Chance the Rapper Sings Happy Birthday to Beyonce at 2016 Made in America Festival
Yesterday was Beyoncé's birthday (Sept. 4), and it was a pretty damn eventful one. Not only did the "Freedom" singer get to talk to President Bill Clinton, but she also got the "chance" to have happy birthday sang to her in front of thousands of people at this year's Made in America festival. The impromptu birthday celebration came courtesy of her adoptive nephew, Chance The Rapper, who happily belted a soulful version of the timeless tune during his set. You can see Chance singing to one of his heroes above.
"Auntie it's your birthday, happy birthday 'Yonce," Chance sang as he rocked the stage. Of course, Chance isn't actually the Queen Bey's nephew, but it does appear the two have grown pretty close. He also calls the Jigga Man "uncle," so it all makes sense.
For her part, Beyoncé smiled uncontrollably as Chance belted the tune, looking very much the part of a proud aunt. You can see Bey's priceless reaction near the bottom of this post.
Chance was just one of several hip-hop figures to take the stage at this year's Made in America festival. Over the course of the two-day event, people Bryson Tiller, A$AP Ferg, Travis Scott, DJ Mustard, Tory Lanez,Lil Uzi Vert, Banks & Steelz, DJ Khaled, Desiigner and Jay Electronica.
Out of all of the performers, Jay Elect probably did the best job of sending fans into a frenzy. Literally. During his set, the "Exhibit C" performer told a crowd to bring down the stage he was performing on. “If you’re scared stay down there. If you’re not scared, come up here with me,” he told the crowd. “Let’s try to collapse this motherfucking stage. Let’s try to tear this bitch down.
The fans followed Jay Elect's instructions, and chaos quickly ensued. Luckily, no one was injured. At the end of the day, it was just another day in one of the country's biggest music festivals.
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