Beyoncé Honored Prince on His Birthday with a Performance of ‘The Beautiful Ones’

The rock legend would have been 58.

Last night (Jun. 7, 2016), during the NYC stop of Beyoncé‘s Formation World Tour, the singer took a moment to honor Prince on what would have been his 58th birthday. Beyonce, who has dedicated a portion of her show to the recently deceased singer since the tour began last month, announced to the crowd, “It’s Prince’s birthday today. We love you,” as she looked up to the sky.

Bey then launched into a chilling rendition of Prince’s “The Beautiful Ones,” even getting down on one knee to belt out a high note. The stage then became illuminated with two bright purple columns as the song “Purple Rain” filled the stadium. Beyoncé opted not to sing the legends iconic song, instead allowing the audience to sing along with the ballad.

Launch the video up top to see Beyoncé tribute.

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