[artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist] didn’t even have to be in the building to run things.
The “Run the World (Girls)” songstress wasn’t able to attend the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 26) but that didn’t stop the diva from rocking the crowd remotely by performing via satellite from her headlining gig at the Glastonbury festival in England.
Following an introduction from Ne-Yo, Bey started off with her 4 track “Best Thing I Never Had.” Sporting a dark leotard under a sequined belted jacket and ankle booties, the superstar belted the power ballad in front of a packed audience waving international flags.
Bey then segued into another spankin’ new 4 cut, the Afrobeat-powered jam “The End of Time.” The hitmaker worked some Motherland-inspired grooves to the dancefloor-ready track, pumping her elbows and flinging her curls about, flanked by a quartet of similarly fierce dancers with big hair and snug leotards. After some muscled-up male dancers joined the party, the songstress kicked up the energy, leading the crew through a hip-twisting dance breakdown. Bey closed the uptempo set with a screen of pyro that rained onto the stage.
Earlier this month, when tracks from the star’s highly anticipated album 4 hit the Web prematurely, Bey explained the inspiration behind her booty-jiggling anthems.
“When I record music I always think about my fans singing every note and dancing to every beat. I make music to make people happy and I appreciate that everyone has been so anxious to hear my new songs.”
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