Happy birthday Beyonce!
Whether you ride for the Bey-hive or not, you can't deny that Beyonce has captivated the world. Not only is she a respected and acclaimed musical artist, but her increasingly vocal socio-political stances have elevated Bey into a cultural icon. She may have once won the hearts of young men everywhere with her proclamation that we weren't ready for "her jelly," but now, the ever-bootylicious Beyonce is operating on a whole other level entirely. In fact, the Carter family has officially become hip-hop's first billionaire couple, so it's only right that Bey rings in her 36th birthday in style.
On the weekend, Jay-Z capped off his "Made In America" headlining set with a heartfelt ode to his wife, conducting a rousing chant of "happy birthday" while providing some hilarious ad-libs. Check out video of the singalong session below:
The gesture no doubt helped make the weekend a special one, and Beyonce spent the majority of the weekend enjoying the festivities, even meeting Cardi B in the process. Bey's mother, Tina Lawson, posted a heartfelt picture and message on Instagram in celebration of her daughter's big day.
36 years ago God Chose me out of all the women in the world to be your mother! How blessed could i be ? Not because you are a super talented , smart business woman and one of the biggest superstars! Its because you are the kindest most generous , thoughtful , intuitive , loyal , humble , funny , grounded, grateful and loving human being. I am proud to be your mom ❤️Happy Birthday Baby! I love you with my whole heart❤️
Beyonce's father Matthew Knowles also shared a video post, in which he reflects on the day she was born before tearfully telling his daughter he loves her. Touching stuff. Happy birthday Beyonce!