Beyonce Pays Tribute to Prince With Show-Stopping Cover of 'The Beautiful Ones'

by Leena Tailor 5:10 PM PDT, May 10, 2016
Playing Beyonce Pays Tribute to Prince With Show-Stopping Cover of 'The Beautiful Ones'

Beyoncé paid tribute to Prince with an emotional, show-stopping performance during her concert in Dallas on Monday night.

The "Formation" singer served up a moving rendition of the late legend's "The Beautiful Ones," which she previously performed at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011.

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Crouching down on stage as she fiercely belted out the lyrics, the 34-year-old chart-topper appeared close to tears as her passionate voice filled AT&T Stadium.

Stealing emotional glances skyward, the "Crazy in Love" crooner poignantly honored her music idol, who died last month at the age of 57.

In a further nod to the musician, Bey also turned the stage purple while playing "Purple Rain"

The pair actually performed the track together at the 2004 GRAMMYs and Beyoncé totally fangirled when she met the icon! "I was terrified," she later told Giant Magazine. "Walking into rehearsals I was just so overwhelmed and nervous and starstruck."

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To help calm her nerves, Prince suggested they rehearse for one hour daily in the week leading up to the performance, and while she was still nervous on the night of the big show, she nailed it.

It wasn’t until two years later that the songstress watched footage of the performance – and had to pinch herself. "I was like, 'Are you serious? Like, I was on the stage with Prince? Are you serious? That is crazy,'" she recalled. "I still can’t believe it."

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