Not to be outdone by all of Beyoncé’s loyal admirers, Jay Z produced a mini music video to wish his wife a very happy birthday.
As social media exploded with thousands of fans sending well-wishes to Beyoncé on Thursday, Jay Z undoubtedly put the cherry on top of his wife’s day with a 30-second long montage of his partner in crime singing, dancing, roller-skating, celebrating, laughing and looking flawless. The adorable tribute even pays homage to the songstress’s home state of Texas.
Jay Z had plenty of opportunities to gather the footage for his birthday salute, as the two were on tour together for the better part of summer 2014. Their 16-city Bonnie and Clyde-themed On the Run tour kicked off on June 25 in Miami, Florida, and it marks the first time the power couple has hit the road together. Their run reportedly ends mid-September.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have had an interesting year on the road, to say the least. Controversy flared in May when footage leaked of Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, physically attacking Jay Z in a hotel elevator after a party for the Met Gala. Rumors circulated that Knowles had become aggressive with Jay Z because she felt that he had not been respectful to his marriage with Beyoncé. Speculation swirled all summer that Jay Z and Beyoncé’s union was in trouble, and Beyoncé even fueled the gossip by changing the lyrics of a song while performing and insinuated that Jay Z had cheated on her.
The couple is now adamantly denying that their marriage is on the rocks and have publicly displayed their affection at award shows and on social media.
Beyoncé’s father and former manager, Mathew Knowles, recently spoke out about the marriage controversy, claiming that all of the talk surrounding the Beyoncé/Jay Z relationship was very intentionally started by the couple. “It’s called a Jedi mind trick,” Mathew said in an interview with a Houston radio station in August. “Ticket sales went up. Solange’s sales went up 200 percent.”