Beyoncé and Jay Z pay tribute to Grenfell fire victims during OTR II tour stop

The couple’s On The Run II tour stopped in London a day after the tragedy’s one year anniversary.

June 16, 2018

During the first of two tour stops in London for On The Run II, Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid tribute to the victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire that left 72 dead and hundreds displaced, The Independent reports. Before launching into their closing song, "Young Forever", Beyoncé addressed the London Stadium crowd, devoting the song to victims and survivors of the terrible fire from a year earlier. "I’d like to dedicate this song to the friends and families of the victims of Grenfell," she said.

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The pair also donned matching green, heart-shaped pins in solidarity with the Justice4Grenfell movement, who have been outspoken about the U.K. government's inaction following the fire. They reportedly performed the song in front of a building-like structure set on fire as well, according to Pitchfork.

The on-stage tribute comes a day after a silent march to mark the one-year anniversary, with over 5,000 attendants, and a vigil near what remains of the structure attended by Stormzy and Adele.

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