The theme was motherhood, and Beyoncé‘s Grammys performance was christened by her own mother, Tina.
It was a spiritual performance, one heavy on symbol and imagery, much like her record-breaking pregnancy announcement. At one point, Tina, Beyoncé, and daughter Blue Ivy were projected onstage. She kicked off the performance with “Love Drought,” then segued into “Sandcastles,” both from the Grammy-nominated Lemonade.
Still undefeated pic.twitter.com/cLgq5nXfUf
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) February 13, 2017
If you're any artist who has to follow this Beyoncé performance tonight pic.twitter.com/7tn1R9wAwT
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 13, 2017
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF TIPPING A PREGNANT BEYONCE BACKWARDS TOGSKGJIORJTPKQ
— Another Round (@anotherround) February 13, 2017
When her whole family know ur lying and they're waiting to catch you out there pic.twitter.com/eJmfIrFx2q
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) February 13, 2017
— Don't Bore Us (@DontBoreUs) February 13, 2017
When Beyonce's chair went back… pic.twitter.com/mSwCh5MwJY
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) February 13, 2017
youtube makeup tutorials vs. real life pic.twitter.com/RaewmC23By
— ziwe (@ziwe) February 13, 2017
Blue sneakin her way into additional camera time!!!!!! She'll do fine against the twins. Now accepting prayers for the twins.
— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) February 13, 2017
— What's Trending (@WhatsTrending) February 13, 2017
In her acceptance speech for best urban contemporary album, Beyoncé further stressed the importance of images and representation.