Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammys performance was every bit a tribute to all women who showed strength in the hardest of times.
On Sunday night, Queen Bey showed us for the millionth time why she is the mother of all slayers. Dressed in golden chains and garb that showed off her pregnant belly, the “Sorry” songstress wasn’t sorry at all for being so fabulous and inspirational.
Prior to her performance, Beyoncé was introduced by her mother, Tina Knowles.
“What makes me most proud—and why I’m here tonight to introduce Beyoncé—is the devotion and love I see in her for her daughter and the way she has always expressed love to all of those around her,” Knowles said. “I believe she earned nine Grammy nominations for her Lemonade album this year because of all of that and more. It’s evident in her powerful words and music.”
She added: “Ladies and gentlemen, with a mother’s pride, my daughter: Beyoncé.”
After which, Beyoncé commanded the stage like the alpha female that she is, singing “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” while dancers caressed her belly and every now and then, Warsan Shire’s powerful poetry is being heard through voice over.
“How to wear your mother’s lipstick? You must wear it like she wears disappointment on her face. Your mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained,” Queen Bey said.
Aside from Beyoncé’s 2017 Grammys performance, one of the highlights of the night was when she accepted the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album of the Year.
“We all experience pain and loss, and often we become inaudible,” the singer said. “My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable.”
She added, “This is something I want for every child of every race. And I feel it’s vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes.”
And Beyoncé may not have won Album of The Year that night but Adele sure as hell thinks she should have!
Queen Beyoncé, Mother of All Slayers. Long may she reign!