Never one to shy away from a good surprise, Beyoncé pleasantly shocked us all by opening up the 2016 BET Awards.
While standing in a pool full of water, the genius mind behind Lemonade performed “Freedom” before Kendrick Lamar stepped on stage to join in on the show-stopping performance. As you likely could have guessed, everyone in the audience gave a standing ovation after the moment.
A source later told E! News that BET had been planning the surprise for a bit but kept it secret from the network until this weekend.
The evening comes after the singer celebrated her sister Solange Knowles’ birthday in New Mexico on Saturday.