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The audience saves Patti LaBelle’s respect for Tina Turner
June 27, 2023
Patti LaBelle was all set to give a rousing tribute to the late Tina Turner at the 2023 BET Awards, but things didn’t go as planned.
However, thanks to the support of his audience, he was able to turn a possible disaster into a success. A tribute to the recently deceased ‘Queen of Rock’n’Roll’ was a reminder that even the best singers have an off night.
Patti LaBelle’s tribute to Tina Turner gets a helping hand from the audience
The awards show featured a heartwarming moment when the legendary Godmother of Spirit encountered teleprompter trouble during her tribute to the iconic “Proud Mary” singer. The 79-year-old wowed the crowd in her sparkly fringed mini dress, which paid homage to Turner’s iconic style.
As expected, the ‘On My Own’ singer delivered an impressive vocal performance. Still, he faced a challenge as he struggled to see the text on the teleprompter during the tribute. Acknowledging the problem, LaBelle spoke candidly to the crowd, saying, “I can’t see the words and I don’t know. I’m trying, y’all!”
Despite the minor setback PEOPLE reported that she gracefully navigated the challenge while performing “The Best” and received a helping hand from the supportive crowd.
Meanwhile, in the middle of a cover of the 1989 hit, LaBelle humorously blurted out, “Where are my backup singers?” This playful remark recalled his unforgettable performance of “This Christmas” at the 1996 National Tree-Lighting Festival, where cue card mishaps occurred.
At the beginning of May, the world mourned the loss of the legendary “Boxtop” singer, who unfortunately passed away at the age of 83. The unfortunate event according to the news it happened at his home in Switzerland after bravely fighting a long illness.
Tragically, Turner also experienced the heartbreaking loss of his son Ronnie in December. Despite her struggles, the late star shared a touching tribute to her beloved child on Instagram, showing her strength even in times of profound sadness.
The songwriter’s representative announced the news of his death in a poignant statement shared on Instagram. It read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With his music and boundless passion for life, he enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”
In the message, we expressed our sincere condolences to the actress’s family: “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who left us his greatest work: his music. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family. Tina, we will miss you so much.
Beyonce Pays Emotional Tribute To Late Idol ‘What’s Love Got To To With It’ Singer During World Tour
During her Renaissance World Tour, Beyoncé received the heartbreaking news of the death of Turner, who provided lasting inspiration for the “Love On Top” artist. The shocking loss affected the superstar deeply and prompted a heartfelt tribute which moved the audience to tears, including Beyoncé.
During her performance at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille, the mother-of-three paid heartfelt tribute to her lifelong idol by singing the iconic hit ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.
The emotional moment moved the audience to tears, as Beyoncé couldn’t hold back her emotions. Videos circulating on social media captured the powerful scene, with the “Carmen: A Hip Hopera” star visibly in tears during the song.
His tribute resonated deeply with viewers, as he has always credited the late actress as a major influence on his career, declaring: “I wouldn’t be on this stage without Tina Turner.” Following news of the ‘Tommy’ star’s death, Bey continues to pay tribute to him on her world tour.
From his concert in Paris to later shows in London, Barcelona and Marseille, the ‘Obsessed’ star dedicated special moments in his shows to pay tribute to the late rock icon. Beyoncé also expressed her deep admiration for Turner in a heartfelt Instagram tribute, writing:
“My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I am so grateful for your inspiration and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strong and persistent. You are the embodiment of passion and power. We are all lucky to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will last forever. Thank you for all you have done.”