The Chicago rapper, who showed up with a gift of a large bouquet of flowers for DeGeneres, was excited to celebrate DeGeneres' birthday, declaring that it was an especially "good day".
The birthday bash also ranked #1 in its time period among key Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54 in the Top 3 markets -- NY (1.6/13 Adults 25-54 rating / share), Los Angeles (1.4/12 A25-54 rating / share) and Chicago (1.2/10 A25-54 rating / share).
"Portia has given me the greatest gift I've ever been given", DeGeneres tweeted.
On the comedian's Thursday talk show, de Rossi surprised DeGeneres with a birthday hug and kiss - and one of the biggest and best presents ever. Among the audience members were people who give back to the community and make a difference overall, so Ellen wanted to reward them.
"So for your birthday, Ellen, I am bringing you and your hero, Dian, together by building The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund", Portia said. "It's profound to be understood.' And she understands me, because that is the best gift that anybody could have given me".
Ellen DeGeneres was so touched by her wife's heartfelt birthday gift, she burst into tears of joy. "So let's see it - happy birthday". "So, I love you". "Maybe I'm your age?" Check out the audience's faces when they discovered the surprise news in the video above. "Don't be ashamed of it, trust you're going to be accepted because honesty is always rewarded". Of course, this was the biggest moment of Ellen's birthday week extravaganza (the TV personality turned 60 on January 26). It's like a holiday, right? Jamie Foxx turned up with a bottle of champagne.
"Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the show dressed as an Olympic figure skater", she read off a card.
And he did, emerging from backstage in full costume, even performing a mock skating routine for everyone's entertainment before joining Ellen for a quick chat.