Beyonce Fiercely Orders Fan to Put His 'Damn Camera Down' and Sing

Careful - Mrs. Carter might smack the phone clean out your hand

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Good old Sasha Fierce was in full effect in Atlanta over the weekend. While performing her 2006 B'Day single "Irreplaceable," Beyoncé strode out amongst her admirers to solicit a little crowd response during the "to the left" refrain. After a few fans participated, including an adorable little girl, the star offered her mike to a man who, possibly quite nervous, sputtered the words while simultaneously attempting to capture the moment on his phone.

"You can't even sing because you're too busy taping! I'm right in your face, baby," said Queen Bey, playful yet forceful. "You gotta seize this moment. Put that damn camera down!" She then pushed the man's hand to the side and shoved the microphone back into his general facial vicinity, at which point he bleated with pretty much the same degree of rhythmic and melodic accuracy. "Yeah. That's much better," she said as she strutted in the opposite direction.

Beyoncé has already caught Fifth Amendment flack for banning pro photography from her shows, and now joins the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Savages in calling for fans to live a little more in the moment. As Idolator points out, she had to deal with a handsy Danish fan during that same segment of her show back in May. After the man took a swing at her rear, she calmly threatened to have him escorted out. Which way is the exit again? Oh, right: to the left, to the left.

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