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Beyonce Knowles Performs "Run the World (Girls)" at the Billboard Music Awards

Beyoncé Knowles Performs "Run the World (Girls)" Live — Rock On or Turned Off?

Beyoncé Knowles took the stage during last night's Billboard Music Awards to sing her new song "Run the World (Girls)" live for the first time. The performance was full of Beyoncé's signature dance moves and some interesting background graphics. Beyoncé went on to accept the Millennium Award and gave a sweet thank you to her husband, Jay-Z, who was in the audience. Beyoncé's debut was introduced by her parents, First Lady Michelle Obama, and even Bono. Check out the clip below and tell us what you think of her track's live debut — rock on or turned off?

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Artemis Artemis 6 years
I voted no because even if the performance was great the song is horrible and I actially had to turn it off because it sounde djust like noise. But the message is good and I agree with Stevia Wonder that she is classy. No scandals, no messing around, just a real artist who seems to have a balance personal life and who does have an amazing voice, No electronic music can destroy that.
sayhk sayhk 6 years
I voted "yes" for the performance...I loved it but the song itself, I did not like it at all.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
I really fail to understand your scorn here. Are you angry at Rococo painters who took a different spin on Baroque too? Maybe she doesn't care what country the dance was inspired by. She's just a dancer, and most of her more famous videos/performances were choreographed by someone else. If you didn't dig it, that's fine. And trust me, there are plenty of reasons to dislike Beyonce, I'm just not seeing this as one of them.
Miss-Infamous Miss-Infamous 6 years
I thought she killed it and Im not even a fan of hers
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Taking dances that are very specific to a nation and then watering it down and claiming your video has a "African" vibe is wrong. As if all of Africa is the same, and as if you can't place what country you've taken from. Beyonce did the same thing with painting her face black. Matthew Williamson did the same thing with his label.
likethedirection likethedirection 6 years
The song would be pretty un-listenable without the performance. I loved the performance.
Merlin713 Merlin713 6 years
Not impressed.
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 6 years
this beat is crazy, this is how "they" made me. uh.. yeah how "they" made the music. no respect for fakes who could never program a patch or combine and record their own stuff and are just manufactured "frontmen". but regardless of my opinion of her "music" i think its a great message, about time and glad shes getting that out there to the masses. straight up, if women were running things, everything would get insync like all those dancers.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
I hardly see how using a traditional dance is "stealing". Pretty sure all of today's dance moves are INSPIRED by traditional dance. It was really cool to watch, but some of the movements definitely limited her vocal abilities.
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 6 years
Burkina Burkina 6 years
Her "shoulder shaking" is taken from traditional dancing in Ethiopia. But celebrities can steal from cultures all over the world and nobody would notice.
Lindsay-Miller Lindsay-Miller 6 years
I loved the video art aspect of her performance and that Brian Lichtenberg cropped furry vest. Perfect for shoulder shaking!
Susan-Yara Susan-Yara 6 years
Wow! She really rocked it!
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