Beyoncé Turns 40! Tina Lawson, Jill Biden, Oprah, Taylor Swift, and More Celebrate Her Birthday(videos)
Beyoncé is feeling the love!
Tina Lawson, Jill Biden, Oprah, Taylor Swift, Missy Elliott, and many more posted birthday tributes to mark Queen Bey’s 40th birthday on Saturday.
Beyoncé’s mother posted an old interview in which the 28-time Grammy winner discussed all the things she hoped to accomplish.
“You are the most honest, intelligent and creative person I know! That Virgo mind is always 10 steps ahead. There is not a mean bone in your body and no bitterness in your heart!! (Sometimes that is mind boggling) somehow you have managed to look at the glass half full!! Even with all of your success you have managed to still be an amazing humble, caring human being! You are loved by so many,” shared Lawson.
“Mind, body, soul, got a queen body. You’re the baddest and a little savage. Hm. I wonder where you got that from?” she quipped. “You worked hard and sacrificed to get where you are, and it’s not easy, but you sure make it look like it is.”
Happy Bey day from one Queen to another 👑🐝
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) September 4, 2021
A collage of several of the singer’s outfits from 1981 to now was also posted on the official website for Beyoncé.
Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles posted a video collage filled with photos of his eldest daughter. “Happy Birthday Beyoncé!” he captioned the post.
Happy Birthday Beyoncé! @Beyonce
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) September 4, 2021
Oprah, Biden, Swift, Laverne Cox, Reese Witherspoon, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Mindy Kaling, Chris Martin, Issa Rae, Allyson Felix, Maya Rudolph, Miss Piggy, Stevie Wonder, Kerry Washington, Wyclef Jean, Ed Sheeran, Calif. Rep. Maxine Waters, Billie Eilish, and more wished Beyoncé a happy birthday in a video put together by Harper’s Bazaar, below.
“You’ve given me and so many others permission to be free to embrace all that we are,” Cox said while wearing Ivy Park. “You’ve given us a blueprint for excellence: that when we think you can’t surpass yourself, you do. No pressure”
Washington, also in Ivy Park, added, “You are such a gift to this world. Thank you for being an inspiration to me, to my kids, to brown skin girls all over the world, to non-brown skin girls all over the world.”
“You are an incredible force of nature, of art, of light, of beauty in this world and I’m so happy to celebrate you today,” Witherspoon said.
Swift spoke about Beyoncé’s impact on the music industry — especially for women.
“The fact that you’ve paved the road for every female artist walking down the road now… then the fact that you do it with such kindness and such grace. I just, to say I admire you… there’s just not a word for it,” the folklore singer said.
Congresswoman Waters added, “Happy Birthday to a woman who supports other women. Happy birthday to a sister that dares to challenge the status quo. Happy Birthday, Beyoncé.”
Cox did another birthday tribute filled with photos of Beyoncé in campaign videos for the singer’s Ivy Park brand with Adidas.
“Happy 40th Birthday to the queen, Beyoncé. Fun fact Beyoncé hired me for my very first fashion campaign, @weareivypark 2017,” she recalled. “The display was in stores all over the world. The world got to see an openly trans black woman repping an iconic brand. The moment inspired so many people. I know because I got so many messages from all over the world telling me so. Thank you Queen. Have the best day and decade ever.”
Oprah also did a separate video to honor Beyoncé.
“The 40s are everything you have been waiting for!” she exclaimed. “You already know, the most important things in life are being surrounded by family, being able to grow and give to your children a sense of kindness, caring and wellbeing in the world — and you’re already doing that, so continue.”
Happy 40th birthday to @Beyonce Knowles-Carter 🐝🎉🥳
— Oprah Daily (@OprahDaily) September 4, 2021
DJ Khaled, Ciara, Doja Cat, Normani, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion and more also wished Beyoncé a Happy Birthday in a video shared by Apple Music.
Wishing a very happy #BeyDay to the eternally iconic @beyonce. Love, your friends and fans everywhere.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 4, 2021
“Happy birthday to this force of nature, this HUGE heart, talent, visionary…….Beyoncé!!!! Another trip around the sun,” Viola Davis tweeted alongside a photo of the singer’s cover in Harper’s Bazaar Icon Issue.
Happy birthday to this force of nature, this HUGE heart, talent, visionary…….Beyoncé!!!! Another trip around the sun 🐝❤👑
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 4, 2021
Megan Thee Stallion shared a photo of herself hugging Beyoncé and a picture of the moment they shared during the 2021 Grammy Awards. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEENNNN👑🐝 love you 💙 Beyoncé,” the rapper captioned the tribute.
Chloe Bailey tweeted, “It’s the queen’s birthday love you B!!!!”
it’s the queen’s birthday 😍😍😍 love you B!!!!
— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) September 4, 2021
Lupita Nyong’o shared a video of herself modeling Ivy Park, captioned, “Celebrating 40 years of Beyoncé and her unapologetic fabulousness that inspires a movement of fierce and feminine body positivity!!!! Happy Birthday, our chosen Queen!”
Celebrating 40 years of @Beyonce and her unapologetic fabulousness that inspires a movement of fierce and feminine body positivity!!!! Happy Birthday, our chosen Queen!
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) September 4, 2021
In another birthday tribute, Hudson posted a photo with her Dreamgirls castmate captioned, “Dreamgirls will never leave you! Happy birthday to my forever Dreamgirl and Virgo sister Beyoncé ! I love u!”
Dreamgirls will never leave you! Happy birthday to my forever Dreamgirl and Virgo sister @Beyonce ! I love u! pic.twitter.com/U1M1i7zX78
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) September 4, 2021
Missy Elliott tweeted photos of the birthday girl, captioned, “Beyoncé Happy Birthday sis I am PROUD of your growth… You always been a HARDWORKER from day 1 since I’ve known you over 20 yrs so your success is DESERVING May your 40th BDAY be a blast! TURN ALL DA WAY DF UP on 200.”
[email protected]é 👑🐝 Happy Birthday sis I am PROUD of your growth… You always been a HARDWORKER from day 1 since I’ve known you over 20 yrs so your success is DESERVING🙌🏾May your 40th BDAY be a blast!TURN ALL DA WAY DF UP on 200🔥😂🥂🎉🎊🎈🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/0yvJhuLbjV
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 4, 2021
Lizzo got in on the birthday fun with a comical message to Beyoncé. “Ima keep posting this pic until we take a real one together 🥺,” she wrote.
Ellen DeGeneres also shared a photo she had with the Destiny’s Child star, captioned, “Happy birthday to the incomparable Beyoncé – I sure do miss you.”
Happy birthday to the incomparable @Beyonce – I sure do miss you.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 4, 2021