This is Carly Rae Jepsen.
This is a sword.
And now Carly Rae Jepsen has one and this is a big deal.
Many of you may be asking whyyyyy this matters? Gather around. We're about to tell you a story.
Once upon a time — back in January of this year — a meme was born.
And honestly, why not? Fans were on board and just like that, a meme was born.
An army of fans gathered online to discuss giving their queen the weapon.
Art was created.
Plans were devised.
This was a movement.
But would they succeed?
Momentum was building. In April, a Twitter account was created to call out the injustice on a daily basis.
And then, on Aug. 4, 2018, during the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, thanks to the internet, a prophecy was fulfilled.
While Jepsen performed the appropriately titled song "Cut to the Feeling," a large, inflatable sword made its way through the crowd, onto the stage, and into her hand.