Beyoncé Knowles alongside her husband Jay-Z recently sent shock waves across the entire nation with their breathtaking Global Citizen performances – but it’s that beaded sleek number that really had us whipped.

During Beyoncé’s Global Citizen performance which was centered on a similar concept as their OTRII tour, the songstress graced the stage with six different costumes all of which were inspired by the African continent and locally designed.

According to BET, the beaded number which was worn by the Lemonade hit maker during one of her final performances, was handcrafted with 100k African beads and took 900 hours to make.

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The colorfully beaded mini-dress which featured matching wings was created by Columbian-American fashion designer Esteban Cortázar, Bey also accessorised the outfit with a gold Ndebele neck piece and bracelets.


The world renowned singer who even penned a special message to late and former South African president Nelson Mandela, prior to her performance – had the entire stadium in their feels when she performed Halo with the Soweto Gospel choir.

Even Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles who was one of the attendees to the Mandela 100 festival, admitted in an Instagram post that the choir made her tear-up.

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“This choir gave me chills! I cried. You see the feeling that you get here in our motherland. I cannot explain it, but you feel the connection!” Tina captioned the clip of the choir’s Zulu rendition of Halo.

“You feel the joy, you feel the pain, you feel the beauty, you feel the resiliency, you feel the soul, and you feel God!!!”