The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards weren’t about who opened the show—no offense to Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, or Jessie J. Instead, everyone was waiting for Queen Bey’s 16-minute performance Video Vanguard performance. And, as usual, Beyoncé did not disappoint.
Beyoncé hit the stage with shortened versions of just about every song from her latest album, from “Mine” and “Haunted” to “Drunk In Love” and “Partition.” And just when things seemed to sexy for TV, she ended the performance with an emotional tribute to her daughter, singing “Blue” before thanking all of her fans with a crowd-assisted “XO.”
Between her vocals, her dance moves, and her overall stage presence, the only way to sum up the performance was … flawless. Or as Blue Ivy put it when Jay Z brought her on stage, “Go mommy!”