The dancers were quickly compared to the Dora Milaje warriors from "Black Panther" on social media.
It was a confusing and scary moment at the close of the Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta Saturday night as a man from the crowd made his way onto the stage and followed the couple backstage. Within seconds, the entire dance crew was running after him.
In various videos released by fans at the event, the man, wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt, simply walked up some steps and onto the stage as Beyonce and Jay-Z were disappearing into a doorway at the end of the show. The music was still playing and the dancers were doing their thing as this guy just weaved through them and made his way to the door.
It seemed to take the dancers just a few moments to realize what was happening. But then, like a military strike team, they all turned and ran after the man. It's not completely clear from the available footage, but it looks like he was stopped before he made it into the backstage area.
"At the end of last night's show, we had an intoxicated male enter the stage," the tour told CNN in a statement on Sunday morning. "At this point, we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely defuse the situation. We are happy to confirm that nobody was hurt during the incident, and Mr. & Mrs. Carter are choosing not to press charges against the individual."
"We would like to thank the hard work of our tour security who effectively restrained the individual and all of our dancers and team who handled the situation so professionally," the statement added.
Fans on Twitter were quick to praise the speedy reaction time and loyalty of Beyonce and Jay'Z's dancers, who rushed to the rescue of the couple. It's not their jobs to secure the safety of Queen Bey and her husband, but they didn't hesitate to jump right in and take care of business until security got there. See some of the best reactions below!
. @beyonce give your dancers a raise. They was knucking and bucking and ready to fight!— NatoyaEbony (@NatoyaEbony) August 26, 2018
Yo, Beyoncé’s dancers are RIDE OR DIE. Somebody jumped on the stage and the male dancers stomped him the fuck out. 😳 #OTRII— This is redundant. (@Burrrittanie) August 26, 2018
Who want to try Beyoncé’s dancers in a fight? They have mad flexibility and a wild amount of endurance. You’re asking for a well choreographed FADE.— Pernil Papi (@718Shaun) August 26, 2018
the way Beyoncé’s backup dancers ran to save her and musty... LOYALTY ! pic.twitter.com/lWppNXdPl9— 𝘻𝘢𝘬⚡️ (@godisfenty) August 26, 2018
Beyoncé dancers swarmed like white blood cells on a virus and got to stomping— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) August 26, 2018
Beyoncé's dancers really rushed to protect their queen. The beyhive is REAL.— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) August 26, 2018
Beyoncé’s backup dancers when the fan ran up on stage pic.twitter.com/RFyhFFcvBL— Racial Draft (@TheRaceDraft) August 26, 2018
Beyonce dancers was better security than the actual security— Deleterious Simpson (@SoloChills) August 26, 2018
The devil works hard but Beyoncé’s dancers work harder pic.twitter.com/s9e8PMNemV— OTRII (@OTR_II) August 23, 2018
Beyoncé and Jay Z: *goes backstage*— fendi. like the bag. (@DeedeeUgly_) August 26, 2018
ATL stan: 💣💥💥💥💥... To FREEDO-
The dancers: pic.twitter.com/IAaqZvmQFG
Blue probably snapped her fingers and the Beyoncé’s dancers were in Formation to whoop someone’s ass— Whitney Hoiston (@ITSYOURDESTINI1) August 26, 2018
If your crew doesn’t ride for you like Beyoncé’s dancers ride for her, it’s time for new friends.— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) August 26, 2018
Knuckin, buckin & ready to fight as SOON as dude hit the stage. https://t.co/MA9cwmHxA6
good night to no one but beyoncé’s back up dancers who were ready to pounce for her.— Blair Waldorf (@pettyyonceh) August 26, 2018
Thank you god that Beyoncé dancers are trained assassins who sprung into action because I dunno what in God’s name jay-z would have done to protect my sister.— Yumi (@yumiyoko) August 26, 2018
The Beyonce dancers stomping that guy on stage to the beat. pic.twitter.com/UGWqdAE7VU— Kokujin 黒人 (@Kaibutsu) August 26, 2018
only Beyonce dancers can double as security detail also. ICONS— Aj (@DraggingForBey2) August 26, 2018
The way Beyoncé’s dancers protected her and her husband from that looney says a lot about the kind of boss she is.— ⚡️ (@Mikeyd0e) August 26, 2018