The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, with a pre-show beginning at 8 p.m. ET and the main show at 9 p.m. ET.
The Lemonade singer – who is nominated for 11 VMAs – hit the red carpet in a stunning sequined and feathered mint dress, holding the hand of 4½-year-old Blue, who looked fit to be a princess in a tulle dress.
Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, among other mothers of black men who were killed by police, were also on the red carpet with Beyoncé.
The women appeared in Lemonade, as well.
Just ahead of the red carpet, MTV announced that the pop diva would be attending and performing.
It seems Beyoncé’s surprises just keep getting better. Earlier this year, she delivered unexpected and amazing performances at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime show and the 2016 B.E.T. Awards.