If there was any reason to doubt Beyonce’s perfection, she laid it to rest Sunday night while wearing a bejeweled bodysuit at the 2014 MTV VMAs with her 17-minute, album-consuming, jaw dropping performance.
Beyonce received the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” and in turn performed a rapid fire medley of the 14 songs from her latest album, “Beyonce,” beginning with “Mine” and ending with “Flawless” and “XO.”
It was Beyonce at her best.
“MTV, welcome to my world.”
Along with all 14 songs, Beyonce completed it with choreography that could kill, including the signature couch move and her backup dancers swinging around stripper poles.
The network had teased that a surprise guest would present Beyonce’s award, and it turned out to be husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, seemingly squashing all divorce rumors.
The VMAs is the same award show where Beyonce famously revealed her pregnancy.
Beyonce ended with a short speech alongside Jay Z and Blue Ivy on stage, concluding the show fifteen minutes earlier than scheduled.
“My beloved: I love you. My fans: I love you. MTV: I love you. Good night.”
She joins the ranks of other Video Vanguard honorees alongside Timberlake, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Michael Jackson.
by Kaitlan Collins