What Happens When R&B Divas Catch The Holy Spirit? You Get Amazing GIFs!

We love us some R&B Divas. As glamorous and elegant as they are, they know how to let loose on stage, much more than their Pop Queen cousins. Case in point: one of our favorites, Mary J. Blige, is the queen of busting some unexpected and frighteningly unique moves when she’s performing. Likewise, Beyonce is the queen of bizarre rubber face when she’s in the zone.

In celebration of the R&B Diva and her propensity to go nuts on stage, we’ve pulled together some of the wildest, zaniest, crazy GIFs we could find. From Mariah Carey’s “high notes” face to Janet Jackson’s thrusting, these iconic performers will definitely give you the giggles.

 

Mary J. Blige


Something is happening to Mary J. here. Perhaps she’s rejecting drama in her life. All we know is those leg kicks are genius. If only everyone could look this good while going this nuts on a dance floor.

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Beyonce

Beyonce is FIERCE. Sometimes maybe too fierce. Like when her face gets this intense and her body follows suit. Drunk in love indeed!
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Diana Ross

Diana Ross is the Queen of Motown, and her blinky eye face is a little weird, but very adorable as she sings with The Supremes.

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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is the epitome of committing to a performance. Those other dancers are just standing stiff because they know they’ve got nothing on Miss Jackson.

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Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo looks adorable strutting the American Idol stage in a pink babydoll dress, but she gives it her best Diva Gone Wild at the end of the stage with a pop and squat, and arms that say “WUT?!”

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Mariah Carey

If there’s one thing we all know about Mariah Carey it’s that we do not mess with Mariah Carey. Those hoops. That cleavage. The sunglasses inside. And that ultimate fed up diva attitude in her on stage moves. She’s inspiring and terrifying.

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Mary J. Blige

We obviously can’t get enough of Mary J., the diva who sets the bar for divas going nuts on stage. Here she is doing an inexplicable frog leapy thing.

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Mya

Beyfore “All The Single Ladies”, Mya had the most elastic hips in the game.

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin INVENTED Diva. And this is her diva going nuts boogie, for VH1’s Divas, no less. Even Mariah is impressed.

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Whitney Houston

This is Whitney’s IDGAF face, and it’s maybe our favorite diva going nuts while performing moment of them all.

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Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae has got the moves to tip the tightrope. She’s a loose canon, and even the camera isn’t safe from her on stage antics.

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Ciara

Ciara does her best Mary J. Blige, and while we appreciate this diva going nuts on stage, she could have gone with a few random legs kicks to get into true Mary Mode.

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Alicia Keys

A young Alicia Keys goes nuts on stage with a frog-like move (do we see a pattern/trend in diva moves emerging?).

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Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston is your mom gone wild on the dance floor and she has no F’s to give about it.

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Mary J. Blige

There are just too many performances where Mary J. goes nuts and does something brilliant. Like this one, where at first she’s looking for you, then she’s COMING FOR YOU.

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Beyonce

This is Beyonce’s party, and she can can pull a crazy face on stage if she wants to. We’re still blessed to be allowed to cast our eyes upon her.

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Mariah Carey

All anyone wants for Christmas is Mariah Carey. Even when she’s doing this “pulling out a large piece of ear wax” move while performing.

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Diana Ross

Diana Ross forgoes singing on stage for a second to bust out some diva hips. Beyonce before Beyonce.

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Rihanna

We love Rihanna. Even when she’s singing and looking like she’s trying to hold in a fart at the same time.

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Aretha Franklin

The ultimate in divas going nuts while performing on stage is Aretha throwing off her wig. RESPECT.

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