The R&B superstar celebrated her birthday in style with a sold-out show in Inglewood on Monday, September 4th. Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour was a star-studded event, with the singer shining the brightest among Hollywood’s elite at the SoFi Stadium.
Despite having to reschedule some dates earlier this year, Beyoncé’s third show at SoFi coincided with her birthday. As the highest-grossing tour by a female artist or black artist in history, Beyoncé asked her fans to dress up for her birthday month, which they happily obliged.
Fans who arrived early had the chance to purchase limited edition “Beyoncé’s B-day Party” t-shirts for $55 each. However, reports on social media indicated that the merchandise was selling quickly, and the lines were long. The anticipation was high, as it was rumored that music legend Diana Ross would sing “Happy Birthday” to Beyoncé.
Diana Ross, dressed in a black sequin gown with feather sleeves, serenaded Beyoncé in front of her adoring fans. Beyoncé held Ross’ hand and mouthed “Oh my God” in awe.
After the song ended, the birthday girl thanked Diana Ross and gave her a big hug. Videos of the heartwarming moment were quickly shared on social media.
In a surprise appearance, Kendrick Lamar joined Beyoncé on stage in Inglewood, California, performing “America Has a Problem” with her for the first time on her 42nd birthday. Videos on Instagram captured the Compton native atop the fake news anchor desk, wearing a bright yellow jacket with silver stripes. Although there was a brief issue with his microphone, it was quickly resolved.
Beyoncé recently released an updated version of the Renaissance track, featuring new contributions from Kendrick, the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper. In addition, she has also collaborated with Travis Scott on his song “Delresto (Echoes),” which is included in the album Utopia, released in July.
The birthday show was attended by a star-studded audience, including Meghan Markle, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet, Adele, Zendaya, Tom Holland, Quinta Brunson, Justin Bieber, and more.
While Beyoncé will continue to celebrate as her tour progresses and concludes in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 1st, only fans in the Los Angeles area had the opportunity to wish her a very happy birthday.