MTV VMAs 2014: Beyonce’s Video Vanguard Award Performance Includes Home Videos of Blue and Jay Z


The Queen has claimed her throne! On Sunday, Aug. 24 inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Beyonce took the stage for 15 glorious minutes to perform a medley of songs from her latest album before accepting her Video Vanguard Award. 

Wearing a bedazzled, rainbow-colored Tom Ford bodysuit throughout the entirety of her performance, Queen Bey lit up the stage from her booty poppin’ moves to her killer vocals. 

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Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Starting off the set with the mid-tempo “Mine,” Bey, 32, transitioned into to favorites like “Drunk in Love” and “Partition,” while also including lesser-known songs like the sex jam “Rocket” and the emotionally intense “Jealous.”

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Beyonce wore a Tom Ford bodysuit during her Video Vanguard Award performance at the 2014 MTV VMAs on Aug. 24. Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage

While singing her hit “Drunk in Love,” she was surrounded by dancers covered in sparkling gold body paint in thongs and bras. After taking a spin around a stripper pole during the lovably raunchy “Partition,” the noted feminist transitioned into her girl power anthem “Flawless.” 

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Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. Larry Busacca/Getty Images

She also sang a snippet of the Nicki Minaj “Flawless” remix, in which she referenced the Jay Z/Solange Knowles elevator fight, singing, “Of course sometimes s–t go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

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Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Taking a turn for the emotional, the mother of Blue Ivy Carter, 2, then belted her song “Blue” while home videos of her daughter and husband Jay Z flashed behind her. She ended the performance singing her love song “XO,” in a dedication to her many fans. 

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Jay Z and Blue Ivy watched Beyonce perform during the 2014 MTV VMAs on Aug. 24. Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage

Throughout the set, Jay and little Blue proudly looked on from the audience, clapping and smiling. 

In December 2013, Beyonce released her fifth self-titled studio album on iTunes without any promotion, smashing the site’s digital download records overnight. In January, she opened the Grammys with husband Jay Z singing their duet “Drunk in Love,” complete with a sexy chair dance. 

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