Beyonce's touching shout-out to 'best friend' Jay-Z

Monday May 23, 2011

Crazy in love: Beyonce and Jay-Z the intensely private power couple

There was a time when Beyonce Knowles wouldn't even talk about Jay-Z.

Mentioning him in an acceptance speech would have been unthinkable.

But since their 2008 wedding, the intensively private couple seem to have relaxed.

As she was given the Billboard Millennium Award, the 29-year-old said: "I want to thank my best friend...I love me some Jay-Z"

For his part the rapper nodded and smiled lovingly at his wife from the audience.

Before receiving the career award from her mother Tina Knowles and her nephew Daniel, Beyonce was feted in a video featuring by an array of legends.

Among them were Stevie Wonder, Barbara Streisand, Bono, US First Lady Michelle Obama, and Lady Gaga.

The quirky singer, who collaborated with her on Telephone, told her: "You represent the dream."

Photo: © Getty Images

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