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Watch the Behind-the-Scenes Video for Beyoncé's "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" Grammys Performance

by Gabby Bess

Beyoncé closed out last night's Grammys with a performance of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." In the behind-the-scenes video for the moving rendition of the gospel hymn, Beyoncé reveals why she chose to perform with an all-black male choir. "I wanted to find real men that have lived, have struggled, cried and have a light and a spirit about them," she explained. "I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men." She also adds that the song that her mom, Tina Knowles used to sing to her, is closely tied to her family's personal history. "My grandparents marched with Dr. King, and my father was part of the first generation of black men that attended an all-white school. My father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences. I feel like now I can sing for his pain, I can sing for my grandparents' pain. I can sing for some of the families that have lost their sons." Watch the BTS clip, above.

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