Given their medium list of collaborations, including chart-toppers (“Drunk In Love”) and those lost in the stash (i.e. “That’s How You Like It” and “Hollywood”), BeyZ know each other’s stage quirks and musical catalogs like Blue Ivy’s diaper.
It also helps that they just came off of two massively successful tours. In the past year alone, Hov was spilling his D’usse the world over for his Magna Carter tour as Bey strutted in sky-high heels on every continent for her Mrs. Carter Show tour, even dropping a surprise album and remixing her set list in the midst of it.
While Jay has split the bill twice before in joint stints with Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, sharing the stage with wifey won’t be foreign territory. If anything, this could be the most comprehensive concert experience for both Jay and Bey fans.
Given their small window of down time before the tour life picks up again, VIBE decided to cut their prep time and offer up an ideal set list (with reference videos and notes!) for the two of them to steal, if necessary.
DEJA VU (Note to Beyoncé: belt grab and backward snake roll so necessary)
(JAY Z exits. Ladies first!)
UPGRADE U/ TOM FORD MEDLEY (JAY Z returns. Beyoncé stays for “Tom Ford” ad-libs before exiting)
DIRT OFF YOUR SHOULDER
(“CALL-AND-RESPONSE” section where the Beyhive battles Hov’s Man Stans)
IZZO/ CAN I GET A…
BOW DOWN/ FLAWLESS
99 PROBLEMS/ PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS) (JAY Z submits and lets the women take the W before performing…)
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS
(Beyoncé and JAY Z interact with audience and applaud them for being good sports. Then, the beat drops…)
’03 BONNIE & CLYDE (Manolo Blahnik Timbs and Aviators optional)
EXCUSE ME MISS/ PARTY MEDLEY
LOVE ON TOP
CRAZY IN LOVE
SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA
(Audience screams, “Encore, encore, encore, encore” before the Carters re-emerge)
PART II (ON THE RUN)
DRUNK IN LOVE