Beyonce Performs "River Deep - Mountain High" In Tribute Of Tina Turner At London Concert
Over the past week, friends, fans, and peers have paid tribute to the late Tina Turner, who died on May 24th, 2023 at the age of 83. Turner's understated impact opened the gates for musicians and artists of all backgrounds, including megastars like Beyonce Knowles. As Beyoncé hit the stage in London on Monday night, she stunned fans with an incredible tribute to the Queen Of Rock N' Roll. During her performance, Bey delivered a rendition of Ike and Tina Turner's 1966 collaborative hit, "River Deep - Mountain High."
Bey's stripped-down rendition of Ike and Tina's hit left fans in tears. However, it wasn't the first time Beyonce paid tribute since Tina's tragic passing last week. During her concert in Paris last week, Beyoncé paused the show at the Stade De France to honor the icon. "I just want to take a second and honor Tina Turner," she told the crowd. "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 that I was allowed to witness her brilliance."
Beyonce Honors Tina Turner
In addition to performing her tribute at Monday's London concert and paying homage in Paris, Beyonce also penned a heartfelt tribute to Turner on her website. "My beloved queen. I love you endlessly," Bey wrote. "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.
The two shared the stage on previous occasions, including at the 2008 Grammy Awards. The two stars performed "Proud Mary" together while three years prior, Bey dished a solo rendition of the record. We could imagine that Bey will continue to honor Tina Turner in different capacities throughout the Renaissance World Tour. Bey has three more nights in London before heading off to Barcelona.
Blue Ivy's Second London Cameo
Along with her tribute to Tina Turner, Beyonce also brought out Blue Ivy for her second cameo during Renaissance's five-night stay in London. Once again, Blue Ivy proves that she got it from her momma as she led the choreography. Check out a snippet of her appearance above.