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Beyonce Pays Tribute to Donna Summer

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Beyonce is the latest diva to pay tribute to the late great Donna Summer. The disco diva passed away on May 16 after a battle with lung cancer. While Beyonce is a modern day pop queen, her music is certainly influenced by Summer’s and both ladies are considered voices of their respective generations.

Bey posted a sweet, heartfelt note on her official site, offering praise for Summer and sharing her own intimate experience with the singer’s music. It reminds us why Blue Ivy‘s mom is such a class act.

The Queen B sampled ‘Love to Love You Baby’ in her song ‘Naughty Girl,’ which appeared on her debut solo platter ‘Dangerously in Love.’ It was the fourth and final single from the album, dropping in 2004. So Bey and Donna will be forever connected through music. Isn’t that the best way?

Below is Bey’s statement on the matter.

Donna Summer made music that moved me both emotionally and physically to get up and dance. You could always hear the deep passion in her voice. She was so much more than the queen of disco she became known for, she was an honest and gifted singer with flawless vocal talent. I’ve always been a huge fan and was honored to sample one of her songs. She touched many generations and will be so sadly missed.

My love goes out to her family during this difficult time.

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