And ESSENCE Fest headliner Kendrick Lamar was with her!
You know an awards show is going to be lit when Beyonce shuts it down before it even starts.
The Lemonade singer shocked the world when she made a surprise appearance at the BET Awards with a little help from 2016 ESSENCE Festival headliner Kendrick Lamar.
Queen Bey and K.Dot opened the 2016 awards show with their collab, "Freedom" (and we all subsequently lost our minds). The duo stomped around in a water-soaked stage while Beyonce whipped her hair like it was nobody’s business. Added bonus? Bey used a snipped from Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech.
Did you catch the opening act? What did you think?
Catch Kendrick Lamar at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival, July 1- 3 in New Orleans.