Happy Birthday, Bey

Beyoncé’s Birthday Show Was the Chaotic A-List Event of the Century

At this point, September 4 should simply be a national holiday: Beyoncé’s birthday.

To celebrate her 42nd birthday, the queen of all Virgos hosted a star-studded edition of her Renaissance World Tour in Los Angeles. Both onstage and in the crowd, there were more famous faces than you could count.

Of course, Beyoncé was the star of the show, but surprise guest Diana Ross was a close second. The legendary diva seemed to take Beyoncé by surprise with a performance of “Happy Birthday,” returning a favor from 2019, when Beyoncé sang “Happy Birthday” for Ross’s 75th.

After the song, Beyoncé embraced Ross before thanking her for paving the way in the music industry. “There would be no me without you, and thank you so much for all of your sacrifice and your beauty and your grace,” Beyoncé said. “Thank you for opening doors for me. Thank you so much.”

Beyoncé was also joined on stage by Kendrick Lamar to perform their remix of “America Has A Problem.” Fans went wild for Beyoncé as always, though some still get a little confused with ballroom terminology. At least they’ve got the spirit!

Beyoncé also paid tribute to the group that kick-started her career, Destiny’s Child. She shouted out former members Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson — notably omitting Farrah Franklin, who was only with the group for a few months, and who fans not-so-lovingly refer to as “luggage.”

Meanwhile, just as much celebrity fabulosity was happening in the crowd. After months of speculation that their relationship was merely a PR stunt, Timothée Chalamet and Kylie Jenner were spotted sharing their first public makeout sesh.

The other Kardashians were spotted too, hanging out with … *checks notes* … Jeff Bezos. Kim posted a picture of them together at the concert to her Instagram story. Huh. Interesting company to keep, Kim!

Via Kim Kardashian’s Instagram.

As far as our unproblematic faves, Zendaya and Tom Holland arrived looking adorable as ever, and even linked up with Ayo Edebiri and Quinta Brunson. Imagine a movie with all of them together. Shut up and take my money.

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown also returned to the Renaissance World Tour for a second show in Los Angeles, after the city failed the now infamous mute challenge in its first attempt. “LA finally went on Mute!” he captioned his Instagram post.

And speaking of that challenge, Zendaya and Tom killed it, to nobody’s surprise.

Such a legendary night for the tour will be hard to top — but if anyone can do it, it’s Beyoncé.

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