35 reasons Beyoncé is Kween

Long may she reign!

By Natasha Harding

To celebrate Kween Bey’s 35th birthday on Sunday, we thought it was high time we took some time out to reflect on the reasons Bey is, well, a Kween.

1. Ah, ‘Formation’, VMAs – need we say any more?

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2. How about the fact she brought the mothers of shooting victims Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Oscar Grant to the VMAs red carpet?

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3. Because [LEMONAD](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2016/4/beyonce-drops-new-album-and-hbo-special-lemonade-/|target="_blank")E was a thing that happened.

4. She gave us ‘Single Ladies’ (AKA – our favourite DF anthem of all time).

5. Bey’s committed to reppin’ the Black Lives Matter movement and a tonne of other amazing causes because she’s a frekkin’ gorgeous human being.

6. The Kween was part of Destiny’s Child.

7. How about the fact Bey released an [ENTIRE album](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/girl-crush/2014/10/10-of-beyonces-most-flawless-moments/|target="_blank") without warning.

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8. B started the Survivor Foundation to provide relief and support to people who have lived through natural disasters.

9. She has the voice of a GoDdEsS.

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10. And *insists* on dancing in all her own video clips (which she’s hella good at too).

11. ‘Cause her favourite movie of all time is A Star is Born. Seems approps.

12. She brought Blue Ivy into the world <33.

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13. But Bey talked about her miscarriage before Blue Ivy with the world, giving strength to women everywhere.

14. She’s altruistic AF. Remember the time she donated money to bail out Baltimore and Ferguson protestors?

15. She nailed it as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers’ Goldmember.

16. Beyoncé’s been a BOSS her whole life, charging peeps|target="_blank") $5 to see her home performances. Lol. Kween.

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17. B brings Blue Ivy along to a few red carpet awards, y'know, as her guest of honour.

18. She handles [on-stage wardrobe malfunctions](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2016/6/beyonce-on-stage-wardrobe-malfunction-video/|target="_blank") like a total pro.

19. [Superbowl](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/girl-crush/2016/2/behind-the-scenes-beyonce-super-bowl/|target="_blank"). Nuf said.

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20. That time she was accused of giving a dude the sneaky side eye at a basketball match and [responded in the BEST way](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2016/6/beyonce-hilarious-response-nba-look/|target="_blank").

21. ICYMI, Bee’s basically a modern age philosopher, coming out with lines like: "The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you're never too good to lose. You're never too big to lose. You're never too smart to lose. It happens."

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22. This: "The more you mature, you realise that this imperfections make you more beautiful."

23. And, our fave, thissss: "I'm over being a pop star. I don't wanna be a hot girl. I wanna be iconic."

24. Her fashion sense is *[always](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/fashion/fashion-trends/2016/3/beyonce-style-evolution/|target="_blank")* on point.

25. She’s loyal AF and doesn’t let fame get to her head. Exhibit A: she thanked her mum and her first ever designed in her CFDA Fashion Icon Award acceptance speech.

26. Bey introduced us to the word ‘slay’.

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27. She’s [besties with Adele](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2016/5/adele-shout-out-to-beyonce-concert/|target="_blank") and we can’t even deal with all the #friendshipgoals.

28. She’s not ‘too cool’ to drink out of red plastic cups.

29. Or ‘too old’ to swivel on a wheely chair.

30. Beyoncé’s always straight up honest when you ask for her opinion, which Chris Martin learnt first hand when asking for her opinion on his song ‘Hook Up’.

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31. Her [retro style](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/fashion/fashion-trends/2016/6/19-retro-beyonce-outfits-we-totally-miss/|target="_blank") continues to give us LIFE.

32. She gatecrashed Channing Tatum’s rendition of ‘Who Run The World’ on *[Lip Sync Battle](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2016/1/channing-tatum-beyonce-lip-sync-battle-clip/|target="_blank")*.

33. Um, the time she told her assistant to stop touching her? Gotta respect that level of sass.

34. Beyoncé sent flowers to her [biggest Aussie fan](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2014/4/beyonces-fan-tribute/|target="_blank").

35. Bee can (basically) [predict the future](http://www.cosmopolitan.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-gossip/2016/8/throwback-beyonce-interview-icon/)|target="_blank").

Long may she reign.

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