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Video: Beyoncé Dazzles With 'Love Drought/Sandcastles' Grammy Performance
The wait is over: Beyoncé thrilled during her Grammys performance, showing off her recently announced baby bump. She sang "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles," with video components featuring her mother and daughter; elaborately staged tableau; and a lot of female empowerment—her voiceover said, "Your mother is a woman and women like her cannot be contained":
She was dressed as the Yoruba goddess of "river and fresh water, luxury and pleasure, sexuality and fertility, and beauty and love," who was referenced in her "Lemonade" album.
Bey came to slay:
🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) February 13, 2017
Who is responsible for Beyoncé's visuals at the Grammy's & when Lemonade dropped, I need them to do my funeral, I'm going out the right way.— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 13, 2017
And OMG Blue Ivy!!!