The set list for Beyoncé’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards performance has allegedly been leaked. A photograph has gone viral showing songs the singer purportedly is going to perform onstage at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday night. Her set apparently is not going to consist of just one song, but supposedly a medley of all the songs on her latest self-titled album, as indicated by lovebscott.com.
“Beyoncé’s performance is very ambitious,” MTV executive Amy Doyle said. “I don’t think anyone's tried this before. We’re expecting this to go down in VMAs history.”
If Beyoncé does perform her entire album, this VMA performance will certainly be one for the books. And with Beyoncé, certainly anything is possible. In December, the singer released the fastest-selling album ever on iTunes -- and without any promotional work or marketing, a first for an artist of her stature.
“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it [before],” Beyoncé said after the release. “I’m bored with that. ... I feel like I’m able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans.”
In addition to possibly performing all the tracks on her self-titled album at the MTV VMA awards Sunday night, Beyoncé is also reportedly addressing divorce rumors while on stage.
“Beyoncé wants to tackle the rumors in the best way she knows how, on stage,” a source told HollywoodLife. “During her performance, she is looking to do something to hopefully silence all the haters and the critics but, in true entertainment fashion, to make even more questions come out of it. She wants to make a statement that people will be talking about for a very long time.”
The singer is certainly known for shutting down critics in true diva form. When she was scolded in the media for lip-synching the national anthem at U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2013, Beyoncé responded by singing the song live during a Super Bowl press conference. And, in 2012, Beyoncé addressed pregnancy rumors by simply revealing her baby bump on the red carpet and onstage at the 2011 MTV VMAs.
Divorce rumors have plagued Jay Z and Beyoncé since May. But, amid rumors the two are going to split in September after their final shows in Paris for their “On the Run” tour, Jay Z is said to be trying to work things out. The entrepreneur reportedly cheated on his superstar wife with protégés Rihanna and Rita Ora, as well as singer Mya and a VIP hostess in New York named Casey Cohen.