Fact: When you’re Beyoncé, the world is your oyster. So, when the 37-year-old multi-Grammy winner decided she wanted to shut down a national landmark for a day, you better believe she made it happen.
Bey can be seen in the footage standing in gorgeous translucent water while fully clothed in a vivid blue dress. It appears that Blue Ivy was also in attendance on set.
It’s important to note that aside from the fact that the Grand Canyon is a landmark that enjoys hordes of visitors each day, the canyon’s Havasu Falls is even more exclusive. The falls are actually part of the Havasupai tribal lands and the tribe only approves 300 passes per day for visitors and campers. That said, the tribe clearly made an exception for Queen Bey and allowed them to use the site at their leisure.
Beyoncé recently revealed she’s working on a companion album for her upcoming Disney film, The Lion King, titled The Lion King: The Gift. Yesterday, she teased the first song from the album, “Spirit,” and didn’t release it with a music video. It’s possible the video she filmed at the Grand Canyon could be part of her forthcoming album, or it could be something else entirely.
This also isn’t the first time she’s shut down a major point of interest. Remember when she and husband Jay-Z rented out the Louvre Museum in Paris to film their “Apesh*t” music video?
It’s Beyoncé’s world and we’re just living in it.