Beyoncé recently shared the credits for her current "Renaissance" tour on her official website. The artist revealed how much is actually going into the production, showcasing 14 chefs employed under the category of "tour catering" alone. Beyoncé also credits herself as the tour's director, executive producer, and creative director. The tour is expected to rake in over $2 billion.
The "Renaissance" tour began earlier this month with a performance in Stockholm, Sweden. One member of the beyhive was arrested on opening night for sneaking into a special VIP section of the event. The performance's setlist was also leaked online prior to the show. Beyoncé was joined by her daughter, Blue Ivy, and her spouse Jay-Z at the event. A funny interaction at a Beyoncé performance between a fan and Beyoncé's mother, Tina Lawson, was also shared to social media this week. As the fan took a selfie-style video of themself with Lawson, they sung "I just met Ms. Tina, I just met Beyoncé’s mama.” Lawson wanted nothing to do with the distraction from her daughter's performance, telling the fan to “Shhh!!!”
Beyoncé's World Tour Makes A Splash
Earlier this week, creators of the viral TikTok "Cuff It" challenge took to social media to let people know that they have not yet received tickets to the tour. The challenge, created by (@maycsteele) and Kaitlyn (@ogpartyhardy26) featured users dancing to the 2022 Renaissance track. It was emulated thousands of times, with Beyoncé herself even sharing her favorite renditions of the challenge to her Instagram.
The icon also teased a new business venture in the hair industry on Tuesday (May 16). She shared a post on Instagram featuring a handwritten letter to her fans. Beyoncé asks, “How many of y’all know my first job was sweeping hair in my mama’s salon?" She goes on, revealing, “Destiny’s Child got our start by performing for clients while they were getting their hair done. I was exposed to so many different kinds of entrepreneurial women in her salon.” Beyoncé then shared about growing up getting her hair done by her mother. She says she “saw firsthand how the ways we nurture and celebrate our hair can directly impact our souls.”