Beyonce took over the VMA stage in Madison Square Garden Sunday night with a 15-minute medley of her album, Lemonade. During the performance, the pop superstar took viewers along an artistic display of heartache and betrayal while featuring Christian language and symbolism.
The surprise performance started out with Beyonce surrounded by an illusion of flames and when the visual effects stopped she started her musical journey. The Texas native proceeded by performing “Pray You Catch Me,” with a brief dance breakdown into “Hold Up.”
Next she sang “Don’t Hurt Yourself.” In the middle of the song’s lyrics, “When you love me, you love yourself. Love God herself,” the words “God is God, I am not” flashed across the screen.
Beyoncé then got back on her feet and shouted, “You just gotta let it be, babe. Who the f— do you think I am?”
She ended the set with the song “Formation,” and concluded the mini concert as her dancers laid on the floor doing synchronized moves while on their backs. By the time the camera panned away from the stage, they’d formed a broken up, “Venus symbol” — a visual shorthand for femininity historically associated with the Roman goddess Venus or the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Beyonce stood in the center of it all, and although it might not have been her intention, the separation of the dancers on the floor looked more like an upside down cross with an open circle above it than the Venus symbol.
SOURCE: The Christian Post – Jeannie Law