Beyonce Is Unapologetically Black During Her 2016 MTV VMA Performance

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Beyonce stole the show at the 2016 MTV VMAs, bringing her girls from Lemonade with her as well as some very important mothers who represent a very important movement.

The Queen took home eight Moonmen for Lemonade, including “Video of the Year” for “Formation,” at this year’s award ceremony and also took to the stage for an amazing and on-point performance that lasted a little over 15 minutes. Before she took the stage to perform and accepted her awards, she took to the VMAs Red Carpet with her own special squad.

Bey was joined by the mothers of Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Oscar Grant (aka the Mothers of the Movement) as well as her artists, sisters Chloe and Halle, and a whole slew of other women who appeared in her Lemonade film.

#Beyonce brought the entire cast of her #Lemonade album to the #VMA's! Via: @mattymcd

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Beyonce’s 15-minute performance was laden with pro-feminism and pro-black messages (and was on point as usual). IOne controversial moment from the performance comes during the song “Pray You Catch Me”, when her dancers depicted police violence onstage by falling to the sounds of gunshots and being covered in a red spotlight to portray the bloody aftermath. If you’ve got a bit of free time, we’d definitely suggest you take a look at Queen Bey kill it (again) at the VMAs:

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