Beyoncé Performs with The Roots on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ [Video]

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Beyoncé hit up 30 Rock for her first appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday night. Backed by the world famous Roots crew, the white-hot singer performed a reworked version of her single “Best Thing I Never Had,” boasting a new arrangement. A “Late Night” staffer overheard B asking ?uestlove and the band if she could bring them on tour with her.

She later sat down to talk about Jay-Z, reuniting with her fellow Destiny’s Child members at Kelly Rowland’s album release party, her inspirations on 4, running on the Great Wall of China, and her new perfume Pulse.

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81 Comments

  1. MeloRockstarr

    OKAY BEYONCE but Im ready for you to peform Countdown now!

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    MeloRockstarr Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, *perform

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    Brionna Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, Indeed!!!

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    BeyTheMusicSlayer Reply:

    @Brionna,

    Queen/King Bey SLAYED even while being sick!

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    southizback Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, I think she needs to put a video out for “Party”!!! My head is swimmin with ideas, it’s maddening

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    Alex! Reply:

    @MeloRockstarr, YESSSS!

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  2. klg1089

    Questlove screwed up on that arrangement. Too many ideas for 4 minutes. Quest! Let Beyonce be Beyonce.

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  3. Brionna

    Saaaanng that shit Bey!!! I loved it def. Better than her view performance… She was really feeling it she looked stunning as well King B FTW!!!

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  4. Beystanbish

    Where is Countdown dammit

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  5. mrstackhouse

    i loved it.

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  6. bebe/jayfannn

    sick and all KINGBEY U PUCKN KILL IT!!!!

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  7. ThankMeLater

    HER DRESS OMFG GORGEOUS! and this is by far best live performance for best thing i never had

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    TeamTM Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, SHE LOOKS AMAZING ♥_♥

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    Jamaican Reply:

    @ThankMeLater, yupp, this is her best performance for this song!!!

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  8. Winston Churchill

    where is real issh the beyonce public defender? lol

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, hahahhah :D that one is good..

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    Alicias certified homewrecka Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, Lmao!!!!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, I have arrived ! You ready ? Uh-oh uh-oh .

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  9. Milk Stout

    WOW. King B killed it last night on Jimmy Fallon. Can’t wait for the World tour. The next single should either be Countdown or End of Time.

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  10. Fiddy

    Facts:
    1.Beyonce only sees Rihanna in front of her.
    No Gaga,no Madonna,no Kelly..ONLY Rihanna.
    She wants to remove her from the throne.
    She is obsessed with her.
    2.Beyonce is sloppy.
    She was seen so many times with unshaven legs.
    And pubic hair between her legs,and etc.
    3.She is the only singer who can sing live and to sound like she do in her songs.
    4.She is NOT ORIGINAL.
    All her “BEST HITS” are stolen.
    She is copying everyone,she is trying to fit in,instead to make her own style.You MUST admit it.
    5.Rihanna gave her insomnia!!!

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    tbib Reply:

    @Fiddy,
    You can’t compare them, Beyonce is over Rihanna so far. I love Rihanna, but she’s unable to perform like this, and her songs are far to be as powerful as B’s songs.
    And who cares if she doen’t shave her legs or anythings else?
    And yes she’s original, a lot of singers are inspired by her. She has her own style, she’s not follow that shitty electro movement.

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @tbib, I respect ur opinion..

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    LO Reply:

    @Fiddy, Facts:
    1. Rihanna is the Queen of Bubble Gum Pop; look it up.
    2.Beyonce aint worried bout her non singing, non dancing ass.
    3.Beyonce is way prettier than that gimmick.
    4.She is original she is just inspired like Bey inspired Rihanna. Rihanna is the biggest gimmick besides Gaga.
    5.Beyonce makes people forget out Rihanna when at award shows(e.g.Billboard Music Awards 2011).

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    Jay Reply:

    @Fiddy, Have you been drinking again or got back on the crack pipe? Is Rihanna even fit to collect Queen Bey’s dry cleaning. Since 4 dropped no one even remembers who that Hoe is!

    @LO is right!

