Beyoncé took a moment on Friday during her concert in Paris for her Renaissance World Tour to remember Tina Turner, the legendary entertainer who has died aged 83.
“I just want to take a second and honor Tina Turner,” the Grammy-winning singer can be heard telling the crowd 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 to scream so they can feel your love. I feel so blessed to have been allowed to witness her shine.”
Turner died Wednesday “after a long illness” at her home in Kusnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland, her representatives confirmed at the time.
Beyoncé’s latest comments follow a sweet tribute she shared on her website earlier this week, where she honored the pioneering 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 endurance. You are the symbol of power and passion. We are all so lucky to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will last forever. Thank you for all you have done.”
Throughout Beyoncé’s career, Turner has continued to be one of her biggest musical influences. In 2008, they even had the opportunity to collaborate at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards for a rousing rendition 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 and others.