Beyonce pays tribute to her musical hero Tina Turner during concert in Paris: ‘I wouldn’t be on this stage without Tina Turner’
Heartfelt tributes continue to pour in for legendary singer Tina Turner following her death on Wednesday, May 24, at the age of 83.
And while Beyoncé previously paid homage to Turner with some sweet sentiments and high praise on her website, the Queen Bey decided to rally up her own fans for a unified shout out during her tour stop in Saint-Denis, France, which is a northern suburb of Paris.
‘If you’re a fan on mine then you’re a fan of Tina Turner because I wouldn’t be on this stage without Tina Turner,’ the singer, 41, said during Friday’s concert at the Stade de France, which is and outdoor stadium with a seating capacity of about 80,000.
‘I want you guys to just scream, so she can feel your love.’ the Crazy In Love star (born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles) continued, in a show of powerful unity.
‘I feel so blessed that I was allowed to witness her brilliance,’ she added. ‘I also feel very blessed to be here to perform once again in Paris after so many years. Thank you for your loyalty.’
Although the official attendance number isn’t known as of yet, there’s still was no denying the power of the thousands who joined in and began screaming and yelling out loud for the tribute.
Before the show, Beyoncé remembered Turner on her website, writing in part, ‘I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion.’
Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock), considered a trailblazer and icon of popular music, passed away on Wednesday at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland following a lengthy illness at the age of 83.
Since then a slew of fans, which includes many musical stars, from rock to pop, hip-hop, and beyond, have been sharing their love and respect to the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll in tributes from all over the world.
‘She was my moms hero, she was the ultimate superhero to me too,’ Kid Cudi wrote on Twitter, as reported by Rolling Stone.
Mariah Carey described her as ‘iconic’ and a ‘superstar’ when she shared how those adjectives are ‘often overused and yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many more.’
While Ciara thanked Turner ‘for the inspiration you gave us all’ in her heartfelt tribute, Angela Bassett shared high praise for her 30 years after portraying her on the big screen in the biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993).
‘How do we say farewell to a woman who owned her pain and trauma and used it as a means to help change the world?,’ the two-time Oscar-nominated actress began on her Instagram page.
‘Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her, Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like,’ she added, in part.
TMZ reported how Lizzo got emotional when she honored her onstage in Arizona as she performed one of Turner’s many hit songs, Proud Mary.
John Fogerty, the man who wrote the song for his band Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969, would also take time out to give a nod of respect to th