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Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance: Jay-Z, Oprah and RG III react

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In certain circles, there was no Super Bowl last night — just a big Beyonce concert that happened to be interrupted by a little football game.

The 31-year-old diva’s halftime show, complete with brief Destiny’s Child reunion, probably shuts out Madonna, Prince and the Rolling Stones for most-anticipated intermission in recent memory. And despite her recent lip-syncing mini-scandal, Bey delivered: “Beyonce is the closes thing to perfect big ups to jay-z lol,” tweeted Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, one of dozens of celebrities who gushed about the show.

And given Beyonce’s upcoming world tour, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate might have underestimated when he tweeted:

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Caitlin Dewey is The Post’s digital culture critic. Follow her on Twitter @caitlindewey or subscribe to her daily newsletter on all things Internet. (
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