NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

Beyonce won eight awards, including video of the year, and performed five songs from her visual album “Lemonade” in an epic 16-minute concert Sunday that had the audience at Madison Square Garden in awe.

She sang live, danced heavily and worked the crowd as she ran through “Pray You Catch Me,” ”Holy Up,” ”Sorry,” ”Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Formation,” which won the top prize over Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and Kanye West.

“First of all, I’d like to thank my beautiful daughter and my incredible husband for all of their support,” said Beyonce, who walked the carpet with daughter Blue Ivy and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner — who all appeared in “Lemonade” movie…..

Blah blah blah, don’t be an ASSHOLE to whoever wrote this, I hate the competition. It’s ALL ART! Just because you are part of the Beyhive doesn’t mean everyone else is shit. Stupid bitches.

That’s enough. Points given! Bey is Bey … you gotta love her for it. But don’t shit on Britney. They are NOTHING alike and I knew Britney before Beyonce. She’s got her own style. Stop the comparison.

Look Beyonce is Beyonce and Britney Spears is Britney. She did not go on The stage as Beyonce. That wasn’t her job. She did her shit well and looked great doing it.