Hours before show time it was confirmed that Queen Bey and her husband would kick things off and all bets were on "Drunk in Love" for the song of choice. The video for her sultry single from Beyonce finds the 32-year-old writhing on the beach, until Jay Z casually slides in with a glass of D'USSE — and the couple was just as sexy and cool for the live rendition.
The stage looked like the scene out of a sexy cabaret show, with Beyonce posing seductively on a chair, enveloped in smoke, as the curtains lifted. When the dim lights turned on and her first vocals came booming through the arena, you could almost taste the aroma of sex appeal in the air.
That chair might be the luckiest piece of furniture in the world, as Bey spent plenty of the performance grinding and werkin' it while seated, her mesh body suit leaving very little, but just enough, to the imagination.
As expected, Jay Z showed up his in black and white three-piece suit and bow tie to spit his verse on the track. The couple held hands as they exited the rotating stage platform and did a full, sexy strut towards the audience that was fit for any haute couture runway.
When they finally stopped, and inched closer to each other, Jay Z reached down and got himself a full handful of wifey or, in Bey's own words, a handful of that "good good." And yes, Beyonce worked it extra hard when she sang about that "surfboard" move that has probably inspired a lot of behind-the-scenes action for her fans.
Jay Z and Beyonce are nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with their Magna Carta Holy Grail duet "Part II (On The Run)." Although the award was set to be presented during the pre-telecast, it was yet to be handed out by the time they performed. Did they demand to be presented with the award live?
We'll definitely be seeing more of Jay and Bey tonight. Stay tuned.