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Beyoncé Experiences Mid-Performance Stage Malfunction

Of course, she handled it like a pro.


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Beyoncé concerts are flawless 99.99 percent of the time. Even in the few instances that the queen has experienced onstage mishaps, she’s handled them like a true professional: She giggled with Solange and incorporated it into their choreography when they fell at Coachella, for example, and expertly took on the task of angling a hair fan toward herself when a stagehand got distracted. On Saturday, though, the singer ran into a technical problem that was beyond even her powers to fix.

As ET reports, toward the end of the Warsaw, Poland, concert on her and Jay-Z’s joint On the Run II tour, a flying stage started malfunctioning during their performance of “Young Forever,” leaving Bey stranded. The crew had to bring over a ladder and convince her to climb down in her thigh-high heeled boots.

Although the situation certainly looked scary, Beyoncé took it in stride, blowing kisses and dancing while fans cheered her on and chanted her name, fan videos show. After what looks like some deliberation, she ended up climbing down the ladder and heading offstage.

Saturday’s Warsaw concert was the 11th out of 18 planned stops on the European leg of the superstar couple’s On the Run II tour. On Tuesday, according to Ticketmaster, the power couple is headed to Köln, Germany, and they’ll wrap up their Europe performances in Nice, France, on July 17, before beginning the North American part of the tour in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 25.

Over the course of the tour, Beyoncé has kept fans updated with pics and clips on Instagram. Along with a picture of her and Jay-Z in matching outfits onstage during their inaugural OTR II concert in Cardiff, Wales, she also uploaded a video of the massive crowd in Glasgow, Scotland, and several photos of the lacy pink outfit she wore on the plane ride there.

Related: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Share Never-Before-Seen Intimate Photos in On the Run II Tour Book

What Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and Karl Lagerfeld Do on Private Planes

Beyoncé donned an opulent $13,000 ensemble for her private flight with Jay-Z.

Photo by @beyonce.

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Just a month after this photo was taken, Nicki Minaj showed how a bad bitch leaves London to go to Prague in this highly informational video.

Photo by @nickiminaj.

The queen of Canada herself, Céline Dion, giving a master class on how to look fly while you fly.

Photo by @celinedion.

Chrissy Teigen summoned her closest friends and family for a Pan-Am inspired birthday bash on a private jet in November 2017.

Photo by @chrissyteigen.

Kim Kardashian flew private on her way to NYFW in February 2017.

Photo by @kimkardashian.

Sometimes you have to inspect the wings yourself, like Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick.

Photo by @letthelordbewithyou.

Before leaving the mountains, Bella Hadid had to snap a pic of her private jet.

Photo by @bellahadid.

On the same trip, Gigi Hadid snapped a pic of Bella before boarding.

Photo by @gigihadid.

Nicki Minaj proves that leg room doesn’t just apply to the seat in front of you.

Photo by @nickiminaj.

Like she says, playing cards on a private jet is her idea of an “up date.”

Photo by @nickiminaj.

The Kardashians picked up Popeyes for the plane ride. The question is do they deliver to the tarmac?

Photo by @khloekardashian.

Karl Lagerfeld, on the other hand, prefers fine dining.

Photo by @bentoub.

Nicky Hilton’s enormous bag gets its own seat.

Photo by @parishilton.

Marc Jacobs’ dogs each get their own.

Photo by @themarcjacobs.

Victoria Beckham puts on her slippers.

Photo by @victoriabeckham.

Selena Gomez treats planes like the doctor’s office.

Photo by @selenagomez.

Kris Jenner says its the only time she can really be alone.

Photo by @krisjenner.

Rihanna spreads out.

Photo by @badgalriri.

…And tucks herself in.

Photo by @badgalriri.

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