() — Beyoncé paid tribute to the late Tina Turner.
“My beloved queen, I love you infinitely,” Beyoncé wrote in a message in his web page. “I’m so grateful for your inspiration and all the ways you’ve paved the way.”
“You are strength and resistance,” he continued. “You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so lucky to have witnessed your goodness and your beautiful spirit that will remain forever. Thank you for all you did.”
Her message included a photo of the two shaking hands and bowing at the 2008 Grammys, where they performed Turner’s hit “Proud Mary” together.
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Tina Knowles, Beyonce’s mother, posted this wednesday on instagram a video of her daughter meeting with Turner, her musical inspiration, to rehearse that performance at the Grammys. Knowles wrote in the caption: “I remember this day like it was yesterday. It was the day Beyoncé was going to rehearse with Tina Turner for the Grammys.”
“We were both so excited and when she arrived and were told she was in the other room, we all witnessed Beyoncé, now a five-year-old, jump up to hug her,” Knowles wrote. “I was the biggest fan and I had my own story from when I met Tina in 1980. Beyonce would always talk about the two Tinas that she loved and looked up to.”
Turner passed away on May 24 after a long illness at his home in Küsnacht, near Zurich (Switzerland). He was 83 years old.
Beyoncé was open about how Turner had paved the way for her.
In 2005, at the Kennedy Center Honors, a younger Beyoncé took the stage to honor Turner.
“Once in a while, when I think of inspiration, I think of the two Tinas in my life: my mom Tina and of course the amazing Tina Turner,” Beyoncé said. “I’ll never forget the first time I saw her perform. Never in my life have I seen a woman so powerful, so fearless, so fabulous. And those legs of hers.”
Beyoncé then brought the audience to its feet in honor of Turner before launching into a spirited rendition of “Proud Mary.” Turner laughed, smiled and danced with Beyoncé.
In her recollection this week, Knowles wrote that Turner was “lovely” and “larger than life” at the Kennedy Center Honors, but said the duet with her daughter at the 50th Grammys three years later “was different. “.
“She really got to perform alongside Tina Turner!” Knowles wrote in the caption. They had a lot of laughs those days and it’s one of Beyonce’s best memories.”
“It was so shocking… I felt like a little girl,” Beyoncé said of Turner’s Grammy rehearsal at the time, during an interview on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” “I basically told him how much he means to me and that this is literally a dream for me.”
Knowles remembered that moment as Turner’s best: full of life and giving it her all to the audience at the then lithe age of 68.
“The world is a less than better place without this legendary and magnificent resilient woman,” Knowles said in her message.
“When I need to gather my super strengths and know that I can overcome anything, I think of Tina Turner, who started over in her mid-40s and became the biggest superstar ever,” Knowles wrote. “It always gives me hope that it’s not about age but about the person. Today I celebrate this amazing, beautiful, resilient queen who will be sorely missed. She was ‘simply the best.'”