Credit: Beyoncé on Instagram

Beyoncé is still bootylicious even after all these years — not that we ever doubted that universal truth. Queen B recently went on an Instagramming kick and shared a ton of her best snapshots from over the years, and boy, are there a lot of Bey bests.

We get a look at her rocking a teeny-weeny orange bikini in Sports Illustrated way back in 2007 and showing off her acrobatic skills in 2011 for W Magazine (how did that hat stay on her head?). The most bootylicious photo of all, however, is a pic of Bey’s backside barely covered in a sheer, um, we’re actually not sure what to call it. Sarong? Half-pants? Whatever she’s wearing, Beyoncé looks fierce!

Credit: Beyoncé on Instagram

On a more somber note, there’s also a sweet picture of Beyoncé with fellow diva Aaliyah, who died at age 22 in a plane crash and would have turned 35 yesterday. “God bless baby girl,” Bey simply captions the black and white photo.

Beyoncé also added a photo of the two pop stars blowing kisses at the camera during the 2000 MTV Music Video Awards, less than a year before Aaliyah’s death on August 25, 2001. “We miss you,” Bey writes.

That’s how we know the reign of Beyoncé is just beginning: She can pivot from sexy to sweet in the course of just three Instagram photos.

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Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!