Show of family solidarity for troubled Beyonce
Beyonce was the reigning queen of the MTV Video Music Awards, closing the show in Inglewood, California, with an epic nearly 20-minute performance.
Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumours surrounding her marriage.
As Beyonce accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award - the VMA's version of a lifetime achievement award - she kissed her daughter and husband Jay Z, who called her the "greatest living entertainer".
The duo won best collaboration for the hit 'Drunk In Love'. "I have nothing to say but I am filled with so much gratitude," she told the cheering crowd.
Her performance easily outdid her competition throughout the night - though Beyonce lost video of the year, which went to Miley Cyrus, who let a homeless man accept her award in order to highlight the plight of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the US.
It was in sharp contrast to the 2013 VMAs, when Cyrus twerked and danced shockingly onstage.
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