Beyonce: Unstoppable and Unflappable Onstage

Five examples of how Queen B rules the stage

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Beyoncé was nearly pulled off stage by an exuberant fan during her concert in Sao Paolo, Brazil on Sunday night. As the singer encouraged the crowd to sing along to her 2006 hit “Irreplaceable”, an enthusiastic, shirtless male fan grabbed and pulled her off-stage. After being helped back up by security personnel, Beyoncé told her security that it was okay, letting the man stay in the venue. She finished the song without missing a line. She later went over to the man and shook his hand. “Nice to meet you. Thank you, I love you, too,” Beyoncé can be heard saying in the clip of the incident, which was posted on YouTube.

Beyoncé is a consummate professional and it takes a lot more than just getting pulled off stage to slow her roll during a show. Here are four other times that the singer proved that she is a seasoned performer who has seen it all and sung right through it.

CAN’T TOUCH THAT!

It takes a lot of nerve to slap one of the most famous backsides in the world, yet one of Beyoncé’s fans did just that during a Mrs. Carter Show World Tour stop in Copenhagen, Denmark. As she sang a front-row fan took the initiative to reach out and touch the “Bootylicious” singer’s booty while she performed “Irreplaceable.” There’s just something about that song that apparently drives her fans wild. The singer only stopped long enough to warn the fan that she could have him escorted out before continuing singing:

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THE POWER TO RENDER FANS UNCONSCIOUS

It’s not always fans trying to get their hands on the former Destiny’s Child singer, though. During yet another rendition of “Irreplaceable” during a tour stop in Nashville, Beyoncé reached out and grabbed a fan’s hand. The young man enthusiastically held onto her hand while jumping up and down. Then Beyoncé — clad in a skintight electric blue sparkly jumpsuit — went a step further and knelt down to give him a hug, which caused the young man to faint.

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NO FAN CAN STOP HER

While Beyoncé normally responds gracefully to on-stage antics, she did get in one infamous fight with a fan during a concert in Montreal back in July. However, the fan in question wasn’t a person, but a stage prop. As the singer belted out “Halo,” she wandered too close to a fan and her hair got caught in the propellers. Ever the professional, Beyoncé kept singing as she and a few stage hands attempted to pry her hair from the machine.

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IMAGE ISN’T EVERYTHING

Beyoncé did snap at a (non-mechanical) fan during a concert in Atlanta, for photographing her instead of enjoying the show. Queen Bey let loose with a friendly jab when one fan tried to snap a photo of her rather than sing, “To the left, to the left,” with the rest of the audience. Mrs. Carter good-naturedly ordered him to, “Put that damn camera down!” “See, you can’t even sing because you’re too busy taping,” she said. “I’m right in your face, baby. You gotta seize this moment, baby!” Following the reprimand, the man put down his smartphone and sang the famous line. Beyonce then approved, saying: “Yes, that’s much better.”
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