Beyonce and Jay Z performing at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
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NOBODY PUTS BEY-Z IN THE CORNER. Which is why anyone else opening this Grammy party would be ridiculous: Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love” is one of the most important songs of the year, and their love cannot be seconded. The performance was literally chill-inducing, with Beyonce posted up in ocean waves of fog on a chair, reminiscent of Flashdance. Consistent with her early-’80s, Broadway-influenced leotard steez, Bey was dressed in a gorgeous sheer-cage combo leotard by Nichole de Carle, sparkly polka-dotted Saint Laurent stockings with back seams, and black Stuart Weitzman jazz shoes for full Ann Reinking realness.
What Bey lacked in formality (and clothing), Jay made up for. It was a true married-life fantasia—she did her “Drunk in Love” loose-hips dance, and when Jay Z came out for his verse, he wore a tuxedo with polka dots that contrasted with Bey’s legwear. (Not positive about who made it, but between the droopy bow tie and Jay’s proclivities, we’d bet money it’s Tom Ford.) And for a song that was about being twisted and getting it on in the foyer, it was a fantastically classy way to start out any awards show. FANS DEMAND A REPRISE AT THE OSCARS.
+ WATCH BEYONCE AND JAY Z PERFORM ’DRUNK IN LOVE’ AT THE 2014 GRAMMYS