June 16, 2016 5:43 PM EDT

Of the numerous major keys to success that we can learn from DJ Khaled, one of best is showing gratitude. The Snapchat superstar demonstrated that he doesn’t take his blessings for granted when he sent a sweet thank you note to Beyoncé for letting him open for her during the Formation World Tour.

After their last show together in Detroit, Mich., Khaled posted an open note to Queen Bey on his Instagram — and like most of his paeans, it was full of positive affirmations and inspiration.

In it, he details how “they” told him that he would never tour, but he “just finished touring with the biggest artist walking the planet.” Khaled also acknowledges that although his dreams came true, he had to “work hard for over 25 years and dedicate your blood sweat and tears to making your dreams a reality.”

He finished by praising the Queen, adding a smattering of related emoji (bees, keys, and prayer hands respectively) for good measure.

“Beyoncé I want to say thank you for providing me and the millions of millions of fans across the globe your amazing talent and music and performance. You’re the queen!!!!”


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