Beyonce On Saturday Night Live

Published: Sunday 16th Nov 2008 by Sam

Hot on the promotional trail for her ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ LP (look out four our review shortly), Beyonce took over Saturday Night Live last night. As well as performing current smashes ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ (above) and ‘If I Were A Boy’, she also did a must-see skit with Justin Timberlake (all I’ll say single Ladies. Leotards. Heels LOL).

Beyonce / Justin Timberlake Skit

If I Were A Boy

Great performances! I was beginning to tire of the ”Boy’ showings – I mean, after all, it’s Beyonce. The masses don’t watch to see her just standing there. That said, she shut it down on both performances – especially Single Ladies, which was a MAJOR improvement over the World Music Awards performance. The Justin skit…ok then LOL!

What do you think of the performances?

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  1. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    I ABSOUTELY LOVE BEYONCE. BOTH PERFORMANCES WERE AMAZING. THATS HOW U PUT ON A SHOW. I LOVE THE FACT THAT SHE SINGS AND DANCES AT THE SAME TIME….HOW MANY OTHER ARTIST CAN DO THAT. SHE NEVER LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE LIKE OTHER ARTIST THAT SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS. I CANT WAIT TILL TUESDAY TO BUY HER CD. BEY CAME HARD THIS TIME AND IM PROUD OF HER.

    IN THE WORDS OF SOLANGE…..”IF U DONT LIKE IT THEN SHE DIDNT MAKE IT FOR YOU.”

  2. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    oh how i love to be a Beyonce fan!
    this was amazing. both performances. especially her killer voice in If I Were a Boy.
    and I loved that skit with JT. he was funny as hell.

    I’ m calling all the Beyonce fans to support her on tuesday and buy the album! she deserves it!

  3. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    IMO, her “If I Were A Boy” Performance was weak. It’s like Beyonce, sing the song like you mean it! Give me a show without giving me a show! I’m definitely not an Beyonce fan but I did buy her first solo album. I find the majority of her repertoire’ to be rediculously bad and bland. The material she insist on putting out is recycled to me. “If I Were A Boy” could’ve been on B-Day right along with Single Ladies. I personally feel, that Beyonce hasn’t grown since her first album. Not to mention the fact that her dad acts like he’s Suge knight and bombards the industry. If you take a second and look, everything Beyonce has ever put her name on has been done! The Glove and the Leotard was done in one of George Michaels video. Bootylicious was said way back in the day by Snoop. If I Were A Boy B. C Jean. The girl is nothing but a made artist who wants to be a Icon soooooooo bad she will do anything like volunteer herself for the Inaugaration, LOL!And how can she be an Icon so quickly if she’s just on her third album? Steve Harvey said it best “Everybody want they 15 mintues of fame and some of y’all just on y’all third minute!” I’m just putting it out there, that act of hers is getting wack!

  4. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    ^^^^She’s an icon for a reason and well, I think she had more than 15 min. of Fame! (roll)

    If she wasn’t an icon, she wouldn’t have people like u hating on her. You guys contribute to her success! ;-D

  5. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    HAHAHAHAH

    So youlll let them be in your video?

    HEEEEELL NO..
    Hilarious!

  6. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    her performance was great! SHe did the damn thing

  7. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    she ripped all the performance apart. gosh beyonce really is the best. She sounds really good, I did even have to look at here to hear that she sounded great!

  8. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    1 word: MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    from this i now know why beyonce has so many haters. it is because she is soooo good at what she does. she unstopable. I don’t address haters. 1 word: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. suga brown November 16, 2008

    Put a ring on it is a hot dance love seein her perform to it.

    LOL at JT and his no b***!!!

    True pro is what u gotta call Bee and she can’t be accussed of not working hard

    WELL DONE BEE!!
    (i didn’t watch boy cus seen it loads)

  11. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Love the single ladies performance and the skit! JT is hilarious and thats why I love him! Seen the IIWAB 20 times so I know she killed it. On top of everything she looked beautiful!

