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Channing Tatum Dishes on How He Pulled Off Beyoncé Surprise on ‘Lip Sync Battle'

Channing Tatum Dishes on How He Pulled Off Beyoncé Surprise on ‘Lip Sync Battle'
Actor Channing Tatum recently made an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," where he chatted about performing with Beyoncé on “Lip Sync Battle.”

A few weeks ago, Channing got the web buzzing after he dressed up as Beyoncé, who surprised the audience by showing up at the end of his performance. On how he persuaded Beyoncé to be part of the performance, Channing shared, "I had never met her before. I won’t even tell you what I had to do to essentially get her assistant’s phone number. Or text her, I was texting her. I didn’t even have the intention of her coming." Watch!

He went on, "It was a whole ploy to get permission to do something cause I had gotten it through the grapevine that Jenna was gonna bring out Paula [Abdul] and I was like hmm… who can I bring out, I know Beyoncé’s not gonna come so I wanted to bring like a cardboard cut out of Beyoncé out just to be funny and then ultimately I ended up having to meet Beyoncé doing Beyoncé and that was definitely the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done."

After the epic performance, Beyoncé left, but did reach out to Channing. He said, "I said 'hi' and she goes, 'hey that was really funny.  See ya!' But she did text afterwards and she was like, 'hey I would love to meet you guys and hang out when you’re not looking like me and so terrifying.'”

Channing was on hand to celebrate Ellen’s 58th birthday.

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