Lizzo Pays Tribute to Tina Turner With Performance of ‘Proud Mary’: ‘We Lost an Icon’

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"There would beryllium nary stone n' rotation without Tina Turner!" nan prima passionately told concertgoers.


Lizzo attends The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" astatine The Metropolitan Museum of Art connected May 1, 2023 successful New York City. Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Lizzo is making judge Tina Turner‘s bequest keeps connected rolling. Following nan news that nan rock n’ rotation icon had died Wednesday (May 24), nan “About Damn Time” vocalist carved retired clip successful her performance that nighttime to commemorate Turner’s effect and execute “Proud Mary” successful her honor.

“Today we mislaid an icon,” a visibly affectional Lizzo told her crowd astatine Footprint Center successful Phoenix. “I haven’t allowed myself to beryllium sad, I haven’t allowed myself to cry. I don’t want to correct now, because I’d overmuch alternatively celebrate.”

“As a Black woman pinch a rock band, I wouldn’t beryllium if location was not nan queen of stone n’ roll,” she continued successful nan clips posted to her Instagram. She past passionately reminded everyone, “There would beryllium nary stone n’ rotation without Tina Turner!”

Wearing a sparkly Turner-esque leotard and skirt, nan Yitty laminitis past kicked disconnected a capacity of “Proud Mary” conscionable for illustration nan precocious fable utilized to. “We gonna return it bully and easy correct now,” Lizzo said, her set starting to play nan 1970 smash’s iconic intro.

When nan opus jumped into precocious gear, Lizzo ripped disconnected her skirt and strutted astir stage, channeling Turner’s celebrated high-energy performances.

Turner’s passing was announced Wednesday pinch a connection posted by her squad to her charismatic societal media accounts. Since then, an outpouring of artists person shared remembrances of nan 83-year-old star, including Beyoncé and Mick Jagger.

“My beloved queen. I emotion you endlessly,” wrote Bey successful a connection connected her website. “I’m truthful grateful for your inspiration, and each nan ways you person paved nan way. You are spot and resilience. You are nan epitome of powerfulness and passion.”

“I’m truthful saddened by nan passing of my awesome friend Tina Turner,” said Jagger successful an Instagram post. “She was genuinely an enormously talented performer and singer. She was inspiring, warm, funny and generous. She helped maine truthful overmuch erstwhile I was young and I will ne'er hide her.”

See Lizzo’s tribute to Tina Turner below:

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