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Beyonce's Wedding Dress -- BET Awards Performance Video

Beyonce's Wedding Dress -- BET Awards Performance Video

Beyonce performs “Ave Maria” and Sarah McLachlan‘s “Angel” onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (June 28) in Los Angeles.

Since we’ll probably never see Beyonce‘s real wedding dress from her marriage to Jay-Z, this BET Awards wedding/tutu dress will have to do! Anyone know what the purpose of the wedding theme was?

If you missed it, check out Beyonce from the red carpet at the BET Awards!

Watch the performance below…


Beyonce’s Wedding Dress — BET Awards Performance Video

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  • PAM

    she has completely lost it

  • Christa

    she’s singing Ave Maria half naked? don’t like and don’t understand this performance at all.

  • Lara

    I listened to her singing Ave Maria and I definitely don’t like it! Don’t get me wrong – I like her voice and I think it’s unique – you hear a Beyoncé-song and you immediately know it’s her cause her voice is special, BUT her voice is not good for Ave Maria…for this song you need a clear voice and a singer who doesn’t want to show everybody how great she is by doing all this uuuhh and aaah (which I don’t like anyways), but this song has to be sung in a “straight” way, just without expanding the notes and adding some personal “chichi”…

  • Shi

    I like B for her talent and she does come across as a happy and down to earth kinda girl, BUT… sometimes she leaves me baffled. I could only watch a few seconds of this performance. The outfit was fine until she that put on that awful unpturned umbrella (I didn’t watch it long enough to see whether she or someone else put it on her). I’ve never watched or cared about the BET awards and nothing’s changed there.

  • WTH

    LOL, could she of not worn a better dress.
    I cannot stand this girl.

  • T

    @ #11- Now you know JJ doesn’t post pics of black female celebs unless it’s Rihanna or Beyonce.

    I didn’t get the significance of the wedding theme either, but I guess that’s what she had planned to do anyway before MJ passed. I did cry when she started singing Sarah Maclachlan.

    Please keep in mind, BET had to totally re-work a show that had been already planned months in advance in order to do a tribute for MJ. Given the short amount of time they had, they did okay. Hopefully they’ll plan a real tribute. Neyo did an amazing job though.

  • http://www.examiner.com/x-1566-DC-Glam-Examiner~y2009m6d28-The-unwanted-tattoo leslie arnelle

    I was extremely dissappointed that she didn’t perform an upbeat song but nonetheless her performnce and beauty is undeniably flawless!

  • mickey mouse

    I was so disgusted that she put in Ave Maria practically naked. It’s a very beautiful solemn song and Catholics really cherish the lyrics. It is a beautiful prayer, also Michael Jackson was not Catholic and for her to put that in is really a slap in the face. So I think it was all about her promoting herself and wants the fans to know that she is in good shape. If you notices everything now is about her showing her body, as if she needed to do that, she’s a really good singer and a very pretty girl.

  • enoughalready

    She sang them songs lovely, and yes I’m a stan, fan, and whatever, but she did a wonderful job. She did not need Auto Tone like some should have used. A lot of people dont get Beyonce but she looks great and the material of that suit is beautiful.

    But her overall singing was great!!! Beyonce is an entertainer, she can dance, sing, whatever she can do it and she was showing pureity (I hope I spelled it right) so proud of her!!

  • jackieteeee

    I like Beyonce, but she was dead wrong this time. Singing Ave Maria in a swimsuit and a see thru wedding dress with your “virtue” conveniently exposed up front for the world to see was not giving homage to the Virgin Mary. She would have gotten the point across easier by singing “Wait til you see my —”. I thought she was going to have some wings and fly like an angel, not look like a ho bride on her wedding night in see through lingerie.

  • Jen

    too over the top.. she is too overexposed as well.. I cant stand seeing her everywhere and the horrendous dress or whatever that was? Ridiculous..

