It’s becoming increasingly evident that Beyoncé‘s favorite thing to do is drop something incredible and breathtaking into the world without any warning and then watch us all lose our minds: a single, an album, and now a live performance.

Bey opened up the BET Awards on Sunday night with a surprise performance of her Lemonade track “Freedom,” with her dancers marching out into the audience over a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

The “Sorry” singer splashed her way across the stage of Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater in a massive runway pool, very similar to the waterworks setup she uses on the runway of her Formation World Tour.

“Freedom, freedom! Where are you? ‘Cause I need freedom too,” she declares. “I break chains all by myself / Won’t let my freedom rot in hell / I’mma keep running ’cause a winner don’t quit on themselves.”

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To our amazement, Beyoncé’s performance itself wasn’t the only surprise because Kendrick Lamar, featured on the album version of the track, emerged from below the floor in a grand fashion to spit some bars before joining the singer in a pool of water. They stomped and splashed through the song’s finale, leaving a powerful image of them next to each other with Bey’s arm on his shoulder.

“Open correctional gates in higher desert / Open our mind as we cast away oppression,” the Grammy award winner rapped. “Open the streets and watch our beliefs / And when they carve my name inside the concrete, I pray it forever reads [freedom].”

For an awards show that promised a very-hyped tribute to the late Prince as its finale, this opening definitely lived up to the anticipation. Check out the performance of “Freedom” down below!