By KIMBERLEY DADDS
It's the time of year when celebrities turn out in force to show off the love for their country.
And Beyonce ensured she did it in style on July 4 as she marked Independence Day by cavorting around in a tiny pair of American flag shorts.
The singing superstar made her patriotism obvious as she donned her stars and stripes Daisy Dukes and posed for a series of photographs on the special day.
Beyonce, 32, teamed the minuscule shorts with a strappy vest top with a picture of a horse emblazoned on it.
She went bare foot but slicked on plenty of red lipstick and wore matching red framed shades as she showed off her toned physique.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker stood in front of a lavish Rolls Royce for the images, which were took on Thursday as the rest of America and celeb world toasted the day.
A sign reading 'Reserved for Mrs Carter' was placed on the driver's seat of the car in ode to her marriage to rapper Jay-Z.
Shortly after she shared the pictures Beyonce then hopped behind the wheel to take the motor for a spin.
She completed her Independence Day weekend by then spending some quality time with daughter Blue Ivy.
Beyonce was earlier seen arriving for celebrations with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy on board a private helicopter
The star took the tot to a local playground to unwind together, before then partying with husband Jay-Z.
They were clearly in happy celebratory moods as they both let loose on the dance floor to mark Jay-Z's launch of his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.
The pair were seen partying up a storm at a warehouse party in Brooklyn, New York, to honour the 99 Problems star's new musical offering.