  • http://www.fotolog.com/thebreakingdawn Bells

    She’s doing this in all her shows, I was at the performance in Lisbon 18th May and this moment was AMAZING! I got goss bumps! she rocks so so much!!!

  • BZMOM

    Hmmm. I don’t quite care for Beyonce. I think she is overrated. She could do a better job in modeling. I am a woman, and very straight for that matter. I can also say that she has a hot body. She has a voice, I don’t dispute that either, but she reeeeaaallly did not do any justice to this song. And the outfit?? HORRIBLE! In the name of Michael pleeeeeze!! Not half dressed! Who advised her re: swimsuit/wedding dress? I could care less if it was a short dress 1 inche beyond her Coo!@#$%^chie. But that?? I don’t care what the theme was. Wedding, ow whatever! Decency please! She has established herself, and people know who she is. Let the “new rising stars” do that for you Beyonce. You don’t need that.

  • mejicanita

    I am a Catholic and very religious my patron saint is Virgin de La Guadalupe, how dare Beyonce sing Ave Maria in a leotard very disrespectul. It’s all about me me me and showcasing her body and her voice, this was a little ridiculous and over the top. I guess people who are not Catholic don’t get it!!!!

  • mejicanita

    #44, Ave Maria is a prayer. It’s the same as the Lord’s prayer except this one is for the Virgin Mary. It is mostly sung in Latin but there is a Spanish and English Version. Ave maria is also the prayer chanted when doing the rosary. It is a very solemn prayer.

  • treece

    I really didn’t realize, until this weekend, Micheal Jackson was the “Last True Entertainer”, after watching the numerous tributes. I admit some of the reknown musical artists of this generation are talented. Realistically, however, these artists will never reach the same plateau, as Micheal Jackson. Granted, it may be their goal, but they never will. All artists of this current generation should indeed pay homage to Micheal Jackson and their infinite predecessors, who paved the way. Beyonce’s vocals have greatly improved, over the years. Surprisingly, she was the “strongest” voice of Destiny’s Child and she has succeeded, in this industry. IMO last night’s BET Awards 2009 performance was not her best. The songs, “Ave Maria” and “Angel” are two totally different genres, which just did not correlate, whatsoever. But, I guess, in her my mind, it made sense.
    Regarding NEO, his performances were great. Though, I question the necessity of the profanity/pseudo (“Thank you God”) acceptance speech. This was not his first BET awards or music award, nor is he a neophyte to this industry. Simply, the profanity was unnecessary. There is a difference between being nervous and unprepared versus being stupid.

  • treece

    I really didn’t realize, until this weekend, Micheal Jackson was the “Last True Entertainer”, after watching the numerous tributes. I admit some of the reknown musical artists of this generation are talented. Realistically, however, these artists will never reach the same plateau, as Micheal Jackson. Granted, it may be their goal, but they never will. All artists of this current generation should indeed pay homage to Micheal Jackson and their infinite predecessors, who paved the way. Beyonce’s vocals have greatly improved, over the years. Surprisingly, she was the “strongest” voice of Destiny’s Child and she has succeeded, in this industry. IMO last night’s BET Awards 2009 performance was not her best. The songs, “Ave Maria” and “Angel” are two totally different genres, which just did not correlate, whatsoever. But, I guess, in her my mind, it made sense.
    Regarding NEO, his performances were great. Though, I question the necessity of the profanity/pseudo (“Thank you God”) acceptance speech. This was not his first BET awards or music award, nor is he a neophyte to this industry. Simply, the profanity was unnecessary. There is a difference between being nervous and unprepared versus being stupid.

  • irish girl

    This outfit seemed a little declasse considering the overall tone of the BET awards. She had to know that MJ’s death would be the central focus. Why would she wear a sheer dress? Not in good social form in my opinion.

  • Jaye

    That’s a wedding dress?

