It was exactly four years ago when Beyoncé performed “At Last” as President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle took their first dance as President and First Lady of the United States.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the 31-year-old singer was invited back and asked to sing the National Anthem during the president’s second inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Prior to her patriotic performance, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z made an elegant entrance at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Hip-hop’s First Couple looked like royalty as they walked arm in arm in all black. Bey looked flawless in a floor-length Emilio Pucci gown, 80-carat emerald earrings, and a 50-carat emerald ring by Lorraine Schwartz.
The couple greeted the First Family and even asked someone to snap a photo of them on an iPhone while overlooking the National Mall. It was the perfect blend of politics and entertainment working together.