On Sunday night, Beyoncé wrapped her historic Renaissance World Tour in Kansas City, Mo., and Cardi B was there to bear witness to the end of the record-breaking trek. In a series of Instagram Story posts, the “Bongos” rapper chronicled her experience during the show.
Cardi began her Instagram Story barrage with a quick video surveying her private jet. “And we out,” read the caption. With travel to Missouri secured, the Grammy winner then uploaded a clip of her in a car on the way to Arrowhead Stadium. In the video, she’s singing along to the BEAM-featuring Renaissance track “Energy” in anticipation of the viral “mute challenge.” (The challenge is a friendly competition to see which stadium can actually remain completely quiet when Beyoncé sings the song’s “Look around/ Everybody on mute” lyric.) In a clip taken during the concert, Cardi excitedly participates in the challenge, throwing some lethal side-eyes to a couple of attendees who couldn’t help but scream during the elongated pause.
In addition to “Energy,” Cardi also posted clips of Beyoncé performing “Dangeously in Love,” the show’s opening song and the title track from her debut solo studio album, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year. “Yaaass, bi—!” Cardi screams throughout the recording. The “WAP” rapper also posted videos vibing and singing along to “America Has a Problem,” which shot back to its No. 38 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 following the release of a remix with Kendrick Lamar earlier this year. Lamar made a surprise appearance at Beyoné’s birthday show in Los Angeles on Sept. 4.
Over a clip showing Beyoncé singing “Summer Renaissance” and flying above the crowd on a life-size version of the disco horse on the album’s cover — lovingly nicknamed “Reneigh” by fans — Cardi wrote, “It’s not a concert… it’s [an] experience,” an apt descriptor for the finale of a tour that has moved millions of people around the world.
The Renaissance World Tour was in support of Beyoncé’s Billboard 200-topping seventh solo studio album. The record — a love letter to Black queer folk and their contributions to the foundation of dance music — won four Grammys and spawned a pair of Hot 100 top 10 hits: “Break My Soul” (No. 1) and “Cuff It” (No. 6). Last week, Billboard reported that the tour’s global haul will blow past the $500 million mark, likely closer to $560 million — with 10 shows left to be reported. With those numbers, the tour will become one of the 10 highest-grossing tours in Boxscore history, making Beyoncé the only woman, only Black artist and only American solo act on the all-time leaderboard.
Although she documented a healthy chunk of her Renaissance experience, Cardi’s stories did not include a very special announcement Beyoncé made at the very end of the show. The music icon will bring a documentary concert film titled Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé to theaters on Dec. 1, and pre-sale tickets are currently available.
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