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WATCH: Beyoncé (Literally) Shuts Down The Super Bowl

Remember that time Beyoncé’s halftime show brought the Super Bowl to a grinding gridiron halt for 35 minutes?

Thus is the power of Queen Bey’s hips. And her high octane, high electricity performance that caused a major power surge in the New Orleans Superdome, which was apparently not ready for all that jelly.

Bey growled and gyrated through a parade of hits, including “End of Time,” “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy” before Kelly and Michelle popped up out of nowhere (the stage), thus confirming rumors — and dispelling Michelle’s half-hearted lies — of a Destiny’s Child reunion.

The independent women got all “Bootylicious” with it then helped their dark overlord serenade the crowd with “Single Ladies.” Destiny’s bastard children barely got to put a ring on it, however, before Bey kicked them off stage so she could close the show with “Halo.”

All in all, Beyoncé proved why she’s the best live performer in the game, and yes it was all live. “I will absolutely be singing live,” she said prior to her showstopping performance. “I am well-rehearsed. This is what I was born to do.”

You say born, we say manufactured, either way, you did good, Bey. So good you cast enough shade to plunge the biggest American television event into darkness.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Feb 3, 2013
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  • 34 Comments
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      The Night the Lights Went Out in Louisiana?

      Feb 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Beyonce was awful. Her live singing voice is weak. The funniest part was watching her shake her wig like a stripper. Funny and sad.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 3:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      You sure they didn’t turn the lights out because she was terrifying the children?

      http://imgur.com/gallery/M1yEIrr

      Feb 4, 2013 at 4:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      That made me feel some sort of way.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 5:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      Because I’m not straight and don’t want to fuck her, because I’m not some gay power bottom who wants to be her…I am totally bored by her stripper, come hither, don’t you wanna fuck me schtick.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 7:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Brian: “Beyonce was awful.”

      Yeah, awful good. The only thing funny + sad are all the haters claiming it was the “worst show ever”, which is totally over-the-top. Like it or not (I loved it), it definitely was miles from “awful” or the “worst”, as several are claiming. If you’re going to hate, at least be subtle about it.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 7:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      I loved Kelly and Michelle’s entry, and I loved how Kelly can do everything Beyonce does on a stage. Michelle (as usual) was awkward and outshone by the other two, but somebody has to be the bottom bitch in that trio, poor Michele. The Destiny’s Child songs just don’t match Michelle’s voice.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 7:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shadeaux
      Shadeaux

      @fredo777: Very true. I don’t understand what the deal is with all the hateful comments.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 8:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PrettyLittleLiar
      PrettyLittleLiar

      Anyone who says that Beyonce has a weak voice, or that she didn’t kill it last night, or you don’t get her “stripper moves” is a crazy person. I mean, c’mon! The shade being thrown here is unbelievable. She sang her butt off, danced it off, and then shut off the power. Enough. Said.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 8:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Shadeaux: Neither do I.

      @PrettyLittleLiar: Preach!

      Feb 4, 2013 at 8:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach
      Eric Auerbach

      That was pretty good. Not as good as Madonna’s last year, but pretty good.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @QJ201: SO? You wanted Helen Reddy?

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @Brian: I bet you do great lip-synching…in your bedroom

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @hf2hvit: When I am at home I swear I sound just like Matthew Bellamy.

      He’s no Beyonce admittedly, he can only sing, play his own instruments and be a superb performer live who writes good, interesting music. So clearly it’s no contest.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PrettyLittleLiar
      PrettyLittleLiar

      I had a gay boner for Kelly. Holy crap! She was giving dark chocolate realness. And Michelle is still my favorite, even though she still can’t dance.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman
      ncman

      Since the lights were not on during her performance. And, the lights came back on for the start of the second half. And, there were several plays completed including an amazing kickoff return for a touchdown before the lights went out…… explain to me how Beyonce’s performance had anything to do with the power going out?????

      Oh, and singing LIVE. means there shouldn’t be a back track with Beyonce’s voice on it playing at any time during the performance. And, clearly there was.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @2eo: “When I am at home I swear I sound just like Matthew Bellamy.”

      And you’re neither Matthew or Bey, so I don’t quite get what your point is in this humblebrag for someone else’s supposed talent.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @ncman: “Oh, and singing LIVE. means there shouldn’t be a back track with Beyonce’s voice on it playing at any time during the performance. And, clearly there was.”

