NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Beyonce performs onstage during 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
Last night, Beyonce took over Citi Field for the NYC leg of her Formation Tour & took the opportunity to pay tribute to late music legend, Prince. Bey has been a famous partner is Prince’s performances, but took to the stage solo singing his hit song “The Beautiful Ones” & emotionally dropped to one knee, belting the lyrics. “It’s Prince’s birthday today,” she announced before the packed audience. “We love you,” she added before looking up into the sky. Afterward, she topped off the tribute with none other than “Purple Rain” as two oversized purple columns filled the stage. Instead of singing the song herself, she let Prince’s classic recording fill the stadium as fans sang along.