Beyonce Celebrates Global Citizen Fest Success: 'We Hope We Made You as Proud as You All Make Us'

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z perform at Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesberg, South Africa on Dec. 2, 2018. 

Beyoncé took to Instagram on Tuesday (Dec. 18) to share her love for everyone involved in the Global Citizen Festival, which she headlined in South Africa earlier this month. Queen B's appreciation post came alongside a video montage that showed her conquering the stage in various multi-colored outfits alongside backup dancers and guests, including Ed Sheeran and husband JAY-Z.

"After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty," she wrote, then thanking everyone who made the event possible, including the attendees who donated to aid their community. "Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe."

"I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100," continued the 37-year-old "Halo" singer. "Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us.  South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless."

In addition to raising funds to end poverty, this year's Global Citizen Festival honored Nelson Mandela's legacy a hundred years after his birth. View Beyonce's Instagram post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change.  Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe. I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us.  South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless. If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at globalcitizen.org

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