Beyonce's team surprises students with concert tickets

The anxious "Beyhive" in Tampa is closer to seeing Beyonce, the Queen Bee, take the stage at Raymond James Stadium on Friday.

The singer's Formation World Tour starts Wednesday at Marlins Park in Miami.

Prior to the concert kicking off, there have been rumors that Beyonce and husband Jay Z are living in a rental home on Davis Islands.

While there have been no sightings of the singer, members of her management team have been seen around Tampa over the past several weeks.

On one occasion in particular, they surprised several students at Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy with free tickets to her upcoming Tampa show.

“It was a surprise to me and my entire staff that they did that," said Principal Karen French.

Managers of Beyonce's "BeyGood" Foundation contacted French about touring the magnet school along with a few students on April 11.

French randomly selected eight student leaders to talk to Beyonce's team, sharing their success stories and what they love about their school.

“As they were telling their stories, at the very end, they gave all of the kids free tickets to the Beyonce concert. The kids were just going crazy and crying," said French.

Each student was given a floor-seat ticket for themselves and a friend.

Beyonce's team pulled off the same surprise for a few randomly selected students at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy.

French said they learned of the schools from a community leader, Reverend Dr. Jeffery Johnson.

Johnson and more than 20 other Tampa community leaders attended a meeting last week with Beyonce's team to discuss ways she can help the city while she's in town.

According to Commissioner Les Miller, who was invited to the luncheon, they said the singer wants to leave an impact on cities she stops in during her world tour.

During the meeting, Beyonce's team decided to fund 10 college scholarships for the Braxton Daryl Johnson Last Mile Scholarships program. The scholarship was founded by Johnson's parents after he died in a car accident on the way home from college.

Beyonce is reportedly raising money for the Flint, Michigan water crisis through her world tour as well.

The singer's production crew has been spotted working at Raymond James Stadium over the past several weeks in preparation for her two Florida performances this week.

Following her controversial Super Bowl Halftime performance, there has been talk that some police officers did not want to work her concert.

According to Tampa Police, as of this week, the Tampa concert is now fully staffed with officers.

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