Parents Tina and Mathew Knowles, First Lady Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga and more sang Beyonce‘s praises during a special tribute to the former Destiny’s Child frontwoman. Beyonce was honored with Billboard’s Millennium Award at just 29-years-old, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t earned the respect of some legendary performers.
]]><![CDATA[During a prepackaged segment that aired just before Beyonce took the stage on Sunday night (May 22), Barbra Streisand, Bono and even Stevie Wonder shared their thoughts on the “Run the World (Girls)” singer. “Beyonce has made history and she’s not even 30 yet,” Wonder said. “She is able to go many different places but keep still that class and I like that.” “In addition to being just a beautiful young woman, she’s been a role model and a powerful presence for young girls and women all around the world,” Obama added. “I’m very proud of her.” Gaga weighed in, telling Beyonce: “You are so much more than just a pop star or an icon. You represent the dream.” Possibly the most unexpected Beyonce fan to come out of the woodwork this evening was the legendary Streisand, who said: “Great performers have a sound and style that is all their own. And that’s why so many people love Beyonce. And so do I.” U2 frontman Bono added, “She makes songs that will live forever.” Beyonce was honored with the actual hardware by her own mother, Tina, during the live broadcast. During her acceptance speech, she thanked not only her parents, but former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams as well as original members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. Much to our excitement, she also gave a shootout to her “best friend” and husband, saying “I love me some Jay-Z.” What say you, Zappers? Did Beyonce deserve the award? Are you impressed with some of the iconic support she received during the award ceremony?