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Orange is the new Battle.
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

28 Oct 2016 - 1:51 PM  UPDATED 28 Oct 2016 - 1:51 PM

It's no secret that Laverne Cox is a massive Beyoncé stan at heart (aren't we all, though?), given the crowd shots of her getting her LIFE while watching King B perform at the VMAs back in 2014:

I mean... honestly. This is a woman who is LIVING HER BEST LIFE:

Anyway, with this in mind, it wasn't a huge surprise that Laverne chose to pay tribute to her queen when she appeared on Lip Sync Battle, going head-to-head with her Orange Is The New Black co-star, Samira Wiley.

Unfortunately, the whole video of Laverne performing Destiny's Child's "Lose My Breath" is geo-blocked for us Aussies, so we'll have to make do with this one-minute clip from Instagram. With that being said, WOW, IS THIS CLIP EVERYTHING.

 

THAT SPLIT, THOUGH.

She also performed Nicki Minaj's "Roman's Revenge", a performance so impressive she even got a shout-out from Nicki herself, who captioned the clipi: “Shante, you stay!!! Cuz huntayyy u SLAY!”

 

Meanwhile, newly-engaged Samira totally slayed her performance of Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P", and you can watch a clip from that below:

You can also watch both actresses' pre-show interviews below, because it's not geo-blocked, and also just because it's awesome, and they're awesome, and I can't even pick a favourite.

Who do you think deserved to win?