It’s been a year since a fire at the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London took the lives of seventy-two people and injured dozens more, and superstars Beyoncé and Jay-Z, currently performing in London as part of their On the Run II tour, took time out of their show last night to pay tribute. Wearing green heart badges to support the Justice for Grenfell campaign, the married moguls dedicated the last song of the night, “Forever Young,” to the victims. “I’d like to dedicate this song to the friends and families of the victims of Grenfell,” said Beyoncé at the show the day after the one-year anniversary of the fire, according to the Independent. “Young Forever,” which samples the Alphaville song “Forever Young” (and has nothing to do with the Bob Dylan song “Forever Young” that was also the Parenthood theme), is an appropriate choice for a tribute, as it deals with growing older, loss, and even death. The On the Run II tour, or OTR II, has one more scheduled performance at the London Stadium, for tonight.
Last night’s performance also drew a celebrity crowd, including Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Fleabag creator-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The two women star in the recent Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The Twitter account for the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign tweeted its appreciation for Bey and Jay’s shout-out, and clarified that though they sent the two stars the green pins, the pins are actually the logo of Grenfell Speaks, tweeting, “We are grateful that Jay Z and Beyonce dedicated their last song to Grenfell tonight, they said their thoughts were with the families & survivors. We are glad they wore the green heart badges that we sent over! Thank you ?#Justice4Grenfell @grenfellspeaks” and then, “We just want to make clear that the beautiful green heart badges worn by Jay Z & Beyonce last night are not from our campaign, as some media is suggesting this morning, but from @grenfellspeaks ? we only sent them to Jay Z & Beyonce!”
Coachella Is Over, but Beyoncé Is Still Partying
Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams attend a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Instagram).
Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles.
Heidi Klum attends a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles.
Alessandra Ambrosio attends a celebration of Dundas’s first traveling flagship in Los Angeles.
Daniel Arsham and Usher attend the opening of American Express Platinum x Daniel Arsham New Exhibition at Morán Morán Gallery.
Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan attend the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival afterparty for The Seagull, hosted by Bulleit at the Mailroom on April 21, 2018, in New York City.
Ewan McGregor and guest attend the afterparty for ZOE during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at the Ainsworth on April 22, 2018, in New York City.
Alia Shawka and Natasha Lyonne attend the afterparty for Duck Butter during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at Bar Gonzo on April 20, 2018, in New York City.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend City Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala.
Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore attend City Harvest’s 35th Anniversary Gala.
Billie Lourd attends the Tribeca Film Festival and Moët & Chandon celebrate the winners of the third annual Moët Moment Film Festival.
Chloe Wise and Antwaun Sargent attend the Art Production Fund Dinner.
Lauren Santo Domingo and Amina Taher attend the Etihad and Moda Operandi event at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
John Mellencamp stands in front of his work during a private viewing of “Life, Death, Love, Freedom” at ACA Galleries on April 25, 2018, in New York City.
Pom Klementieff attends Pierre Hardy hosts dinner at the Chateau Marmont.
Humberto Leon, Carol Lim, and Dao-Yi Chow attend the Apex for Youth Awards Gala.
Grace Mahaney attends the Apex for Youth Awards Gala.
Katie Holmes and Zac Posen attend the Brooks Brothers Bicentennial Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2018, in New York City.
Yara Shahidi poses with her family during the Brooks Brothers Bicentennial Celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2018, in New York City.