Beyoncé teaches Oprah 'Bootylicious' dance moves in throwback video
Two of the most iconic black women in the entertainment industry were once caught on tape learning a “bootylicious” dance. They have come a long way since then, but their greatness has only increased over the years.
Back in 2003, Beyoncé released her first solo album “Dangerously in Love” and as part of her promotion tour, she visited “The Oprah Show” to perform a medley of hits, including "Baby Boy" and "Dangerously in Love." After avoiding questions of her love life with then rumored boyfriend Jay-Z, Knowles took it upon herself to teach Winfrey some dance moves.
After explaining the meaning of “Bootylicious,” which stands for “beautiful, bountiful and bounceable,” Beyoncé stated that any woman can make the dance move, including Oprah. They took three other girls to the stage and Beyoncé leaded a master class of the booty move that Winfrey learned immediately.
While Queen B was wearing a cream-colored tight dress with a silver buckle on the waist, Oprah was rocking a red buttoned up pantsuit. It’s been fifteen years since that interview, and both women have come a long way.
Their relationship has only grown stronger with time, and Beyoncé showed just how special Winfrey is in her life when she took time off her busy schedule back in 2011 to give a surprise performance at the final episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
“Oprah Winfrey, because of you, women everywhere have graduated to a new level of understanding of what we are, of who we are and, most importantly, of who we can be," Beyoncé said before putting an incredible performance of her hit song “Run The World.”
Two years later, the pair sat to discuss Beyoncé’s documentary “Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream,” on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” and in the intimate conversation, the now 36-years-old revealed she had a miscarriage before having Blue Ivy.
Holding back tears, the “Flawless” singer revealed:
“It’s one of the reasons I did not share I was pregnant the second time because you don’t know what’s going to happen. And that was hard because all of my family and my friends knew and we celebrated. It was hard.”
She also shared how hard it was to handle the fear when she found out she was pregnant for the second time, but her doctor assured her that everything would be fine. It was then that she decided to share the news with the world in that iconic VMA’s performance of “Love On Top.”
These days, Oprah has been busy managing her several businesses, and Beyoncé is currently in the middle of her joint tour “On The Run II” with husband Jay-Z while taking care of her three kids on the road.