  12. LARRY November 16, 2008

    THAT’S WHY SHE’S THE QUEEN RIGHT NOW! SHE KNOW HOW TO ENTERTAIN AND PUT ON A PERFORMANCE! NOVEMBER 18TH IT’S A BIG DAY!

  13. She’s no icon November 16, 2008

    People don’t “hate” on icons. People are tired of icon wanna be’s. People need to get off of Beyonce’s nuts. She is desperate and it shows. She volunteered herself for the inaugaration? Her face must have hit the floor when Obama asked Jennifer Hudson to sing for him AGAIN. Beyonce didn’t even bother to call Jennifer Hudson to offer condolenses. They only worked together on a movie set for months. How can you not at least make an effort to reach out to someone who you know is going through. These are the things that p*** me off about Beyonce. The woman has talent. There’s no denying that. But, I don’t think she’s as nice a person as she would like people to believe. Beyonce is very good at turning it on for the cameras. She’s used to being in the spotlight. The moment someone else gets more shine than her she looses her mind. She’s showed her true colors on many occasions. She’s a self-indulgent, self-absorbed, gimmick and I’m DONE buying into it.

  14. Corve November 16, 2008

    This was amazing. She is just a breathtaking artist and is also loved all around the world. Her ability to write, produce and perform makes her an icon. Keep up B.

    Love ya
    Jamaican

  15. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Could her boobs be any faker? Sam needs to change her name from Bouncy to Plastic.

  16. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    She’s no icon: How da f*** can you say that Beyonce didnt contact jennifer hudson during this hard time? Did you ask her, are you close to Jennifer? Seriously?! Your just fullll of s***..

  17. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    To she’s no icon and all the other haters: If u arent buyin into the Beyonce hype why are u watchin her videos.. Sam title says “Beyonce on Saturday Night Live” when u see that keep moving.. Dont write and essay cause that shows if Beyonce brings out one song u kind of feelin then u will be back jockin her.. Whole bunch of hypocrites.. Only Beyonce fans should be writing about the performances not haters.. And its funny how all the haters know everything about her but they dont like her.. Okay

  18. jonnyhco November 16, 2008

    the show was so funny last night. yeah and i loved the single ladies skit. Beyonce is amazing. Cant wait for the new album

  19. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    beyonce and jennifer hudson are not friends, you need
    to get the f*** outta here.what the f*** does the fat ass pig have to do with beyonces performance last night.nothing.beyonce haters smoke on the d***.

  20. MAine-O•? November 16, 2008

    a three vidZ were poPPin…
    BeyoNcE atE SNL…LOve da skit so Much..i was in stitcheS

    ~Maine-O•?
    http://www.youtube.com/maine517
    love yA GrapejUIce!!!!

