Shocked Grandma in Photo With JAY-Z and Beyoncé Recalls Moment

"I swear, I felt like I was hugged by an angel", MA resident Susan Monaghan told the newspaper.

Monaghan did not realize that she happened to be staying at the same hotel where Clive Davis holds his iconic pre-Grammys party and then she saw Beyoncé and reacted as any mere normal person would when being blessed to come in such close contact with Queen Bey herself. Hilarious, we know. "I'm thinking in my mind, 'Who is this?' And I looked at him and he looked tall, and thin, and had curly hair, and was really good-looking", continued Monaghan. Monaghan, who was in town for her granddaughter's gymnastics competition and her daughter's birthday, said she didn't recognize the "Family Feud" rapper, 48, right away.

Monaghan explained that she was in NY with her family last weekend for a birthday party for her daughter and to attend her granddaughter's gymnastics competition.

But she did notice Jay's wife though.

Beyonce posted the photo on her Instagram page and Monaghan is delighted that she wasn't cropped out. "So people would believe me".

When Monaghan recognised then, her shocked reaction was priceless.

A photo snapped of their chance meeting was shared this week to Beyonce's Instagram account, in a series of photos taken of her and her husband that evening.

Of her encounter with Beyonce, Monaghan said: 'I looked at her and all I could think was, "No one is going to believe me".

Another added: 'When you realize you're lucky to be alive during the same era as Beyonce.' And a third made an accurate reading of the situation: 'When your granny finds out God is a black woman'.

"Beyonce in real life is just so attractive you can't believe it", Monaghan added.

  • Gwendolyn Kim