Beyoncé pays tribute to Tina Turner after being accused of ‘mocking’ her abuse

Beyoncé is paying tribute to Tina Turner for paving the best way — simply in the future after followers slammed the “Drunk In Love” singer for “mocking” the late songstress’ historical past of home abuse.

Whereas in Paris for her “Renaissance” tour Friday, Beyoncé advised the sold-out crowd to “scream so [Turner] can really feel your love.”

“If you happen to’re a fan of mine, you’re a fan of Tina Turner,” the 41-year-old continued. “‘Trigger I wouldn’t be on this stage with out Tina Turner.”

“I really feel so blessed that I used to be alive to witness her brilliance. I additionally really feel very blessed to be right here to carry out as soon as once more.”

The Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll died Wednesday after a protracted battle with an unknown sickness. She was 83 years outdated.

Tina Turner.
Turner died on Might 24 after a protracted battle with an unknown sickness.
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Regardless of Bey’s candy tribute to the late singer, she is at present in scorching water with many Turner followers after a track lyric that mocks her abusive historical past with ex-husband Ike Turner resurfaced on Twitter.

Throughout husband Jay-Z’s verse on their hit track “Drunk In Love,” he raps, “Beat the field up, like Mike in ’97, I chew / I’m Ike Turner, flip up child, no, I don’t play / Child, no, I don’t play, now eat the cake, Anna Mae / Stated eat the cake, Anna Mae!”

The road reportedly referenced a dispute Ike as soon as had with the Grammy winner, whose actual identify is Anna Mae Bullock, over a bit of cake.

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The “Halo” singer was slammed on Twitter over resurfaced lyrics about Turner’s trauma.
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“I maintain excited about how disrespectful it was for Jay-Z and Beyonce to have that ‘Drunk in Love’ lyric making enjoyable of Tina Turner’s abuse from Ike…,” one individual tweeted.

One other posted a screenshot of the lyric, “A reminder that Jay-Z and Beyoncé on ‘Drunk in Love’ say these phrases, mocking Tina Turner (Anna Mae) being overwhelmed up by Ike Turner, & ref the second he pushed her face into her celebration cake to abuse her.”

“Reflecting on Tina’s legacy, I’ve at all times been shocked + dissatisfied how her being a home violence survivor one way or the other at all times become a joke, esp. in rap music,” a 3rd wrote. “That’s one purpose I don’t play Drunk in Love usually, due to Jay Z’s verse + his reference to ‘eat the cake.’”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Within the controversial verse, Jay-Z references a battle that allegedly occurred between the “Finest” singer and Ike Turner.
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Beyoncé and Tina Turner
Turner beforehand mentioned she was “not shocked” by the diss.
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And it seems even Tina had an issue with the lyrics. When the New York Occasions requested her concerning the track in 2019, she flatly replied, “Yeah, I’m not shocked.”

Regardless of the diss, Beyoncé had nothing however reward for Turner following her loss of life.

“I like you endlessly. I’m so grateful in your inspiration, and all of the methods you might have paved the best way. You might be power and resilience,” Beyoncé wrote in a press release posted to her web site.

“You’re the epitome of energy and keenness. We’re all so lucky to have witnessed your kindness and delightful spirit that may perpetually stay. Thanks for all you might have achieved.”