On Sunday, June 29, the 2014 BET Awards praised the best in black music, film and TV, with actors like Chiwetel Ejiofor and artists including Nicki Minaj receiving honors from the music television channel.
The night included performances by Chris Brown, Usher, and Iggy Azalea, but the final act was arguably the most anticipated: Jay Z and Beyoncé. And while the power couple did close out the show, it wasn’t exactly how everyone expected.
The power couple didn’t do a live performance at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, like BET teased throughout the evening, but showed footage of the Cincinnati, Ohio leg of their “On The Run” tour.
The performance began with Jay Z, who took a shot at TMZ for its leaking of his altercation with Solange Knowles. After, Beyoncé appeared, performing a pretty risqué number in a flashy leotard.
So what do expecting fans do when Jay Z and Beyoncé not only neglect to arrive, but send a video of themselves in their place?Tweet some pretty good jokes, apparently.
— BKoonzInYaBitt (@Koonz_iTsCRaY) June 30, 2014
Everyone that waited all night for Jay Z and Beyonce to perform pic.twitter.com/Bp0lqzu90j
— Eric (@ThattKidEric) June 30, 2014
YALL THOUGHT JAY Z AND BEYONCÉ WAS THERE YALL GOT A DAMN VIDEO 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gGxprsRcBy
— Austria Johnson™ (@kHidd_KUsh12) June 30, 2014
Me waiting for Beyoncé and Jay Z to perform pic.twitter.com/2YQRbB8jSo
— FunnyPicsDepot (@FunnyPicsDepot) June 30, 2014
Waiting On JAY-Z And Beyonce Performance Like … pic.twitter.com/iltB4bBerB
— World-Famous BJ ✨ (@BlackSantiago_) June 30, 2014
— POWER 95.3 (@POWER953) June 30, 2014
“They gone be mad when they find out we not there” pic.twitter.com/9tWW4SlFx0
— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@RealRaymondJ) June 30, 2014