She came. She slayed. She conquered. Our hearts, that is.
Yes, there were many other celebs performing, speaking and presenting at the Global Citizen Festival, but to be honest, Beyoncé owned the day. She and husband Jay-Z were the most-anticipated performers of the night, a fact reflected in the length of their performance, the many outfit changes, the stage design and, of course, how loud people screamed.
Bey didn’t dance as much as she typically would have during a concert performance, but what she lacked in the moves, she more than made up for with her styling and vocals. She let her outfits speak for her, and what they said was: “This is all about Africa.”
Her proud mother, Tina Lawson, took to Instagram to share some of the unknown facts about her daughter’s outfit choices, which proved that each one had been carefully considered.
While fans were excited to see her performance, this wasn’t the first time Queen B has performed in South Africa. Before she became Mrs Carter, she performed at the first 46664 concert in Cape Town in November 2003.
Her love affair with African-inspired fashion began there and has continued for 15 years.
Take a look at how Beyoncé incorporated the continent’s aesthetic into her amazing outfits.
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. 46664 was the prison number for Mr. Nelson Mandela It was also the name of the fundraiser benefit concert that Beyoncé had the honor of performing in 14 years ago in Cape Town South Africa. Before the finale which she went out with Mr. Mandela on stage we decided two hours before The finale with Mr Mandela, that she should have an authentic African fabric dress. Ty Hunter and me ran to the local market found this fabric fought traffic and drove back . now I had 45 minutes to put this dress together, it was nothing but God taking over because I got on the floor of that tent and cut out the dress free hand Got on a little stool with a small sewing machine and made the dress in 45 minutes by the grace of God it fit her perfectly we took whatever fabric that was left and did a quick head wrap. It was a glorious day for us because meeting this great man was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.I cried that day and the day we visited the prison he was in for 27 years of his life. He had not a bitter word for anyone that day ! I was amazed at his gentle kindness! Today global citizen is celebrating the awesome Madiba once again at Mandela 100 ! And Beyoncé is performing in his honor with her Husband Jay -Z in OTR II We are so humbled and honored to be here today in South Africa again❤️❤️❤️