Beyoncé Headlines Made In America Festival

Beyoncé Headlines Made In America Festival

Queen Bey plays her biggest hits from the past two decades.

Published September 5, 2015

Beyoncé gave the audience at the Made In America festival an encore of her On the Run tour, complete with feminist messaging and a tribute to the '90s.

Clad in various bodysuit/thigh-high boot combos, Bey took us through a number of her girl power anthems, from "Bootylicious" and "Independent Women" on down to "Bow Down/Flawless," "Run the World (Girls)" and other fan favorites.


But the highlight of her performance was the interweaving of Ronda Rousey's "Do Nothing B***h" speech — a feminist must-see — during her performance of "Diva" and Dr. Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman." We hope Blue was watching.

Coming in a close second was Bey's tribute to her early days with Destiny's Child (she gave a generous shoutout to her sisters Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams earlier in the set), performing "Say My Name" and "Jumpin' Jumpin'" to a crowd where more than a few were in diapers when those songs were first released. "I wanna take y'all back to the nineties," she told the crowd, and we were happy to time travel with her.

An hour into her set, Bey's running through her history-making self-titled album, whose songs already feel like classics less than two years after the album dropped. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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