Beyoncé spent a second Friday of her concert in Paris for her Renaissance World Tour in memory of Tina Turner, the legendary entertainer who passed away aged 83 .
“I just want to take a second to honor Tina Turner,” the Grammy-winning singer can be heard telling the crowd in the video shared on social media. “If you’re a fan of mine, you’re a fan of Tina Turner. I wouldn’t be on this stage without Tina Turner, so I want you to scream for her to feel your love. I feel so fortunate to have been allowed to witness her excellence.”
Turner died on Wednesday “after a long illness” at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her agent confirmed at the time.
Beyoncé’s latest comments follow a sweet tribute she shared on her website earlier this week, where she pays tribute to the avant-garde rock star.
“My beloved queen. I love you endlessly, her message read. “I am so grateful for your inspiration and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of strength and passion. We are all very fortunate to see that your kindness and good spirit will last forever. Thank you for everything you do.”
Throughout Beyoncé’s career, Turner continues to be one of the biggest influences on her music. In 2008, they even had the opportunity to collaborate at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards with a vibrant performance of “Proud Mary”.
Other Hollywood stars also took to social media after Turner’s death to honor the icon, including Angela Bassett, Mick Jagger, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Diane Warren, Viola Davis, etc.