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How Beyonce stole the half-time show from Coldplay at Super Bowl 50

Headlining Super Bowl's half-time show was meant to be Coldplay's big moment, but it was guest star Beyonce who stole the limelight. The British band kicked off the 13-minute performance with a medley of their hits before being joined by Bruno Mars and Queen B. Beyonce came on to perform her new song Formation, while Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson popped up for Uptown Funk. Here are a few reasons why everyone was (super) bowled over by Bey.


Beyonce saved herself from falling over, while busting some seriously fierce moves in heels, Beyonce appeared to save herself from toppling over. Beyonce saved herself from falling over While busting some seriously fierce moves in heels, Beyonce appeared to save herself from toppling over.


Beyonce made a political statement, many people have been commenting on how Beyonce used her performance to make a point about the rights of black people. Her dancers were dressed like radical political group, the Black Panthers, and they formed an X during the performance, seen as a reference to activist Malcolm X. Beyonce's mum also posted a photo of her with the dancers making black power salutes. Some people though on social media called for a boycott of Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl after her video for Formation was released. One woman wrote on the singer's Facebook page: "As the wife of a police officer, I am offended by this entire video. Rise above and stay above the strife. For a girl who grew up in a privileged, wealthy family, she has no business pandering to those who didn't."


Beyonce used the event to announce a world tour, not content with dropping surprise track Formation the day before, Beyonce also used the moment to announce a world tour. Well, there are only US dates at the moment but more will be revealed soon. Touring and politics aside, let's not forget the amazing dance routine. She also had a little dance-off with Bruno Mars.  It left some people asking "Coldplay who?"


Lady Gaga also sang the national anthem, as if Super Bowl wasn't star-studded enough, Lady Gaga wowed the crowds with the national anthem at the start of the game. But Coldplay still seemed to enjoy themselves... And even the kids were there...


Gwyneth Paltrow was at the Super Bowl to support Chris Martin after their "conscious uncoupling" in 2014.
She brought along their daughter Apple, 11, who she photographed backstage with Beyonce and Jay Z's four-year-old girl Blue Ivy.

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