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  • Beyoncé is arguably the greatest living performer and the biggest star in the world.

  • Her decades of perfectionism and incomparable work ethic make her a celebrity even to other celebrities.  

  • Unfortunately for the Beyhive, her ever so loyal fanbase, we couldn't all grow up with Beyoncé and build a career from a Grammy-winning  girl group called Destiny's Child

  • thus establishing a life-long friendship with Queen Bey, like Kelly Rowland did.

  • So how did other celebrities join her inner circle?

  • For starters, friends of the award-winning artist have shown that the secret to staying close to Beyoncé is respecting her privacy.

  • Despite mega-world fameBeyoncé is notoriously protective of how much access the public gets to her personal life.  

  • With limited interaction with fans, limited interaction with the press, and limited time out partying in Hollywood, it's no question that her closest pals have their lips sealed.

  • Friends like Michelle Williams only go so far as to praise the artist for her workrather than share intimate details.

  • It is because of this level of privacy that Beyoncé was able to drop a surprise self-titled album in 2013.  

  • So it's perhaps unsurprising that the "Halosinger utilizes non-disclosure agreements.

  • After the release of DJ Khaled's "Top  Off" featuring Jay-Z and Beyoncé in 2019,  

  • fans wondered if Beyoncé's lyrics about non-disclosure agreements were referencing comedian Tiffany Haddish.

  • According to ELLEHaddish attended an after-party for one of Jay-Z's concerts in Los Angeles back in 2018.

  • "I had got invited to her birthday party, rightBut she didn't invite me, somebody else had."

  • At the party, another celebrity reportedly bit Beyoncé and Haddish was the one to spill the tea to the public.

  • The comedian later went on Instagram Live to tell fans she couldn't share any more details about the night because she signed an NDA.

  • Haddish explained,

  • "Look, once you sign an NDA, see if you all would've asked me this, you know,  

  • back when I did the interview like a month and a half ago beforecould've talked about who the biter is but, you know, NDAs are real, y'all."

  • The night of the party was the first time Haddish had met Beyoncé, and it seems the comedian learned her lesson about keeping quiet about outings with the superstar

  • She later tweeted, "I love Beyonce. Everything she said rang so real to me.  

  • Just know I will sign an NDA any day for Beyoncé.  

  • But also know this, I will fight for Beyoncé. I Love that woman she is a Gift from God."

  • Aside from the necessary privacy, there are  benefits to being friends with the Queen.  

  • Actress Reese Witherspoon shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that Mr. and Mrs. Carter were more than willing to share champagne at the 2020 Golden Globes.  

  • The couple then sent Witherspoon more champagne delivered straight to her front door.

  • Witherspoon joked,"Beyoncé and I are really good friends. I mean  really, really, really, really good friends."

  • Speaking to Variety, fellow Texan Megan Thee Stallion shared how her friendship with Beyoncé had also evolved.

  • From collaborating on the "Savage Remixsingle to being invited to the Carter's  New Year's Eve Party,

  • the rapper said,"In the first five minutes of the conversation,  I felt like I've been knowing her all my life.  

  • She treated me like family, and now I feel like I am family. We talk all the time."

  • Perhaps the best way to know the rules behind being in Beyoncé's inner circle of close friends is to look at the singer's lyrics.  

  • In her 2018 collaboration "FRIENDS" with husband Jay-Z,  

  • Mrs. Carter describes her friends as those that pray for her and support her art. She sings,

  • "See better things for me / Want better days for me unselfishly / They pray and pray for methey pray and pray for me / Whenever I'm in need." 

  • Many A-list celebrities who consider themselves  friends with the singer are very vocal about it.  

  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama chose Beyoncé as the one person she would want to be ondesert island with in an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

  • Mrs. Obama said, "She's a sweetheart. She's smart, she's creative, she's a great mother, she loves her family. She's just a low-key ladywe have a lot in common that way. Except I can't sing."

  • If listening to Beyoncé is the way into her friend group, a lot of us are way closer to joining the circle than we think.

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Beyoncé is arguably the greatest living performer and the biggest star in the world.

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