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    Fiddy Reply:

    well sorry u 2 can’t face the facts…EVEN she has 4 no one albums she is obsessed with Rihanna..there is nothing else B sees but Rih.
    And bout drinking and crack – no Jay,I’m not using things u do..
    and LO , that performance was outstanding,but as I said – Beyonce was not inspired,she just wanted the same thing..stole it..Inspiration is making your OWN vision of things that left an impression on you..
    Beyonce don’t have her own vision…
    I’m just waiting for Real Ish :D

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Fiddy, I’m here .. Wassup ? I love all my fans !
    What vision does Rihanna have ? Don’t worry I’ll wait .

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @Real Issh, dear God :D

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    Real Issh Reply:

    Don’t bring my God into a convo on RapUp , thanx .

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    LO Reply:

    @Fiddy, Go to youtube and look up Rihanna on Beyonce and see whose is inspired, or try wiki under Rihanna’s inspiration to do music. Or you could just look up the pics of Rihanna copying Beyonce’s style.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Fiddy, Lol – This is thee most retarded shyt ever . How can someone with no #1 album compete ? Ke$ha has more cred than your fave .

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @Real Issh,I can’t stop laughing on how retarded u r,but ok..some kids will never grow up..
    See u like those unshaven legs..catch a breath girl..

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    Real Issh Reply:

    P@Fiddy, You’re so off topic that it’s embarrassing . Stop it .

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    ego Reply:

    LOL,tell em fiddy..
    u hear that ? catch breath GIRL !!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @ego, … Both of you need to come harder & find something to write .

    glow Reply:

    @Fiddy, u r so right..I’m guy and I just can’t stand how sloppy she is..but love her anyway..her music is pure inspiration…and Rih is not even close to her,but they r both upset with each other..

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    Jay Reply:

    @Fiddy, I’m gonna excuse the rubbish you must be spouting cause you clearly aint sobered up yet. Rihanna is about as original as the crisp flavor; she is bland as anything and living to get to Beyonce’s level but she can’t sing for shit. Rihanna is a cash cow to which all the people behind her will ride till she dries up then they will move on to the next barbie doll. How you gonna come on here & say that Beyonce has no vision when she’s still changing it up & running things after 15 years.

    You need to let the fact go that B never came out of the backstage entrance you were waiting outside back in 1998!

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  11. TheDimplePuppet

    I love the rasp N her voice.

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  12. lindiwe

    Ilove her a lot but it seems like she now has nothing they had stolen everything from her imean her moves and styles

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  13. Lisa

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like she’s a little hoarse, which makes me appreciate this performance that much more. I know how hard it can be to control your voice when having a cold, and she did the damn thing.
    It gave her an egde, but I could see the relief in her eyes when she finished the performance.

    I love the new arrangement, wish it would’ve been on the album. Although I’d love for her to bring The Roots with her on tour, I love her all-female band too much to let the men barge into it, haha.

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    LO Reply:

    @Lisa, Your right. I do appreciate this performance a lot more considering the fact that she has a cold. But she is still executing them vocals.

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  14. Double_Kisses

    Fiddy; Ur wrong. Have Several seats!

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @Double_Kisses, oooh,wait..u like the unshaven legs. hah ,u kids are insane..

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  15. Tehara

    @Fiddy Rihanna isn’t in front of NOBODY , 0 #1 album , go have several seats . Thank you .

    I for one loved the ideas , the arrangement , that song is so boring and generic , it was nice to bring some fun and changes into it !

    Beyonce looked GORGEOUS as usual , white is her color ( all colors are her color though )She might’ve sounded husky/hoarse here and there in the past but it always sounded sexy ( las vegas intimate concert ) but here her voice sounds really hoarse , almost like she’s hurting , she should take a week or two off and seek help with a specialist or a vocal coach cause it might affect her vocal abilities in the long run .

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @Tehara, no albums,but she is the female with most no #1 singles…and EVEN she do not have #1 album,Beyonce is still upset with her.. instead of enjoying her success..

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Fiddy, LMAO – What artist is here for #1′s ? & Thee only person breaking records of #1′s is Katy Perry .
    Rihanna WILL never be thee first to do anything . It sucks to be you right now .

