See Beyonce's Newest Look That Took Over 900 Hours To Make & Features 100k African Beads

performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

See Beyonce's Newest Look That Took Over 900 Hours To Make & Features 100k African Beads

Queen Bey went all out for the Global Citizen Festival!

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It’s always fireworks when Beyoncé and Jay-Z are in concert. And this time was no different.

The couple headed to Johannesburg this past weekend to headline the Global Citizen Festival. The star-studded event featured performances by superstars such as Pharell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Usher and Chris Martin.

The festival was held in celebration of the late Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. To honor the late South African president and activist, Bey carefully celebrated the continent's legacy and diversity through her costumes.

Ahead of her jaw-dropping performance, Beyoncé even penned a heartfelt letter to the late Nelson Mandela, reminiscing about meeting him for the first time back in 2004.

For the performance, the Carters performed a set similar to their OTRII tour after Oprah delivered the most powerful keynote speech.

Bey’s elaborate costumes are always a topic of discussion, but this time she figuratively blew our minds with six different costumes. Each displaying a hidden message or paying homage to the great continent of Africa.

In true Bey form, her costumes featured sequin, crystals, beads, tons of drama and looks that showed off her perfect curves.

Take A Look Below At The Six Costumes Beyoncé Wore For Her Performance:

  1. Esteban Cortazar
    performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

    Bey wore traditional Ndebele neck rings along with a colorful beaded minidress with matching wings. The custom dress is embroidered with over 100,000 African beads taking more than 900 hours execute.

  2. Mary Katrantzou

    Bey's oversized jacket had all 54 African countries mapped out with embroidery in Swarovski crystals, celebrating the diversity in Africa. 

  3. Balmain
    performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

    The custom bodysuit and shorts ensemble featured an Egyptian hieroglyphic print and feather-accented seam.

  4. Versace
    performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

    The entire team wore colorful catsuits and matching hats to represent the diversity of the Africa. #squadgoals

  5. Ashi Studio

    Bey looked stunning in a fuchsia, voluminous, tulle gown while performing with a traditional African choir. 

  6. Enhle Mbali x Quiteria & George
    performs during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

    Bey donned an emerald-green, beaded bodysuit with a regal cape by two South African designers.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100)

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