On Stage Photo: Tina Knowles Presents Daughter Beyonce With Award
Singer Beyonce Knowles accepts the Millennium Award from her mother Tina Knowles onstage during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tina Knowles and Juelz presented Beyoncé with the Billboard Millenium Award, as the singer breathlessly thanked her parents, Destiny Child’s Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and even former members of the group, LaToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.
Beyoncé ended her speech by shouting out her husband — “I love me some Jay-Z,” she said, as the rap star smiled and nodded and a collective “aw” could be heard in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Arena and on social networks.
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC)