Now that the hard work has paid off, it’s time to celebrate. With her album No. 1 worldwide, Beyoncé let loose at a private party at Dave & Buster’s in New York following her concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
While Mr. Carter was overseas for a gig of his own, Mrs. Carter was joined by some of her closest friends and collaborators including model Jessica White, stylist Ty Hunter, designer Alexander Wang, Luke James, J. Cole, and Drake.
At one point, the Toronto MC got on the turntables and addressed the crowd. “I just came out tonight to let you know congratulations to each and every one of you that worked on this shit, for real,” said Drizzy, who collaborated with Bey on “Mine.” “And of course to the queen, the utmost congratulations.”
Guests had a ball as they played arcade games (including Bey’s favorite Connect 4), sipped drinks from their very own Beyoncé cups, and snacked on Beyoncé cake and cupcakes. They even gave out light-up bows like the ones seen in the “XO” video. As “Drunk in Love” blared from the speakers, Bey danced along.
“With the queen. @beyonce I’m so proud of you,” tweeted Jessica White, who makes a cameo in the video for “XO.”
Earlier in the evening, Madonna was spotted at Bey’s show. “Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B !” wrote Madge after her daughter got a kiss from Bey.
Check out more photos from the fun night below.