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Now this is how you start an awards show! Beyonce popped up for a surprise performance of her track “Freedom” to launch the 2016 BET Awards with Kendrick Lamar. Get your mind blown inside…

LIFE. GIVEN.

There were rumors swirling over the weekend that Beyonce would be hitting the stage at the 2016 BET Awards. And they proved to be true!

We KNEW something was up when all of Beyonce’s artists hit the red carpet and did interviews ahead of the show:

We’re on the #BETAwards red carpet! And look who just walked in…. Get ready for a surprise #BEYONCE appearance! Follow us on snap: TheYBF | @beylite

A video posted by TheYBF (@theybf_daily) on Jun 26, 2016 at 2:28pm PDT

Kicking off the awards show, Queen Bey, who recently wrapped up the North American leg of her FORMATION World Tour, popped up for a pleasant surprise to launch the awards show. She busted out a performance of her black pride anthem, “Freedom,” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

The “Formation” singer’s backup dancers marched through the audience to the front of the stage as Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech played. Then, Mrs. Carter, rocking long braids, appears after a gust of smoke disappears rocking a lace body suit to hit perform the water routine that we’ve seen on the FORMATION Tour.

West coast rapper Kendrick Lamar then joined Bey on stage to spit his 16 bars and kick around some water with the Queen. And it was everything.

Check it out below:

Photos: BET/Instagram

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