Méité skated to a medley of "Run the World (Girls)" and a cover of "Halo" by Jasmine Thompson during the women's short program on Saturday night (February 10).
As previously reported, an old rule was lifted earlier this year, making this the first Olympic Games to allow athletes to skate to music with lyrics.
The performance landed Méité in ninth place overall, but she nevertheless delivered one of the most memorable skates of the evening.
Watch footage of her skate, and see some of the social media appreciation her performance garnered below.
Me: I always root for team USA in the Olympics!— Owen Ellis (@_owen_ellis) February 11, 2018
*French figure skater does routine to a medley of Beyoncé songs*
Me after: pic.twitter.com/YFzAtW2GkR
I don't care about how the skate goes, but Mae-Berenice Meité wearing pants and skating to Beyoncé is a powerful thing— Andrea (@aaperezzle) February 11, 2018
Thank you !!! :) and it's Jasmine Thompson 😉😚— Maé-Bérénice Méité (@MBMeite) February 11, 2018
Meet Maé-Bérénice Méité, an Olympic Figure Skater from France.— Annie Y (@BooksAndBoujee) February 11, 2018
- Dark skinned black woman
- Wore pants for her routine
- Skated to Beyoncé
HAPPY 👏 BLACK 👏 HISTORY 👏 MONTH 👏#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackGirlMagic #BlackExcellence #ItsTooColdForSkirtsOutThere pic.twitter.com/jYkEGqbkup