Students near the Library at the University of Houston screamed in excitement when they looked up and saw Beyonce walking the halls of their school. Students quickly began to text other students notifying the school of her presence which caused some heavy congestion outside of the library.
Beyonce was at the Universtiy to support her mom Tina who was being honored as a Philanthropist and for her her many other accomplishments in business and family. Beyonce walked with her bodyguard Julius, briefly hugged and kissed a few people and sat in the audience to support her mom while she was being interviewed for the Women’s Studies Archive Program.
Meanwhile, they noise was high as students jumped up and down screaming, trying to capture a glimpse of the superstar with their cellphones.
CultureMap contributor Stacy Robinson-Newton was on the scene and gave this first hand account of Beyonce’s appearance:
“To my surprise and everyone else’s Beyoncé comes walking down the hall with her mom hand-in-hand as I was entering the bathroom!! I told my girlfriend, ‘Beyoncé is here’ and she said, ‘No way.’ I have to say I’ve seen Miss Tina on several occasions at High Fashion looking at fabrics over the years and always say to myself, ‘What a beautiful woman.’ Well, Beyoncé takes the cake! I don’t know if it’s because she is “glowing” from being pregnant or what, but she looks absolutely amazing.
“During an interview with Houston Chronicle fashion writer Joy Sewing, Tina Knowles talked about growing up in Galveston and her childhood memories of her mom and all her sisters and brothers. She comes from a family of seven and said her fondest memory is going to beach which is also her favorite thing to do when she comes back home to Houston.
“She said she works in New York but she lives in Houston, trying to get ‘home’ every other week. She loves coming home because everyone is so friendly and the food is so good. She enjoys cooking and her specialty is “gumbo.” She grew up cooking Creole food and loves it.
“When Sewing asked what she wanted her legacy to be, she replied, ‘That I did good things.’
“(Tina Knowles) looked fantastic in a black, fitted, off-the-shoulder dress that complemented all her curves and being a curvy woman myself I truly appreciated it. Beyoncé sat smiling at her mom during the entire interview. However, there was a slight disruption when word got around that Beyoncé was on campus and at the M.D. Anderson Library. Students began to rush the building and chanted, ‘Beyoncé, Beyoncé.’ That made her blush.
“The interview continued and ended with a series of questions from the audience. Thinking of my own mom and her grandchildren I laughed when Ms. Knowles commented on how she loves being a grandparent and can’t wait for the new one coming.
“The last question from Sewing was, ‘When is the maternity line coming?’
“Ms. Knowles looked at Beyoncé and said, ‘Soon!’”
Watch the students being excited by Beyonce’s presence. Some of their faces in the photo gallery are priceless!