The art of the selfie is a delicate craft. It requires perfect lighting, timing, framing, and facial expression. ... But when Beyoncé jumps into the background, all rules are off!
Exhibit A: Meet the one lucky concert-goer who got the selfie of a lifetime when Queen Bey popped into the cell-phone photo at just the right moment.
A 15-year-old Australian fan named Valentina snapped the pic last weekend during the tour strop at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park. She posted the photo on her Tumblr blog, which has thus far received almost 100,000 notes and a surge of Tumblr Asks ... thanks to a big assist from a certain global superstar.
The teen breathlessly chronicled the surprise cameo: "i dont even know it was such a blur i just remember her bending down to me and my friend and i just turned for the photo and wowoowow it was the best moment ever like she posed its crazy i wasnt even expecting her to look at my phone or notice me in the crowd."
This isn't the first time Beyoncé's gone a-photobombin'. The singer couldn't resist giving Yahoo's own "Daytime in No Time" host Nikki Boyer some tongue when passing by on the 2013 Grammy Awards red carpet.
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As much as she loves to pop up behind people, sometimes she can get in people's face, too. While performing in Atlanta over the summer, Beyoncé gave another lucky fan the chance to sing during "Irreplaceable." The fan was taping the show and continued to tape when passed the mike, prompting Bey to say, "Put that damn camera down!" with the crowd cheering her on. The moment was caught on video, starting around 1:05:
After the fan awkwardly sang one line, Beyoncé didn't let him off the hook. "You can't even sing because you're too busy taping," she said. "I am in your face, baby, You gotta seize the moment." And seize he did, giving one more line with some more oomph, to which Bey replied, "Yes, that's much better."
But of all of Beyoncé's photobombs, a definite favorite is one that was a little less deliberate. The singer was caught in the background of a photo of Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata at this year's Super Bowl where she performed at the halftime show. The football player was posing with a DVD of "The Coalition," a film that features Ravens teammate Terrell Suggs, when the singer was caught off-guard.
Not all photobombs are created equal, but every Beyoncé photobomb is a explosion of pure joy.