  21. Circus Act November 16, 2008

    Beyonce is very skilled, but there’s something unbelievable about her performances (the ones that aren’t choreographed that is). When I watch her I feel like I’m watching an entertainer,but that’s it. It’s no different from going to the circus. You have fun. You’re entertained,but there’s no artistry. No REAL passion. She’s a great pretender;which is why it surprises me that she’s not a better actress. Then again, it does take passion to be a good actress as well. That,and God-given talent. I don’t think Beyonce has either. She has talent alright,but not the kind God gives. Beyonce is VERY ambitious. SHE works hard. SHE is driven. SHE siezes oppurtunities. She’s loved by the world and takes every oppurtunity to glorify herself in some way. Personally,I don’t think her talent warrants all of the attention and acculades she’s been given. I have to agree with the person who said she’s no icon. She’s not. When I think of iconic artists I think of people like Stevie Wonder,Donny Hathaway,Ray Charles.They are some of the pioneers.More recent: Jimmy Hendrix and even Prince. He’s a great entertainer,but he’s also an ARTIST. He’s a real musician and writer. He makes music because it’s inately apart of him;not because he likes it and he wants to be a star. I think of singers whose voices are unparralleled: Aretha Franklin,Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan,Gladys Knight,Minnie Riperton. The more recent ones: Whitney Houston,Christina Aguilera,Jennifer Hudson. Then there’s the Neo-soul movement: Erykah Badu,Jill Scott,Musiq Soul Child,India Arie,Kindred (our modern day Ashford and Simpson),Angie Stone. They may not recieve the recognition that pop stars recieve but they are true artists and there music is inspiring and timeless. It’s not for the moment. It’s for a lifetime. I don’t think Beyonce fits the profile. Even her “folk” music is pop friendly and she isn’t even convincing in that arena. She should just stick to coochy popping club bangers. Beyonce wants us to believe that the “real” Beyonce is deep and relateable. But people gravitate more toward her overbearing persona “Sasha Fierce” because we all know that’s who she really is. That’s her comfort zone. If you have to force a sound or have someone else create a sound for you and it sounds like something someone else has already done and done better. Than it’s not your sound. Beyonce may be a multi-platinum,grammy winning vocalist;but she is still TRYING to find the artist within. I respect her hustle but I don’t respect her artistry. She has none to respect. She is indeed a gimmick. An attractive gimmick,but a gimmick none the less and I too can not buy into it.

    Angie Stone has a song called “Soul Insurance” from her Mahogany Soul album.The song says it all and more.It represents many of the current fads that call themselves artist. Beyonce included. Take a listen. You might learn something.

  22. Fernie November 16, 2008

    Single Ladies amazing just one flaw why does she make her voice so deep in that song?
    but anyways it was good show

    hahaha love the skit
    haters/rihanna stans need a Job.

  23. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    that was a great performance that bee did last night on snl. man an the single ladies skit was hilarious too

  24. Rashaan November 16, 2008

    I don’t care if you are a Beyonce fan or not she nailed those performances! To be able to maintain her voice and stamina with that handheld microphone and still keep up the dancing shows why she is one of the best performers in this generation! Way to go Bee!

  25. Rashaan November 16, 2008

    to add….why do people feel the need to hate on these artist! I personally am a hardcore Brandy fan but when props are due they are due! There is enough room in the industry for the both of them. Takes too much energy to hate!

  26. YaChi November 16, 2008

    The skit was the best acting I have ever witnessed by Beyonce. That’s what she needs to stick to, skits, cause she does not have the acting skills to pull off an entire movie.

    It was absolutely hilarious and JT did his part, “We’re the dancers.”………….LOL!!!!!

    Any whose, everything else was blah. Been there, done that.

    Not a fan, stan or hater. She’s is a hard worker, but hard work doesn’t translate into talent. She can sing, she can dance, but she sells s**.

    It’s cool if that’s the route she wants to take, but don’t get mad when people view her as a gimmick, fake, not creative, steal other people’s ideas, etc.

  27. She’s no icon responds November 16, 2008

    For Anonymous 7:58 AM and Anonymous 8:00 AM:

    Maybe the reason people don’t like Beyonce is because of how much they know about her. You have to be able to give reason for why you have a problem with someone or something they do,otherwise you’re comments are asenine. For your information,I saw the performance on television. I saw the post and I decided to comment. You getting upset with me and throwing profane words at me for having a perspective that’s different from yours isn’t going to stop me from posting my perspective or change my opinion. I don’t consider Beyonce iconic. AT ALL. I think Beyonce is self-indulgent and self-absorbed. I think she is a gimmick. I think you need to pull yourself out of her behind. I don’t have to be a fan to post comments. I don’t have to be a hater to post comments. All I have to be is a person who owns a computer and has an opinion. THAT entitles me to post where ever I choose,how ever I choose. If you have a problem with that,that is YOUR problem. I’m going to keep smiling AND I’m going to keep posting. Have a great day.

