So, was it just me, or did Normani Kordei just let the world that she did not come to play with you hoes, she came to slay, bitch, last night at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards?!

As someone who’s been closely following Beyoncé since day one and ran one of the biggest Beyoncé fansites in the world for several years, I feel like I am of a certain “authority” to let folks know who the “next Beyoncé” will be. And her name is Normani Kordei.

Normani, 21, was born in 1996, just one year before Destiny’s Child released their debut single “No No No.” She’s been performing professionally as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony since she was a teenager (like Beyoncé with Destiny’s Child). And now that Fifth Harmony is on an “indefinite hiatus,” she’s ready to kick off her career as a solo artist (like Beyoncé).

As Normani prepares for her solo career, she recently released a collaboration single with Khalid called “Love Lies.” She performed that song with Khalid Sunday night (May 21) at the 2018 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, and absolutely KILT IT!

After Khalid sung his part, Normani came out and made the stage her bitch. See the following GIFs for a visual representation of that:

See what I mean?! Ladies and gentlemen, meet Beyoncé 2.0!!

Twitter seems to agree too:

Also, peep this excerpt from a Billboard article highlighting the night’s best performances:

The star-making turn at the BBMAs performance of “Love Lies” was undoubtedly Normani’s, looking like Beyoncé with the hallway poses of her intro, equally scorching with her moves and vocals, and managing to fill the stage as much on her own as she ever did with her fellow 5Hers.

Believe it or not, Beyoncé IS human, and as she gets older, we will need someone to fill her shoes heels. I’m here for Normani Kordei being in that position. And apparently, the Queen has been watching her too!

In an interview with Hot 97 last month, Normani talked about meeting Beyoncé.

“When I met her we just casually talked. She was like ‘Oh my gosh’ she didn’t even give me a chance to introduce myself,” Normani told the radio station. “She looks at me she says, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve been waiting so long to meet you.’ … She was just like ‘You keep doing your thing. I’m really proud of you. I’m watching you.'”

Watch Normani’s show-stealing Billboard Awards performance (oh, yeah, Khalid was there too) below:

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