And then off came the cape, which revealed a very Bey-like fluffy black lace, sharp-shouldered bodysuit, fishnets, and patent black boots.

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Olivia Bahou
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:45 pm

Beyoncé set the stage on fire (literally!) at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards with an incredible 16-minute performance of hits from her visual album Lemonade. The former Vanguard Award winner proved why she’s one of the best in the business with a fierce medley of her girl-power anthems.

Queen Bey changed out of her angel wings into an ethereal floor-length white cape and wide-brim hat for “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” and “Sorry,” taking a baseball bat from the audience, swirling it around as she did in her video and whacking it into a camera.

Performing “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” Bey rolled around as flames engulfed the stage. The star went classic Beyoncé in a long-sleeve black bodysuit and knee-high boots to slay us all with her hit, “Formation,” hitting every mark and proving that she’s as good of a dancer as she is a singer.

In fact, her dance moves were #lifegoals. And so in honor of her killer booty shaking, her twerking, and her serious hair flipping, here 9 dance moves you must see from her epic performance. 

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1. The rhythmic butt shake:

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2. The circle and snap:

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3. The new funky chicken:

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4. The elongated hair flip:

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5. The wave: 

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6. The rocker crawl:

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7. The one, two punch:

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8. The double slap:

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9. The boxer walk:

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