Beyonce recently turned 36. So basically, the divine goddess we know as Beyonce took her human form 36 years ago to bless us mortals with her fierceness. Beyonce will never die. Her birthday will be celebrated for centuries to come.
The singer-slash-icon-slash-deity received a slew of messages from fans and friends celebrating the day. But nothing beat what appeared on her website. Us mortals can only pay tribute through social media posts, knowing that nothing is worth of Beyonce, who is perfect.
Posted on Beyonce's website, a series of black and white portraits of women in Beyonce's life rocking her iconic Formation look plays tribute to the singer in the most epic way possible. There's so much power in this tribute, we feel like we could take over the world. Because who runs the world? Girls.
The Formation tribute consisted of photos of those who have been blessed enough to call Beyonce family. Her mother, Tina Knowles Lawson; her husband's mother, Gloria Carter; and her husband's grandmother, Hattie White, all participated in the series. And of course, the spawn of Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter donned the hat and braids as well.
The tribute extended into other members of the Beyhive (the high powered women who are friends with Beyonce). Destiny's Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams got in on the action. Serena Williams showed her love. But there's one famous friend that had everyone talking...,
Michelle Obama participated in the tribute, because she is, of course, friends with Beyonce. Beyonce performed the national anthem at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in 2013. What a way to return the favor!
The portraits were all posted on Beyonce's website. Included on her website is a link to her BeyGOOD Houston Initiative. Beyonce is working in association with Bread of Life, Greater Houston Community Foundation and Texas Southern University to help those who were affected by the storm. The initiative uses the hashtag #BEYGOODHOUSTON to help raise awareness, so get tweeting!
Beyonce's birthday tribute doesn't just raise awareness for the fact that Beyonce turned another year. It also raises awareness for Hurricane Harvey relief. It also raises awareness that we wish we were Beyonce, but that's a whole separate story.
The website includes a link that allows people to donate. “Your donations will help in long-term revitalization and aid in purchasing immediate needs including: cots, blankets and pillows, baby products, feminine products, wheelchairs and more," reads a statement on the website. The fact that Beyonce is using her birthday to help others just makes her love her more.
Beyonce's Formation tribute was women only, so Jay-Z didn't participate. But he did give his wife a tribute of his own. During the Made in America Festival, he got the entire crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to his wife. One question - did she take him to Red Lobster after?
Reportedly, Beyonce and Blue Ivy were in the audience for the performance and smiling. "Shout out to Beyoncé. Beautiful Bey is in the house tonight. Happy Birthday my love," said Jay-Z before he forced everyone to sing. Hey, if your husband has to work on your birthday, at least he did something nice?