On April 13, 2013, the Mrs. Carter World Tour began, and on March 27, last night that is, it came to an end. Beyoncé’s uber-successful tour hit 132 stops since its start, including 60 in Europe and 47 in the United States. So how does Beyoncé celebrate such a major feat, one that reportedly will make her the wealthiest black musician ever (she made $188.6 million last year from it)? She cries on stage.
The beauty thanked her fans at her last stop in Lisbon, Portugal, recounting watching Blue Ivy grow up as time has passed on tour, and lauding her fans for all their love and support.
“If you all don’t know, tonight makes 132 shows. Tonight is the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show. We started a year ago and I want to say this has been such a journey. In the past year, we’ve been through so much together. The Super Bowl, shooting the videos, all of these shows. When I first started the tour, my baby was not even walking yet. I just want you to know that I am so lucky.”
As the fans roared in applause, the singer stopped to cry a little, and then a lot, jokingly telling her fans,
“I’m giving y’all an ugly cry [laughs].
Thank y’all again. Thank you for allowing me to have a career. When I fall, you lift me up. When I’m hungry, you feed me. And I just want to give you my light.”
The singer then put the spotlight on the crowd, figuratively, and dedicated a song to them.
So what will Beyoncé do now that the show is over? If I was her, with all that money, I would take my behind around the world and just sightsee and relax. Be with family. She’s in that place in her career now where she can go away and still come back with all eyes on her. But will she do such a thing? We’ll see!
Check out her words for her fans at her last tour stop here and below and share your thoughts.