Victoria Monét, fresh from her triumph at the 2024 Grammys, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt tribute to her idol and inspiration, Beyoncé. Alongside a photo of the two at the event, Monét expressed her admiration and gratitude for the music icon.
“Dear @Beyonce, my queen my idol my inspiration!” Monét wrote. “I was extremely nervous to come say hello to you I swear I’m usually not even the type to have the courage, but as soon as we spoke I felt a calm over me. It felt like home..and I knowwww that sounds crazy, but I felt it and that had to be God and some guardian angels too! God knows how much I love you, how you’ve musically raised me and trained me to be a better performer by watching and experiencing you, and how many solo concerts I’ve had in my room dreaming and singing into a hair brush or remote when your albums and visuals drop!”
“You’re my Diana, my Tina, my Aretha! My Bey!!!,” the “On My Mama” singer added, name dropping other legendary performers Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. “Your legacy has absolutely been my artist development…the best blueprint any performer could ever ask for but never EVER to be compared!! The ONLY one???? The way you have gracefully balanced motherhood and world domination is to be studied! The vulnerable display of this balance in your films and in real time have helped me crawl out of postpartum and in a lot of ways saved my mind’s life.”
In her caption, Monét showered Beyoncé with praise, calling her “the f—–n best” and expressing her profound appreciation for Beyoncé’s beauty, grace, and enduring legacy. She thanked Beyoncé for paving the way for black girls in the industry and for taking the time to speak to her on such a significant day in her own career.
Monét’s encounter with her idol came amidst her own victories at the Grammys. She clinched three awards, including Best New Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for her 2023 album “Jaguar II.” During her acceptance speech for Best New Artist, Monét reflected on her journey and likened herself to a plant finally sprouting above ground after years of unseen growth.
While Beyoncé wasn’t a nominee or performer at this year’s Grammys, she attended the event to support her husband JAY-Z, who received the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award. JAY-Z, in his acceptance speech, subtly called out the Recording Academy over Beyoncé’s lack of wins in the Album of the Year category, despite her numerous nominations.