  28. ..:: J ::.. November 16, 2008

    im sorry but the white gurl dancing is killin me lol … lol

  29. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    wow single ladies performance was incredible…so much energy!!! shes slowly adding new bits to the performance…who knows wats gonna happen at the AMAs..probs a literal show take-down

    the band were amazing too..u could c at the end how they were like ‘yeee we killed it!’

    and the skit..omg too funny..JT is a joker

    if i were a boy starting to feel like a classic too…everything goin gd for beyonce

  30. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Justin timberlake reminded me of the gay one form ugly betty LOL

    Plus i love beyonces peroformance of single ladies

  31. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    yes bee is the s*** point,blank,period. love her performances the skit too.JT omgggggg he was a fool but a good one

  32. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    It’s good to see people spending their time talking about Beyoncé! lol

  33. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    I thought she was great! and to all the ppl that want to hate on her u try and do what she’s doing, can u do better? I think not. she’s laughing all the way to the bank so hate on that, and look where u are and where she is!

  34. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    I don’t care for Beyonce or her songs but I liked the skit with JT..

  35. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    @ SHES NO ICON……….U ACTUALLY CAME BACK TO RESPOND TO WHAT SOMEONE SAID…THAT MEANS U BEEN ON THIS BEYONCE POST AT LEAST TWICE TODAY…U SAID WHAT U HAD TO SAY SO WHY EVEN COME BACK OR COME AT ALL IF U DONT LIKE BEY

    @CIRCUS ACT………THIS IS NOT AN ESSAY FOR CLASS..I KNOW IT TOOK U AL LEAST 5 MINS TO WRITE THAT…..TO SPEND OVER 5 MINS WRITING ABOUT SOMEONE U DONT LIKE IS VERY STUPID. U DONT LIKE HER BUT YET U WILL TAKE TIME OUT OF UR DAY(WHICH U MUST HAVE A LOT OF) TO WRITE ABOUT BEY.

    @EVERYONE SAYING SHE DIDNT CALL J HUD….HOW IN THE HELL DO U KNOW. ARE U WITH HER 24/7…HASNT UR MOTHER EVER TOLD U DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING U HEAR.

    LET THE GIRL LIVE…IF U DONT LIKE HER THEN STOP MAKING HER MORE FAMOUS BY TALKING ABOUT HER.

  36. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    @CIRCUS ACT AKA ASIA AKA WHOEVER ELSE…OMG…U POSTED THIS SAME S*** ON CONCRETE LOOP..ANOTHER BLOG…..DO U GO FROM BLOG TO BLOG AND COPY AND PASTE THE SAME STUFF…………………..THAT IS F****** CRAZY……….WHO KNOWS HOM MANY OTHER BLOGS U WENT TO THAT TALKED ABOUT HER SNL PRFORMANCE…….U DONT LIKE BEY BUT U GO FROM BLOG TO BLOG TO REPOST THE SAME S***………….THIS IS SO SO SAD……….ITS ACTUALLY AMUSING………GO TO CONCRETE LOOP AND LOOK AT THE COMMENTS..HERS IS THE THIRD ONE….SHE GETS UP PRETTY EARLY TO TALK ABOUT BEY……………YEA I PUT YO ASS ON BLAST….U DUMB AS HELL..GET A F****** LIFE.

  37. Miguel November 16, 2008

    All the videos were exceptional. Beyonce is out-of-this-world amazing! I’ll be the first in line to purchase her album in just a few days from now. Go Beyonce!

  38. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    I don't get it? I am w/ ppl who don't have 2 like every artist or can like somethings, but not everything about an artist. What I don't get is that the fact that u know u don't like an artist, but u watch their video to see what u don't like> u buy or listen 2 their song b/c u want 2 find out what exactly? ok u listen @ it 2 or 3 times after that 4 what to write a paragraph about how much u don't like it just like u knew u wouldn't. Yes I am a fan of Bee, and yes i think that she is a icon. legend? no icon yes! do i like every song that she makes ? no u cannot say she is not a talent performer, vocalist,diversity in music, smart, humble individual. if u do then u crazy! I'm don't saying that there are not other ppl in game who r talented 2, but u have 2 be impressed by her drive n passion 2 stay on top n improve her performances each time 2 chance expectation of her every time. As far as Bee acting, she has ways 2 go, so i would have 2 see her up coming movies 2 say any thing different. I will say if Barack Hussein Obama can become president then beyonce acting has a chance to improve.

