Beyonce’s new hairdo holds Internet hostage

Forget your troubles for a while and spend some time contemplating why Beyonce would chop off her luxurious locks.

It’s what all the cool kids are doing on Twitter today, ‘cause like the length of Mrs. Carter’s hair is big news, people.

Fans started flipping out when the singer posted photos on Instagram late Wednesday showing off a brand new blond pixie cut. (A few more snips and we would call it a Miley cut.)

Is it a wig, people wondered? Or is this the real hair she hides under all those wigs and extensions?

Who could blame her, really, if she did chop it off? It must have hurt like heck when she got her long hair caught in a fan onstage last month during a show in Montreal.

The summer leg of her Mrs. Carter Tour wrapped up this week, so now would seem like a good time to cut loose.

And of course, people are having fun with the new look on Twitter.

“Somewhere Kelly Rowland is eating the hair Beyonce cut off, hoping to absorb her powers.” @ComedyCentral.

“Beyonce singing if i were a boy and 5 years later she is a boy.” @TheJamesBoyle.