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Beyoncé Celebrates Being Honorary Santa Clara Mayor In Iconic Fashion

The singer was full of gratitude in a speech she made to her 'Renaissance World Tour' crowd after being named honorary Mayor of Santa Clara, California.

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Santa Clara, California, celebrated music icon Beyoncé by declaring her the honorary Mayor of the city for a day.

The city council bestowed this honor upon the singer during a stop on her Renaissance World Tour, which took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Beyoncé was also presented with a key to the city, an acknowledgment of her artistry and humanitarian efforts.

During her performance, Beyoncé expressed her gratitude for the honor, which went viral n a video posted by a fan on TikTok.

You can hear what she said in the video below.


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She said:

“You know today is special because today... I am the mayor."
“This is my gratitude tour."
"I don’t take any of this for granted. I know after 25 years, I’m still able to do what I love is because of your loyalty because of your prayers. I’m so grateful for y’all.”

She played into it, later asking the audience to chant, "Say hey, Mayor Carter!"

She even posted a picture on Instagram of herself next to her honorary mayoral plaque.

You can see it below.

Fans loved it, of course, adding to the celebratory nature of the occasion.

Mayor Lisa M. Gillmor praised Beyoncé for her dedication to "championing marginalized communities" globally through her artistry and humanitarian work. The mayor's press release highlighted Beyoncé's significant impact on both the music industry and her philanthropic endeavors.

Beyoncé’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, accepted the honorary mayoral plaque on the singer's behalf during a meeting held by the city council.

Noel-Schure thanked everyone present, adding that she's "worked with Beyoncé now for close to 27 years" and that it brings her "great joy to see her still being recognized for her contribution to the arts and society at large.”