Beyoncé suffering on-stage technical difficulties Thursday (Aug. 24) has led the Beyhive to reference another memorable live performance from the superstar’s career.
During a recent stop in Arizona, Bey hit the stage for a performance of “ALIEN SUPERSTAR.” Mrs. Carter’s microphone suddenly cut out amid the fan-favorite track, with the crowd finishing the song for her.
“I’m one of one, I’m number one, I’m the only one,” the crowd belted in unison.
Bey looked visibly disheveled as she realized her audience could no longer hear her. After the track, Bey and her dancers went backstage, where she took time to change her outfit. Viral videos documented the ordeal, showing that it took 10 minutes to get the audio fixed to meet Beyoncé’s standards.
“Somebody’s getting fired. You about to lose your job!” a young woman could be heard screaming in the video. “Y’all need to fix this!”
Other social media users spoke out against the State Farm Stadium’s staff. “Somebody getting FIRED! Hey! Hey! Cuz why would yall play with Beyoncé like this?!,” someone xweeted.
“Somebody’s getting fired” is a reference to a previous Beyoncé show where her lighting tech missed their cue during a performance of “Diva,” leading Bey to utter the phrase into the mic for all to hear.
Another person spoke to Bey’s professionalism. Later in the show, the Renaissance songstress addressed the audio snafu.
Bey’s Renaissance World Tour recently made history. According to Billboard, her tour has accumulated over $295.6 million in sales. With this feat, she now holds the title of having the highest-grossing tour for a Black female artist.