Laverne Cox Joyous at Finally Meeting ‘Majestic’ Beyonce


Laverne Cox was “beside herself with joy” upon finally meeting her idol Beyoncé at the 59th Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb17).

The Orange Is the New Black actress attended the annual music ceremony in Los Angeles, where she took to the stage to introduce Lady Gaga‘s energetic performance with Metallica during the event.

As she rubbed shoulders with fellow A-listers, Laverne found herself overwhelmed when she managed to pose for photos alongside the Lemonade hitmaker, marking the first time the ladies had met.

“This finally happened. I was so beside myself with joy, wonderment and awe of the majestic that is the queen I forgot to hold in my stomach and give you face. But I met #QueenBey y’all. #Grammys”

Laverne captioned an Instagram shot of the pair, showing Beyonce, who is currently pregnant with twins, in her sparkling red Peter Dundas gown while the actress looked sexy in a custom Bryan Hearns leather dress.

Posting another picture on social media Laverne, 32, continued to gush about how “gracious” Beyonce was in standing to greet the star.

It seems this official introduction was a long time coming for both women, as Laverne has previously shared details of the gifts the Grammy award-winner has sent her in the past, despite having never met. In November (16) Beyonce sent the actress a card and flowers congratulating her on her rendition of Destiny’s Child track Lose My Breath on Lip Sync Battle, and back in 2014 Laverne couldn’t contain her excitement at receiving a Christmas card from the superstar.