BET’s Debra Lee Explains How They Kept Beyoncé Performance A Secret

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Everyone was pleasantly surprised when Beyoncé opened up the 2016 BET Awards, as there had been no prior announcement that it was happening. As one could imagine, it was quite the task to make it happen AND keep it a secret, and BET’s Debra Lee explains just how much of a task it was to Billboard. “She committed several weeks ago,” Debra said. “We had four tons of water that we had to get on the stage and then clean up after her performance. We were worried about electricity and other things that could go wrong. But we wanted her to have the performance she wanted. She hadn’t been to the awards in a few years. After hearing her new music, I thought it was important for her to be there. She has a show in England tomorrow night, so it was great of her to agree to stay because it wasn’t the perfect timing. I saw the rehearsal the night before the show and that’s when I first learned that Kendrick Lamar was part of it. She does the water dance in her concert but with all women. But Beyoncé thought it was important to have men and women of color come together. She wanted this to be a performance she’d never done before. She wanted it to be epic, and it was.”


(Video) Solange Celebrates The Big 3-0 With Beyoncé & The Family

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Solange Knowles celebrated her 30th birthday over the weekend, and did so in style by renting a beautiful ranch-style home in San Patricio, New Mexico. All of her closest friends and cousins were there, as well as big sis Beyoncé and her hubby Jay Z! According to TMZ, the weekend featured a pool party, New Orleans-style catering, Domino’s pizza, visiting the White Sands National Monument and more. Check out a few pics in the gallery and video below. Happy birthday, Solo!


(Video) Tina Lawson Accepts Beyonce’s Video Of The Year Award For ‘Formation’ At The 2016 BET Awards

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Beyonce won BET’s video of the year award for the Formation music video. Unfortunately the queen bee wasn’t able to accept the award herself due to the fact that she had to catch a plane to London for one of her shows for the Formation World Tour. Mama Tina Lawson accepted the award on her daughters behalf. Check out the rest of the story after the jump!


(Video) Standing Ovation!: Beyonce And Kendrick Lamar Open Up The 2016 BET Awards

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Yaaass Beyonce! Beyonce opened up the 2016 BET Awards and litterlly didn’t disappoint. I mean has she ever done a performance that wasn’t phenomenal? I don’t think so. She performed her song “Freedom” along side Kendrick Lamar and they both killed it!


(Video + Photos) Beyonce Will Be Performing At The BET Awards Tonight!

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Ladies! Are you ready to get in formation? It has been confirmed that the Queen Bey is hitting that BET Awards stage tonight. Hit the jump to see how her squad is setting the mood!


(Video) Teen Has A ‘Formation’ Inspired Performance Before She Made Her Prom Entrance

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One teen got all the way in ‘Formation’ before her prom entrance. This girl got so creative, she even got back up dancers performing with her.


(Video) Beyoncé – Sorry

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Today Beyoncé officially releases the video to her song “Sorry,” which is off of her platinum-selling album “LEMONADE.” The video is pulled from the HBO special that premiered in April.


(Video) Bey Hive News: Beyonce’s Writer Talks About How Beyonce’s Song ‘Love Drought’ Isn’t About Jay-Z

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Beyonce’s writer has come forward and is dishing out what the Queen Bee’s song “Love Drought” is really about. Her writer is saying that it’s not about Jay-Z. If the song isn’t about Jay-Z then who could the song possibly be about? Check out the video after the jump to find out!


(Video) NBA: Family Members Of Warriors Players Can Blame Jay Z & Beyonce For Being Stuck On A Bus

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Ayesha Curry and other Warriors fans were just full of conspiracy theories last night. They didn’t start when the game was over either, the theories were in the air even before the game. Family members of Warriors players were on a bus to the arena when they were held on the bus at the entrance and not allowed to get off. That led Ayesha to tweet “10 mins til game time and the whole teams families are sitting here on a bus. They won’t let us in yet. Interesting tactic though. Again.” She then shared her “views” from the bus, all the while thinking the Cavs were playing mindgames. Turns out, Mrs. Curry and other people on the bus just were not important enough because the real reason they had to wait on the bus was because of Beyonce & Jay Z entering the arena.


(Photo) DJ Khaled Thanks Beyonce For Allowing Him To Join The Formation Tour

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DJ Khaled has now taken to Instagram to thank Beyonce for allowing him to join her on the Formation tour. Khaled expressed how he had the time of his life. He once spoke on even being nervous to speak to B.


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