Most Iconic VMA Moments: Beyoncé Puts Her 'Love on Top' and Makes a Huge Announcement
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Hold Onto Your Baby Bumps While We Recall Beyoncé's Epic "Love on Top" Performance
Beyoncé is one of the greatest performers of our generation, and this is a fact. She brings an incredible, unwavering intensity to her sets, both short and long. Her performance of 4 highlight "Love on Top" at the 2011 VMAs was no exception.
She breezed through the song, hitting every note perfectly. She worked the stage, holding every person in the audience — and every person watching on TV — captive. It was a joyous performance, full of life and energy. And when I say it was "full of life," I mean that in a very literal way.
Until Queen Bey hit the VMA red carpet earlier that night, no one knew she was pregnant. And even by the time she took the stage, word wasn't completely out to the masses. So you can imagine (or remember) what happened when, upon finishing the song, Bey silently announced, with the unbuttoning of her jacket and a fierce look in her eyes, that she was expecting her first child.
This was probably the most talked-about moment of the night, and to consider how big a feat that is, please remember that Lady Gaga spent the entire evening in character as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. Greatest ending to a performance ever? That's up to you to decide. But if you're still unsure, just remember how you felt when the camera cut to proud papa Jay-Z and an ecstatic Kanye West. You, like everyone else, felt a wave of happiness rush over you — don't even try to deny it. Those who weren't already on their feet rose instantly. #BowDown
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