  • msblknasty1

    bytch please wht does this hafta do wiff mj she always tryna show dat crack of hers SIT DOWN get those weavey naps done … she talked shit about the jacksons a few months back lolol

  • DCgirld

    @mejicanita:

    Hey, I am not Catholic, but I still thought it was very very disrespectful to sing a beautiful hymn in a Victoria Secret type lingerie outfit, and then to turn the song into a secular love song. That’s like playing with God. No matter if it were Muslim, Catholic, Baptist, whatever – you don’t mess with praise music like that.

  • DCgirld

    @mejicanita:

    Is that why she got booed when she came up to get her awards?

  • ROBERT W

    YALL ALL NEED TO SPOP HATING ON BEYONCE!! HAHAHAHA

  • LolaSvelt

    I’m so glad that there is at least one celebrity who didn’t sell her wedding photos for some magazine.

  • yoya

    i like beyonce but i think she over does the DIVA a little to to much. i mean its just over rated just the same thing with her nothing new . love her voice though.

  • M

    She was terrible…

  • happygolucky

    didn’t get the performance, she’s an awesome singer, but she just appears to be self-indulgent!!! Oh and Beyonce Knowles is a mezzo-soprano…. Sarah Brightman tops all levels of being a Soprano, a level Mrs. Knowles can’t achieve….. Beyonce has had formal training too achieve that voice….

  • lala

    Beyonce has a nice voice, but I think she takes herself too serious these days (trying to be a diva). Her performance last night was rather flat and I found the whole set up confusing. Ave Maria is an amazing song, but she lacks the passion and the understanding of the song to truly do it just. I am not the only one who….usually everyone will be calling Beyonce’s performance the best or second best of the show, but most people are like “she was alright”.

  • lala

    Beyonce has a nice voice, but I think she takes herself too serious these days (trying to be a diva). Her performance last night was rather flat and I found the whole set up confusing. Ave Maria is an amazing song, but she lacks the passion and the understanding of the song to truly do it just. I am not the only one who….usually everyone will be calling Beyonce’s performance the best or second best of the show, but most people are like “she was alright”.

  • dddd

    she seems miming to me, anyways everybody mimes today even michael jackson mimes… she looks good in that very original wedding dress, kinda hooker-like wedding dress but cute

  • Tlynne

    I am not a Beyonce’ fan so when I heard her singing one of my favorite Sarah Mclachlan songs…I was less than happy…and Ave Maria…you can’t sing every song half naked with your breast exposed. That’s just not appropriate!

  • gshock

    wtf is she thinking about – singing “AVE MARIA” and flaunting her front and huge thigh!!!!!!

  • gshock

    AVE MARIA is a solemn song for VIRGIN MARY – is BEYONCE trying to be “VIRGIN MARY” – PPPUHHLLLLEAASEEEE!!! Not funny at all! She actually looked stupid. Really – is she the only person that has to represent BLACK people! Why does she always want to be in the limelight? OBAMA won, she sings. Micheal died, she sings – - please can’t stand her anymore….

  • Lexi

    @MT07: if Ave Maria is a song about the pure Virgin Mary, perhaps Beyonce should have rethought singing it in panties and a see thu skirt.

    that is all.

  • VICTORIA # 1

    Agree, Number # 25, ” SHAKIRAKITTEN “, I did not get the entire ” episode “. JARED, why so many pictures of the ” wedding ” dress ?
    Just a couple would have been all we would have needed, Thank You very much. That dress was just a little much, and really NOT needed for a tribute to Michael Jackson. It was a little odd and strangely inappropiate. Her voice came across as a little Mariah and a little Sarah B.
    Beyonce tried to hard. Maybe they did not have enough time to really think things out, and should have postponed the program and thought about what would be appealing for everyone. Just my opinion .

