After Tina Turner died on May 24, Beyoncé honored the Queen of Rock & Roll with a tribute in which she expressed how she’s “so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way.”
Beyoncé is paying tribute to the late Tina Turner.
After learning the Queen of Rock & Roll died at age 83 on May 24, the “Halo” singer penned a heartfelt message in her honor.
“My beloved queen. I love you endlessly,” she wrote on her website. “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. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”
Along with note, Beyoncé shared a throwback photo of her and Tina bowing to each other as they held hands after performing “Proud Mary” at the 2008 Grammys.
“I think I’m gonna cry at the end of the performance because really it’s like those things that you actually dream of,” the “Formation” artist had told The Oprah Winfrey Show during rehearsals for the event. “To actually be on stage with her is crazy, and I just can’t believe it.”
Beyoncé also sang the hit at the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors in celebration of Tina being among that year’s honorees and expressed her admiration for the “What’s Love Got To Do With It” star.
“I’ll never forget the first time I saw you perform,” she said on the stage. “I never in my life saw a woman so powerful, so fearless, so fabulous—and those legs.”
Beyoncé was among the many stars to pay tribute, and Tina’s legacy will continue to live on.
“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a post shared to “The Best” singer’s Instagram account read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”