On Wednesday, Lady Gaga posted a photo from Houston on her Instagram account and included a bee emoji in her caption, kicking off speculation Beyoncé may be making a special appearance during the halftime show.
However, at her Super Bowl press conference Thursday afternoon, Gaga chided, “Don’t read anything into the little bee.”
While she remained coy on the possibility of the “Formation” singer making an appearance during her set, Gaga did weigh in on how Bey has influenced her.
“I was actually with her the last halftime show she did [last year], and she always is very inspiring and gives great advice — she’s a very focused and genuine performer,” Gaga, who sang the national anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl, said at the press conference. “I have sent her flowers since I’ve heard of her amazing news, on the way, so I’m excited about her new child — and I’m going to be taking the spirit of many performers with me on that stage when I go up there. I’m grateful to have wonderful women in this business that are supportive of me.”
Fans flooded the “Perfect Illusion” singer’s comments section with bee emojis and tagged Beyoncé, 35, in their posts. “TELEPHONE PART TWO PLEASE,” wrote one excited fan.
The superstars previously collaborated on Lady Gaga’s smash hit “Telephone” in 2009, and the song went on to be nominated for a Grammy. And the year before, Lady Gaga appeared in Beyoncé’s I Am…Sasha Fierce music video for “Video Phone.”
“I love Gaga,” Beyoncé previously said about her famous pal. “If she didn’t perform and she wasn’t a singer, just as a human being I love her to death. I’m all about women working together and supporting each other and learning from each other.”
The Lemonade singer, who debuted her single “Formation” during the halftime show last year after headlining in 2013, surprised her fans Wednesday by announcing she’s expecting two little ones with her husband Jay Z, 47. The couple welcomed their 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, in 2012.
“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” she captioned a photo of herself cradling her baby bump. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”