Oprah June 7, 2019

        Gyrating onstage like a horny gorilla on stage is an jcon… well raise your standard people! ?

      • Wtf June 7, 2019


      • BeyHive is a juvenile k*** June 7, 2019

        I truly believe Beyonce encourages this type of behavior from her fan base no one wants her ugly husband but her and she so insecure that every woman have a conversation with jay z she gets upset Beyonce go have several seats and stop this madness her fans will end up hurting someone she just like trump robotic looking ass self

    • Tyty June 7, 2019

      I guess celebrating a black successful director would have been to hard a thing to do. No wander you monkeys always bottom of the barrel. Focusing on the wrong s***!!! And what does Beyonce and her marriage have to do with anything deflection and negativity. Neither of you could stomach two women of colour celebrating successful careers… the hate in your heart translates to dredging up irrelevant s***!!!

      • GuyOseary June 7, 2019

        Concentrate on your Madame Flop sales next week…hon ?

      • Moet June 7, 2019


    • Latheefa Koya June 7, 2019

      Never heard of this silly award, thus Bey or even Ciara .. doesnt make it credible enough.

      • Monique June 7, 2019

        Yeesssza ??????????

      • Wtf?? June 7, 2019

        Ciara.. omg screammmming

    • Jasmine June 7, 2019

      I like Bey. The hate is idiotic. If you are going to hate make it have purpose. Her husband and family is her business not urs. I could see if y’all were hating on that horrible remake of ‘Before I Let Go’ but to hate on meaningless stuff is ridiculous.

  2. Mimi June 7, 2019

    Not an icon like Dionne Warwick said dahhhlingsss ??????

  3. Buddha June 7, 2019

    Homecoming is a flop abum..

  4. Bonko June 7, 2019

    OMG! I don’t understand why the title make it sound like another coup had happened.
    Guess that is the power of social media.
    It is an unfortunate event but not end of the world.
    Americans are smarter than this.
    And the fact that only a small portion of the the people are affected says a lot about this award!

  5. Bettie clayton June 7, 2019


  6. Gee June 7, 2019

    I doubt that this presentation was a surprise I am sure Beyoncé or team were contacted by AFI to apart of this prestigious award production and presentation.

  7. Gee June 7, 2019

    I doubt that this presentation was a surprise I am sure Beyoncé or her team were contacted by AFI to apart of this prestigious award production and presentation.

  8. Truth Tea June 7, 2019

    Since when marrying ex drug dealer and becoming a trophy wife is an icon? ??????

  9. Danny Bey June 7, 2019

    Beyonce really makes yall angry just for breathing dont she? Not even on no stan sh**. Thats some kind of disease or mental illness. It has to be.

    • Wow June 7, 2019

      Seething ya sis??

    • Tyty June 7, 2019

      It’s projection when you wake up to crack w**** of a mother who would sell you for a quick hit in some roach invested apartment in the projects, you gonna be mad when you see classy bey ascend heights you can only dream of. If you’re miserable you project that misery. Unfortunately some people will take inspiration and some will choose to wallow in hate. You can only offer people like that pity cause no amount of hate will improve these peoples lives.

  10. Turn To Nazareth June 7, 2019

    Whats so special about Formation? It is anti law and order. She should be charged with a hate crime!

    • Danny Bey June 7, 2019

      Where is it anti law and order Cumquat?

      • BeyHive is a juvenile k*** June 7, 2019

        Beehive like u makes Bey looks like a illiterate c****** center!

      • Danny Bey June 7, 2019

        “bEyHIvE LiKe YoU……” my question has still yet to be answered so who’s really illiterate?

  11. Mmmmmmm June 7, 2019

    Overrated low class ghetto presenting an award? America just hit a new low ..

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