During Beyoncé’s LA Renaissance performance at the iconic SoFi Stadium, which coincided with her own birthday on September 4th, a heartwarming surprise unfolded. Diana Ross, another legendary artist, graced the stage to serenade Beyoncé with a beautiful rendition of “Happy Birthday.” The ecstatic crowd bore witness to this extraordinary moment as the two living legends clasped hands in mutual admiration.
A TikTok user, @beyhivelive, managed to capture this touching exchange on video. Beyoncé, visibly moved, embraced Diana Ross and expressed her gratitude, saying, “Thank you so much, you are so amazing. This is the legendary Diana Ross! There would be no me without you, and thank you so much for all of your sacrifice your beauty, and your grace. Thank you for opening doors for me. Thank you so much.”
In response, the “Endless Love” songstress beamed with joy and stated, “You sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to me, so I wanted to sing it to you.” This beautiful moment wasn’t just witnessed by their adoring fans; a star-studded audience that included The Kardashians, Lizzo, Tracee Ellis Ross, and many more luminaries also shared in the magic of the evening.
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It’s worth noting that this heartfelt exchange between the Motown legend and the 42-year-old icon wasn’t their first musical interaction. In 2019, Beyoncé had the privilege of singing “Happy Birthday” to Diana Ross during the Supremes singer’s 75th birthday celebration, held at the Warwick and Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Among the guests in attendance were Diana Ross’s children, Tracee and Evan, as well as Beyoncé and JAY-Z, adding even more star power to the unforgettable occasion.
Beyoncé has never shied away from expressing her deep admiration for Diana Ross and the profound influence Ross has had on her own musical journey. This admiration runs so deep that Beyoncé even took on a starring role in the film “Dreamgirls,” a movie loosely based on the story of The Supremes, a group led by Diana Ross.
In a 2006 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Beyoncé openly praised Diana Ross, describing her as an exceptional entertainer with a diverse skill set. Beyoncé noted, “She’s an all-around entertainer: a great actor, a good singer, and a beautiful, elegant woman.” This heartfelt tribute illustrates the immense respect and inspiration Beyoncé has drawn from Diana Ross throughout her career.