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TOWSON, Md. (WUSA9) -- Need an excuse to skip class and being "sick" or "the dog ate my homework" aren't viable options, how about trying "because it's Beyonce's birthday"?

That's what one Towson student did, tweeting a screenshot of her email to a professor explaining that she would "not be in class today due to this holiday. On September 4, 1981, The Lord blessed us all with the Goddess that is Queen Beyonce Knowles-Carter's birthday."

The student later said in a now-deleted tweet that she was only trying to save the email to drafts but accidentally clicked send.

Wonder if she had her absence excused?

This story was originally reported by Buzzfeed.

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