Beyoncé Slays In ‘Freedom’ Braids At 2016 BET Awards

Beyoncé x 2016 BETn Awards

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET

After rumors swirled all day that Beyoncé would be making a surprise performance at Sunday’s 2016 BET Awards, she hit the stage in true Beyoncé fashion sending the audience into an uproar.  Queen Bey and her dancers kicked off the awards show, barefoot and fitted in striking black geometric costumes to give a head-banging performance of the track “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar.

[SEE ALSO: 31 Must-See Hair Moments From Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’]

We all know Beyoncé has been serving hair envy all year with epic videos including Formation and Lemonade.

Beyoncé x 2016 BET

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET

Our course, she continued her braided reign, rocking honey blonde, waist-length braids that were left loose and wavy. The crush-worthy style was a perfect fit for the rock-infused anthem of freedom and liberation, moving as she did through water choreography and fringed wings ready for flight.

Yep, I can see why others want to take credit for these gorgeous braids. This Black hair magic is real.

And so was their moving performance. Click through to watch.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is a music, hair and communications junkie. she is a Black beauty editor; founder of Sadiaa, the premiere beauty directory for women of color, and editor for