Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson and more celebrate Beyoncé’s 40th birthday

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Beyoncé celebrated her 40th birthday Saturday, and numerous stars paid tribute to Queen Bey in a special Harper’s Bazaar video.

Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington, Issa Rae, Wyclef Jean and Congresswomen Maxine Waters were among the many personalities praising the 28-time Grammy winner.

“You are such a gift to this world,” Washington said. “Thank you for being an inspiration to me, to my kids, to brown skin girls all over the world, to non-brown skin girls all over the world. you are magic.”

Oprah added, “The 40s are everything you have been waiting for.”

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Lawson, expressed her love for her daughter in an emotional Instagram post.

“I love your sense of humor & how much you love to laugh until your eyes close especially the sound of your laugh,” she wrote. “I love how you never did, still don’t, and never will take yourself too serious.”

“I love how much you love your family & you embrace your close friends like family. I love watching you be a wife and the most loving & patient mom,” Lawson continued. “I loved yesterday 9/4/21 will 4 ever be one of our most Beautiful memory that none of us will ever 4 get. Happy 40th Birthday. You truly are a real Queen. Your mom is the president of the Bey Hive & I’ll 4ever & proudly be your Vice President.”

Last week at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, it was revealed that a new Beyoncé song, “Be Alive,” will close the upcoming film King Richard, starring Will Smith, according to the Los Angeles Times. The movie tells the true story of Richard Williams, father of tennis superstar Serena and Venus WilliamsKing Richard debuts in theaters and on HBO Max on November 19.

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