Channing Tatum, Beyoncé Join Forces For Surprise ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Performance

Channing Tatum, Beyoncé
Channing Tatum and Beyoncé onstage together during a surprise performance of "Run the World (Girls)" on Spike TV's "Lip Sync Battle." Photo courtesy of Spike/Twitter.

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 (UPI) — Channing Tatum rocked the stage with Beyoncé for an epic performance during Spike TV’s Season 2 premiere of Lip Sync Battle.

The actor was facing off against his wife Jenna Dewan Tatum who kicked things off with a performance of “Cold Hearted Snake” where she was joined by singer Paula Abdul. Jenna also turned heads by channeling her husband in a Magic Mike-esque performance of Ginuwine’s “Pony.”

It was Channing who stole the show however when he appeared onstage riding a plastic horse dressed in Beyoncé’s strapless black bra and gold choker. The 35-year-old then went into a performance of the pop megastar’s hit single “Run the World (Girls)” before he was joined by Beyoncé herself.

The crowd, Jenna and hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen collectively lost their minds as Channing and Beyoncé danced side-by-side amongst a crowd of backup dancers. “I cannot believe that just happened!” Jenna exclaimed after the dance. “I’m freaking out.”

“She is not OK right now,” Channing said with a laugh, as his wife collapsed with excitement. In the end, LL Cool J was unable to crown a winner and instead named the married couple the first-ever Lip Sync Battle co-champions. “Got to give it up to my go-hard husband,” Jenna tweeted after the episode aired on Thursday. “That was epic. (Buuuuut seriously- I’m sleeping with the belt tonight).”


Beyoncé will next join Coldplay as one of the featured musical acts for the upcoming halftime concert during Super Bowl 50.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here