Beyoncé continues to be full of surprises and this week she had the Beyhive buzzing when she dressed up as the iconic beauty Lisa Bonet.
The photos surfaced on Beyoncé’s website as she celebrates her 38th birthday. The images are apart of a gallery of pictures from Beyoncé’s past year or so, which include photos with her husband Jay-Z, outings at events like Leonardo DiCaprio‘s birthday, and Halloween dress-ups like her interpretation of Lisa Bonet. One image includes Bey’s adorable twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, dressed in kente cloth-like overalls while their mom models her Lisa Bonet looks. You can check out one of the photos here.
Of course, Twitter was set aflame by witnessing an icon dress up like an icon. Most people were thrilled that Beyoncé (once again) was showing respect to the Black women who came before her.
However, there were others who couldn’t help but start a friendly, sometimes hostile, debate on who’s the biggest sex symbol.
Some folks were Queen Bey all day.
While others fervently shined Lisa Bonet’s crown as the queen.
Some people even brought up other past beauties into the conversation like Thelma (played by Bern Nadette Stanis) from Good Times. In their opinions, Beyoncé still has a lot to live up to.
No matter how your gorgeous icons rank, Beyoncé is clearly happy that these ladies have paved the way forward.
Along with Lisa Bonet, Beyoncé has also suited up as Lil Kim, Toni Braxton and Florence “Flo-Jo” Griffith Joyner in the past.
In a moment of reflection on her site, Bey wrote in a birthday letter, “Thank you from the depths of me for all my birthday loving. I had an incredible B-day! I’m grateful for every breath. I thank God for all of my blessings, my wins and my losses. I thank God for all of you! I would have posted earlier, but I had work to do. I gotta job Baaaaby. Here is your B at 37. Love Y’all.”
Meanwhile, Lisa Bonet continues to be celebrated by people across generations. The actress gained prominence when she starred as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1991. She also took on the same role for the sitcom A Different World from 1987 to 1989. Up until today, the 51-year-old actress would make T.V. and movie appearances every now and then, from Biker Boyz to Road to Paloma, which stars her husband Jason Momoa.