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Beyoncé Releases Queen Nefertiti-Inspired Merch

Beyoncé just released her spring 2018 merch collection through her online shop. Queens recognize other queens; the collection pays homage to the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. The drop features short- and long-sleeved shirts, crop tops and a black hoodie. All of the items have pictures of Queen Bey in headgear that resembles Nefertiti’s famous crown. The pieces range in price from $35 to $60.

Bey’s collection comes after the Today show’s recent significant backlash for airing a segment during Black History Month that showed high-tech imaging of Queen Nefertiti as a White woman.

Take a look at the collection in the gallery above.

Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.