      This whole “constantly accuse Beyonce of lip-synching” thing is getting to be about as pathetic as the whole Obama reads from a teleprompter bit. Bey admitted that she sang along to a track during the anthem, sang it again live, + sang live at the super bowl. Deal with it.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @fredo777: Can’t decide if actually missed the point.

      Or failed at attempt to convey irony.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      @PrettyLittleLiar: Kelly is awesome isn’t she? Hopefully after the relative success of her last album, they’ll put more effort into her upcoming one. She’s just as good as Beyonce, I don’t understand why she’s comparatively so unsuccessful.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ncman
      ncman

      @fredo777: i didn’t say she was lip syncing here. But, all of the Beyonce voice that we heard last night was NOT coming live from her mouth. She was singing along with a backtrack of her own voice. You surely noticed there were times that her singing voice was being heard while her mouth wasn’t moving and the mic was no where near her mouth. There was more dancing any gyrating than there was singing going on.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      @ncman: Beyonce has always done this in her concerts. Most people find it impressive because she attempts, mostly successfully, to sing more powerfully than the backing track. I think she started doing this when she toured solo because after Destiny’s Child her voice sounds lonely on it’s own. Even to this day, I still expect to hear Kelly start the second verse whenever I hear a slow Beyonce song.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @2eo: I understood your attempt at irony, but don’t understand what Matthew Bellamy has to do with the subject at hand, since we’re only judging Beyonce’s performance + (since hf2hvit brought it up) your own dubious talent, by comparison. There are people who are arguably better than pretty much every performer on the planet, but that is entirely beside the point. Beyonce did a great job, in her particular style, + she is not trying to be Matthew Bellamy, as I’m sure he’s not trying to be Beyonce.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @ncman: Fair enough, but whether she decided to sing more than dance or dance more than sing, she was there to put on a show, which she did. It seems like people are expecting a half-time performance (a spectacle in its very nature) to stand on par with a night at the opera. “I wanted more artistry than flash + more substance than style…” Then, my friend, you should probably have forgone the Super Bowl + went to a museum, instead.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      On that note, I’m done with the subject. Later.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8
      Aidan8

      @QJ201: LOL Yeah, I’m with you on this… she was, IMHO, underwhelming.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @QJ201: How do you reach the conclusion, just because *you* don’t like her, that the only reasons anyone possibly could are the two you list?

      Feb 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PrettyLittleLiar
      PrettyLittleLiar

      @hamoboy: Her last album was pretty brilliant. I mean, her voice has come a long way from her last album, and she is taking some fantastic chances. I can’t get enough of her. And yes, Matthew Knowles also made her run laps in heels and sing right alongside Bey. Michelle… missed training camp. Still, I love Michelle.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      Much better than Madonna’s halftime show last year.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      That was the best Superbowl half time performance ever. Haters do what they do best, hate.

      Feb 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      I really enjoyed the Madonna show. Beyonce, not so much. It felt static. Best part of show was when the stage crapped out Kelly and Michelle. I guess because it kinda disseminated her ego a bit (she was annoying at press conference) and because Kelly is such an awesome gay ally. Plus, Kelly killed it in Single Ladies. I was fixated on her. Beyonce was like, Ok Bitch, You Can Get Off My Stage Now.

      Feb 5, 2013 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ttzach
      ttzach

      @ncman: Please let me know at what point was there a backing track besides the 15 seconds when she was dancing her ass off to end of time. She sang live that whole thing with her three back up singers. madonna lip-synched (poorly) for her whole show. just look at when she handed her mic to LMFAO and they had no sound…..
      ANd beyonce is a great gay ally, praising Frank Ocean etc. just stop hating

      Feb 6, 2013 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ttzach
      ttzach

      Please let me know at what point was there a backing track besides the 15 seconds when she was dancing her ass off to end of time. She sang live that whole thing with her three back up singers. madonna lip-synched (poorly) for her whole show. just look at when she handed her mic to LMFAO and they had no sound…..
      ANd beyonce is a great gay ally, praising Frank Ocean etc. just stop hating

      Feb 6, 2013 at 3:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenneth Okpeki
      Kenneth Okpeki

      The power cut at the venue of the 2013 superbowl which the 49ers played,the power cut made American female musician Beyonce Knowles look dim.Female American musician Kelly Rowland is my good friend.My name is Kenneth Okpeki from Lagos,Nigeria.

      Feb 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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