Jay-Z and Beyonce Dedicate “Forever Young” Performance to Grenfell Fire Victims at London Show
Jay-Z and Beyonce are four shows into the U.K. leg of their On the Run II Tour and the show on Friday night (June 15) in London featured a special dedication to the victims of the local 2017 Grenfell fire.
Known more specifically as the Grenfell Tower Fire, the deadly fire broke out on June 14, in public housing flats in North Kensington, West London, United Kingdom. The fired resulted in 72 deaths. Performing in London on the day after the one-year anniversary of the event, Hov and Bey decided to dedicate a performance of the track, "Forever Young," to the victims. Jigga also wore a green heart on his suit jacket, which is a sign of acknowledgement of the tragedy and those lives that were lost.
"Beyonce and Jay Z acknowledging and tributing the residents of Grenfell made me cry," one concertgoer wrote on Twitter. "What a special, righteous act."
The official Justice for Grenfell Twitter account also acknowledged the act. "We are grateful that Jay Z and Beyonce dedicated their last song to Grenfell tonight, they said their thoughts were with the families & survivors," account, Justice4Grenfell, wrote. "We are glad they wore the green heart badges that we sent over! Thank you 💚#Justice4Grenfell @grenfellspeaks."
The tour will continue in Europe until July 17, after which the power couple will return to the States for the North American run.
Check out video of Hov and Bey's dedication to Grenfell fire victims below.
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