By CHRIS JOHNSON
Lending her support: Beyonce joined her mother Tina Knowles, right, at the University of Houston. Tina was featured at the university's Friends of Women's Studies Living Archives programme, which honours the achievements of local women
Beyonce caused mayhem today after making a surprise appearance at the University of Houston where her mother was being honoured.
The 30-year-old singer joined Tina Knowles at the MD Anderson Library, where she featured at the university's Friends of Women's Studies Living Archives programme, which honours the achievements of local women.
Nice to see you: Beyonce leans in to hug a friend as she turns up to the event
Just minutes after word got out on Twitter that pregnant Beyonce had turned up, hundreds of eager fans rushed to get a glimpse and began chanting 'Beyonce, Beyonce'.
The racket briefly interrupted proceedings, according to the Houston Chronicle who had sent a reporter to the event.
Photographers captured a throng of teenagers piling up behind a glass door as word spread the superstar was in their midsts.
Tina was being honoured for her accomplishments as a mother, businesswoman and philanthropist.
Fan frenzy: But minutes after word got out that Beyonce had made a surprise appearance, hundreds of fans started to assemble outside the university's library
In awe: Fans waited with their mobile phones in hand ready to take snaps
The Texas native owns her own salon and now has a fashion line.
She has designed countless costumes for Beyonce and her daughter's former band Destiny's Child.
After the event, Beyonce greeted her fans who had been patiently lining up to see her.
She told the Chronicle: 'Wow, this is crazy how fast that happens - just one tweet.'
Off to greet her supporter: Afterwards Beyonce went to greet everyone who had turned out to get a glimpse of her
Superstar: Beyonce ruling the stage during an appearance the MTV Video Music Awards back in August