Queen B brought down the house at the 2017 Grammys awards. The most-nominated artist took the stage at L.A.’s Staples Center to perform a medley from Lemonade. The moody set began with “Love Drought” then “Sandcastles.”
The Lemonade singer who is expecting twins later this year dressed up in a custom House of Malakai dress having her gorgeous mom to introduce the performance.
“I’m blessed to have daughters—wonderful daughters—all of whom make me proud with everything they do. All Grammy winners tonight, too—that’s not on the script,” Tina Knowles began. “I am proud of their accomplishments, their self-confidence, and their desire to make a difference. What makes me most proud—and why I’m here tonight to introduce Beyoncé—is the devotion and love I see in her for her daughter and the way she has always expressed love to all of those around her. I believe she earned nine Grammy nominations for her Lemonade album this year because of all of that and more. It’s evident in her powerful words and music.”
She added, “Ladies and gentlemen, with a mother’s pride, my daughter: Beyoncé.”
Beyoncé’s set kicked off with a video montage that included her mother, Tina Knowles and daughter, Blue Ivy. The video also showed the singer baring her bump, similar to how she posed for her pregnancy photo-shoot.
“Do you remember being born? Are you thankful for the hips that cracked, the deep velvet of your mother and her mother and her mother? You look nothing like your mother; everything like your mother. You desperately want to look like her,” the 35-year-old performer cooed. “How to wear your mother’s lipstick? You must wear it like she wears disappointment on her face. Your mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained. I think of love as trees, growing to and from one another, searching for the same light. Why are you afraid of love? You think it’s not possible for someone like you, but you are the love of my life. The love of my life.” As the dancers fawned over Beyonce, she beamed with so much pride. In a voiceover, she said, “There is a curse that will be broken. One thousand girls raise their arms now that reconciliation is possible. If we’re gonna heal, let it be glorious.”
After her performance, Beyoncé shared some behind-the-scenes pictures via her website. Beyoncé didn’t walk the red carpet earlier nor did she seat in the arena, however, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter were seated in the crowd before Beyoncé sang.
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