This theme continued as Bey took the stage wearing a blinding gold dress and headpiece. (Haters, wear your sunglasses.) She obviously didn’t do her usual upbeat dance numbers, but she did do a chair stunt that gave everyone a heart attack.
“We all experience pain and loss, and often we become inaudible. 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 said. “It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty, so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families—as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys—and see themselves, and have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race.”
She may have lost Album and Record of the Year to Adele, but Bey still got a shoutout from the singer for inspiring her. Heck, Adele even broke her Album of the Year award and gave half to Beyoncé. [cue scene from Mean Girls]
After everything we learned two things: first, if Beyoncé can perform in the Grammy’s, then she can definitely do Coachella. Second, it’s official that everything this family touches turns into gold—or a headline.
Now excuse us while we wait for the Grammy’s re-run.