Pop Culture

Beyoncé closes VMAs in finest fashion, with her family

At one point during the final performance of MTV's Video Music Awards, we spotted a tweet that said something like, "They decided to hold an awards show during a Beyoncé concert."

The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award winner did indeed steal the show Sunday night, closing it out with a lengthy mini-concert. It started with the singer saying, "MTV, welcome to my world," and finished with her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy helping fill out the cutest family photo op of the year on stage.

On the red carpet before the big show, Beyoncé rocked a black lace and beaded Nicolas Jebran gown. The look served as an important reminder that Queen Bey doesn't do this.

Jason Merritt / Today

Once she took the stage at the end of the night, it was nearly 20 minutes before she stepped off again. With a troupe of backup dancers to support her on stage and her family singing along from the front row, the singer ripped through songs from her current self-titled album.

Michael Buckner / Today
Kevin Winter / Today
Kevin Winter / Today
Mario Anzuoni / Today
Kevin Winter / Today
Larry Busacca / Today
Kevin Winter / Today
Kevin Winter / Today

Holding their daughter in his arms, Jay Z called Beyoncé the "greatest living entertainer" as he handed her the Moon Man to honor her lifetime of achievements.

"I have nothing to say but I am filled with so much gratitude," Beyoncé said as she dabbed tears from her eyes and beamed with her family to end the show.

Lucy Nicholson / Today

Follow Kurt Schlosser on Google+