A staple at every Black family party is a line dance – specifically the Electric Slide. This is customary whether it’s a baby shower, birthday party, wedding or funeral. The Carter-Knowles family is no exception to this rule, and they never miss a beat.
Beyoncé’s mother Tina Lawson, who is known to share never-before-seen family moments and photos on her very active Instagram page, posted a video of the entire family having a typical family moment as they shuffle in unison to the classic “Before I Let You Go,” by Maze and Frankie Beverly. In the video, we see Beyoncé in the center of the formation (no pun intended) followed by her husband, Jay-Z, mother and stepfather, Richard Lawson. “Why at every party even a kid’s party do we have to do 10 versions of the Harlem shuffle, electric slide, cupid Shuffle, wobble Shuffle, The Texas shuffle —everything but the kitchen sink Shuffle,” she writes in the caption.
Fans delighted in seeing the typically guarded Carter family let loose. Some even commented that it may be the first time we (the people) have seen the usually cool and composed Jay Z bust a move on a dance floor.
Mama Tina admits that she is just like any mom in that sometimes she embarrasses her daughters with her social media posts. “If my kids had their way, I wouldn’t be on Instagram. I wouldn’t be on any social media,” she recently told Entertainment Tonight. One of her biggest online snafus in the past has been accidentally live streaming things without realizing it.
Tina has since deleted the video from her Instagram for reasons unknown, but the internet has saved it eternally via reposts. Keep these gems coming, Mama Tina.