Beyoncé made it crystal clear she was not gracing the Grammys stage this year, but that didn’t stop her and her husband, JAY-Z, from still being the highlight of the annual awards show.
The Carter’s presence at the Grammys was understandably up in the air, with many artists “boycotting” the biggest night in music and Knowle’s confirming she would not be blessing us with her stage excellence. But, low and behold, the cameras panned to reveal they were in the building, showing up fashionably late, taking not only the viewers by surprise but Megan Thee Stallion as well.
BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z????? pic.twitter.com/wZrEnHlikJ
— christianˣ (@UNGODLYERA) March 15, 2021
Despite being tardy for the party on purpose, Queen Bey and her hubby were right on time to see the Stallion take home the award for Best Rap Song for “Savage Remix.” Beyoncé didn’t participate in Thee Stallion’s classy, bougie, ratchet performance of the record, but she did join her fellow Houstonian on stage to accept the award.
Little did we know that epic moment would supply us with meme gold thanks to Megan Thee Stallion having a fangirl moment showing she’s still like the rest of us and Beyoncé’s very stoic look when host Trevor Noah announced she made history at the time tying for the most Grammy wins by a female artist.
— HipHopWired (@HipHopWired) March 15, 2021
“Beyoncé, you just made Grammy history!”
— Kathleen Newman-Bremang (@KathleenNB) March 15, 2021
Beyonce would go on to make history twice in one night when she took home the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade,” cementing her as the most decorated female artist ever in Grammy history. In her speech, the ever so humble artist said she was “so honored” and “so excited” to accept the record-breaking award.
Black excellence, indeed.
As you can imagine, Beyoncé’s loyal fans loved every single moment featuring the queen of the Beyhive. You can peep all of the reactions to The Carter’s actually showing up and Bey making history in the gallery below.
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Fashionably Late JAY-Z & Beyoncé Still Managed To Steal The Show At The Grammys was originally published on hiphopwired.com
We felt it too sis.
The Beyonce effect.
She absolutely was more excited about seeing Bey pic.twitter.com/uGOD4UrEN9— KD (@Fly_Sistah) March 15, 2021
We totally understand.
Beyonce just made history. HERSTORY. You can tell she's trying to hold back some of the emotions as she delivers this acceptance speech. #GRAMMYs— 😷🌞 Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) March 15, 2021
Beyoncé only leaves her bed to make history and that’s really it for me.— mya bri abe. (@myabriabe) March 15, 2021
Beyoncé just realized she was Beyoncé while on stage pic.twitter.com/Ldlj2i6j23— oni (@__Onixivy_) March 15, 2021
Congrats to the Grammys for Beyonce accepting your awards— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) March 15, 2021
I think she wanted this to just be Megan’s moment and was annoyed 😭 a humble & modest Queen https://t.co/cfls1hD6es— Tarek Ali (@itstarekali) March 15, 2021
Yeah, we think so too. Still a dope moment, and Megan definitely didn’t mind.
Beyoncé was like bitch WTF I do? pic.twitter.com/O8zH5lIVQv— landon (@CORNYASSBITCH) March 15, 2021
Y’all play too much, LOL.
Beyoncé thought they was going ask her to do some shit. She was terrified. LMAOOOOOOO— ButterKup. (@_iPiiNKYPROMiSE) March 15, 2021
She damn sure did, LOL.