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Beyoncé's MTV VMAs performance had us calling to the heavens

Queen Bey turned MTV Video Music Awards into her own mini-concert

By Nalisa Alia Amin | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Beyoncé's VMA perf
Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

There is literally no stopping Beyoncé. Just when we thought dropping a surprise album was shocking enough, here she is catching everyone offguard yet again by performing a 15-minute medley of said album at the MTV Video Music Awards this morning. We're currently typing from a hospital with an oxygen tank support as she took our breath away. 

The performance started off with her sitting in the middle of her dancers recreating 'The Mother of Mary', as she sang her slow ballads including Mine sans Drake (we think he's still stuck in that chair from Nicki Minaj's Anaconda video), No Angel, Haunted and JealousThe Holy Ghost of Beysus broke the performance mid way to announce, "MTV, welcome to my world." The whole world shook and the crowd (including us and the internet) fell off our chairs. 

Picking up the pace, the singer turned up the heat with her cheeky single, Blow, then brought the house down with Drunk In Love (surfboard!) with an array of glittery dancer derrieres as her backdrop. She slowed. She slowed it down again with sultry number Rocket, but her performance of Partition took the cake as she posed like a sex goddess on a chair and between poles.

Just as we were getting hot and bothered, the 32-year-old changed the momentum again by playing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's now famous feminism speech, standing in front of the word 'FEMINIST'. That image exudes what feminism is all about. We're not a bunch of angry women who hate men. A feminist is a woman who believes in social, political and economic equality and strives for success without being degraded for our gender. That is what Beyoncé is trying to portray. Our fists are up in the air for this. 

After slaying everybody all over the world with ***Flawless, Beyoncé mellowed down by performing Blue, her personal song dedicated to her daughter Blue Ivy, who was in the audience sitting on her daddy's lap. Then she ended the whirlwind performance by singing XO and dedicating it to her all her fans.

Seconds after she finished performing her last song, she broke down in tears when husband Jay-Z (what divorce?) and her daughter, Blue, came on stage to present Beyoncé the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. Jay-Z crowned her "the best entertainer in the world" while Blue clapped up a storm and sneakily went to the microphone to cheer her mummy with a "Good job mummy!" Ugh. Our hearts turned to butter.

Oh, the feels. It's just too much. Watch the full performance here.


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