A follow from @Beyonce isn't given, it is earned.
In the last 6 years, Beyonce has tweeted only 8 thoughts. Despite her limited activity, she has 14.1 million followers, because everyone wants to support Queen B. Not surprisingly, Beyonce is very selective in the people she associates herself with and she has bestowed the great followback privilege upon only 10 Twitter users. Although I don't know any of these individuals personally, I will impart my best estimation of how and why Beyonce cares about these people.
1. Solange Knowles
Although Beyonce and Solange are not twins, they shared the same cosmic womb that pre-destined they’d be the dynamic Beyonce and Beyonce’s chic, talented, powerful younger sister.
2. Mariah Carey
You would think that Mariah Carey and Beyonce would despise each other. After all, the biggest diva of the 90s and the biggest diva of the 2000s have no business even sharing the same hemisphere. Proximity would lead to a spontaneous combustion. Yet, in all true cases, real recognizes real. Mariah Carey recognizes that Beyonce is an amazing talent blessed upon us by the celestial gods. And even though Carey can’t name a Beyonce song, that’s about as big of a compliment you can get from the woman that can hit a high G# on a live recording. The two divas crossed orbit and their Twitter accounts mutually respected.
3. Michelle Williams
Joining Destiny’s Child in early 2000 after those who must not be named were politely escorted to stage left, Michelle Williams quickly became Beyonce’s dearest work friend. If you know anything about office politics, it’s rude to not follow people you know personally back. Beyonce, of course, being always the southern debutante, graced Michelle Williams with a follow, allowing her to shine outside of the “Poor Michelle” Tumblr. The two remain friendly, with Beyonce even posting an Instagram photo with Michelle Williams, to dispel any internet bullies that had asserted the two were not acquaintances. Plagued with the trials and tribulations that come with being Not-Beyonce, Michelle is blessed to get a special acknowledgement from the queen.
4. Deray McKesson
The civil rights activist first rose to prominence at the origin of the Black Lives Matter Movement, following his grassroots work in Ferguson, Missouri. Although Beyonce is an angel and not a human, her heart goes out to all the people whose lives have been tormented by systematic racism. Thus, it’s no surprise that when Oprah had her annual Black Crusaders gala on her private island 50 miles off the Florida coast (mentioned here in this episode of 30 Rock), Beyonce reached out to Deray and the two immediately hit it off, promising to love and protect each other for the rest of their lives.
5. Beyonce Web
There are no less than 1500 Beyonce fan accounts on Twitter. Why does this fan account get the privilege of an @Beyonce follow? Some will say it’s because of the 231k followers. Others will say it’s because it has been a Twitter user since 2010. I know it’s because the user sold her soul to the devil in exchange for first-access to paparazzi photos of the goddess. @Beyonceweb may be damned to hell, but she can rest assured that her work was worth it to bless the world with candid photos.
6. Ty Hunter
Ty Hunter has been styling for Beyonce and Beyonce syndicate, Destiny’s Child, since 1995. Beyonce was about 13 years old when she first met Hunter. She had just finished music class and had taken a walk outside to allow her vocal cords to cool down from all the hot power she was pushing. He was driving on the other side of town and could see in the distance a glimmering being reflecting the sun’s golden light. For a moment, he thought an angel had fallen from the cosmos, but nay, it was the beautiful starlet— not a girl, and not yet a woman. He immediately drove to the beam of light and vowed to dress her in couture for the rest of her life.
7. Angie Beyince
Little is known about the behind-the-scenes Vice President of Operations of Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment. She refers to Queen Regent Tina Knowles as aunt, and attests to spending every single summer with Beyonce and Solange watching the young girls sing. It can be assumed that Beyonce and Angie met by the grace that granted her the privilege of relation to the world’s greatest performer.
These two rhythm and blues singers have been friends since the dawn of time. Their melodic spirits were birthed from Angel Gabriel’s harpsichord. Legend says the two first connected in the mortal realm when Usher Raymond IV was harmonizing to the “Kit-Kat” theme while waiting in line at Stop & Shop in LA. All onlookers were entranced by his tunes except one mezzo-soprano who took the opportunity to riff. The two began a musical sing-off fit for royalty and producers of Star Search. Since then, they’ve been musical brethren.
9. Kelly Rowland
Every superhero needs a side kick, and every girl group needs its second lead. Kelly Rowland and Beyonce started Destiny’s Child together when they were aspiring singers growing up in Houston. Who knew they were going to form one of the best selling girl’s groups of all time? Beyonce knew. Kelly knew how to choose best friends, and for this, Ms. Rowland’s follow is all the more valuable.
Beyonce’s life has been so blessed, she wishes everyone could understand what it’s like to wake up and be Beyonce. In an effort to give back, she has created Beygood, allowing people to be the ‘Yonce they wish to see in the world.