Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande may have opened the MTV Video Music Awards with a showstopper; however, no one closes out an awards show like Queen Bey.
Beyoncé shut down the VMAs with an epic 16-minute medley of a dozen of her songs.
It was sexy, sensual, raw, and emotional.
It was flawless.
The singer’s performance came in lieu of accepting the the Video Vanguard Award, MTV’s equivalent to a lifetime achievement award.
Here’s how it went down.
Beyoncé came out on stage surrounded by a group of dancers while singing “Mine.”
She was then joined by a group of dancers with the name of the song on fire in the background.
The moment Bey joined in to dance fans went wild.
Girls in lacey lingerie joined in for her next song, “Haunted.”
There was a quick segway into “No Angel,” and then another Beyoncé popped up on a screen behind the Yoncé singing “Jealous.”
And just like that, the performance cranked the dial up a few notches with two of Beyoncé’s raunchier singles “Blow” and “Cherry.”
From there, Beyonce switched gears again to her more sensual “Drunk in Love.”
Beyonce then took it to a pole for “Partition.”
Watch her performance below.
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