Michelle Obama dressed by like Beyoncé to celebrate Bey's birthday
As any member of Beyoncé's Beyhive will know, it was the Queen of Pop's birthday yesterday. Yes, Queen B turned 36 yesterday, and not only has she never looked better, but this appeared to be her biggest birthday celebration yet.
It all kicked off when her husband, hip-hop artist extraordinaire, Jay-Z got the entire crowd of Budweiser's Made in America Festival to sing her "Happy Birthday" after his headline set.
Whilst Bey remained tight-lipped on what she got up to with her husband, Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir Carter to mark the occasion, she did give her fans a little gift: a surprise photoshoot involving some of her nearest and dearest, all dressed up in some of the most iconic looks from her hit song Formation.
The photos turned out amazingly, and featured some of our favourite independent ladies, including Serena Williams, Kelly Rowland and even the former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.
Now, Beyonce's relationship with Michelle is well documented, and it actually dates back to 2008 at Barack Obama's first inauguration, where Bey was invited to perform "At Last". Since then, the Obamas and Knowles-Carters have kept in touch.
Beyoncé collaborated with Michelle on the now-famous "Let's Move" campaign, and following the birth of Blue Ivy in 2012, Beyoncé penned an emotional letter to the former First Lady, saying that she was super proud that her daughter had someone like her to look up to. I mean, they've even partied together.
The photo series was published on Bey's website and it's utter perfection. Let's take a look at the hall of fame, shall we?
First up is Michelle:
Beyoncé's mum, Tina Knowles Larson, got in on the fun, also.
Jay Z's mother Gloria Carter didn't feel left out...
Other members of Beyoncé's squad also chipped in, including Serena Williams, Michelle Williams, Halle Bailey (one half of the teenage music duo Chloe x Halle) and Drea Jones. But the most adorable addition was undoubtedly Bey's five-year-old first born daughter, Blue Ivy:
Well, I'm sure that Beyoncé's fierce Beyhive certainly appreciated the Formation-inspired photoshoot. But it appears that the impromptu spread was also produced in order to raise awareness about Hurricane Harvey which has wrecked unprecedented amounts of chaos in Houston and Texas. Using the hashtag #BEYGOODHOUSTON, Beyoncé implores us to join her in "supporting Houston relief efforts".
A Houston native, it's only natural that Bey would want to do all she can to help the citizens of Houston during this troublesome period. Last Monday, Beyoncé gave the Houston Chronicle an exclusive quote where she announced her family's plans to help "as many as we can":
“My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help,” she said. “I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor to implement a plan to help as many as we can.”
This followed an Instagram post where Beyonce condoned the actions of the local government in Houston:
In other Beyoncé related news, Jay Z has revealed the meaning behind Rumi and Sir Carter's names.