So, not only is it a special day for Americans, it’s a special day for Beyonce’s family and her father, Mathew Knowles, who took time out to wish his first born happy birthday, but got all choked up and sentimental in the process.
If you’re keeping track, today is the singer’s 36th birthday. Her father, who is still based in Houston, posted a clip of his birthday message to Beyonce. As he recalls the day she was born, he becomes emotional when reflecting on how proud he is of her.
“I can remember the day you were born … my first time seeing a baby born. I was actually in the room , he said as he was choking up. “This is your city (he says as he pans the camera in his phone around to the capture the Houston skyline). Your city loves you … but more importantly, I love you.”
Mathew Mathew Knowles is the father of Beyonce and Solange Knowles with ex-wife, Tina Knowles-Lawson. Has has a 7-year-old son, Nixon Knowles with Alexsandra Wright and a daughter with Taqoya Branscomb named Koi Knowles.
Watch the emotional clip above.
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Meanwhile, according to Us Weekly, Beyonce’s famous friends celebrated her 36th birthday today by recreating one of the iconic looks from her “Formation” music video.
“Happy birthday Beyonce / From your family and friends,” the message on her website said.
What followed was nearly 20 images of women dressed in Queen Bey’s fierce outfit of an off-the-shoulder black top, extra wide-brimmed black hat covering the face, and elaborate silver chokers. Completing the look, of course, were two long black braids.
Among the famous female faces who posed to pay tribute to the 20-time Grammy winner were her daughter Blue Ivy, Michelle Obama, Kelly Rowland, Serena Williams (who just welcomed her first child on Friday, September 1!) and Michelle Williams. Her own mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, and mother-in-law, Gloria Carter, also got in on the celebration.
Besides wishing the songstress a happy birthday, the message on her website also urged everyone to support Houston relief efforts. Hurricane Harvey battered Beyonce’s hometown and surrounding areas when it made landfall on August 25. According to The New York Times, the storm has claimed the lives of at least 50 people in eight counties, and has caused billions of dollars in damages.
Also, in case you hadn’t heard, Beyonce has launched BeyGOOD Houston to team up with her pastor Rudy Rasmus’ non-profit Bread of Life, Greater Houston Community Foundation and Texas Southern University to help with relief efforts.
source: theJasmineBrand / Us Weekly