No one saw this coming. At 8 p.m. ET on the dot, dancers in African-inspired tribal paint walked down the aisle slowly while an excerpt of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech played. They took their place on the stage where...no other than King Bey BET awaited. Beyoncé, who had not appeared at the show in years (in person), completely slayed the entire internet. And then it got better: Kendrick Lamar joined her for a performance of "Freedom" her epic album Lemonade. This will be hard to top.
Ladies and gentlemen, BET showed every network how you open an awards show. The people agree.
ITS BEYONCE ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION NOW— doreen st. félix (@dstfelix) June 27, 2016
I just left the apartment to go find a puddle to splash in.— Mike Hinson (@HinsonMike) June 27, 2016
Zendaya, who appeared in the visuals for Lemonade, was sad that she missed out.
The one time I don't go....yonce is there— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 27, 2016
BET heard you talking sh-t, too, by the way. Like they said, "We got you."