They came to slay, bitch.
This weekend, Bey and Jay came to slay. Taking to the incredible stage at the London Stadium, their two sold-out shows absolutely conquered with hit after hit after hit keeping the audience on their feet dancing the entire 34 song set.
If that wasn’t enough, Saturday night also saw them announce their brand new joint album Everything Is Love and subsequently snatch wigs everywhere.
Here, we’re gonna take you through some of our fave moments from the show because TBH I don’t think we’ll ever be over it.
“The Queen” and “The Gangster”
In between bangers, a huge movie played out throughout the show. Featuring Bey and Jay as “The Queen” and “The Gangster”, the screen set up made it seem like we were at a huge drive-in movie featuring our new fave film stars.
Playing his 2004 hit “99 Problems”, Jay-Z performed in front of a visually stunning montage of famous celeb mugshot montages. Including his own, David Bowie and loads of others, as the pics were projected onto the huge screen behind him, it was an absolutely breathtaking moment.
Walking down one of the two catwalks protruding into the crowd from the stage, Beyonce performed an incredible Stomp The Yard-esque routine in the middle of the badass anthem “Sorry”. Yelling “suck on my balls”, it was an absolute #moment.
This wasn’t just a concert, this was an art installation. With staging created by STUFISH – the company behind Rolling Stones’ recent concert staging too – it was an incredible structure full of surprises. With secret stairs coming out over the audience, a huge four-storey high “performer wall” where all the musicians and dancers showed their talents, and moving treadmills along the catwalks on which Bey showed us just how a strut is meant to look, the company pulled off the most incredible staging we’ve ever seen.
Taking full advantage of “The Bridge” – a massive chunk of the stage which could move and travel over the audience – Queen Bey busted some serious moves whilst flanked by her incredible dancers. Complete with 50 lights and 10 smoke machines integrated into the moveable bit of stage, as Jay-Z joined it really got the crowd “going gorillas”.
Dedicating “Young Forever” to the friends and families of the victims of Grenfell, Beyonce and Jay-Z lead a touching tribute whilst wearing green heart badges to show their support for the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign. More info on the campaign can be found here.
Bey loves a surprise doesn’t she? Announcing their brand new album Everything Is Love, The Carters dropped their joint record and video for “APESHIT” proving that they are frankly angels descended from heaven here to claim victory over the music world. Bow in the presence of greatness.