While you better believe that Beyoncé commanded the VMAs red carpet with her mere presence and that Victoria's Secret Angel-like ensemble, Queen Bey didn't do it alone. In fact, in addition to having Blue Ivy walk the carpet with her in a straight-up princess gown (probably the best thing to ever happen to the VMAs TBH), the "Formation" singer filled up that entire carpet with her posse. But who were the women Beyoncé brought to the VMAs? They would be 12 of the incredible women (and young ladies) who appeared in her groundbreaking Lemonade HBO special.
Last year's VMAs red carpet may have been all about Taylor Swift's squad, but this year, all eyes — and all flashing cameras — were on Beyoncé's crew. According to Cosmopolitan, in attendance with Queen Bey were, perhaps most significantly, the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant, who all appeared in Lemonade and whose presence alone at the awards show certainly makes a profound political statement. In addition to the brave mothers, Quvenzhané Wallis, model Winnie Harlow, Ava Clark (who is just eight years old), and singers (and sisters!) Chloe and Halle Bailey also showed up to support Bey.
Considering that Bey's Lemonade special was one of the greatest pieces of art the singer has ever produced — and without a doubt one of the most prominent pop culture moments this year — it makes sense that the Queen would bring her co-stars out with her to the VMAs. And I, for one, am so glad that she did.