Lizzo hit the stage on Could 24 in Phoenix, Arizona in a glittering emerald cutout robe and luscious crimson ringlets with equally curly bangs just like the shag model most frequently related to Turner, notably in the course of the ’90s. She was able to pay tribute to the star, who died on Could 24 on the age of 83 and was clearly a serious inspiration for Lizzo. “Right this moment we misplaced an icon,” the visibly emotional star stated to her cheering viewers, reflecting on the influence Turner had on her life and profession. “I do not need to [cry] proper now as a result of I simply need to have fun … As a Black woman in a rock band, I would not exist if it wasn’t for the Queen of Rock ‘n Roll.” She then launched in to a rousing rendition of “Proud Mary,” one in all Turner’s signature songs.
The musician’s curls completely suited the heartfelt homage and shouted out Turner’s iconic look with out feeling costumey. They flowed gently within the breeze as she spoke of her love and admiration for Turner and kicked into motion when she ripped off the skirt of her robe to disclose an equally sparkly bodysuit. (Turner, too, typically used her hair as an adjunct whereas dancing, notably throughout performances of “Proud Mary.”) Lizzo paired her ringlets with a flush of heat peachy-rose blush and a beautiful deep pink lip.