  • idk…

    i’d never really listened to beyonce’s music, so i hadn’t really heard her sing. i just decided to listen to this and i thought it was a beautiful performance. i don’t really care about the dress. haha

  • Ginny

    I LOVE BEYONCE!! she’s soo talented and i get to see her perform on July 23rd woo hoooooo!<3

  • TG

    100% GARBAGE was Beyonce and most of the BET Awards this year. This performance had no purpose and it dumb-founded even some of the other entertainers in the audience. The outfit(s) was so inappropriate for the songs she was singing and even if this is something she does in her tour show, it still seems unnecessary and WAYYY over the top.

  • yep

    you folks are missing the point, no one is denying that bey has a talented voice, what some of us are saying is that she wanted to outdo everyone else by going on stage half naked and as a catholic i was offended by her choice of ave maria, mj or bey are not of this religion , she could have sang one of his songs, and made a tribute to his music, but no bey had to make it about her, that was the worse show ever, the performers were horrible, bet should have waited and given mj a better tribute!, Jamie foxx sucks azz!

  • Michelle

    On a night that’s dedicated to the amazing Michael Jackson, Beyonce makes it all about her. Disgusting.

    That is taken right out of her tour, no tribute there at all. She should be ashamed.

  • http://aol.com tyra #1 fan

    on sum real shit she coulda did a hype song or at least a song everyone knew. but she did good. it showed a diffrent side of her singing tho. but i wouldve strongly perfered a song that would get everybody hype. but what was the dress/tutu for?

  • wtf

    This is one effin fugly body wtf is this fat legs,thighs..so ridiclous always trying to get some attention , she is so full of herself and treats her entourage badly, no wonder why she has a diva-reputation…

    God after watching this awful performance, i realised that im gonna really really really miss Micheal !

  • brwnsuga

    @wtf: bitch u a hater. u wish u looked as good

  • diamond

    what was this Bey? I seen her the night before on tour and seen the same act, with the same outfit on. This was nothing special for Micheal. I love Bey to death but she feeling herself too much.

  • la rosa

    This BET show actually showed why Michael Jackson was the King of pop. Jamie Fox was awful, it was all about him, he butchered MJ’s songs. That was a shameful show, they all looked like idiots and couldn’t put a good show together at the drop of a hat. BET sucks Culo!!!!

  • khriswill

    beyonce was beautiful..The songs were touching..the outfit not so much..well the body suit was cute but I didnt understand the rest of the outfit..and yeah she did change it for micheal..!

    R.I.P Micheal Jackson…

    i really cried

  • dee

    Jamie Foxx said that Beyonce was going to sing I’ll Be There/Halo, but the head of BET Stephen Hill asked her at the last minute to change it to Ave Maria/In the Arms of the Angel, which is apart of her tour already. She’s always showed MJ a lot of respect. Her performance was gorgeous and the song was very appropriate since it contains a prayer anyway.

  • melody

    I’m huge fan of Beyonce’s. I know she had been on tour for 2 straight nights and flew into LA and got there early in the morning to do the BET Awards. The head of BET had her change performing a MJ song to her song at the last minute. This performance is apart of her tour, so she knows this routine very well and wanted it to be a well done performance in honor of Michael. I personally think that MJ would’ve liked the visual of her becoming a bride/angel. If anybody looked at the show, they would’ve known that almost nobody sung MJ songs. So how people can be saying that Beyonce was making it about her is ridiculous. At least, her song was appropriate to commemorate Michael unlike a lot of other artists’ songs on the show. Plus, she dedicated her first award to MJ when she won. The woman is a very sweet, gracious woman.

  • jessica

    Beyonce was one of the few artists that did a performance appropriate for the occasion. She could’ve sung an uptempo song like Ego or Sweet Dreams. But she did a ballad to honor Michael Jackson. Nothing was wrong with her costume. God created the human body. The woman has such a gorgeous voice and her performance was really beautiful and touching.

  • george

    Beyonce is a beautiful woman with a great voice. No need to hate on her for it. I thought she gave a really great performance.

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