- 29 May 23
Tina Turner, who passed away last week at the age of 83, has receive tributes from across the world from the likes of Beyonce, Lizzo and Mick Jagger.
Beyoncé paid tribute to her idol and inspiration Tina Turner during her Paris performance on Friday. Currently on her 'Renaissance' World Tour, Beyonce honoured Turner, saying "I wouldn't be on this stage without Tina Turner."
“If you’re a fan of mine, you’re a fan of Tina Turner. I wouldn’t be on this stage without Tina Turner. I want you guys to scream so she can feel your love. I feel so blessed that I was alive to witness her brilliance.”
— RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR (@RenaissanceWT) May 27, 2023
"If you're a fan of mine, you're a fan of Tina Turner," said the 41-year-old American singer.
Beyoncé then urged her French audience to join her in appreciation of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll: "I want you guys to just scream so she can feel your love." The crowd followed, with boisterous cheers and applause for Turner.
"I feel so blessed that I was alive to witness her brilliance," said Beyonce, clearly still shook by the loss of an idol and a dear friend.
Tina Turner was also honoured on stage this weekend by Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams. Williams incorporated lines from Turner's infamous 'What's love got to do with it' into one of the band's own songs, belting out the iconic lyrics to the delight of the band's Atlanta crowd.
paramore paying tribute to tina turner tonight in atlanta at the state farm arena 🧡 pic.twitter.com/SbSjEVdO0J
— jovi 🦂 (@wakeupongoodbye) May 26, 2023
Both Beyoncé and Hayley Williams had previously honoured Turner last week via social media. Beyonce called Turner her “beloved queen”. She continued: “We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”
Williams, via her Instagram story, said: “Rest in peace to the queen who showed me you can be a soul singer and a punk singer at the same time. I will sing for you forever.”
Turner passed away last week at the age of 83, after battling a long illness. Her death sent shockwaves around the world, with tributes pouring in to honour the late, great singer.
Tributes came from the likes of Mick Jagger, Cher, Elton John, Angela Bassett and Oprah Winfrey.
Turner also received tributes during live performances, including one by Lizzo, who performed 'Proud Mary' on stage in Texas in her honour.