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Beyoncé, Channing Tatum 'Run the World' in epic ‘Lip Sync Battle’ performance

Jan 7th, 2016

By Kirthana Ramisetti / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Channing Tatum made sure he would win “Lip Sync Battle” with the help of a surprise guest: Beyoncé.

The pop superstar dropped by the season premiere of the hit Spike series Thursday, which featured the "Magic Mike" star squaring off against his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

Channing shocked his spouse when Queen Bey joined him on stage as he lip-synced to her single “Run the World (Girls).”

After channeling the pop star by donning a blond wig and sexy outfit, Beyoncé herself strutted out to join him with midway through the performance.

Jenna was so stunned by Beyoncé's appearance that she gasped and fell down to the ground.

Beyoncé (r.) joins Channing Tatum for a performance of “Run the World (Girls)” on “Lip Sync Battle.”

When the song ended, the singer playfully played with his wig as both shook their blond manes back and forth.

After Blue Ivy’s mom trotted off the stage, Jenna was still left speechless by the superstar cameo.

“She is so not okay right now,” Channing told the crowd.

The “21 Jump Street” star wasn’t the only Tatum to surprise the audience. During her performance of Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted Snake,” the actress was joined on stage by Abdul herself.

The episode proved to be a star-studded affair, with Quentin Tarantino, who directed Channing in “The Hateful Eight,” also in attendance to watch the epic battle of the spouses.

Other performances during #TatumTakeover included Jenna giving her husband a lap dance to Ginuwine’s “Pony” as she reenacted a scene from his hit flick “Magic Mike.”

Channing also offered up a version of the “Frozen” anthem “Let It Go” that saw the actor dress up as Elsa. He said he performed the number because it was his daughter’s favorite song.

“If I don’t win here I’m definitely going to win at home, that was the plan,” he quipped.

As for who actually won the battle, host LL Cool J decided to crown the couple as co-champions, to which Channing joked,  “You actually helped us save our marriage.”

For her part, Jenna gave kudos to Channing for pulling off such a major surprise.

"Got to give it up to my go-hard husband. That was epic," she tweeted. "Buuuuut seriously- I'm sleeping with the belt tonight."

Lip Sync Battle” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on Spike.

The season premiere of “Lip Sync Battle” included Paula Abdul (r.) making a surprise appearance with Jenna Dewan-Tatum.


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