Beyonce brings the Formation Tour to the BET Awards stage.
Queen Bey doesn't downsize her gargantuan tour sets for an awards show. Beyonce opened the 2016 BET Awards with an exhilarating performance of protest anthem Freedom, complete with a water filled stage:
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) June 27, 2016
Bey and her dancers made full use of the amazing stage, kicking up a storm as the song's enormous chorus took the performance to new heights. Rapper Kendrick Lamar joined Bey halfway through to perform his towering verse, which features a clever countdown embedded in the lyrics. He then joined her in the watery shallows to send off the performance and kick off the show with a passionate, head-banging outro.