Hillary Clinton may or may not have surprised Beyoncé at the singer's music video shoot in Los Angeles last Thursday (March 24), probably in an attempt to secure ad hoc consultation on millennial culture or an endorsement from the most powerful woman in America. Either way, the Democratic party frontrunner met with Beyoncé, shook her hand and discussed things in what we can assume was a gleeful tone.
US Weekly reports that Clinton crashed Beyoncé's video shoot—as hard as any 68-year-old politician can "crash" an event—in "a surprise visit," a source familiar with the situation said. The rest of the Clinton-Beyoncé rendezvous took place in secret—like pop music's answer to the Yalta Conference—but the presidential candidate was quick to heap praise on Queen Bey at a campaign event the next night in Iowa: "I want to be as good a president as Beyoncé is a performer," Clinton said.
Beyoncé's new record drops in April. Whether or not aspiring-president Clinton was able to score an on-screen cameo in the video, or a shout-out in the album's liner notes, remains to be seen.