Grammy winner helps “Magic Mike” star “Run the World” on hit Spike show
Fans who were excited about Channing Tatum channeling Beyonce on “Lip Sync Battle” were blown away when the Queen Bey herself made a surprise cameo on the hit Spike show.
The “Magic Mike” star came out in full drag Thursday night to perform the Grammy winner’s hit “Run the World (Girls)” — dressed in a bra top, fluffy shorts and a long, flowing wig.
As Tatum was getting into the full force of the song, he pulled out a wild card as Beyonce strutted onto the stage in a matching outfit with an army of backup dancers — and better moves.
The “21 Jump Street” star’s wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, who was competing against him Thursday, put her hands on her head in shock before collapsing on the floor, as the audience screamed wildly.
“The room just exploded,” host LL Cool J said. “As Beyonce, with Beyonce, welcome to the Thunderdome, it’s Chan-dermonium.”
“I am so sorry,” Channing told his actress wife. “She is so not OK, I’m never going home, guys! I’ve always dreamed of doing this, since I was a little girl,” he joked.
Another surprise special guest was “The Hateful Eight” filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, cheering on Tatum, who appears in his latest Western.
Other memorable and outlandish performances of the night included Jenna lip syncing to Ginuwine’s 1996 hit “Pony” — clad in sweatpants, a wife-beater and a backwards cap — as she pulled her husband onto a chair for a lap dance.
Channing then matched it with a chilly rendition of Idina Menzel‘s “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” complete with a blue princess dress to play Elsa.
The Tatums had been fiercely competitive from the start of the episode, with Channing saying: “I just really hope my marriage isn’t over after tonight,” and Jenna declaring: “This is war.”
It was impossible to choose between the pair, and seeing as the belt was going to the same household anyway, they were both declared winners at the end of the night.
Beyonce made headlines earlier in the day when it was announced that she will join Coldplay during the halftime show of Super Bowl 50 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7.
“Lip Sync Battle” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Spike.