  39. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Ya’ll are weird the girl is an icon just get over it..anytime your name is a noun ( person,place,or thing) ur an icon…ex. when someone says ” I see you got ur beyonce hairstyle goin on” or the beyonce dance….she is an icon she has the material to prove it.

  40. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    There r 3 things that makes Beyonce that is

    1. The Fan that blows her hair

    2. The 5 wigs she always whr on her head

    3. The voice echo that she always use.

    4. Then it seems like her hair gets tossed around more then her own dance and body movement

  41. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    So finally i can comment…. I usually dont say anything as far as beyonce and her performance… But this B**** deserves a STANDING OVATIOIN!!!!

    I can tell that she reveiwed her other proformance to date and fixed every thing from the band, hair, outfit and dancing.. I mean WMA i was like what B… You left me on the cliff.. and i was about to jump off but being the Queen and person she is. She came back and saved me.. lol. Damn Single ladies did it.. And what makes it so baad there was no use of lights or anything of that sorts and the i know the aduinece was stiff as a sore thumb and i felt so much energy from her!!!

    Say what you want YOU dont like her, Okay theres 20 million more that do. YOU dont think shes grown theres a 64% in record sells, YOU Think she plainned and fallen off there 15 more awards/ acceptance speeches shes perparing now.. lol.

    PPL just get it, she comeing full force.. and yeah you might feel like her songs are wack and late.. but she preforms them like timeless classics.. lol

    Congrats B on you and all the haters cause put her beside any lady now even my girl rihanna shes still out do here and anyone else… NOW she did SNL And ill say it for here… LADIES STEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!

    fb4music:-)

  42. Nick November 16, 2008

    GIRL BEYONCE U R A BEAT !!! KILL EM PLEASE JST KILL EM GIRL !!!!! the baddest bit*h LIVE (period!!)

  43. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    It looks like the B-stans from beyonceworld has invaded this post…Is this a frequent stop…You guys sound like the stans at concreteloop, ybf and etc…same sentence and same MO. Damn we know yah love some damn Beyonce but we can tell you guys are the same people that invade every blog and say the same thang all the time. get over it, we don’t have to like her just like yah worshipers.

  44. tia November 16, 2008

    ^^^^ or maybe she did a great job and they wanted to comment….a slight stretch maybe but its possible smh,…..anyway

    she killed the single ladies performance….and that skit had me rotfl!!! jt and the other two guys were the stars of that skit cuz that s*** was too funny…bey was her normal self,its a skit not a part in the movie…like someone else said,if you know you dont like bey keep it moving…hell i dont blame you for not liking her because its just so unfair that someone can have soooo much swag and talent in one body..but just keep it moving,i’m not a ashanti,or fifty fan and when i see post about them i quickly scroll on by….please do the same…or at least keep it simple…dont write a four page letter…

  45. Urbanfix.net November 16, 2008

    Beyonce definitely killed both of those performances, does this woman ever sleep? it seems like she’s performing every other day LOL

  46. tia November 16, 2008

    and her band is the s***….and her hair was cute she should keep it like that cuz i mean the beehive was just ok..this hairstyle tones down her look and keeps it simple.

  47. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    For someone to have the galls to call Jennifer Hudson a fat ass pig on this blog has really turned my stomach. WTF is wrong with this person. Are you that serious about downgrading someone that bad even in their time of hardship and tragedy?? F**king disgusting! I can understand someone having their own opinion and being a fan of either artist out there but that comment right there is just pure hatred. You need to get a grip. I mean really.

  48. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Tia

    Thanks for responding to my post but as you can see the same stuff is being said word for word, including that long ass book(essay) in another site. What’s sad is that you stans think it’s cute and not obvious. Good luck to your stannish ass but I don’t worship no artist.

