POP DIVA Beyoncé paid tribute to Tina Turner last Friday during her renaissance concert in Paris.
In a poignant pause during her performance, the iconic superstar took a moment to reflect on the enormous influence and gratitude she felt for the late singer. Beyoncé openly admitted that she owes her presence on this stage to the indelible legacy left by Tina Turner.
The US-Swiss star, who has been battling a long illness, has passed away at the age of 83 at her home in Switzerland.
“If you are my fan, then you are a fan of Tina Turner, because I would not be on this stage without Tina Turner. So I want you guys to just scream so she can feel your love. I feel so lucky that I was alive to see her magnificence,” Beyoncé told the crowd.
Prior to the concert, Beyoncé expressed her sincere memories of Turner on her website. In her message, she expressed her deep gratitude to Turner for the inspiration and the path she paved. Recognizing Turner as a symbol of strength and resilience, Beyoncé recognized her as the embodiment of strength and passion.
The affection between Beyoncé and Turner has been evident over the years as they publicly showered each other with love and admiration. Their mutual appreciation culminated in a memorable collaboration at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, where they put on an energetic performance Proud Maryleaving audiences spellbound by their undeniable chemistry and talent.
Through a splendid career spanning six decades, Turner has received immense recognition and acclaim. Her outstanding talent has earned her eight Grammy Awards in competitive categories, cementing her status as a musical icon.
In addition, she was honored with stars on both the illustrious Hollywood Walk of Fame and the prestigious St. Louis Walk of Fame, further cementing her place in entertainment history.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour, which began earlier this month, marks a major milestone for the superstar. This is her first solo concert in seven years and fans are looking forward to her powerful performances as she continues to make an indelible mark on the music industry.