Beyonce wishes Normani a happy birthday on her website, fans ecstatic to see 'queens supporting queens'
Beyonce took a moment to wish Normani a happy birthday and fans have gushed at the heartwarming gesture. Normani, a singer, dancer, and former member of the group Fifth Harmony celebrated her 24th birthday on May 31. Beyonce decided to mark the occasion by sharing a picture of Normani as a young aspiring dancer along with the message "Happy Birthday Normani" via her website. "Awwww," tweeted one fan, another said, "Period! We love to see it," while others have already nicknamed the two as "Beymani." Another fan quipped, "Normani probably screamed lmao, she's her queen."
The friendship that has blossomed between both artistes has been a joy for many fans to witness. Normani has frequently been touted as a new generation Beyonce, indicating she is poised to become a superstar in her own right. Her first solo single post-Fifth Harmony titled 'Motivation' paid homage to the women and songs that paved her way, including Beyonce’s 'Crazy In Love', Ciara’s 'Goodies', JLo’s 'I’m Real', Christina Aguilera’s 'Can’t Hold Us Down', and Britney Spears’ 'Baby…One More Time', all while establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with.
But despite all her swagger and messages of strength, nothing could have prepared Normani for the moment when she got to meet one of her idols, Beyonce, in the flesh. Because, as Normani recalled in an interview with Refinery29 on the 2018 Billboard Music Awards red carpet, just as the young artiste was mentally readying herself to be introduced to the legend, Beyoncé looked right at her and said, "Oh my God! I been waiting so long to meet you!" And as Normani tried to find the words to respond, the R&B diva continued, "I been waiting so long to meet you. Everybody keeps telling me 'Normani, Normani… This girl, you’ve gotta meet her, she’s amazing'."
Normani, after finally composing herself, responded, "Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve looked up to you. Especially me being an African American female in the entertainment industry, you make me feel like I can do absolutely anything." Beyoncé then made sure to give Normani some advice before they parted, stating, "Keep doing your thing. I'm really proud of you. I'm watching you." The singer described the experience as "best seven minutes of my life." Fans of both artistes are ecstatic seeing the two interact more. Some have tweeted, "QUEENS SUPPORTING QUEENS," others have said, "Legends supporting legends," and some have shared, "When a black queen supports another black queen." And as one fan succinctly puts it, "Black girl magic."