Beyonce’s performance at halftime during Super Bowl XLVII was widely anticipated after the singer admitted to lip-synching the national anthem at U.S. President Barack Obama’s second inauguration last month.
Thus, she went into the Super Bowl having to prove that she can sing live -- and that when she does sing live, she can sing well. The 31-year-old performer previously announced she would not be lip synching during the Super Bowl.
The phrase “Ready for Beyonce” began to trend on Twitter before Queen Bey even took the stage.
The singer came out wearing a one-piece leather outfit, looking absolutely exquisite -- and sounding fantastic, too.
The crowd in the stadium roared when her fellow ex-members of Destiny's Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, joined the award-winning singer on the stage.
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“Sasha Fierce,” the name of Beyonce’s alter ego, soon began to trend on the social-media site, as did the name “Janet Jackson.”
Denizens of the Twitterverse soon made “Janet Jackson” a trending topic as they expressed hope that Beyonce would -- or wouldn’t -- have a wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl similar to the one Janet Jackson had in 2004.
On balance, it appeared most of them were rooting for such a wardrobe malfunction.
@LivingLegendO_o said, “Hopefully Beyonce have a Janet Jackson nip slip ... ”
@RalphGrady tweeted: “Best Super Bowl performance ever. Behind Janet Jackson's. Lhh.”
@_MichelleYvonne wrote: “You know she duct taped those puppies down. She said I'm make sure I don't pull a Janet Jackson.”
Some contended that the only way Beyonce’s performance would be the best of all time would be if she had a wardrode malfunction similar to Jackson’s.
@TylerBellino said, “Not gonna lie, prob the second best Super Bowl performance after Janet Jackson's.”
@Realest_JayJay_ thought: “I think my favorite half time show was with Janet Jackson tata came out lmfao! Way to go Justin.”
And @georGIA__muscle wrote, “No Super Bowl performance will top Janet Jackson's nip slip.”
Beyonce herself seemed pleased with her performance, giving a massive sigh of relief after it was over.