Queen Bey temporarily ceded her throne over the weekend. In the coolest of ways. On September 10, Beyonce brought her world tour to a stop in St. Louis, Missouri. At one point during the evening, she and her backup dancers broke into a rendition of ‘Single Ladies’. This was not unusual, of course. But what happened about a minute into the performance was definitely NOT par for the musical course.
Beyonce stopped to invite a certain someone on stage, that someone being the boyfriend of lead backup dancer Ashley Everett. His name was John Silver and this is what he said in front of thousands of people: “I don’t know if y’all know this young lady, she goes by the name of Ashley Everett. She’s my queen.”
He then address Everett directly; “Baby, I know that you don’t think that I express my love to you in front of everybody, so I feel like what better time than now to do it in front of thousands and thousands of people.” Silver then got down on one knee and popped the question. After Ashley said yes, he replied the only way he really could: “So I put a ring on it. Thank you, Bey.”
After receiving congratulations from Beyonce, the music commenced and the ladies actually finished the ‘Single Ladies’ choreography without missing a beat. Everett, it should be noted, as been with Beyonce for years. She was part of the original ‘Single Ladies’ video.
The Hollywood Gossip