While listening to Beyoncé can be akin to a spiritual experience, there isn’t actually a church in Bey’s name… until now? Beyoncé just purchased an attractive stone church in New Orleans, so we can now all convert and move to the Big Easy. According to TMZ, “Queen Bey’s the new owner of a stone structured, 7,500 sq. ft house of God in The Big Easy. The New Orleans church — which is more than 100 years old — was listed at $850,000 … but it’s unclear if she got a divine discount.” Beyoncé and her sister Solange both already own residential properties in the city, so maybe they’re investing in the community.
And don’t worry, her purchase didn’t displace some put-upon congregation, like those nuns Katy Perry kept trying to evict from a convent (RIP that one nun!). Per TMZ, “We’re told Beyonce’s church was built in the early 1900s, but has been out of commission as a place of worship for some time due to its church members passing away.” Morbid, but understandable.
All in all, we don’t have a ton of information to go on with this latest purchase. Is it an investment? Is she going to flip it? Does she just want the land? Will she turn the building into a museum or performance space, or install a ministry where every hymn is “Halo?”
We’re reminded of the opening scenes of Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” video, which finds him, Bey and Blue Ivy attending church together, seeking solace and inspiration and Grace. Hmm. Beyoncé tends to keep her plans pretty quiet so her projects make a big splash when they actually debut, so hopefully we’ll know more about what she has in store soon. In the meantime… praise Bey.
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Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams attend a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Instagram).
Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles.
Heidi Klum attends a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles.
Alessandra Ambrosio attends a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles.
Daniel Arsham and Usher attend the opening of American Express Platinum x Daniel Arsham New Exhibition at Morán Morán Gallery.
Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan attend the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival afterparty for The Seagull, hosted by Bulleit at the Mailroom on April 21, 2018, in New York City.
Ewan McGregor and guest attend the afterparty for ZOE during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at the Ainsworth on April 22, 2018, in New York City.
Alia Shawka and Natasha Lyonne attend the afterparty for Duck Butter during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Bar Gonzo on April 20, 2018, in New York City.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend City Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala.
Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore attend City Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala.
Billie Lourd attends the Tribeca Film Festival and Moët & Chandon celebrate the winners of the third annual Moët Moment Film Festival.
Chloe Wise and Antwaun Sargent attend the Art Production Fund Dinner.
Lauren Santo Domingo and Amina Taher attend the Etihad and Moda Operandi event at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
John Mellencamp stands in front of his work during a private viewing of “Life, Death, Love, Freedom” at ACA Galleries on April 25, 2018, in New York City.
Pom Klementieff attends Pierre Hardy hosts dinner at the Chateau Marmont.
Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, and Dao-Yi Chow attend the Apex for Youth Awards Gala.
Grace Mahaney attends the Apex for Youth Awards Gala.
Katie Holmes and Zac Posen attend the Brooks Brothers Bicentennial Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2018, in New York City.
Yara Shahidi poses with her family during the Brooks Brothers Bicentennial Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2018, in New York City.