Beyounce, Lizzo And Others Pay Tribute To Tina Turner The Queen Of ‘Rock And Roll’

Lizzo is honoring the late Tina Turner for her legendary contribution to music.

While performing on tour at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Lizzo gave an emotional tribute and then channeled the superstar, covering one of her most famous songs.

“There wouldn’t be no rock ‘n’ roll without Tina Turner!” the “2 Be Loved” singer, 35, repeatedly chanted to the crowd while wearing a green sparkly cutout gown with a high slit.

Visibly holding back tears in the clip posted on Twitter, Lizzo said she was trying not to get emotional and instead wanted to “celebrate” the “queen of rock ‘n’ roll.”

She then charged into an electrifying rendition of “Proud Mary,” later ripping off the lower part of her gown mid-song to reveal a leotard for the tune’s famous breakdown. Originally written by Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, the track became synonymous with Turner and her shimmying fringe dress and toned legs when she first performed it on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1970.

Beyoncé is remembering her “beloved queen” Tina Turner.

Following the news of Turner’s death on Wednesday, the singer, 41, shared an emotional tribute to the iconic artist on her website.

“My beloved queen, I love you endlessly,” Beyoncé’s message began. “I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way.”

“You are strength and resilience,” she continued. “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.”

The message was accompanied by a photo of the pair holding hands and bowing at the 2008 Grammy Awards, where they performed Turner’s track “Proud Mary” together.

Beyoncé isn’t the only famous face to have paid tribute to Turner’s life and legacy since her death aged 83, with Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross, Elton John, and Martha Stewart among those who have publicly remembered Turner and her career.

Mariah Carey also shared her thoughts on Instagram, writing, “The words legendary, iconic, diva, and superstar are often overused and yet Tina Turner embodies them all and so many more – an incredible performer, musician and trailblazer. To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in Peace, Queen ❤️”

“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.”

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