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Beyonce's Fierceness Breaks the Super Bowl

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Something about wearing a leather bodysuit tends to bring out the fierce side of people. Or at least it does in the normally sweet-looking Beyonce, who's performance during the Pepsi half-time show at last night's Super Bowl was made up of equal parts sexy leather, hair whipping, and crotch thrusting. It was a performance so fierce that it actually managed to cause a power outage at the New Orleans Super Dome—though with facial expressions she had going on, we can't say we're totally surprised.


Bey's bad-ass vibe was set by designer Rubin Singer's costume for the pop star, which included a cropped black leather motorcycle jacket, elbow-length leather gloves, fishnet stockings and black knee-high socks, and a leather bodysuit. According to a press release, the bodysuit was made of strips of python and iguana with insets of lace (The Cut has dubbed that memorable lace detail a "butt doily"—we hope the term sticks). The star also wore black Proenza Schouler booties (not a bad first step in the expansion plans for their shoe line).

Then Destiny's Child arrived, the "Single Ladies" dance happened, Beyonce sang "Halo" (and made at least two Racked editors tear up a little bit) before the big rock'n'roll finish where she went down on her knees and whipped her hair back and forth over the audience, '80s hair-band style, until the electricity went out in the Super Dome and the universe imploded. Amen.

Above, the 13 fiercest Beyonce facial expressions from the event. Enjoy with caution.
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