Beyonce Bowl, Illiterate Hood Possum, & Other Memorable Super Bowl Moments
You watched the game, the half time show and you already know Madame Noire was on Twitter and Instagram the whole time watching for shade and documenting the whole thing. Check out some of our best moments.
Jennifer Hudson sings “America The Beautiful” with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary
Starting off the night on a great note, Jennifer Hudson sang “America The Beautiful” with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. Personally, America The Beautiful has always meant more to me than the National Anthem because there’s more room to play around and the lyrics are much more beautiful. Jennifer hit all the right notes and looked incredible doing it, in her black leather top and white pencil skirt, complete with black buttons. It was also nice to see the children of Sandy Hook singing behind her, swaying in time. Great performance.
Alicia Keys sings the National Anthem…interestingly
I can’t quite put my finger on this Alicia Keys performance. When I heard it in real time, on some good speakers, it sounded like she was doing alright. In fact, I was calling it a win for her because we know her live performances have been hit or miss these days. But it sounded good to me the first time around. But as I was checking my Twitter timeline, people were saying the complete opposite. Weird. Well, when I got home and listened via YouTube, it sounded like there were several moments when she was a little off pitch. Poor Alicia. Ah well. She played the piano beautifully and her rendition was something we’d never really heard before.
That Touchdown Run
And now, a moment from the actual game. Whether you’re a football fan or not, you can appreciate this one. At the top of the third quarter, Jacoby Jones set a Super Bowl record by running 108, from one end of the football field to the other. Then he celebrated with one of the best touchdown dances I’ve ever seen.
The power behind that thrust though…
Right in the middle of Raven momentum, the lights went out…and stayed out for a good 35 minutes. It was not a good look for Baltimore and their coach, John Harbaugh let some official have it. Even though there was no sound, it was very clear he was cussing him all the way out. There was much speculation about what caused the outage, though I’m convinced the extravagance of Beyonce’s show was to blame, no one from the NFL would admit that on TV. Someone on Twitter brought up a salient point about the bigwigs in New Orleans suddenly being concerned with the power being out. When folks were living there without power or food, it didn’t seem to be such a pressing matter. Money talks.
Keyshia Cole Throws Shade and Gets Checked
From her living room couch, Keyshia Cole wanted to throw some severe shade at Michelle Williams during the halftime performance.
I think I was frightened to blink for a sec. Then Michell sung and woke my A$$ up from my daze! She always f—N the groove up
Ok, Keyshia. Is that how it is? We insult fellow performers on Twitter now? I’m honestly surprised she thought this was cool. Maybe she was just trying to distract from the performance and get some of that Destiny’s Child shine. Who knows. Either way, Black Twitter read her for filth, including someone calling her an “illiterate hood possum.” Read the rest of their jaw dropping responses here.
The moment quite a few of us were waiting for. And she did not disappoint. Just this past Friday, I was over Beyonce. Having to report on her every blink, I had had enough. Until Sunday. She clowned. With an intensity I can’t ever recall seeing from her, Beyonce delivered that 12 minute spectacle to applause, squeals of delight and the occasional “werk bish!” It was awesome and will surely go down as one of the best Super Bowl halftime performances of all time.
If you missed it, watch the performance here.
Isn’t it a shame that folks can’t just let things be a surprise?! Had someone not leaked that fact that Destiny’s Child would be reunited during the half time performance, their big reveal would have caused such an uproar. But when the “Bootylicious” instrumental started, we all knew who was about to show up. It was great to see and hear the ladies together again. That harmony was still sick. While vocally Michelle was still on point, her choreographer was on struggle. From the moment she popped up from underneath the stage and stumbled back a little bit, we knew it was going to be interesting. She’s really just a stand still and sing type of girl. Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland was looking too fly! I’m really a fan of her big, curly hair; but she absolutely slayed with this sleek, straight look. She had people wondering when she got so thick in the thighs.
Janet Jackson Meme
Of all of last night’s moments, none made me laugh harder than this Janet Jackson meme. I’m sure Janet will probably deny that she planned that nipplegate incident until the day she dies but I’m quite certain it was intentional. And if it was intentional, then how hilarious would it be to imagine her somewhere distressed about Beyonce’s memorable performance? Too funny. This was perfect.
The Jay-Z Beyonce moment
Jay-Z rides pretty hard for his wife. In addition to this backstage embrace, the rapper, who rarely tweets, had a message after Beyonce performed.
Lights out!!! Any questions??
Big night for black women
We know it was mostly about the players; but if you looked around, black women absolutely dominated in the entertainment category this year. Between Jennifer Hudson, A. Keys, Beyonce, Kelly, Michelle and all of the Ravens’ players mothers and wives it was a good night for us.
What was your favorite moment from the Super Bowl?