- Verizon released two ads that fans say hint at a Beyoncé Super Bowl ad.
- The ads appear to feature references to Beyoncé’s music and album art.
- Neither Verizon nor Beyoncé have confirmed the speculation on social media.
Why is Tony Hale squeezing lemons and talking to a silver disco horse in a Verizon commercial? For die-hard fans, all signs point to Beyoncé.
Verizon released two strange ads on Thursday and Friday, prompting TikTok and X viewers to speculate that the superstar is involved with the company. Some say she could be featured in a Super Bowl commercial.
“Lemonade references? My house is playing in the end? Verizon is one of the sponsors of the Renaissance World Tour? Are we really going to see Beyoncé in a Superbowl commercial?” a Beyonce fan account wrote in X.
In the first ad released Thursday, Hale appears surrounded by lemons.
“Wait. She wants me to squeeze all these lemons myself?” Hale says, lemon squeezer in hand. “That best job.”
The line “Hold up,” fans speculated, could be a reference to a song on Beyonce’s 2016 studio album “Lemonade” — hence the lemons.
“Wait, they don’t love you like I love you,” Beyoncé sings at the start of the anti-cheat anthem, which is said to be inspired by Jay-Z’s infidelity.
The short clip ends with “2/11/24” in the center of a black screen — the date of this year’s Super Bowl — and a split second song fragment. Fans quickly noticed that the music at the end sounded very familiar to “My House,” a song Bey released in December that served as the end credits of her film “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé.”
And just when the Beyhive thought they couldn’t make any more noise, Verizon released a second ad Friday, this time featuring a silver horse statue.
“Should we be in a Super Bowl commercial? Yay or Neigh,” says Hale, who played Buster Bluth on the FOX comedy series “Arrested Development,” to the horse. The dead horse doesn’t laugh at the joke, and Hale walks away saying, “OK, that’s a problem.”
The same outro follows the ad.
Beyonce has not confirmed anything on her social media pages. However, the Beyhive pointed out that the “Love on Top” singer rides a similar-looking silver horse on her “Rebirth” album cover.
Bey previously worked with Verizon, which sponsored Renaissance’s world tour by providing a platform for fans to purchase advance tickets.
Representatives for Verizon and Beyoncé did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
Beyond the ad’s prediction, fans are also hoping Queen Bey could do it take advantage of the opportunity to declare a residency in Las Vegas.
Usher, Mariah Carey, and Adele have all had successful Vegas residencies recently, and the Beyhive thinks Beyoncé is next on the list.
Bey fans also think that the residence will happen in the Las Vegas area. Verizon also confirmed it would advertise on the Sphere on Super Bowl weekend. U2’s residency at the Sphere was announced in a Super Bowl commercial last year.
U2’s residency ends in March, and two residencies have been announced for 2024: Phish, which will have a four-day stint, and Dead & Company, which will play 18 shows in May and June.
If Beyoncé does a Vegas stint, she could rake in millions. Usher reportedly earned nearly $19 million during his first Vegas stint in 2021, and U2 may have brought in $110 million during the first three months of their stay at the Sphere, Billboard reported.
“If this happens, I’m going to lose shit… and probably spend most of my savings,” said one TikToker who made the link.
Representatives for The Sphere did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.