September 4, 1981: A queen was born.
Today marks the 34th birthday of the musical goddess known as Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter and folks are more than a little excited to celebrate. So much so that there's now a petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking the Obama administration to formally declare Beyoncé's birthday a national holiday.
We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.
The petition states:
"In recognition of Beyoncé Knowles' (also known as Sasha Fierce) numerous positive contributions to the betterment of both the musical landscape and society as a whole, we hereby petition the Obama Administration to officially declare September 4th 'B'Day.'
In honor of 'B'Day,' the American people are invited to celebrate by:
1. Acknowledging who run the world. (Girls.)
2. Reminding those around them that they woke up like this.
3. Informing past romantic partners that if they liked it, they should have put a ring on it.
4. Flexing while their hands are up.
5. Feeling themselves."
While it's not likely the request will get approved, that hasn't stopped hundreds of petitioners from putting down their signatures. So far, more than 700 people have signed the petition, with hopes that they'll reach the goal of 100,000 signatures by Oct. 3.
Here's to hoping for a day off from work, which will allow us time to blast "Crazy In Love" at ignorant levels.