  49. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Love love all the performances. LOVE the justin skit. They are all a fool for that. :)) PS, B needs to get rid of the thing on the microphone that extends the vocals (not sure what that’s called). It’s weird and doesn’t help the vocals.

  50. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    me da igual lo qe diga la gente si ella no fuera una buena artista no habria ganado 7 grammy’s ella solita ella esta para quedarse y punto

  51. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    IIWAB didn’t watch cus i don’t really care for the song, but single ladies was good! i need she would do better next time i saw her perform that song…and i really like the skit…but i don’t like JT. just go away. lol.

  52. LadyK1984 November 16, 2008

    Well as much as I love beyonce at times. I have to say she does seem shady. If you noticed the only females that were kicked out of the group were females that were really pretty and stuck up for themselves. As for the soso females that didn’t speak up for themselves are still in the group. Beyonce knows what she’s doing. Think about it she wants to be legendary. Meaning 10 years from now she’s going to want a movie made about her life. These drama issues is what may be apart of her movie. Aside from her being born with a silver spoon in her life and being ms. perfect and spoiled. She needs something that will be some type of drama for her movie. That’s why she’s stealing people’s music and doing disrespectful stuff to other artists while still trying to seem like an angel. Think about it people. She’s a snake. Just remember though people that have everything either go crazy, end up on drugs, very unhappy, breakdowns, or end up causing drama in there lives. If she is truly as selfish as we think. What goes around comes around.

  53. Corey November 16, 2008

    LMAO!!! WOW That Spoof skit was RIDICULOUS!!! They seriously should make a video out of that. Since Papa Knowles is all business savvy!
    She nailed those performances I agree Sam WMA’s was off!
    She is hot! Im glad her and Ciara are back in the game now. Time for good singing and crazy dances. I think them collaborating would be hot! Just come up with another women anthem and its a hit for them! Thats where their hits are.

  54. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Beyonce’s performance of SL is a dancer’s dream. The choreography is intricate and fun. Why don’t you think it ever resonates with the audience?

  55. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    the band sounds SO much better.

  56. anon November 16, 2008

    SNL is reptutation security for JT, THATS KEEPS FROM JOKIN ABOUT HIS PASTY PUNK A SS

  57. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    The skit was really funny! You know I am an Ashanti fan but I am not going to sit here and hate on Beyonce because as of right now, no one knows how to put on a show better than her! She is cocky but confident and I like that very much! Haterz please fall back!

  58. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    I don’t care what anyone says, whether you like Beyonce or not . . . that skit was funny as HELL!!!! Those guys had me LMAO . . . . Justin was the best. And yes, the mor she performs both songs, the better the performances get.

  59. knox November 16, 2008

    that was hottt as hell…good job Bey,no doubt!

  60. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    I am a hardcore Beyonce fan. I can be objective and say Beyonce is not a soul singer like Mary or Fantasia…she is very conscious of how she sounds and she’s more skilled with it and thats not a bad thing at all. I find it amazing that the people who claim that they don’t like her write the most. Please stop with the ridiculous conspiracy theories about Destiny’s Child and Beyonce sabotaging other artists. She can’t help it most artists ain’t s*** these days.

  61. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    Beyoncé – Fioncé LOL!!! XD

  62. Anonymous November 16, 2008

    funny! as for her name… i remember when i first heard this name Beyonce (the destiny’s child era) i always used to call her Fiance, cos it was easier to remember. 😀 maybe she should write a song about “Fiance” it should be interesting 🙂

  63. Anonymous November 17, 2008

    Like I have said before, the other so called female artist needs to take notes and watch videos. This is how you put on a live performance…

    Say what you want this woman is the baddest chick in the game and not 1 can touch her. She has respect in this game and that counts for more than anything.

    Besides being the baddest chick and the game she is the hardest working one also….

    Go Beyonce!!!!

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