That old lady who went viral from Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Grammys photo speaks out

She told The Boston Globe: "I think it's hysterical"

A Boston resident recently snapped on Beyoncé‘s Instagram has responded to her newfound viral fame.

Susan Monaghan was spotted in a photo of the superstar with her husband Jay-Z walking through the Sheraton New York Times Square hotel at the weekend. The couple were in town for The Grammys and were dressed their best finery. When Monaghan recognised then, her shocked reaction was priceless.


Beyoncé shared the image as part of a collection from the entire weekend, which has now amassed four-and-a-half million likes. Monaghan has now told The Boston Globe: “I think it’s hysterical. Strange things happen to me.”

She continued:  “I’m thinking in my mind, ‘Who is this?’ And I looked at [Jay-Z] and he looked tall, and thin, and had curly hair, and was really good-looking.” When she spotted Beyoncé, she reveals she thought: “Oh, my God!”

Monaghan, who in New York to visit her daughter that weekend, said: “I looked at her and all I could think was, ‘No one is going to believe me.’”

Of the fact that the image made it into the eyes of Beyoncé’s 110 million Instagram followers, Monaghan commented: “I think she posted it for me – so people would believe me.”

Meanwhile, fans have speculated that Beyoncé’s Grammys outfit contained clues that she’ll appear on the soundtrack to the hyped, upcoming Marvel superhero movie Black Panther

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