OK, we all know Beyoncé is a queen. We are only mere mortals in her presence, and we are perfectly fine with that. Every stage she blesses and every concert she gives is always done like a pro. She owns it every. Single. Time.
Whipping her Rapunzel-like braid back and forth during her epic performance at the Tidal X: 1015 concert in Brooklyn on Saturday night, Queen B's fabulous hoop earrings turned against her fast when they caught onto the braid and got ripped out, leaving her ear bleeding on stage.
Here's the video when the "Halo" pop star noticed what happened:
— BEYONCÉ FAMILY (@BeyonceFamily) October 16, 2016
We're screaming. Did Bey just flick the blood off her hand like some warrior princess in the middle of battle? BADASS. And like the true pro she is, Mrs. Carter continued on, performing like nothing even happened.
Slay us, queen.
As they say, the show must go on!
— BEYONCÉCAPITAL (@BeyonceCapital) October 16, 2016
Again, here's a shot of Bey before the performance wearing a sheer black beaded gown and those damn hoop earrings:
And here's after the earring ripped out:
What have we learned? Braids and hoop earrings are a combination that shouldn't be taken lightly.
We're unsure what the extent of her ear injury might be, but from what we can see, we don't think the earring completely teared her earlobe, to which we say:
Quickly after fans saw footage of Bey's bleeding ear, the hashtag #CutForBeyonce started appearing on Twitter. Some members of the Beyhive started cutting their ears in solidarity with their favourite singer.
If Beyoncé bleeds we bleed #cutforbeyonce
— anais (@giselleknowlesc) October 16, 2016
Totally unnecessary, we say. And we have a feeling the "Lemonade" songstress wouldn't be too pleased to see fans doing this either.
— Austin Bogar (@AustinBogar1) October 16, 2016
Can we just all agree Beyoncé is a straight up boss who can't feel any pain? OK? OK.