Push it: Beyonce & her family dressed up as Salt-n-Pepa for Halloween

Even an ice-cold, Halloween-hating B like me appreciates it when someone puts a lot of time, effort, thought and humor into their costume. That’s how it is for Beyonce’s Halloween costume. She and her family did a theme, and the theme was Salt N’ Pepa. YAS!!!

I’m looking through the ‘80s photos of Salt N Pepa to figure out who Beyonce is supposed to be channeling. I think she’s Spinderella. I think Blue Ivy was Salt and Tina Knowles-Lawson was Pepa. Jay-Z got into too, but he just looked like some rando ‘80s guy. Still, it’s super-cute. And I love that the theme was mostly about the women, that there are three generations of Knowles women representing Salt N Pepa, one of the most iconic girl groups of all time. Jay is a sidenote!! As it should be.

This is what Bey posted. God, I’m so old that I remember going to my first sleepover and we were all singing “Push It.”

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Photos courtesy of WENN, Instagram.

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  1. Lucy says:

    Awesome. Bey&Co always deliver for Halloween imo.

  2. Megan says:

    They won Halloween.

  3. HK9 says:

    Now that’s a fun costume!

  4. MissMerry says:

    very cute.

    I wonder: where does Beyonce and her family go for halloween though?

    I wonder these things.

  5. my3cents says:

    Wow she really looks good with red lipstick, why doesn’t she do it more often?
    Cute costumes!

    • QQ says:

      I was thinking the Same thing, I Totally love when she does the deep lipsticks

      Also this is super duper cute, It’s been a lot of 90s throwback costumes, and a LOT of Joanne the Scammer, Which to me Teyana Taylor was extremely amazing

  6. Miss V says:

    This is so random, but I didn’t know B had those cute freckles on the side of her face. She’s usually so caked with make-up. I think she looks better without it. Just a random opinion thrown in there. The costumes are great! Blue Ivy always has that feisty look in her eyes. You can tell she’s a sassy one.

    Everyone have a fun & safe Halloween!

  7. cakecakecake says:

    lord, I remember I wanted to be Salt and cut my hair like that w/o permission. LOL!

    They look cute

  8. JeanGray says:

    I think Bey and Tina were S&P and Blue Ivy was Spinderella, their DJ

    • Loopy says:

      Actually B is Salt, Blue is Pepa and Tina is Spinderella. And Jay Z was Kadeem from A Different World.

      • MC2 says:

        Yes! Dwayne Wayne! He was one of my all time favorite characters on TV growing up……One of my first crushes after Macgver & TC from Magnum. Best choice of the three by far!

  9. Lynnie says:

    All I’m just saying is that she needs to make Darkyoncé an official thing 😍

  10. Kaylah says:

    Ever since they’ve had a child they have been consistently killing it on Halloween. The Janet/Michael, Frida Kahlo/Jean Michel Basquiat/Baby Basquiat, Coming to America costume,etc.
    And it has been really cute watching a man go from only briefly hanging Jason masks around his neck to really going all out with wigs, fake staches and everything!

    BTW Kaiser, Jay is Dwayne Wayne from A Different World. It was a Cosby show spinoff.

  11. Delta Juliet says:

    Holy smokes Blue is growing up! She’s a beautiful little girl.

    Love Salt N Pepa :)

  12. ElleBee says:

    Mama Tina looks so young. They all look super fab especially Bey with the darker hair. I love that Jay Z just seems content to let his ladies be great and just stay in the background.

    I hate to be this person but Bey looks a little full in the middle. Blue 2? I hope so.

  13. Julie says:

    Blue is so cute.

  14. Anilehcim says:

    This is amazing!!!!

    Jay as Dwayne Wayne is amazing!!! Miss that show so much.

  15. Nikki says:


  16. KB says:

    What is the graffiti thing she’s touching about? I think it says Knowles Crew. Is the Blue Bell thing just a nod to Texas or what?

  17. Val says:

    I love it!!

  18. Kerry says:

    Jay isn’t some random 80s guy, he’s Dwayne Wayne from “A Different World”

  19. me says:

    Beyonce looks amazing with dark hair…reminds of the early DC days.

  20. Kitten says:

    Wicked cute! Good execution–very authentic.

  21. MellyMel says:

    I really like that dark hair on her. They kill it every Halloween! Family Halloween goals!

  22. BackstageBitchy says:

    Salt N Peppa!
    D.C. in the 80s!
    I was just transported back to my 8th grade D.C. public school dance in the gym….