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Watch Beyoncé Salute Prince With “Purple Rain” and “Nasty Girl” on the First Night of Her Tour

Beyoncé and Prince, performing their Purple Rain medley together at the 2004 Grammys.
Beyoncé  and Prince, performing their Purple Rain  medley together at the 2004 Grammys.

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The past week has seen a slew of Prince tributes from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, D’Angelo, Chris Stapleton, and the casts of Hamilton and The Color Purple, and yesterday, Beyoncé became the latest to honor the late superstar. In her first post-Lemonade performance, on the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami, Beyoncé paid tribute to Prince, bathing the stage in purple light for a singalong of “Purple Rain.”

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Her salute to His Royal Badness didn’t end with “Purple Rain,” though: She also revisited her cover of Vanity 6’s “Nasty Girl,” which Prince wrote and produced in 1982—just one of many hits that led him to dominate the charts in the ’80s, even when his name wasn’t always on the songs.

Read more from Slate on Prince.

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