Last night, Beyoncé held it down as the main attraction at the TIDAL X: 1015 Charity Concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. For the most part, the show went off without a hitch, until about the time she busted out the song "Haunted," at which point she reached up to her right ear and noticed a pretty significant amount of blood.
One of Beyoncé's earrings was reportedly responsible for the injury. Ever the pro, of course, she merely wiped the blood away and kept on singing with no one in the audience wise to what was going on.
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The event last night was organized to help raise funds for the Robin Hood Foundation as well as other charities dedicated to children’s health and education. According to Robin Hood's executive director David Saltzman, "We're thrilled that the proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime benefit concert will support great teachers and strengthen schools. It will undoubtedly be an incredible night for everyone, especially our honored guests: the heroic teachers helping our most vulnerable children escape poverty."
In addition to Beyoncé, the bill was backed by some of the biggest stars and buzziest up-and-comers in the music world, including her husband Jay Z, her "Flawless" remix partner Nicki Minaj, her "Freedom" guest Kendrick Lamar, as well as Lauryn Hill, Blood Orange, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys.
You can catch a fuller video of "Haunted"—and the moment when Beyoncé notices the injury and keeps going—in the video below.
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