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Beyonce's Lemonade impacted Seth Meyers' female writers

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After less than a week, Beyoncé’s Lemonade album and film already have made an indelible impact on the culture. Twitter has been jammed with jokes about “Becky with the good hair” while declaring “middle fingers up.” However, nowhere has Lemonade‘s impact been more powerful than the halls of Seth Meyers’ office at Late Night.

For instance, one of his female employees stopped by Meyers’ office for help. After telling her that “my door is always open,” the woman — dressed in a goldenrod ruffled dress, obviously — shattered his door with a baseball bat, a la Beyoncé in the “Hold Up” segment. “No, now your door’s always open, bitch boy,” she said. 

Later, Meyers had to apologize to the woman for cutting one of her sketches due to an overly long David Duchovny interview. The woman responded with the kind of poetry that populates the Lemonade video, although she had to whisper one key line given TV regulations.

“What are you gonna say at my funeral, now that you’ve killed me?” she said. “‘Here lies the writer of my life, whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my jokes.'” 

Finally, after smashing a co-worker’s birthday cake with a baseball bat, the women set fire to Meyers’ office. “My comic books were in there,” he complained.

Watch the full clip below.