Beyonce believes Oprah can build a nation and performs her new single “Run the World, Girls” on the talk show host finale. For the last week Oprah has hosted many star studded parties and huge shows leading up to her final show of her 25-years running “Oprah Winfrey Show”. On Monday, ABC aired Oprah’s two-part star-studded farewell with appearances by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Madonna, Tom Hanks, Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, many others but of course Beyonce was there to perform her empowering song “Girls”.
Beyonce’s choreographer shared some insight on the pressure of performing for Oprah,
“How can we say no to [Oprah]? She possesses something that God has given her, ’cause when I saw her onstage, of all the people that were there, everyone’s in awe of her – Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Madonna – so we felt honored, privileged.
“That’s why BeyoncÃ© pushed us so hard. She wanted to make sure that Oprah’s proud of what she did for her show. She did such an important number.”
In her performance Beyonce added Oprah into the lyrics singing,
“Oprah, your persuasion can build a nation,” B said mid-song. “We love you, Oprah. Thank you,” she told the talk-show host at the end of the performance, giving a hug to Winfrey.
Beyonce was honored Sunday evening with the Billboard Millennium Award with people like First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, her parents and her former Destiny’s Child band mates paying her tribute.
Beyonce also performed “Run The World, Girls” following her tribute.