Beyonce's GRAMMYs 2017 Performance Features Blue Ivy, Her Baby Bump and Pregnant Dancing
By John Boone
Beyoncé's GRAMMYs performance was truly a family affair.
The singer's much-anticipated return to the GRAMMYs stage -- and her first performance since announcing she is pregnant with twins -- began with a special introduction by proud mother Tina Knowles.
"What makes me most proud is the devotion and love I see in her for her daughter and the way she has always expressed love to all of those around her," Miss Tina said. "I believe she earned nine GRAMMY nominations for her Lemonade album this year because all of that and more is evident in her powerful words and music."
Blue Ivy wasn't just name-checked by her grandma, but also made an appearance in the trippy video segment that opened the set and celebrated motherhood. Queen Bey then took the stage and Blue's future siblings made their television debut, if you will, in a bump-hugging, sequined, gold gown.
Like B's now infamous Instagram pregnancy announcement, the GRAMMY stage was decked out in flowers and, as she sang "Love Drought," a clever little onstage trick made it appear as if Beyoncé was hovering in her chair.
The 21-time GRAMMY winner -- Bey collected another gramophone for Best Music Video before the show show had even begun -- delivered some light choreography before transitioning into "Sandcastles," but overall it was one of her chiller numbers. Think less "Drunk in Love" -- which she performed with Jay Z in 2014 and which was, hands down, one of their most lit performances -- and more "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," which she slayed the following year.