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    LO Reply:

    @Fiddy, Beyonce upset? Never. Your mad. Beyonce came from her break and her name is really getting on your nerves.

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  16. mike

    THE BITCH DOESNT HAVE A COLD HER WHOLE ALBUM SOUNDS LIKE SHES HOARSE ! BEYONCES REAL THREAT IS KERI HILSON AND SHE BETTA SIT BACK BECAUSE KERI IS WORKING ON HER ALBUM ALREADY! KERI HILSON IS UNDERRATED AND BEYONCE IS OVERRATED. RIHANNA MAKES BETTER MUSIC THAN BEYONCE! BEYONCE CANNOT DANCE , SHE COPIES OTHER ARTIST WORK FOR A LIVING , THATS WHAT U CALL UNORIGINAL. RIHANNA CANNOT DANCE. SHIT KERI HILSON CAN DANCE BETTER THAN BEYONCES BOTTY CLAPPIN ASS AND RIHANNAS BARBADOS STIFF ASS!

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    Lisa Reply:

    @mike, anyone who loves Beyoncé could hear that she was vocally struggling during both this performance and her performance for The View.

    On her album she’s not hoarse. She creates an edgier sound on purpose with the goal of making it more intense and emotional to listen to. There’s a difference between actually being hoarse and using techniques to make your voice sound a specific way in certain parts of the song. That’s where her artistry and vision are to ‘blame’.

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    Fiddy Reply:

    @mike, I agree…Beyonce is damn overrated it’s funny..and people LOVE stolen thing..which is sad..Rihanna can’t dance,but I like her anyway.. And Keli is pure talent.

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    LO Reply:

    @Fiddy, She isn’t overrated your just pressed that your fav isn’t getting exposure.

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    Jay Reply:

    @Fiddy, It’s funny how you wanna run down Beyonce & you think she’s overrated yet you can’t just say your piece, you have to be running all over a Beyonce post. If she means that little to you than why bother. If I was on Rihanna’s dick like you are & didn’t rate Beyonce than I’d be chatting this shit on a Rihanna pos…Oh wait…I see…What’s My Name makes sense now because no one will know it after Beyonce is done with her next world tour & that is what I call a fact!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @mike, So Beyonce’s threat is a singer who’s album went triple aluminum foil ? When it comes to dancing , I know Ciara is that woman . But back to singing , cuz these are SINGERS .. My woman had a cold & still sounds better than all these girls . #Boom-kack

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    LO Reply:

    @mike, First Of All, Keri has a #2 album & a #11 album, that’s enough said. She has zero grammys with 2 of those albums, NO #1 single. She is a has-been for 2 years. And you hater say Beyonce can’t dance. Now you send me a link of Keri Hilson dancing and singing her ass off. Didn’t Keri album come out last year, maybe because of the flop singles, oops did I say FLOP!

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  17. music guru

    Overall she killt it, look and performance on point!!!

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  18. Myr22

    nice.. i need to see kelly perform and start to really promote her album… great job beyonce

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  19. Hugh

    Bey you spoil us with every performance.

    Incredible performance.
    100% live, no playback pop

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  20. Jellybean485

    I HOPE SHE RELEASES ANOTHER TOUR DVD FOR THIS ALBUM, WOULD LIKE TO HEAR HOW SHE BREAKS THINGS DOWN AND SEE HER OUTFITS.

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  21. Anonymous

    Funny how Beyonce hasn’t been doing much promo the past few weeks but mysteriously decides to start making all these tv appearances the same week Ms. Kelly released her album. Kelly needs to be the one promoting her album if she wants the #1 spot on the charts & i believe she has the potential to do it.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Anonymous, I don’t think Beyoncé has much to be worried about.

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    iTellTheTruth Reply:

    @Anonymous, HELL YEA! You never see Kelly out promoting during a Bey album release week. Plus, Bey knows DAMN WELL the media likes to compare them to each other. Why take ur ass on a t.v. tour when it should be all about KELLY… this week. Let her have at least one moment out of you shadow Bey. Jealousy is a muthafuka. SMH

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    LO Reply:

    @iTellTheTruth, If Kelly was so good like “Ya’ll” claim she is she wouldn’t worry about Beyonce or you guys wouldn’t worry about Beyonce coming to take shine.

