Beyoncé Makes a Surprise Cameo at the Grammys and Casually Addresses Her Haters
Once news spread that Rihanna had canceled her Grammys performance on Monday night, we were a little scared that the show would be lacking some serious #BlackGirlMagic — but, true to form, Beyoncé came to save the day and bring some flawlessness to the stage. The "Formation" singer popped up to present the award for record of the year to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for "Uptown Funk," just an hour or so after her presence was announced at one of the commercial breaks. In her presentation, Beyoncé casually addressed the backlash following her new single and Super Bowl performance, saying, "Art is an unapologetic celebration of culture through expression." Before her surprise Grammys cameo, Beyoncé made headlines — and caused backlash — with her new music video and subsequent Super Bowl Halftime Show performance; many felt as though the powerful imagery in her set was inappropriate — a concept that Saturday Night Live recently lampooned with a skit in its latest episode. Keep reading to see Beyoncé at the Grammys, then check out 10 things you may not know about her "Formation" video.