"I love hip hop, (but) 'rap' is like if Donald Trump were black," he reportedly ad-libbed during his warm-up.
From there, Bey's attention turned to some of the genre's current figures.
Of Kanye's reported Pan-Am Games performance: "He threw that mic in the air so hard it never came down. I was talking to El-P from Run the Jewels the other day and he said it turned into a bird."
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On Drake and Meek Mill's ongoing beef: "The male ego is a boring place."
And he even reportedly described a date between Wiz Khalifa and Caitlyn Jenner.
"My dream had been to do stand-up comedy,” Cult Montreal reports Bey told his audience with a straight face. "and I'm sitting down.... Don't I look like I'm living my dream? I'm here living my dream and I look like Tyler on the cover of that album."
Here are some short videos of Bey's set, which lasted more than an hour: