Julius De Boer is an iconic figure among the BeyHive. He guards America’s national treasure, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, on a regular basis, stepping in to stop crazed fans and paparazzi. Now, Julius is getting the recognition he deserves.
Twitter user @babyheirandafro, real name Mariah, paid homage to Julius with a thread of the bodyguard’s most iconic moments,
“Honesty, I made the thread because Beyoncé is technically on ‘maternity leave’ and my Twitter timeline was getting boring so I was trying to think of something fun to do,” said Mariah. “I gathered up all of my favorite Julius videos and surprisingly the thread caught a lot of attention.”
Some of Julius’ iconic moments include the time he got into a fight with paparazzi while Bey and Jay were vacationing and the now iconic video of him holding Solange back during the infamous elevator fight.
“I would say as a whole the Beyhive likes Julius because he’s worked for Bey for so long, kind of like how we love Ashley Everett (dance captain) and Bey’s backup singers, they’ve worked with her for a decade,” Mariah added. “Since Bey doesn’t announce if she’ll be at an award show or not these days, if someone who’s there tweets that they saw her bodyguard, we know she’s in the building. There’s kind of this running joke that if you want to meet Beyoncé you have to get through Julius first.”
Julius is out here doing the lord’s work, making sure one of the most iconic singers alive never gets harmed. As one user said of Julius, “He should NEVER be overlooked.”
Thank you, Julius, we appreciate you.