Beyoncé remains the queen of award shows. Alongside Channing Tatum, the pop star won the Trending award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Sunday for their Lip Sync Battle double-team.
Lip Sync Battle has produced lots of colorful viral clips since it first launched on Spike in 2015, but few can compare to this one, in which Tatum dressed in drag as Beyoncé to cover her hit “Run the World (Girls)” — and got an assist from Queen Bey herself.
The pair didn’t get to rehearse together, and Tatum had never even met Beyoncé when she arrived on the set of the Spike series. “I had never met her before,” he told Ellen DeGeneres shortly after the episode first aired. “I won’t even tell you what I had to do to essentially get her assistant’s phone number.… I didn’t even have the intention of her coming.” He added, “Ultimately I ended up having to meet Beyoncé doing Beyoncé and that was definitely the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done.”
Together, Beyoncé and Tatum overcame Melissa McCarthy, Lady Gaga, Dr. Phil, Jimmy Fallon, and Winona Ryder for the win.