5 Questions for the Guests of Beyoncé’s ‘Soul Train’-Inspired Birthday Party

Beyoncé threw a Soul Train-themed birthday party on Monday (Sept. 5, 2016) to commemorate her 35th blessed year on this earth and you better believe that all of her closest friends and family turned out, wearing so many prints.

Beyoncé’s guest list included her sister Solange Knowles, her husband Jay Z, Alicia Keys, and her former Destiny’s Child colleagues Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. Blue Ivy was there and took over the dance floor like the queen-in-training that she is:

Bey and Jay did the same to uphold their titles as the coolest parents in the game:

And, meanwhile, Diddy and Cassie made new friends in the kitchen:

In addition to “Did our invite get lost in the mail or in our spam folder?,” we have a few questions for Beyoncé and the attendees of her party.

1. When did Solange turn into Barb from Stranger Things?

Solange Knowles, Alan Ferguson and son Julez celebrate Beyonce’s Birthday
CREDIT: Composite: Netflix, AKM-GSI

2. Did Diddy realize, in this very moment, just how freeing mesh tops can feel on a mild September evening?

Sean Diddy Combs and Cassie channel the '70s at Beyonce's Birthday Party
CREDIT: AKM-GSI

3. Can someone please check to see if Janelle Monáe’s iPhone is still covered under her warranty?

Janelle Monáe leaves Beyonce's Soul Train-Themed Birthday Bash
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4. Did Beyoncé’s level of superhuman increase to the point where cameras cannot catch her in plain sight upon the turn of her 35th birthday?

Jay-Z escorts Beyonce into her Soul Train-Themed Birthday Party
CREDIT: AKM-GSI

5. Did Chance The Rapper have a shot at a last-minute invite after he did this?

(The answer is yes.)

On the same evening, it was announced that Beyoncé would be postponing her Sept. 7 concert at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey until Friday, Oct. 7, due to “strict doctor’s orders for vocal rest.” The rest of her shows are expected to run as scheduled. Get well soon, Bey, and let the power of funk restore your voice to gold. Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view more photos from her party.

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