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Countdown to Beyoncé Bowl: Top 10 Beyoncé Performances [Videos]

Beyoncé knows how to keep an audience entertained. Whether it's the wind blowing through her hair, explosive dance moves or unparalleled voice, this diva has been setting stages ablaze for years. With anticipation building up to her Superbowl takeover, we can't help but think about our favorite performances. Historic? Check. Intimate? Check. Incomparable? We think so.

Go back in time with some of Beyoncé's brightest moments. And let us know if we missed any!

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"Single Ladies"- Tyra Banks Show

It's no secret that Beyoncé and Tyra are great friends. While the diva has made several appearances on the now-cancelled talk show, her "Single Ladies" performance is top notch. Backed by an all-female band and male background dancers, it's hard to deny her superior showmanship. Fierce, indeed.

"Run The World (Girls)"- 2011 Billboard Music Awards

You already knew this would be on the list. Cutting edge technology, an army of dancers and a knock-em'-dead costume? This is King Bey at her best. This performance had the audience on its feet and sent Twitter into a tizzy. Who runs the world? She does!

"Halo" Acoustic- Signapore Hospital

In 2009, Beyoncé broke out an impromptu performance of "Halo" to patients at a Singapore hospital.  Not only did it show off her natural talent, but her desire to give back.

"I Was Here"- Roseland Ballroom

I'll never forget the disappointment of missing out on tickets to Beyoncé's Roseland Ballroom performances. Luckily, we were still able to witness the magic via YouTube and a DVD release. Her performance of "I Was Here" interjected with flashback videos and images made it one of her most emotional moments on stage.

"Deja Vu"- 2006 BET Awards

If there's one thing Beyoncé is known for, it's her bootylicious figure. She gave us rump shaking at its best with this performance and brought hubby Jay-Z along for the ride. You ready? Let's go get 'em.

"Love on Top"- 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

"I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me." With those words and a belly rub, Beyoncé made VMA history when she revealed she was pregnant with Blue Ivy Carter. Jay-Z and Kanye's (and even Lady Gaga's) reaction at the end is priceless.

"Proud Mary" - 2008 Grammy Awards

Beyoncé can hold her own with music legends, too. In 2008, she went toe for toe with Tina Turner to perform a rousing rendition of "Proud Mary."

"Ring The Alarm"- 2006 MTV Video Music Awards

In her second solo performance for the VMA's, Baddie Bey made trench coats trendy with this dance-heavy performance. Some consider the 1-minute dance break an ode to Janet Jackson, just one of the many artists that have influenced Bey's live acts.

The Star Spangled Banner- 2004 Superbowl

Still complaining about Beyoncé's inauguration performance? Swallow your words after watching her flawless rendition of the national anthem nine years ago.

"Dangerously In Love"- 2006 Grammy Awards

Leave it to the pop superstar to bring the dramatics. During this performance, people behind her were set up to look like a moving painting. She ended the performance with a dove landing on her left arm. Gotta love it.

 

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CupcakKe Reveals Abusive Boyfriend Led Her To Contemplate Suicide

Months of abuse led to the suicidal tweet posted by Chicago native CupcakKe, earlier this month. In a lengthy message posted to her Twitter account over the weekend, the 21-year-old rapper admitted that she’s been battling depression, brought on by an abusive ex-boyfriend.

In the post titled “my disturbing read,” CupcakKe accuses a man named, Christopher Terrell, of stealing her credit cards and terrorizing her throughout their relationship.

“This is someone I’ve been dating for the past [five] months,” she wrote in the now deleted post. “Out of the kindness of my heart I gave this man over [$30,000] during this period [of] time because I understand how it feels to be without (especially after me being homeless). He also has threatened to shoot my mom in the face [and] has threatened me on multiple occasions [and] said he can do it because he will get away with it!!!! I have screenshots, recorded calls, bank statements and all types of proof.

“Me being stupid in love I have [taken] this man back multiple times but every time I take him back the abuse gets [worse],” she added.

Further in the post, CupcakKe explains that her depression from feeling trapped in the relationship resulted in her contemplating suicide. “He [has] snatched off my wig in public, broke phones [and] continues to traumatize me every step of the way! This is what [led] to my ‘I’m committing suicide’ tweet…I have called the cops multiple times and they have yet to do anything about it,” she wrote, adding that Terrell is threatening her with revenge porn. She also admitted to posting his number on social media, and the numbers of women that he “plotted” with  to steal her money.

“Yes I am wrong for that,” she said. “But by me sending this message out it is not for harm to be sent his way, it’s for the police to make things way more serious!!!! Also this message is for every young girl or anyone in general that is struggling with abuse right now. I get u (once you see the first sign) leave!!!”

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@Chicago_Police y’all really need to do something about @CupcakKe_rapper and her situation, she’s mentioned reaching out to y’all multiple times about this and nothings happened! Please do something before it’s too late... pic.twitter.com/ZczGq1jmcK

— moonlight_baes (@m00nlight__baes) January 20, 2019

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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