Beyonce was yanked off the stage and into the crowd by one of her fans during her concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil last night. Quick-thinking members of her security team immediately intervened and lifted the singer back onto the stage, according to September 16 news reports from RadarOnline, the Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News.
Beyonce’s facial expression indicated that she was clearly startled by the sudden turn of events, but like the professional she is, Beyonce continued to sing without missing a beat.
How it All Went Down
The incident occurred as Beyonce pranced around the platform at the Estadio do Morumbi stadium in a blue sequined jumpsuit and leaned forward to sing to the crowd.
Beyonce was in the middle of singing “ Irreplaceable” when the overly aggressive, and obviously starstruck concertgoer reached up, wrapped his arms around her and pulled her into the audience pit among a screaming crowd of fans.
Beyonce’s security team quickly rescued her and returned her to the stage unhurt. But nearby concert goers were apparently ready to rough the man up for his behavior.
Beyonce came to the fan’s defense and she attempted to diffuse the situation and calm the rowdy crowd by telling them, “It’s alright. It’s alright.”
She then addressed the enthusiastic man who grabbed her and asked his name, shook his hand and told him " Nice to meet you. Thank you. I love you, too.”
Then addressing the cheering crowd who was now repeated chanting her name, Beyonce told them “ I love you all.”
Different Reaction from the Incident in May
Beyonce’s reaction this time around was quite different from a more serious incident which occurred a few months ago in May when she was the same song during her concert in at the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark.
As Beyonce was walking away from the edge of the stage, a male fan lunged forward and grabbed a handful of her behind. The singer whirled around, glared angrily at the man and threated to have him escorted out.
Earlier this year, during another performance of Beyonce’s Mrs Carter World Tour,” a female fan reached out and grabbed a handful of Beyonce’s flowing hair.
This shows the lengths some of Beyonce’s devoted fans will go to, just to be able to say they actually touched the Queen.
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