Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Grenfell tower fire by dedicating the final song of their first London tour date to the victims, one year on from the tragedy.
The couple played the first show of their On The Road II tour dates in London last night (June 15) and took the opportunity during the encore to remember the devastating Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people last year.
Before singing their final song, a cover of Jay-Z’s ‘Forever Young’, Beyoncé said (via Huffington Post UK): “I’d like to dedicate this song to the families and friends of the victims of the Grenfell fire. God bless you.”
The moment was caught on camera by several concert goers, many of whom shared their reaction to the moment on social media:
The official Justice 4 Grenfell campaign account also acknowledged the tribute, saying they’re “grateful” and “glad” that Beyoncé and Jay Z were also spotted wearing the green heart badges that have been adopted to remember those affected.
“We are grateful that Jay Z and Beyonce dedicated their last song to Grenfell tonight, they said their thoughts were with the families & survivors,” the accoun tweeted.
“We are glad they wore the green heart badges that we sent over! Thank you #Justice4Grenfell @grenfellspeaks.”
Many members of the Grenfell Tower community have been remembering those who died in the tragedy a year on from the devastating events, including one London underground tube driver who stopped his train mid-journey to hold up a green scarf to TV cameras in honour of Green for Grenfell.
Grenfell Tower, now covered in white sheeting, and other London landmarks including Kensington Palace and the London Eye were also illuminated green on the fire’s anniversary in a show of solidarity.
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