On Saturday night after a short performance hiatus, the singer had a concert in St. Louis, MO.
While performing “Single Ladies”, she stopped for a surprise for her lead dancer, Ashley Everett. Out comes Ashley’s boyfriend, John Silver, who takes the mic from Beyoncé and addresses everyone in the room.
“St. Louis, what’s up?” he starts off. “I don’t know if y’all know this young lady, but she goes by the name of Ashley Everett. She’s my queen. So I feel like it’s only right to come out here in front of my hometown and show you guys what the epitome of a young woman looks like, that knows how to deal with all the nonsense and B.S. of a St. Louis N.I.G.G.A.”
The crowd erupted in laughter and applause.
“So baby I know that you don’t think I express my love to you in front of everybody. So I feel like what better time than now to do it in front of thousands of people. Ashley Everett, Will you marry me?”
And of course, she said “yes!”
But the best part was that right after he proposed, she composed herself enough to finish the choreography for “Single Ladies”.
As background: Everett has been dancing with Beyoncé for ten years, but has also worked with Usher, Ne-Yo, and Ciara. She also plays Peyton in VH1’s “Hit the Floor”. Her fiancee is also a dancer who’s worked with Nicki Minaj, Tinashe and Ne-Yo.
1. Epic Weekend in the books!! #RootsPicnic #Philly
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2. Great performance from @willowsmith who during her set brought out her dad and @djjazzyjeff who performed "Summertime" #rootspicnic
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3. The Queen of the Smith tribe
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4. the legendary @blackthought he is currently doing all those promos for the NBA Finals which are pretty cool.
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5. Little Willow Smith putting it down on stage with Will Smith. #lit #summertime #rootspicnic2016 #rootspicnic #epicness
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6. The dog @dmx has always been a man of the people
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7. #rootspicnic flow
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8. Legendary @djdnice who helped put together Usher's show with the Roots #rootspicnic
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9. But why is the man at the end trying to jump on 😭😂😭😂😭😭😭 #rootspicnic #omeeka
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10. @yazzthegreatest was on deck this weekend at the #RootsPicnic ... Salute to you Yazz for all your success thus far... #RootsPicnic2016 #Philly #ShayStar #DreamChasers #Empire #HakeemLyon >>> pic by @damel10