Not only did Beyoncé shut down the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with a 15-plus minute performance for the ages, she also helped slam the lid on those pesky divorce rumors with a family affair moment that made the Beyhive shout and the Internet melt down.
Mid-way through the show-closing set, the camera caught Blue Ivy smiling and singing along to “Drunk In Love” while sitting on Jay Z’s lap. And as if it wasn’t enough of a Carter Administration moment already, when the epic run through songs from Queen Bey’s self-titled album was over, the whole fam took the stage together for one of the most touching, emotional moments in VMA history.
Jay came up with Blue Ivy on his hip to present his wife with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and just the sight of Jigga and Blue made the usually unflappable Bey break out the waterworks. Jay immediately embraced Mrs. Carter and brought her in for a tender hug and kiss on the head as Blue clapped and got a smooch from mommy.
And did we mention the big lip-lock with Jay before he handed over the moonman? Take that, haters! “Yah mommy!” Blue Ivy said, clapping for the shiny trophy (and her moms). “And the recipient of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award and the greatest living entertainer, Beyoncé,” Jay said as Queen Bey humbly bowed her head and took hold of the Moonman with a smile you couldn’t deny.
“I’m so full,” she said, her voice cracking, as the crowd on the floor of the Forum chanted her name. “I have nothing to say, but I feel so much gratitude. I thank God for this moment,” said added, turning to her family and beaming.
“Boo boo I love you, my beloved I love you,” she said to Blue and Jay. And then, with one more family hug and a nod to the exits, the Carters walked off stage. Together.