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    Humm Reply:

    @Anonymous and @iTellTheTruth ; Well, Probably because when Beyonce talks about Kelly’s album on TV, people listen and It’s more effective than Kelly naked or when Kelly only does interviews! That was the only big promotion for Kelly’s album. When Bey says “Go and buy her album”, people listen to her! Kelly fans should be happy!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Anonymous, She promoted Kelly so you need to thank her . Supporting Kelly as anti-Bey will not help kelly get ahead .

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  22. Kyle

    What a great performance, and she was even sick but still managed to deliver above & beyond. That would be cool to see the Roots go on tour with Beyonce. I know she has her all female band, but when they decide to take a break is when the Roots should step in. They’d come up with some cool arrangements.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @Kyle, I like this arrangement better than the original one, but I think her all-female band is almost like an extension of Beyoncé’s artistry. It just wouldn’t feel the same if she went on tour without them, or added male musicians.

    Maybe ?uestlove can pitch her some ideas and then she mixes it with what her female musicians have in mind and create a fresh new sound, that’s still familiar for the fans.

    But if she chooses to eventually add The Roots to her crew, more power to her. She’s a professional and I have faith in whatever decision she makes, regarding her music and performances. :-)

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    saditty Reply:

    @Lisa,
    Real Talk…this is an example of why she needs to fire whoever’s in charge of coming up with arrangements for her band. 1st BTINH performance that gave me life. I’m not saying her band isn’t great…but they have the potential to be so much better at what they do. Bey is already 3 steps ahead and they still playing catch-up.

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  23. TeamTM

    THZ KING RUNNING THE WORLD

    GO BB HITMAKER

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  24. Team Sugar&Spice

    Bey did her thing even though you can tell she was a bit sick. It’s a shame that she’s promoting Kelly’s album more than Kelly is herself smh.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Team Sugar&Spice, Yesss – I thought I was thee only one who realized .

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  25. tiger

    I hate dumb bixtches yall act like bey dont have an album out she doesnt have to stop her life for no bitch if kelly cant sell an album then she needs to take a damn seat im sick of her stupid ass broke fans taking shots at bey go buy the bitch album !

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  26. mal

    LOOK AT HER THIGH WHEN SHE WAS SITTING DOWN!! *PASSES OUT*

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  27. saditty

    Stan wars are so RETARDED

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @saditty, You spelled “fun” wrong .

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    look Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    Yeah. I think he/she forgot the “C” the “H” and the -ILDISH.” But to each his/her own. How you choose to use your few mintues on this earth is your own business.

    My naive hope is that we would all use our time and energy wisely to inspire, spread love and good spirits like B.

    But we all can’t be beautiful, right?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @look, Everything you right is amazing ! I agree 1,000% .

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  28. look

    You can tell her voice is effected, but she still got it. Damn. Girl got skills. Period.

    I heard the other day she had to cancel a (tv) performance because of her sickness. She still bought everybody pizza though. That’s pretty cool of her. She could’ve played the diva role and told em to go home….but she gave em some Beyonce bought pizza! I hope she gets some rest…cause hoarsness is a sign. Our voices are like our fingerprints. Blessings to you B! Great performance! I’m def taking notes!!!

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  29. JHP

    How could you not love that woman

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    Mr Xclusive Reply:

    @JHP, because i dont know her, and you dont either

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  30. Jay

    I just love this performance. Think it’s the best one of theis song she’s done to date! She’s an amazing performer. The Roots were sick too. Jimmy Fallon is kinda funny too. Kinda

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  31. km

    @Mike Has alittle to much hate for someone he doesn’t know. noone is even discussing Keri Hilson or Rihanna, There all talented! Why must it be a compitition? If you don’t like Beyonce then why are u even ready the story, Manage Ur Time Better!! Get a hobbie and stop Bashing!! Its not a good look Boo Boo!

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