With her hair as damp as it is in the song’s beachy video, the singer, a 17-time Grammy winner, writhed on a chair solo for much of the song, but it wasn’t until she was joined by husband Jay Z that we suddenly felt the song’s siren call. With a single, so-subtle-you-shouldn’t-have-even-noticed butt grab — and yes, the little visual Beyonce seemed to give us every time she spat the word “surfboard” — we got a peek at the chemistry between Bey and Jay, married couple. And it was way sexier than Katy Perry on a stripper pole.
The Internet exploded, and it’s not surprising. This is a couple who sat separately at awards ceremonies when they were dating several years ago; the butt grab was as unpracticed as anything we’ve ever seen them do. The pair kept up the warm affection — albeit in a more G-rated way — when they reached their seats later, exchanging pecks and snuggles just before Jay Z picked up his Grammy for “Holy Grail.”
— YONCÉ (@sophyonce) January 27, 2014
YES THE GRAMMYS COULD NOT HAVE OPENED ANY BETTER #drunkinlove
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) January 27, 2014
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