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Beyoncé took the stage to perform Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards.

She had been rumored to take the stage in the days ahead of the show, but MTV confirmed earlier today she would indeed perform.

In addition to bringing daughter Blue Ivy, Bey was joined by a handful of very special guests, the mothers of victims of police shootings such as Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Lesley McSpadden-Head, mother of Michale Brown; and Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant.

For her performance, Beyoncé delivered a massive, 15-minute medley of songs from her newest album Lemonade, which won a number of VMAs earlier in the night. Among the songs she performed were "Pray You Catch Me," "Hold Up," "Sorry," "Don't Hurt Yourself" and "Formation."

Later in the evening, Beyoncé also took home awards for Best Female Video and Video of the Year, among a handful of others. She had led the night with 11 nominations.

Video of her explosive performance can be seen below. 

   
           
   

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