Welp, it’s official. Beyoncé will be taking the stage tonight at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards!
Rumors have been running rampant over the past week of a possible Beyoncé performance. Well, those rumors can be put to rest, because… IT’S REALLY HAPPENING!
Peep what MTV tweeted yesterday afternoon:
— MTV (@MTV) August 27, 2016
A lemon emoji and a screengrab from Beyoncé’s “Sorry” video. Hmm. Wonder what that could mean…
Then this happened:
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) August 28, 2016
That’s a video of Beyoncé’s famous bodyguard Julius making his way into Madison Square Garden, where the VMAs will be held this year, late last night/early this morning likely for the last and final dress rehearsal for Beyoncé’s “rumored” performance.
And now, for the official confirmation from MTV:
??? BEYONCÉ. IS. PERFORMING. #VMAs???
— MTV (@MTV) August 28, 2016
So, there you have it. The OFFICIAL word from MTV is that “BEYONCÉ. IS PERFORMING.”
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that “Beyoncé has been in top-secret rehearsals” for the show. The last time she hit the VMAs stage was in 2014 when she performed a medley of her self-titled album as the recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
In addition to her confirmed performance, Beyoncé is in for a pretty big night, as she’s nominated for a whopping 11 awards, thanks to her critically acclaimed visual album Lemonade.
Other confirmed performers at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards include show-opener Rihanna (who will receive the Video Vanguard Award), Britney Spears, Future, Ariana Grane, Nicki Minaj and more.