Beyonce and Jay-Z Nod to Meghan Markle in Brit Awards Acceptance Video

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Beyonce and Jay-Z

On social media, some Twitter users called the move "political," suggesting that the couple intended to show support for the Duchess of Sussex in response to the hostile treatment she's received from the media.

During their acceptance speech for best international group (for The Carters) at the Brit Awards in London, Jay-Z and Beyonce, who were not present at the award ceremony, appeared in a video alongside a regal framed Meghan Markle painting. 

Positioned on either side of the royal portrait, the musicians mimicked her expression. "Thank you so much to the Brit awards for this incredible honor, you guys have always been so supportive. Everything is love, thank you," Beyonce said, holding the statuette. 

At the end of the video, the two turned around to face the Markle portrait. 

On social media, some Twitter users called the move "political," suggesting that the couple intended to show support for the Duchess of Sussex in response to her receiving hostile attention from the British media and tabloid press.

Earlier this month, George Clooney, a friend of Markle and who was present at her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, compared the media's pursuit of her to the relentless way that Princess Diana was pursued in the 1990s, saying she is being "vilified and chased."

Many Twitter users supported Jay-Z and Beyonce's video and its message.

The Brit Awards took place Wednesday at the O2 Arena and were live-streamed on YouTube.