Knowles closes the awards show with a twenty minute performance. With tears streaming down her face, her husband, Jay-Z, and daughter join her on stage. As she accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which is VMA’s version of life time achievement award, she kisses her daughter and her husband, who calls her the greatest living entertainer.
I have nothing to say, but I am filled with so much gratitude.
— People magazine (@people) August 25, 2014