Blake Lively Jokes That Beyoncé and Taylor Swift Don’t Need to Feel Threatened by Her ‘Pop Stardom’ in New Post

She's always got the jokes

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Beyoncé, 42, has been hosting quite the star-studded premieres for her new concert film, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. A mere few days after the Los Angeles event, which was attended by the likes of Gabrielle Union, Lizzo, former members of Destiny’s Child and more, the 42-year-old superstar held another premiere in London, where her pals Taylor Swift, 33, and Blake Lively, 36, were in attendance. Soon after, Lively made a powerful Instagram post about uplifting other women, where she slipped in a joke about her “pop stardom.”

The Gossip Girl star posted a slideshow of photos from the event, which saw her hanging out with Queen Bey and TayTay, as well as posing on the red black carpet. She began her caption by writing, “When I grew up, women were always pit against one another. It took me until adulthood to see that the instinct for women to lift each other up to their highest potential is the norm not the exception.”

She continued, “Most of my best friends are women who would’ve been packaged to me as threats or competition. It’s our job to show younger generations the power in aligning rather than dividing.”

Of course, in classic Lively fashion, she threw a joke in at the end of the caption, writing, “All this to say, @beyonce and @taylorswift neither of you have to be threatened by my pop stardom. There’s space for us all. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé. In theaters now …And even better than you can imagine.”

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Lively, of course, is not known for being a pop musician, but rather for her acting roles in films like The Age of Adaline and A Simple Favor and TV shows like Gossip Girl. However, the California native did show off her singing chops in the film All I See Is You, where in one scene, she plays guitar and sings at a talent show.

Jokes aside, the London premiere of the Renaissance concert film really was a display of icons supporting icons. Swift posted a slideshow of photos from the event and captioned it, “Got invited to London by The Queen…Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé is in theaters now!!” This moment came a couple months after Queen Bey attended the premiere of Swift’s Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film.

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