Beyonce cheered so hard for Shangela’s GLAAD awards tribute she was left with a ‘run in her tights’

Bey and Jay said they were overwhelmed (Picture: Getty)

Beyonce and Jay-Z were honoured with the Vanguard Award at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, with a tribute performance from Shangela that left Bey with a run in her tights.

Drag Race star Shangela performed a medley of Beyonce songs which included Flawless and Independent Woman, and the singer admitted she was left ‘overwhelmed’ as she took to the stage and revealed that the performance had left her cheering so hard she broke her tights.

‘First of all, I’m overwhelmed,’ Beyonce said.

‘We were not expecting those incredible presenters… just super honoured and overwhelmed and I’m very proud of the run in my stocking from [cheering for] Shangela.’

We know that feeling.

‘Life is full of highs, lows, and a lot of learning,’ said Jay-Z.

‘This is a momentous night and I also want, because I didn’t do it last year, to honour my mother who received the award last year.

‘I’m following in her footsteps of spreading love and acceptance.’

Shangela performs onstage (Picture: Getty)

‘I would say that one of the most beautiful memories from our tour was looking out from the stage every night and seeing the hardest gangsters trappin’ out right next to the most fabulous queens, respecting and celebrating each other,’ added Bey.

‘And that’s the duty of my partnership, connecting people who at first glance seem worlds apart, and whether it’s friends or family, the LGBTQ community has always supported us and lifted us up.

‘We’re here to promote love for every human being and change starts with supporting the people closest to you, so let’s tell them that they are loved, let’s remind them they are beautiful, let’s speak out and protect them, and parents, let’s love our kids in their truest form.

‘I hope we continue to shift the stigmas in this community, especially the stigmas in black families.’

‘I hope we continue to shift the stigmas in this community, especially the stigmas in black families.’ (Picture: Rex)

The Vanguard Award is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.

Previous recipients include Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Taylor, Eric McCormack, and Cher.

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