Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige royally shocked fans when she made her post-Strength of a Woman stage performance for the 2017 BET Awards.
Glammed in all silver, Mary delivered soul-moving vocals as she crooned her 13th album’s single “Set Me Free.” A$AP Rocky even showed up for a “Love Yourself” stage rendition. But while the fans were mesmerized by Mary’s stage domination, there was one previously enlivened audience member whose energy battery seemed to coincidentally run out during the performance: Bruno Mars. Given Mary’s soul turn up, the camera capturing his magic turn down was a bit strange.
See what the internet thinks of the Hip-Hop Soul queen's stage delivery, what might have been on Mr. 24K Magic’s mind, and the full performance in the hilarious posts below.
AUNTIES OF AMERICA! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! MARY J. BLIIGE IS PERFORMING! STAND UP!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/8GquZ5BMRT— Jozen (say Joe-Zen) (@jozenc) June 26, 2017
Mary looking like God herself dried all her tears! 🙌🏽#BETAwards— Hon. Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) June 26, 2017
Poor Bruno...he's wore out #BETAwards— Illuminaughty 🔻 (@sweetfacedinero) June 26, 2017
Auntie Mary just cussed out all our exes for us, past, present and future. We ain't gotta say no more. #BETAwards— Kyra Kyles (@thekylesfiles) June 26, 2017
Mary is still my favorite hood Auntie and I will never apologize for my adoration of her entire existence— TheDevil's Sidechick (@FeministaJones) June 26, 2017
Bruno was going to sleep on Mary J performance 😭😭😭😭 #BETAwards— Fleetwood (@FleetwoodSC) June 26, 2017