Beyoncé's Renaissance world tour reached Los Angeles over Labor Day weekend and the stars turned out in force. Adele, Lizzo, Ayo Edebiri, Zendaya, Tom Holland, Quinta Brunson, Chris Rock, Kylie Jenner, Timothée Chalamet, and Justin and Hailey Bieber were all spotted at the SoFi Stadium on Monday night, a night that also happened to be Beyoncé's 42nd birthday.
During the show Diana Ross made a surprise appearance, performing her own hit "Love Hangover" and leading the stadium audience is singing "Happy Birthday" to the headline act. Check out footage of that moment below.
Prior to performing her track “Flaws and All,” Beyoncé gave a acknowledging her birthday and thanking her family and friends for their continued support. “My soul is full. I’m so thankful, I’m trying not to cry,” she said in a tearful speech. “I’m thankful to be alive. I’m thankful to be on stage. I’m thankful to look out and see your faces. I’m thankful to be able to provide a safe space for all of y’all. I’m thankful for music, for the ability to heal myself through music which then heals all of you.”
“I’m thankful for every tear, for every year. I’m thankful for my children. I’m thankful for my husband. I’m thankful for all the shit we’ve been through. I’m thankful for my beautiful father who is here tonight; I thank you for his sacrifice, for his pain. I’m thankful for my mother, my beautiful queen. I’m thankful that we all have the ability to make lemonade out of our lemons.”
She continued, “I’m thankful for Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Robertson. I’m thankful for all of you guys who have been with me since 1997. I’m thankful for every flaw, for every stretch mark, every FUPA. I thank you that I’m here at fucking 42. I’m grateful for joy and I thank God. I thank you, God.”
Beyoncé’s full 42nd Birthday Speech- MUST WATCH🥺❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/T7zPAGUR66— 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘆💚 (@beyoncegarden) September 5, 2023
Beyoncé's tour is due to continue until the end of the month when she finishes with a show at New Orleans’ Caesars Superdome on September 27. The global stadium tour began back in May with a show that economists later suggested had raised the inflation rate in Sweden.