Beyoncé took a moment on Friday during her concert in Paris as part of her Renaissance world tour to remember Tina Turner, the legendary entertainer who died at the age of 83.
“I just want to take a moment and honor Tina Turner,” the Grammy-winning singer is heard telling audiences in videos 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 guys to just scream so she can feel your love. I feel so blessed to have witnessed their brilliance.”
Turner died Wednesday “after a long illness” at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her representatives confirmed at the time.
Beyoncé’s latest comments follow a sweet tribute to her shared on their website Earlier this week, where she honored the groundbreaking rock star.
“My beloved queen. I love you infinitely,” was her message. “I am so grateful for your inspiration and all the paths you paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so happy to have witnessed your kindness and your wonderful spirit which will live with us forever. Thank you for everything you have done.”
Throughout Beyoncé’s career, Turner continued to be one of her biggest musical influences. In 2008, they even got the chance to collaborate at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards for an atmospheric performance of Proud Mary.
After Turner’s death, other Hollywood stars also took to social media to honor the icon, including Angela Bassett, Mick Jagger, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Diane Warren, Viola Davis and more.