While performing a song during the On the Run tour kickoff concert in Miami, Beyoncé and Jay Z took fans by surprise when they flashed Justin Bieber’s mug shot on giant onstage screens.
Jay Z was singing his “H to the Izzo” hit when the music stopped and a series of celeb mug shots appeared on the huge screens behind him. Included in the booking photos was none other than Justin Bieber’s, with his infamous smiling face.
The photo even came with a comment from Beyoncé when she interestingly told the crowd, “Even the greatest can fall.”
Before showing the mug shots, the screens displayed a montage of Beyoncé and Jay Z photos to tie them into their “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” personas. They included mug shots of the famous singing pair, morphing them into the legendary bank-robbing couple.
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Then, after several mug shots of troublemaking celebrities were flashed, Jay Z yelled, “Poof!” and the music cut off for a few seconds. That’s when Bieber’s infamous smiling booking photo appeared and the crowd went wild.
Undoubtedly, the stunt was received by numerous responses from “Bieber Twitter” that ranged from outright offended to keenly proud.
“The fact that @justinbieber’s mugshot was show @Beyonce’s concert followed by “even the greatest can fa,,.’ that’s just f*****,” a Bieber fan wrote.
Another — and more proud — fan said, “Beyonce’s seen your mugshot and showed it at her concert with Hov you better feel honoref @justinbieber.”