It’s one thing to pretend like you’re Beyoncé from the comfort of your own bedroom. But when you take your run-the-world impersonating outside of those judge-free walls, chances are the general populous might not take you for the diva-is-the-female-version-of-a-hustler that you think you are. The Katydids, a female comedy team from Chicago, put this little experiment to the test in their parody video “How To Live Like Beyoncé.” And they found out Beyoncé is really the only person who’s allowed to look “so crazy right now” in public.
Watch The Katydids “How To Live Like Beyoncé” parody video after the jump.
The video starts with a woman shopping in a grocery story. She’s leisurely checking out what the cereal aisle has to offer before suddenly breaking out into Beyoncé’s hump-tastic “Crazy In Love” routine, white tank top, red heels and all. Needless to say, the store manager is about to put a 5150 on this girl, but she finds her Cocoa Puffs and quickly leaves the premises. Up next, another gal gets all “Single Ladies” on an innocent dude she’s on a date with, and when another woman attempts to ask her boss for a materinty leave, she calls on a box fan and a dramatic stapler drop à la Bey announcing her pregnancy after her “Love On Top” performance the 2011 VMAs.
The moral of the story is this: Only Beyoncé is Beyoncé. And even then, she’s really only the Queen B when she’s performing (hence the Sasha Fierce alter ego). In her downtime, she’s just another mom on a walk with her kid.
+ Watch The Katydids act like Beyoncé for a day. Do not try this at home!