Remember when Channing Tatum participated in the always-insane “Lip Sync Battle” with an internet-breaking rendition of Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)?” The actor went balls to the wall with his divalicious performance, dressing in full Bey drag and twerking his windblown-wigged heart out before Beyonce herself manifested onstage for a fleeting but epic finale.
Well, to hear Channing relive the experience, coming face-to-drag-face with Queen B was utterly “terrifying.”
“That is the first time I ever met her, right there,” the actor said during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airing Thursday. “I won’t even tell you what I had to do to essentially get her assistance.”
Turns out, Channing only contacted Beyonce’s camp to ask if he could perform with a cardboard cutout of her majesty’s likeness. But one thing led to the next and soon enough, he was graced with her evanescent presence.
“She’s like Keyser Söze,” he said, referring to Kevin Spacey’s character in “The Usual Suspects.” “You never see her until all of sudden you’re just like, ‘It happened! Wait… that was her, right?’ And then you always know she’s somewhere in the world that can reach out and touch you.”
The best part about Channing’s story is that Beyonce texted him after the show and apparently said, “Hey, I would love to meet you [and Jenna Dewan-Tatum] and hang out when you’re not looking like me… it’s so terrifying.”
We’ll be awaiting pics from a Channing/Jenna-Beyonce/Jay Z double date. In the meantime, revisit Channing and Bey slaying the stage together, because you know you want to.