RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 13: Singer Beyonce performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 13, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
USA TODAY - Some serious pop royalty came together for a cute moment Thursday night.
Madonna's daughter Mercy James got extra attention from Beyoncé herself at Queen Bey's Mrs. Carter Show tour stop at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The singer kissed the beaming 8-year-old on the forehead.
Proud mama Madonna, who adopted Mercy James from Malawi in 2009, was there to snap a photo, posting it on Instagram: "Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B !"
She also shared another photo from the show, this time of just Beyoncé herself, who can certainly count Madonna as a fan. "Mrs. Carter crushes the BK with her bad(-expletive) show! Girls run the world!" the pop legend wrote.
Last week, Beyoncé shocked the world by releasing her record-breaking fifth studio album, stacked with 14 new tracks and 17 new music videos, with no prior warning or promotion. Because this is Beyoncé's world, and we're just living in it.
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