Watch Beyoncé Go Rogue: ‘Queen Bey’ Rips Out Earpiece Mid-Song During ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ (VIDEO)
In a day filled with inspiring speeches from some of the nation’s revered figures, Beyoncé Knowles stunned the crowd with her rousing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the closing moments of the inauguration Monday in Washington D.C., where President Barack Obama was sworn into his second term.
So much so, it was sealed with a kiss from First Fan Michelle Obama and her husband!
The 31-year-old singer arrived in style, donning a black sequined Pucci dress with hubby Jay-Z on her arm, topping off her look with a Christian Dior coat and emerald Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
A longtime supporter of the POTUS, Beyoncé’s performance marks the second time she’s appeared at a presidential inauguration for Obama. In 2009, she famously covered the late Etta James hit, “At Last” as the president and first lady danced with each other at the Neighborhood Ball.
Throughout the past four years, Beyoncé has shown her dedication to the Obama family. In April 2012, the “Single Ladies” singer penned a personal thank-you letter to Michelle Obama, praising Michelle’s inspiration to African-American women.
sartorial sense to pay tribute to the Commander-in-Chief with a pair of gold-plated earrings as she was spotted out and about in October.
A month before, Bey and Jay-Z organized a $40,000-per-head fundraiser at the rapper’s 40/40 Club in New York City, honoring the president’s first term in office.
“Beyoncé couldn’t be a better role model for our daughters,” Obama boasted during the event “because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent.”
And as the November election winded down, Beyonce published another heartfelt letter for the President, thanking him yet again for his “heart and character.”
“You are the reason my daughter and nephew will grow up knowing that they can truly be ANYTHING they want to be,” she wrote.
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